I have always been open-minded about the possibility of aliens. The universe is just so big and ever-expanding that it would be almost impossible to calculate and quantify the possibility of their existence. I know better men such as Carl Sagan and Isaac Asimov have tried and have also been light years more eloquent than me. However, I do feel there is quite a validity in the concept of aliens, and the theories and mythologies humanity produces in a feeble yet honest way to understand the question “are we alone in the universe?” This leads me to my great enjoyment of science fiction and my fondness for the “Alien” and “Predator” film series. And why the Dark Horse “Prometheus” series based on the 2012 film will soon become an important book for all of you that may share my same interests in the universe.
Growing up, I always went for the more oddball comic books. Sure, I read the main stays of the comic industry, but for every Spider-Man book I’d pull, there’d be a “Mars Attacks“, “Swamp Thing“, and many other titles that would solidify my ranking within the comic-book/ pop culture community. One of my all time favorite publishers is Dark Horse. They were the kings of science fiction titles throughout my adolescence. I was a huge devotee towards their “Terminator”, “Aliens”, “Predator”, and “Dark Horse Presents” titles. I am the guy that watched “TimeCop” as a comic book adaptation, not just as a great Jean Claude Van Damme movie. For a while, I was left with nothing while those titles faded into 90’s obscurity so I was understandably excited to learn, during the summer of 2013, that their would be a relaunch of the “Aliens” and “Predator” series along with a comic based on the world of “Prometheus”. Now, almost a year later, I was beyond excited when treated to an advance copy of “Prometheus: Fire and Stone” #1 this morning by the intelligent, brilliant, and all around good-looking people at Dark Horse Comics.
I won’t spoil much, if anything at all, even if I really wanted to tell those people who had any qualms about “Prometheus” not being completely tied to “Aliens” that this book SATISFIES! I cannot stress enough that the story being told by Eisner Award nominated team of Paul Tobin and artist Juan Ferreyra have kicked off an exciting and new series that will not only please fans of the 2012 film by Sir Ridley Scott but also excite fans of the science fiction genre. And by page 27, the reader will be left salivating like those monstrous and horrific xenomorphs that have terrorized Sigourney Weaver. Yes, you may actually salivate acid. It’s that big of a moment and beautifully drawn (SPOILER: This may possibly be a wink to those interested in “Prometheus: Fire and Stone” and anyone that has stuck through with my rambling until the end.) This is the book for all those like me that enjoy great questions such as “are we alone in the universe?” and have wondered as we looked to the stars if maybe on some distant planet far away lived tribal warriors like the Predators or animalistic creatures that burst out of eggs like the Aliens.
I cannot wait to talk to you fine folks who visit What’cha Reading about “Prometheus: Fire and Stone” and hear your thoughts. It releases Wednesday, September 10th and needs to be placed on your pull list immediately. Royal Collectibles in Forest Hills is a great place to stop by, as they have a neat little Alien/horror/science fiction section as well.
Here’s the info from Dark Horse as well as a trailer…
PROMETHEUS: FIRE AND STONE #1 | PAUL TOBIN | JUAN FERREYRA
When the Prometheus never returned from her fateful journey to LV-223, the questions surrounding the origins of man went unanswered. Now a new team of explorers seeks to uncover the dark mystery that holds not only the fate of theoriginal mission, but possibly their own damnation.
* Ties directly into the hit motion picture!
* First issue in a blockbuster crossover event!
From Eisner Award–nominated team of Paul Tobin and artist Juan Ferreyra (Colder)!