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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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  1. 426Buddy
    Holy cow, that was a pretty great issue. It pretty much saved the series for me. Not a lot of predator action but i really dug how the story played out. Ending was pretty great too imo. Really enjoyed it.
  2. Russ840
    Quote from: Ultramorph on Sep 06, 2017, 05:05:13 PM
    Cool. What
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    winds up being the deal with the people from the other island?
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    Sorry if this is a bit more than you are asking.

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    turns out that the people living on the island have been there for around a century. Well they are the descendants of people that settled there.  A group of Predators crash landed and beached on that island and the population of people captured them, whilst taking heavy casualties, and then set them loose on the other island. This island was going to be a game preserve. Now they release random animals there for the Predators to hunt. The Predators are effectively prisoners. 
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  3. The Alien Predator
    Quote from: 426Buddy on Aug 05, 2017, 02:11:05 PM
    It was okay, the art is holding it back a bit for me. I dont really like the way the artist draws the predator masks and faces. The action also feels somewhat generic with this art style. However Wheatleys cover art is fantastic.

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    I knew the islanders were up to no good, also it looked like there were a lot of predators in those canoes, I thought there was only a total of 3 left after they killed the first?
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    Only one more issue left, not sure how they can tie it all up in a satisfying way in just one issue but we'll see.

    I was under the impression that those
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    Predators canoeing are islanders dressed as them. Notice the fingers do not end in claws? Also the dreads look flat and fake rather than smooth and round and ridged. Also in the cover for the next issue it says "Predator vs Not-Predator" plus the words "The Human Factor" make me think these are humans. Also in the cover of the next issue, compare the two fighting Predators, look at the fake dreads on one of them, similar looking to the ones on the canoe.
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  4. 426Buddy
    It was okay, the art is holding it back a bit for me. I dont really like the way the artist draws the predator masks and faces. The action also feels somewhat generic with this art style. However Wheatleys cover art is fantastic.

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    I knew the islanders were up to no good, also it looked like there were a lot of predators in those canoes, I thought there was only a total of 3 left after they killed the first?
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    Only one more issue left, not sure how they can tie it all up in a satisfying way in just one issue but we'll see.
  5. Corporal Hicks
    I enjoyed the third issues well enough. Starting to ramp up the action which is nice. I was a little surprised they

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    took down the first Predator so fast but they were able to see it and it did take out a few of them so balanced out well enough.
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  6. 426Buddy
    Really enjoyed the third issue, the action is ratcheting up. Im wondering how the islanders are going to play into the story. I know they are up to no good and have something to do with the island with the predator on it.

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    Also im excited that there are 3 more predators, the next issue should be really cool.
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  7. Naginata
    Quote from: Lonely Universe on Jun 14, 2017, 08:28:05 PM
    I wish they would recanonize the old stuff from all the series. Maybe do reprints of the Omnibus editions that change a few dates & names around. Viola.

    I agree with this so damn much. Since everything after Genocide stayed away from messing with the movies, this method wouldn't run into the problems of the first couple Aliens comics, where they just changed the names of characters who were just straight-up Ripley and co.
  8. Xenomrph
    Quote from: 426Buddy on Jun 13, 2017, 11:42:44 PM
    Quote from: BountyHunter on Jun 13, 2017, 11:20:24 PM
    Uh oh. How come? It's connected to Hunters as well?

    And I loved Big Game. Wasn't sold on Nemesis. Maybe if they'd not included Mycroft Holmes and Lestrade in it, but they did.

    Bad Blood is connected to hunters but its also a pretty great predator series. Its wacky, hyper violent, and really really bloody.
    I'd be pretty okay with Bad Blood getting adapted as a movie.

    Quote from: Lonely Universe on Jun 14, 2017, 08:28:05 PM
    I wish they would recanonize the old stuff from all the series. Maybe do reprints of the Omnibus editions that change a few dates & names around. Viola.
    You really wouldn't even need to go that far, there's nothing in the old comics that really contradicts anything.
  9. Lonely Universe
    I wish they would recanonize the old stuff from all the series. Maybe do reprints of the Omnibus editions that change a few dates & names around. Viola.

    Then you have a launchpad for sequels to all those old stories that can incorporate elements from the newer films.
  10. Ultramorph
    Got around to reading the first two issues, and I'm hoping things pick up in a big way. The series has been a bit two heavy on the set-up and dialog dumps. I also can't decide if it like or dislike the art. The coloring is great, and so are some of the spreads, but I'll have to see more of the Preds to decide if I like how they're depicted.
  11. happypred
    I don't think Bad Blood is more violent than Big Game

    Predator comics from the early to mid 90s were pretty much all hyper-violent.

    Big Game was really good though. It totally captured the Predator's ruthlessness IMO...great action.
  12. The Alien Predator
    I loved issue 2 and I look forward to seeing what happens next.

    I really dig the detailed artwork.
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    Poor Mandy Graves, the way the Predator crushed her hand looks like it really f**king hurt... I remember reading Bad Blood but it was so long ago that I remember very little of it. I should give it a re-read someday.
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  13. 426Buddy
    Pretty cool issue, starting to warm up the art more now. Im liking where the story is headed and this predator really has my interest.

    Also i love Doug Wheatleys cover art, i cant say that enough.
  14. Russ840
    Just read it. I must say that i am enjoying this. The set up is pretty good.  Art is consistent. I like the characters. Enoche is a much more likable guy this time around.  Not as big a dick as he was in Big Game.

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    I called this awhile back but the returning character is Mandy. The survivor of Bid Blood. Glad theg have her here.
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  15. Xenomrph
    Quote from: Komenja on May 29, 2017, 09:30:07 PM
    Quote from: Russ840 on May 29, 2017, 07:00:57 PM
    The main character in this series is the main character from the 'Big Game' series. Also, another main character in this is a descendant of the main character from another Predator comic, the title of which escapes me.

    It was Nemesis. She's Captain Soames' granddaughter.
    Holy shit, that's one hell of an obscure callback.

    The funny thing is if Nemesis is now "canon" again, then Mycroft Holmes (and by association, his more famous brother) exist in the Predator universe again. :P
  16. BountyHunter
    Yeah, everywhere I've looked so far they are either out of stock, or over 40 bucks. Same with the Alien Omnibuses. Some of those are still going for original price, but one or two of them have ridiculous price tags on them now.
  17. Russ840
    The main character in this series is the main character from the 'Big Game' series. Also, another main character in this is a descendant of the main character from another Predator comic, the title of which escapes me.

  18. BountyHunter
    Quote from: Xenomrph on May 29, 2017, 03:20:27 AM
    Quote from: BountyHunter on May 28, 2017, 07:36:25 PM
    OK, so if they are tying these back to older Predator comics, that means they are back in the canon now, right?

    And what are all the nods back to the older stuff? I'd like to pick up some of the older series, and may as well start with stories that are possibly becoming canon again.
    My recommendation is, read everything, decide for yourself what you accept as "canon", and enjoy it. :)

    Oh, I will. But I'd prefer to read stuff that is canon in the eyes of Fox or whoever first. Won't stop me from enjoying out of canon stuff.

    Sooooo, what are the nods back to the older stuff? Lol
  19. Xenomrph
    Quote from: SM on May 29, 2017, 03:37:17 AM
    Quote from: BountyHunter on May 28, 2017, 07:36:25 PM
    OK, so if they are tying these back to older Predator comics, that means they are back in the canon now, right?

    And what are all the nods back to the older stuff? I'd like to pick up some of the older series, and may as well start with stories that are possibly becoming canon again.

    Has it ever been stated what's in and out of Predator canon?
    Not as far as I'm aware.
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