|Written by||Steven Grant|
|Illustrated by||Christopher Renaud|
|Inked by||Andrew Pepoy|
|Colored by||Gary Porter|
|Lettered by||Dave Cooper|
|Cover(s) by||Frank Miller|
|Edited by||Greg Vest|
|Publisher||Dark Horse Comics|
|Release date(s)||Sept 1995|
X #18, also known as Predator vs. X, is an issue of the comic book series X featuring the Predator that was published by Dark Horse Comics in September 1995. It was written by Steven Grant, illustrated by Christopher Renaud inked by Andrew Pepoy, colored by Gary Porter, lettered by Dave Cooper and edited by Greg Vest, with cover art by Frank Miller. The comic was also released with a variant cover, featuring the same artwork by Miller with the alternate title Predator vs. X.
X #18 was a part of the Hunting the Heroes: The Predators Attack! comic book crossover event, in which several of Dark Horse's home-grown characters from its Dark Horse Heroes line were hunted by a band of Predators visiting Earth in search of exceptional prey.
In the overall Dark Horse crossover comics line, X #18 was preceded by Ghost #5 and Motorhead #1, published concurrently with the Superman/Aliens and Agents of Law #6, and was followed by Tarzan versus Predator: At the Earth's Core.
In the last comic of the Hunting the Heroes storyline, X is pursuing One Shot when he finds he's got someone on his own tail! Predator has found his way to Arcadia, and he's looking to bring a couple of souvenirs back with him!
The titular hero, X, is confronted by a Predator while he tracks down one of his major enemies. X realizes that the Predator is also stalking his foe, but for a much different reason. This brings X into conflict with the Predator, resulting in a bloody battle.
During the course of the conflict, X's foe inadvertantly kills himself with his own weaponry while trying to defend himself from the Predator. Despite his severe wounds, X manages to get a hold of the Predator's Combistick and vertically impale the Predator from head to groin with it, killing it.
In the aftermath, X learns that a massive wave of attacks by Predators are occurring throughout the Dark Horse universe.
X #18 was eventually collected as part of X Omnibus: Volume 2 in August 2008.