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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 and inked by Phill Norwood, colored by Frank Lopez, lettered by Vickie Williams 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 comic is one of the few Aliens, Predator and Aliens vs. Predator comic books to serve as a direct sequel to an earlier story. Specifically, it features a further adventure of the Elder Predator Top-Knot from the original Aliens vs. Predator series.

In the Aliens vs. Predator comics line, Aliens vs. Predator: Blood Time was preceded by Aliens vs. Predator, published concurrently with Aliens vs. Predator: Deadliest of the Species, and was followed by Aliens vs. Predator: Duel.

Publisher's Summary

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!

Reprint History

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 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.

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of Dark Horse Comics, the story was collected again as part of the Dark Horse Day 2016 Sampler, published in June 2016. Duncan Fegredo created the wraparound cover, which featured a selection of Dark Horse characters, including the Alien and the Predator.[1]

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References

  1. "Dark Horse Comics - DARK HORSE DAY GOES INTERNATIONAL ON JUNE 4!". Retrieved on 2017-02-09.