Predator: The Hunted City is a three-part comic book short story that was first published by Dark Horse Comics in the company's self-titled anthology series Dark Horse Comics #16-#18, from December 1993-February 1994. It was written by Charles Moore, pencilled by D. Alexander Gregory and Scott Fischer, inked by Rob Hayes and Jasen Rodriguez, colored by Gregory Wright, lettered by Bill Pearson, and edited by Randy Stradley and Edward Martin III. Issue #16 of Dark Horse Comics also featured Predator cover art by George Pratt. The story is set in gangland New York City in the 1940s and follows a Predator squaring off against a mobster and a yellow journalist of the time.

In the Predator comics line, Predator: The Hunted City was preceded by Predator: Bad Blood (short story), published concurrently with Predator: Bad Blood (series), and was followed by Predator: Blood on Two-Witch Mesa.

Publisher's Summary

#16: Tony Vincenzo is what you might call "a family man". So is Bernie Jinks. Up until now, they had their own little disputes in the heart of Manhattan. But this time around someone's knocking off both Vincenzo's and Jinks' boys. Vincenzo's in the slammer, but he isn't telling everything. The truth is too unbelievable. But he has a plan. Don't miss this issue's premiere of "Predator: The Hunted City".

#17: Part 2 of "Predator: The Hunted City" continues as Max is pursued by warring families, each intent on discovering who or... what... has been killing them off. The only thing they know for sure is that Max knows more than he's telling — and they'll beat it out of him if they have to.

#18: And finally, everybody on the streets knows that Tony Vincenzo always finishes a fight. In the taut conclusion to "Predator: The Hunted City," he gets his chance.

Reprint History

Predator: The Hunted City was eventually collected as part of Predator Omnibus: Volume 2 in February 2008.

The complete comic was released digitally through Dark Horse Digital on March 20, 2013, reusing George Pratt's cover art from Dark Horse Comics #16.

Behind the Scenes

The Hunted City could be seen as something of a precursor to the video game Predator: Concrete Jungle, which also features a 1930s-set section in which the player Predator takes on American gangsters.


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