Aliens: Fire and Stone #3

Aliens: Fire and Stone #3

Event\Storyline: Fire And Stone Writer: Chris Roberson Artist: Patric Reynolds Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: November 26, 2014 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
8.6Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

With their numbers dwindling and hopes for rescue fading, the desperate survivors on the strange planet known as LV-223 fight among themselves. A lone scientist may hold the key to their freedom, though-if everyone can live long enough to hear him out! Ties in with the Prometheus and Aliens films!
•   From critically acclaimed writer Chris Roberson!
•   An exciting new direction for Aliens!

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson Dec 1, 2014

    Each of the arcs in the Fire and Stone event continues to stamp their own unique mark on the overall story, and the crushing horror of this series pushes it right to the top of the reading pile every month. This is 'Aliens' distilled down to its purest form, with Roberson and Reynolds each displaying a firm, confident grasp of precisely what makes these creatures so utterly terrifying. Essential reading for fans of the franchise, fans of horror, fans of sci-fi or just plain ol' comicbook fans. Captivating stuff from beginning to end, and I really cant wait to see how this particular arc wraps up in a few weeks time. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Dec 13, 2014

    I say this in the best possible way: this is one bizarre science fiction horror. Aliens was alreadya creepy enough franchise, but with the black goo and the alien-human combinations, it's truly gone where no man has gone before. I am revolted and intrigued, and I cannot wait to see how this ends. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Chad Waller Nov 25, 2014

    On the Russell front, he seems to have turned into a hermit. Hes still talking to someone, but Im starting to wonder if this whole ordeal is slowly driving him crazy and the only person listening to him is himself. Hes beginning to feel unhinged. My biggest complaint of this issue might be how little time we spend with Russell. he's clearly the star of this arc, but he didn't get much page space here. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hulking Reviewer - Dave Gogel Nov 26, 2014

    I'm not quite sure what is going with the alien/human hybrid creatures, but overall an entertaining issue. I criticized a few of these issues; it was disjointing the way the all-encompassing story was being put together. But as these issues enter the second half, it is all coming together. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Nov 26, 2014

    Though I'm finding the Fire and Stone arc uneven overall, each series has its bright points. The Aliens arc is the brightest point of them all so far because it's doing a pretty good story with what these survivors are dealing with while providing some creativity and fun with the combination of the Xenomorphs and what the accelerant of the Engineers introduces into the system as well. This installment moves things along by basically eliminating a good chunk of the human side of the story while pushing Francis into a deeper state of controlled crazy. The reveals on the human side with Cole is good to see being dealt with and I loved the entire transport segment of the issue with what it did and how it raised the stakes of the game in a big way. Definitely a lot of fun and I'm hoping Roberson and Reynolds have something else up their sleeves after this series is over. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Eric Switzer Nov 26, 2014

    This issue is narratively different than issue 2: we dont have the consistent monologue from the perspective of Russell over the action. I praised issue #2 for the way his narration undermined the struggle to survive that the rest of the crew was going through, but this issue works just as well without it. It would seem the reason is to remove us from Russell who is beginning to disassociate and generally show si Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Dec 3, 2014

    As a whole, the Fire and Stone event has been a fantastic read and this issue of Aliens despite its flaws fits nicely into the overarching story. Most of this issue deals with survival against terrible odds but the quiet moments with Russell stand out the most and provide the most fascinating parts of the story. With only one issue left in this mini-series, it looks as though a lot of the focus will be on Russell and his journey to find answers, and that's an exciting prospect as this mini-series moves towards it's conclusion. Read Full Review

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