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Issue 93 contains Aliens movie artwork in exclusive poster form

Catch Syd Mead's original vision of the Sulaco in our latest mag

If you like Aliens, you'll probably get a kick out of issue 93, whose cover shows the final, oh, second and a half of a marine's existence, right before a facehugger grabs him by the earlobes. The latest instalment of OXM contains a nine-page preview of Aliens: Colonial Marines, covering the game in detail from the tippy-tips of its clawed toes to the top of its horrific phallic visage. That's not the only reason to invest, however - there's also a double-sided Aliens poster within, one side of which is adorned with beautiful concept artwork of the USS Sulaco from the original Aliens film.

The art is the work of Syd Mead, Hollywood legend, and as far as we're aware, this is the only way to get hold of it in poster form. As Bethesda's Adam Adamowicz learned, the Sulaco is "essentially a massive gun in space with a big nuclear reactor at one end which beautifully fits the theme of space marines exploring a planet infested with deadly hostile aliens". Tasty.


Tempted? You can buy a physical copy online with free postage, download a copy for iPad from Apple Newsstand, or nab an Android-friendly version from Zinio. Don't miss.