Prometheus: Fire and Stone #4

Prometheus: Fire and Stone #4

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

Prometheus: Fire and Stone #4 delves into b-movie horror genre as gore, violence and scares take the place of characters and story. All of the survivors are on the run for the entire issue as the xenomorphs tear them apart. There’s no evac, no backup and no allies to be had. Everyone is on their own and short on time.

While the Aliens franchise has always been partly a horror story, this issue really dives in deep with all the blood and gore. Instead of focusing on suspense, well crafted characters and a captivating story, Paul Tobin instead opts to go for some mindless kills. People get ripped apart by the aliens and are constantly kept on the run. Even when there’s a chance to explore something mysterious and interesting, the story stays shallow and a character randomly shares some impossible insight into something they shouldn’t know anything about. Like a cheap horror movie, it’s not about making sense or making the viewers think, it’s simply goofy characters and gory kills.

On the plus side, the art isn’t too bad. There’s some interesting two page spreads that really highlight the action. It also presents some big panoramic shots. The darker panels tend to work best, especially some of the shots through the jungles and on the engineer ship.

In the end, however, this issue is a bit of a let down. There just isn’t much to there to sink your teeth into. The story and the characters are shallow. The entire issue is just one long chase sequence. There doesn’t appear to be any hope for any of the survivors. We already know Galgo is going to live a bit longer, and this issue just makes him more a dislikable character. Further more, the engineers are just as mysterious as ever with no allegiance or compassion for anyone. I give Prometheus: Fire and Stone #4 at two out to five metal bikinis.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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