Michelinie, David


4 out of 5

(1 book)

Superman Vs. Predator

(Art by Alex Maleev)

This story features Superman attempting to defeat a group of genocidal scientists and their mercenary hirelings in the jungles of South America.  However, the technology the scientists are using isn't from Earth and the true owners aren't best pleased to see it being used by humans.  So, as Superman faces off against the villains of the piece, attempting to rescue the ever-imperilled Lois Lane, the Predator stalks one and all from the shadows. 

I really enjoyed the atmosphere of this graphic novel, which so neatly captures the feeling of the 'Predator' movie.  I also liked the way that the ancient Mayan ruins reveal that the Predators have been coming to Earth for a long time. 

The one real flaw in this book is the altogether too convienient space-cold that dulls Superman's powers, thereby allowing confrontations with the Predator that don't involve Superman kicking the snot out of the alien in two seconds flat.  I mean, it makes sense from the point of view of the crossover, but it's just too transparent a plot device.

4 out of 5

Collaborations & Anthologies:

Indiana Jones Omnibus: The Further Adventures - Volume 1 (here)

Indiana Jones Omnibus: The Further Adventures - Volume 2 (here)

Star Wars: A Long Time Ago... - Fool's Bounty ( here )

Star Wars: A Long Time Ago... - Resurrection Of Evil (here)

Star Wars: A Long Time Ago... - Screams In The Void (here)


DC (here)

Indiana Jones (here)

Predator (here)

Star Wars (here)