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Thursday, June 24, 2004

Predator | Comics

On an alien prime home world of their own, there lives an extraterrestrial race of humanoid beings known as The Yautja, or simply as Predators. These beings are one of the most deadly species that ever existed in the universe as they constantly prey on other dangerous life forms for sport using blades, retractable spears and nets.

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Predator | Comics

Other than that they also uses advanced energy based laser weapons and camouflage technology. Upon setting the traps and playfully killing the prey, the Predators often mutilate the body of its victim to collect the head as a trophy. This hunting also somehow proves their worthiness to their clan as established hunters and led them in conflict with many races; even humans.

For centuries, the Predators have been visiting earth along with many other inhabitable planets of the solar system and their inhabitants for the purpose of better game hunting and till date, the Alien Xenomorphs are the best opponents they have ever encountered throughout the entire galaxy.

Killing Xenomorphs on their first hunt sought to prove their worth to the clan they belongs and a Yautja with a reputation of destroying Alien hives are regarded with highest honor. Yet, they also found the humans quite formidable on few of their visits on Earth and eventually either met defeat at a human’s hand or teamed-up with them to face greater threats like massive Xenomorph outbreaks or The Engineers.

For more information on Predator comics series, you can check out these links below.

Predator (Comics) Wikipedia

Predator (Comics) Wikia

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The Savage Killer

Here is your links to buy "Predator" comics from Dark Horse Comics on Amazon.

Predator Omnibus Volume 01

Predator – Concrete Jungle

Predator – Cold War

Predator Omnibus Volume 02

Predator – Race War

Predator – Big Game

Predator Omnibus Volume 03

Predator – Kindred

Predator – Hell and Hot Water

Predator Omnibus Volume 04

Created by Jim and John Thomas as a fictional character who belongs to an extraterrestrial species, Predator was introduced back in 1987 as an antagonist in the John McTiernan directed film of the same titular name. Later the film spawned its array and even made crossovers with another iconic character; Aliens. Dark Horse Comics got the publishing rights to the comic book stories featuring the character and the idea of a crossover came up in their minds first as they launched “Aliens Vs. Predators”.

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Yautja Stalks and Hunts

Apart from making appearances as the main featured character in their own series, the character also emerge on company-wide crossovers and also show up aside popular characters like Batman, Superman, Tarzan and Judge Dredd from other publications.
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Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Parallax | Comics

Signifying the living embodiment of fear, Parallax is a demonic entity who exists from the very beginning of time. Not only the parasitic creature can sense fear in any living organism and can control individuals with fear, it is able to ruin entire civilizations by creating massive paranoia among the populace.

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Parallax | Comics

On Maltus, the homeworld of the Guardians of the Universe, Parallax was conserved ages ago and then he was taken from there and the Guardians locked him up with the energy of willpower in the Central Power Battery on Oa. Lying dormant within the Power Battery for over a billion years, Parallax waited for the right time for his release.

For the greater good, its existence was kept a secret to everyone and it weakened the green power rings against the color yellow. Because of this particular reason, the being is also referred as "The Yellow Impurity" of the green rings and the Guardians were more selective while recruiting new members for Green Lantern Corps; looking for great willpower among them to master the ring against yellow.

Then along came Sinestro, who gone from a Green Lantern to an enemy of the Corps. His imprisonment inside the Oan Battery awakens Parallax and the parasite took over Hal Jordan. However, Jordan was eventually able to break free of its influence and reborn afterwards (Green Lantern – Rebirth) as well as the creature itself. Later Green Lantern Kyle Rayner also become Parallax's host during Sinestro Corps War and joined the newly formed Corps as a herald of Anti-Monitor.

For more information on Parallax comics series, you can check out these links below.

Parallax (Comics) Wikipedia

Parallax (Comics) DC Wikia

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The Living Fear

Here is your links for "Parallax" comics from DC Comics.

Green Lantern – Emerald Twilight

Green Lantern – Emerald Twilight, New Dawn

Zero Hour – Crises In Time

The Final Night

Green Lantern – Rebirth (Softcover)

Green Lantern – Rebirth (Hardcover)

Absolute Green Lantern – Rebirth

Green Lantern – The Sinestro Corps Wars Vol 01

Green Lantern – Tales of the Sinestro Corps

Green Lantern – The Sinestro Corps Wars Vol 02

Absolute Green Lantern – The Sinestro Corps Wars

Green Lantern – Blackest Night

Green Lantern – Brightest Day

Green Lantern – War of the Green Lanterns

Considered as one of the most feared enemy in DC ComicsGreen Lantern mythology, Parallax implicates the personification of fear, which was created by Ron Marz, Darryl Banks, Geoff Johns (52, Infinite Crisis) and Ethan Van Sciver (The Flash – Rebirth, Impulse) in 1994. Although the creature was first introduced on the pages of Green Lantern issue #50 of the third monthly ongoing volume, Parallax’s detailed backstory was first shown to the "Agent Orange" storyline.

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Kyle Rayner Becomes Parallax

Following that, Parallax reborn in Blackest Night, continued its rampage by possessing The Flash in Brightest Day and later ascending on War of the Green Lanterns. Aside from his solo misadventures in many comic books, it became a part of the Sinestro Corps as well aside several other villains holding vendetta against the Green Lantern Corps. The villain also was the major antagonist in the 2011 live-action Green Lantern movie starring Ryan Reynolds.
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Wednesday, May 28, 2003

Aliens | Comics

An extraterrestrial race of beings that are capable of extreme fatalities lurks on the darkest corner of space to spread death and destruction for their survival. These Aliens are roughly eight feet tall, have long barbed tail, dark bronze cylinder like smooth head with a piston like deadly inner jaw to kill, lives in a gender-less society that is separated in castes which follows a Queen like the ants.

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Aliens | Comics

The Queen lays egg-like Ovomorphs in hive that releases Facehugger resembling to a scorpion to attach itself to the host bodies and implanting an embryo which erupts as a Chestburster from victim’s chest after a period of time only to be grown up as adult Aliens. The Aliens generally ambush attacks their enemies to capture them as host bodies for the vice-like creepy Facehuggers.

This genocidal species was first discovered in the late 22nd century on a minor planet LV-426 by the crews of the Weyland-Yutani spacecraft Nostromo. Later it was Ellen Ripley who was haunted by the presence of the Aliens, who eventually got out alive from the Xenomorph.

Though the origin of them is still unknown, it is believed that they were actually created as an experimental bio-weapon by the enigmatic humanoid race of the Engineers, ages before their presence was made known. The Xenomorphs are also in an eternal clash with another extraterrestrial game-hunting race named Yautja AKA Predator, who frequently hunts them as sport to prove them worthy to their clans.

For more information on Aliens Comics series, you can check out the link below.

Aliens (Comics) Wikipedia

Aliens (Comics) Wikia

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Swarming Monstrous Bugs

Here is your links to buy "Aliens" comics from Dark Horse Comics on Amazon.

Aliens Omnibus Volume 01

Alien – The Illustrated Story

Aliens – Outbreak

Aliens – Nightmare Asylum

Aliens – The Female War

Aliens Omnibus Volume 02

Aliens – Genocide

Aliens – Harvest

Aliens Omnibus Volume 03

Aliens – Rogue

Aliens – Sacrifice

Aliens – Labyrinth

Aliens – Salvation

Aliens Omnibus Volume 04

Aliens Omnibus Volume 05

Aliens Omnibus Volume 06

In 1979, upon the release of Ridley Scott’s sci-fi horror film Alien, the character was not only franchised in movies but also in comics. The plot of the first movie was adapted intoa graphic novel titled “Alien – The Illustrated Story” by Heavy Metal and later Dark Horse Comics took rights for publishing a line of limited series that frequently featured the Xenomorph characters from the movie franchise with positive critical response.

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Colonial Marines In a Hive

Many creative writers and artists have lend their talents to enrich the series and as a result a spin-off series titled “Aliens Vs. Predators” were launched on Chris Warner’s suggestion in the late 1980's, which also proved to be a massive successful series in both comics and film media.
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