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Predator versus Judge Dredd
Written by John Wagner
Illustrated by Enrique Alcatena
Inked by
Lettered by Gary Fields
Colored by Perry McNamee
John Hanan III
Jimmy Johns
Dave Stewart
Cover(s) by Brian Bolland
Dermot Power
Igor Kordey
Edited by Philip Amara
Publisher Dark Horse Comics/Fleetway Comics
Release date(s) Oct-Dec 1997
Media type
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Predator versus Judge Dredd is a three-issue limited crossover comic book series that was first published by Dark Horse Comics and Fleetway Comics from October-December 1997. It was written by John Wagner, illustrated by Enrique Alcatena, lettered by Gary Fields, colored by Perry McNamee, John Hanan III, Jimmy Johns and Dave Stewart, and edited by Philip Amara, with cover art by Brian Bolland, Dermot Power and Igor Kordey.

In the overall Dark Horse crossover comics line, Predator versus Judge Dredd was preceded by Batman/Aliens and was followed by Batman versus Predator III.

Publisher's SummaryEdit

#1: In the totalitarian future, Judge Dredd is the law. But for the Predator, the only law is the hunt. There's gonna be trouble down in Mega-City One... This is one fight you don't want to miss. Co-published with Fleetway.

#2: The law-dispensing Judges know how to deal with human predators. But this new breed isn't the "usual." They aren't even from this planet. It's a species so violent they named them "Predators." It's up to the toughest Judge, Judge Dredd, to take these Predators down. His partner is Psi-Judge Schaeffer, a descendant of NYPD Detective Schaeffer, who saw his share of Predators in the 20th century. There's gonna be trouble down in Mega-City One!

#3: When a rogue Predator and Judge Dredd faceoff, bet on a no-holds-barred showdown. But how much of Mega-City One will get demolished in the process? For once, Dredd may not mind a little help: a Psi-Judge named Schaefer, whose ancestors fought Predators in the 20th century. But now that she's tasted the blood of the vicious alien creature, there's no guarantee that Dredd's going to walk away from this one victorious.

Reprint HistoryEdit

Predator versus Judge Dredd was first reprinted in the British comics magazine Judge Dredd Megazine, Vol. 3 #36-38 from December 1997-February 1998, with covers by Steve Sampson and Greg Staples (with issue #37 by Staples being the one clearly featuring the Predator with Dredd by Staples).


Cover to Predator versus Judge Dredd trade paperback by Duncan Fegredo.

The series was collected again in a trade paperback edition in November 1998, edited by Chris Warner with a new painted cover by artist Duncan Fegredo.

The series was collected again in October 2014 alongside the sequel Judge Dredd vs. Aliens: Incubus in a hardcover trade paperback entitled Predator versus Judge Dredd versus Aliens: Incubus and Other Stories, with new cover art by Brian Bolland and Jock.

Behind the ScenesEdit

Written by actual Judge Dredd creator John Wagner, the miniseries featured a mini who's who of Dredd artists from the British comics series, including artists Enrique Alcatena, Dermot Power and cover artists Brian Bolland--considered one of the most famous and iconic Dredd artists of all.


Issue coversEdit


External LinksEdit

Preview of the first few pages of issue #1 at the Dark Horse Comics website.

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