At Emerald City Comicon, Dark Horse, IDW and 2000 AD announced they’ll be teaming for a comic book crossover this summer, titled, “Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens.” John Layman (“Chew”) is writing the series, alongside artist Chris Mooneyham (“Predator: Fire and Stone”). Eisner-winner Glenn Fabry (“Preacher”) will provide covers.
Here’s some promotional art that’s been revealed for “Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens,” along with an unlettered sequence (via io9):
On his excitement for the series, Layman said, “‘Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens’ is just the sort of concept that would have Teenage John Layman wetting his pants with excitement…just at the possibility of reading it. Here, many, many years later, Old Man Layman is writing it, and it’s still every bit as thrilling.”
Here’s a description of the crossover series from Dark Horse’s official press release:
“The crossover pits the legendary lawman Judge Dredd against the universe’s supreme hunters, the Predators, as they both try to survive an onslaught by the galaxy’s ultimate killing machines, the Aliens!
Judge Dredd and Judge Anderson have tracked a criminal cult across the Cursed Earth and into the Alabama morass, where a mad genetic scientist with destructive designs has acquired the best genes that evolution has to offer-a xenomorph skull!
A Predator, attracted to the warm climate and superior prey, has declared hunting season as he calls for backup. All paths will cross in a mind-blowing sci-fi showdown with the fate of the Earth at stake!”
“We open the book with a crashlanded predator, and instead of being the hunter, as usual, the predator is the prey,” Layman told io9. “He’s crashlanded in a jungle overgrowth in the middle of the Cursed Earth, where he is pursued by an Island of Dr. Moreau group of man-animal hybrids, creations of a crazed genetic engineer. And this crazed scientist recovers not just the predator, but some of the predator’s hunting trophies-including a Xenomorph skull, and the Xenomorph’s DNA contained therein. You can probably see where this is headed, but add to it Dredd chasing the robot leader of an apocalypse death cult, and everybody on a collision course. Then shit gets nuts!”
“Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens” #1 (of 4) hits stands on July 27, 2016.
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