The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of ALIENS: FIRE AND STONE #1 from Dark Horse Comics. The story is written by Chris Roberson, illustrated by Patric Reynolds, with colors by Dave Stewart, and letters by Nate Piekos of Blambot.
Derrick Russell and Genevieve Dione lead a group of survivors away from the attacking xenomorphs at the colony on LV-426. Their desperate plan? Take a ship designed for drilling and carrying cargo at a low orbit and try to make it to another moon. They barely succeed at a high price. They land on the moon designated LV-223 and are shocked to see that it has a breathable atmosphere. The survivors prepare to unload the cargo hold only to find out they brought more than provisions with them…
Diehard fans of the franchises will clue in pretty quick that this takes place during ALIENS and the new “home” is the same moon featured in PROMETHEUS. Story-wise not much happens in this issue; mainly a lot of running and dying. Russell is an interesting character and I like Genevieve, but am a little concerned about the third main character Cale. Watch him. I’ve read some of Roberson’s other work and have faith that things will pick up story-wise in the next issue. Patric Reynolds’ art is both beautiful and ugly, if that makes any sense. Check this book out and I think you’ll agree.
ALIENS: FIRE AND STONE #1 is in stores now, or available for ordering at www.darkhorse.com.