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Alien3Mag1
Alien3 Movie Special
Editor Dick Hansom
Staff writers Dave Hughes
Lee Brimmicombe-Wood
Frequency Bi-weekly
First issue Aug 1992
Last issue Sept 1992 (#3)
Publisher Dark Horse International
Country United Kingdom
Pages 46

Alien3 Movie Special is a 46-page "oversized" (8 × 12) format comics magazine that was published in the United Kingdom by Dark Horse International from August-September 1992, to coincide with the release of Alien3 in the UK. It served as a sister publication to Aliens magazine.

The magazine included the complete comic adaptation of the film, as well as articles, interviews and news about the production.

OverviewEdit

To mark the release of Alien3 in the UK in August 1992, Dark Horse International produced a three-issue spin-off of its British Aliens magazine that focussed exclusively on the new movie. As well as the complete comic adaptation of the film by Steven Grant, Christopher Taylor and Rick Magyar, the magazine featured numerous articles and interviews about the production, predominantly compiled, as with Aliens magazine, by Dave Hughes. Lee Brimmicombe-Wood provided a special Alien3 Technical Readout section, detailing some of the technology seen in the film,[1] and the magazine also included several competitions offering readers the chance to win Alien3 merchandise.

As a bonus, each issue also included an episode of the comic Aliens vs. Predator II, the remainder of which was published in the main Aliens magazine,[2] requiring readers to collect both to get the full story. The three issues of Alien3 Movie Special re-used Arthur Suydam's covers for the Alien3 comic adaptation and were edited by Dick Hansom.

ContentsEdit

Alien3Mag1
Issue 1 (Aug 1992)
  • Alien3 (part 1 of 3)
  • Aliens vs. Predator 2 (part 1 of 15)
  • Additional features:
    • Article: "20 Things You Should Know About Alien3" by Dave Hughes, listing trivia about the film.
    • Article: "The Plastic Forces of the Imagination" by Dave Hughes, about Halcyon's Alien model kits.
    • Article: "Alien3: Trouble Comes in 3s" by Dave Hughes, a behind the scenes piece on the making of the film.
    • Article: "A Bit Awry", an interview with special effects artist Stephen Norrington.
    • Contest: Win Halcyon Alien3 model kits, Alien3 preview tickets and copies of Aliens: Tribes
    • Free Alien3 poster
  • Cover art: Re-uses cover from Alien3 #1 by Arthur Suydam
Alien3Mag2
Issue 2 (Aug 1992)
  • Alien3 (part 2 of 3)
  • Aliens vs. Predator 2 (part 3 of 15; the missing parts 2, 4 and 6-15 are found in Aliens magazine)
  • Additional features:
    • Alien3 Technical Readout — Emergency Escape Vehicle (EEV)
    • Article: "Dream Weaver" by Dave Hughes, an interview with Sigourney Weaver.
    • Article: "20 Things You Should Know About Sigourney Weaver" by Dave Hughes, listing trivia about the actress.
    • Article: "Alien3: Bug Hunting" by Dave Hughes, about Alien3 merchandise.
    • Article: "You've Been Bugged: Who Said What About Alien3", quotes from the cast and crew about the film.
    • Contest: Win The Abyss videos and copies of Giger's Alien
    • Free Alien3 poster
  • Cover art: Re-uses cover from Alien3 #2 by Arthur Suydam
Alien3Mag3
Issue 3 (Sept 1992)
  • Alien3 (part 3 of 3)
  • Aliens vs. Predator 2 (part 5 of 15)
  • Additional features:
    • Article: "Framing the Alien: The Storyboard Art of Alien3" by Stan Nicholls, about the film's storyboards.
    • Contest: Win Alien3 leather jacket and copies of the Alien3 video game
    • Free Alien3 poster
  • Cover art: Re-uses cover from Alien3 #3 by Arthur Suydam

See AlsoEdit

  • Aliens magazine — Dark Horse's principle UK magazine on the Alien, Predator and Alien vs. Predator franchises.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Hasslein Blog - The Alien/Predator Comic Strips, Part Two". Retrieved on 2015-06-15.
  2. "Hasslein Blog - The Alien/Predator Comic Strips, Part One". Retrieved on 2015-06-12.

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