Protectors, Inc. (2013 series) #1-10 [SET] — Volume 01: Who Killed the Huntsman? (All Regular "A" Covers)

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Chicago is home base for Protectors, Inc., a corporation renting out super-powered men and women as franchises and heroes and spokespersons...

Making money and enjoying prestige and power in a world without super-powered bad guys.

But when one of the Protectors is found murdered, the trail begins to lead back to one of his other teammates.

None of them want to consider the possibility that one of their own has turned to the dark side....

So it falls to Lieutenant Detective John Riley to follow the evidence wherever it goes.

His journey will take him into a maze of secrets going back over seventy years, to the creation of the very first Protector...

And a killer whose identity may threaten the very existence of Protectors, Inc.!

 

 

Collecting the Complete "Who Killed the Huntsman?" Story-Arc in issues #1-10, All Regular "A" covers. 

 

 

Protectors, Inc. (2013 series) #1 (Regular "A" Cover - Gordon Purcell)
By J. Michael Straczynski & Gordon Purcell / Michael Atiyeh. 
“Who Killed the Huntsman?" pt 1 (of 10)  
Protectors, Inc.: Heroes in a world without super-powered bad guys. Heroes with corporate sponsors and far too polite rivalries and sporting franchises. Heroes without anything or anyone to fight...until one of them is murdered in ways that could only have been accomplished by someone with equal powers. Solving the mystery falls to Lieutenant Detective John Riley, an ordinary man whose investigation takes him into a strange and dangerous world light years beyond his abilities to understand and very likely far beyond his capacity to survive. The trail leads to a fifty-year-old secret that could threaten the very existence of Protectors, Inc., an impossible love affair, and a serial killer whose work is not yet finished.
Protectors, Inc. (2013 series) #2 (Regular "A" Cover - Gordon Purcell)
By J. Michael Straczynski & Gordon Purcell / Andrew Pepoy. 
“Who Killed the Huntsman?" pt 2 (of 10)  
An unexplained local disappearance, a corpse that lands several hundred miles from the scene of the crime, and the very first death of one of the Protectors...what do these three seemingly unrelated incidents have in common? And why is Protectors, Inc. so determined to whitewash the possibility that the super-powered hero was murdered? Lieutenant Detective Riley may be the only one who really wants to discover the truth.
Protectors, Inc. (2013 series) #3 (Regular "A" Cover - Gordon Purcell)
By J. Michael Straczynski & Gordon Purcell / Andrew Pepoy. 
“Who Killed the Huntsman?" pt 3 (of 10)  
Lieutenant Detective John Riley gets the most important and possibly most dangerous assignment ever: to investigate the mysterious death of the Huntsman. Everyone around Riley wants him to classify this as an accidental death, or a death by natural causes. But Riley suspects murder, and intends to follow that suspicion wherever it leads...even if in doing so he jeopardizes a secret held for over fifty years at the very core of Protectors, Inc.
Protectors, Inc. (2013 series) #4 (Regular "A" Cover - Gordon Purcell)
By J. Michael Straczynski & Gordon Purcell / Andrew Pepoy. 
“Who Killed the Huntsman?" pt 4 (of 10)  
Detective Riley's investigation into the murder of the Huntsman brings him into the very heart of Protectors, Inc., where he meets the woman of his dreams-assuming she's not actually a killer-and the other members of the Chicago Protectors. One of them killed the Huntsman...and may be after Riley next.
Protectors, Inc. (2013 series) #5 (Regular "A" Cover - Gordon Purcell)
By J. Michael Straczynski & Gordon Purcell / Andrew Pepoy. 
“Who Killed the Huntsman?" pt 5 (of 10)  
In every good mystery, there's a moment when the detective confronts the suspects to try and figure out which of them is the killer. But generally speaking, the suspects aren't powerful enough to fly you five miles straight up, rip off your limbs, and drop you into the Atlantic. That's the problem faced by Lieutenant Detective John Riley, when he finally comes face to face with the Protectors, one of whom may have murdered the Huntsman. Meanwhile, an autopsy on a woman presumed to have died in a boating accident reveals a grisly connection to the Protectors....
Protectors, Inc. (2013 series) #6 (Regular "A" Cover - Gordon Purcell)
By J. Michael Straczynski & Gordon Purcell / Andrew Pepoy. 
“Who Killed the Huntsman?" pt 6 (of 10)  
It began with two seemingly unconnected deaths: a young woman, washed up on the shore of Lake Michigan, and the Huntsman, whose death Protectors, Inc. insisted was an accident. But now the lines connecting those two events are becoming clear, and Lieutenant Detective John Riley finds himself on the edge of a conspiracy that may shatter everything the public believes about their heroes...assuming he can survive the investigation.
Protectors, Inc. (2013 series) #7 (Regular "A" Cover - Gordon Purcell)
By J. Michael Straczynski & Gordon Purcell / Andrew Pepoy. 
“Who Killed the Huntsman?" pt 6 (of 10)  
The Angel and Detective Riley have joined forces to determine who killed the Huntsman, and why. With each new discovery, the suspicion grows that it was one of the Protectors who did the job...and that there may be other, unsolved murders that could only have been committed by one of their own. In a world without super-powered bad guys, has someone finally crossed over to the other side? And if they have, how can they be stopped? And what secret is Protectors Inc. hiding about all this? Tune in for another thrilling adventure...
Protectors, Inc. (2013 series) #8 (Regular "A" Cover - Gordon Purcell)
By J. Michael Straczynski & Gordon Purcell / Andrew Pepoy. 
“Who Killed the Huntsman?" pt 6 (of 10)  
After having mysteriously disappeared over a decade earlier, The Patriot has returned from his long absence. But what has prompted this sudden reappearance? Does he know something of value about the murders that have lately gripped Chicago in a fist of terror...or is he trying to hide something? Who do you trust in an organization where everyone wears a mask and very few tell the truth? Detective John Riley must decide whether or not to trust someone he once idolized, but who may now be a serial killer.
Protectors, Inc. (2013 series) #9 (Regular "A" Cover - Gordon Purcell)
By J. Michael Straczynski & Gordon Purcell / Andrew Pepoy. 
“Who Killed the Huntsman?" pt 6 (of 10)  
After having mysteriously disappeared over a decade earlier, The Patriot has returned from his long absence. But what has prompted this sudden reappearance? Does he know something of value about the murders that have lately gripped Chicago in a fist of terror...or is he trying to hide something? Who do you trust in an organization where everyone wears a mask and very few tell the truth? Detective John Riley must decide whether or not to trust someone he once idolized, but who may now be a serial killer.
Protectors, Inc. (2013 series) #10 (Regular "A" Cover - Gordon Purcell)
By J. Michael Straczynski & Gordon Purcell / Andrew Pepoy. 
“Who Killed the Huntsman?" pt 6 (of 10)  
In the finale to this first arc, Riley learns a tragic secret about the Angel and finds himself in the crosshairs of a battle royale between The Patriot and the man responsible for a series of brutal murders, who is as powerful as any of the Protectors...maybe more so. The ending will forever change the world of the Protectors...and not in a “we’ll reset this later” way.