Pink Panther #33 published by Gold Key referenced in Necronom V

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Pink Panther #33
(January 1976)
Published by Gold Key
a)  A motorcyclist over a car driver becomes abstractly transformed. Does the female biomechanoid's curved head conform to the general idea of the VW Beetle's roof?

Does the ribbed seat of the motorbike become ribbing across the body of the figure in the upper left and is that same figure Inspector Clouseau's atrophied remains.

Does the rear wheel of the bike transform into the female motorcyclist's rear and does the exhaust pope become the mechanical protrusion attached to her rear. .


 Giger's Necronom V (150x100 cm) (1976) (acrylic on paper)


b) Looking at Giger's possible interest in this Pink Panther comic book cover, he might also have been connected with an Egyptian book of the dead image showing the mummification ritual such as the one showed here.

If I dare imagine that there was a connection for the comic book artist, the green and orange in the colour scheme in comparison with this certain image is interesting .

Perhaps popular Western culture back then hung on the idea of Egyptian imagery because of the popularity of the Tutenkhuman treasures ..

However the cover doesn't reflect any of the stories in the actual comic book itself



depiction of the Embalming Ritual

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The God Light 
Nigel Phelp's Auriga "crucifix ship"
Designing The Final Auriga  


Creature and SFX department
The Newborn
ADI's Newborn Rod Puppet
The Newborn skull casting hard copy (original production material) 
The Viper Pit / Nest 
Citadel Miniatures's Plague Elemental inspire the Newborn?
Alien Stunt Head Prop (Genuine?)
Dr Wren (J.E. Freeman) Animatronic Bust 

Costumes
DiStephano's costume
Vriess' costume
Hillard's costume
Christie's costume
Auriga crew costume 

Concept Artists
Sylvain Despretz
Chris Cunningham / Halls
Steve Wang
Jordu Schell
Arthur Lee
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Giger's responses to the issue of his credit in the film
 Giger's letter to 20th C Fox no.1 (November 13th 1997)
Giger's letter to 20th C Fox no.2 (December 19th 1997)

Afterthoughts
 Jan Kounen and the alien
Dark Horse Alien comics influence
Ripley - Call: A lesbian relationship? 
Homage to Ken Russell's "Mahler"?

Echoes from Alien Resurrection
Chris Cunningham's "Africa Shox" music video.
Alien Resurrection inspires Pitof's Vidocq
Creature-Effect's alien mutant

Resources
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