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The Predator makes his Marvel Comics debut this July

Iconic movie monster Predator is now under the Marvel Comics banner, and his solo debut is coming up. The new book arrives this July.

Starting over

As you’re probably aware, the Predator is no stranger to comics. The property was a hit for Dark Horse Comics for decades, from almost the time of the original film through just a few years ago.

But now that status quo has been shaken up. With the Disney purchase of Fox, that studio’s properties (like Aliens and Predator) are making the leap to Marvel. And with the new surroundings, come both new possibilities and reboots.

While it remains to be seen just what kind of effect (if any) the horror properties will have on the Marvel Universe, we do know that they’ll both be their own thing either way. We’ve already seen what Marvel is doing with Aliens, and now it’s the Yautja’s turn.

Cover art from Leinil Francis Yu

A new series will kick off this July, homed by writer Ed Brisson, and illustrated by Kev Walker. Both talents are Marvel mainstays, having worked on titles like Doctor Strange and Ghost Rider.

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.”

Marvel Comics press release

Predator #1 lands on the racks this July the 6th.

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