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Predator: Nemesis
Written by Gordon Rennie
Illustrated by Colin MacNeil
Inked by
Lettered by
Colored by
Cover(s) by Tom Taggart
Edited by Philip Amara
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
Release date(s) Dec 1997-Jan 1998
Media type
Preceded by Predator: Primal
Predator: Bump in the Night
Followed by Predator: Hell Come a Walkin'
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Predator: Nemesis is a two-issue limited comic book series that was first published by Dark Horse Comics from December 1997-January 1998. It was written by Gordon Rennie, illustrated by Colin MacNeil and edited by Philip Amara, with cover art by Tom Taggart. The story deals with a Predator hunting in Colonial India and Victorian England.

In the Predator comics line, Predator: Nemesis was preceded by Predator: Primal and Predator: Bump in the Night and was followed by Predator: Hell Come a Walkin'.

Publisher's SummaryEdit

#1: 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.

#2: 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.

Reprint HistoryEdit

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

The complete comic was released digitally through Dark Horse Digital on May 29, 2013, reusing Tom Taggart's cover art from issue 1.

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.


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