JLA versus Predator was a one-shot prestige format comic book published by Dark Horse Comics and DC Comics in February 2001 (cover date. Actual release date December 20, 2000). The story was written by John Ostrander, drawn by Graham Nolan, inked by Randy Elliott, colored by Heroic Age and Jim Sinclair, and lettered by Bill Oakley. The issue featured a cover by Nolan and was edited by Philip Amara, Tony Bedard & Dan Raspler.
The story features a team of super-powered Predators engineered by an alien race to take on the Justice League power for power.
Though it had no direct precursors or sequels, the story follows up on threads introduced in the Batman versus Predator and Superman vs. Predator serieses. Both Batman and Superman would face both Aliens and Predators in their following cross-over series.
In the overall series of Dark Horse cross-over comics, JLA versus Predator was followed by Batman/Aliens II.
Behind the ScenesEdit
JLA versus Predator writer John Ostrander is a veteran comics writer and artist who is perhaps most well known for his work with Superman and Captain Marvel in the 1980s and 1990s at DC Comics.
Artist Graham Nolan spent time as penciller on DC's flagship Batman title Detective Comics in the 1990s.
JLA versus Predator is often panned and even ridiculed by fans and critics as a "cheap cash-in" and at times perhaps the siliest of all the cross-over stories. It is to say the least the campiest of the DC/Dark Horse cross-overs and even features a Predator-version of Plastic Man.