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Predator: Life and Death #3 Preview Online

The Predator: Life and Death #3 preview is now online! Earlier this week All-Comic posted the preview for the upcoming penultimate issue of Dark Horse Comics’ Predator: Life and Death series.

“The Colonial Marines discover the corporate claim jumpers they’re protecting have been hiding what they know about the massive, horseshoe-shaped alien spaceship. Meanwhile, the Predators go on the offensive!”

The Predator: Life and Death #3 preview is now online! Predator: Life and Death #3 Preview Online

The Predator: Life and Death #3 preview is now online!

In addition to the above preview, Brian Thies has also been releasing work-in-progress and design images of his work on Predator: Life and Death via his Instagram account. Be sure to head on over to check out the artwork!

010516_03 Predator: Life and Death #3 Preview Online

Issue 3 is due for release on the 4th of May. It is available for pre-order now. Thanks to Ultramorph for the link to the preview.



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  1. SM
    The outline for L+D was written last year.  I daresay he's finished it, and if not, his existing contract would likely be honoured before moving to DC.
  2. HuDaFuK
    I really liked that Ash's consciousness was in it, although I was disappointed he didn't play a more active role in the story.

    To me, the Ripley mind-wipe thing was just a cheesy get-out clause. As you say, there are other times when it could've been used in the series (Aliens, Alien Resurrection; "Why does it have memories?!") and the fact it was never even suggested makes its use on some run-down mining vessel operating in the arse-end of nowhere seem even more convenient and dubious.
  3. Corporal Hicks
    Presumably Ripley wouldn't be aware of the option if it was via technology developed while she was asleep. It does beg the question of why a psychiatrist wouldn't recommend it though. Maggs talked about it being used to treat PTSD in the audio drama but I can't remember if Lebbon rationalized it the same way in the novel?

    In the original Aliens Book 1, they wipe Newt's memory and it doesn't particularly hold that well (I know it's not the same technology). I suppose it might have a low success rate. That might be one way to explain it.
  4. SM
    Having Ash's AI still out there trying to fulfil his special order worked fine, and I didn't find the mind wipe that bad.  It was telegraphed before you even start reading, and looking at the MedPod and Visor technology in Prometheus it's not like its unprecedented.  Particularly since Lebbon gave it a realistic context.

    The only problem arises beyond the book and why Ripley didn't use it after she got back to Gateway to treat her nightmares.
  5. HuDaFuK
    They needed Ripley's shuttle to escape, so she can't be cleanly lifted out.

    I'm sure they could've come up with another solution that didn't involve awkwardly shoe-horning Ripley into the story and requiring cringe-worthy "mind-wipes" to stop it spoiling continuity with the films.

    Seriously, I hated that they put her in it. It really hurt what otherwise could've been a really good read.
  6. Xenomrph
    The Nostromo was a bit of a Titanic.  Not enough life-boats (or at least cryo-tubes) for everyone.  The Alien Vault actually indicates that there were 2 shuttles.  The Narcissus and the Salmacis.
    Yep, and assuming the Salmacis had the same number of cryotubes as the Narcissus, it would still be short 3 cryotubes.

    If I remember right the Tech Manual clarifies that the Narcissus could be used as an emergency lifeboat in a pinch, but that its main function was as a short-range shuttle.
  7. SM
    Yeah two a clearly visible in Alien, but it's not that much of an issue since the problem of having too many passengers remains a problem for the most part.
  8. The Alien Predator
    That's true. Although they did miscount the amount of cryopods in her ship. I heard people saying there's an extra one in the films and Alien: Isolation, however the book makes her having just one be quite a big deal.

    It didn't bother me though, I never knew the Narcissus even had a spare until someone pointed it out.
  9. The Alien Predator
    I really enjoyed the small world building in Out of the Shadows, I gotta say Tim Lebbon is my favourite author for these books.

    I wasn't too bothered by Ripley's inclusion, but I agree that it wasn't particularly necessary for the story. It would have been fine without her, but for me, it's also fine with her.
  10. Xenomrph
    It's pretty neat. I'm only about 60 pages in so far. Ripley's inclusion is really contrived but it's not radically undermining my enjoyment.
    I figure I'll post up a full review/reflection in the dedicated thread once I finish it.
  11. Xenomrph
    Oh snap, you're right, Last of His Clan is later in the timeline.

    I didn't realize the Rage War books were so far in the timeline; I have them on my shelf but haven't gotten to read them yet. I'm still working my way through Out of the Shadows...
  12. The Alien Predator
    I'm pretty okay with the Machiko storyline being over.

    [Fists bump] For once we agree..

    I mean... aside from AVP2010, Three World War was where AVP ended for me.
    I wonder if TWW is still "canon" if the original AvP story is canon. Because then by association, that actually ends up drawing back in nearly the entirety of the old EU. :P :P :P

    Chronologically, AvP "ends" for me with the SNES game (mostly because it's the last point on the timeline, it's set in like 2600).

    The SNES game is set in 2493.  :) I loved it because it was set so far in the timeline. And that's why I was so freakin' excited for Alien: Sea of Sorrows, because it starts in 2496 and concludes in 2497. I couldn't believe it when I saw that, I was always curious about the SNES game so in a way, Sea of Sorrows kind of "explored" that timeline for me.

    AvP: Last of His Clan (the Gameboy game) goes further than this, it's set in 2593.

    The Rage War books are currently the latest chronologically, starts in March 2692 and currently are on December 2692, may go to 2693.

    Am I noticing a trend here lol? 2493 - 2593 - 2693...
  13. Xenomrph
    I'm pretty okay with the Machiko storyline being over.

    [Fists bump] For once we agree..

    I mean... aside from AVP2010, Three World War was where AVP ended for me.
    I wonder if TWW is still "canon" if the original AvP story is canon. Because then by association, that actually ends up drawing back in nearly the entirety of the old EU. :P :P :P

    Chronologically, AvP "ends" for me with the SNES game (mostly because it's the last point on the timeline, it's set in like 2600).
  14. RakaiThwei
    I thought you'd said Tristan had confirmed the AvP movies, not the comics. If so then I guess I mis-read or mis-remembered your post, my apologies. :)

    I was referring to both. Both the AVP movies and the comics.

    However I am not expecting the Machiko storyline to be continued. And personally... as much as I would want to, now... I kind of don't. Not unless it continued after Three World War but I don't think it's going to happen.
  15. Ultramorph
    Exactly, I'm long over caring too much about canon. I just want the new books and comics to be good, which they have, so I'm happy.

    Also just realized that we're about to have 3 weeks of consecutive releases with Defiance #2, Predator #4, then Prometheus #1.  :)
  16. Xenomrph
    I know it was an unused concept but i feel like the hover bike at the end of this issue might hint at the original Aliens vs Predator comic being canon. Pure speculation of course but when i saw it my nostalgia just went through the roof!

    Actually Trisan Jones confirmed that the original AvP comic is on the list of what's canon.
    Huh, you learn something new every day.
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