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Predator #1 (of 6)

71
Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 16 critic ratings.

HUNT. KILL. REPEAT.

In the near future, a young girl sees her family slaughtered by the deadliest and most feared hunter in the universe: 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. Ed Brisson (IRON FIST, GHOST RIDER) and Kev Walker (DR. STRANGE, DOCTOR APHRA) forge a violent, heartbreaking and unforgettable new chapter in the PREDATOR saga not to be missed!

Publication Date
Publisher
Format
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
33 pages
Language
English
Price
$4.99
Amazon ASIN
B09XP4CY6S

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16 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

  • 94

    The Super Powered Fancast

    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.
  • 90

    COMICON

    After the unmitigated disaster that was Marvel's first attempt at Alien, I had reservations going into Predator #1. Not to worry, though. Just one chapter in, I can tell that the Predator franchise is in good hands.
  • 90

    Graphic Policy

    Predator #1 is an action packed debut that shows a taste for revenge has its costs. The story by Brisson is brilliant. The art by the creative team is beautiful. Altogether, a story that is a fine addition to the Predator canon.
  • 90

    But Why Tho?

    Predator #1 marks the hideous hunter's debut at Marvel with a smart twist on the Predator lore and some disturbingly well-crafted art. If you watched Preyand enjoyed it, I recommend checking this comic out. And hopefully, this marks a lengthy run of new Predator comics - I, for one, would love to see Predator vs. The Marvel Universe.
  • 90

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Predator #1 hits the nail on the head with a simple yet effective revenge story about a little girl who grows up on a revenge quest to kill the Predator who made her an orphan. The art is on-point, the action is brutally violent, and the main character's acting hits all the right emotional notes.
  • 89

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    PREDATOR #1 isnt revolutionary. It does upend expectations about how a PREDATOR story is supposed to work, but it never pushes the bounds of the universe it exists in. Even so, the twist is good enough to set the new series apart. It leaves me with more curiosity than I might not otherwise have. When the name PREDATOR is attached to a movie or book or comic, the mind conjures up an image of what that story is going to be about. This issue does defy that expectation but not in a way that feels truly surprising.
  • 86

    Multiversity Comics

    This is a book that understands what it is and the story it wants to tell, the only issue is a missed world building opportunity.
  • 85
  • 80

    AIPT

    With newfound attention to the franchise thanks to the stellar film, Prey, Marvel’s Predator #1 proves to be a great start for the new series at maybe the best time to debut. Ed Brisson, Kev Walker, and Frank D’Armata create an engaging protagonist and premise that will appeal to newcomers and old-school fans alike.
  • 80

    ComicBook.com

    Predator #1 is a comic with one job: Showcase the cool looking aliens who murder human beings for sport. It succeeds in this regard and does so with some stylistic flair at points. This would be adequate and some readers might return. Predator #1 does that job in a way where readers are far more concerned about a human being named Theta handling very non-Predator problems by its final page, and that is quite the impressive trick. Her story is bound to create lots more impressive action sequences and display an abundance of colorful settings; Walker seems a great fit to make that sci-fi showcase impressive. Theta's story promises to make those images worthwhile by adding another compelling, new perspective to the franchise.
  • 79

    Comic Watch

    A worthy entry into Predator lore, this story is defining itself as being the rightful heir to the yarns that have gone before it and giving us a relatable and believable protagonist. It just needs to keep the pace up in the next five instalments.
  • 78

    Graphic Policy

    Predator #1 is a good start to the series. It doesn't quite blow things away but it's a good setup that introduces our protagonist and the mission. It also doesn't drag things out too much getting to the point. Fans of the property should be happy with the start and where the comic ends, the second issue is where things should be getting really interesting.
  • 78

    Monkeys Fighting Robots

  • 63

    Major Spoilers

    Predator #1 is a fine addition to the library of other comic books featuring the fan-favorite alien, but it doesn't do anything to really capitalize on its titular character.
  • 60

    Bleeding Cool

    It's been a while since a hard-edged adventure or war comic crossed my radar, and the cliffhanger to Predator #1 flips the script on Theta. It's probably best left to people who know the franchise better than me to speak authoritatively about the issue.

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