Hasslein Blog: In Hungary, No One Can Hear You Scream

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

In Hungary, No One Can Hear You Scream

By Rich Handley

Author Jean-François Boivin, currently writing If It Bleeds: The Unauthorized Chronology of the Alien/Predator Universe for publication here at Hasslein Books, sent me an intriguing e-mail today. In his search for everything ever published related to the Alien and Predator franchises, JF came across a Web site containing scans of a little-known comic adaptation of the second Alien film (which you can visit here).

As JF wrote, "I have discovered a long-lost gem: The only comics adaptation of James Cameron's Aliens (aside from Dark Horse's 'Newt's Tale') was an unlicensed Hungarian comic. A Bolygó Neve: Halál is actually the title of the movie in Hungarian, and means 'The Aliens.' And I have found a website that posts good scans of the pages!"

JF calls the art "truly horrible," but notes that for fans, it's "a rare gem." Here are some sample pages below, so you can decide for yourself:






The site also contains Hungarian comic adaptations of Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back (but not Return of the Jedi, which the same creative team recently adapted), as well as The Terminator, Cobra and other titles. You can find those other adaptations here. And while you're at it, you might also want to check out the Hungarian Planet of the Apes comic posted at Hunter's Planet of the Apes Archive.

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1 Comments:

At April 13, 2014 at 12:52 PM , Blogger swatura said...

If you put a search on 'Fazekas Star Wars', or 'swatura' you will most likely find most of these comics in ENG pirated scanlations.

 

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