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Dark Horse Comics issue 4
Predator: Blood Feud
Written by Neal Barrett, Jr.
Illustrated by Leo Duranona
Inked by
Lettered by
Colored by
Cover(s) by Leo Duranona
Edited by Jerry Prosser
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
Release date(s) Nov 1992-Feb 1993
Media type
Preceded by Predator: Rite of Passage
Concurrent Predator: Race War (short story)
Followed by Predator: Race War (series)
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Predator: Blood Feud is a four-part comic book short story that was first published by Dark Horse Comics in the company's self-titled anthology series Dark Horse Comics #4-7, from November 1992-February 1993. It was written by Neal Barrett, Jr., illustrated by Leo Duranona and edited by Jerry Prosser. Issue #4 of Dark Horse Comics also featured a Predator cover by Duranona.

In the Predator comics line, Predator: Blood Feud was preceded by Predator: Rite of Passage, published concurrently with Predator: Race War (short story) and was followed by Predator: Race War (series).


An age-old Yautja returns to modern day Japan to hunt a blind martial arts instructor — the descendant of an adversary it faced in feudal Japan centuries earlier.

Reprint HistoryEdit

In the United Kingdom, Predator: Blood Feud was planned to be serialized and reprinted in 3 parts in Total Carnage.[1] However, the cancellation of the magazine left the rerun unfinished after just 1 installment (in Total Carnage #10, from January 1994).

The story was eventually collected as part of Predator Omnibus: Volume 1 in August 2007.

The complete comic was released digitally through Dark Horse Digital on February 13, 2013, reusing Leo Duranona's cover art from Dark Horse Comics #4.

Behind the ScenesEdit

The issues of Dark Horse Comics featuring Blood Feud also contained the three-part prologue to Predator: Race War (which were later collected as Predator: Race War #0), so the two stories could said to have been published concurrently.

The term "blood fued" is conspiculously mentioned by Royce, the main protagonist of the 2010 film Predators, perhaps as an homage to the story. Predators' other possible homage to Blood Feud could be the character of Hanzo, a modern day Japanese Yakuza enforcer who wields a Samuari-sword in a duel against a Predator, just like the comic's main character Juta Tanaka.

Tanaka, a blind swordsman, is also clearly a reference to the popular Japanese motiff of the blind martial artists as best exemplified by the popular Samurai-movie character Zato Ichi.



  1. "Hasslein Blog - The Alien/Predator Comic Strips, Part Two". Retrieved on 2015-06-15.

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