Will Marvel Comics’ Predator be rescheduled for May 2022?
In April 2021, Bleeding Cool announced that Marvel Comics was pulling their new project Predator comic launch for July 2021 from Ed Brisson and Kev Walkerthe variant cover promotional campaign that aired in June and the Omnibus Predator Dark Horse series reprint also slated for July. No reason was given, and the postponement date of November 2021 has come and gone. But then we read the Hollywood Reporter’s splash on the film’s screenwriters, Jim and John Thomas, sue Disney to recover the rights to Predator from Disney. Last month, we all learned that the lawsuit had been settled, and Marvel Comics was very aware of that fact.
We now see that the Omnibus Predator the Dark Horse comics reprint is still delayed until May 31, 2021. This is also the next closest month that Marvel can schedule comics. Which means, if we read the tea leaves correctly, that Predator #1 will also be delayed to May 2021 as well. Here are the original solicitations for the Dark Horse Reprint Omnibus. Cross fingers…
(W) Ed Brisson (A) Kev Walker (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
HUNTING. TO 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. Years later, with her ship barely holding up and the food running out, Theta won’t stop stalking the space lanes until the Yautja monster that 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! 40 PGS./Parental AdvisoryIn-store: June 09, 2021 SRP: $4.99
PREDATOR ORIG YRS OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 COELLO CVR (MR)
(F) Mark Verheiden, Plus (A) Chris Warner, Plus (CA) Iban Coello
The hunt begins! As the Predators make their Marvel debut, learn about their original comic book legacy! Nowhere is safe when ruthless alien killers stalk the concrete jungle of New York, leave a trail of death across the American Southwest, and spark the Cold War when they land in Siberia! And did predators come to Earth during Vietnam and World War I? The hunters make a new enemy in Dutch’s brother, Detective John Schaefer; and it’s Predator versus psychotic Predator in New Jersey’s Pine Barrens! And in 1950s Hollywood, only a kid with special glasses can see the monster in the middle of Tinseltown! It’s total carnage, a la Predator! Parental advisory in stores: July 21, 2021 MSRP: $125.00