Predator: Hell Come a Walkin' is a two-issue limited comic book series that was first published by Dark Horse Comics from February-March 1998. It was written by Nancy A. Collins, illustrated and colored by Dean Ormston, lettered by Ellie De Ville, and edited by Scott Allie and David Land, with covers by Ormston. It deals with a group of Union and Confederate soldiers that hunt a rogue Predator against the dramatic backdrop of the American Civil War.

In the Predator comics line, Predator: Hell Come a Walkin' was preceded by Predator: Nemesis, and was followed by Predator: Captive.


#1: It's the Civil War... A nation is divided against itself and the once green countryside runs red with blood. Even as the conflict destroys towns and families it serves as bait... Bait for a Predator. When two opposing bands of soldiers bear witness to the Predator's gruesome atrocities, they realize they have an enemy greater than each other. But can they lay aside their differences long enough to defeat their common foe?

#1: It's 1863 and the Civil War rages through the Ozarks. But it's not just brother killing brother in this neck of the war... This battle has been joined by a Predator. A small band of Confederate and Union soldiers join together in order to destroy their common monstrous foe. You won't want to miss this, the conclusion of Predator: Hell Come a Walkin' as the armies of the North and the South join together in a battle that you won't find in any history book!

Reprint History

Predator: Hell Come a Walkin' was eventually collected as part of Predator Omnibus: Volume 4 in September 2008.

The complete comic was released digitally through Dark Horse Digital on April 10, 2013, collected with Predator: 1718 and reusing Dean Ormston's cover art from issue 1.


  • The protagonist of the main story is infamous Wild West gunfighter and highwayman Jesse James, who in reality did fight in the American Civil War as a Confederate bushwhacker, before moving to the Midwest to make a name for himself as an outlaw after the war's end.
  • The idea of a Predator hunting during the American Civil War would be revisited in the short story Stonewall's Last Stand, included in the anthology Predator: If It Bleeds. Like Hell Come a Walkin', the short story features a real-life individual as its main character — Confederate General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson.


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