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Book Review: William Gibson’s Alien 3

William Gibson’s Alien 3: The Unproduced Script by William Gibson
Pencilled/Inked by: Johnnie Christmas
Coloured by: Tamra Bonvillain
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The movie that never was.

William Gibson’s treatment of the Alien franchise is in many ways a much better sequel to Aliens than the Alien 3 film we eventually got. True, Ripley is notably absent from the action (apparently Sigourney Weaver initially declined an invitation to return to the franchise, so Gibson had to effectively write her out of his treatment) but what we do get is a damning examination of corporate hubris and the problems that arise when you put profit above morals and common sense. Oh, and there are some xenomorphs, too.

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