Predator: Fire and Stone #3

Predator: Fire and Stone #3

Writer: Joshua Williamson
Penciller: Christopher Mooneyham
Inker: John Lucas
Colorist: Dan Brown
Letterer: Nate Piekos
Cover Artist: Lucas Graciano

Predator: Fire and Stone #3 is a fun issue. The story brings Galgo back to the forefront and back to life. He gets a lot of dialog and all his blabbering makes it easier to forget some of the awful things he’s done in the previous issues. For better or worse, he’s stuck with a predator and together they are hunting down an engineer. In a way, it’s buddy story. Galgo the talkative braggart, and a predator who you can’t understand. They have to work through their difficulties if they want to survive.

At this point in their relationship, the predator and Galgo are doing pretty good. They’re both able to understand each other to some extent, and there’s even a little bit of trust between them. We find out that Angela is still alive, and she reluctantly helps Galgo and his friend out to a limited extent. Before long, they’re off on their own again as they continue the hunt. As the story builds, they fight off some strange creatures and then the epic confrontation begins. An engineer appears. And that’s where the story ends, a nice little cliffhanger.

The artwork struggles a little with it’s extremely rough, gritty style, but if kinda works in its own way. It’s a cartoony style so there isn’t a lot detail or realism. But the panels all convey the emotion of the characters, the direction of the action, and the right amount of suspense in grandeur. The grandeur part kicks in with a huge two page spread of the predator and the engineer as they come face to face. It’s a nice shot.

Overall, I enjoyed this issue. Joshua Williamson did a good job at bringing out the characters and playing up the relationship between Galgo and Angela, and Galgo and the predator. The characters become relatable, likable people. At this point I actually care about Galgo and the predator and I want to see what’s going to happen to them. Combined with the artwork, the story just worked. While there are other artists with styles I like better, this style still worked and was enjoyable. I give Predator: Fire and Stone #3 a four out of five metal bikinis.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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