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|Posted: Thu May 23, 2013 6:37 am Post subject: In-Universe Aliens Comic Book cover
|So let me start by saying this is beyond nerdy. A few years after Aliens was released, a gentleman named Lee Brimmicombe-Wood wrote some technical outlines of the gear used by the Marines in the film. These were published in the UK Aliens magazine, which led to a book deal. This book, "The Aliens Colonial Marines Technical Manual" was something of a holy grail for a long while, but has recently been reprinted. In it, there is a passing reference to a syndicated cartoon show called "Moose Harker: Greek Cowboy".
Recently I discovered some pages by Lee that didn't make it into the published book, and they included a small illustration of Moose. This was too good to pass up, so I created a comic book cover with a few references to Aliens:
I put the date on the cover a full year before the events of Aliens, and aged the thing as though it had been at the bottom of Private Hudson's locker on the Sulaco for a while.
I just thought I'd share in case anyone wanted a little Aliens set dressing!