leading from: The Evolution of the PredAlien
|from Facehugger's Hy'brid|
|from Facehugger's Hy'bri|
1. In 1993, the Alien Fanclub fanzine Facehugger edited by Simon Clarke, an amature comic book writer /illustrator by the name of J. J. Booker surprised the readers with a short story called "Hy'brid" where a new alien hybrid has been bred by the human race to deal with the known aliens, one mixed with the genes of the Predator.
In the Aliens vs Predator comicbook, every alien that came out from a host whether it was human or beast would grow into a man sized semi-humanoid creature as seen in Aliens Most people were unaware of the idea that the Alien should take on the characteristics of the host. However the creature in this story also had developed the ability to become invisible like its host had managed to do by technology, which is something that the final Predalien would not be able to do.
The "Facehugger" fanzine produced a couple of stories with some inventive enough "what if" amature comic book stories on the theme of Alien hybrids. The artist J. J. Booker designed the creature retaining the idea of a division down the centre. Original concept drawings for Stan Winston's predator featured a tongue that was split into two, and this artist gave the creature a skull that divides into two rear lobes and a double ended tail. ( See: Facehugger, Issue 5, March 1993)