Comic Review 77 // Alien vs Predator: Thrill of the Hunt
Title: Alien vs. Predator: Thrill of the Hunt
Author: Mike Kennedy
Illustrator: Roger Robinson
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Type: Graphic Novel
Page Count: 96
In the farthest reaches of space, a creature terrified us. Acid blood. Armoured skin. Razor-sharp teeth. No mercy. In the depths of a rain forest, another creature hunted us. Perfect camouflage. Fearsome weapons. Brutal methods. No conscience. In 2004, these monsters clashed on Earth in the greatest battle the universe has ever known. But far in the future, long after a technological catastrophe that started a second Dark Age, all memory of these two species has been forgotten. And when Mankind again reaches for the stars, we will discover that, truly, those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. Once again, Man is caught in the middle of a deadly struggle.
The story itself isn't much better, feeling like a 80's action movie. It lacks meat to the story, it just comes across as a flat, violent comic. It also suffers from lack of pages as you don't really get to know the characters enough to care and they end up being more of a background piece on a planet with Aliens and Predators. Whilst we talk about them, why are these two races here? Why aren't they fighting more, why bother telling this pointless tale?
To be honest this was a disappointment. As I've mentioned before I don't expect high brow scifi but I do expect a plot of some sort beyond hey we are all on the same planet. Please avoid this tale and spend time doing something important like watching paint dry.
You have been warned.