Aliens vs Predator Three World War #1,
VERY FINE/NEAR MINT
Randy Stradley (W), Rick Leonardi (P), Wes Dzioba (C), and Raymond Swanland (Cover)
A centuries-old interstellar conflict threatens humanity's very existence as a long-lost Predator clan stakes its claim for galactic dominance, intent on exterminating its rival clan, the selfsame trophy hunters who have plagued Earth's history and every world they have touched. And if the advanced technology and military precision of this new threat weren't enough, they have an even more terrifying weapon at their disposal-Aliens, weaponized and under their malefic control. This puts earthmen in the dangerous position of parlaying with the same alien warriors who have relentlessly hunted them, and who better to carry out the negotiations than Machiko Naguchi, the only human known to have spent time alongside the Hunters.
o Features the creative team of original AvP writer Randy Stradle and penciller Rick Leonardi (Cloak and Dagge), and stunning cover art by Raymond Swanland (Aliens, Predator).
o Ties together story threads introduced in the original AvP series and new Aliens and Predator storylines, setting the stage for the most epic AvP brawl ever imagined!
Date Available: 01/13/2010
BONUS REVIEW by GARY OWENS
The franchise of Aliens vs. Predator (AVP) just won’t die. Granted, Alien and Predator are great movies, but my gray hair reminds me that those flicks are decades old. So what’s keeping them kickin’, while The Matrix fades to dust? The answer is simple: with the effort of Stradley and Leonardi, it’s comics like this. Randy Stradler, a founder of Dark Horse, starts the issue of with a smack down, as Predators, with domesticated Aliens, attack and conquer a human colony. Rick Leonardi’s art cranks it up by offering line work influenced by my favorites Walt Simonsen and John Buscema. How the humans will fight back against Aliens and Predators, I don’t know, but Dark Horse has me. They have me.
I give it 9 out of 10 Grahams