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Predators issue 1

Cover to Predators issue 1 by artist Paul Lee

Predators was a four-issue prequel comic book series published by Dark Horse Comics in June 2010, serving as a build-up to the blockbuster 2010 film of the same name. The Predators miniseries featured two stories--"Welcome to the Jungle" and "A Predatory Life"--focusing on two main characters from the film, Royce and Noland, both taking place immediately prior to the events in the film.

"Welcome to the Jungle" was written by Mark Andreyko, drawn by Gabriel Guzman, inked by Mariano Taibo, colored by Garry Henderson. "A Predatory Life" written by David Lapham, drawn by Gabriel Guzman, inked by Mariano Taibo and colored by Michael Atiyeh. The series was lettered by Nate Piekos and featured painted covers by artist Paul Lee. It was edited by Scott Allie, with associate editor Sierra Hahn and assistant editors Freddye Lins & John Schork.

Following on the heels of 2009's Predator miniseries, the Predators miniseries was part of a relaunch and continuation of the Predator comics series after a 10 year hiatus.

In the Predator comics line, the prequel miniseries was followed by the official comic book adaptation of the film and the official sequel comic book, Predators: Preserve the Game, both in July 2010. All three titles--prequel, adaptation and sequel--will be collected in the upcoming Predators trade paperback to be released in October 2010.


  • Robert Rodriguez teams with Dark Horse for an action-packed weekly prequel to his forthcoming Predators film!
    Just in time for the film release coming July 2010!
  • Marc Andreyko (Manhunter) makes his Dark Horse debut!
  • David Lapham writes backups featuring Adrien Brody's cold-blooded killer from the film!
  • Next month the story continues in the official movie adaptation written by Paul Tobin (Spider-Man and the Secret Wars), and the film's sequel, written by David Lapham!

Plots (Warning: Spoilers)Edit

Predators: Welcome to the JungleEdit

The prequel story "Welcome to the Jungle" follows a US Navy SEAL named Drake who, along with his unit, is transported to an alien world and hunted by Predators until he meets the mysterious former soldier Noland, who has survived for decades on the planet and has managed to gather a whole set of functioning Predator armor and weapons.

Official description of individual issues:

A team of Navy SEALs is in the midst of a firefight when it suddenly goes dark. They awake to find themselves in a new and more deadly environment, stalked by a strange enemy. One by one these special-ops officers are killed by an unseen threat, until only one man remains. All alone in a strange world, he must do what he knows best-survive against all odds.

The lone Navy SEAL finds himself in an uneasy alliance when he discovers another survivor on the planet-but he also learns that here humans are prey, transplanted from Earth to this alien jungle, to be hunted for sport.

The human alliance strains under the threat of the vicious Predators, an elaborate system of traps, and the impossibility of escape, until the men are locked in their own game of cat and mouse against each other.

Traps are set off and new Predators enter the fray in the blood-drenched conclusion: the set-up for Robert Rodriguez's Predators film.

Predators: A Predatory LifeEdit

The prequel story "A Predatory Life" features the most-recent contract assignment of Royce, a mercenary for hire who has given up his conscience, where he is hired by an African dictator to wipe out a rebel opposition leader.


Cover GalleryEdit

See AlsoEdit

External LinksEdit

Official AVP Zone at Dark Horse Comics website.

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