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Author Topic: Dark Horse Announces Predator Hunters III!  (Read 23020 times)




Xiggz456
Nov 10, 2020, 12:53:53 PM
Reply #168 on: Nov 10, 2020, 12:53:53 PM
I called around a couple of local comic shops and they’re all getting it and AVP on Nov 18. They also said Dark Horse’s website is often wrong on release dates. I’m so impatient!!!


Voodoo Magic
Nov 10, 2020, 01:29:33 PM
Reply #169 on: Nov 10, 2020, 01:29:33 PM
I called around a couple of local comic shops and they’re all getting it and AVP on Nov 18. They also said Dark Horse’s website is often wrong on release dates. I’m so impatient!!!

Dark Horse & Brian Thies were right here. Mine arrived yesterday. I plan to dive in tonight!



Katanu
Nov 10, 2020, 04:52:43 PM
Reply #170 on: Nov 10, 2020, 04:52:43 PM
Nice! Let us know what you think when you're done reading it.


Voodoo Magic
Nov 11, 2020, 04:53:20 AM
Reply #171 on: Nov 11, 2020, 04:53:20 AM
It pains me to say this, and I have to give it a second read, but my first impression is not good.

The first half (first two issues) is a great start, but the second half just falls apart. Sometimes confusing Predator behavior. The conclusion requires two pages of Google Spanish translation. No payoff with certaincharacters. Emulates Predator 2 and AvP a bit.

Not thrilled that this is how we concluded Dark Horse Predator comics. Hopefully a second read will dull my initial disappointment, because I just adore Hunters I and II. A little bummed. :-\


Local Trouble
Nov 11, 2020, 05:27:16 AM
Reply #172 on: Nov 11, 2020, 05:27:16 AM
Do the artists ever depict them as crabators?


Phobos
Nov 11, 2020, 05:49:02 AM
Reply #173 on: Nov 11, 2020, 05:49:02 AM
It pains me to say this, and I have to give it a second read, but my first impression is not good.

Not the feedback I was hoping for. I assume the artwork was good, though? Sometimes I just flip through comics for the artwork, like a kid.

Do the artists ever depict them as crabators?

I'm not a fan of ''Crabators'' myself.

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Katanu
Nov 11, 2020, 01:34:14 PM
Reply #174 on: Nov 11, 2020, 01:34:14 PM
Damn, sad to hear that  :-[
I'll thrown in my two cents after I read it. Still waiting for my amazon pre order.


Voodoo Magic
Nov 11, 2020, 02:10:44 PM
Reply #175 on: Nov 11, 2020, 02:10:44 PM
Okay, got to read it again and tried to look at it with fresh eyes and remove expectations, especially the expectations with our old returning characters and what I'd hope to happen considering this was the last Dark Horse Predator release.

Going back again, it was better the second time around, but still not up there with Hunters I and II. I'd maybe call Hunters III the "Godfather 3" of the series. Some great stuff in there, but not so great too.

I'd revise my statement and say the first three issues/chapters of the story are the good stuff and it falls apart for me in the fourth for the reasons already stated in my previous post.

I'll be real interested in discussing spoilers. I'm really curious everyone's take on Predator behavior, etc. Until then, I wait.

Do the artists ever depict them as crabators?

Ha. No. Thankfully my crustacean sense didn't tingle that much. Thies' Predator face art comes across 20% abstract anyway, so with him it's hard to guage such things. Twas fine I think.

I felt little love towards this spidery version of the Predator though, in this variant cover.



Not the feedback I was hoping for. I assume the artwork was good, though? Sometimes I just flip through comics for the artwork, like a kid.

Well art is subjective but I overall liked it. I fell in love so much with one of Thies' splash pages in Predator Hunters III issue one that I purchased the original art early this year. Thies really has a gift for Predator bio-masks! The only thing I'm not a fan of really in the Hunters III art is the more the story progresses, the more sideways mouths we see.



But again, it's subjective.  :)

Damn, sad to hear that  :-[
I'll thrown in my two cents after I read it. Still waiting for my amazon pre order.

Maybe my take will lower your guys' expectation / anticipation level and you'll end up loving it. Can't wait to discuss it with you all!


426Buddy
Nov 12, 2020, 09:34:29 PM
Reply #176 on: Nov 12, 2020, 09:34:29 PM
Pretty bummed by your take voodoo, I was expecting this one to be the best of the three, and I loved the first two.

Guess my expectations were too high, hopefully my copy arrives soon.


Voodoo Magic
Nov 12, 2020, 11:13:48 PM
Reply #177 on: Nov 12, 2020, 11:13:48 PM
Pretty bummed by your take voodoo, I was expecting this one to be the best of the three, and I loved the first two.

Guess my expectations were too high, hopefully my copy arrives soon.

Yeah, I'm still a bit bummed. Hopefully for others? me lowering expectations is just what the doctor ordered for an enjoyable read.  We'll see.  :)


Phobos
Nov 12, 2020, 11:16:32 PM
Reply #178 on: Nov 12, 2020, 11:16:32 PM
I hate sideways mouths  >:(


Katanu
Nov 17, 2020, 08:34:16 PM
Reply #179 on: Nov 17, 2020, 08:34:16 PM
Ok, folks, I've read it. Sadly... I'm with Voodoo on this one.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

So yeah, a sad way to finish Dark Horse's Predator comics, and also not a good conclusion to the Hunters series. I hope this isn't the end, and that Marvel continues with a fourth volume for this series.

Edit: I forgot to mention the good stuff. It's not all bad. I liked the art, and the action scenes were pretty cool overall. The setting of the story is also very nice, with the Mayan ruins and underground caves. The story also starts good, but the second half is just out there.

« Last Edit: Nov 17, 2020, 08:41:29 PM by Katanu »

 

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