Easily two of the most deadly things to come out of outer space, the Xenomorph and Predator species have thrilled audiences in both movies and comic books for years. We previously reported that Dark Horse Comics was relaunching their Aliens and Predator universe and had four titles in development, and we now have plot and release details on the Aliens and Prometheus “Fire and Stone” series that should please fans wanting more from the universe of Ridley Scott's Alien films.
Set for release on September 10th is Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1 (of 4), while Aliens: Fire and Stone #1 (of 4) is slated for a September 24th release. Each issue will be priced at $3.50 and consist of 32 pages. October will see the debuts of Predator and Aliens vs Predator, both also set in the "Fire and Stone" series.
Synopsis for Aliens: Fire and Stone #1 (of 4):
“During a vicious xenomorph outbreak, terraforming engineer Derrick Russell leads a desperate group of survivors onto a rickety mining vessel. They hope to escape the creatures overrunning their colony — but they’ll face horrors both in space and on the strange planet they crash on. Ties in with the Prometheus and Aliens films!
• First issue in an exciting direction for Aliens!
• From critically acclaimed writer Chris Roberson!
• Variant cover by Fiona Staples (Saga, North 40)!”
Synopsis for Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1 (of 4):
“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.
• Ties directly into the hit motion picture!
• First issue in a blockbuster crossover event!”
As mentioned in our previous coverage, the Alien, Predator, and Aliens vs. Predator comic book series are being completely rebooted and will now share a single continuity. Additionally, the Prometheus comic book series is a part of this shared universe. A “writer’s room” approach is being taken, with Chris Roberson writing the new Aliens series, Chris Sebela writing Aliens vs. Predator, Joshua Williamson on Predator, and Paul Tobin writing Prometheus.
While the series are considered canon and will follow after the movies, they will not continue the adventures of any of the main characters and will feature a brand new cast. Check out the covers of Aliens: Fire and Stone #1 and Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1 below, thanks to Comic Book Resources: