It's that time again, kids! BEN 10: ALIEN FORCE "DOOM DIMENSION" VOLUME 2 (of 2) comes out this week, and should be in book stores now.

But since we all know you're too lazy to go to the book store, let me make it easy for you:

It's the BEN 10: ALIEN FORCE "DOOM DIMENSION" VOLUME 2 CONTEST where you, YES YOU, could win a free signed copy!!!

RULES: Anytime from now until this coming Tuesday (August 3), name your favorite extra-terrestrial from pop culture (along with any interesting tidbits about them if you'd like) in THIS comment section. I will pick my FIVE favorite and send them a FREE signed copy of VOLUME 2! Enter as many times as you like.

(Check back Tuesday in the comment section for the winners so you can email me your address, thanks!)

UPDATED: Winners announced in the comment section. Thanks to everyone for playing!


Anonymous said...

The Green Martians from the John Carter books by Edgar Rice Burroughs. They were the perfect 10-12 foot tall four armed barbarians for a pulp hero to tear through.

michael said...

Allen the Alien is one of my favorite aliens. He's from Invincible and the first time you meet him Invincible just goes to fight him and then thinks why am I fighting him, only to learn that Allen is out giving practice to other worlds and has been coming to Earth by mistake for the last few years instead of another planet. He's grown so much as a character over the years too.

gia.cam.luc said...

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: The concept for E.T. was based on an imaginary friend Spielberg created after his parents' divorce in 1960.

Greg said...

I like Starfire from the Teen Titans. Mostly the version from the animated series from a few years ago. She was so cheerful and optimistic. She worked best when teamed with the gloomy and sarcastic Raven.

Drew said...

Who doesn't love the bird-like Chozo, made famous in the "Metroid" series of video games? I bet the series' femme fatale hero, Samus Aran, would have some serious social quirks, having been raised by the likes of birds!

Man: "Maybe...maybe we could go on a date sometime?"
Samus: "Cluck!" *kicks man in face*

kelvingreen said...

He's not very bug-eyed-monstery, but my favourite alien is probably the Doctor from Doctor Who.

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jacopo said...

Yoda it is. So little, but a friggin' badass he is! I mean, he's the jedi superchief, c'mon! The best one is the puppet one, so fake it could be real!!!
Oh, I also love Kitt Fisto. Because, as someone says, he's into chicks. You know what I mean.

Walter Ostlie said...

Jerry Lewis as Kreton. Jerry Lewis is already a nut, but then you tell him he has to be an alien. Yeah, hilarity freakin' ensues. Heck, Jerry Lewis may have been an alien even without that movie. That's like double the alien for your money.

Strange Kid said...

I know I might catch hell for this, but... Howard the Duck.

I mean, come on, he combines the best of William Powell in 'The Thin Man' with the quirkiness of a John Waters flick PLUS he got to make out with Lea Thompson. You can't beat that. ;)

Afonso Ferreira said...

The giant alien bugs from Starship Troopers.
All of them, thoose cool araknid who go around impaling everyone, the one full of lava in it's butt, and the alien bug boss that sucks peoples brains out with a giant natural straw...

Nyj2600 said...

The Plant Monster from Super Inframan. Cut off a limb and it grows back! Unstoppable! (actually, he's pretty stoppable)

Worldengine said...

Alf. Because although I really dig cats, there's way too much of them on the internet nowadays!

Afonso Ferreira said...

The Killer Clowns from outer space, the first horror picture I saw, they wrap people in cotton candy to gelatinize them, making them degistible...

Afonso Ferreira said...

Oh also the Alien from Alien, I mean cmon. Bursting out of people and killing them one by one...

Daniel Rubenstein said...

Mork from Mork and Mindy!

Gabe said...

Chewy. Gotta be Chewy.

Emre said...

Well probably the Alien, the most bad-ass and scariest creature that has ever been designed in pop culture. (Respects to HR Giger)

Jonny said...

The martians from Mars Attacks!, the designs are so cool and pulpy.The scripts dialogue for the martians read "ack, ack, ack, ack"

ericMesquivel said...

Ziggy Stardust without a doubt, man.

He's the perfect amalgamation of Christ, Superman, and an economy sized bucket of glitter.


Brett said...

Conquest from the Invincible series. he is a viltrumite who has come to test the progress Invincible has made in concurring earth. when Invincible refuses to go along with world domination, Conquest unleashes a brutal and merciless attack on him and his loved ones.

elmelgares said...

Oh my god!

My favorite one is Michael Jackson from Men in Black!!!

Dr Dave said...

Jeff Bridges as STARMAN was awesome... especially when you consider that flick was directed by John Carpenter, not exactly the guy you'd expect such a heartfelt movie from.

Jonny said...

While not really an alien "It" from the "Spooky Space Kook" episode of Scooby Doo was pretty cool because it was supposed to be an alien and a ghost and it's laugh was awesome.


*same Jonny that said the Mars Attacks! Martians.


Gordon Shumway!

"Ha, I kill me!"

1. He's a puppet alien; they're cool!
2. 80s nostalgia
3. That's all I got!

clay said...

Shoggoth - lovecraft alien from 1929ish
"It was a terrible, indescribable thing vaster than any subway train—a shapeless congeries of protoplasmic bubbles, faintly self-luminous, and with myriads of temporary eyes forming and un-forming as pustules of greenish light all over the tunnel-filling front that bore down upon us, crushing the frantic penguins and slithering over the glistening floor that it and its kind had swept so evilly free of all litter. ”

— H. P. Lovecraft, At The Mountains of Madness

Phoenixpen said...

The Germlin from the Bugs Buny Loony Toon " Fallin' Hare."
He was possible the only thing that could beat Bugs at his own game.

Cause I Said So said...

All I'm saying is Mac (from Mac & Me) is the only alien I know that makes you wanna tear up he's so cute, but can send the creeps down your spine from that damn whistle.

Mark said...

I friggin loved the aliens from district nine!
You gotta love any alien that goes coo-coo for cat food and gets insulted by being called a Prawn.


Ian said...

Admiral Ackbar!!


and his Admiral Ackbar Cereal from Robot Chicken

AndreW said...

Gotta go with the good Doctor.

kendrawesome said...

Someone already took Ziggy Stardust, so I have to go with the alien thing from John Carpenter's The Thing, because not only does it manage to mimic people in an incredibly spooky way, it also meant that we got to see Kurt Russell and Keith David blow shit up together, which is always awesome.

Oh, and it causes Wilford Brimley goes crazy.

Brett Doom said...

Hands down Invader Zim!

"Come, GIR. Let us rain some doom down upon the heads of our doomed enemies. "

na.utical said...

For me, it has to be those lovable giant robots from Miyazaki's 'Castle In The Sky'. As for a witty tidbit, the film was originally called "Laputa" from the flying city in Jonathan Swift's "Gulliver's Travels", but its name was changed in the American release since 'Laputa' means 'whore' in Spanish...
I remember growing up in Japan as a child, my preschool gang and I would build sand castles and pretend to be those giant robots. We'd lumber around with a shovel (sometimes a chopstick) in each hand, mimicking the robot's iconic droopy arms.

Additionally, in the Studio Ghibli Museum in Japan not only does it feature 'a Catbus Room' (fuzzy and all, from Totoro!) they have the same robot from Laputa, quietly nested with his own garden. That small addition was a great homage to the film, and I can't wait for a chance to visit one day :)

Here's a link for a photo of him in his garden: http://www.ghibli-museum.jp/en/welcome/004537.html

Bruce O. Hughes said...

Scorpius from Farscape. He looked the part of a very stereotypical bad ass villain but was really his people hero... even if they didn't want him to be.

Anonymous said...

Dr Zoidberg from Futurama.

Because he's perpetually hungry, a poor stinker wretch condamned to a life of chastity, if he doesn't want to die.
And I love him!


Jonny said...

The Purple People Eater from the 1988 movie of the same name. It was a little furry horned cyclopian alien inspired by the novelty song from 1958 by Sheb Wooley.


Pip said...

My Favorite Martian. So cool, so badass, so suburban! Plus it's one of those rare shows that was in both B+W and Color!

Dr Dave said...

Also the Men In Black aliens!! Hard to pick a fave, but Tony Shalhoub's Jack Jeebs is super-hilarious, especially in the sequel when he gets his head zapped off and it grows back.

Vincent D'Onofrio as Edgar the giant bug is great in the first one too.

Uh, and how can anyone deny the Ballchinians?!!

Francesco Biagini said...

-Alien: because it's the most awesome concept ever
-Predator: because it's the ultimate badass
-John Carpenter's The Thing: OMG!
-Cthuhlu: the boss!
-the black monolith from 2001 Space Odissey
-the Blob: the closest thing to a shoggoth
-Klaatu (barada nikto)
-the Body Snatchers
-The Ymir from Harryhousen's 20 Million Miles to Earth

... here are the first ones on my mind

Afonso Ferreira said...

The Girl with three boobs from Total Recall!

The Shawnzie said...

Zaphod Beeblebrox from The Hitchhikers Guide. Hands down the best ET out there! I like both Sam Rockwell's version and by Mark Wing-Davey.

Ras Yeti said...

Centauri from The Last Starfighter. Robert Preston was hilarious as the con-man from outer space. His last film role before his death, R.I.P.

"Greetings, Starfighter. You have been recruited by the Star League to defend the frontier against Xur and the Ko-Dan armada."

Ras Yeti said...

The Blob!
The unstoppable blob grows larger and larger, bloated with the blood of its victims, until it meets its match in Steve McQueen.

Ras Yeti said...

The Brain Bug from Starship Troopers is pretty awesome. This video about the design process behind making the alien is super cool...


A giant grub crossed with Orson Welles from Touch Of Evil = Poo-Gina face!

Ras Yeti said...

Alien Nation! Mandy Patinkin as Det. Sam Francisco? Pure genius. It's the ultimate mismatched buddy-cop movie.

Ras Yeti said...


Ras Yeti said...

Mr. Spock is the coolest green blooded alien around... and he's a killer DJ!
Check out DJ Spock rocking the party...

Fort Ignorance said...

Galactus & his herald Silver Surfer. Epic aliens!

Fort Ignorance said...

Gonzo the Great! Muppets from Space is a totally underrated flick. Funky Mothership Connection!


Dylan said...

Mister Miracle from Kirby's New Gods. How can you not love an escape artist named Scott Free who comes from a planet named Apokolips? Plus, his wife Big Barda is really cool too.

DAN HIPP said...

THANKS to everyone who took the time to leave a comment, you guys are awesome, I LOVED them all!!

It was a tough decision, but I'm going with my gut. The winners are:

-Strange Kid
-Ras Yeti
-Fort Ignorance

Please email me at zombiehipp@gmail with your address. Thanks again to everyone!

Ian said...


Ras Yeti said...

Awwwww yeah!

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