Aliens: Fire and Stone #1 is arriving from Dark Horse on September 24th, and with a little artwork alchemy from artist Patric Reynolds and colorist Dave Stewart, we get a glimpse of a story world both groundedly human and dangerously alien. Writer Chris Roberson sets the tone for avoiding "red shirt" syndrome by making us believe in and care for the characters he introduces as the crew is, of course, whittled down to its key elements for the ongoing storyline.
Scott Allie recently said about Aliens #1 on Bleeding Cool:
One of the things about these Aliens books is that you need a certain amount of fodder. You need a lot of bodies there who are going to be picked off. So Patric and Chris Roberson, the writer on the Aliens book, did a great job of establishing a lot of people, but focusing on three main characters in this book. They did a nice job of distinguishing those three, but not treating the other characters like they were merely cannon fodder.
So he left us a little clue there–three important characters are going to make it through. See if you can judge from this preview who they are going to be…