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Predator: Rite of Passage
Written by Ian Edginton
Illustrated by Rick Leonardi
Inked by Dan Panosian
Colored by Gregory Wright
Lettered by
Cover(s) by Dave Dorman
Edited by Jerry Prosser
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
Release date(s) Aug-Sept 1992
Media type
Preceded by Predator: The Bloody Sands of Time
Followed by Predator: Blood Feud
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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 anthology 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.

In the Predator comics line, Predator: Rite of Passage was preceded by Predator: The Bloody Sands of Time, and was followed by Predator: Blood Feud.


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.

Reprint HistoryEdit

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

United Kingdom-based writer Ian Edginton worked on a number of Aliens, Predator and Aliens vs. Predator comics for Dark Horse over the years, perhaps most notably Aliens: Rogue and Aliens vs. Predator: Eternal.

Artist Rick Leonardi has also worked as artist on a number of stories for the three titles, including 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.


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