Predator #1

Marvel Comics

Written by Ed Brisson

Art by Kev Walker

Colors by Frank D’Armata

Letters by Clayton Cowles

The Rundown: A lone warrior goes on a hunt across the stars.

On a remote planet, two Predators fight each other to the death. In the aftermath, the victor removes her helmet and reveals that she is human. A human whose encounter with a Predator as a child destroyed her life and sent her on a hunt for vengeance that has taken years. Years dedicated to finding the Predator who killed her family.

Unfortunately, her latest hunt depletes the ship she uses of supplies that she needs and her renegade status makes it difficult to get help. In order to get what she needs, she will have to put down on a planet, but a crash landing will strand her alone and put her at risk.

The Story: Brisson does a brilliant thing with the beginning of this story with a scene that completely subverts expectations and creates a new style of story that is both intriguing and engaging. I love that the story changes the narrative about the Predator universe and that the title itself is flipped given the protagonist of the story and her mission.

The Art: Walker delivers some beautiful art in the issue. Not only are the environments beautifully detailed, but the action and fight scenes are intense and visually stunning even in their brutality.

Predator #1

9.4

9.4/10

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