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Predator Nemesis issue 1

Cover to Predator: Nemesis 1 by Tom Taggart

Predator: Nemesis was a two-part comic book miniseries released by Dark Horse Comics from December 1997-January 1998. The series was written by Gordon Rennie and illustrated by Colin MacNeil with cover art by Tom Taggart. It was edited by Philip Amara.

Nemesis was eventually collected in Predator Omnibus: Volume 4 in September 2008.

The story dealt with a Predator hunting in Colonial India and Victorian England.

In the Predator comics line, Predator: Nemesis was followed by Predator: Hell Come a Walkin (Feb.-March 1998).

Plot (Warning: Spoilers)Edit

Official description of individual issues:

Predator Nemesis issue 2

Cover to Predator: Nemesis 2 by Tom Taggart

It is a time of secrets and evil: the time of Jack the Ripper, and his reign of terror on Victorian England. But not every trail of blood led to that diabolical figure. Captain Soames is quickly learning that 19th century London is home to more than one brutal murderer. It will take all of the captain's cunning and skill to find and defeat his quarry. But Soames can't shake the feeling that he's met the killer before: a mythological man-eating demon that looks surprisingly like a Predator.

There are few things on this Earth as cunning and vicious as a Predator, and this one's just found worthy prey. In the fog-filled streets of Victorian England, Captain Soames, pride of the British military, is being hunted by the otherwordly creature. But this may not be the first time the two warriors have clashed. In the jungles of India, Soames once faced a demon the locals called Raksasha. Now it looks like it's returned to finish the job.

Behind the ScenesEdit

The character of Sherlock Holmes' brother Microft Holmes, a high-ranking official in Victorian British intelligence who plays a role in Nemesis is an actual character mentioned in the original Sherlock Holmes novels.

The recently resurgently popular character also plays a role in the popular comic book series The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen by writer Alan Moore.

As a reference to the unknown murderer, the periodicals attribute the nickname of 'Springheeled Jack', the name of an actual entity from English folklore.

See alsoEdit

Dark Horse Comics

Predator (Comics Series)

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