Life and Death: Prometheus #2

Life and Death: Prometheus #2

(Part 6 of 17 of Life and Death)

Writer: Dan Abnett
Artist: Andrea Mutti
Colorist: Rain Beredo
Letterer: Michael Heisler
Cover Artist: David Palumbo

Life and Death: Prometheus #2 slowly slips us back into the world of aliens, engineers and predators. With a silent opening plunging us onto LV-223, we catch a glimpse of ruins, of the engineer, and of old survivors. Dan Abnett takes some interesting twists and turns as he spices up the plot of Life and Death.

In the beginning of the issue, we catch a peek at two survivors on LV-223 and a mention of the captain. In case you forgot, LV-223 is where things went down in the Fire and Stone series. It’s also the place where Galgo and Captain Angela Foster were left stranded. With one quick little planet hop, Abnett ties together the two series and pulls in some familiar characters. It’s a great way to shoot a boost of adrenaline into the story.

And speaking of adrenaline, this issue packs in some action. Don’t let the serene opening fool you. The aliens come in swarms and marines do their best to fight back. But it’s the survivors of LV-223 that make the difference. Not only do they have the knowledge of who their enemy is and how to fight them, but they have the tech of the engineers and a predator ally. Yeah, it’s about to get awesome.

The artwork isn’t too bad. It gets the job done and I like how Mutti every now and then emphasizes a panel with a white background. There’s also some fun little touches of wildlife spread throughout the panels. The characters get some nice moments and there’s a some good expression on their faces in the panels. Beredo comes in to add some splashes of color that help bring some warmth to the cold, dead feeling of the planet.

In the end, Abnett puts together a nice little story with fun twists and good dialog. The art works and brings the visual component to the story, helping readers follow along. All in all it’s pretty good. I’d give it a four out of five, but the ending was pretty awesome and tips the odds in its favor, thus winning a nice five out of five metal bikinis.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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