element to consider, since it seems that Giger would refernce the
illustrations of Jack Kirby in his own work. Have been picking up an
understanding that a Jack Kirby monster sums up the Alien in the movie
in a particular perspective and today have
been looking further at the various strange characters that have
appeared in Jack Kirby comic books, and have located one very intriguing
entity, The Terrible Totem from a 1961 Stan Lee scripted story.
the front, the way that Giger's Alien was planned out could be roughly
compared to such designs on the Living Totem as an arrangement of
symmetrical features but further abstracted.