|Predator: Rite of Passage|
|Written by||Ian Edginton|
|Illustrated by||Rick Leonardi|
|Inked by||Dan Panosian|
|Lettered by||Gail Beckett|
|Colored by||Gregory Wright|
|Cover(s) by||Dave Dorman|
|Edited by||Jerry Prosser|
|Publisher||Dark Horse Comics|
|Release date(s)||Aug-Sept 1992|
|Preceded by||Predator: The Bloody Sands of Time|
|Followed by||Predator: Blood Feud|
Predator: Rite of Passage is a two-part comic book short story that was first published by Dark Horse Comics in the company's self-titled anthology series Dark Horse Comics #1-2, from August-September 1992. It was written by Ian Edginton, illustrated by Rick Leonardi, inked by Dan Panosian, colored by Gregory Wright and edited by Jerry Prosser. Issue #1 of Dark Horse Comics also featured Predator cover art by Dave Dorman.
An old Maasai warrior remembers when he was a boy, when he and a young Predator come into conflict during their respective rites of passage.
Predator: Rite of Passage was first serialized and reprinted in the United Kingdom in 2 parts in Aliens magazine, Vol. 2 #10-11, from April-May 1993.
The story was later collected together with Predator: The Pride at Nghasa in the Dark Horse Classics special Dark Horse Classics - Predator: Jungle Tales, published in March 1995. The story was then collected again as part of Predator Omnibus: Volume 1 in August 2007.
The comic was released digitally through Dark Horse Digital on February 13, 2013, again collected with Predator: The Pride at Nghasa and reusing Val Mayerik's cover art from Dark Horse Classics - Predator: Jungle Tales.
Behind the ScenesEdit
Artist Rick Leonardi has also worked as artist on a number of stories for the three titles, including the most recent AVP story, Aliens vs. Predator: Three World War.
- Dave Dorman's cover art for issue 1 of Dark Horse Comics is one of the most reused pieces of cover art in the Predator comics franchise, having also been used on Dark Horse Insider, Vol. 2 #8 and Total Carnage #5.