“I'm not going to say I was born to write this crossover... but sometimes the universe reveals why you were created,” said Percy in a statement accompanying the announcement. “I am a child of the eighties. I cannot tell you how many times I watched Predator, just as I cannot tell you how many Wolverine comics I have read, because that would be like telling you how many breaths I've taken or cheeseburgers I've eaten. The mythologies of both are ingrained in me so deeply they might as well be strands of DNA or wisps of soul. The guns, claws, beef, and blood of both franchises have been stewing in my brain since 1987, when I read myself to sleep every night with a stack of Marvel comics and my friends and I used to play ‘Predator’ with Nerf guns in the woods and river near our neighborhood.”
“This epic hunt will span decades, as both of these giants learn and harden and grow deadlier with time,” he added. “Neither will have time to bleed, but you better make time to read, because I'm putting everything I've got into this event.”
Marvel Comics has announced a separate imprint, 20th Century Comics, for its solo Alien, Predator, and Planet of the Apes comics (see “Marvel Comics Launches ‘20th Century’ Imprint”).