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!
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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