During the Dark Horse panel at Emerald City Comic Con, it was announced that Dark Horse, IDW, and 2000 AD will be teaming up to create a comic book crossover mini-series this summer, titled, Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens. John Layman (Chew) will be writing the series, alongside artist Chris Mooneyham (Predator: Fire and Stone), while Glenn Fabry (Preacher) will provide the covers.
Here’s a description of the crossover from Dark Horse’s official press release:
“The crossover pits the legendary lawman Judge Dredd against the universe’s supreme hunters, the Predators, as they both try to survive an onslaught by the galaxy’s ultimate killing machines, the Aliens!
Judge Dredd and Judge Anderson have tracked a criminal cult across the Cursed Earth and into the Alabama morass, where a mad genetic scientist with destructive designs has acquired the best genes that evolution has to offer—a xenomorph skull!
A Predator, attracted to the warm climate and superior prey, has declared hunting season as he calls for backup. All paths will cross in a mind-blowing sci-fi showdown with the fate of the Earth at stake!”
“We open the book with a crashlanded predator, and instead of being the hunter, as usual, the predator is the prey,” said Layman in an interview with io9. “He’s crashlanded in a jungle overgrowth in the middle of the Cursed Earth, where he is pursued by an Island of Dr. Moreau group of man-animal hybrids, creations of a crazed genetic engineer. And this crazed scientist recovers not just the predator, but some of the predator’s hunting trophies—including a Xenomorph skull, and the Xenomorph’s DNA contained therein. You can probably see where this is headed, but add to it Dredd chasing the robot leader of an apocalypse death cult, and everybody on a collision course. Then shit gets nuts!”
Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens #1 will hit stands on July 27, 2016.