God, Man, And The Predator: ‘Predator Hunters III #1’ Reviewed

by Josh Davison

Mild Spoilers Ahead
Raphael Herrera reflects on the slaughter he witnessed in the forests of Central America. His operation was being raided by American agents until the Predator arrived and massacred both factions except for Herrara. He was captured and held prisoner until something happened to his captors. The Predator Hunters aren’t sure if Herrera can be trusted yet, but they are somewhat sympathetic to everything he went through. In Belize, another team arrives to hunt the Predator. Elsewhere in the country, more drug runners fall victim to the alien warrior.

Predator Hunters III #1 cover by Brian Thies and Wes Dzioba
Predator Hunters III #1 cover by Brian Thies and Wes Dzioba

Predator Hunters III #1 finds Herrera coming to grips with everything he’s discovered since the massacre that brought down his cartel operation. He lost everything–both his business and his family. The only thing Herrera had left after all of this is God and he is pleading with God to make sense of it all to him.
Herrera’s part of the story is fairly solid. We get to witness a once powerful and ambitious man cope with losing everything he ever cared about. The Predator Hunters have little to do in this issue, though the dialogue between them leaves a bit to be desired.
We get to watch the Hunters’ competition in their mission against the Predators in this issue. Little is shown about them beyond their nationality.
Predator Hunters III #1 art by Brian Thies, Wes Dzioba, and letterer Michael Heisler
Predator Hunters III #1 art by Brian Thies, Wes Dzioba, and letterer Michael Heisler

Brian Thies’ artwork is good and he crafts some grabbing action scenes in this issue. His rendition of the Predators impresses as well, especially the one that Herrera encountered in Central America. Wes Dzioba gives the book the dirty and grim color palette it needs, adding more personality to this Predator-killing romp.
Predator Hunters III #1 is a decent start to the new chapter of the series. We watch Herrera try to process the otherworldly horrors he’s witnessed while the Hunters track their foes and their rivals in Belize. It’s a read worthy of a recommendation to the diehard Predator-fan. Feel free to pick it up.
Predator Hunters III #1 comes to us from writer Chris Warner, artist Brian Thies, color artist Wes Dzioba, letterer Michael Heisler, and cover artist Brian Thies with Wes Dzioba.
Final Score: 6.5/10
 

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