Predator Vs Judge Dredd Vs Aliens is the Cursed Earth crossover from hell...
Dark Horse is about to smash together Judge Dredd, Xenomorphs and Predators in a new comic. Ol’ Stoneyface might not seem to have much in common with either of the extraterrestrial races, but as writer John Layman points out, they share, “one big similarity: violent sci-fi.”
“Dredd’s universe may be more exaggerated and satiric than the Predator/Aliens universes, but they’re still a natural fit,” he tells Red Alert, revealing that the characters first meet after a Predator ship crash-lands in an area of the Dreddverse’s Cursed Earth where a rogue geneticist is running experiments. “Among the Predator’s trophies is a Xenomorph skull, and the Xenomorph DNA that resides within it. Add to this Judge Dredd, and everybody’s set on a collision course.”
Illustrated by Chris Mooneyham, the four-issue miniseries will also feature the psychic Judge Anderson, who can converse (in a way) with the normally not-too-chatty Predators. “She can understand them well enough to provide a rough translation,” says Layman, adding that the story will visit “the Cursed Earth jungle known as the Alabama Morass and, of course, Mega-City One!”
Apart from acknowledging that he’s referencing the IDW Dredd book and the previous Dredd/Alien and Predator crossovers, Layman is reluctant to pinpoint where exactly in Dredd’s timeline the story takes place. “As far as I’m concerned, if you like Dredd, Aliens or Predator or all three of them, you can pick up the book and have fun without worrying about getting lost,” he says. “The story is meant to stand alone, on its own, first and foremost.”
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