The resolution to this series ends on a rather simple note: Galgo and the Preadtor hunt down the Engineer after a series of adventures and misadventures that intercross the other books in the series. Granted, there are some clichés that cause a moderate amount of eye rolling. For instance, Galgo leaves the Predator to stand alone against the might of the Engineer. However, if one has seen any action films, one will have no hesitation inferring how long that departure will last.
The selling point for me that cemented my score came from the conclusion—I did not expect the outcome. In fact, I’m still nodding at the ‘that was cool’ moment resonating within me from the last few pages.
As a whole, this series (“Fire and Stone”) has exceeded my expectations. Story events brought back what I loved about the characters of the Aliens, Predators, and Engineers while infusing new plotlines and action beats that made each book a hell of a read.
Additionally, the artwork sustained through the whole series, as well. I need not explain how much of a challenge drawing a Predator must be; instead, I will say that Chris Mooneyham must have had to soak in ice after completing each book.
The “Omega” storyline will be starting soon, and if the same consideration and development go into that series, Dark Horse will have another hit on its hands.
Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Chris Mooneyham Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Price: $3.50 Release Date: 1/28/15 Format: Mini-Series (4 of 4); Print/Digital