Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing and 2000 AD have teamed up to bring science fiction and comic book fans one of the potentially greatest showdowns in comic book history, bringing Alien vs Predator into the uber-violent world of Judge Dredd. Appearing at the Emerald City Comic Con, writer John Layman spoke to fans about the crossover which brings together the talents of artist Chris Mooneyham (Predator: Fire and Stone) and cover artist Glenn Fabry...
"We open the book with a crashlanded predator, and instead of being the hunter, as usual, the predator is the prey. He’s crashlanded in a jungle overgrowth in the middle of the Cursed Earth, where he is pursued by an Island of Dr. Moreau group of man-animal hybrids, creations of a crazed genetic engineer. And this crazed scientist recovers not just the predator, but some of the predator’s hunting trophies—including a Xenomorph skull, and the Xenomorph’s DNA contained therein. You can probably see where this is headed, but add to it Dredd chasing the robot leader of an apocalypse death cult, and everybody on a collision course. Then shit gets nuts!"
To wet the appetites of fans some official artwork has been released from the forthcoming crossover due for release July 27th, as well as the official press release...
"The 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!
Judge Dredd and Judge Anderson have tracked a criminal cult across the Cursed Earth and into the Alabama morass, where a mad genetic scientist with destructive designs has acquired the best genes that evolution has to offer—a xenomorph skull!
A Predator, attracted to the warm climate and superior prey, has declared hunting season as he calls for backup. All paths will cross in a mind-blowing sci-fi showdown with the fate of the Earth at stake!"
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