Review: Predator #1
The thing about suffering injustice is that it doesn’t just leave you like a bad day or when things don’t go your way. It’s when you know that you’ve been wronged that your brain and your soul cant compute. Part of you feels like you were cheated and violated.
The cold hard fact is that you were wronged. The perpetrator of the act remains in your crosshairs with you hoping they get their just due. It doesn’t matter how it happens, what matters is that justice is carried out. In Predator #1, one woman looks to deliver that against the same monster that killed her family as a child.
We;re taken to an unknown planet in the far reaches of space in the year 2056, where we find two Predators in a heated battle, but nothing is what it seems, as the victor emerges, and is revealed to be human woman, once they take off their helmet. We flashback to the year 2041 on the planet, Damara, where we meet Theta, whose family is there on a research mission. But things go sideways, as they are interrupted by a predator, who decimated her family. We find her years later, the captain of her own ship with one single minded purpose, to find the creature responsible for her parents’ death, as she traverses the galaxy looking for the one responsible, while taking apart any Predator she encounters. The reader soon finds out that she has been collecting intelligence on the Predators, studying their moves, the places they have been and where they come from. By Issue’s end, Theta crash lands on a winter planet, as her ship suffers a system failure, leaving her chances for survival to be slim.
Overall, Predator #1 is an action packed debut that shows a taste for revenge has its costs. The story by Brisson is brilliant. The art by the creative team is beautiful. Altogether, a story that is a fine addition to the Predator canon.
Story: Ed Brisson Art: Kev Walker
Color: Frank D’Armata Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Read
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