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New Predator Comic Series From Marvel to Begin in March!

As the first arc of the new Predator comics finishes up with issue #6 early January 2023, Marvel has wasted no time in announcing the next run for Predator starting in March 2023! In this new #1, Ed Brisson will be continuing with writing duties. Joining Kev will be artist Netho Diaz, who will be taking over for Kev Walker who worked on the initial 6 issues.

The story will continue following the protagonist from the first arc, Theta Berwick, in her vendetta against the Predators. Set some years later on a game preserve planet, eight strangers will be surviving against a Predator trio stalking them. The group count, Predator count, and mention of a game preserve planet definitely bring 2010’s Predators film to mind!

“Set years after the opening arc, the new series will be perfect for newcomers and a must read for fans of Brisson’s PREDATOR run so far. The epic new saga will introduce a host of new characters trapped fighting for their lives against three distinct Predators. Each Predator uses their vicious skills and alarming expertise in distinct and terrifying ways but they all share the same objective: HUNT. KILL. REPEAT.

On a planet far from Earth, eight strangers find themselves in a deadly game. But this time, the Predators aren’t the only ones on the hunt. Someone has the Yautja in their sites—and they’ve been searching for this game preserve for a long time. Prepare for a brutal, carnage-filled adventure that will turn everything you thought you knew about Predators on its head!”

Check out the cover art by Giuseppe Camuncoli for the upcoming issue below!

 New Predator Comic Series From Marvel to Begin in March!

Marvel Predator #1 (2023) cover art by Giuseppe Camuncoli

In the press release, writer Ed Brisson had some words about continuing with the series:

“As a lifelong Predator fan—ever since seeing the first at the drive-in theatre at too-young-of-an-age—writing the comic has been an absolute dream gig,” Brisson said. “I’ve been thrilled at fan reaction and how I’ve been able to bring Theta into Predator lore—a bad-ass hunter we haven’t seen the likes of since Dutch took down the Jungle Hunter back in 1987.”

“My only problem with our first series was that it was over too soon! I wanted—no…needed—to write more in this universe,” he continued. “Thankfully, we’re coming back, with incredible newcomer Netho Diaz on art, to tell a tale that ties into film continuity, while breaking new ground. We’ve got a new cast, new Predators, and some huge surprises in store! If you’ve read and enjoyed our first series, you are not going to want to miss out.”

The first run concludes next month on January 11th with Predator #6, and will be collected later in the summer in TPB form as Predator Vol. 1: Day of the Hunter, which is now available for pre-order on Amazon.

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Comments: 5
  1. (Bad Blood)
    This series needs to slow down on the Predators getting killed. It's getting ridiculous and completely unrealistic to the franchise. The Predators get killed so easily in this series a newly enlisted soldier could kill them, a private would have his first Predator kill in his first 6 months after enlisting in this stories universe, 23 in a decade. The Predators aren't actually Predators at all, just people wearing costumes and role playing, Theta just didn't realize it this whole time but she had stumbled into space comic con, that's why her kill count is so outlandishly high.
  2. Chieftain Suom
    With the exception of Aliens: Aftermath, which I hope Marvel expands upon, I am not super into in Marvel's Alien story arcs, but I absolutely loved reading Predator: Day of the Hunter. What did everyone else think of it?
  3. Xiggz456
    Final issue was pretty solid. The art is so dynamic with each panel showing so much movement. I'd say that the art elevated an otherwise okay story arc with this one.

    The final battle was fun enough but ultimately I was never worried about Theta because of how easily she's dispatched dozens of Predators already. And that's probably my main issue with the series is just how powerful she is. Sure she has their gear and weaponry but I think the story could've benefited from flashbacks showing how she attained said gear as well as how she learned to fight so well. It all just stretched my suspension of disbelief a bit too far.

    Overall I think I'd rate the whole arc 6.5/10 as it was a fun yet over-the-top Predator story.
  4. Nelostic
    Teta again killed last predator so easy

    Mary Sue!

    She Is typical marvel character!
    Comix alien and Comix Predator are Typical disney marvel comix about super heroes but dark! now!

    Oh new Era so cringe!
    But i wait engineers and predator engineers come to AvP!

    After all of it
    Need crossover AvP!

    It will be cringe too! but ok!
    There will be cool battles!
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