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.
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. After a long battle, the warrior manages to kill the Predator, taking several of its armaments as trophies.
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 Scenes
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.
- 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.