Life and Death: Prometheus #3

Life and Death: Prometheus #3 of 4

(Part 7 of 17 of Life and Death)

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

There’s a little bit of action in Life and Death: Prometheus #3, but it’s mostly story development as the humans plot their next course of action and they set things up for the next issue. Each team of survivors catches up on what’s gone one. They also fill each other in on what they’ve learned about their enemies. While there’s a little probing at the nature of the Engineers, most of the issue is just dialog and connecting the dots.

The issue opens with a burst of action. It’s also the only action. Captain Foster, Galgo, Jill, Chris and Ahab spend the rest of the issue chatting with the other survivors as they plan on what they’re going to do next. Thoughts go from setting up a beacon to signal for rescue, to stealing the Engineer ship and making their escape that way. Ahab the Predator kills one alien, and then just tags along with Galgo for the rest of the issue. They scout out the Engineer who’s up to something. That’s pretty much the entire issue.

While it’s not the most exciting or eye-opening comic, Prometheus #3 isn’t a flop. The dialog is enjoyable. It’s nice catching up with the survivors from the previous series. There’s a few interesting tidbits on the Engineers. Plus everything is setup for the next issue so they can focus a bit more on the action and less on the plot development. More or less, there was some house keeping they had to do, and this issue bit the bullet to do it.

The art is pretty good. Andrea throws in some of his signature creatures who steal the show in a couple panels, and there’s some nice environment shots. We get a glimpse inside the Engineer’s ship which is made pretty epic by the placement of one of those giant faces. There’s some neat shots of the survivor’s Ewok town, and some good shots of the characters. Overall, I really enjoyed the artwork.

With good artwork and an okay story, this issue is earth shattering, but it’s not bad. I give it a three and half out of five metal bikinis and look forward to where things go next.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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