Predator: Fire And Stone #1

Predator: Fire And Stone #1

Event\Storyline: Fire And Stone Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Chris Mooneyham Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: October 22, 2014 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 1
8.1Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

As the Perses begins her long journey home, a deadly stowaway forces the crew into a savage conflict! While the crew defend themselves against this unseen predator, the hunter itself stalks a much more substantial game!

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson Oct 22, 2014

    Overall, while the emotional investment isn't quite there in the main character yet " for me, at least " this book overcomes this minor shortcoming by providing a story that demonstrates a clear affection for the Predator mythos, a firm understanding about just what makes these creatures so awesome, and showcases one of the most talented artists in the business today doing what he does best. Like everything else in Dark Horse's Fire and Stone event so far, this one is highly, highly recommended, folks. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Oct 26, 2014

    A fantastic opening issue with a super story and sensational visuals. Hunt this down! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Torin Chambers Oct 22, 2014

    The protagonists here are smart and crafty, they know theres something onboard with them and theyre going to find it. Our hero Galgo is one slippery, slimy, greasy son of a bitch. Hes beyond cocky and looks out for himself above all else. Youd never want to be his friend (or even in his proximity) but hes insanely fun to read. Its an absolute joy to watch him work people, pushing the right buttons and conning others into early graves. Hes an incredibly strong protagonist in his own right, he could carry a story sans-predator — eas Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - AJ Oct 27, 2014

    Christopher Mooneyham's art and Dan Brown's colours combine to really bring Williamson's story to life, in a very mesmerizing way. The art is dark and gritty, and their vision of the Predator, an ugly old thing but no less deadly for that, is also something to be admired. They really nail the characters and the monster himself, who I believe is brought over from the other books. It makes sense since there is apparently a larger story at work, given the Fire and Stone subtitling of all the titles. And the cover art by Lucas Graciano is definitely among the best covers of the year as well. No doubt about it. Loved it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Oct 21, 2014

    Predator: Fire and Stone #1 is easily the best in the crossover so far, with the energetic opening issue moving on nicely from Alien vs. Predator: Fire and Stone #1. The only small negativity is the timeline, as with several different points in the same story happening at one, it means certain things happen too quick. Despite this I highly recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Chad Waller Oct 22, 2014

    Theres a ton of action to be had here, though some fight scenes are a bit hard to follow. There are also a couple of bouts of very bad dialogue. Neither really hurt the comic, though the former slowed down the momentum some and the latter made me shake my head. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 22, 2014

    Of all the interconnected properties, the Predator side is the one I tend to be the most wary of. We've had good stories before with them, but they're fewer and farther between when you get down to it. This story is one that picks up after a lot of other events so there's a learning curve to it that keeps it from being wholly accessible. But as a hunt in space that's about to likely turn to an unusual pairing for a bit, it's certainly not bad and you want to see where it leads. Williamson keeps things moving and really does make Galgo come across as that rough bastard that you know will turn on you quickly while Mooneyham's artwork has the right kind of rough and raw feeling, one that doesn't rely on a lot of the gimmicky view of the world through the Predator's eyes. I'm cautiously optimistic to be sure, but the books are making me wary with the way they're overlapping in awkward ways. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Oct 22, 2014

    Non-sequential story placement is starting to take away from this ambitious story arc. Once the series is complete, I think these issues will shine like they are supposed to. However, the last few pages are awesome and worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - Russ Whiting Oct 22, 2014

    Nothing off the chains yet, but there's promise. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 23, 2014

    The chronology of Dark Horse's various Fire and Stone mini-series is more convoluted than it should be. Luckily, Predator is not the most complicated sci--fi franchise out there, so this debut issue is pretty accessible despite being sandwiched in the middle of other comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Chase Magnett Oct 22, 2014

    Predator: Fire and Stone is a fine first issue. It accomplishes plenty, but doesnt leave much of a reason to return besides its overall effect on the Fire and Stone collection. Mooneyhams art helps to make up for what the characters may lack, creating tension and scares for men who may not deserve much attention. Its a mixed effort, but one that may be worth paying attention to for Mooneyhams blend of science fiction and horror tropes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Oct 24, 2014

    "Predator: Fire and Stone" #1 is a great addition to this event. I'm actually quite excited to see Galgo and the Predator go after their new quarry, because it looks like they'll be a Machiavellian match made in heaven. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Carl Boehm Oct 22, 2014

    While the script provides routine entertainment that one would expect from a Predator series, it offers little of anything new. One nominal token is the Engineer weapon, and that will play out in the oncoming issues. While issue one provides a serviceable story with one slight twist, we have a decent opening to a series that will hopefully pay off in some way with a good deviation from practice and some interesting new plot threads in this crossover with the Alien (Prometheus) storylines. Read Full Review

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