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Predator: Hunters is an ongoing five-issue limited comic book series being published by Dark Horse Comics from May-September 2017. It is written by Chris Warner, lettered by Michael Heisler, edited by Randy Stradley, and illustrated by Francisco Ruiz Velasco, with cover art by Doug Wheatley. Velasco is also providing variant covers for the series.
The comic is one of the few Aliens, Predator and Aliens vs. Predator comic books to serve as a direct sequel to earlier stories. Specifically, it features the return of both Enoch Nakai from Predator: Big Game and Mandy Graves from Predator: Bad Blood.
In the Predator comics line, Predator: Hunters is preceded by Predator: Life and Death, and was followed by Predator 30th Anniversary: The Original Comics Series.
The primary setting in Predator: Hunters is an isolated, privately owned archipelago in the South Pacific populated by the descendants of an eccentric 19th-century merchant and his employees. Into this tropical paradise comes a purported oceanographic expedition that is, in truth, a cover for a much more lethal mission. But the remote islands hold their own secrets.
Predator: Hunters marks the return of several characters from earlier stories to turn the tables on the latest earthbound hunt, specifically Enoch Nakai, the Navajo soldier from Predator: Big Game, and Mandy Graves, the lone survivor of a black-ops team who tracked and fought a Predator in the New Jersey Pine Barrens in Predator: Bad Blood.
#1: Space aliens have been coming to Earth for centuries — but not with any message of brotherhood or peace. They're here to hunt the toughest, most dangerous humans they can find. Only now their former prey have teamed up against them. Predators, watch your backs!
#2: Two privately owned islands in the South Pacific. One an idyllic paradise overseen by a benevolent doctor, the other a jungle hell where monsters rule. The Predator hunters have come looking for big game, but it's the traps you never expect that will kill you...
#3: Contact! The assault team encounters the Predator at night on the tropical island! First blood goes to the alien hunter, but ten-to-one odds and machine guns favor the humans... unless there's something about their quarry they don't know!
#4: A warm tropical night, a lush island setting, and death on all sides! The team of human hunters is looking for a single Predator when they find out the hard way that there are four of the monsters lurking about. Yet, unbelievably, that's not the worst of their problems!
#5: The members of Hunter team — all survivors of previous Predator encounters — split up to take on a surprising number of threats as Dr. Bunting's island paradise gives up its horrifying secrets. The battle will turn on the last Predator standing.
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Behind the scenes Edit
Covers in this series feature special fluorescent ink.
Predator: Hunters marks the return of several characters from earlier comic book stories:
- Enoch Nakai is the Navajo soldier from Predator: Big Game, who was also featured in Predator: Blood on Two-Witch Mesa.
- Jaya Soames is the great granddaughter of Captain Edward Soames, who appeared in Predator: Nemesis.
- Mandy Graves is the lone survivor of a black-ops team who tracked and fought a Predator in the New Jersey Pine Barrens in Predator: Bad Blood.
- This comic is notable as being one of the only Predator stories to depict human characters from previous stories, with existing, detailed knowledge about Predators, who specifically set out to hunt the alien species together.
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Comic Book Resources - EXCL: Predator: Hunters Celebrates 30 Years of Mandible Clicking Carnage". Retrieved on 2017-02-14.