NCBD August 5th Reviews: Fire Power & Alien: The Original Screenplay
Oof, it’s been a while since our last review hasn’t it? There’s been some great titles week in and week out like That Texas Blood, DC Death Metal, and even Empyre was a surprise. But nothing was really hopping off the shelves and popping me in the mouth until this week. So as it goes, you get treated with not one but two reviews! Fire Power #1 and Alien: The Original Screenplay #1.
Fire Power #1
Owen Johnson has left his mysterious past behind him, having studied the secret Shaolin art of Fire Power. He’s traded in the power of throwing fire balls to flaunt another trade of fathers everywhere, Dad Jokes. While dad jokes and bad puns do make for good humor, I’d venture to say ninjas are a bit more entertaining and Fire Power #1 just introduced them into Owen’s life again.
Robert Kirkman books always have a great feel to them. They often are pure entertainment, why so many of them get adapted into TV series for good reason. Fire Power has that feel. It also doesn’t hurt to have Chris Samnee doing your art. Fans of Kirkman, Iron Fist, and anything Kung Fu will really enjoy Fire Power. You don’t have to wait too long for issue number two either, it should be sitting on the shelf right next to number one since they both released on the same day!
As I promised, here’s your second review, albeit a little longer but not without too much more love and affection.
Alien: The Original Screenplay #1
I love Ridley Scott’s Alien. It is in my humble opinion not only one of the best sci-fi movies out there but also one of the best horror films. It’s a master craft piece of work that can be both studied and adored. Every time I watch it I’m just in awe at what they accomplished in 1979 with both technology and style.
Alien: The Original Screenplay is an adaptation of the OG screenplay done in ’76 using the descriptions of the visuals and ship designs before H. R. Giger’s heavy influence. The comic’s story is still from the original screenplay writer Dan O’Bannon but has been adapted and scripted by Cristiano Seixas. The art is amazing and comes from Guilherme Balbi who’s done some other work for Dark Horse. It would be unfair not to include the inks from Candice Han who’s work from the first page alone makes everything pop.
Alien: The Original Screenplay is a great choice for anyone looking to sink their teeth into some delicious sci-fi. You don’t even need to be a fan of Alien, it’s just an all together awesome read. I can’t wait to see everything evolve and revisit Alien in a different light.
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