Last year was meant to be the dawn of a new era for Disney’s latest set of acquisitions, as the comic book publishing rights to Aliens and Predator said “Bye Felicia” to Dark Horse Comics. The book was closed on several decades of stories that the celebrated publisher had printed, and now it was Marvel’s turn to craft new tales starring the deadliest hunter in the galaxy.
So what’s happening with all things Predator right now? Turns out, not a lot.
Marvel has canceled orders for all its planned Predator products, which included a new Predator ongoing series written by Ed Brisson and drawn by Kev Walker, omnibus collections of previously printed works, and almost two-dozen Marvel vs Predator variant covers which admittedly looked pretty sick, dude.
Heck, that previously mentioned new series had a killer setup as well. “Hunt. Kill. Repeat. In the near future, a young girl sees her family slaughtered by the deadliest and most feared hunter in the universe: a PREDATOR,” read Marvel’s description of Predator #1 a while back.
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.
But right now it looks like the entire line has been delayed. According to Newsarama, people working on the project weren’t even informed until April 1, which must have made for a confusing day. While the Predator products won’t be shipping soon, they’ll apparently being rescheduled to November. Marvel has yet to comment, but if you were waiting patiently for one ugly mother-lover to rear his tentacled head then you’re going to have to wait a bit longer. My tinfoil hat theory? Someone at Marvel watched the last Predator movie, which was all kinds of yikes.
Until that series returns, here’s a look at the best non-Predator comic book covers of the week!
Comic book covers of the week credits
- America Chavez: Made In The U.S.A. #2 by Sara Pichelli
- Avengers #44 by Peach Momoko
- King In Black #5 by Ryan Stegman
- The Immortal Hulk #45 by Alex Ross
- Venom #34 by Superlog
- James Bond: Agent Of SPECTRE #2 by Sean Phillips
- Vengeance Of Vampirella #14 by Ben Oliver
- Commanders In Crisis #7 by Kael Ngu
- Deep Beyond #3 by Kim Jung Gi
- Geiger #1 by Jason Fabok
- The Silver Coin #1 by Michael Walsh
- Batman #107 by Jorge Jiminez
- Batman: Kings Of Fear by Kelley Jones
- Crime Syndicate #2 by Tyler Kirkham
- Green Lantern #1 by Bryan Hitch
- Man-Bat #3 by Kyle Hotz
- Sensational Wonder Woman #2 bu Joshua Sway Swaby
- Swamp Thing #2 by Mike Perkins
- The Far Sector #11 by Mirka Andolfo
- BRZRKR #1 by Rin Garney
- Buffy The Vampire Slayer #24 by Marina Julia
- The Last Witch #4 by VV Glass
- Seven Secrets Vol. 1 by Daniel Di Nicoulo
- The Transformers ’84 Legends & Rumors 100-Page Giant Special by Guido Guidi
- Transformers: Beast Wars #3 by Josh Bee Perez
- Beasts Of Burden: Occupied Territory #1 by John McCrea
- God Of War: Fallen God #2 by Dave Rapoza
- Death By Life #1 by Claudio Sepulveda
- Blade Runner 2029 #4 by Peach Momoko
- Hollow Heart #2 by Paul Tucker
- Shadow Service Vol. 1 by Tim Daniel
- Vampire: The Masquerade #7 by Aaron Campbell
- The Rise #1 by Diego Yapur
- Bloom #1 by Bong Dazo
- Tales Of Terror Quarterly: H.H. Holmes by David Seidman
- King Tank Girl #4 by Brett Parson
- Hotline Miami: Wildlife #8 by Alberto Massaggia
Last Updated: April 6, 2021