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Review Brew: Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens #4

Writer: John Layman
Artist: Chris Mooneyham
Color Artist: Michael Atiyeh
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Price: $3.99

Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens has been quite a ride, and it all ends with this issue. Picking up from where we left off, Archbishop Emoji and Dr. Reinstot are heading to Mega City-One with the hybridized xenomorphs. Not far behind, Judge Dredd and company are on the hunt for the duo.

This issue hits the ground running and presents a satisfying conclusion to the title. It’s been quite awhile since the last issue dropped, and I’m glad it’s finally arrived. Layman does a good job of creating tension and set pieces for the story. I enjoy the writing, as Dredd has to deal with not just the xenomorphs, but a tech who wouldn’t let him land his spacecraft. It adds a bit of humor to the title, and it actually helps Dredd narrow down his search. The Predators do get some shine while battling the various xenomorphs, and showing off their superior tracking skills. Reinstot is still a pretty one-note villain, but he does get his just desserts. To his credit, he did make some cool looking xenomorphs. The pacing was even, as it gives you time to breathe before each encounter with the xenomorphs.

Mooneyham’s art is sensational as it gives you that dark vibe to the world. Characters are very detailed, and you can see it, from the amount of linework in it. The action is handled well and it looks amazing. There’s so much carnage in this one issue, it’s ridiculous. There’s also a new xenomorph hybrid that appears, and it’s pretty creepy. The panel layouts were solid, and doesn’t reveal too much when reading. I like Atiyeh’s colors palate, as it sets the tone for the title with the mixture of vibrant colors and dark colors.

Overall, this crossover was fun and enjoyable. I’m curious if Darkhorse has any more crossovers down the line because, I would love to see the Terminator vs. Judge Dredd.

4 Judge Anderson’s out of 5

About Ray W (239 Articles)
Ray was born in the early 90's. He loves movies, comics, manga, anime, and 3D modeling. His favorite anime are: Ghost in the Shell, Psycho-Pass, Parasyte, Hellsing, Gundam Wing, G Gundam, Petshop of Horrors, Heroman, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Golgo 13, Saint Seiya, Ultimate Muscle, Baki the Grappler, Soul Eater, Wolf's Rain, Outlaw Star, S-Cry-D, Blue Gender, Ronin Warriors, Sailor Moon, Evangelion, Gatchaman, Speed Racer, and Dragon Ball Z. He is also an avid gamer with his all time favorite being Ratchet and Clank series,
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