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Author Topic: Dark Horse Announces Predator Hunters III!  (Read 23421 times)

426Buddy
Nov 17, 2020, 10:43:25 PM
Reply #180 on: Nov 17, 2020, 10:43:25 PM
Wow what the hell was that? Got mine in today.  :laugh:

They really dropped the ball in the second half, such a waste. The art is pretty great and the  story starts out good but it completely tanks by the end.

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felix
Nov 18, 2020, 09:49:00 AM
Reply #181 on: Nov 18, 2020, 09:49:00 AM
What happened?


Katanu
Nov 18, 2020, 12:21:28 PM
Reply #182 on: Nov 18, 2020, 12:21:28 PM
Honestly, I think the lenght of the series didn't allow for the story to be properly fleshed out. Everything feels rushed. It really could have used a fifth issue.

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SuperiorIronman
Nov 19, 2020, 12:10:51 AM
Reply #183 on: Nov 19, 2020, 12:10:51 AM
Non-spoiler review verdict (despite spoiler tag): Wasted potential.

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Really is a shame this is how the solo line goes out. C-
It's passable but for the last Predator story under Darkhorse its disappointing especially given its premise.


Xiggz456
Nov 20, 2020, 03:58:41 AM
Reply #184 on: Nov 20, 2020, 03:58:41 AM
Finally read it! I had fun with it but I think it could’ve used one more issue to further flesh out the narrative. I loved the art though especially any panel with a predator.

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All in all I’ve thoroughly enjoyed following the Hunters team through the three volumes (13 issues). Here’s to hoping we haven’t seen the end of them!


Voodoo Magic
Nov 20, 2020, 08:44:11 PM
Reply #185 on: Nov 20, 2020, 08:44:11 PM
Honestly, I think the lenght of the series didn't allow for the story to be properly fleshed out. Everything feels rushed. It really could have used a fifth issue.

Well, I thought Hunters II was fantastic and that was only four issues I believe.  I just think Warner had no clear direction on where to take the next chapter. That's how it felt to me at least. Not the way I hoped we go out. :-\


426Buddy
Nov 21, 2020, 03:47:51 AM
Reply #186 on: Nov 21, 2020, 03:47:51 AM
When I initially read it I only skimmed through the second half of the story. Now I've had time to sit down and do a full re-read and it isn't as terrible as it first seemed but its not good.

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The one thing I did love was the art. There are some just fantastic predator panels in this and that helped elevate the story a little. But in the end I was really disappointed in this one... By far the weakest of the three.


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Corporal Hicks
Nov 23, 2020, 09:53:28 AM
Reply #187 on: Nov 23, 2020, 09:53:28 AM
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.

I think the problem is this wasn't intended or written as an end... It's very much another part in a longer story that we wont see played out.

I also think it was a disappointment, but only because of that. Because they'll be no further pay-off, so much so that most of what was done within the series feels pointless, I guess. We get these legacy characters back and nothing really of note seems to be done with them here, other than reintroductions. I'm not sure what the point of Herera being brought back was, because it didn't feel like much pay-off either.

Completely agree re: the Predator interactions.
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That said, I continue to really love Brian Thies artwork, especially with Wes Dzioba on colours. Probably a 6/10 for me. It wasn't awful, it just feels a bit wasted.


Voodoo Magic
Nov 23, 2020, 10:26:46 PM
Reply #188 on: Nov 23, 2020, 10:26:46 PM
Very bummed this went the way it did. Before III, Hunters was my go to reading recommendation for the casuals. High on a pedestal it stood. :-\


Kailem
Dec 26, 2020, 05:07:28 PM
Reply #189 on: Dec 26, 2020, 05:07:28 PM
Got the trade for Christmas and just read it earlier. I agree that it's probably the weakest of the three volumes, but I think I enjoyed it more than it sounds like most people here did.

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I think like Hicks said, one of the main problems is just that this wasn't intended to be an ending, just the next chapter in an ongoing story that we're unfortunately more than likely never going to see now, which sucks even more because Hunters 4 would surely have been focused on Mandy, and that could have been something I'd have liked to have seen.

So yeah overall I don't think it's as strong as either of the first two volumes, but it's still good, and if this is the end of Hunters as it unfortunately almost assuredly is, then I'm glad this turned out to be such a solid run overall.

So yeah, come on Marvel! Hunters 4 if you wouldn't mind, please! :laugh:


 

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