Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens #1

Writer: John Layman Artist: Chris Mooneyham Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: July 27, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 22 User Reviews: 9
8.2Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

The ultimate science-fiction crossover pits the legendary lawman Judge Dredd against the universe’s supreme hunters, the Predators, as they both try to survive an onslaught by the galaxy’s ultimate killing machines, the Aliens!

  • 10
    Fortress of Solitude - Jacques Cloete Jun 30, 2016

    John Layman is the real law in this series. Whatever he says, goes. And with good reason. This is a crossover done right. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Kevin October Jun 20, 2017

    With all the hardcore art and story you could want, this comic is a wonderful combination of three movie mega powers in comic book form. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Bounding Into Comics - Mike Fugere Jr. Jul 6, 2016

    Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens #1 rules, you guys. If you are a fan of any of these three franchises that are about to clash in future issues, I highly recommend scooping this one up. The story and art are fantastic, and like a lot of previous "vs." comics from Dark Horse, there is a sense of fun and low stakes that make each page a joy to consume. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Jul 31, 2016

    John Layman is just getting started with this story and already we've seen Dredd, Judge Anderson, Predator and so much more. Although Aliens definitely take a back seat this issue, I feel confident after reading this issue that there's exciting things ahead, especially after reading the final few pages. Inter-company crossovers in the past have had mixed success with me, but IDW and Dark Horse have combined their franchises to produce an exciting new series that stars some of science fiction and comic's most endearing characters and I can't wait to read more! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Jul 27, 2016

    Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens is exactly what it sounds like.  This opening issue is largely introduction, moving the players into place.  You can see where they're heading and it's set to be a sci-fi battle royale.  It's tough to predict who will come out on top considering the characters involved. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - John McCubbin Jul 3, 2016

    Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens #1 is an amazing start for this upcoming crossover, being a must have for fans of any of our three titular characters. The way the creative team introduced us to the narrative also more than impressed, as despite the lack of conflict between the titular characters, there was still plenty of tension and excitement. So basically: go buy this comic July 27th. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Graphic Policy - christopher scott author Aug 13, 2016

    Diverse environments that manage to build up the story due to art from Chris Mooneyham. The art helps create a sense of continuity as the story changes viewpoints, from Predator to Dredd. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hulking Reviewer - Dave Gogel Jul 12, 2016

    Solid start to PDA, I look forward to seeing the forthcoming issues as the characters and action become more fleshed out. As a fan of all three franchises (I'll confess my Dredd knowledge is all from the movies), I wasn't too sure this was necessary. But now I'm ready to dive in headfirst, let's just hope a facehugger isn't there to give me a welcoming kiss. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jun 29, 2016

    This first issue does a great job in setting up our crossover series by doing exactly what it had to do in the quickest way possible to get all our players on the board and I really appreciate how simple of a set up it was.  Like the set up, I also enjoyed the art and can't wait to see what this creative team gives us with this bloodbath of a series going forward......... and if you've dived into these types of Vs. stories before and enjoyed them, I don't think you'll want to miss what's coming either. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Alex Henning Aug 18, 2016

    This book, both action-wise and story-wise, can only go up from here. This first issue serves as a springboard to get us started, and it does that really well. The scene where the Mutant animals take out the predator is great. The colors and the surroundings just lend themselves really well. It's a bit of a shaky start, but it has the potential to turn itself into a great story if done right. We've not seen a bit of the xenomorphs yet, but the issue here has given us palpable excitement for their arrival and what will happen when they show up. All in all, it's not the best, but it certainly is a great start to read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jul 11, 2016

    This is one of those books in which you know if you're going to read it or not. If you're against purchasing licensed crossovers then this isn't even on your radar, which is a shame because it's actually one of the best licensed books being published, even if it is just a mini-series. If you're planning on getting it then you won't be disappointed and if you never were going to get it then keep on, keep it on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Matthew Strackbein Jul 1, 2016

    The stuff that binds these characters together, if anything, is their single-mindedness and reputations for violence. Dredd, Predators and Aliens each have their own obsession. They have their own styles of fighting and they are each some of the most ruthless, badass characters ever created. No matter the franchise, when things get ugly the entertainment value goes up a notch. So its safe to assume that the intention behind merging all three is to triple the potential for selling comics, although based on what people love best about these particular characters. The level of professionalism and dedication this comic contains makes it a safe bet. No matter what the reason is for doing the project, the outcome is a thing seemingly made up of love and appreciation for the chance to work with some of the greatest characters of all time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Harry C. Jul 22, 2016

    So far this is a great start to this story as this may be the AvP story we probably should have gotten in the movies. I can only imagine what craziness awaits readers in the next issue with another version of Alien/Predator DNA running amok. Also just in case you wanted to know, I had Karl Urbans voice in my head every time I read Dredds dialogue. Be sure to check this book out along with an interview we got from John Layman regarding what we can expect from this story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Jul 28, 2016

    It's a simple comic book so far, but it works. There's a big battle setup by the end of the issue, and we cannot wait to see it unfold! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jul 5, 2016

    The pieces are in place and clues are dropped as to where this series is going and thankfully there are plenty of surprises in store for readers. That means it's not all action and fighting, but a meaningful story is brewing where the three properties can truly shine. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    FanboyNation - Josh Heffington Aug 16, 2016

    Predator Vs. Judge Dredd Vs. Aliens #1 is a book that is a great read for anyone that is a fan of either of the franchises, or a sucker of crossovers like myself. There isn't any action seen by the Aliens yet. The Aliens will have their introduction via mad scientist Dr. Reinstot, whose extracting the DNA from the Xenomorph skulls and creating Facehuggers to create his Alien army. I feel like this issue should have been double sized at least to include more meat to begin the story. But at least we are left with a cliffhanger of "trespassers" at the end of the issue to know that the next issue could be as action packed as the first. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jul 27, 2016

    Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens #1 is a solid debut, its commitment to the various properties as unwavering as Dredd's granite jaw. John Layman's script hits all the requisite beats, highlighting the many players while deftly building a narrative to house them all. While there's not much that stands out to this first chapter beyond Chris Mooneyham's atmospheric visuals, the story presented here has the potential to be pretty darn fun. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Impulse Gamer - Chris O'Connor Jul 11, 2016

    As I mentioned" this is not a combination I would ever have expected, but after reading this issue I am actually keen to see where it goes. The strange creatures that capture the Predator are odd in their own right" but then learning how they came about and the assumed power of their creator and the notion of what they might do with the genetic material of an Alien and a Predator" Stuff is going to go down!!! I would pity Dredd and his need to come between these forces" except I know how tough Dredd is and the way he is likely to deal with this is violently and no doubt very satisfactory to readers. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicList - Eric Bradach Jul 30, 2016

    This is by no means a perfect issue but it doesn't have to be. Fans of these properties will be pleased with just seeing a rumble between them and this debut issue executes a set up towards that. It would be nice if there were more originality to this crossover, as one can easily predict what's behind the corner. However the all the characters identities feel in toned and the artwork is able to gel them together in satisfying fashion. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Jul 5, 2016

    All in all, Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens #1 is a solid set-up issue of an exciting (if slightly overdone) concept. Let's hope the inevitable monster triple-threat successfully pays off the promises of this decent if somewhat slow introductory issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The GCRN - Dan Clark Sep 8, 2016

    Overall Predator vs Judge Dredd vs Aliens #1 is like the undercard before the main event really gets started. Theres a lot of build-up and setting the stage for the major conflict we all paid to see. There are moments to enjoy, but really the focus is on what is coming next. Here is hoping the seriesis able to actually declare a winner in this all out brawl. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Jul 30, 2016

    Sadly, the visual strengths of this issue cannot make up for the underwhelming narrative. Read Full Review

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