|Aliens vs. Predator: Blood Time|
|Written by||Randy Stradley|
|Illustrated by||Phill Norwood|
|Cover(s) by|| Paul Mendoza|
|Edited by|| Randy Stradley|
Edward Martin III
|Publisher||Dark Horse Comics|
|Release date(s)||Sept 1994|
|Preceded by||Aliens vs. Predator (1990 series)|
|Concurrent||Aliens/Predator: Deadliest of the Species|
|Followed by||Aliens vs. Predator: Duel|
Aliens vs. Predator: Blood Time is a comic book short story that was first published by Dark Horse Comics in the company's self-titled anthology series Dark Horse Comics #25, in September 1994. It was written by Randy Stradley, illustrated by Phill Norwood and edited by Stradley and Edward Martin III. The issue of Dark Horse Comics also featured an Aliens vs. Predator cover by Paul Mendoza, Russ Heath and Jim Royal. The story is a spin-off from Aliens vs. Predator (1990 series), created by the same team and featuring a further adventure of the Elder Predator character Top-Knot from that series.
In the Aliens vs. Predator comics line, Aliens vs. Predator: Blood Time was preceded by Aliens vs. Predator (1990 series), published concurrently with Aliens/Predator: Deadliest of the Species, and was followed by Aliens vs. Predator: Duel.
Also in this issue, Randy Stradley and Phill Norwood bring you "Aliens vs. Predator: Blood Time," a violent glimpse into alien rites of passage. The price of failure is death!
Aliens vs. Predator: Blood Time was first collected with other stories in the trade paperback release of Aliens/Predator: War in May 1996.
The story was reissued again in the limited-release promotional comic Aliens vs. Predator: Special Collector's Edition in 2010, included exclusively with copies of the Hunter Edition of the video game Aliens vs. Predator.
The story was finally collected as part of Aliens vs. Predator Omnibus: Volume 1 in June 2007.
The comic was released digitally through Dark Horse Digital on January 9, 2013, collected with the original Aliens vs. Predator series and reusing Phill Norwood's cover art from the Aliens vs. Predator trade paperback release.