Predator: Fire and Stone #1

Predator: Fire and Stone #1

Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Christopher Mooneyham
Colorist: Dan Brown
Letterer: Nate Piekos
Cover Artist: Lucas Graciano (regular cover), Alex Maleev and Dave Stewart (variant cover)

Predator: Fire and Stone #1 takes place after the events of Prometheus: Fire and Stone #4 and Alien vs. Predator: Fire and Stone #1. Having made a close escape on the Perses, her crew must now deal with a stowaway predator. But when trapped on a ship in deep space, opening fire with conventional weapons is a suicidal death wish. They must do battle with than lethal weapons against an alien bent on hunting them down for sport.

At first, the comic seems pretty straight forward. Galgo thaws Higgins and Piper out of cryo so they can help him take out the predator on their ship, so they can then continue on their journey home. Unfortunately they can’t risk shooting weapons on the ship, so they have to use shock sticks. They split up to try and flank the monster, but that just gets them killed one by one. Piper puts up a pretty good fight, though, and Galgo shows his true nature. But in the end, the story takes a sidestep as the predator appears to be out for something different. He’s not here to hunt the humans for sport. He’s after a bigger trophy.

The artwork is a very grainy, gritty style, but it works pretty good. The panels with the predator look pretty awesome, and Dan Brown does a good job with the thermal vision views of the predator. Even the invisible suit effects look pretty good. Plus the cover by Lucas Graciano is gorgeous. The painted style of the cover just looks beautiful.

In the end, I give Predator: Fire and Stone #4 a four out of five metal bikinis. It’s fun, has some surprises and action, and looks good. It’s still a little hard to see how it fits completely into the rest of the series, but I’m hoping there are still some surprises left.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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