After ordering in March I had to wait until October to finally get my hands on the much anticipated Alien: Illustrated Story (original Art Edition) It compliments my copy from the 1980's wonderfully. That was in full color, but this is the artist edition, black and white, scanned from the original comic strip art boards the artist Walt Simonson kept. Despite being in black and white, pre-colouring, the book is actually in full colour, allowing you to see the bluish hue of white out used to correct mistakes, and even what looks like the odd coffee spill! It's also printed actual size, so the book is huge! (only complaint- I don't have a shelf it will fit on!) A fantastic reference for any comic artist, comic fan or fan of the film Alien, as it shows the art as it would have looked, and includes samples of the script (by Archie Goodwin) based on the screenplay including some ideas that didn't make it into the final film which will be of interest to ALIEN fans. There's also a Q and A which reveals how the book came about, the process and Walt's trip to England to see the film being made. A fantastic book, one of the best I have (well I am a fan) and for the price I bought it at (half price!) an absolute steal! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!