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on 23 June 2014
I read these graphic novels when I was a teenager and loved them and this is the first time I have read them since then. The story of what happened to Newt, Hicks and Ripley after the events of Aliens is far more interesting than the path that 20th Century Fox decided to take (the production trouble with Alien 3 has passed into movie legend) and I really wish the had followed this route.
This Omnibus is split into three parts and is based on Steve Perry's novels (which I've also read): Earth Hive, Nightmare Asylum and Female War. Part 1 deals with Earth being overrun by the Alien menace and how Hicks and Newt attempt to escape the horror. Part 2 tells the story of a mad general who thinks he can train an army of Aliens to help him retake Earth. Finally part three covers the return of Ripley and how she assists with finally helping to rid Earth of the Aliens.
There are some errors in the story which I have to bring up. These books were written before Alien 3 came out so Newt and Hicks were still referred to by their proper names but had to be changed to Billy and Wilks when Alien 3 was released. That is all well and good but then they start getting referred to again by their proper names in book 3 which I find odd. Also, some of the marines from LV4-26 are referred to by their proper names while others from the same squad are not. Finally, LV4-26 is referred to as Rim and then changed back again by book 3. I just don't understand these inconsistencies.
Other than those complaints, these are very interesting books and definitely worth a read.