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Predator #1 (of 5)

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 11 critic ratings.

FEAR IS REBORN!

On a planet far from Earth, eight strangers find themselves in a deadly game. But this time, the Predators aren’t the only ones on the hunt. Someone has the Yautja in their sites – and they’ve been searching for this game preserve for a long time.

Ed Brisson and Netho Diaz kicks off an explosive new series that will turn everything you thought you knew about Predators on its head!

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Kindle Edition
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33 pages
Language
English
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11 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

    Although the plot is based on the events that occurred in each of the installments of this saga, it is not mandatory to see them, because everything is perfectly explained.

    But when everyone is about to lose hope due to the cruel and efficient attack (entrails, blood, limbs and torsos fly) from Predator, when he is shot down by… THETA AND PAOLO!. Shocking plot twist.

    Art
    It is full of details and captures the look of the Predator from the movies, as well as his body language and poses, raising the level of suspense, tension and terror.

  • 100

    First Comics News

    This new volume of Predator opens up with a group of survivors, who are from different nations, kidnapped by the Yautja and they have to stick together no matter the odds. Is this series already going full-speed with the violence and blood? yes, and I have to say that it wouldn’t be a Predator comic without that aspect. This opening issue already does a great job of showing respect for the movies to come out of this franchise while once again giving us a new story that couldn’t be told on the big screen but in the comic pages which so far, works on all angles. Predator fans will rejoice after reading this issue and with Ed Brisson once again handling the writing, it’s going to be a fun read… even with the blood taking center stage on every page.

  • 90

    But Why Tho?

    Predator (2023) #1 delivers a new challenge for the Yaujta, paying homage to one of the most underrated Predator films in the process. This comic not only captures the vibe of the best Predator films, but it also manages to push the story forward in bold and unexpected ways. I definitely hope that future licensed comics under Marvel’s umbrella, including Alien and the upcoming Planet of the Apes series, take these kinds of bold swings. It’s the sole reason why I often check out comics like these.

  • 90

    Graphic Policy

    Overall, Predator #1 is an action packed debut that will leave fans of the franchise reinvigorated. The story by Brisson is amazing. The art by the creative team is beautiful. Altogether, another excellent addition to ever expanding Predator canon.

  • 86

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: An engaging and entertaining mystery that sets up an interesting arc for Moon Knight and his allies. I love the use of Jake in this issue and continue to enjoy the integration of the alters into the plot. I enjoyed seeing the supporting characters grow and evolve within the issue and series. The dialogue is light and fun and the story sets up come interesting conflicts with enough teasing moments to keep me invested and compelled to read on.

    The Art: Cappuccio delivers some beautifully detailed and memorable art throughout the issue. I love the use of shadow in certain moments of the story and how it enhances the tone of the story.

  • 80

    AIPT

    By pulling from every corner of the cinematic Predator offerings, this new series manages to create something that feels familiar and bold at the same time. Make no mistake, for fans of the ‘Predator’ series, this is a franchise-spanning crowd-pleaser.

  • 80

    ComicBook.com

    Predator #1 has not only what fans expect from the series, but wastes no time in giving it to the readers. Series writer Ed Brisson has previously shown his capacity for pacing larger action beats but this debut issue proves it might be his strongest tool as a writer. The assembled team of artists are firing on all cylinders as well, collaborating on each image and truly making them the best they can be and pushing this story in big ways. Finally the cherry on top of it all is letterer Clayton Cowles’ onomatopoeias, which answer the question “What sound does a Predator’s spear make when it slams through a soldier’s chest?”

  • 80

    The Fandom Post

    The first issue of this series is pretty much what I’d expect out of a Marvel iteration of the property and has some of the same problems that the most recent Alien series did as well. It is, essentially a Marvel-ized version of Predator. And that’s fine, as a property can be interpreted through multiple lenses. But it always comes back to the core problem in that the Predator property can’t be explored and expanded upon what we know from the films. So it’s always back to this same thing, a hunt of some kind, and no actual growth. It’s good for the action and I like the minor twists that we get with it in terms of the cast, but it’s already looking like we’re going to again be treated to something familiar and fairly standard.

  • 72

    Monkeys Fighting Robots

    Predator #1 is a puzzling first issue that has some definite potential. Ed Brisson’s script relies too heavily on prior films for too long before dipping into the most interesting new plot elements. The visuals from Netho Diaz, Belardino Brabo, Victor Nava, and Erick Arcinega are very solid and sit high among modern Predator comics. While there are some problems with this first chapter, it’s got enough intrigue and momentum in its story to warrant reading what’s coming next. If you’re a Predator fan, be sure to grab this issue from your local comic shop today!

  • 65

    COMICON

    I’ve been really optimistic with Marvel’s acquisition of the Aliens and Predator franchises. The publisher has unlimited resources to make these things grow legs and walk, but somehow they just can’t make them move. Not in a really impactful way, anyway. The creative team could swap in almost any generic monster for the Yautja, and you’d hardly notice.

  • 55

    Multiversity Comics

    As an introduction to the world of the Yautja, better known as the “Predators,” Ed Brisson already has some experience. Despite being a new #1 issue, “Predator” #1 is actually the start of his second arc, ‘The Preserve,’ after the prior Predator limited series. As such, Brisson’s decision to cut right to the chase and begin with brutal violence may be understandable, but it does not make the story any more interesting. The concept of the various captives of this Predators-like game preserve may be interesting on the surface, but the fact that the story seems intent to just have a brief exposition interlude between extended carnage (which takes up more than half the book) makes it difficult for readers to really care about any of the likely-to-be victims. In fact, Brisson’s story seems to be more interested in killing people off than developing anything of note to truly distinguish itself from other monster stories, Predator-based or not. (…) Well-portrayed artwork of violence cannot make up for a lack of much in the way of story for this introduction to a new miniseries.

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