Starting in September, Marvel Comics will publish the four issue limited series Predator vs. Wolverine.
Fans were no doubt pumped to learn that Hugh Jackman would be reprising his role as Wolverine in Deadpool 3 but comic lovers will be even more stoked for the showdown that’s set to hit pages in September. At long last, fans will finally know who the alpha truly is when Marvel, with the help of author Benjamin Percy, pits two of the world’s deadliest beings against one another in Predator vs. Wolverine. That’s right, Marvel has revealed that super-species against superhuman (species), blood is about to be shed and one life will be lost when the fight jumps onto pages later this year.
The four-issue limited series will see Wolverine crossing paths with a bloodthirsty Yautja who is looking for the fight of his life and the bragging rights of taking down one of Earth’s mightiest champions. Predator vs. Wolverine will uncover a long and bitter rivalry between the two beasts when it’s revealed that Predator has been stalking the X-Men member since his early days. In a battle that will see the characters fighting it out around the world, only one will be left standing when the smoke clears and the blood dries.
Benjamin Percy has long been associated with the Marvel character as he’s been the voice backing his current solo series. Gathering a top-notch group of creatives to help bring the story to life, Percy has brought on the help of Greg Land, Ken Lashley, Andrea Di Vito, Kei Zama, and more to make the story of Predator vs. Wolverine pop.
Along with the announcement of the long-awaited story finally receiving its time in the sun, Benjamin Percy gave a statement as to why he was the perfect person for the gargantuan task of transforming Predator vs. Wolverine from just a thought to a fully fleshed-out comic tale. A self-proclaimed “child of the eighties,” Percy says that he’s always been obsessed with both characters, noting that he’s watched the Predator movies dozens of times and has read more Wolverine comics than he can remember – likening the number to the amount of “breaths” that he’s taken. He also teased that the story will “span decades” putting the idea in our heads that we’ll see more of both character’s origin stories when it pertains to the other.
Paired with Percy’s statement and the announcement that Predator vs. Wolverine is officially on the way to a shelf near you, Marvel also dropped a look at the comic’s unbelievable cover art. An image of the first issue sees things come to a bloody head between the duo with Predator appearing to have a one-up on Wolverine. Duking it out in the Arctic, Wolverine won’t go down that easily, and with both fighters’ claws drawn, it’s anyone’s guess as to who will make it out alive.
As mentioned, Predator vs. Wolverine is the next in line of Percy’s Wolverine-focused comic series which he’s been backing for a long time. While fans of Hugh Jackman’s portrayal of the iconic X-Men character had their proper goodbyes to him after 2017’s Logan, he’ll be back in action in one way or another alongside Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool 3 which is slated for a theatrical arrival on November 8, 2024.