PREDATOR: FIRE AND STONE #1 Review

How will the crew handle their deadly stowaway? Read on to find out.

The official description from Dark Horse:

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!

Predator Fire and Stone #1 variantWhen Dark Horse first announced Fire and Stone there was one series in particular that I was looking forward to, and that was Predator. Though I’ve been a fan of both the Alien and Predator franchises for years, it has been Predator that I’ve enjoyed the most. Following on nicely from Alien vs. Predator: Fire and Stone #1 this outing is easily the best in the crossover so far, being both exciting and mysterious.

Having created three of the best creator owned series’ in Ghosted, Nailbiter and Birthright I was excited to see what Joshua Williamson would do on this title. Not failing to disappoint, Williamson delivers an amazing script, as though it’s not quite to the same level as his creator owned work (I never expected it would be), it’s easily the best this crossover has seen. I especially enjoyed the way that he manages to capture the tension in the air, with the crew seeming both scared and fueled when it comes to facing this hunter.

Chris Mooneyham has been doing an awesome job over on Five Ghosts (which also returns this week), but he also proves that he can make a classic character such as the Predator just as gruesome. What I liked most about Mooneyham’s art is the way that he lays everything out, as bar the general energetic vibe in the action, it also allows the quieter moments to flow smoothly. I also loved the way he shows the Predator both with and without his mask, with the detail, and colours from Dan Brown allowing this creature to look like, “one ugly motherf**ker.”

Predator: Fire and Stone #1 is easily the best in the crossover so far, with the energetic opening issue moving on nicely from Alien vs. Predator: Fire and Stone #1. The only small negativity is the timeline, as with several different points in the same story happening at one, it means certain things happen too quick. Despite this I highly recommend this issue.

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