Theta has been taken prisoner… but her captors aren’t the Predators! Who are they? And will Theta be able to escape? Or will the Predators finally avenge their fallen kin?
Un Cómic MásExcellent episode that focuses on calming the tension and narrative rhythm of action and suspense, to prepare us for an epic ending.
The Super Powered FancastThe Story: Brisson delivers great tension in this issue. There is a great sense of this rising tension in the interactions between Theta and the Captain as well as the Science Officer’s investigation of Theta’s ship. As a reader, you know something is coming and everything leading up to it is handled brilliantly from the characters to the action. I cannot wait to see how this story is resolved. The Art: Walker’s art is beautifully detailed and perfectly illustrates the tension of the story before hitting the reader visually with an awesome reveal at the end.
Weird Science Marvel ComicsPredator #5 is an uneven mix of high-drama moments, and long scenes that pad out the story with filler. The art is excellent, and the cliffhanger is high with anticipation, but you get the feeling Brisson misjudged the story time and filled the issue with fluff to get the page count to work out.
ComicBook.comPredator #5 introduces a new iteration of the title as Theta is forced to finally address the company and humans she abandoned long ago. Astar employees, similar to those of Weyland-Yutani, aren't driven by any inherent evil, but by the demands of a corporate master compelling them to follow orders. This shift in dynamics creates a necessary transition in setting and power dynamics to frame the final showdown of Theta's arc. The new characters are provided just enough space to differentiate a couple for the coming fight, but there's little definition to be found beyond some broad strokes. Predator #5 serves primarily to contextualize Theta's enormous achievements and interest in them beyond the Predator's drive for revenge. As a set up for the finale, it gets the job done and plants seeds for future Predator comics, but on its own this installment is simply laying the groundwork for a final battle every reader was anticipating since issue #1.
Impulse GamerWorth a look if you have been following this story. A bit to late to get into it if you have not, maybe wait for the collected edition.