In addition to new short films and an eye-catching poster from Grey Matter Art, Xenomorph fans can also look forward to new Alien franchise adventures on the printed page, as Titan Books is celebrating the fourth annual Alien Day with the announcement of three new books: Alien: 40 Years 40 Artists, Alien: Isolation (an official adaptation of the video game of the same name), and Tim Waggoner's Alien: Prototype (about a human-Xenomorph hybrid).
Read on for additional details on Titan's upcoming Alien books and a look at the cover art for all three releases (which were exclusively revealed on Bloody Disgusting), and check here to catch up on all of our Alien 40th anniversary coverage!
"Titan Books is delighted to be celebrating Alien Day and the 40th Anniversary with the announcement of three new Alien books for 2019. See below for more details on the books joining our previously announced titles, The Making of Alien by J.W. Rinzler (July 23 2019) and Graham Langridge’s Alien: The Blueprints (September 10 2019).
ALIEN: 40 YEARS 40 ARTISTS
OCTOBER 10 2019
An artistic tribute to the sci-fi horror masterpiece Alien. 40 artists, filmmakers, and fans have been invited to contribute a piece of
original art to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Alien in 2019. Pieces range from alternative posters to gothic interpretations of key
scenes. Sketches, process pieces, and interview text accompany each new and unique nightmare. In addition to cover artist Dane Hallett—an Alien: Covenant concept artist—the contributors include Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve, Sam Hudecki, and Tanya Lapointe; Star Wars concept artist and creature designer Terryl Whitlatch; and Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, and Jon Wilcox.
ALIEN: ISOLATION - Keith R A DeCandido
JULY 30 2019
The action-packed official adaptation of Alien: Isolation offering a revealing look into the lives of Ellen Ripley and her daughter, Amanda Ripley. The product of a troubled and violent youth, Amanda Ripley is hell-bent on discovering what happened to her missing mother, Ellen Ripley. She joins a Weyland-Yutani team sent to retrieve the Nostromo flight recorder, only to find space station Sevastopol in chaos with a Xenomorph aboard. Flashbacks reveal Amanda’s history and events that forced her mother to take the assignment aboard the Nostromo.
ALIEN: PROTOTYPE - Tim Waggoner
OCTOBER 29 2019
Corporate spy Tamar Prather steals a Xenomorph egg from Weyland-Yutani, taking it to a lab facility run by Venture, a Weyland-Yutani competitor. Former Colonial Marine Zula Hendricks—now allied with the underground resistance—infiltrates Venture’s security team. When a human test subject is impregnated, the result is a Xenomorph that, unless it’s stopped, will kill every human being on the planet."