PopCultHQ received a review copy of PREDATOR: HUNTERS TPB from Dark Horse Comics. Available January 24th, 2018, the creative team for this series features writing from Chris Warner and art from Francisco Ruiz Velasco and lettering from Michael Heisler.
Here’s PopCultHQ’s spoiler-free review of…
Since time immemorial, the aliens known as Predators have come to Earth to hunt us. Now a group of survivors of those visits have begun a hunt of their own. This is the year that humanity turns the tables on the Predators! Collects Predator: Hunters #1-#5.
* A new direction in Predator stories!
”Warner and Velasco each have a firm grasp on the inherent appeal of the Predator franchise, and deserve all the credit in the world for managing to pay homage to that while simultaneously flipping the entire ‘hunter and prey’ dynamic on its head.” -Big Comic Page
PopCultHQ’s Comic Book Review:
PREDATOR: HUNTERS TPB
Predator is one of the truly scary science fiction monsters. They are not just mindless beasts, they think and feel and plan when moving against their prey. Writer Chris Warner excellently captures this story of the prey fighting back and taking the action to the these hunters. He really gets into the minds of people who have survived Predator incursions over the years and are now doing something about it. There is no shortage of intensity and danger throughout this book. Dark Horse fans will love it, Predator fans will read it over and over again.
Francisco’s art is insanely dark. Not just in terms of shading and color. But its style as well. What it portrays on the comics page, bringing Chris’s script into reality. There is such a raw emotion from each character he draws, all of them survivors of deadly Predator attacks over the years. So when each person expresses anger or fear or rage, Francisco takes that emotion and sparks it with life through his art. This is one of the highly engaging elements of the trade.
Letterer Michael Heisler put a lot of passion into lettering this trade. Especially with the Predators when they howl their war cries or use their technology. He clearly had a lot of fun working with Chris and Francisco on this book and it shows in its own ways. It;s the sort of book a great professional like Michael works on and puts a lot of time and energy into the final product.
PopCultHQ’s overall assessment:
Predator, the deadliest hunters in the universe. So what happens when all the drive of the classic film is coupled with a hardy band of seasoned soldiers, all of them eager to seek revenge on these alien warriors? The end result will not only shock readers but infuse them with fire and urge them to read on when they pick up a copy of this trade on its release day.
5 Out of 5 Stars
PREDATOR: HUNTERS TPB can be pre-ordered online at the links below
or at your local comic shop and online retailers on January 24th!
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Writer- Chris Warner
Artist – Francisco Ruiz Velasco
Letterer: Michael Heisler
Publisher – Dark Horse Comics