I've been pretty up front about this before, but whenever 2000 AD's Judge Dredd manages to find himself thrown into a crossover with Aliens or Predator, the result is pretty amazing. In fact, I'd venture to say that they're arguably some of the best licensed crossover comics of all time, and will likely remain so until that magical moment where Judge Dredd vs. Archie finally becomes real. So as you might imagine, I'm pretty excited about the new crossover that throws all three of those franchises into a blender to see what happens when they all hit at the same time.

It's coming from Dark Horse and 2000 AD next month, but today, we have a preview of the action, which can no longer be contained by a single Mega City. No, this time, they're heading out to the Atomic Wasteland that is the Cursed Earth.

 

 

Pretty standard stuff for Dredd, right? But what you don't see in the preview --- and what you will see on July 27 when it hits shelves --- is that this thing opens with one of the Predators being stabbed by animal people so that he can be rebuilt with Alien DNA by a post-apocalyptic Dr. Moreau. And honestly, if that doesn't sound at least a little bit interesting, I don't know what does.

Here's the official solicitation:

 

PREDATOR VS JUDGE DREDD VS ALIENS #1

(W) John Layman (A) Chris Mooneyham (CA) Glenn Fabry

The ultimate science-fiction crossover pits the legendary lawman Judge Dredd against the universe’s supreme hunters, the Predators, as they both try to survive an onslaught by the galaxy’s ultimate killing machines, the Aliens!

* Written by Eisner Award–winning, NYT best-selling Chew creator John Layman!

* Covers by Eisner Award winner Glenn Fabry!

* A co-publication with IDW and 2000 AD!