Judge Dredd will be battling aliens and Predators in a new Dark Horse crossover comic book miniseries called Predator vs Judge Dredd vs Aliens. The first of four issues drops on July 27th.
The story centers on Judges Dredd and Anderson “on the hunt for a rogue genetic scientist who has gotten his hands on a Xenomorph skull in the hopes of creating his own breed of the deadliest creature in the galaxy.” Of course the Predator comes along to hunt down the Judges and Xenomorph.
Layman talked about his upcoming project in an interview with io9 and gives a little set up of how Predator vs Judge Dredd vs Aliens begins:
“One of the things I love about Dredd is the sheer kookiness of the world, so I’m embracing it in a big way. I’m also trying to upend some expectations, not give you more of the usual.
“We open the book with a crashlanded predator, and instead of being the hunter, as usual, the predator is the prey. He’s crashlanded in a jungle overgrowth in the middle of the Cursed Earth, where he is pursued by an Island of Dr. Moreau group of man-animal hybrids, creations of a crazed genetic engineer. And this crazed scientist recovers not just the predator, but some of the predator’s hunting trophies—including a Xenomorph skull, and the Xenomorph’s DNA contained therein. You can probably see where this is headed, but add to it Dredd chasing the robot leader of an apocalypse death cult, and everybody on a collision course. Then shit gets nuts!”