Predator: Hunters #1

Writer: Chris Warner Artist: Francisco Ruiz Velasco Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: May 3, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 2
7.2Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

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!
o Written by Predator comic series veteran Chris Warner!
o Art by Francisco Ruiz Velasco.
o Covers feature special metallic ink!

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Apr 22, 2017

    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. A fantastic start to a brand new series then, and a welcome return to the sweat-soaked, pulse-pounding blend of action and horror that made the classic 80s movie such a runaway success. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - christopher scott author May 8, 2017

    The art by Francisco Ruiz Velasco has a nice blend of violence and realism so far. The issue manages to contrast the present and the past, with each standing out. I'm curious to see they use that style in upcoming issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson May 2, 2017

    Predator: Hunters is just getting started.  The cast of characters has been introduced.  The enemy has been identified.  Now with all that out of the way, let's throw them all together and see who comes out alive. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Apr 26, 2017

    Warner and Velasco have set the stage for, what is sure to be, an epic showdown between man and beast. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 4, 2017

    Predator is a hard property to get right simply because the Predators themselves are so inaccessible even after all these years, something I talked about regularly in past reviews of other related books. The Predator in this one gets some time early on and we see a couple of others, but mostly it's about assembling the human team that's going to go hunting the Predators themselves. It's a decent setup and one that hits all the right points in introducing the who and why of it all but hasn't made it compelling just yet. You could almost view this as a "zero issue" in a way as it's all setup with the main event to get underway in the next issue. With a five-issue run that works well enough and I do appreciate the time spent getting to know who the dying will be. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - Christopher Rodriguez May 2, 2017

    This comic book is pretty much what you would expect and that's not a complaint. A solid set-up to what looks to be a fun series. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho May 4, 2017

    Lacking in big action but a unique take on the franchise. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Ray W May 3, 2017

    If you're a Predator fan, you can enjoy this title for what it is, but its mostly set-up for whats to come in the title. Other than that the art and colors save the book for me. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Levi Remington  May 3, 2017

    This miniseries has potential, and fans of the license would be making a mistake if they didn't at least keep an eye on future issues. While Warner's writing leaves a lot to be desired, especially in regards to characters, Velasco's utterly fantastic art could prove to be the only selling point this comic needs, even if it's underutilized here. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    We The Nerdy - Chad Waller May 3, 2017

    I am hoping that Hunters #1 just has a bad case of first-issue blues and the mini will really take off next time. Im not entirely sure it's capable of that, but Ill be around for the next issue just in case. Read Full Review

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