The Press Release:
This July, the remorseless alien killer known as the Predator embarks on a new hunt! Marvel Comics is proud to bring readers thrilling new stories starring this lethal terror in a brand-new comic series. Written by Ed Brisson (Iron Fist, Ghost Rider) and artist Kev Walker (Dr. Strange, Doctor Aphra), PREDATOR will deliver all the explosive action and relentless horror that fans have come to expect from this pop culture icon.
The story kicks off when a young girl sees her family slaughtered by a Predator. Years later, though her ship is barely holding together and food is running short, Theta won’t stop stalking the spaceways until the Yautja monster who killed her family is dead…or she is.
“I’ve been obsessed with Predator since first seeing the film at the drive-in theater as a kid. I can still remember sitting there in horrified fascination and then acting out the movie for my classmates the following week at school. I bought the VHS and wore the hell out of the tape. Getting to write the characters launch for Marvel is a dream come true. When they offered me the gig, I already had a million ideas ready to go,” Brisson said. “Not only am I excited to write a Predator book, but I’m doubly excited to be working with Kev Walker on the series. The pages he’s turned in so far and mind-blowing. He’s delivered awe-inspiring alien planets; huge, blood-pumping action scenes: and devastatingly emotional beats all in the space of the first issue. I really think we’re making something quite special here.”
Since making its debut in the landmark 1987 film, the Predator has invaded media in film, comic books, video games, and more. Brace yourselves for this action-packed, heartbreaking, unforgettable new chapter in the PREDATOR saga when PREDATOR #1 hits stands on July 6! For more information, visit Marvel.com (linked below).
PREDATOR #1: Written by ED BRISSON; Art by KEV WALKER; Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
On Sale 7/6
About Marvel Entertainment: Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media for over eighty years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I just loved the first Predator movie with Arnold and others as they went against this deadliest of hunters and it was a suspenseful adventure to say the least. Now that Marvel Comics has these exclusive rights I am hoping that they will continue some of the awesome storylines we saw the folks at Dark Horse Comics doing when they had the property. At the time of this writing I am not too sure I am going to be picking this one up because I’ve slowed down my collecting a tad bit. As many of you are well aware the pandemic hit a lot of peoples pockets hard and we are not out of that mix. That being said I am excited to see what this title is all about and will definitely be leafing through it on the shelves if I am able to do so. Many shops have specified that you only pick up what you are purchasing to prevent extra hands on things. This is a new environment and I don’t blame them. What do you readers think about this brand-new “Predator” series? Chime in down below in the comments and I shall see you again soon. Stay safe out there.