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(Books) Add WONDER WOMAN: THE ART AND MAKING OF THE FILM to your art book collection

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Wonder Woman: The Art and Making of the Film is the coffee table book for fans

DC Comics fans and big-screen universe defenders finally have a strong film to rally behind with Wonder Woman. Director Patty Jenkins essentially hit it out of the park on the solid, one-small-step moonwalk for female directors front, with some outlets touting Wonder Woman’s success as a battle finally won and another glass ceiling finally broken. Regardless of how you feel about behind-the-scenes accomplishments, it’s safe to say Wonder Woman’s success is a DCU godsend, paving the way for wayward fans to rejoin the fold. All signs point to Jenkins returning for a Wonder Woman sequel, and fans young and old can’t seem to get enough of Gal Gadot’s blockbuster superheroine.

If you’re in that camp, proud of what DC has done and happy to support Wonder Woman as an old-made-new screen icon, you’ll want to get your hands on Wonder Woman: The Art and Making of the Film from Titan Books. In true art and making of fashion, the book peeks behind the camera and teases movie magic from conception and production stages of the movie. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again–I’m a sucker for these art books, and I thoroughly enjoy flipping through the pages regardless of the movie just so I can see how those who made it happen went about their process and brought their vision to life.

Wonder Woman: The Art and Making of the Film doesn’t break from formatting conventions in unpredictable ways, but it’s fun to see storyboards, costume designs, set piece creation, and all the in-betweens come together to craft a big-screen, big-budget blockbuster. Take a look inside the book, read a little bit more about what’s between the covers, and snag your copy of Wonder Woman: The Art and Making of the Film after the jump.

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(Books) THE ART AND MAKING OF ALIEN: COVENANT and more from Titan Books

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More new Aliens tie-ins from Titan Books

Titan Books has published a respectable collection of various Alien/Aliens-themed novels, movie tie-ins, and fun printed companions to what many consider to be the only worthwhile xenomorph movies (1-4). Not only is the publisher putting out completely new Alien short stories from authors who helped create the extended universe on paper, but Titan keeps churning out making-of and behind-the-scenes art books for movies new and old within the canon. Their latest is The Art and Making of Alien: Covenant, which takes a deep dive into Ridley’s Scott’s newest film. But wait, there’s more. As a few cherries on top of the xenomorph sundae, Titan Books continues to release omnibus collections of handfuls of extended universe novels that have been written over the years, and The Complete Aliens Omnibus: Volume 4 drops later this month. If you’re a fan of the film franchise, the alien itself, the space setting, or the extended universe, you owe it to yourself to dig in to the Alien/Aliens offerings from Titan Books.

Take a peek inside The Art and Making of Alien: Covenant and order your copies of the first three The Complete Alien Omnibus books after the jump.

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(Books) Two new Xenomorph books just in time for Alien Day

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Alien: The Coloring Books and Aliens: Bug Hunt are musts for franchise fans

From the awesome folks over at Titan Books comes two new Xenomorph-filled books just in time for Alien Day! While Alien: The Coloring Book and Aliens: Bug Hunt are two very different books, both run the gamet through the Ridley Scott/H.R. Giger-created horror universe in new and exciting ways.

Alien: The Coloring Book is, as you guess, a coloring book that’s pages are filled with black and white illustrations from the first four films in the growing series. There may be a few abstract (but still awesome) renderings as well, but they’re all waiting for you to fill them in with graphic, eye-popping color.

Aliens: Bug Hunt is a brand new collection of short stories (18 in total) featuring the iconic movie monster in a number of new and movie-inspired scenarios. And again, both are available just in time for Alien Day, so pick them up and get your Xenomorph fix!

Read a short review and take a peek inside the pages of Titan Books‘ newest Alien/Aliens books after the jump.

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(Books) SUICIDE SQUAD novelization is just as scattered and incoherent as the movie


Suicide Squad: The Official Movie Novelization is a quick, scattered read

There’s a chance you can still catch Suicide Squad in theaters somewhere if you haven’t seen it yet. For those looking to complement the movie with some reading material, Titan Books has released a novelization to hopefully help fill in some cracks. I actually read through the book before I watched the movie, which is rare, so I went in knowing the plot and all the beats. Should I have been surprised that the movie wasn’t great? Did the book illuminate any of the glossed over bits the movie missed? Honestly, I just wasn’t impressed with either iteration of the Suicide Squad story, but the book was a little meatier than the movie (as is usually the case).

Whether you can’t get enough of these characters, want to read into motivations, or simply enjoy movie novelizations, Suicide Squad: The Official Movie Novelization might be worth a quick look. Read a short review after the jump.

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Two different Aliens books are perfect for fans with xenomorph mania

With news that Ridley Scott’s upcoming Alien: Covenant is rounding out its cast, what better time than any to go a little xenomorph crazy. Fortunately, two recently released reads from Titan Books can help tide fans over until the new movie hits theaters. The Complete Aliens Omnibus: Volume One is a trio of novels that I’d go so far as to consider canon, and Alien Next Door is a cute look at our favorite movie monster as it goes about everyday life. Both books are must-owns for xenomorph lovers, so pick one up for yourself or a fan of the franchise.

Take a peek inside The Complete Aliens Omnibus Volume One and Alien Next Door after the jump.

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