The story was written by David Lapham, drawn by Allan Jefferson, inked by David Rivera & Jordi Tarragona, and colored by Michelle Madsen. The issue featured a painted cover by artist Sean Phillips. It was edited by Scott Allie, with associate editor Sierra Hahn and assistant editors Freddye Lins & John Schork.
Preserve the Game is the most recent addition to the Predator comics series. It followed the four-part Predators prequel comic series and an official comics adaptation of the film. All three comics--the prequel, adaptation and sequel--will be collected in the upcoming Predators Trade Paperback to be released in October 2010.
It is not yet known what future series will be released as part of the Predator line.
Official description: Set a few weeks after the climax of Robert Rodriguez's Predators film, the remaining survivors still struggle to find some existence on the alien planet where they are hunted. Hope of outlasting the alien hunters still lives; they have a plan to get away, and they just might be able to pull it off!
Full Synopsis (Warning: Spoilers)Edit
At the end of the film, Royce and Isabelle were left as the only remaining human characters. They fought off the beasts hunting them and were left stranded on the planet, awaiting the next barrage of alien creatures and hoping to eventually find a way back to Earth.
Preserve the Game picks up several weeks afterward. Royce and Isabelle have split up according to Royce’s wishes, but now Royce realizes he needs her help, so he seeks her out and joins back up with her. A romance blooms between the two. At the same time, it becomes apparent that Royce has been designated as some sort of champion by the Predators for defeating any opponents they have set before him. This is indicated by their gift to him of a set of human-specific Predator armor.
Together, Royce and Isabelle are then forced to face off against a new, enormous, four-armed Predator. As they work together to kill the beast, Royce begins to feel more and more strongly for Isabelle, even while he tries to guard himself against such feelings.
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- Predator (Comics Series)
- Predators (prequel comic)
- Predators (film adaptation comic)
- Preserve the Game's official Dark Horse Comics online Profile: http://www.darkhorse.com/Comics/17-361/Predators-Preserve-the-Game-Film-Sequel
- A review of the issue: http://scifiblock.com/reviews/comics/predators-preserve-the-game-one-shot.htm