Before there was Predator, there was Hunters.
Announced last month, Dark Horse Comics and Twentieth Century Fox are heading into the Central American jungles for Predator: The Original Screenplay, a new comic series adapted from James E. Thomas and John C. Thomas’ 1984 screenplay Hunters!
Writer Jeremy Barlow (Alien vs. Predator: Thicker Than Blood, Star Wars: Empire), artist Patrick Blaine (Star Wars: Empire, Witchblade), and inker Andy Owens (Tomb Raider, Ghost) bring the original story to brutal life.
In Predator: The Original Screenplay, a team of military specialists are on a rescue mission in the jungles of Central America. The details of the mission are classified, but the team soon uncovers a trail of lies and deceit. Something is observing them—tracking their every move. The hunt has begun!
"The bones of Predator are there, but the original idea was so different and in some ways, much deeper than what the movie became — and we lean hard into those differences," Barlow told SYFY Wire. "Turn all of that over to a pair of dynamic artists like Patrick Blaine and Andy Owens, and the results are spectacular. Predator fans are going to lose their minds!"
Issue #1 (of five) goes on sale June 10th, 2020, and is available for pre-order at your local comic shop. Check out the first issue's cover below, which showcases a much different Predator from the one we know and love.