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Dark Horse Comics Announces New Predator Comic Series, Predator: Hunters 3!

For those of our visitors who haven’t read my previous reviews, or listened to our podcasts on the previous entries, I’m really fond of the Predator: Hunters comic series. But since Predator: Hunters 2 wrapped up in January this year, leaving us on the bombshell of Raphael Herrera’s return, we haven’t heard anything about a third series.

That changes today with the announcement of Predator: Hunters 3! Announced via SyFy, Chris Warner is returning as writer to continue the story of the Hunters and delve into Herrera with the four issue third series!

The extraterrestrial insanity kicks off with ex-drug runner Raphael Herrera reliving his worst nightmare. After that horrifying night when his men were slaughtered by an unearthly monster, Herrera joined up with the Predator Hunters crew. Now, years later, cartel soldiers are being murdered in the thick jungles of Central America, indicating to Herrera that the dreaded Predators have returned!

 Dark Horse Comics Announces New Predator Comic Series, Predator: Hunters 3!

Chris Warner isn’t the only returning creative working on Predator: Hunters 3. The artwork will be handled by Brian Thies, who previously provided the artwork for the Predator, Aliens vs. Predator and Prometheus: Final Conflict runs on 2016/2017’s Life and Death crossover. Wes Dzoiba, another returning talent, will be handling the colours for the series. (P.S we’re still waiting for a recolouring of the original Aliens vs. Predator from Wes, Dark Horse!)

The original Predator: Hunters was notable for it being a gathering of characters who had previously encountered the Predator, including encounters told in previous Dark Horse comics. Interestingly, Chris Warner and editor Randy Stradley are hinting at the return of characters from the very first Predator series!

“Bringing together characters (or their descendants) from Dark Horse’s many standalone Predator series is something I’d been wanting to do for a long time, and I think Chris Warner’s handling of the union has been great,” adds series editor Randy Stradley. “However, with Predator Hunters III, Chris went back to the beginnings of our Predator cycle and brought in a couple characters who haven’t been seen in thirty years or more. Longtime readers will be pleased, but even new readers will appreciate how these returning characters expand the Predator universe.”

 Dark Horse Comics Announces New Predator Comic Series, Predator: Hunters 3!

Is it possible we might be seeing the return of Detectives Schaeffer and Rasche from Predator: Concrete Jungle (Book One)?! Or perhaps General Phillips? The first issue of Predator: Hunters 3 is currently slated for release on the 5th of February 2020. Thanks to Katanu and DarthJoker45 for the heads up!

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Comments: 31
  1. Kailem
    Nice! I just read Hunters and Hunters 2 recently and enjoyed them both quite a bit, and was needless to say waiting for the inevitable announcement of 3 after how 2 ended. The possibility that they might be bringing Schaefer back only makes it even sweeter!
  2. happypred
    Hope we get something a bit more innovative this time

    This has to be Detective Scaefer

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  3. Wysps
    I would enjoy something like that. I'm all for a more connected Predator Universe. That's one of the cool concepts of this series, using characters from different comics.

    I also like the idea of different characters coming together from across various comics. It’s nice to experiment with it in the comics, even if they stay away from that angle for the movies.
  4. Voodoo Magic
    A bit of baseless speculation on my end but what if this ties into Predator:Hunting Grounds? Sure jungles are just kind of a thing with Predator but we know somebody is gunning for Stargazer, they show up in the last series, and both Hunting Grounds and this will take place somewhere in South/central America. We know the game will release somewhere in 2020 and the summer season would be the ideal time to release Predator content even if the book will have wrapped by May.

    And doesn't the prequel novel to Hunting Grounds come out in May?

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  5. Katanu
    I would enjoy something like that. I'm all for a more connected Predator Universe. That's one of the cool concepts of this series, using characters from different comics.
  6. SuperiorIronman
    A bit of baseless speculation on my end but what if this ties into Predator:Hunting Grounds? Sure jungles are just kind of a thing with Predator but we know somebody is gunning for Stargazer, they show up in the last series, and both Hunting Grounds and this will take place somewhere in South/central America. We know the game will release somewhere in 2020 and the summer season would be the ideal time to release Predator content even if the book will have wrapped by May.

    Maybe this is just a bunch of coincidences but Ilfonic did say they got to see things we haven't and that thing might've been this comic. Perhaps it's going to have some narrative connections to the game or that the game will reference events from this.

    Even if not I'm glad we're getting another, these comics have been really good.
  7. Corporal Hicks
    Thanks for the link, Katanu! Really really excited for this. I've been enjoying the Predator: Hunter series so much and I'd been worried we wouldn't be seeing a third series because of the radio silence! Really good team on this one too. I'm very fond of Thies' previous artwork and Dzoiba's colours are great (I still want a recolouring of the original AvP with him).

    It really does sound like Schaefer is making a return! Wonder if it might tie into the jungle from Concrete Jungle and Dark River???
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