New york citys detective schaefer has seen it all, from domestic murders to druggang executions. Predator concrete jungle follows on the story from predator the film where dutchs brother shaefer is the main character. Nevertheless, since the mid80s, the predator has been constantly present in interactive media, even gaining a completely new online game through illfonics predator. Predator is a sciencefiction action media franchise centered on the film series depicting mankinds encounters with a race of extraterrestrial trophy hunters known as the predator. The original comics series concrete jungle and other stories ebook written by mark verheiden. In the game the player controls a disgraced predator who must regain his honor by killing the humans who have stolen his technology. See the complete predator series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure the main power switch located on the back of the console is turned on. Concrete jungle 2005 the only real part of the book that lets it down is the conclusion, where the yautja army appears to be defeated by some summer rain.
The game follows a lone predator, who, after failing a hunt in 1930s new way city, is exiled by his clan to an alien planet, where he is left to survive on his own. Before predator 2 was ever conceived as a film, writer mark verheiden and artist chris warner created an acclaimed comic book sequel to predator that took the alien trophy hunters from the jungles of central america to the concrete jungle of new york citywhere they. The original comics series concrete jungle and other stories collected. Concrete jungle is a 2005 videogame released on the xbox and playstation 2 based on the predator franchise. Scarface predator was the main predator protagonist in the 2005 video game predator concrete jungle.
Concrete jungle is an absolutely fun 90s action comic book. A yautja i honestly respect as ive looked clearly in the game more. Kurt busiek suggested concrete jungle, which i thought was too obvious, but i figured what the heck, the publisher or 20th century fox could come up with a better one. Concrete jungle, and in fact all later printings of the original comic books got that title, too. Xenopedia has information on alien, predator, and alien vs.
Concrete jungle, you become the predator who hunts the earth for criminals using superhuman powers, different vision modes, and an array of. For the thirtieth anniversary of predator, dark horse is releasing three nowclassic tales in one oversized, deluxe hardcover volume designed to sit on your bookshelf beside the aliens 30th anniversary edition. Concrete jungle reveals nevershown parts of the predator s history on earth. The reason is because the maine character is dutchs brother, scahferr, i might have spelled it wrong. When the power indicator lights up, press the open button and the display will open. The predator 2018 movie trailer reveal breakdown, predator 4 movie trailer, toronto, canada, vlog, alien covenant, xenomorph, reaction, predator 2. It was the first comic in the now extensive predator comics line. Dont expect it to be one of those complicated and deep scifi novels with a lot of meaning in it, but seriously, nobody expects that from predator book. The predator book series by multiple authors includes books predator. You play the role of a predator, armed with all the special weaponry, gadgets, and dayglo green blood you were expecting.
Concrete jungle is a thirdperson action game starring the dreadlocked badass alien who carries enough weapons to arm a small. Penned by screenwriter mark verheiden smallville, heroes, battlestar gallactica, falling skies, predator. Before predator 2 was ever conceived as a film, writer mark verheiden and artist chris warner created an acclaimed comic book sequel to predator that took the alien trophy hunters from the jungles of central america to the concrete jungle of new york citywhere they face dutch schaefers big brother, whos an nypd detective. Nathan archer during a brutally hot summer, new york police detectives rasche and shaefer come across the murderous work of an alien predator and soon receive a sinister warning from the military to mind their own. Before predator 2 was ever conceived as a film, writer mark verheiden and artist chris warner created an acclaimed comicbook sequel to.
Concrete jungle novelization 1995 novel by lawrence wattevans as by nathan archer primary verifications. Concrete jungle, originally titled predator, is a fourissue limited comic book series that was first published by dark horse comics from june 1989march 1990. Concrete jungle is flatout noncanon, and it is debatable whether or not the other video games are canon since they arent incorporated into the official storyline. With a screenplay by shane black and fred dekker, the film stars yvonne strahovski, boyd holbrook, olivia munn, alfie. The film predator 2 also featured a powerful jamaican gang with a leader. Chris warner created an acclaimed comicbook sequel to predator that took the alien trophy hunters from the jungles of central america to the concrete jungle. At the height of the heat, nypd detectives rasche and shafer encounter the. In the midst of an oppressive heatwave, nypd detectives schaefer and rasche find themselves on the trail of a brutal serial killer who is slaughtering and mutilating the citys hardened criminals. Concrete jungle predator by nathan archer book cover, description, publication history. When a mafia family decides to out the existence of predators, the hunters realize their camouflage will be useless so they endeavor to hunt the mobsters down and. The original comics series concrete jungle and other. You play as a disgraced predator who must regain his honor by killing the humans who have stolen hi.
A history of dark horses universeexpanding, franchise. Concrete jungle is the hit comics sequel to the blockbuster film and the beginning of the longrunning predator comics franchise. This particular hunter didnt bank on running into arnold schwarzeneggers commando dutch, however, who eventually levels the playing field and beats the. Concrete jungle makes several links between the films of the alien, predator, and alien vs. Concrete jungle fails you as a gamer and a fan, lets start with a bit of exposition and the areas of the game that actually work. List of predator franchise novels news newspapers books scholar jstor march 2011 learn how and when to remove this template message. In this 3rdperson action adventure, youll cut between two different eras 1930 and 2030. Like you dont expect the original movies to be like 2001. Its a misstep, but one that doesnt take too much away from the overall quality of the book. Concrete jungle tpb new york citys detective schaefer has seen it all, from domestic murders to druggang executions.
Concrete jungle is a thirdperson action game starring the dreadlocked badass alien who carries enough weapons to arm a small country. Concrete jungle does manage to be exciting and is a real page turner. The official novelization of the summer blockbuster the predator, shane blacks new movie set within the universe of the previous films. I know this isnt particulary fast but im not the kind of guy who can spend all day reading.
Along with schaefer, the comic transplanted the action to new york city in the middle of a gang war. During a blistering heat wave in new york, police begin to discover evidence of a sadistic killer. Published by user, years ago well, i just finished this book, and man was it a page turner. Concrete jungle is one of those novels you read just for fun. Concrete jungle is a 1995 novelization of the comic book series of the same name. Top predator concrete jungle toys deals at mysimon find. Concrete jungle is the title of the first predator miniseries by dark horse comics, as well as its novelization.
Its a pretty thick book but i managed to finish it in about 3 days. Concrete jungle is a 2005 title with a lot of ties to the alien franchise heres every reference found in the game. Enjoy the music from the game predator concrete jungle. If you create a free account and sign in, you will be able to customize what is displayed. But schaefers never seen the big apple awash in so much. A bantam spectra book may 1995 and rad 10 9 on page. As you play a fearsome predator, you must travel from the 1930s to 2030 in order to seek revenge on a crime empire and its leader who seeks to conquer all predators.
The predator novels are an extension of the predator franchise, the most recent are published. Concrete jungle is a 1995 novelization of the comic book series of the same name, written by nathan archer and published by bantam books. Warner, various, accep see more like this concrete jungle. Detective shaefer, the brother of arnold schwarzeneggers character dutch from the first predator film, quickly learns it is the extraterrestrial hunters, drawn by the heat and the prey predator. Summer in new york city, where the violent crime rate rises with the tempe.
This edit will also create new pages on comic vine for. The tale of the aliens history on the earth unfolds between two separate time periods in the 1930s and in 2030 as you seek revenge upon an organized crime empire. Concrete jungle is a 2005 action video game developed by eurocom for the playstation 2 and xbox consoles. The game is named after the first volume of the dark horse comics predator comics series, but does not share the same plot. The book connects heavily with the original predator movie and nypd detective schaefer, brother of dutch schaefer, the protagonist of the original film, portrayed by none other than arnold schwarzenegger. Concrete jungle predator by nathan archer fantastic fiction. Produced and distributed by 20th century fox, the series began with predator 1987, directed by john mctiernan, and was followed by three sequels, predator 2 1990, predators 2010, and the predator 2018. Its striking how similar predator 2 is to the first dark horse predator comic, predator. Any way, you must read this comic and then an actual predator book entitled predatro. Concrete jungle, you become the predator who hunts the earth for criminals using superhuman powers, different vision modes, and an array of alien weaponry.1182 1461 664 229 1107 824 49 1120 1091 715 445 355 1083 1355 1285 1163 980 952 345 584 1381 72 672 648 1579 1415 1518 1390 1123 959 917 1191 998 1221 426 835 517 1169 583 832 487 681 1407 503