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Batman Vs Predator II : Bloodmatch Tradepaper Back Cover (Art by Simon Bisley)

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This article covers a crossover event.

This article covers a licensed crossover event that has been deemed non-canon by either the author or the Alien vs. Predator licensees, and thus should not be taken as a part of the "real" Alien vs. Predator universe.

Batman versus Predator II: Bloodmatch was a four-issue limited comic book series published by Dark Horse Comics and DC Comics from Dec. 1993-March 1994.

The series was written by Doug Moench, drawn by Paul Gulacy, inked by Terry Austin, colored by Digital Chameleon, Carla Feeny & Lovern Kindzierski, and lettered by Todd Klein. The series featured covers by Gulacy, Jackson Guice & Austin. It was edited by Michael Eury & Scott Peterson, and assistant edited by Marilee Hord & Darren Vincenzo.

Bloodmatch was eventually collected in trade paperback form in January 1995, edited by Bob Kahan and Lynn Adair, featuring a new cover by artist Simon Bisley.

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Batman Vs Predator II : Bloodmatch Issue 1 of 4 Cover

The series was a sequel to 1991's wildly popular Batman versus Predator, and in that line was followed by Batman versus Predator III: Blood Ties.

In the overall series of Dark Horse cross-over comics, Batman versus Predator II: Bloodmatch was followed by Superman vs. Aliens (July-Sept. 1995).

Plot (Warning: Spoilers)Edit

In the aftermath of the events from Batman versus Predator, the Predators return to Earth to settle the score with the Caped Crusader, who is this time joined in the battle with the female superhero the Huntress. But Batman is already facing off against some of the deadliest human killers he's ever had to face.

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Batman Vs Predator II : Bloodmatch Issue 2 of 4 Cover

Behind the ScenesEdit

Veteran comics writer Doug Moench has worked on numerous titles throughout his career including Shang-Chi Master of Kung-Fu for Marvel Comics and on Detective Comics for DC.

Artist Paul Gulacy has had a similarly full career in comics, often collaborating with Moench on Batman work and elsewhere.

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Batman Vs Predator II : Bloodmatch Issue 3 of 4 Cover

Trade paperback edition cover artist Simon Bisley is famous for his work with Heavy Metal Magazine, on the British comics character Judge Dredd, and on DC Comics' Lobo, among others. He also illustrated the story Aliens: Reapers and the cover of Dark Horse Presents: Aliens Platinum Edition for Dark Horse.

See AlsoEdit

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Batman Vs Predator II: Bloodmatch Issue 4 of 4 Cover

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