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Alien: The Illustrated Story (1979) - OGN HC
"Original Art Edition"
Titan Books


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  Writer(s):
Archie Goodwin

Penciller(s):
Walter Simonson

Inker(s):
Walter Simonson

Colorist(s):
(Story is Monochrome/Color Mix)

Letterer(s):
John Workman

Editor(s):
various

Cover Artist(s):
Walter Simonson
 

Rating (out of 10):
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Cover Date: May 2012
Cover Price: UK £54.99

Issue Tagline: None.

Format: Color; Hardcover; 96 pages

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Alien: The Illustrated Story (1979) OGN SC

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Strictly speaking this book is in color even though the art is reproduced from Simonson's original (uncolored) artboards since some of the lettering is in various colors (blue, red, yellow, orange).
There are also two colored try-out pages in the bonus section and the interview is accompanied by some colored pictures (of various foreign editions of the graphic novel) as well.

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Ellen Ripley

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"Alien: The Illustrated Story" - Edit this story

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Writer(s):
Archie Goodwin
Dan O'Bannon
Ronald Shusett

Penciller(s):
Walter Simonson

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Walter Simonson

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(Story is monochromatic)

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Walter Simonson
John Workman

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Ellen Ripley

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Simonson is not credited for the lettering but in the interview in the bonus section he and Workman reveal that Simonson did some lettering (especially the sound words).

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"Try-out pages for 20th Century Fox" - Edit this story

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Writer(s):
Walter Simonson

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Walter Simonson

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Walter Simonson

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Notes:
2 pages showing two scenes from the movie (the Facehugger latching onto Kane and Parker's failed attempt to save Lambert), sent to 20th Century Fox. The pages are shown uncolored and colored next to each other.
These pages differ completely from the final versions used in the graphic novel.

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Walter Simonson

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"Archie Goodwin's original script (annotated by Walter Simonson)" - Edit this story

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Afterword.

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