Marvel has announced plans to release many older Predator stories in an omnibus collection next year.
Much like the previously announced Aliens omnibus, the stories being collected were originally published by Dark Horse Comics over the last few decades, when they had the license to publish comics based on the 1987 film. Some of the creators who will be featured include Mark Verheiden, John Arcudi, Andrew Vachss, Chris Warner, Ron Randall, Mark Bright, Evan Dorkin and many others.
Here’s how Marvel describes the collection:
Nowhere is safe when the remorseless alien killers stalk the concrete jungle of New York City, leave a trail of death across the American Southwest and ignite the Cold War by landing in Siberia! Find out if the Predators came to Earth during Vietnam or World War I and see the hunters make a new enemy in Dutch’s brother, Detective John Schaefer. Read on as an Arizona prison becomes a slaughterhouse and witness a Predator vs. psychotic Predator showdown in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey! Finally, take a trip to 1950s Hollywood, where only a child with special glasses can see the monster in the midst of Tinseltown! It’s total carnage, Predator-style!
Here’s a list of everything they plan to include:
This unprecedented collection includes: PREDATOR (1989) #1-4, PREDATOR 2 #1-2, PREDATOR: BIG GAME #1-4, PREDATOR: COLD WAR #1-4, PREDATOR: THE BLOODY SANDS OF TIME #1-2, PREDATOR: RACE WAR #1-4, PREDATOR: BAD BLOOD #1-4, PREDATOR: INVADERS FROM THE FOURTH DIMENSION, PREDATOR: DARK RIVER #1-4, PREDATOR: STRANGE ROUX and PREDATOR: KINDRED #1-4—plus material from DARK HORSE PRESENTS (1986) #46, #67-69 and #119; DARK HORSE COMICS #1-2, #4-7, #10-14, #16-18 and #20-21; and A DECADE OF DARK HORSE #1.
The omnibus will feature a cover by Iban Coello and a direct market variant by Chris Warner. Predator: The Original Years Omnibus Vol. 1 arrives next July.