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#1 Posted by DonFelipe (1854 posts) - - Show Bio

@pikahyper: This is complicated. I have yet to read some of the third and fourth issues plus the one-shot that will be released in February. This is one of the reason I was looking for and hoping to find such wiki page and reading order on CV. All the minis and their issues of Fire and Stone are not released on chronological order and in continuity. For instance AVP #1 crearly takes place after Prometheus #4, however, it was released a week after Prometheus #1. If this wasn't confusing enough it also has flashback scenes of events that haven't even been shown yet because they (must) take place in latter issues of Prometheus or any other series and there are 2 more. All the minis seem to take place in a different time and even space. Alien #1 kicks off in a middle of some insane action with xenomorphs on LV-426, which is the moon/planet known from the the first (and second) Alien movie. The other minis take place on moon LV-223 which is known from the 2012 Prometheus movie. The minis also focus on different sets of characters although this doesn't make much sense at all except for the one mini taking place in a different place. So except for Alien, the chronological order would be:

1) Prometheus; 2) Predator; 3) AVP; 4) Omega

While 2 and 3 are set after the events of Prometheus, they both, or parts of them, could still be happening parallel. In Prometheus four characters are introduced more or less: Captain Angela Foster, astrobiologist Francis, bad-ass Security Officer Galgo, and crazy-ass robot Elden. According to the solicit of Omega (and I wish I hadn't read it yet) there will be human survivors which means at least one of the four will still be alive and kicking (ass). The solicit mentions who but the name doesn't matter here (and it's not Elden by the way). Does any of these human characters appear in more than just one series? Galgo, at least, although some of the other appearances (seemingly) are flashback scenes only.

As far as the three series that take place on LV-223 and Omega go I'd say "Fire and Stone" should be a story arc but then there's Alien. I think this is just meant to be a fun issue for the die-hard Alien fans because that's what it is. Though I still have to read its last two issues and there could still be some background information and something that could connect it to whatever is happening on LV-223 but I doubt it.

Unless Dark Horse screwed up the release order, I think the creators wanted to achieve an atmosphere and reading experience where the reader is as confused and left alone in the dark, literally, as the characters are being unaware of what is really happening on a planet inhabited by predators and xenomorphs? Unlike the characters the reader still can re-read the whole epic in chronological order later on.

OM-xenomorphic-G ... I didn't plan to write that much and I don't even know if all of this makes perfect sense because the minis so far, do not. What do you think? Concept, right?

#2 Posted by DonFelipe (1854 posts) - - Show Bio

This looks nice and after Art of War it can only get better, again!

#4 Edited by DonFelipe (1854 posts) - - Show Bio

Dark Horse has just released four (a fifth is on the way) new comic books and series under the label "Fire and Stone" - Alien, Alien vs Predator, Predator, Prometheus, Prometheus: Omega (One-Shot and final issue).

Now I'd like to add a wiki page so all of the related issues are connected and linked including additional information, etc., but would I add this new wiki page as concept or story arc?

Based on existing wikis such as The New 52 and All-New Marvel Now I'd say "Fire and Stone" should be a concept page, too, but perhaps I should mention all of these comics are mini-series plus the series-ending one-shot which is why I'm not sure about the type of wiki page. Because of the limited format of the comic books I could imagine this to be more of a story arc type of thing.

#5 Posted by DonFelipe (1854 posts) - - Show Bio

@mrmazz: Perhaps they are talking about those chain mail masks made from leather and iron?

#6 Posted by DonFelipe (1854 posts) - - Show Bio

Great interview with 2 great ladies and Tony who's rendered speechless most of the time.

I'm with Kelly on getting lost in comic books. The story and the writing can still be good whether you know and understand what's going on or not. It doesn't matter as long as it is appealing to you.

#7 Posted by DonFelipe (1854 posts) - - Show Bio

@inferiorego can't you config this article so it will stay on top of all the other news for as long as this promo goes? This is what everybody is looking for, right? A whole lot of brilliant comic books and stories for literally nothing in return. It's a pity this article has only been on the main page for a couple of hours (on a Friday afternoon) because of all the other news (more Image Expo and reviews), and then disappeared below the "+ Show me more" button.

Oh, sweet, my ODY-C download is ready... bye!

#8 Posted by DonFelipe (1854 posts) - - Show Bio

@mak13131313:

Spring 2015. Of course this could still be any date between March and May but I don't think there will be much of a delay beyond that (time frame) as they have been working on this for quite a while now and Infante isn't doing anything else either... besides some covers for Sons of Anarchy.

#9 Posted by DonFelipe (1854 posts) - - Show Bio

@cave_duck: @g_man: What a great first issue! I love it, and I love Peggy, she's so cool! The coolest person in the Marvel Universe! The dialogue between her and Howard Stark is what this comic book seems to be all about; at least this first issue. It doesn't really matter the issue is lacking a bit of a story and background information. I mean, for instance, even Howard Stark is surprised how Peggy has gotten to Moscow before him. While Woodrow is a somewhat mysterious guy (but what Russian contact wouldn't be? The KGB girl is as mysterious as Woodrow is.) there's also something mysterious about Peggy and that's a good thing. As Howard said she can keep secrets better than anyone and women who can keep secrets are... Did I already mention how cool she was?

#10 Posted by DonFelipe (1854 posts) - - Show Bio

Plenty of good stuff coming up from Image this year.... exciting!