I prefer the Flesh and Blood Hish myself.
I thought you didn't like either when compared to the films. If anything, you liked the South China Sea interpretation best. At least from what I remember. I haven't read that version but I know a lot of people liked it, and I know I would like that version too.
But at the end of the day it's not a serious effort. Nor an actual Predator entry.
I was personally hoping that the Hish stuff would be buried long since after it's release. You'd think it would be considering that a lot of current EU material such as the NECA toys, the miniature game, AvP: Evolution even use the term Yautja. Even Fox used the term Yautja in a featurette for PREDATORS. So Fox endorses that version and told Dark Horse to stop using the Hish.
Unless there is something going or it could be that Boon just grabbed whatever book had a Predator on it and he just happened to get the Hish version by chance.
But.. I know it seems like I'm ripping on the Hish stuff, and Hicks.. I want you to hear me out here.. I know you see me often ripping on PREDATORS a lot, as I intensely with all my being hate that movie but I think you will be pleasantly surprised to hear this. So hear me out.. I wouldn't have minded it if they went with calling the third variation "Berserker" or something along those lines. It would've stuck more with the films, and leave things more ambiguous to what this Predator is.
Yes.. I'm saying I wouldn't have minded if they referenced THAT movie with the third variation.. I'd be okay with that. A lot more than this Hish stuff. Mrrph.