Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1

Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1

Event\Storyline: Fire And Stone Writer: Paul Tobin Artist: Juan Ferreyra Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: September 10, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 25 User Reviews: 2
7.1Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

When the Prometheus never returned from her fateful journey to LV-223, the questions surrounding the origins of man went unanswered. Now a new team of explorers seeks to uncover the dark mystery that holds not only the fate of theoriginal mission, but possibly their own damnation.

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Martin Doyle Sep 9, 2014

    Prometheus: Fire and Stone is a spectacular start to a highly anticipated event, by a creative team at the top of their game. Hopefully, the other teams involved in this crossover can match their level. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Bloody Disgusting - Epic Switzer Sep 10, 2014

    There is so much intrigue and awesomeness packed into the first issue that I am sincerely out-of-my-mind nerdgasming for more. There are some suggestions as to where the other series will come in, and I can only hope it is all as well planned and executed as this first issue. It is too soon to tell a lot, but not too soon to get excited. This is going to be one hell of a ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Sep 13, 2014

    If the movie left you wanting more, more is now. The crew is discovering things that should have been forgotten, but readers remember past stories that foretell these characters' fates. The story will leave you wanting more, but dreading what's to come. Scary fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Coming Up Comics - Timothy Merritt Sep 10, 2014

    I'm excited to see how these writers and artists expand the Alien mythos. Despite the fact that Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1's job is to set up this event, and has to play the game of prologue-preacher, it still does a great job of putting pieces into play for the coming stories, where lots of possibilities exist for the expansion of this fictional universe. I, for one, am excited to see where this goes. Just leave the damn black goo alone. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - CeeJay Sep 9, 2014

    So yeah, a bit of a slow start perhaps, but consider me on board for the foreseeable future " as if there was ever any doubt with this particular creative team at the helm. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee Sep 10, 2014

    [ my rating stems a lot from a preexisting fan point of view to which i think this issue handled well within the overall franchise, looking at it as an individual issue or from a non fan point of view i'd say my score would objectively be a point or two lower ] Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Weekly Crisis - CeeJay Sep 10, 2014

    Ferreyra's art is crisp and fits with in the design mold of the film. I especially loved the new creature designs; the "monkey" was pretty terrifying, but I couldn't help but linger on the page. "Prometheus: Fire and Stone" #1 was a fair opener and left me very curious about where this new Prometheus/Alien/Predator universe is headed. My body is ready. Let's do this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Sep 15, 2014

    Prometheus: Fire and Stone is a satisfying continuation to the movie, building up upon established continuity with a new spin. It's filled with just as much, if not more, terror than the movie. The issue is filled with a sense of dread as these characters unknowingly begin heading towards their deaths. The tension slowly builds as the crew makes its way through this strange jungle, leading to one helluva cliffhanger ending that will have you crying for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Tyler Sewell Sep 3, 2014

    This issue serves as the calm before the storm and ends with danger knocking at the door, almost quite literally. Most of you are probably getting this series because you enjoy high-stress, sci-fi horror, but you won't be getting much in this issue. However, everything has now been set into place and from here on out we can sit back, relax, and wait for the floodgates to open. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Ben Penfold-Marwick Sep 9, 2014

    Prometheus: Fire and Stone is a welcome addition to the Alien mythos. Tobin and Ferreyra haven't re-invented the wheel, but they have recreated the tense feel that is such a vital part of the film series. This could easily have re-tread similar ground to the film, but the threats are higher and this first issue promises something different. Dark Horse Comics have again shown that comic books of film franchises can sometimes surpass their source material. I can't wait to see what the rest of this crossover has in store. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Sep 10, 2014

    If you like the Alien/Prometheus mythos, odds are this first chapter will hold onto your curiosity and leave you very thrilled to see what the next chapter will offer. We've met the characters, been told the basics, and experienced the right dose of buildup, so now it's time to see if the payoff will be worth the wait. Based on the handling of the tone in this chapter, I'm feeling pretty optimistic about where this series will go next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 14, 2014

    The world of Alien, Predator and Prometheus are all coming together across these miniseries and there's a lot to like in trying to bind them together and spin off some new material with engaging stories involving dangerous aliens. With the Prometheus arc, it has some problems for me in regards to trying to wrap my head around the timeline and what may have gone on for over a century, and I have hope that at some point that angle may get explored in some fashion. Returning to LV-223 isn't a surprise since there are stories to be told there and the angle works well with Foster trying to figure out what really happened. The motivations why remain to be seen in full, but it has a few areas it can work with. The crew is fairly standard with a couple of mysteries to be revealed for some of them as well, but the real fun is when they landing happens and they start to discover that things are most assuredly nothing like what they thought they would be. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Sep 9, 2014

    Prometheus: Fire and Stone is a great start to this multi series event, as though it took a while to deliver suspense and excitement, the dialogue and Xenomorph teaser have me firmly hooked for the next issue. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Hulking Reviewer - Dave Gogel Sep 13, 2014

    SummaryThe world of Prometheus is filled with massive potential and Fire and Stone does a nice job of expanding the universe. As the characters are fleshed out more and the plot begins to reveal itself it should get even better. The surprise at the end was a plus as well, a good tease until the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Tres Dean Sep 10, 2014

    However, all things considered, it's clear that a great deal of craft and research has been put into the creation of this comic. The result is far from perfect, but it's still a welcome return to a truly interesting universe. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Sep 15, 2014

    Prometheus: Fire and Stone is a solid first installment. A little bit of this and a little bit of that goes a long way towards setting up a story that could add all sorts of elements to the Alien mythos while answering some long outstanding questions. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Sep 20, 2014

    This issue has kept my excitement from when this crossover event was first announced. There's such a rich world to be explored here and adding Prometheus into the stable of titles at Dark Horse is a welcome addition. The pacing may be slow and the action at a minimum, but this serves as a setup to what will ultimately be a multi-issue and multi-title event. If you're a fan of these franchises, I'd encourage you to give this first issue a try as we hopefully get some answers to the questions that Prometheus the movie left unanswered. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Dodge Sep 12, 2014

    "Prometheus: Fire and Stone" #1 is not a terrible comic, and it's not a great comic either. The basic premises fits nicely into the familiar Alien mold: misfit crews investigate moon, mysterious creatures emerge, ulterior motives are revealed, and xenomorphs pop up. The problem is that the shift in POV, exposition driven dialogue, and softly lined art make it difficult to get a grasp on the characters. But let's be honest: no one is going to buy this book because they want complex and multilayered space marines. What they want is more xenomorph action, and this book seems poised to deliver. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Sep 11, 2014

    Even with some issues, the story is intriguing. Also, knowing that it is only one part of a huge storyline helps its case. The tone of the Alien franchise is evident, but I hope the creative team doesnt lose sight that Prometheus is vastly different from those films. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Andr Habet Sep 10, 2014

    Although nothing really spectacular occurs in this issue, it's evident that Tobin has some pretty grand designs for this story. If he and Ferreyra can pull of a balance of sci-fi philosophical introspection and horror, this may be the rare comic book movie property that acquires fans of its own. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Aug 30, 2014

    Prometheus Fire and Stone #1 was one of the books I was most looking forward to this Fall, and now it's bordering on becoming my biggest letdown book of the Fall. Prometheus Fire and Stone #1 is heavy on the set up, light on the delivery, and has the potential to devolve into another xenomorph driven gore-fest. The Prometheus branch of the Alien franchise has such potential to be so great, especially because its heavier subject matter, but heavier subject matter just doesn't sell as well as gore...and that's a damn shame. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Sep 9, 2014

    Dark Horse Comics has had a long and fruitful relationship with licensed comics, and while Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1 isn't the most stellar start to their new licensed venture, there is still the spark of potential there. I honestly don't think it will really shock readers to find out that the book based on a notable bummer of a movie isn't exactly ground-breaking, but who knows? The creative team is certainly capable enough just based on this first issue to actually turn the known potential of Prometheus into something captivating. Add to that the possibility of a crossover that we were teased with in the film itself as well as the potential thrill of seeing a Predator and an Engineer tangling within the pages of Prometheus: Fire and Stone and we may just have a pretty strong story on our hands later this year. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - Ashley Victoria Robinson Sep 10, 2014

    At $3.50 a dry issue with lack luster art isn't for any reader that I can imagine and I don't know if the titular film " or even the Alien franchise " has enough of a following that would really get anything out of Prometheus: Fire and Ice #1, sadly. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Scott Cederlund Sep 12, 2014

    You can't say that Ridley Scott's Prometheus is a graceful story, but it ages pretty well compared to Paul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra's comic sequel. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Sep 12, 2014

    "Prometheus: Fire and Stone" #1 doesn't stand on its own for readers who aren't invested in the franchise already, and it's also of dubious value as a follow-up to the film or a start to the "Fire and Stone" crossover. It doesn't build horror effectively yet, and the characterization is weak. The only real suspense occurs on the last page, and this is inherited suspense, riding on the coattails of the movie. Familiar readers may soldier on to learn exactly why LV-223 is so changed or simply to see when what happens when things go further south. The final panel isn't a huge surprise, but it does create anticipation, at least for "Aliens" fans, about what happens when that door is opened like Pandora's box. Read Full Review

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