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Dark Horse Announces Predator: Hunters!

With Dark Horse’s Life and Death crossover event scheduled for completion with Prometheus: Life and Death – One Shot on Alien Day, it had looked like we wouldn’t be seeing any new Predator comics. Fear not though!

2017 marks the 30th anniversary of Predator’s release and to celebrate Dark Horse has announced (via Comic Book Resources) a brand new comic series to go alongside their re-issue of the original three Schaefer Predator comics.

“The primary setting in Predator: Hunters is an isolated, privately owned archipelago in the South Pacific populated by the descendants of an eccentric 19th-century merchant and his employees,” Warner said. “Into this tropical paradise comes a purported oceanographic expedition that is, in truth, a cover for a much more lethal mission. But the remote islands hold their own secrets.”

 Dark Horse Announces Predator: Hunters!

Doug Wheatley’s cover art for Predator: Hunters #1.

Predator: Hunters will be written by Dark Horse veteran Chris Warner with artwork by Francisco Ruiz Velasco (who has also worked on an Aliens and Predator comic in the past). Not only are old hands returning to create the series, Predator: Hunters will feature the return of past characters:

“We’ll see the return of several characters who survived their encounters with Predators from Dark Horse series of the past,” says Warner, “specifically Enoch Nakai, the Navajo soldier from “Big Game,” and Mandy Graves, the lone survivor of a black-ops team who tracked and fought a Predator in the New Jersey Pine Barrens in “Bad Blood.”

If you head on over to Comic Book Resources you can check out the full announcement and get a look at some interior artwork from the upcoming Predator: Hunters ashcan story. Predator: Hunters #1 is slated for release in May 2017. Thanks to Ultramorph for the news.

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Comments: 25
  1. Xenomrph
    Regarding the re-canonization of some of the old Predator EU, I personally think it would be neat if Dark Horse found some way of re-canonizing some of the old Aliens and AVP EU with the new stuff. Some stuff, like the whole Earth War arc, would obviously have to be ignored though.
    We've got another thread about it, but it'd be trivially easy to re-canonize large swaths of the old AvP/Aliens EU. Heck, i wouldn't be surprised if they took the Star Wars Legends approach.
  2. EJA
    Regarding the re-canonization of some of the old Predator EU, I personally think it would be neat if Dark Horse found some way of re-canonizing some of the old Aliens and AVP EU with the new stuff. Some stuff, like the whole Earth War arc, would obviously have to be ignored though.
  3. happypred
    I am excited for this!

    Nice art...

  4. dragonthingy
    The premise reminds me of Freddy versus Jason versus Ash: The Nightmare Warriors. In a good way!

    I reckon this will become the focus of "present" Predator comics, while the "future" ones will work with the Aliens and Prometheus comics.
  5. Ultramorph
    Since we're getting returning characters, fingers crossed Maya Bergstrom from Homeworld has a cameo. Probably not, though.

    I wonder if the humans tasked with fighting the Preds will be called Spearhead. A Xenogenesis reference would be pretty bold.  :laugh:
  6. Xenomrph
    Did Fox/DH ever actually say that they were de-canonizing the non AvP predator comics?

    I assumed the re-boot only really applied to aliens and somewhat to AvP, the present day Predator stories never really backed themselves into a corner vs the films like aliens did by infesting earth.
    They really never did, but yeah the old Predator comics would largely be very easy to re-canonize (and it looks like that's the route they're taking). It helps that 99% of them are set either in "the present" or some point in the past.
  7. 426Buddy
    Did Fox/DH ever actually say that they were de-canonizing the non AvP predator comics?

    I assumed the re-boot only really applied to aliens and somewhat to AvP, the present day Predator stories never really backed themselves into a corner vs the films like aliens did by infesting earth.
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