Prometheus: Fire and Stone #2

Prometheus: Fire and Stone #2

Writer: Paul Tobin
Artist: Juan Ferreyra
Assistant Colorist: Eduardo Ferreyra
Letterer: Nate Piekos
Cover Artist: David Palumbo

Prometheus: Fire and Stone #2 heats up as the salvage crew of the Geryon Fleet get into even more trouble. Fighting off alien xenomorphs, searching through the technology of the engineers, and uncovering the secrets of LV-223. With lots of action and some nice plot and story development, this issue kicks the series into high gear.

Picking up where the last issue left off, the salvagers open up the Onager only to find a ship full of xenomorphs and facehuggers. Right from the get go, the comic thrusts readers into the action–xenomorphs ripping through space suits, facehuggers leaping onto helpless victims, and acid blood wrecking havoc. However, the salvagers aren’t completely helpless. They manage to hold their own pretty well despite their losses.

Plunging the story forward, Francis and Elden make a discovery in a nearby cave that reveals some of the secrets of LV-223. They find out about the engineers, the alien ship, and the accelerant that mutates living things into bizarre creatures. After leaking out on the planet’s surface, the accelerant has mutated the place into an alien landscape, hence the jungles and weird creatures. This knowledged helps bring everyone up to speed on what’s going on and what they’re dealing with.

Things get more interesting as the salvages discover the engineer’s ship and an alien rifle. Meanwhile, Francis becomes obsessed with the accelerant and is convinced he can use it to cure himself. All he needs is a test subject.

The artwork does a great job completing the story. Juan Ferreyra brings the characters to life with their horrified faces of pain and fear. He brings the world to life with it’s exotic landscapes and strange lifeforms. With an excellent balance between action shots and establishing scenes for full atmospheric effect, the comic becomes a visual journey that’s easy to follow and fully immersive.

Also worth mentioning is the excellent cover by David Palumbo. The creepy image of an engineer looming over a dead astronaut invokes a nice horror vibe with just a touch of sci-fi. The jungle and waterfall make it seem even more strange and foreign. It would make a great poster.

Prometheus: Fire and Stone #2 picks up the pace, amps up the action and propels the story forward into the realm of sci-fi horror goodness. With xenomorphs and facehuggers taking people out left and right, it feels like much more familiar ground, however, the presence of the engineers and other new lifeforms cements it with Prometheus storyline. The combination of new and familiar elements helps bring everything together. For capturing the horror vibe of the series and plunging readers into a sordid cast of characters, I give Prometheus: Fire and Stone #2 a five out of five metal bikinis.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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