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KilowogsDisciple 02-09-2016 01:47 PM

Green Lantern vs. Aliens Opinions
 
Hi everybody, I just discovered this existed. I'm a massive enthusiast of the first three Alien movies, and a fan of Kyle. Any opinions would be hugely appreciated, please!

Space Cop 02-09-2016 02:03 PM

A good read, not the best crossover or mini. They did something big in it that seemed for years to be in continuity, but then seemed to be retconned with GLC Recharge. I don't want to spoil it, though.

Worth finding at a reasonable price.

KilowogsDisciple 02-09-2016 02:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Space Cop (Post 919475)
A good read, not the best crossover or mini. They did something big in it that seemed for years to be in continuity, but then seemed to be retconned with GLC Recharge. I don't want to spoil it, though.

Worth finding at a reasonable price.

Hmm...wondering if I should instead invest in that pre-order for GL/Star Trek.

Space Cop 02-09-2016 03:31 PM

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Originally Posted by KilowogsDisciple (Post 919479)
Hmm...wondering if I should instead invest in that pre-order for GL/Star Trek.

Take a sampling of our threads on those issues. Since you're not much of a Trekkie, it might not be your best choice (especially since it's not in continuity).

KilowogsDisciple 02-09-2016 03:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Space Cop (Post 919484)
Take a sampling of our threads on those issues. Since you're not much of a Trekkie, it might not be your best choice (especially since it's not in continuity).

I LOVE the 60s show, but not much else. Is that good or bad? Thanks for the help btw!

Mister Ed 02-09-2016 03:58 PM

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Originally Posted by KilowogsDisciple (Post 919487)
I LOVE the 60s show, but not much else. Is that good or bad? Thanks for the help btw!

Well the crossover is with the nuTrek from the recent movies, not the 60s show.

Neither the Trek crossover nor the Aliens one has any relevance whatsoever to actual GL (or Star Trek or Aliens) continuity, so they are the same on that score. I'd say as far as the crossover elements go, which you'd prefer would depend on which you like better, Aliens or the new Trek movies.

On the GL side, the Aliens story, if I recall correctly, has a prologue with Hal and the GLC, then shifts to years later with Kyle, so whether you are an old school GL fan or a Kyle fan, there is SOMETHING for you. (You mentioned Kyle, and he is the focus of most of it).

In the Star Trek one, on the other hand, Kyle is not a factor, so if you are PRIMARILY a Kyle fan, that's a strike against it.

KilowogsDisciple 02-09-2016 04:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Mister Ed (Post 919490)
Well the crossover is with the nuTrek from the recent movies, not the 60s show.

Neither the Trek crossover nor the Aliens one has any relevance whatsoever to actual GL (or Star Trek or Aliens) continuity, so they are the same on that score. I'd say as far as the crossover elements go, which you'd prefer would depend on which you like better, Aliens or the new Trek movies.

On the GL side, the Aliens story, if I recall correctly, has a prologue with Hal and the GLC, then shifts to years later with Kyle, so whether you are an old school GL fan or a Kyle fan, there is SOMETHING for you. (You mentioned Kyle, and he is the focus of most of it).

In the Star Trek one, on the other hand, Kyle is not a factor, so if you are PRIMARILY a Kyle fan, that's a strike against it.

Thanks! I'm not partial to any GL (except maybe Kilowog), so I'm up in the air in regard to either ST or Aliens. I am far more a fan of Aliens than the actual ST movies, plus I'm great with Kyle, so I'll probably edge more toward that one.

Lundonj 02-09-2016 04:31 PM

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Originally Posted by KilowogsDisciple (Post 919472)
Hi everybody, I just discovered this existed. I'm a massive enthusiast of the first three Alien movies, and a fan of Kyle. Any opinions would be hugely appreciated, please!

I liked both the Trek and Alien crossover series.

The Alien crossover, has a bit more of a serious edge to it, but both are fun. Neither series is especially well written, but again, if I had to choose just one, a slight edge to the Alien/GL story over the Trek series.

Trek one has more humor, a bit more light hearted, a bunch of Blackest Night bits (multi-colored Lanterns). Sci-fi stories with Green Lanterns, enjoyable, but not edge of your seat reading.

KilowogsDisciple 02-09-2016 04:34 PM

At this point it seems as though both are inessential, but fun. I'll probably try 'em both.

Lundonj 02-09-2016 05:27 PM

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Originally Posted by KilowogsDisciple (Post 919502)
At this point it seems as though both are inessential, but fun. I'll probably try 'em both.

As a GL fanatic, they're ALL essential to me. :-p

Good, bad or otherwise, I seem to have to read every single one of them...

Space Cop 02-09-2016 05:44 PM

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Originally Posted by KilowogsDisciple (Post 919502)
At this point it seems as though both are inessential, but fun. I'll probably try 'em both.

You're going to run out of money if you keep ordering every comic anyone here even remotely recommends.

KilowogsDisciple 02-09-2016 06:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Space Cop (Post 919514)
You're going to run out of money if you keep ordering every comic anyone here even remotely recommends.

lol! Let's just say I have a well paying job.


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