Aliens: Fire and Stone #2

Aliens: Fire and Stone #2

Event\Storyline: Fire And Stone Writer: Chris Roberson Artist: Patric Reynolds Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: October 29, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 3
7.8Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

After crashing their clunky mining ship on a strange planet, a group of human survivors face both xenomorph attacks and friction among themselves-which could spell doom for everyone! The stranded and desperate group has a single chance: one of their scientists, who seeks the key to their freedom.

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson Oct 29, 2014

    It's becoming somewhat predictable " in a good way, of course " just how good this Fire and Stone event is becoming. Each arc serves as a fond love letter to the source material, but each creative team has also made sure that they've added something new to the proceedings, preventing things from feeling forced or re-hashed. I'm honestly finding it difficult to remain impartial and find things to criticise about these comics, such is the quality of what I'm reading, and in spite of adopting a somewhat slower pace in this particular issue, Aliens: Fire and Stone loses none of its innate sense of 'haunted house' horror along the way. Highly, highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Nov 8, 2014

    A great addition to the Aliens series that is full of wonders and screams. Worth your attention. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Hulking Reviewer - Dave Gogel Oct 28, 2014

    Aliens: Fire and Stone #2 is a strong issue. You can see the potential in this arc in the Aliens and Prometheus stories. These two teams seem like they are working well together and keeping everything together. I look forward to more! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 29, 2014

    The second installment takes a curious tone as we largely have it in the form of the written journals that Russell has left, recording what he had seen and experienced and as he started to piece together events from the previous century when the Prometheus was there.There's some really neat fallout from it all that's being delved into and watching as it comes together is pretty damn creepy. With the narrative used, it's something that gives you a bit of distance from the events so it's not as personal, especially since you really don't connect with the characters that are getting picked off by the Xenomorphs, but it's bringing about a really entertaining and engaging experience watching as they figure out how to survive in this harsh area all while Russell is discovering a whole lot of secrets from the past that are buried there. Definitely an interesting off-shoot of the two films being brought together. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Oct 29, 2014

    ALIENS: FIRE AND STONE #2 thrives because of the gripping artwork and legitimately interesting mystery it's building. We're finally starting to get back into what happened in the movie and receive some proper follow-up. Whether we'll get any satisfying answers has yet to be seen, but this second issue makes some very interesting developments and leaves me wanting more. The drama between the human survivors isn't compelling and that takes away from the better scenes, but this is still a book that's full of thrills, intrigue, and some mighty fine looking art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Eric Switzer Oct 29, 2014

    The narrator of this issue is a Hadleys Hope crew member that has discovered and captured one of the drones left behind by the Prometheus crew from the film. He goes about examining the device and starts to discover what had happened and eventually finds the temple and the remaining Engineers cryo-pod. What I really like about this issue is not only how it connects us to the film but how all the while the rest of the crews story is going on in the background. The drama between them and their struggle with the aliens hunting them is de-emphasized in favor of the grander plot. Our narrator is literally separated from them to tell the more important story, and Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 30, 2014

    Oddly enough, this comic is at its least successful when it comes to channeling the tone and horror of the Alien franchise. Between the outdoor jungle setting and the sudden segueways from character interaction to Xenomorph attacks, there isn't room for the sort of creeping, claustrophobic tension you find in the movies. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Nov 3, 2014

    Overall, this isn't the strongest issue in the series, but it does enough to maintain the level of excitement this series had produced thus far. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Oct 29, 2014

    "Aliens: Fire and Stone" #2 is a decent-enough chapter in both the mini-series and overall event, but it's partially undone by a seemingly deliberate attempt to avoid too many fresh ideas and a vibrant way to illustrate them. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    We The Nerdy - Chad Waller Oct 29, 2014

    Alien: Fire and Stone #2 is a step down, but the last panel gives me hope for better things to come. If nothing else, I feel compelled to read it just to see how Russell's story effects the other stories in Dark Horse's shared universe. Read Full Review

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