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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Predator Vs. Judge Dredd Vs. Aliens – Splice and Dice | Comics

An ultimate sci-fi crossover pits extraterrestrial Aliens, Predators and Judge Dredd of Mega-City One for APOCALYPSE PARTY!

A lone Predator was running through a swamp under the dark of night and while they are known all over the galaxy for being big game hunters, this one is being hunted and has wounded. Soon, it is incapacitated by a group of mutants surrounded him and knocked him senseless for trespassing.

Before taking him to their master, they took a tour of his ship to discover all the trophies and weapons he collected and are sent back to their complex. Among those prized possessions, there was a skeleton of a Xenomorph Alien.

Meanwhile, Judge Dredd with three other Judges including Judge Anderson in pursuit of the same chaos and corruption that plagues Mega-City One. They arrived at the wasteland of Cursed Earth, looking for a group of fugitives on run and serving justice by arresting him.

Dredd bumped into one of those apocalypse cultists and his fellow Judges made quick work of them but unfortunately, their leader and robo-messiah Archbishop Emoji takes advantage of this distraction and escapes into Alabama Morass to avoid capture.

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Predator Vs. Judge Dredd Vs. Aliens – Splice and Dice | Comics

The mutant group of Ani-Men takes the belonging of Yautja ship to the lab of an evil genius named Dr. Niels Reinstöt. He reveals to the captured Predator that he has created a Facehugger using Xenomorph DNA from the skull by gene-splicing and intends to use it as a living host to hatch a Predalien.

However, he is interrupted by his Ani-Men, who came to inform him about trespassers and sees Dredd, recalling a history with the legendary lawman but it was a group of Yautja looking for their missing friend that worried them.

Returning from a hunt, the Predators came here tracking down a distress signal from their fallen comrade. They also detected traces of Dredd and his allies chasing down Emoji, which ended up in the robot being shot down but before his Lawgiver could deliver final sentence, all four Judges are ambushed by Reinstöt's mutated Ani-Men and taken captive.

Preparing for another hunt, the hunters go looking for their missing friend in cloak and let loose a merciless red rain of blood upon the mutants by raiding their very compound.

Back in Reinstöt's lab, Dredd recognizes him as a mad-scientist from Mega-City One that he killed but he assures it was a decoy. Judge Anderson peeks into his mind to find pure evil but it was too late since he injects McCrary with a formula that transforms him into an Alien and put a Facehugger on Gilligan.

Seeing the hunters approaching, the mad doctor attempts to escape taking Anderson along to run more experiments on her. Leaving Dredd with two deadly Xenomorph hybrids to die while he takes the party to densely populated Mega-City One in a ride with his new best buddy Emoji and raise hell by unleashing Apocalypse!

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Ultimate Collision Course

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Predator Vs. Judge Dredd Vs. Aliens – Splice and Dice

A four-issue limited series from Dark Horse Comics and IDW, "Predator Vs. Judge Dredd Vs. Aliens" sets up stage for triple threat battle royale of ultimate science-fiction characters by writer John Layman (Aliens – Inhuman Condition, Army of Darkness/Xena – Warrior Princess) and artist Chris Mooneyham (Five Ghosts, Predator – Fire and Stone).

Before moving from sci-fi based British comic-book magazine 2000 AD to IDW in 2012, Judge Dredd had two crossovers with Dark Horse Comics' two crown jewels, Aliens and Predator. The first time it was Predator Versus Judge Dredd in 1997 and then in 2003 Judge Dredd Versus Aliens: Incubus limited series came out.

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An Epic Face-Off

Layman borrowed elements like Predalien from Aliens Vs. Predator: Requiem movie as well as came up with an unique idea of transforming a host immediately by injecting a DNA serum. Also, protagonist Dredd recalls his encounter with both the Yautja and Xenomorphs from previous crossover stories.

The primary antagonist Dr. Niels Reinstöt being a mad geneticist allowed for a different takes at new Alien hybrids to challenge our hero. Besides, the villain himself is a human/spider cross because of his own experiment upon himself and at the endgame; he becomes something more sinister than his expectation.
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