Aliens: Fire and Stone #1

Aliens: Fire and Stone #1

Event\Storyline: Fire And Stone Writer: Chris Roberson Artist: Patric Reynolds Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: September 24, 2014 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 3
7.9Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

During a vicious xenomorph outbreak, terraforming engineer Derrick Russell leads a desperate group of survivors onto a rickety mining vessel. They hope to escape the creatures overrunning their colony—but they’ll face horrors both in space and on the strange planet they crash on. Ties in with the Prometheus and Aliens films!

  • 10
    Needless Essentials Online - Tracy Isenhour Sep 24, 2014

    Chris Roberson (writer) and Patric Reynolds (pencils) deliver an outstanding story that should send shivers down your spine. This new direction for the Aliens franchise is a breath of fresh air that all readers should partake of. Dark Horse nailed this book and the overall excitement while reading this book was overwhelming. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Sep 28, 2014

    This is the way I want anAliens comic to be: frantic, exciting, scary, and well illustrated. I'm also looking forward to seeinga new set of obstacles confront the humans chased by the xenomorphs. I don't recall having charactersin this type ofenvironment and situation in other books, so Dark Horse isgoing into new territory and I'm ready for the ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Coming Up Comics - Timothy Merritt Sep 23, 2014

    The art team of Reynolds and Stewart do a great job together here, and it's the aliens themselves who are the visual stars of the book. Each detail of their Giger-derived bodies is rendered beautifully, in a style that at times felt almost reminiscent of Jock–hard lines and scrupulous details. It's a book that will live up to the demand of die-hard fans who care so much about how these creatures and locales are portrayed. If you're an Alien fan, pick this and the other tie-ins up as they come out, and stay tuned for more coverage of the event as the ensuing titles are released. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hulking Reviewer - Dave Gogel Sep 24, 2014

    SummaryBack to back solid debuts for start of this story arc. I will not ruin it, but I did enjoy how the issue merged the worlds of Aliens and Prometheus. So far, so good for Dark Horse. Let us hope they can breathe new life into Predator and Aliens vs. Predator as well! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 24, 2014

    Patric Reynolds does a solid job with the artwork here in giving it a very rough and tumble kind of feeling, earthy and raw, that lets it feel like a natural extension of what we had seen in the films, just without all the rain. I'm definitely intrigued by what's here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Sep 23, 2014

    If Aliens: Fire and Stone doesn't completely soar in its first issue, it is only because it's burdened with necessary exposition. We can already see elements of the two existing series coming together, and there is enough intrigue here to keep us coming back for Alien v Predator: Fire and Stone and beyond. For now we can only echo some of the final words in this issue, and sense that there is "so much still hidden beneath the surface." Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Sep 24, 2014

    The final panel makes for an almost perfect ending to this issue. Reynolds uses a silhouette to once again display the terrifying xenomorph anatomy, but to also emphasize the sharp terrain surrounding it. Broken rocks lie across the earth like broken glass jutting upwards. Everything about the panel indicates a sense of imminent danger and the colors of a setting sun reveal that the story will only grow darker. This issue serves only as an introduction to the story that Roberson and Reynolds are interested in telling. Yet it presents the imagery and ideas of that story in a manner that has left me entirely convinced I want more. There's no doubt in mind that this comic exists for a good reason. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Eric Switzer Sep 24, 2014

    Neither of these complaints are enough to turn me away from such an exciting event and I can encourage you enough to pick up both Aliens and Prometheus right now. Up next is Joshua Williamson with Predator #1. He has been killing it on BOOM!s Robocop and I cant wait to see his take on Predator. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Sep 24, 2014

    ALIENS: FIRE AND STONE #1 is light on plot and character but deliciously heavy on horror and reminds us just how frightening the xenomorphs are. The story may not have that much weight just yet, but it's revealed some connections to the greater narrative and drops a hint or two which has me intrigued. Odds are you'll breeze through this read since it's basically one extended chase scene, but if you're a fan of the franchise, you'll have a good time watching these humans attempt to survive and it'll likely leave you wanting more. I mean, how can you not after the teaser at the end? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Tres Dean Sep 25, 2014

    Aliens: Fire and Stone is a very solid continuation of the story Dark Horse's new creative brain trust has put together and is totally worth picking up this week. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Tyler Goulet Sep 26, 2014

    If you like the Aliens franchise, chances are good youre going to like this book. Its pretty much what you could expect and hope forexcept maybe actually seeing the drool drip from their mouths as they sneak up behind their next victim. Roberson has dropped his cast in a jungle and maybe thats a sign of things to come. Check this book, and the other Fire and Stone books out. Great creators and a great universe, how can you go wrong? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Sep 29, 2014

    Aliens: Fire and Stone wastes no time setting events in motion. Although the characters are now on a familiar planet, I'm not yet sure how this book is going to tie into the other comics. I'm very intrigued by the overall concept and I'm looking forward to where it's heading. This crossover has reignited my interest in the Alien series. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Sep 24, 2014

    For a start, Aliens: Fire And Stone #1 has some potential. We just have to see what the big picture is in this series when they aren't just trying to survive. That is a big part itself just to see how everyone reacts to this situation, though you are still put in a position where you question where this could possibly lead them in issue to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    We The Nerdy - Chad Waller Sep 18, 2014

    Genevieve was a bit too comedic for my liking though. She just seems too optimistic given everything that is happening, and I dont find her stance realistic. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - Russ Whiting Sep 17, 2014

    I wish we could've seen a little more to differentiate this first issue from countless other Alien narratives, but I've got hope that Roberson is holding some aces up his sleeve. And this guy'll be there to check it out. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Sushi - Paul Nolan Sep 21, 2014

    What's here is good. Building on the franchise with extrapolation on events, but accessible to those who may not have dabbled within the series before. Keeping well within what Alien is known for. So if you have a hankering for survival horror, this will satisfy you're craving. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Sep 24, 2014

    Aliens: Fire and Stone #1 is a strong start to something that could be a memorable fright fest.There are rough edges to be sure, but as a starting point there's a good deal of promise that does enough to garner attention as it earns fan support. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Rhymes With Geek - Walt Keegan Sep 24, 2014

    Aliens: Fire and Stone #1 isn't a swing and miss but I couldn't help but be a little disappointed as we get a pretty standard opening to a very exciting world that many of us already know. I'll admit that I did have fun mapping out dates and an overall timeline to place this bookwith the movies. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Sep 24, 2014

    As such this first issue is not so much of anything new, more like a pastiche of every other Aliens films with even a bit of Predator thrown in. This is a bit problematic as well when also adding Prometheus to the mix, as the level of interconnectedness is a bit much to take with all of the continuity glitches that such a merge would make. At its base though, this issue succeeds, if one forgets about all which doesnt make sense from a continuity standpoint and focuses on the story alone here. It may not be groundbreaking, but fans cant really get enough of the xenomorphs, who show up too infrequently in pop culture, and this story at least offers something a little new to go along with a lot of the old. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Sep 24, 2014

    "Aliens: Fire and Stone" #1 is an above-average start to the revitalization of the "Aliens" license, one that has me interested in the nasty little xenomorphs for the first time in quite a while. If Roberson and Reynolds can keep this up, I'll be quite pleased. And heck, it's made me interested enough to check out all of the other "Fire and Stone" mini-series also en route. That's not bad for a single issue. Not bad at all. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    8CN - Matt Overstreet Sep 24, 2014

    In the end, Aliens: Fire and Stone isn't a bad series, really, especially if you likeAliens like I do. It's just that it's also not really good. There's nothing particularly fresh here, and it also doesn't do what it's doing particularly spectacularly either. Overall, even die-hardAlien fans will not feel like they lost out on much if they don't follow this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    havok1977 Oct 13, 2014

    Some great xenomorph action, nicely connected with the Prometheus mini. Lets see where it'll lead next.

  • 5.0
    Gizmo Sep 29, 2014

    Not much happens really. Aliens attack, the humans relocate to another moon and aliens attack again. That's it. The dialog is okay but the characters are not interesting, at least not yet, and the art is okay. There are still 4 issues to go, so there is still opportunity to get a story going, there just isn't much offered in this particular issue.

  • 8.0
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