Predator: Hunters Review

By Matt Larose for TheComicBookDen.ca

“There’s something out there hunting us and it ain’t no man…….We’re all gonna die”. This was quite possibly the best quote that I could use from the original movie to describe exactly what this book was about for me. I’ve been a huge predator fan ever since I was a little kid watching the first movie with my dad on Fox for the Sunday movie, sure it was edited to hell and dubbed terribly with every swear word but damn was it an entertaining movie!

Predator: Hunters

Published by Dark Horse Comics
Written by Chris Warner
Art by Francisco Ruiz Velasco

To begin with this story you had to know a lot about the history of predator in the Dark Horse comic universe, seeing as how it has taken characters from separate stories previous to this one, so to say I was somewhat lost at the beginning was an understatement. Now saying that doesn’t mean that when you pick up this book you’ll be completely lost, you can still read this story and be intrigued by all these characters, just for me i like to know a lot about back story and such and knowing everything before going into a new story in a series.

“…when it needed to be dark it was certainly dark, when there was dismemberment you better believe you got it.”

The story for this trade is that there are reports of people going missing under certain circumstances that are reminiscent of predator attacks so a black ops team is put together of survivors of previous predator attacks, which where knowing previous stories is helpful.

“The story itself is amazing, and seeing as they go back into character history and older story lines is a good start for anyone who enjoys continuity.”

Once the team is put together they travel to a remote island to discover that civilization there is quite peaceful but something just doesn’t feel right. So the team starts digging into what’s going on in these jungles and what they find was nothing they could never have imagined. The story itself is amazing, and seeing as they go back into character history and story lines is a good start for anyone who enjoys continuity. Saying that though there were at times where I felt the story was kind of rushed and that it was a movie on fast forward, so it was a quick read. Lots of surprises though when it comes to certain parts, I’m not going to be putting any spoilers into this seeing as it’s a review so if you’re reading this, best pick up the book. I really enjoyed the art in this, when it needed to be dark it was certainly dark, when there was dismemberment you better believe you got it. This book was a great representation of the species that we know as the predators so if you’re a fan like me of this horror/pop culture series I suggest you pick this book up and give it a read, and please let me and the boys know what you think of it as well. So what are you waiting for, go out and get this book, walk, run, drive or better yet……….GET TO THA CHOPPA! If you all know me well enough you know that I had to put that line in there hahaha.

 

Our copy of Predator: Hunters was provided by Penguin Random House Canada. You can purchase the book here.