Predator is returning to comic books this July as Marvel launches a brand new series from writer Ed Brisson (Iron Fist, Ghost Rider) and artist Kev Walker (Doctor Strange, Star Wars: Doctor Aphra) which promises to “deliver all the explosive action and relentless horror that fans have come to expect from this pop culture icon”.
“I’ve been obsessed with Predator since first seeing the film at the drive-in theater as a kid,” said Brisson. “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.”
“Not only am I excited to write a Predator book, but I’m doubly excited to be working with Kev Walker on the series,” Brisson continued. “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.”
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.
Predator #1 will go on sale on July 6th.