Predator and Black Panther Will Collide in a New Marvel Mini-Series

>This summer, there’s going to be a hunt in Wakanda. io9 is incredibly excited to announce that writer Benjamin Percy and artists Chris Allen and Ken Lashley are teaming up on a new Marvel Comic called Predator vs. Black Panther, a four-issue mini-series that will debut on August 21.

>It’s the follow-up to last year’s Predator vs. Wolverine series where Predators (the evil creatures seen fighting both Arnold Schwarzenegger and Amber Midthunder) got a taste of a few new elements: Wolverine’s adamantium and Wakanda’s vibranium. Now, one such Predator is heading to the African nation to obtain the mineral for his tribe, and that’ll put him in direct contact with the nation’s protector, the Black Panther.

>There will also be warring Predator tribes, a Predator King, and a whole lot more. Below, you can see an image from inside the issue, and a Q&A with Benjamin Percy for the series.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Germain Lussier, io9: At what point did you know that Predator vs. Black Panther would be your follow-up to Predator vs. Wolverine and how did you come up with the connective tissue?

    >Benjamin Percy: I put all of my creative poison into Predator vs. Wolverine, so it was extremely gratifying to see the reader and retailer response—for the floppies and for the collected trade. The strong sales encouraged the idea of expanding the storyline. If the first installment was about the hunt for a man, it made sense to elevate the stakes and make this book about the battle for a kingdom. There are a number of reasons that Black Panther makes for a great adversary and Wakanda makes for great stage (including the fact that the perimeter shield, when locked down, creates a hunting preserve). But then you throw vibranium into the mix, and you’ve got a really interesting (and fresh) Predator narrative. The Yautja covet their weapons and trophies—and the kingdom’s vast stores of this rare cosmic metal would be impossible to resist.

    >io9: When writing a story about characters that originated in a movie series like Predator, do you have to adhere to any canon? If so, who do you talk to about that and if not, is there any limit in terms of character or mythology you put on yourself?

    >Percy: Those who read Predator vs. Wolverine will know that I adhered to canon in a dancing-between-the-raindrops kind of way. Is it officially canon? I honestly don’t know. But I’m treating it like it is, because I want people to feel like the story matters, like the Yautja have been in the 616 all along, hunting.

    >io9: From the cover image we’re revealing, this looks like a whole new design for the Predator. How was that developed?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >including the fact that the perimeter shield, when locked down, creates a hunting preserve

      Did this exist before the movie? I always thought it was a thing where Wakanda was isolated bc of the geography, mountains and shit

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Percy: Those who read Predator vs. Wolverine will know that I adhered to canon in a dancing-between-the-raindrops kind of way. Is it officially canon? I honestly don’t know. But I’m treating it like it is, because I want people to feel like the story matters, like the Yautja have been in the 616 all along, hunting.
      Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't the official press release from that series say it was canon?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Not really, they only advertised it as a hunt that spanned throughout Wolverine's history (which is pretty much the plot of the comic) with nothing saying "this takes place in the main Marvel Universe by the way" like Savage Avengers

        Only time that we got some info confirming that it's sorta canon was Ben himself in a Newsarama interview where he namedrops that it featured 616 characters

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    when was the last time Marvel allowed a White Guy to write a Black Panther book?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      2019

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Percy: Chris Allen is doing interior art for the series, and holy hell can he draw. He’s such a force—and has such an eye for detail. Every millimeter of his panels contributes richly to the story. He spent a lot of time designing our Yautja, so get ready for a showcase of armor and designs worthy of the Met Gala(ctic).

    >io9: We heard this story has some kind of “Predator King” in it, what can you tease or tell us about him?

    >Percy: What’s the Black Panther story people are most familiar with? The battle over the throne between T’Challa and Killmonger. I’m channeling something similar to that here—except on a cosmic scale. This Predator King has two sons who are at war with one another. Vibranium might be the weapon that determines their claim.

    >io9: For someone who maybe follows movies more than comics, how are your versions of Predator and Black Panther in this story different from ones we’ve seen on screen?

    >Percy: If you’re a comics nerd, I will feed you. If you’re a movie nerd, I will feed you too. And if you’ve never read or seen anything about Predator or Black Panther, you can get fed as well. I want these to be evergreen titles, and the best way to accomplish that is to honor legacy while not overly burdening the reader with continuity homework.

    >io9: Finally, does Predator vs. Black Panther include any teases of a match-up you might be cooking up next? Or do you have any ideas of who you’d like to see next?

    >Percy: I not only know what match-up is coming next, I have plans for the match-up that follows it. We’ll see how it all plays out, but we’re for sure locked in for the third story (which I am so, so damn excited about).

    SOURCE: https://gizmodo.com/predator-vs-black-panther-comic-marvel-wakanda-wolverin-1851492136

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >T'Challa has no ongoing anymore
    >Needs a crossover mini written by a white guy in order to get some sales now

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >T'Challa is dead in the movies, his sister has hijacked his franchise, in the comics he's Batman: Discount Edition and is dating a troony, and he's being erased from multimedia projects
      >Namor was literally changed to the point of unrecognizability in the MCU and the actor was such an ugly beaner nobody cared, so all his multimedia push is dead, and he's getting a mini written by Aaron
      >Inhumans are just gone, and so is Black Bolt
      >Doom went from Slott to the unfunny redditor who wrote Squirrel Girl
      MonarchBros, it's not looking too good for us...

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Who's the e-girl?
        >dating a troony
        They weren't dating and isn't that run ending prematurely anyways?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Who's the e-girl?
          No idea, it's the cover to issue 2 of the mini; guess we'll see in the book itself.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >>Who's the e-girl?
          >Marvel has revealed the cover for Namor #2, featuring a new character named Kailani who is said to be one of Namor’s rivals in the War of Seven Kings.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >one of Namor’s rivals in the War of Seven Kings.
            Fighting little girls now ey' Namor?
            Be glad you ditched the speedo

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Who's the e-girl?
          a new OC for Aaron to wank over

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Shit, I'm wanking over her too

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              you should try to find Aaron at a con then

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I don't want to circle jerk, I just want to jerk to this new e-girl.

                Stop being gross, gay.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                no

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Storm is a troony now?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          No, he means this person

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            If this is them

            He's not dating one, the character isn't a love interest

            thank god he's not

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >and is dating a troony,
        Please be a joke please be a joke please be a joke please be a joke

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          He's not dating one, the character isn't a love interest

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I almost wish Black Bolt was allowed to at least have a dogshit mini. Say what you want about the Inhumans but even they didn't have book failing to make it past ten chapters like Black panther has been with the crew, wakanda, and his last book. They are being punished way too hard.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My problem is that this is a tad one-sided and just makes the Yautja look like outclassed scrubs
    Should've been Kraven

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Who the frick is Amber Midthunder

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The girl who played the main character in Prey

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    After Avengers vs Aliens, we're getting Aliens vs Venom, calling it now.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Has Donny Cates fully recovered yet?

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