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Predator: Hunters III is an ongoing four-issue limited comic book series that is being published by Dark Horse Comics from February to May 2020. It is also being published simultaneously in the digital format via Dark Horse Digital. The story is written by Chris Warner, illustrated by Brian Thies, colored by Wes Dzioba, lettered by Michael Heisler, and edited by Randy Stradley and Judy Khuu, with cover art by Thies and Dzioba. Andy Brase is also providing variant cover art for the first issue.
The comic is one of the few Aliens, Predator and Aliens vs. Predator comic books to serve as a direct sequel to earlier stories. Specifically, it is a continuation of Predator: Hunters II, while it also sees the return of Detective Schaefer from the original Predator series Predator: Concrete Jungle.
In the Predator comics line, Predator: Hunters III was preceded by Predator: Hunters II.
The publication of the series was interrupted by the global COVID-19 pandemic of 2020, entering a hiatus after the first two issues went on sale. Following this, the rights to publish Predator comic books moved from Dark Horse Comics to Marvel Comics, further affecting the release of Predator: Hunters III. Ultimately, Dark Horse confirmed that while the series would be completed, the remaining single issues would not be published, and instead the series would conclude with its trade paperback release in November 2020.
#1: Raphael Herrera was a drug runner until the fateful night when his men were wiped out by an unearthly monster. Now, as part of the Predator Hunters team, Herrera's worst memory is reborn. Cartel soldiers are being wiped out in the jungles of Central America, and that means the Predators have returned!
#2: The Hunters team is in Belize, where they have an acrimonious meeting with the newly arrived Russian team that is after the same quarry. Fortunately, an unexpected player from Dark Horse's very first Predator series is there to prevent bloodshed.
Meanwhile, the Predators are busy racking up a body count in the jungle!
#3: The Hunters compete in a game of wits with the Russians to find — and kill — the Predators. As they follow the Predator trail deeper into the treacherous jungle, they make a shocking discovery — there are two Predators! The hunters may become the hunted...
#4: Violence and carnage erupt! The Hunters await the opportunity to ambush the Predators, but a companion's past may cost them the hunt and their lives!
- Hunters III was the last Predator comic to be published by Dark Horse Comics.
- Hunters III is one of only three Aliens, Predator, Aliens vs. Predator and Prometheus comics to use roman numerals in its title, the others 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) and its predecessor Predator: Hunters II.
- ↑ "AVPGalaxy - Dark Horse Comics – What’s Still Coming and What is Cancelled". Retrieved on 2020-08-26.