Predator: Primal is a two-issue limited comic book series that was first published by Dark Horse Comics from July-August 1997. It was written by Kevin J. Anderson, illustrated by Scott Kolins, inked by John Lowe, colored by Jimmy Johns, David Nestelle and Dave Stewart, lettered by Steve Dutro and edited by Randy Stradley and Ian Stude, with cover art by Bob Eggleton. In the series, a wild duel ensues when a Predator runs into the path of an angry Grizzly Bear mother during hunting season in Alaska.

In the Predator comics line, Predator: Primal was preceded by Predator: Hell & Hot Water, published concurrently with Predator: Bump in the Night, and was followed by Predator: Nemesis.

Publisher's Summary

#1: Take one remote Alaskan wilderness. Add a lone Forest Ranger, a crazed grizzly, and an unexpected visitor from the stars. Mix well, and you've got a recipe for action. Throw in a forest fire, and you've got Predator: Primal — the most exciting Predator series to date!

#2: An angry grizzly! A raging forest fire! A bloodthirsty Predator! And a Forest Ranger who's feeling way out of her league!

Reprint History

Predator: Primal was eventually collected as part of Predator Omnibus: Volume 4 in September 2008.

The complete comic was released digitally through Dark Horse Digital on May 22, 2013, reusing Bob Eggleton's cover art from issue 2.

Behind the Scenes

Author Kevin J. Anderson is well known for his work in the Star Wars universe in the 1990s, having worked on comic book series (Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith and Redemption), novels (The Jedi Academy Trilogy and Dark Saber, and the Young Jedi novels with wife Rebecca Moesta) and books (The Illustrated Star Wars Universe). He has also teamed with the son of science-fiction legend Frank Herbert to produce a series of continuation novels to the classic Dune series.

Anderson's work often receives mixed reviews from the fans of the franchises he participates in and Predator: Primal is no exception to this.


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