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Celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of one of the great action movies of all time with this collection of original comics sequels to the film. Before Predator 2 was ever conceived as a film, writer Mark Verheiden and artist Chris Warner created an acclaimed comic-book sequel to Predator that took the alien trophy hunters from the jungles of Central America to the concrete j Celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of one of the great action movies of all time with this collection of original comics sequels to the film. Before Predator 2 was ever conceived as a film, writer Mark Verheiden and artist Chris Warner created an acclaimed comic-book sequel to Predator that took the alien trophy hunters from the jungles of Central America to the concrete jungle of New York City--where they face Dutch Schaefer's big brother, who's an NYPD detective! Also included in this volume are Verheiden's two subsequent Predator stories--Cold War, which finds the Predators crash-landed in Siberia, and Dark River, in which the hero of Concrete Jungle traces the path of his younger brother to find out what really happened to him after the events in the movie Predator. Three now-classic tales in one over-sized, deluxe hard cover volume designed to sit on your bookshelf beside the Aliens 30th Anniversary edition! Collects: Collects Predator: Concrete Jungle (#1-#4), Predator: Cold War (#1-#4), and Predator: Dark River


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Celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of one of the great action movies of all time with this collection of original comics sequels to the film. Before Predator 2 was ever conceived as a film, writer Mark Verheiden and artist Chris Warner created an acclaimed comic-book sequel to Predator that took the alien trophy hunters from the jungles of Central America to the concrete j Celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of one of the great action movies of all time with this collection of original comics sequels to the film. Before Predator 2 was ever conceived as a film, writer Mark Verheiden and artist Chris Warner created an acclaimed comic-book sequel to Predator that took the alien trophy hunters from the jungles of Central America to the concrete jungle of New York City--where they face Dutch Schaefer's big brother, who's an NYPD detective! Also included in this volume are Verheiden's two subsequent Predator stories--Cold War, which finds the Predators crash-landed in Siberia, and Dark River, in which the hero of Concrete Jungle traces the path of his younger brother to find out what really happened to him after the events in the movie Predator. Three now-classic tales in one over-sized, deluxe hard cover volume designed to sit on your bookshelf beside the Aliens 30th Anniversary edition! Collects: Collects Predator: Concrete Jungle (#1-#4), Predator: Cold War (#1-#4), and Predator: Dark River

30 review for Predator: The Original Comics Series - Concrete Jungle and Other Stories

  1. 4 out of 5

    Chad

    Collects the first three Dark Horse Predator stories focusing on Det. Shaeffer, Dutch's (Arnold Schwarzenegger) brother. Shaeffer fights the Predators in New York, Siberia, and then back in Central America in the three different books. The Good: Some of the scenes from Concrete Jungle were used in Predator 2. Ron Randall's art and the coloring in the third book are great. The Bad: The coloring in the first two books is terrible. The Ugly: The amount of machismo in these books is overwhelming. I thi Collects the first three Dark Horse Predator stories focusing on Det. Shaeffer, Dutch's (Arnold Schwarzenegger) brother. Shaeffer fights the Predators in New York, Siberia, and then back in Central America in the three different books. The Good: Some of the scenes from Concrete Jungle were used in Predator 2. Ron Randall's art and the coloring in the third book are great. The Bad: The coloring in the first two books is terrible. The Ugly: The amount of machismo in these books is overwhelming. I think Verheiden watched too many Dirty Harry movies when he was writing these. Shaeffer is such an overwhelming caricature of a 70's cop that it makes the books unbearable. You can only hear someone refer to every girl he meets as "Sweetheart" so many times before you start rooting for the Predators. Received an advance copy from Dark Horse and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Gianfranco Mancini

    Predator: Concrete Jungle: ☆☆☆☆ Predator: Cold War: ☆☆☆☆ Predator: Dark River: ☆☆☆☆ Click on links above for reviews of individual stories collected in this volume. Predator: Concrete Jungle: ☆☆☆☆ Predator: Cold War: ☆☆☆☆ Predator: Dark River: ☆☆☆☆ Click on links above for reviews of individual stories collected in this volume.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Robert

    Bright and broad tales from when licensed comic properties were more fun than cynical.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Rory

    This deserves to have better reviews here. Is the storyline a bit 80s? Yes, it was written in the 80s... Is the colouring flat? Yes, it was coloured in the 80s... Is it fun, action-packed and tongue-in-cheek, like the franchise it's based on? Hell yes. Also, as with the classic Aliens comics, Dark Horse have produced a wonderful hardcover volume here and it makes the reading experience a special one. This deserves to have better reviews here. Is the storyline a bit 80s? Yes, it was written in the 80s... Is the colouring flat? Yes, it was coloured in the 80s... Is it fun, action-packed and tongue-in-cheek, like the franchise it's based on? Hell yes. Also, as with the classic Aliens comics, Dark Horse have produced a wonderful hardcover volume here and it makes the reading experience a special one.

  5. 5 out of 5

    HowardtheDuck95

    The first story, Concrete Jungle, is very stupid. That is not an insult. It is an utter blast. It stars Dutch’s brother, who is essentially Rainer Wolfcastle’s McBain character from the Simpsons played straight, and it is hilarious. His partner is essentially Dennis Franz, and is equally amusing. This book is a testosterone soaked amusement park ride, and it’s well worth reading. My only complaint is that I feel it has too many predators, which kind of makes them seem less threatening than they The first story, Concrete Jungle, is very stupid. That is not an insult. It is an utter blast. It stars Dutch’s brother, who is essentially Rainer Wolfcastle’s McBain character from the Simpsons played straight, and it is hilarious. His partner is essentially Dennis Franz, and is equally amusing. This book is a testosterone soaked amusement park ride, and it’s well worth reading. My only complaint is that I feel it has too many predators, which kind of makes them seem less threatening than they should be. Chris Warner’s art and Chris Chalenor’s colors are a lovely mix that make the story sing, and feel like a warm, hot time in the city. The second story, Cold War, takes the fun to Glasnost era Soviet Russia, and introduces some new characters, Like Lt Ligachev, who teams up with our hero, McBain. (Yes, he will be referred to as such from now on for convenience and humor.) It was interesting that they managed to work McBain’s partner back into things and he didn’t have as much time to shine, but he had a few moments. The new Lt Ligachev was kinda the heart of the story, because even it admits McBain is almost too caustic to believe, but that made it all the funnier. Overall it was not quite as good as the first (Chris Warner’s art was better, and the colors were bolder, though I guess the muted colors work for Siberia) but I found it just as amusing. It is also well worth the read. The third story, Dark River, was even lesser still. It had the same fun dialogue, but the only returning characters was McBain and the general, and it just felt perfunctory. Overall, a bit of a disappointing finish. Still, this volume was a hoot and I kinda wish it wasn’t going to be out of print due to Disney getting the Fox stuff.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Neil

    This was a nice compilation of these three stories about one man's experiences with the species of alien Predator made famous in the 1987 movie starting Arnold Schwarzenegger. I think what I liked best about this compilation was the intro and the afterward; they both include some nice "Easter Eggs" and anecdotes about the series. The artwork in the third volume is the "best" of this trilogy and the art in the first volume is "the worst." However, I felt the story of the first volume was "the bes This was a nice compilation of these three stories about one man's experiences with the species of alien Predator made famous in the 1987 movie starting Arnold Schwarzenegger. I think what I liked best about this compilation was the intro and the afterward; they both include some nice "Easter Eggs" and anecdotes about the series. The artwork in the third volume is the "best" of this trilogy and the art in the first volume is "the worst." However, I felt the story of the first volume was "the best" and some elements of that story ended up in the 2nd Predator movie; the third story is by far the worst and the weakest of the three. I think the second story (Cold War) was a great concept but fell flat in the telling; despite its falling flat, it was still better than the third story (which probably explains why the first two were novelized and the third one was not). I am glad that I purchased this compilation, as it is hardbound and its size helps the "good artwork" "pop off the page." The downside is the "bad artwork" is rather pronounced and possibly "made worse" than if the pages were "normal comic-sized pages." Regardless, the three volumes were the "first of their kind" and the first two volumes were great follow-up stories for the first movie. Here are the links to the individual reviews for each story: links to each volume's individual review: Concrete Jungle Cold War Dark River

  7. 4 out of 5

    Peat

    its predator......one the best stories that follows the original story/movie before predator 2 movie which was a approximate facsimile of this comic adaption of the book... this would have been a better movie than predator 2 which was good....

  8. 5 out of 5

    Giorgio

    ★★★ Ricco di azione, brutaità e cafonaggine spicciola tipica dei film d'azione anni '80. Sicuramente non ci si annoia. ★★★ Ricco di azione, brutaità e cafonaggine spicciola tipica dei film d'azione anni '80. Sicuramente non ci si annoia.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Suz Alba

    Predator is truly terrifying but in an awesome way. I love the '80s vibe and will be reading again. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2... Predator is truly terrifying but in an awesome way. I love the '80s vibe and will be reading again. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

  10. 4 out of 5

    R.T. Islington

    Must have for collectors! This book consists of all the classic predator stories put together in a beautiful hardback!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Patrick

    This is a trashy 80's movie come to life. This is a trashy 80's movie come to life.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Kevin McCollough

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    Nicoleena

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    Michael Shane Spruell

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    Ashley Hembrey

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    Kelley Mittan loop

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    Kamil G.

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    Elwe Lele

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    Damian Lawrence

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    Anne Nelson

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    Mike

  29. 5 out of 5

    Andrew Horton

  30. 4 out of 5

    Reece

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