Written by Marc Andreyko and David Lapham, the comic provides background information on several of the film's characters and sets the scene.
"The comics take [producer] Robert Rodriguez's screenplay and expand on it," Lapham told Wired. "As writers and artists, we've been given latitude to create stories that add to the characters.
"So even if you see the movie, you're going to get something different. And people who read the comics are going into the film knowing so much more about the story behind what they're seeing."
Featuring artwork by Guilherme Balbi and Gabriel Guzman, Predators #1 is available in stores now.
The film arrives in theatres on July 8.