Alien vs. Predator: Fire and Stone #1

Alien vs. Predator: Fire and Stone #1

Event\Storyline: Fire And Stone Writer: Christopher Sebela Artist: Ariel Olivetti Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: October 8, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 2
7.5Critic Rating
5.2User Rating

As the mercenary crew of the Perses leave the horror of LV-223 behind them, one passenger reveals a terrible new danger, and the crew soon find themselves in a deadly struggle between predator and prey!

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Russ Whiting Oct 8, 2014

    It remains to be seen how well and intelligently the Prometheus story elements will be interlaced into the AvP fabric — but this first issue has got me feeling pretty damn good about it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Bree Odgen Oct 8, 2014

    While Elden waits for Galgo to deliver Francis to his Alien-infested ship, the Predators lurk nearby. Olivetti allows us tiny glimpses of them before we even know whats happening. And just as Elden prepares to take Francis captive, theres a breach and Predators come pouring in. What happens next is a virtual terror shit show. Elden fucks with the basic functions of the Geryon while Predators do what they do best: hunt and kill. At this point, not only are Eldens watch-Aliens tearing their way through the crew Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Chad Waller Oct 3, 2014

    The entire story is packed with an art style thats a gorgeous blend of watercolor and pastel. Everything looks so vibrant! The Xenomorphs are creepy, the crazy half-android named Elden is horrific looking, especially when he smiles, and watching them all kill and maim is absolutely fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Hulking Reviewer - Dave Gogel Oct 7, 2014

    SummaryAll in all, AvP: Fire and Stone #1 is a well-put together issue. After my initial worry that the Prometheus series would be ruined, I am now more curious as to what happens in the next three issues. The Alien vs. Predator series always shines in comic book form, and this issue continues the tradition. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Walt Keegan Oct 9, 2014

    Sebela and Olivetti do a stellar job kicking off a book that may confuse many due to the way that Dark Horse has designed the Fire and Stone event (and I've graded based on this specific book, not on the overall event planning). Since it takes place after the Prometheus book we're not sure if we should know who anyone is and how the events that Francis put in place happen. Maybe that's the way Dark Horse planned it (and maybe there are no answers) but time-jumping from book to book may just lead some readers to wait for the trades. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Oct 8, 2014

    I know it's such a cliche thing to say, but ALIEN VS. PREDATOR: FIRE AND STONE #1 really has just about everything you'd want from an AvP experience. Technically, we don't see the two iconic aliens square off just yet, but there's a bunch of graphic action, the visuals ooze the perfect atmosphere, and the story has me anxious to learn more. Bloody, great looking, and full of intrigue... what more do you really want from an AvP comic? To top it off, the ending leaves us with quite a teaser. Let's just say the next chapter has the potential for a lot of fan service. ALIEN VS PREDATOR: FIRE AND STONE brings all of the sci-fi madness you'd expect from it and I can't wait for the next chapter. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Martin Doyle Oct 8, 2014

    With the Predator series set to hit the shelves later this month, Dark Horse's event continues to go from strength to strength. Although maybe a little confusing with regards to the over-arching story, it's certainly one you don't want to miss. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson Oct 8, 2014

    One minor niggle I had would be the fact that the Predators themselves do feel like something of an afterthought, at least for the time being, although the final panel of the issue all but guarantees they're going to be taking a bigger role as the series moves forwards. Overall however, this is another strong addition to the Fire and Stone universe, and while it doesn't quite maintain the incredibly high standard of its predecessors, it's still definitely a worthwhile purchase, especially for readers planning on following the other three arcs. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Oct 13, 2014

    This issue was extremely well done across the board and instead of being disappointed that I didn't see the big fight, I walked away extremely satisfied because it made want to see the two monsters lock horns even more. Fans of both franchises will enjoy this book and it also new reader friendly to those who haven't read the companion Fire and Stone titles. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Oct 9, 2014

    Like I said earlier, I've been a casual fan of "Aliens vs. Predator" for a while and pretty much expected this comic to be the same old. I was delightfully proven wrong by the implementation of Prometheus concepts, as vague as they may be, but some vestigial aspects of the typical "AvP" formula are reluctantly present. I can't say that I completely followed what was going on in this issue, but it did pique my interest enough to check out the previous Dark Horse series so I can follow along for the rest of the ride. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    IGN - Jeff Lake Oct 8, 2014

    Creators Christopher Sebela and Ariel Olivetti unleash a veritable host of horrors upon their unsuspecting cast, delivering a tense debut that unfortunately suffers from continuity baggage. For a first issue there's an almost crippling amount of unspoken back-story to the narrative, requiring at least a general knowledge of Dark Horse's shared universe or the celluloid monsters within. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Sean Tonelli Oct 8, 2014

    Overall, Alien Vs. Predator: Fire & Stone #1 is a step in the right direction for the franchise. While it may feel a tad incomplete, AvP should offer enough fan service to keep readers coming back for more. With Predator: Fire & Stone by Joshua Williamson up next, it's definitely a great time to be a fan of these universes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Chase Magnett Oct 8, 2014

    *This grade is based on the quality of craftsmanship in this issue. I would not recommend it to anyone who has not read Prometheus: Fire and Stone, but do not want to judge the creators for what was most likely outside of their control. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 8, 2014

    After the enjoyment I got out of the Aliens: Fire and Stone series, I was definitely keen on checking out more. This series seems like it's being released too soon though as it takes place after the events of the fourth Prometheus: Fire and Stone issue and that has me wondering how much this spoils that since I haven't read that yet. The combination of multiple alien races here definitely provides for some good material and action, but there's a disconnect for me since I have no real clue who Galgo and Francis are and there's no real exposition to clue us in to it all with why they're in the situation they're in. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Buccaneer Book Reviews - Have-A-Peg Pete Oct 11, 2014

    It's not great on it's own, but if you followed Prometheus: Fire and Stone, I would keep reading on for continuity. Plus it does hint at more answers to be had and links to be drawn between the last series and Predator: Fire and Stone. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Oct 13, 2014

    Still, though it isn't necessarily the fault of the creators, I really wouldn't recommend picking up "Alien Vs. Predator: Fire and Stone" #1 just yet. Once "Prometheus: Fire and Stone" has concluded, this will be much more worth the reader's time. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Oct 7, 2014

    Despite Dark Horses confusing release for this title, it seems to a decent start. All the exposition is out of the way, so hopefully the next book will allow Sebela and Olivetti to cut loose with some Alien and Predator action. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - John Yohe Oct 13, 2014

    Still, in for a penny, in for a pound. If you want to enjoy this whole project, and I do, sincerely, then youll need to read AVP. Or, you could just wait for the collected Volume of all four series that I suspect is in the works for next year". Read Full Review

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