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After year long delay, Marvel's 'Predator' #1 set for release July 6th
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After year long delay, Marvel’s ‘Predator’ #1 set for release July 6th

The story kicks off when a young girl sees her family slaughtered by a Predator.

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Marvel Comics has revealed Predator is back on the menu as Ed Brisson and Kev Walker’s series has been solicited for July 6th release. The series was originally solicited for June 2021, but it took until January 2022 for a lawsuit to be settled. It’s good to see Kev Walker and Ed Brisson’s series is back.

Judging by the solicit text, which hasn’t changed since June 2021, the first issue has likely been on hold and hasn’t changed.

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“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,” Brisson said. “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 and mind-blowing. He’s delivered awe-inspiring alien planets; huge, blood-pumping action scenes: and devastatingly emotional beats all in the space of the first issue. I really think we’re making something quite special here.”

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So what’s Predator about?

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.

For more on this news, read the official press release below.

New York, NY— April 21, 2022 — This July, the remorseless alien killer known as the Predator embarks on a new hunt! Marvel Comics is proud to bring readers thrilling new stories starring this lethal terror in a brand-new comic series. Written by Ed Brisson (Iron FistGhost Rider) and artist Kev Walker (Dr. StrangeDoctor Aphra), PREDATOR will deliver all the explosive action and relentless horror that fans have come to expect from this pop culture icon.

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.

“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,” Brisson said. “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 and mind-blowing. He’s delivered awe-inspiring alien planets; huge, blood-pumping action scenes: and devastatingly emotional beats all in the space of the first issue. I really think we’re making something quite special here.”

Since making its debut in the landmark 1987 film, the Predator has invaded media in film, comic books, video games, and more. Brace yourselves for this action-packed, heartbreaking, unforgettable new chapter in the PREDATOR saga when PREDATOR #1 hits stands on July 6! For more information, visit Marvel.com.

PREDATOR #1

Written by ED BRISSON
Art by KEV WALKER

Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU

On Sale 7/6

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