I f**king loved this story. I think I was going "Oh, damn" like every 5 pages or so!
The artwork was fantastic. Doug Wheatley was such a treat to go out on, and Rain Beredo's colouring complimented him really nicely. I really love Rain's colour work - on this and Dust to Dust.
This series was just so f**king brutal. So brutal. And so satisfying. To see the Predators massacre like that, to see the Elder take the pounding he did and continue onwards. I loved that it wasn't a traditional hunt either, but a border conflict where the rules weren't in play. And as an Alien fan, to see the Alien actually portrayed as being worthy of being considered the Ultimate Prey was soooo satisfying.
I was a little dubious of the main characters being children, but I think it worked. The child synthetic was genuinely interesting to me. A young mentality trapped within, facing his own "mortality" and obsoletion when he was supposed to be part of the family. I wasn't too sure on the team-up either (when am I ever) but it worked enough for me.
Really looking forward to reading this one through again.