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Prometheus: Fire and Stone
Written by Paul Tobin
Illustrated by Juan Ferreyra
Inked by Juan Ferreyra
Colored by Juan Ferreyra (#1-4)
Eduardo Ferreyra (#2-4)
Lettered by Nate Piekos
Cover(s) by David Palumbo
Paul Pope (#1 variant)
Edited by Daniel Chabon
Ian Tucker
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
Release date(s) Sept-Dec 2014
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Followed by Prometheus: Fire and Stone - Omega
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Prometheus: Fire and Stone is a four-issue limited comic book series that was first published by Dark Horse Comics from September-December 2014. It was also published simultaneously in the digital format via Dark Horse Digital. The story was the first comic in the Prometheus comics line. It was written by Paul Tobin, illustrated and inked by Juan Ferreyra, colored by Juan Ferreyra and Eduardo Ferreyra, lettered by Nate Piekos and edited by Daniel Chabon and Ian Tucker, with cover art by David Palumbo and Juan Ferreyra. Paul Pope also provided a variant cover for the first issue. It follows the crew of the Kadmos, who have been dispatched to LV-223 in search of the USCSS Prometheus.

Prometheus: Fire and Stone formed the Prometheus component of Dark Horse's franchise-crossing Fire and Stone event in 2014/2015, and was released in conjunction with Aliens: Fire and Stone, Alien vs. Predator: Fire and Stone and Predator: Fire and Stone. The four series all share an interconnected story.

Prometheus: Fire and Stone was the first comic book to be based on the film Prometheus and its mythology. It was followed by Prometheus: Fire and Stone - Omega.

Publisher's SummaryEdit

#1: 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 the original mission, but possibly their own damnation.

#2: After landing on LV-223, a recovery crew uncovers the fate of the Prometheus's doomed mission — and a horror unlike anything known to man!

#3: Chaos breaks loose when a member of the Prometheus's recovery team is exposed to the dangerous and mysterious genetic accelerant! Now, with the crew divided and hope for survival fleeting, a terrifying discovery offers a glimpse into the fate of the Prometheus... and the colony on LV-426!

#4: Casualties rise as the Prometheus's recovery team find themselves trapped between an unrelenting Alien horde, a ruthless Engineer, and a vengeful victim of the mysterious accelerant!

Plot Edit

When Dr. Elizabeth Shaw uncovered a star map to the distant moon of LV-223, she took it as a sign from God—an Invitation from our creators, proof that mankind is not alone in the universe...

When Shaw and the Crew of the Prometheus finally reached LV-223, they learned the terrifying truth: Indeed, we are not alone, and our creators' plans for us are not those of a loving God. After a harrowing ordeal during which the rest of the crew of the Prometheus met their fate, Shaw and the damaged android David left LV-223 in search of further answers — never knowing that the carnage left behind them would give rise to a horrific new life that could lead to the end of all.

In the year 2219, forty years after the events of Aliens: Fire and Stone, Captain Angela Foster led her crew to the barren moon of LV-223 under the pretense of a routine salvage mission. What she hid from them was her true motivation — the discovery of Sir Peter Weyland's mysterious voyage to this distant moon, as he searched for the origins of man.

When Angela and the crew of the Geryon fleet arrived at LV-223, it was not a desert that they found, but a lush jungle, bristling with strange alien life. Now, the crew has made a second shocking discovery—no the Prometheus, but a human vessel from the neighboring moon of LV-426 — from which they unleash a deadly horde of vicious alien monsters that decimate and scatter the group.

Separated from the rest of the crew, Scientist Francis Lane and his synthetic assistant Elden take shelter in a remote cave. When they uncover the research left behind by the cave's previous inhabitant — a survivor of the Onager crash — Francis determines that the genetic accelerant could be the long sought cure for his own terminal illness, but not before it is filtered through Elden's biomechanical systems.

Now as Angela and her team mount a rescue mission for Francis and Elden, the Xenomorph swarm seizes the opportunity to attack the command ship Helios. But as Elden's reaction to the accelerant turns unexpectedly violent, the crew finds that they may face danger from two sides.

When two unexpected shipwrecks are discovered — one a manmade drilling craft from the the neighboring moon of LV-426, the other an alien vessel containing a wealth of invaluable knowledge. Also among their discoveries are a mysterious genetic accelerant with unlimited technological potential—and a bestial race of alien parasites with a raw destructive instinct.

Now with Elden on the loose, and the Helios command vessel is beset by a host of aliens, Captain Angela Foster hatches a cunning plan to rescue her crew and she'll need the might of Security Chief Galgo Helder and his Perces patrol ship to succeed. But Galgo's interest in self-preservation takes precedent, and just as Elden appears to allow the Xenomorph menace access to the Helios, Helder comes over the radio to notify Angela that she is being left on her own.

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Reprint HistoryEdit

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Cover to Prometheus: Fire and Stone trade paperback by Palumbo.

Prometheus: Fire and Stone was collected as a trade paperback released in April 2015, reusing David Palumbo's cover for issue 1 as the cover artwork.

The series was collected again, along with the other Fire and Stone stories, in Prometheus: The Complete Fire and Stone in October 2015.

Behind the ScenesEdit

Cover artist David Palumbo also provided cover artwork for the Aliens: Fire and Stone series, as well as the one-shot conclusion story Prometheus: Fire and Stone - Omega. Not counting editing staff, he is the only person to work on the creative team on more than one of the series in the Fire and Stone event. He subsequently went on to provide artwork for the Life and Death crossover.

ChronologyEdit

Prometheus: Fire and Stone takes place after the events of Aliens: Fire and Stone #4 and before the events of the Predator: Fire and Stone #1 and Alien vs. Predator: Fire and Stone #1.

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