27 Apr – After much delay since its last announcement, it was revealed that "Predator" is finally coming to Marvel Comics.
The upcoming new series, written by Ed Brisson and illustrated by Kev Walker, will be released on 6 July, in time for the 35th anniversary of the first "Predator" film. The original 1987 "Predator" film stars legendary 80s action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The synopsis of the comic series read, "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."
Speaking about the upcoming series, Brisson expressed, "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. 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 are mind-blowing," he added.
This will be the character's first appearance in Marvel Comics since Disney acquired 20th Century Fox in 2019.