What If Predator Was Human? All Against All, From Image Comics Today

All Against All spoiler time! You have to love a story about some kind of alien creatures interfering in each human life and twisting it one way or another, ending up the way we are now. You can probably blame the Chariots of The Gods guy for a lot of it, and it was effectively parodied by Douglas Adams in Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy as a bunch of middle managers and telephone salesmen. Jack Kirby gave us the Celestials and Eternals, and right now the Avengers have been revisiting that with Avengers #1,000,000 BC while both Marauders and New Mutants are doing this two billion years apart with Sublime right now. But it also emerged in movies like Predator, where humanity was just livestock. And in the midst of this all comes All Against All which has a very different take. rather than the ancient past, this is closer to the end of A.I. and set in the future, as an alien race finds a long-dead Earth.

What If The Predator Was A Human? All Against All From Image Comics Today

But one that left behind a record of itself, genetically. One that is now being recreated and played out, not to rescue humanity and life on Earth, but to strip it for parts.

What If The Predator Was A Human? All Against All From Image Comics Today

Find anything useful that it might give the alien race in their ongoing wars. By creating an artificial Earth and playing it all out.

What If The Predator Was A Human? All Against All From Image Comics Today

But even they have rules about what they can and can't do in war, though their perceptions of alien life from their perspective may be very very different from out own.

What If The Predator Was A Human? All Against All From Image Comics Today

And in the end, as with everything else, it comes down to a matter of utilitarianism, the fog of war, doing what is deemed necessary, and the monsters becoming monsters.

What If The Predator Was A Human? All Against All From Image Comics Today

Except amongst all this, something is very, very different.

What If The Predator Was A Human? All Against All From Image Comics Today

This new version of Earth's wildlife comes with something or someone they weren't expecting.

What If The Predator Was A Human? All Against All From Image Comics Today

They have a Predator. Beiung stalked by an apex warrior, who is taking them down one by one. Just it's a reverse Predator from the movies we are used to seeing, with the aliens being hunted by the human. And oh look, he's even learned some of their words..

What If The Predator Was A Human? All Against All From Image Comics Today

And yes, let's have a headshot of Alex Paknadel and Caspar Wijngaard to spare the blushes of our editorial overlords.

ALL AGAINST ALL #1 (OF 5) CVR A WIJNGAARD (MR)
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(W) Alex Paknadel (A/CA) Caspar Wijngaard
Writer ALEX PAKNADEL (DC vs. Vampires: All Out War, Giga), artist CASPAR WIJNGAARD (HOME SICK PILOTS), and letterer HASSAN OTSMANE-ELHAOU present a primal vision of humanity gone terribly wrong. In All Against All, it is the distant future. Earth is long gone, but a race of alien conquerors knows as "the Operators" have preserved its most savage animals in an artificial jungle environment they barely understand. With no bodies of their own, the Operators move from world to world, harvesting bodies for the organic exosuits they use to wage their endless wars. Ignored and underestimated by his captors is the habitat's sole human specimen, Helpless. However, when their efforts to find and harvest an apex predator intensify, he gives them far more than they bargained for. Featuring variant covers by artistic powerhouses as SEAN PHILLIPS (RECKLESS), MARTIN SIMMONDS (THE DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH), and CHRISTIAN WARD (BLOOD STAINED TEETH)! In Shops: Dec 07, 2022 SRP: $3.99

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Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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