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Movie Prequel Comics: Are They Worth Reading?
Which of the endless graphic novel add-ons should you seek out?

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Predators

Writers: Various
Art: Various

Robert Rodriguez’ 2010 remake-boot-quel kicked off a new run of Dark Horse comics about Predator, which had previously died a death after their ‘90s heyday.

Two one-shot prequels gave us more time with Adrien Brody’s Royce and Laurence Fishburne’s Kurtz-like Noland. Noland’s appearance comes in Welcome to the Jungle, an adventure with a Navy Seal called Drake (it doesn’t go well for Drake: he’s the body they find in the film). Royce’s issue is called A Predatory Life, and shows us his most recent mission before being spacenapped. It turns out he was working for an African dictator trying to quell a rebellion. No conscience, you see.

There was also a sequel comic, Preserve the Game, set a few weeks after the film, with Royce and Isabelle reuniting to take on a four-armed super-Predator. Then there’s a brief motion comic on the DVD too, Crucified, which explains how the captive Predator Royce frees at the camp came to be there.

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1 what about southland tales
what about the graphic novels produced for Southland Tales? they were actually integral to the story line of the movie and made a whole lot more sense of it. And they were all written by Richard Kelly, surely they deserve a mention for die hard Richard Kelly fans and also people who slated the film. More

Posted by hi charlie on Tuesday July 9, 2013, 19:35

2 Missing
No mention of the 2000AD Shaun of the Dead prequel (brilliant) or the various Watchmen prequels (dreadful)? More

Posted by evergrowingbrain on Tuesday July 9, 2013, 11:49

3 So...
are they worth reading or not?!?! More

Posted by partybee on Monday July 8, 2013, 13:13

4 Pacific Rim prequel comic
was pretty poor. It also struck me as possibly far more spoilery than it should have been - it didn't seem to introduce a world but summarise huge chunks of plot. More

Posted by elab49 on Friday July 5, 2013, 16:07

5 Inception
There was a short comic released after Inception, which gives a little bit of background beind the Cobolt Job More

Posted by richallin on Friday July 5, 2013, 14:16


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