Marvel’s first new collection of Predator material is set to arrive in stores next month, and today the publisher teased plans new material featuring the iconic 20th Century Fox property. The heroes of the Marvel U will first encounter the Yautja in a series of variant covers arriving in stores in May, ahead of the release of new material featuring the franchise later in 2021.
Here’s a list of the May-shipping titles receiving Predator-themed variants and who’s illustrating them, as well as a look at the covers themselves:
On Sale 5/5
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #65 PREDATOR VARIANT COVER by CORY SMITH
On Sale 5/12
FANTASTIC FOUR #32 PREDATOR VARIANT COVER by SUPERLOG
SPIDER-WOMAN #12 PREDATOR VARIANT COVER by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
On Sale 5/19
THE MIGHTY VALKYRIES #2 PREDATOR VARIANT COVER by JUNGGEUN YOON
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #14 PREDATOR VARIANT COVER by CHRIS SPROUSE
On Sale 5/26
MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #26 PREDATOR VARIANT COVER by MATTIA DE IULIS
(That Mighty Valkyries cover is adorable! Is it supposed to be adorable? Between the figures looking like kids and the rainbow bridge setting and the Predator’s big Disney princess eyes. I don’t know if it’s intentional but it’s the cutest thing Marvel’s put out in a while and I love it.)
By first reprinting old material, then releasing variant covers, and then publishing new stories, Marvel’s taking the same approach to the Predator franchise as they are the other big 20th Century Fox property they picked up this year: Alien. Variant covers featuring the xenomorph have already hit stores, and the first issue of a new ongoing series for the property arrives in stores next month.
Check out the full text of the announcement for the Predator variant covers below, and look for them to arrive in stores in May.
New York, NY— February 17, 2021 — In anticipation of all-new Predator stories coming to Marvel Comics later this year, the extraterrestrial hunter will get the spotlight on a series of variant covers this May. For the first time ever, fans will get to witness their favorite Marvel super heroes in epic showdowns with the iconic and terrifying Predator in action-packed artwork crafted by the industry’s top talents including Cory Smith, Superlog, Junggeun Yoon, Juan José Ryp, Mattia De Iulis, and Chris Sprouse.
Since making its debut in the landmark 1987 film, the remorseless alien killer has invaded pop culture in film, comic books, video games, and more. Now, locked in combat with Marvel’s greatest heroes from Spider-Man to the Fantastic Four, the Predator begins a new conquest. Capturing the horrifying, unforgiving nature of Predator with classic Marvel Comics storytelling, these outstanding covers are sure to capture the imagination of both Marvel and Predator fans as they prepare for what’s next to come.
Don’t miss your chance to enjoy this unparalleled mashup by collecting each Predator variant cover starting in May. Stay tuned in the coming weeks as Marvel reveals more of these extraordinary covers and be on the lookout for exciting news about new Predator adventures coming your way this year. For more information, visit Marvel.com.