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‘Prometheus: Fire And Stone’ Trailer Digs Into DeConnick & Co.’s Creative Process [Video]


Back in March, I spoke with Kelly Sue DeConnick about the unorthodox creative process behind Dark Horse's new Prometheus/Alien/Predator comics. Essentially, DeConnick and four other writers -- Paul Tobin, Chris Roberson, Christopher Sebela and Joshua Williamson -- got in a room together and hammered out one big story that will be told in a collection of miniseries. DeConnick had a huge notebook in which she collected a sort of series bible.

Now, those comics are about to be released into the world, starting with Prometheus: Fire and Stone by Tobin and artist Juan Ferreyra on Sept. 10. Dark Horse has released a trailer that digs into the process a bit and reveals a little about one of the characters who will appear throughout the series, Angela Foster.

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‘Alien’ Creature Designer And Visionary Artist H.R. Giger Passes Away At 74

HR GIger Alien Designer Passes Away

The Swiss surrealist painter, sculptor and designer best known for his astonishing work on the original Alien, H.R. Giger passed away this week from injuries sustained during an accidental fall. An indelible influence in the realm of conceptual art and genre cinema, Giger won an Academy Award for his work.

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‘These Have To Be Stories About People We Care About': Kelly Sue DeConnick On Dark Horse’s New ‘Prometheus’ Comics

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Dark Horse Comics

Dark Horse Comics is bringing back its Alien comics franchise in a big way this year with a set of four mini-series set immediately after the most recent movie, Prometheus. The company has revealed the names of the four series writers: Aliens will be by Chris Roberson, Predators will be written by Joshua Williamson, Paul Tobin will write the Prometheus series, and Aliens vs. Predator will be by Christopher Sebela.

The company's been teasing a "fifth writer" on the franchise, and she's actually holding down the position you might call head writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick. DeConnick will be writing a double-sized "wrap-up" issue to close out the initial run of books, and she oversaw a lot of the goings-on in the writers' room as the series were being put together. We chatted with her by phone to find out how that experience was different from other comics writing jobs, and just what readers can expect from the first full-on Aliens/Predator/Prometheus comics crossover.

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Parting Shot: Pro-‘Prometheus’ Fan Art by Natalie Nourigat


Periscope Studios cartoonist Natalie Nourigat offers a welcome respite from the ceaseless, furious, friendship-shattering debate that rages over Ridley Scott and Damon Lindelof's Prometheus with some fan art and microcomics that express her enthusiasm for the science fiction epic...

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Link Ink: ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Soundtrack, More Twilight Manga and ‘Fix-It Felix Jr.’


Movies: The Dark Knight Rises soundtrack cover and track listing have been revealed and there's a distinct lack of Seal or R. Kelly jams. For shame.

Upcoming: DC Comics will release special "We Can Be Heroes" variants each month beginning with Justice League #12 in August, with $0...

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Link Ink: Controversial Female Superhero Art, ‘Minecraft’ Lego Sets and New ‘Prometheus’


Opinion: We can't show you them here, but Oni Hartstein has created a series of NSFW female superheroes illustrated as vaginas to provoke a dialogue about how women are sometimes depicted in superhero comics...

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Link Ink: The Dark Knight Brakes, ‘Courtney Crumrin’ in Color and a Towering Custom Sentinel Figure


Decals: Don't actually try to use these legally, but NS-FX's Dark Knight brake light decals are at least fun to look at.

Gaming: Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 is dropping its planned Magneto House of M DLC skin due to objections from Spanish royalty regarding its similarities to King Juan Carlos...

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Link Ink: ‘Get Jiro!’ Gets a Cover, New ‘Perry Bible Fellowship’ and Plush Frank the Pug


Upcoming: The cover to Anthony Bourdain, Joel Rose and artist Langdon Foss' Get Jiro! is now live on Amazon, along with the OGN's July 3, 2012 release date.

Webcomics: Nick Gurewitch has let loose a new Perry Bible Fellowship strip...

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