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Paul Hope Doing Prometheus Cover

According to Destroy Comics, Paul Hope will be doing a cover for Dark Horse’s new Prometheus comic series. Below is our first look at his new cover:

Paul Hope's Prometheus cover. Inks by Thomas Ragon. Paul Hope Doing Prometheus Cover

Paul Hope’s Prometheus cover. Inks by Thomas Ragon.

Thomas Ragon has done the inkwork for this. You can see more of Paul’s artwork at his website Galerie 9 Art. The new series is due out June/July this year. Thanks to Ultramorph for the news.



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  1. Ultramorph
    It's definitely looking like they're setting up Galgo to be the next Machiko Noguchi, and if the series does well he'll probably be returning to have more adventures. I hope he's at least an interesting character. Some of what Williamson has said has made it sound like he might just be another generic, out-for-himself mercenary type. But I won't prejudge that too much.

    As far as the Predators go, I guess I feel the same way, but in my case it's the Xenos and Engineers I'm worried about them changing. My guess as far as the Preators goes is that there won't be too much new info except some stuff about their relationship with the Engineers. On that count, I don't see DH doing anything major with that, due to studio restrictions.

    Not necessarily new, but Patric Reynolds, who is doing the interior artwork for the Aliens series as well as some of the promo images we've already seen, just did a Tumblr post dedicated to his Aliens work. There were a few images I've never seen before, but I'm pretty sure they're from that Colonial Marines tie-in comic he did a few years back. Either way, it's still an interesting look at the style we'll be seeing.

    http://patricjreynolds.tumblr.com/

    http://25.media.tumblr.com/44cdb74d56d7c31dd7b285258b0c9a7b/tumblr_n2r0n8v5pt1tw1qkzo2_1280.jpg
    http://25.media.tumblr.com/3f7c3bd4df69b56212b78835cad0afa3/tumblr_n2r0n8v5pt1tw1qkzo5_500.jpg
  2. RakaiThwei
    I'm cautiously optimistic about this whole thing.

    I am cautious about this but not necessarily about the story but rather how my favorite head hunting alien will be portrayed and they did mention that there will be some changes. Just what they change has me anxious.

    Also.. I know you've got a hypothesis that Amanda maybe involved but I sincerely hope that we don't see her. I will say this.. I am expecting this Galgo character to live at the end of all of this.
  3. Ultramorph
    especially with TWW. If anything needed a darker tone and more sense of grand scale, it was TWW

    High-quality art would've made up for a lot of TWW's other shortcomings

    That's the truth. At least from what we've seen of the interiors Ferreyra is doing it looks like that won't be an issue in this reboot.

    I'm cautiously optimistic about this whole thing. It seems like Dark Horse has learned from past mistakes, and is approaching this in a smart way. I just hope we don't have to wait much past July for it to hit stands; although I have no problem with delays to make things better.
  4. Xenomrph
    What would be so bad about stuff like A:CM, Mondo and others being jettisoned from Canon?

    Are you afraid they'd reinvent Predator culture?
    Herk Mondo is awesome.

    I don't think you'll catch either Fox or any of the current crop of writers definatively stating what is and isn't canon.  The works will speak for themselves in that regard.
    Well except for the quotes posted in this thread so far that have kinda done exactly that, of course. :P
  5. RakaiThwei
    I'm just wondering what everyone thinks we'll get as far as exploration of the Engineers. I doubt we'll get much that's concrete, but it's a good opportunity to explore a bit more how they operate.

    They can do what they want with the Engineers-- since very little has been expanded upon since Alien. By the time "Paradise" is released, I doubt that what they do in the comics would matter much anyway. I'm just more anxious about what they do with the Predators. That's the only thing I'm more wanting to find out about.
  6. Ultramorph
    Now that we've circled back to the "wait and see" point, it's probably a good time to shift focus a bit.

    I'm just wondering what everyone thinks we'll get as far as exploration of the Engineers. I doubt we'll get much that's concrete, but it's a good opportunity to explore a bit more how they operate.
  7. SM
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    I am not going to deny the possibility of that happening, but as you said-- it's a very limited appeal.

    It was effectively on ongoing series for a solid 7 years, with a number of series running concurrently.  Then several more series along with one shots and crossovers ran for another 5 years, before it petered out.
  8. RakaiThwei
    If it's succesful enough to be ongoing, then it will.

    I am not going to deny the possibility of that happening, but as you said-- it's a very limited appeal. I'm sure it will generate some fairly decent sales numbers but nowhere near the likes of Star Wars, Marvel, or DC. Sure, years ago it had hit the charts but compare licensed movie properties to on-going comic titles like Spider-Man or X-Men.. they don't compare.

    Nor do I. These stories are better told in short doses. That's all I want: more short series in the coming years. The pattern of boom and bust quite frankly sucks.

    I would've liked it if they continued on with the older stuff.. But I suppose one way or another a reboot in a sense was bound to happen. I just didn't think it was going to be this way in the EU. I mean everything gets rebooted once in a while.. maybe every thirty or so years as far as comics are concerned. I guess it was Alien-Predator's time to get rebooted.

    Kind of sad too, because I have a lot of nostalgic value to the old stuff. I really had fun reading the stories, almost none of them really pissed me off (Top Cow's AvPvWvD OverKill was the only one which really pissed me off.. a Predator anal probing Jackie Estacado.. What? And Batman/Superman vs Alien/Predator just... disappointed me.) or made me roll my eyes. I just had fun with them, and some of the characters I liked and grew up with like Machiko and Broken Tusk.
  9. Ultramorph
    An ongoing is definitely not going to happen, but it would be cool if one or more of the characters survived and went on to star in other limited series in a year or two (ala Machiko).
  10. RakaiThwei
    The reality is Aliens and Predator have limited appeal.

    This is sadly.. sadly true.

    The chart topping days of the original AvP comics were 25 years ago, and it's probably not incorrect to say the brand was tainted by the shoddy films.

    Even without the AvP films, I doubt that they would be churning out titles the way they did before. I mean 1999 to 2000 was around the time of their last publication.. which was Alien vs Predator vs Terminator.

    I really don't expect an on-going series to be happening after these reboot comics.
  11. SM
    With the comics, the novels, Isolation and WY Report, it could very well be a successful year for the franchise - especially if the comics are marketed as a psuedo-sequel to Prometheus.  That could rope in people who were only casual fans of the film, but intrigued to find out what happened next in lieu of another film.
  12. Ultramorph
    That's also true. I do worry that this series is a year or two too late to capitalize on Prometheus. People may not care enough about "answers" in Summer 2014 to pick these comics up. That's why they started the hype train a year before release.
  13. SM
    The reality is Aliens and Predator have limited appeal.  They're not Marvel, DC, Walking Dead or Star Wars.  The chart topping days of the original AvP comics were 25 years ago, and it's probably not incorrect to say the brand was tainted by the shoddy films.
  14. Ultramorph
    That's valid, but arguably they should have just dropped the nonesense elements that were killing the line, IE comic-booky over the top Herk Mondo-esque junk, immature stories, cheap art, etc. Instead of enshrining everything that was wrong with A/v/P comics in the late 90s, they should have taken that opportunity to reboot them in a different direction.

    But that was 15 years ago and runs the risk of derailing too far off topic.

    Arguably, 2009/10 was a similar failed reboot because it was too tied to 20 year old continuity and the tone just didn't fit the scope of the story they were trying to tell, especially with TWW. If anything needed a darker tone and more sense of grand scale, it was TWW.

    Hopefully they get it right this time, because if they don't we'll probably be waiting another few years after the Prometheus sequel for anything more. I'd like more comics between now and, say, 2017.
  15. Ultramorph
    It is a shame, especially since I've outlined a way to reconcile that particular direction (swap out Super Preds with Killers if you will) with a new one centered around the Engineers. Dark Horse has sort of a bad tendency to just drop things when something doesn't go quite right. Look at Xenogenesis.
    It was bad, but dropping all three series for almost ten years? Overkill.
  16. RakaiThwei
    I'd guess that the last old Aliens and AvP were going to go in a certain direction with the Aliens (it is implied the controlled Aliens were always more aggressive than the regular aliens) but then Prometheus came out and I think the DH team realized they could go in an entirely new direction so they just abandoned it.

    Which is actually kind of sad when you think about it because I would've liked to see the continuation of where the open ending of Three World War left off from. We saw multiple Queens in close proximity of each other and you had the Killer Predators actually looking them over as if they had contingency plan all along. I would've liked to see where that was gonna go.

    Now.. we're not gonna get it. Probably never will get it.
  17. Kimarhi
    I'd guess that the last old Aliens and AvP were going to go in a certain direction with the Aliens (it is implied the controlled Aliens were always more aggressive than the regular aliens) but then Prometheus came out and I think the DH team realized they could go in an entirely new direction so they just abandoned it.
  18. RakaiThwei
    I don't think they want to potentially talk themselves into any corners. If I remember correctly, they sort of did that with TWW, saying in a letters column that an explanation for why the xenos in that series had mandibles would be a plot point in the series, only for it to never materialize.

    Yeah, I remember that too!

    We were supposed to get an explanation to why the Xenomorphs had those unusual features and I was looking through Three World War to see if we ever got them.. Never really did. Don't get me wrong... I can read most of the old EU comics and generally not get pissed off but I was shrugging my shoulders and kept on reading.

    The art was terrible though.. Mmm.
  19. Ultramorph
    Thanks, I'll give it a listen later. This is probably a good example of why they're keeping quiet recently. These stories and such have a tendency to change, sometimes just shortly before release. I don't think they want to potentially talk themselves into any corners. If I remember correctly, they sort of did that with TWW, saying in a letters column that an explanation for why the xenos in that series had mandibles would be a plot point in the series, only for it to never materialize.
  20. RakaiThwei
    Really? I need to find that.

    http://www.comicvine.com/podcasts/the-invincibly-super-massive-comic-book-podcast-of/1600-243/

    Kind of a long Podcast and it's from September or October of 2013. So he might have changed the initial story of what he had in mind but the gist of it was, Predators were going to be putting this old Hunter out to pasture to have this one final hunt.



    Sounds like he changed the story a bit after all.
  21. Ultramorph
    I doubt we'll see any comics or novel that address things from the Predator perspective any time soon.

    Ironic considering that's what we maybe getting in the Predator comics according to the Comicvine Podcast interview with Williamson.  :-\

    Really? I need to find that. Last thing I saw was an interview with Williamson at a convention where he said that we won't be getting things from the Predator perspective. As has become my tagline: We'll have to wait and see how it turns out.

  22. Ultramorph
    I wouldn't worry about Predator culture too much. I doubt we'll see any comics or novel that address things from the Predator perspective any time soon. Maybe a bit in the new comics, but I don't think Dark Horse really wants to do that at this point, given that the major focus in on the Engineers.
  23. RakaiThwei
    The "old testament" isn't even internally consistent. The inconsistency between Hunter's Planet and War is a glaring example

    That's because Hunter's Planet was written as a novel sequel to Prey, and was published some five years before the novel adaptation of War. Hunter's Planet was retconned with the publication of War and Three World War cemented that.

    Of course some folks can argue that Hunter's Planet can still happen.  ::)

    As long as it's good, I don't mind a re-imagining of the predator mythos. I would prefer something that's not a radical departure from the old EU. The Hish was a radical departure. The Yautja concept isn't perfect but it's what I grew up with. I hope they keep some elements of it.

    I would hope that they keep the Yautja concept as a whole. Period. But something tells me that's something which will likely not be referenced at all (never was mentioned in the old comics) and unless new Predator novels are coming out which doesn't seem to be the case, I don't think we'll be seen the Yautja mythos returning to the scene anytime soon.. despite the Yautja concept being the generally accepted depiction of the Predators. Like you, the Yautja concept is something I grew up with and I hope they keep the core concepts. Long shot, fat chance but I hope they keep those elements.
  24. happypred
    So if these new comics start contradicting the old ones, heavily.

    Is the comics/Prometheus considered new testament/new EU?

    And the old considered old comics/AVP (2004) considered old testament/ old EU?

    The "old testament" isn't even internally consistent. The inconsistency between Hunter's Planet and War is a glaring example

    Are you afraid they'd reinvent Predator culture?

    As long as it's good, I don't mind a re-imagining of the predator mythos. I would prefer something that's not a radical departure from the old EU. The Hish was a radical departure. The Yautja concept isn't perfect but it's what I grew up with. I hope they keep some elements of it.

    I really hope the Deacons are not replacing Xenomorphs entirely in this new series...
    Have nothing against deacons but this isn't Deacons vs. Predator. I want this new series to remind me of why I found xenomorphs really disturbing as a kid
  25. Kimarhi
    Nvm we agree on this.  Thought we were just talking about the movies for a second.

    To be fair to darkhorse though that initial run with Ripley, Newt, and Hicks was before Alien 3 came out. 
  26. Erik Lehnsherr
    Because I'm sick of EU material with Aliens in glass jars essentially.
    You kinda kill the deadliness of a creature if you can trap it in a room and experiment on it.
    Plus I think it's kinda neat that Ripley would wipe out the species.

    Well, that and it makes the Scientists in Resurrection look really, really dumb if she didn't.
  27. Erik Lehnsherr
    All of/most of the EU stuff was centred around old tropes being repeated over and over, and putting the creatures in situations weakening their value. (In Cages)  And a lot was just monster mash 245546. And Aliens in particular couldn't let go of Ellen, all the while demeaning her sacrifice in Alien3.

    Where-as already from what we've seen they are being creative (New Engineer weapons) and Realistic. (No direct links to any particular character.) And thanks to Prometheus no more stagnation, I honestly feel this'll be the next golden era of AVP comics.

    And as for "Everything's gotta go somewhere." Yeah another universe.

    And you really gotta stop worrying about them changing the Predator, from what I can see they don't care a lot about the Predator from(Very little info/pics) and there will be no Super Preds.


    I don't think you'll catch either Fox or any of the current crop of writers definatively stating what is and isn't canon.  The works will speak for themselves in that regard.

    Indeed.
  28. SM
    I don't think you'll catch either Fox or any of the current crop of writers definatively stating what is and isn't canon.  The works will speak for themselves in that regard.
  29. RakaiThwei
    What would be so bad about stuff like A:CM, Mondo and others being jettisoned from Canon?

    I thoroughly enjoyed the old EU and while some of the stories could've been better, I still relatively enjoyed them. Though it's more of the AvP and Predator stories which I enjoyed more than Aliens. But I don't think Fox would really go out of the way to jettison something out of their canon-- since they label everything as such and well.. the whole reboot thing going on is the reason why I prompted the discussion of the multiverse.

    Everything's gotta go somewhere even if it doesn't fit.

    Are you afraid they'd reinvent Predator culture?

    They already did once, namely with the Hish mythos. And that was just... cringe worthy.

    I just hope that in future EU stories, we don't see Predator slave trades or Predator Kings and Queens.
  30. RakaiThwei
    At least the old stuff isn't being jettisoned from canon, according to Sebela anyway.. That's the only comfort I get from all of this.  :-\

    Technically speaking, this is a new continuity altogether which references the films.. sans the AvP movies.
  31. Ultramorph
    The Old/New Testament or apocrypha way is a good way to look at it; although, as I've said before, we'll have to wait and see how it all plays out. I fully expect people to manage reconciling the new stuff with the old, through "fuzzy continuity" or other means.
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