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First Look at Prometheus: Fire and Stone – Omega

With Dark Horses’ Prometheus: Fire and Stone and Aliens: Fire and Stone finished, and Aliens vs Predator and Predator not far behind, we’re looking towards February for the release of the concluding story Prometheus: Fire and Stone – Omega. The writers of the various Fire and Stone series have also been conducting short interviews with each other for Comic Vine and as part of the interview with Prometheus: Fire and Stone – Omega writer, Kelly Sue DeConnick, we get our first look at some of the complete internal pages for the book from the extremely talented Agustin Alessio. Beware spoilers:

“Angela and her fellow survivors are stranded on LV-223, but their mission is not over yet. The answer to their quest could be hidden deep underground, but the strangest nightmare of all stands in their way.

* From writer Kelly Sue DeConnick (Bitch Planet, Captain Marvel,Pretty Deadly).”

130115_02 First Look at Prometheus: Fire and Stone - Omega

IGN have also released a brief trailer for the upcoming series. Prometheus: Fire and Stone – Omega is due out the 11th of February. Thanks to Ultramorph.



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  1. Ultramorph
    I agree, they have a lot to do in 44 pages. And as far as it being rushed, DeConnick didn't exactly inspire confidence in a recent interview she did with Joshua Williamson. Beware of spoilers in the full interview.

    http://www.comicvine.com/articles/josh-williamson-interviews-kelly-sue-on-prometheus/1100-150946/

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    KS: Yeah, I had a whole fight scene with giant parasites inside the mountain that I wanted to do for several reasons — I liked the visual, and I thought we needed it for pacing and stakes, but I just didn’t have the real estate for it in the end and that bummed me out. I feel like the book should have been about 10-15 pages longer. Feels like it wraps up too fast to me.

    That said, as the culmination of the whole, it’s not fast, so I have that to wipe my tears with.
  2. CONKERSBADFURDAY
    That's all well and good in exams but it doesn't make a lot of sense to me when rating media! :)

    If 60 is a bad comic, what's even the point of having 0-40%?

    60 would be barely passing...below 60 would be varying degrees of fail.

    Good comics would get 90 to 92 (A-)
    Very good comics would get 93-96 (A)
    Exceptionally good comics would get 97-100 (A+)

    For instance, I'd give AvP Prey a 92 and Civilised Beasts an 85
    Scores and grades are different. But if you question a review score, go look up the review guide for whatever site you're on. They'll explain what the numbers mean.
  3. happypred
    That's all well and good in exams but it doesn't make a lot of sense to me when rating media! :)

    If 60 is a bad comic, what's even the point of having 0-40%?

    60 would be barely passing...below 60 would be varying degrees of fail.

    Good comics would get 90 to 92 (A-)
    Very good comics would get 93-96 (A)
    Exceptionally good comics would get 97-100 (A+)

    For instance, I'd give AvP Prey a 92 and Civilised Beasts an 85
  4. CONKERSBADFURDAY
    I really quite liked the ending to the Predator arc, even if I had expected a little bit more out of it. Still, Galgo is my favorite of the Fire and Stone characters, and I'd say he's the most developed, or at least the best developed in terms of writing. Elden had some ham-fisted shit shoved into him later on.

    I'd go Prometheus > Predator > Aliens > AvP in terms of ranking the four series.
  5. Ultramorph
    They definitely set up a lot that needs to be addressed in Omega. I would hate to see them drop the ball at the very end. On the other hand, if it lives up to expectations, it will be a great cap-off to a good run.
  6. happypred
    Fire & Stone isn't bad. I just have really high expectations and a strong sense of nostalgia. I view the past through rose-tinted glasses, I can't help it. 

    I'd give the 2009 series a 3 or 4 out of 10. I'd say Fire and Stone deserves a 7.5
    If Omega is good, I think the aggregate score might be boosted to 8 or higher. Omega's art looks absolutely spectacular. I have high hopes for it.   
  7. RakaiThwei
    The Predators often have an honor code when it comes to fighting worthy prey, recall how Dutch and Chet faced their respective Predator foes who disarmed themselves to make a fair fight?  Also, Ahab isn't the first Predator to ever kill an Engineer; if we take the Space Jockey skull in AVPR literally then it appears that a Predator has killed one of their kind before, albeit they may not have realized the elephant-head was just a helmet and may have mistakened it as part of the being's skull (something everyone appears to have done until Prometheus was released ;)).

    You know that is something which has bothered me about the fandom is the adamant claim that Predators take only the skulls. There is nothing in any of the official material, canon or non-canon and this includes crossovers which suggests that Predators don't take trophies of other varieties aside from skulls. If anything, from my understanding they take many things as trophies, more than just skulls-- although skull claiming would be an orthodox means of acquiring a trophy but there is nothing suggesting that they don't take other things.

    Greyback took Raphael Adolini's flintlock, and then there was another Elder who had claimed Subotai's sword. So there is some evidence that Predators sometimes do take other objects as trophies aside from skulls. So I don't see it being out of the realm for a Predator to claim a helmet as a means of taking a trophy. I mean as cringeworthy as Deadliest of the Species is.. and I know they are just easter eggs but we do see Batman's skull and cowl, as well as Magneto's skull and helmet, and Cyclops' skull and visor. So I don't see it as unreasonable for a Predator to take an Engineer helmet.

    And that is assuming of course, Prometheus and the AvP films are set in the same universe. I say assume because I don't believe they are and instead follow different continuity paths.. Of course, that goes with this theory I have anyways.
  8. predxeno
    The Predators often have an honor code when it comes to fighting worthy prey, recall how Dutch and Chet faced their respective Predator foes who disarmed themselves to make a fair fight?  Also, Ahab isn't the first Predator to ever kill an Engineer; if we take the Space Jockey skull in AVPR literally then it appears that a Predator has killed one of their kind before, albeit they may not have realized the elephant-head was just a helmet and may have mistakened it as part of the being's skull (something everyone appears to have done until Prometheus was released ;)).
  9. happypred
    Well keep in mind that Ahab is old and far past his prime.. Which raises a question.
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    Probably not...I don't think a predator could beat an Engineer in a brawl.  The Engineer would simply be too durable.

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  10. RakaiThwei
    Well keep in mind that Ahab is old and far past his prime.. Which raises a question.

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  11. happypred
    So the fight between Ahab and the Engineer wasn't one sided?

    It is somewhat one-sided as
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  12. RakaiThwei
    So the fight between Ahab and the Engineer wasn't one sided?

    Hmmmm.. GOOD!! I was worried that it was going to be considering that the same Engineer laid waste to piles and piles of Xenomorphs, seemingly with his bare hands from what I know.. which is little as it is.
  13. happypred
    Ol' Ahab might be a bit old and decrepit but
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  14. Ultramorph
    I picked up the digital version of Predator #4 today, and I thought it was a great finale to the strong Predator: FaS series. Full review, with spoilers, below.

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  15. predxeno
    Just finished it.  I think it was best ending so far.

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    Looking forward to omega. I hope we'll have proper ending for whole story in it. Elden, Alien Queen and maybe deacon included.

    Don't forget Russell. ;)

    Read my post second post above.

    I saw that just now and I just have to say this...

    ....What?!

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    I was actually thinking the same thing.  Since Engineer and human DNA are a perfect match for each other, I'm asking why aren't our skeletons like that?
  16. Master
    Just finished it.  I think it was best ending so far.

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    Looking forward to omega. I hope we'll have proper ending for whole story in it. Elden, Alien Queen and maybe deacon included.
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