REVIEW: Prometheus: Fire and Stone–Omega

Story: Kelly Sue DeConnick
Art: Agustin Alessio
Letters: Nate Piekos of Blambots
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: February 11, 2015

Prometheus : Fire and Stone Omega is the conclusion to a series of interconnected comics that’ve been released over the past few months by Dark Horse; Aliens, Prometheus (of course), Predator and Aliens vs Predator.

All of the stories follow the events of the Prometheus prequel released in theaters a few years back, and take place on LV-223, a moonbase used by the Engineers in that film. The comics are written and drawn by some of the biggest names and best talent in the industry today.

Omega for instance, is written by Kelly Sue DeConnick with art by Agustin Alessio — DeConnick is the scribe behind  the critically-acclaimed Bitch Planet and Alessio did some amazing work on Star Wars: Legacy last year.

While the Aliens/AVP/Prometheus/Predator comics are connected, that connection had been fairly loose, until now. This issue wraps up all of those concurrently run stories nicely and still leaves room for more development in the future. It also manages to put the focus squarely back on Captain Foster, and in the process pays homage to the other women who have carried the franchise in the past. She’s a great lead and an excellent moral counter to Galgo and his loyalty issues.

Alessio does a great job of capturing the epic scale of the story with his art and was a fine choice for the finale. His work is detailed but has something of a dream, or nightmare, quality to it, reminiscent of the legend himself, H.R. Giger. You don’t really need to know much canon to enjoy this book, as it is a one-shot, but it will definitely prompt you to investigate further if you don’t.  I definitely recommend this book, and series, to any fans of not only the Alien/Predator/Prometheus films, but fans of good sci-fi in general.

Prometheus_FS_Omega_insertBy: A.C.

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