So, general consensus of Prometheus is that it was a visually amazing movie with some cool scenes and dutiful directing, but overall "meh" because of horrible character moments and story elements.

Will the newly released comic 'Prometheus: Fire & Stone' cleanse our minds of the movie's ugh factor? Maybe.

And NO, it is not the adventures of Noomi Rapace and Fassbender's head. They're not part of this story, they're only mentioned in a recap blurb of Prometheus the movie.

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The comic takes place after Prometheus and after Alien/Aliens/Alien3 but before Resurrection.

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3 ships are sent to LV-223 (where the movie took place) with the mission of salvaging the Prometheus itself as well as its data, as directed by Weyland-Yutani (still in existence). Lo and behold, the Captain has ulterior movtives, that of searching out the answers to Prometheus's original mission.

The issue tells us pretty much everything we need to know about the ships and crew, lotsa explanatory introductions to almost all the characters involved. There are a lot of crew members too, can anyone say expendable redshirts? They're made up of scientists, a squad of "soldiers" and a group of constructs aka synthetics.

They land on LV-223, head out to explore and search for the Prometheus, come across a jungle teeming with life (they take samples), go into it, discover black goo all over the place (they take samples), find bloodied animals carcasses, express their bewilderment, find a crashed ship, almost celebrate until they notice it's not the Prometheus, but a ship from "Hadley's Hope" of LV-426 (where Aliens took place) :O It ends with a panel that finally connects all the movies together. They'll further explain the who/what/when/where/why/how in later issues, hopefully.

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All in all, it was a good read, I may biased though, since the Alien mythology is a favourite of mine. It's tough to make me dislike the Xenomorphs (I actually like Alien3, the director's cut version). The important thing is, this series will rectify Prometheus's lack of Xenomorph-universe connection. How can you pass that up?

Oh, I almost forgot, are the scientists as moronic as the ones in the movie? Um... no and yes :P

4 out of 5

Note: September/October sees a resurgence of Alien and Predator comics/stories. Woo-hoo! It's been too long!