Predator: Hunters II is a four-issue limited comic book series published by Dark Horse Comics from August 2018 to January 2019. It was also published simultaneously in the digital format via Dark Horse Digital. It was written by Chris Warner, illustrated and inked by Agustin Padilla, colored by Neeraj Menon, lettered by Michael Heisler and edited by Randy Stradley, with cover art by Padilla. Andy Brase also provided variant cover art for the first issue.
In the Predator comics line, Predator: Hunters II was preceded by Predator 30th Anniversary: The Original Comics Series, and will be followed by Predator: The Essential Comics Volume 1.
Since the beginning of time, Predators have come to Earth from their home among the stars to stalk and kill the strongest of humans for sport. But now the tables have turned, and a group of human hunters has set their sights on the Predators. But they soon find out they are competing with a mysterious government agency that is after the same prey. The hunt is on, and only the strongest and smartest will survive!
#1: From the islands of the South Pacific to the mountains of Afghanistan, the Hunters go wherever the Predators appear — even if it's in a war zone and into conflict with a mysterious government group hunting the same prey! Despite the casualties suffered during their first mission, the Predator Hunters are on the prowl again!
#2: A reconnaissance mission in Afghanistan turns into a deadly three-way game of cat-and-mouse as the Hunters track a Predator — and attempt to avoid a government-sponsored team after the same prey!
#3: Afghanistan is called the "Graveyard of Empires", but it may also soon be the graveyard of the Hunters when they go up against a Predator who has honed its skills fighting the jihadi and U.S. forces!
#4: A botched ambush, a futile standoff, and a desperate retreat lead to a final one-on-one battle with the Predator in the cold darkness of the Afghan night. In the aftermath, the Hunters deal with a painful parting — and an unexpected reunion!
Predator: Hunters II will be collected and released as a trade paperback on May 8, 2019. The collected edition reuses Andy Brase's variant cover artwork from issue 1.
- Hunters II is one of only two Aliens, Predator, Aliens vs. Predator and Prometheus comics to use roman numerals in its title, the other being the short story Aliens vs. Predator II (although that comic's title was changed to the more conventional Aliens vs. Predator 2 after several installments).