Predator #3 Review

Written by: Ed Brisson
Art by: Kev Walker
Colors by: Frank D’Armata
Letters by: VC’s Clayton Cowles
Cover art by: Leinil Francis Yu, Sunny Gho
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: October 19, 2022

Predator #3 brings Theta face-to-face with a Predator that has her lost ax and appears to have anticipated her arrival on Tusket. Can Theta survive an ambush unscathed, and what does the Predator’s presence reveal about Theta’s quest?

Is It Good?

I’ve given Ed Brisson a generous amount of slack for writing a Predotr title with almost no Predator action in it up to now. That generosity has paid off with a modest interest as we see Theta gets ambushed by a Predator, forcing her to use wits and cunning to survive. This issue is truly a step in the right direction for the series.

When last we left Theta, she arrived at the Astar Industries outpost to look for parts and supplies, finding the depot crew slaughtered in typical Predator fashion. Theta is not ready for a fight when the Predator attacks and Theta is forced to use her wits and small size to dodge and evade until she can find an escape.

The face-off is gripping. Theta takes a hit that shows her body is not 100% intact due to previous battles – which also explains her survival rate and kill count. And the kicker is a realization that the Predators are aware of Theta and Astar Industries, putting many lives in danger as the Predators begin to hunt her.

The issue mixes equal parts Predator battle action with innovative story development to raise the stakes. Theta now knows her hunting activities are affecting innocent lives, so she’s faced with a moral dilemma that challenges her revenge quest, leading to exciting story potential.

Kev Walker’s art is phenomenal in this issue, particularly in the Predator battle that takes up nearly half the comic. Walker’s style feels grounded, which suits the personal perspective of Theta’s story, and the action choreography captures a sense of realism.


About The Reviewer: Gabriel Hernandez is the Publisher & EIC of ComicalOpinions.com, a comics review site dedicated to indie, small, and mid-sized publishers.

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Final Thoughts:

Predator #3 turns the series in the right direction by bringing a lengthy Predator battle into the mix, forcing Theta to survive, and introducing a revelation that could change the course of Theta’s revenge quest. The art is grounded and hard-hitting, and the ending creates a moral dilemma with uncertain consequences for the future.

9/10

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