Prometheus: Life and Death #1

Prometheus: Life and Death #1 (Part 5 of 17 of Life and Death)

Writer: Dan Abnett
Artist: Andrea Mutti
Colorist: Rain Beredo
Letterer: Michael Heisler
Cover Artist: David Palumbo, alternate cover (pictured above) by Dave Dorman

Prometheus: Life and Death #1 follows the events of the Predator issues as the marines leave the planet with the engineer ship in their control. Of course, “in control” is a very temporal thing. Once the engineer wakes up, it gets tense and the action kicks in.

This issue splits up the marines into two groups: on on the Hasdrubal, and one on the engineer ship. While ‘Plan A’ is to take the ship back home for study, that quickly goes awry. Much like the movie, the engineer wakes up and kills someone, emphasizing the primitive, beastial nature of this creature. I have to admit, that’s one thing I don’t understand about the engineers. They’re supposed to be an advanced species, but they seem to murder everything they see. Regardless, it makes them a good monster, and gets everyone running.

There’s a good amount of tension in this story, a little bit of character emphasis as a lot of characters get time to talk. However, most of the fun in this issue is seeing the engineer wake up, the marines run, and then seeing their reactions on what to do against this unstoppable monster. They’re in quite the predicament.

The art isn’t bad. The character’s faces don’t look the greatest, but the overall feel of the comic has a nice pulpy vibe. The coloring adds a really nice touch to the artwork, giving it a bit more depth, detail and texture.

Overall, it’s an okay issue. Given the artwork and the fun bits of action and dialog in this issue, I give it a three out of five metal bikinis.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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