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|Written by||David Quinn|
|Illustrated by||Mel Rubi|
|Inked by||Mike Perkins|
|Colored by||Dan Jackson|
|Lettered by||Clem Robins|
|Cover(s) by|| Dwayne Turner|
Tony Daniel (#2 variant)
|Edited by|| Philip Amara (#1-3)|
Tim Ervin-Gore (#1-3)
Philip R. Simon (#2-3)
|Publisher||Dark Horse Comics/Top Cow Productions/Image Comics|
|Release date(s)||Dec 2000-Feb 2001|
Witchblade/Aliens/Darkness/Predator: Mindhunter is a three-issue limited crossover comic book series that was first published by Dark Horse Comics, Top Cow Productions and Image Comics in December 2000-February 2001. It was written by David Quinn, illustrated by Mel Rubi, inked by Mike Perkins, colored by Dan Jackson, lettered by Clem Robins and edited by Philip Amara, Tim Ervin-Gore and Philip R. Simon, with cover art by Dwayne Turner. Tony Daniel also provided a variant cover for the second issue.
In the overall Dark Horse crossover comics line, Witchblade/Aliens/Darkness/Predator: Mindhunter was preceded by Green Lantern versus Aliens, published concurrently with JLA versus Predator, and was followed by Batman/Aliens Two.
#1: Jackie Estacado, possessor of the mysterious malevolent force known as the Darkness, and Sara Pezzini, wielder of the Witchblade, survived their first bloody skirmish with Aliens and Predators. Now begins an even stranger, more horrific nightmare as the war continues in a way our Earthbound heroes have never imagined. To survive, they must cut through a shroud of illusory violence and bottomless time. If they can't find a way to prevail in this wild, new arena, they will be responsible for the end of human life on Earth! Written by David Quinn (Dr. Strange) and pencilled by Aliens vs. Predator vs. The Terminator's Mel Rubi! Produced in cooperation with Top Cow.
#2: Jackie Estacado and Sara Pezzini, a team already on unsteady ground, find themselves pushed beyond their limits. Each with hunting and survival skills honed beyond that of a normal human, the mob hitman and urban detective are unprepared for the challenge they now face. Ripping through the mysterious false reality imposed upon them (issue #1), they discover that they've been abducted and imprisoned on a huge, living spacecraft high in Earth orbit, an ever-changing prison ship controlled by the mind of a madman. Their fellow inmates? Swarms of Aliens, legions of Predators, and acidic fear. It's a grudge match in floating hell!
#3: It's the final gauntlet of the ultimate big budget action movie on paper! Jackie (The Darkness) Estacado and Sara (Witchblade) Pezzini have unravelled the mystery of the Mindhunt — but now they must make a last stand for all humanity. They're trapped aboard a shuttlecraft hurtling toward Earth, but they are not alone. Fighting by their side is one mean mutha of a Predator with the power of the Witchblade! It'll take all three "heroes" to stop the unspeakable horror of an Alien-Darkness hybrid!
Witchblade/Aliens/Darkness/Predator: Mindhunter was collected in trade paperback form and reissued in August 2001, with a new cover by artist Eric Kohler.
Behind the ScenesEdit
Cover artist Dwayne Turner is well known for his work with other mainstream comics companies and characters. In the 1990s, he co-created the super team Sovereign 7 with popular X-Men (and Aliens/Predator: The Deadliest of the Species) writer Chris Claremont.
The character Witchblade also had her own television series, which ran on the TNT Network for two seasons from 2001-2002.
Online preview of the first few pages of the story on the Dark Horse Comics website.