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Aliens Fire and Stone Covers

We’ve seen some of the following before but brand new is the cover artwork for the upcoming Aliens  – Fire and Stone series and the titled versions of the Alien vs. Predator and Prometheus covers:

Cover art for Dark Horse's upcoming Aliens - Fire and Stone. Aliens Fire and Stone Covers

Cover art for Dark Horse’s upcoming Aliens – Fire and Stone.

Dark Horse released the original artwork for this cover last week (and it’s probably my favourite of the 4 Fire and Stone so far). You can see the titled art for AvP and Prometheus over at Bleeding Cool. Thanks to Ultramorph for the news.



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  1. RakaiThwei
    The art looks cool, I will admit..

    Also.. looking at the mural on the blood, I know you've made a lot of comparisons between the female protagonist and Amanda Ripley. Assuming the woman is Angela, this hopefully debunks the hypothesis of Amanda being in these comics although the resemblance is uncanny. I mean so far, none of the writers have ever mentioned Amanda explicitly.
  2. Ultramorph
    Dave Palumbo did an interview with Muddy Colors about his work for "Fire and Stone" (http://muddycolors.blogspot.com/2014/06/alien-vs-predator.html) and it includes some really cool concept images for his ECC mural.

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XHgzSgQuujw/U5HZaQcOhbI/AAAAAAAAB6k/64KoBk4Nz3M/s1600/alt+sketch.jpg

    Some choice quotes:

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    Essentially, I had a laundry list of key elements to include: Aliens, at least one Predator, Engineers, eggs, the Engineer ship, three specific characters, an Engineer-made weapon, black goo ampules, and some Gigeresque architecture.

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    The lead is curious and her attitude calls back the scene from the original film of John Hurt about to make a huge mistake.  Her companion looks a little less thrilled at the situation.  A predator stands ready for action as well, presumably on the side of the humans.  To the right we have another character looking in pretty rough shape and surrounded by shadowy forms of xenomorphs.  The left side of the image is dominated by aliens and a familiar landscape.  The aliens close in slowly while an Engineer stands atop a hill in the distance ringed with ampules.  Also in the distance are some unfortunate anonymous redshirts in spacesuits.  You know, for the bodycount.

    I assume then that it's Angela leaning over the egg, given that Roberson said none of his Aliens characters were on the mural. It also looks confirmed that Ahab will at least somewhat be on the side of the humans. As for "familiar landscape," that's probably just meant to be a reference to what Palumbo took inspiration from, but now that has me wondering if we'll be making a pit stop on LV-426 at some point.

    Cool stuff!

    Also, Dark Horse's September 2014 solicitations should be up sometime this week, so expect the official blurbs for the Prometheus and Aliens #1s.
  3. RakaiThwei
    Not at all. It has already been pretty divisive with "Out of the Shadows," and it's bound to be even more polarizing once Isolation comes out. The first Titan novel was good enough for me to be OK with it for now, assuming they pull it off in such a way that it feels needed to the stories, rather than just some quick cash grabbing off the Ripley name.

    I don't think I'll be reading Out of the Shadows or any of the upcoming Alien novels. I just seem to have lost that patience to read many novels anymore.. I haven't even finished reading Nightmare Asylum and I started reading that book back in my junior year of high school, but I've put it off for ten years because I just lost interest in reading it. The funny thing is Perry is one of my favorite writers out there, and he keeps me entertained but for whatever reason.. I just don't like reading novels as much anymore.
  4. Ultramorph
    Is it just wrong to say that I could do without Amanda Ripley? Or the whole.. Ripley family legacy which is being done now?

    Not at all. It has already been pretty divisive with "Out of the Shadows," and it's bound to be even more polarizing once Isolation comes out. The first Titan novel was good enough for me to be OK with it for now, assuming they pull it off in such a way that it feels needed to the stories, rather than just some quick cash grabbing off the Ripley name.
  5. happypred
    Good stuff, you should get Ronnie Solano to do the lines and then someone to colour them. Nice designs
    Kinda sounds like "dude- dont draw,this person should draw,not You"

    Well I preffer to draw myself, and I know Ronnie Draws better than me.
    He has drawn couple of my designs/works(pretty old ones), he liked them,so he draw them in his style

    http://th08.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2012/204/7/e/hate_the_war_by_bender18-d58abkz.jpg
    http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2013/190/a/e/hate_predator_by_bender18_by_ronniesolano-d6cochc.jpg
    Well, it's meant to sound like "nice design, looks good, you could get Ronnie to make it look even better...like you've done in the past"

    I seem to have been mistaken. Ronnie does do colouring. Nice

    "Dude, you should make movies, just get someone else to write, produce, act and direct."

    "Dude I like your script...get this person to polish it for you"

    You're a 50 year old man. Learn to read
  6. SM
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    Kinda sounds like "dude- dont draw,this person should draw,not You"

     :laugh:

    "Dude, you should make movies, just get someone else to write, produce, act and direct."
  7. Bender1988
    Good stuff, you should get Ronnie Solano to do the lines and then someone to colour them. Nice designs
    Kinda sounds like "dude- dont draw,this person should draw,not You"

    Well I preffer to draw myself, and I know Ronnie Draws better than me.
    He has drawn couple of my designs/works(pretty old ones), he liked them,so he draw them in his style
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  8. Bender1988
    Nice fan art!

    Prometheus #1 comes out September 10th, and Aliens #1 hits stores two weeks later on September 24th. Predator and AvP launch in October.
    On that note, today (June 11) is the day we would have gotten Prometheus #1 had they been able to keep to the release schedule from back in January.
    Thanks-good to know.
    By the way-in celebration of rebirth of AvP comic books I made a redesign of Broken Tusk
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  9. Ultramorph
    Man, I wish they'd keep releasing tidbits to us rabid fans

    Tell us a bit more about Ahab, the Engineers, what role the aliens play, Galgo's super-duper laz0r gun...anything

    Dude, you got thirteen days left until they answer the fan Q&A. I'm sure you can wait that long.

    There's also Phoenix Comic Con this weekend, where Chris Roberson will be tabling for Aliens. I'll keep my eyes open to see what they're giving away as the "free print."

    And there's also Corporal Hicks' interview with James Moore, not that that directly relates to the comics, but it's there to whet our appetites!  ;D
  10. RakaiThwei
    Ahab is a veteran elder who has trophies taken from countless worlds. The predators belong to tribes. This all sounds very Yautja-ish...I am pleased

    They're likely keeping the Yautja concept, hence why they're keeping "essential elements". Or simply writing them as just "Predators" and it's NECA passing off hints of the Yautja concept in the biography. Time will tell come June 18th..

    Tribes? I prefer the term clan.
  11. RakaiThwei
    I don't think so. Just another case of poor or intentionally misleading wording. The same kind of thing on a CBR or Newsrama
    article a few weeks back briefly had some of us thinking that "Fire and Stone" would have a Free Comic Book Day component.

    In the case of Newsarama, they sort of "suggested" that the comics would be set in the same universe as the old ones. I don't buy that bit one bit, especially considering how the writing team has consistently said this was going to be a fresh take. If anything, they'll keeping essential elements which were established from the old comics, nothing else.

    Of course.. I'm awaiting to hear from the writing team on Chris P's site.. I'm really hoping that Newsarama site was wrong about that.

    As for the site saying which we would have a Free Comic Book Day preview, that was Comicvine.. So, all these Geek Sites out there you really have to watch out with what they're saying.
  12. Ultramorph
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    Saturday, June 7

    11:00 a.m. — ALIENS: FIRE AND STONE Chris Roberson (writer)

    * Free print! Aliens: Fire and Stone #1 on sale September 2014.

    Does this mean...Aliens #1 will be available to those who attend Roberson's presentation?

    I don't think so. Just another case of poor or intentionally misleading wording. The same kind of thing on a CBR or Newsrama
    article a few weeks back briefly had some of us thinking that "Fire and Stone" would have a Free Comic Book Day component.

    More than likely it will be a poster of one of the covers or Palumbo's ECCC mural.
  13. Ultramorph
    Also, Dark Horse just posted their Phoenix Comic Con schedule (http://www.darkhorse.com/Blog/1733/dark-horse-announces-phoenix-comicon-2014-schedule) and there's a "Fire and Stone" panel.

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    Saturday, June 7

    11:00 a.m. — ALIENS: FIRE AND STONE Chris Roberson (writer)

    * Free print! Aliens: Fire and Stone #1 on sale September 2014.

    I'll try and find a livestream like I did for ECCC. Hopefully one of those free prints finds its way onto Ebay or something.
  14. Ultramorph
    Ooooh. Haven't seen that one before. Where's that one from?

    It's the SDCC exclusive Ahab figure. Only 5,000 will be made or something along those lines, but it will only cost $30, apparently:

    http://necaonline.com/48328/licenses/movies/predator/sdcc-feature-friday-4-exclusive-fire-and-stone-ahab-predator-action-figure/#comments

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3nSVT26MvT8/U4iw7pa1ZfI/AAAAAAAAJOc/kxjCs-qOqMQ/s1600/3.jpg

    Nice...kinda wish they stuck with those long tusks pointing down

    http://cdn.bleedingcool.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/24.jpg?9098e0

    Agreed, I think the down-ponting tusks are cool, too.
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