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|Predator: Fire and Stone|
|Written by||Joshua Williamson|
|Illustrated by||Chris Mooneyham|
|Inked by|| Chris Mooneyham (#1-2)|
John Lucas (#3-4)
|Colored by||Dan Brown|
|Lettered by||Nate Piekos|
|Cover(s) by|| Lucas Graciano|
Alex Maleev (#1 variant)
|Edited by|| Ian Tucker|
|Publisher||Dark Horse Comics|
|Release date(s)||Oct 2014-Jan 2015|
|Preceded by||Predators (trade paperback)|
|Followed by||Predator: Life and Death|
Predator: Fire and Stone is a four-issue limited comic book series that was first published by Dark Horse Comics from October 2014-January 2015. It was also published simultaneously in the digital format via Dark Horse Digital. The story was written by Joshua Williamson, illustrated by Chris Mooneyham, inked by Mooneyham and John Lucas, colored by Dan Brown, lettered by Nate Piekos and edited by Ian Tucker and Brendan Wright, with cover art by Lucas Graciano. Alex Maleev also provided a variant cover for the first issue.
Predator: Fire and Stone formed the Predator component of Dark Horse's franchise-crossing Fire and Stone event in 2014/2015, and was released in conjunction with Prometheus: Fire and Stone, Aliens: Fire and Stone and Alien vs. Predator: Fire and Stone. The four series all share an interconnected story.
#1: As the Perses begins her long journey home, a deadly stowaway forces the crew into a savage conflict! While the crew defend themselves against this unseen Predator, the hunter itself stalks a much more substantial game!
#2: After the mayhem and terror of Weyland-Yutani's disastrous mission to the site of the Prometheus, Galgo's troubles continue when his ship is shanghaied by a Predator stowaway! Its obsession with a mysterious, deadly quarry sends them to the last place in the universe Galgo'd like to revisit — the Xeno-infested LV-223!
#3: Back among the crewmates he betrayed in Prometheus, Galgo must watch over both shoulders, as his former allies want him to pay, and the Predator that holds him captive wants something far more terrible!
#4: As the Predator sets out on his greatest hunt, Galgo must decide if atoning for his past sins is worth the ultimate sacrifice!
When Captain Angela Foster uses the pretense of a routine Salvage mission to lead her crew to the mysterious moon of LV-223, she actually hopes to learn the fate of Sir Peter Weyland and his lost Prometheus mission. What she uncovers instead is a terror beyond imagination.
In the wake of Angela's deception, security officer Galgo Helder abandons LV-223 making a limping escape with the Geryon armada and a scavenged alien weapon. But soon a new threat presents itself, as a brutal conflict erupts between a mutated crewmate's Xenomorph horde and a pack of ruthless alien hunters.
Now, having fled the violence of the Geryon, the patrol ship Perces and her battlered crew face a long journey home, but as galgo prepares his beloved vessel for her voyage, an invisible stowaway makes ready for more bloodshed.
Fleeing a massive conflict between Xenomorphs, invisible hunters, and the accelerant-mutated Elden, The crew of the Perces discovers that they haven't escaped yet. With a lone stowaway Predator intent on taking command of the ship, pilot Galgo Helder sets a trap using his crew as bait, but once they fall, the creature soon captures Galgo himself.
Readying himself for a girsley fate, Galgo instead finds the Predator has other plans—to complete its trophy collection with the skull of one of man's creators, the mysterious Engineers. And just as Galgo abandoned Weyland-Yutani's exploratory mission to LV-223 by stranding the rest of the crew on the alien-infested moon, the Predator obcessed with collecting a trophy by killing an Engineer on LV-223 is dragging Galgo back to the scene of his crime, where he finds that a handful of survivors have eeked out a meager existence in the time since he left them—but this reunion is one that Galgo would sooner have avoided.
With nowhere left to run, Glago's chances of survival seem vanishingly slim, as his Predator captor drags him into the fight of his life, against the terrifying might of one of the mysterious Engineers!
When the Predator manages to get some distance and enters a derelict, he uses his Cloak and Speargun to bring the fight to a stalemate. He then activates his Self-Destruct Device to kill them both, but Galgo Helder comes back to kill the Engineer with its own weapon. He saves the Predator who then discards his wrist bracer and escapes the ship with Galgo.
Predator: Fire and Stone was collected and released as a trade paperback in July 2015, reusing Lucas Graciano's cover for issue 2 as the cover artwork.
Behind the ScenesEdit
- In issue 1, a typo in the foreword states that the events within take place after Prometheus: Fire and Stone #4 and Predator: Fire and Stone #1.
- Although the events of Predator: Fire and Stone, in regard to Galgo and Ahab, pick up where Alien vs. Predator: Fire and Stone #1 left off, all four issues of Alien vs. Predator: Fire and Stone are noted to be taking place on January 22, 2219, without any mention of a change in the date, while the events of Predator: Fire and Stone are taking place on and after January 23, 2219 meaning, chronologically, the Predator: FIre and Stone series take place one day after the events of the entire Alien vs. Predator: Fire and Stone series.