Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Comic Review 68 // Fire and Stone: Prometheus

Well it looks like the Ottawa library will be keeping me busy for a little a little while with its amazing selection of graphic novels. Can't believe it took me this long to realise that they had such a good selection.

Key note to my followers goo check out your local library, you'll be surprised how well stocked they are.

Details

Title: Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1

Author: Paul Tobin

Type: Graphic Novel

Page Count: 126

Commercial Fluff: When the Prometheus never returned from her fateful journey to LV-223, the questions surrounding the origins of man went unanswered. Now a new team of explorers seeks to uncover the dark mystery that holds not only the fate of the original mission, but possibly their own damnation. This is the first volume of Prometheus in a blockbuster crossover event featuring Aliens, Predator, and Prometheus!

Review

First up this isn't a stand alone graphic novel but in fact part of a trio. Crossing all three franchises - Prometheus, Aliens and Predator. As the title suggests we start with Prometheus.

We join a scavenger vessel as it heads towards an uninhabited moon to salvage a downed research vessel. But in classic alienverse tales plotline the crew are aren't being told the whole truth. The truth is the downed craft was believed to have carried the now deceased Waylon. And if they can discover the truth behind his disappearance they could become rather wealthy.

Jump forward in the time and the world has been flipped onto it's head. Starting with the completely inhabited, uninhabited world. That's right the world is teeming with life, life that wants nothing more than to kill the crew. Then to make matters worst there seems to be a bald, giant stalking the jungle and let's not forget the black goo!

As all good xenomorph tales go this has a high body count and some interesting twists. Is it mind blowing? No. Was it a fun sci-fi horror tale that filled 30 minutes? Hell yes. It was also interesting enough for me to want to keep reading. So expect part two soon.

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