Predator hunts Spider-Man, Hulk, the X-Men, and more in delayed variant covers

Predator variant covers
Predator variant covers (Image credit: Marvel Comics)

Fresh of its Predator plans returning to its schedule in July, Marvel Comics is also reviving its Predator versus the Marvel Universe variant cover theme that it also initially announced last year. 

The iconic sci-fi property landed at Disney and therefore its comic book license landed at Marvel along with the Aliens franchise (opens in new tab) when Disney acquired 20th Century Fox's film assets.

Marvel has revealed all 20 covers and creators and their on-sale dates:

On sale July 6

  • Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #2 by Iban Coello
  • Jane Foster & The Mighty Thor #2 by Junggeun Yoon

On sale July 13

  • Savage Avengers #3 by Mirka Andolfo
  • Wolverine #23 by Kyle Hotz

On sale July 20

  • Avengers #58 by E.M. Gist
  • Miles Morales: Spider-Man #40 by Mattia De Lulis

On sale July 27

  • Iron Cat #2 by Mike Mayhew
  • X-Men #13 by James Stokoe

On sale in August

  • Amazing Spider-Man #7 by Cory Smith
  • Amazing Spider-Man #8 by Gabriele Dell’otto
  • Avengers Forever #8 by Juan Jose Ryp
  • Captain Marvel #40 by Cary Nord
  • Daredevil #2 by Bill Sienkiewicz
  • Defenders: Beyond #2 by Ron Lim
  • Fantastic Four #46 by Superlog
  • Genis-Vell: Captain Marvel #2 by Chris Sprouse
  • Hulk #9 by Dale Keown
  • Iron Man #22 by Bjorn Barends
  • Ms. Marvel & Wolverine #1 by Humberto Ramos
  • Thor #27 by Rahzzah

They're not actually in the Marvel Universe ... yet, but maybe someday Predator will be counted among the best Marvel villains of all time. 

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