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Sunday, April 29, 2018

Reader's Diary #1808- John Layman (writer), Chris Mooneyham (artist): Predator vs Judge Dredd vs Aliens / Splice and Dice

I didn't have high hopes for this Predator vs Judge Dredd vs Aliens crossover. I've been bingeing on crossovers lately and have, by and large, been disappointed. Plus, I'd not consider myself a fan of any of the trio in this equation. So what a pleasant surprise this turned out to be.

No, John Layman isn't going to win a Pulitzer for this story, but it's fun, inventive, and easy to follow. A mad scientist is using alien (Xenomorph) DNA to "improve" life on Earth and can only be stopped by Judge Dredd and the Predators. Layman keeps true to the character identities and franchise mythologies and it all fits together perfectly.

Likewise Mooneyham's art isn't groundbreaking, but it's suitably realistic and grainy for the tale.

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