Started by Nightmare Asylum, Mar 18, 2021, 06:30:03 PM
Quote from: SuperiorIronman on Aug 14, 2022, 03:24:56 PMWriting this as I'm reading it.Spoiler - On the timeline page Predators is listed as taking place in 2010. Isabelle returns to Earth somewhere around 2025. Shane Black was under the impression that it takes place during or after The Predator. Isabelle can still return to Earth in 2025, it just means that she's been gone for 15 years for those events to have taken place in 2010. Further assuming that comment about Assassin being related to the supers is correct, that still works, we just have to assume if Assassin is any sort of prototype then the genetic engineering has to be before 2010. - Fugitive did not crash in America, he crashed in Mexico (filmed in Canada). The ship is brought to America and Assassin's ship lands in America, but Fugitive does not crash there. - Theta should've been killed. Common misconception, they WILL kill kids. The only reason City Hunter didn't blow the kid away in the cemetery was that he wasn't holding a real gun. Later in the film he goes wild on the subway because literally everybody was armed. He only doesn't kill Leona because she's pregnant and her baby cannot fight back by any means, but Theta cut off the Predator's mandible. She should be dead. It's a threat she made good on. _____________________That out of the way, it's not bad, it's just not Predator. This feels like Alien, but one of that book's cast is fighting a Predator. And I understand Theta is not from that and I haven't kept up with Alien due to the tracing but you know what I mean. It's tonally at odds with the films it's using to inform the backstory of the Marvel Predator continuity. Marvel's Predator feels like the world of Alien, and the world of Predator while fantastical is very much grounded in our world. Predators are scary because they inhabit a world like our own warts and all. Protagonists of these movies tend to be millitary but any of the fantastical weapons and gear either belong to the aliens themselves or are super science informed by encounters with these aliens. Theta's armor is fine, we've seen enough of these over the years that's not an issue, but putting it near future and in space is a mistake. It works from this idea that Theta could use one of their ships. Perhaps her first kill and uses that to find her nemesis. Why is it an Alien Prequel style landing craft? This book takes place roughly 30 years from now in deep space. It's too much.As well is that we know the Predators fight other aliens, we've seen the River Ghost and trophy cases, but the designs of the aliens here look more like something that belongs in Marvel comics. Yeah this is very much a Marvel book, but they look like Moloids. Which don't look anything like any of the aliens in the films. And while granted most of those are skulls and the River Ghost, they again don't tonally belong here. And really that's my issue with the book. It reads fine, it's just not Predator. Which of course is half the reason you'd even buy this thing. But end of the day it reads fine, the art is mostly clear what is happening and Theta has a simple origin story and comes across fine if not single-minded. It's just that this is a book that could be a whole lot better, and more Predator. I give it a C. Either needs a relaunch like Alien or a new writer that has gotten a refresher on the universe. Not a bad pitch but definitely a rocky start. [close]
Quote from: Wompdonkey on Aug 14, 2022, 07:27:50 PMIm out of the loop I guess, but what lawsuit are you referring to?
Quote from: TilotnyWorshiper28 on Aug 14, 2022, 10:54:41 PMQuote from: Wompdonkey on Aug 14, 2022, 07:27:50 PMIm out of the loop I guess, but what lawsuit are you referring to?the one bout the rights to predator that was a few years ago that prevent marvel from releasing these issues when they first got the licence
Quote from: Rex on Aug 14, 2022, 03:40:34 AMJust finished reading the first issue. I think it was decently promising, but I'm curious what the general consensus in the fandom is.
Quote from: SuperiorIronman on Aug 14, 2022, 03:24:56 PM- Theta should've been killed. Common misconception, they WILL kill kids. The only reason City Hunter didn't blow the kid away in the cemetery was that he wasn't holding a real gun. Later in the film he goes wild on the subway because literally everybody was armed. He only doesn't kill Leona because she's pregnant and her baby cannot fight back by any means, but Theta cut off the Predator's mandible. She should be dead. It's a threat she made good on.
Quote from: ModMonkey on Aug 15, 2022, 05:20:00 AMTime periods mean very little to me in this franchise as it has always jumped around, as long as there have been Predator comics.The writing was solid, as was the art. I'm curious where it's going next. Happier with this launch than with the first issue of Alien.
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