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Billie only wanted what all children want -- the warmth and security of family, the human connectedness that comes from belonging. What she got was a nightmare without end. Dark Horse is proud to present the third volume in the remastered Aliens series, Aliens: Female War. Written by The Mask screenplay writer Mark Verheiden and illustrated by The Maxx artist/creator Sam Kieth, Female War is a revised edition of what was previously titled Aliens: Earth War.
Apr 08, 2010
CMG from Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Pretty good but Max is right none of them fit if you read the Omnibus. Billie is always Newt and Wilks is always Hicks.
May 25, 2007
Max from Portland, OR
Initially I wanted to have this just to complete the 3 book set that follows the first & second movies, and it was the only one I hadn't read (I have original printings of the first two stories).
After reading this "modified for film continuity" version (as stated on the back cover), and the reasoning behind said modification, I'm not so sure this is a must read.
Two of the characters names have been changed from the original printing, yet not consistently throughout the book. There are several instances where the pair are called by their original names, which was actually pretty confusing with the pace at which the story unfolds. As well, anyone who has seen the films up to 3 will see how this could never possibly fit into continuity (after 2).
I also understand the name change occurs in the reprint of Book 1: Outbreak and Book 2: Nightmare Asylum (and I suppose the upcoming VOl.1 Omnibus). If you've already read the stories back in the day, these changes will more than likely annoy you, yet this is the best bet for getting the story in one trade. Alternatively, you new readers should at least know one thing: Bille was originally Newt, and Wilks was originally Hicks.