Marvel announces ‘Predator’ omnibus

Marvel will collect older material featuring the alien hunter that was originally published by Dark Horse.

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.

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Marvel to publish ‘Aliens,’ ‘Predator’ comics

The FOX properties move to a new publisher after about 30 years at Dark Horse.

Marvel has announced plans to published comics based on the Aliens, Predator and Aliens vs. Predator movies — a license formerly held by Dark Horse Comics.

“There’s nothing more thrilling than a story that will keep you at the edge of your seat, and Alien and Predator have delivered that time and time again!” C.B. Cebulski, Editor-in-Chief of Marvel, told IGN. “I can clearly remember where I was when I saw each of these modern masterpieces for the first time, and reveling in how both masterfully weave extraterrestrial dread and drama into some of the most iconic scenes we’ve ever seen on film. And it’s that legacy that we’re going to live up to!”

It’s not surprising to see them land at Marvel, given that they are FOX properties that now fall under the Disney umbrella. They add to Marvel’s growing library of licensed titles, which also include Conan, Star Wars, Warhammer 40,000 and Ultraman.

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