ASH: A FAN FICTION WEB COMIC

 

ASH: A Fan Fiction Web comic is coming May 2019, on the 40th Anniversary of the original scifi horror classic's cinematic release. Intended to be a companion piece to Ridley Scott's film, the story details the origins of the Nostromo's original Science Officer, as well as the ominous character from the film, Ash. The original film's aesthetic informs the entire visual design of this graphic novel, while promising thrilling reveals and answers to age old questions, aiming to satisfy hard core geeks and mild mannered cinematic admirers alike. Here's the skinny:

Sickly former scientist Michaels seeks a quiet exile aboard the space freighter Nostromo to forget a dark, mysterious past. When an all too familiar situation involving a potential extraterrestrial signal threatens his new subdued life and fellow crew members, he conceals it from his employer, the sprawling Weyland Yutani Corporation. But when the company discovers his treachery, it is a race against time to stop an enigmatic Executive Science Officer, Ash, in which Michaels must use his knowledge - and face his history - to save The Nostromo from Ash and the company.

Featuring Ripley, Dallas, Kane, Lambert, Parker and Brett from 'Alien' for the first time since ‘Alien’, as well as an array of brand new characters, ASH explores all new territory and visions of Ridley Scott's 'Alien' universe.

Strap up and prepare to return to the Nostromo...

‘ASH’: Many more miles of bad road 

Hello there, Alien fans. 

I’ve played my cards very close to the vest regarding this story. With the release of the first issue approaching fast, I thought maybe it’s time to let you in on what has been happening behind the scenes.

The universe of the original film has always fascinated me. When I was 5, I remember asking endlessly about the world and the plot of the film. Unfortunately for everyone around me, I was asking during the movie. I still love the film, and there’s still so much mystery to it…

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MEET RIPLEY 

Yesterday, SpaceX announced their new robotic, spacefaring idiot, Ripley. 

It’s an ironic universe where random coincidences mess with our pattern seeking minds.

Our smartphones miraculously advertise Huggies to us when our friend has been telling us about their recent bowel control problem. Or a fortune cookie tells you the ‘gravity of your situation is about to drastically improve’, while you happen to be on your way to another face lift operation.

Other times the universe rewards us in mysterious ways…

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TREVOR GROVE'S UNUSED PARKER HEAD SCULPT FOR NECA 

Check out sculptor Trevor Grove's unused Parker head sculpt! Over the weekend, NECA revealed their new Parker action figure. I heard they are doing more of the Nostromo crew. We'll see...

Amazing work here, sculpted in carving wax, and cast in resin. (Which happens to be exactly how I'm making mine!)Trevor says: "I had a chance to work on a first pass at the portrait. NECA had to rework it for their prototype, but it was a joy to work on, and I'm glad I got to contribute something to it."

A L I E N Interview Roundup #1: Yaphet Kotto 

This will be the first in another blog series. I like having a place to reference things like this and add to them over time, and I figured why not make it public? So going down the line of all the actresses/actors from ALIEN, I’m going to start with all the videos I can find of Mr. Yaphet Kotto. There isn't a ton of Yaphet material, and none from 1979 that I've located yet. But I'll keep scouring...

 

“...they were saying one word...”

 

“I wrote a book about Jesus...it took me 20 years to…

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NECA introduces Parker among 2019 figures! 

NECA’s display at Toy Fair this weekend turned up one super unexpected action figure and I couldn’t be more excited.

Between the Alien 3 creature pack, and the awesome variety of Yautja, NECA is really bringing it with the Alien and Predator lines this year! TAKE MY MONEY!

UPDATE:

This is the 'first pass' (unused) Parker head sculpt for the newly announced NECA figure. Click the image to head over to TrevorGrove's Deviantartpage-