Predator #1

Writer: Ed Brisson Artist: Kev Walker Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 10, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 41
8.2Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

In the near future, a young girl sees her family slaughtered by the deadliest and most feared hunter in the universe: a PREDATOR. Years later, though her ship is barely holding together and food is running short, Theta won't stop stalking the spaceways until the Yautja monster who killed her family is dead...or she is. Ed Brisson (IRON FIST, GHOST RIDER) and Kev Walker (DR. STRANGE, DOCTOR APHRA) forge a violent, heartbreaking and unforgettable new chapter in the PREDATOR saga not to be missed!

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 10, 2022

    Walker delivers some beautiful art in the issue. Not only are the environments beautifully detailed, but the action and fight scenes are intense and visually stunning even in their brutality. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Aug 10, 2022

    Predator #1 hits the nail on the head with a simple yet effective revenge story about a little girl who grows up on a revenge quest to kill the Predator who made her an orphan. The art is on-point, the action is brutally violent, and the main character's acting hits all the right emotional notes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Aug 12, 2022

    Predator #1marks the hideous hunter's debut at Marvel with a smart twist on the Predator lore and some disturbingly well-crafted art. If you watched Preyand enjoyed it, I recommend checking this comic out. And hopefully, this marks a lengthy run of new Predator comics - I, for one, would love to see Predator vs. The Marvel Universe. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Aug 14, 2022

    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. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Brendan M. Allen Aug 15, 2022

    After the unmitigated disaster that was Marvel's first attempt at Alien, I had reservations going into Predator #1. Not to worry, though. Just one chapter in, I can tell that the Predator franchise is in good hands. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Comicbook Dispatch - tcreadscomics Aug 11, 2022

    PREDATOR #1 isnt revolutionary. It does upend expectations about how a PREDATOR story is supposed to work, but it never pushes the bounds of the universe it exists in. Even so, the twist is good enough to set the new series apart. It leaves me with more curiosity than I might not otherwise have. When the name PREDATOR is attached to a movie or book or comic, the mind conjures up an image of what that story is going to be about. This issue does defy that expectation but not in a way that feels truly surprising. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Blair Aug 12, 2022

    This is a book that understands what it is and the story it wants to tell, the only issue is a missed world building opportunity. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Robert Reed Aug 10, 2022

    Ed Brisson and Kev Walker build out their protagonist in a slower, emotional tale that sets up for some intense action. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Aug 10, 2022

    Predator #1 is a comic with one job: Showcase the cool looking aliens who murder human beings for sport. It succeeds in this regard and does so with some stylistic flair at points. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Comic Watch - Steve Batley Aug 10, 2022

    A worthy entry into Predator lore, this story is defining itself as being the rightful heir to the yarns that have gone before it and giving us a relatable and believable protagonist. It just needs to keep the pace up in the next five instalments. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 10, 2022

    Predator #1 is a good start to the series. It doesn't quite blow things away but it's a good setup that introduces our protagonist and the mission. It also doesn't drag things out too much getting to the point. Fans of the property should be happy with the start and where the comic ends, the second issue is where things should be getting really interesting. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte Aug 13, 2022

    Predator #1 is a fine addition to the library of other comic books featuring the fan-favorite alien, but it doesn't do anything to really capitalize on its titular character. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bleeding Cool - James Hepplewhite Aug 28, 2022

    It's been a while since a hard-edged adventure or war comic crossed my radar, and the cliffhanger to Predator #1 flips the script on Theta. It's probably best left to people who know the franchise better than me to speak authoritatively about the issue. Read Full Review

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