Aliens Vs. Predator(1992)
Predators hunt Aliens, Aliens hunt Predator, they both hunt us. And thats basically the premise for the book. You’ve got a colony of humans space farmers who get in the way of a hunt. Fun times are had by all. Read on for the full review.
Aliens vs. Predator
Writer: Randy Stradley
Penciller:Phill Norwood, Chris Warner
Inker:Karl Story, Robert Campanella, Phill Norwood
Letterer: Pat Brosseau
Editor: Randy Stradley
Cover Price: $19.95
Page Count: 150
Previously on AvP: Alien, Aliens and Predator. Go watch those movies if you haven’t. They aren’t necessary to enjoy this series but they are great movies. I also would recommend Predators. I honestly don’t know why it got so much crap. I thought it was pretty good.
The first chapter is really fun to read. Randy Stradley really knows how to use text boxes in conjugation with his panels. The entire issue is a debate between two space truckers Tom and Scott. Its a debate between reliance on tech, how we live and society in the modern age.
All this is alongside the story of a Predator hunt. They harvest alien eggs and then release them on a world. It’s more than I was expecting for sure from an alien vs predator comic for sure. It’s just very well done.
The rest of book is more standard comics fare. Very well written though. The space farmers, uh space cows get infected with the alien eggs. Then when the predators come down there are more aliens then they were planning on, and its a fight just to survive.And of course us humans are right in the middle of it.
The artist changes a few times throughout the book but it didn’t bother me too much. It’s pretty consistent, and pretty well done throughout. The coloring did bother me a little though. Some of the colors didn’t seem to fit which seems to be a trend in old Dark Horse books.
It’s a fun read through, but aside from that first issue which was fantastic is pretty familiar stuff. Which in the end is probably good. The aliens formula worked, and with a few Predators in the mix it was different enough to be interesting.