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Predator versus Magnus, Robot Fighter also known as Predator vs. Magnus, Robot Fighter, is a two-issue limited crossover comic book series that was first published by Dark Horse Comics and Valiant Comics in November 1992. It was written by Jim Shooter and John Ostrander, illustrated by Lee Weeks, colored by Maurice Fontenot and Rachelle Menashe, lettered by John Costanza and Pat Brosseau, and edited by Mike Richardson and Bob Layton, with cover art by Barry Windsor-Smith.

In the overall Dark Horse crossover comics line, Predator versus Magnus, Robot Fighter was preceded by Batman versus Predator, and was followed by Batman versus Predator II: Bloodmatch.

Publisher's Summary[]

#1: A Predator stalks North Am 4001, searching for his most prized trophy — the X-O Manowar helmet. The stolen trophy has fallen into the hands of a certain Goph, a man called Magnus, whose steel-mashing strength has earned him the title Robot Fighter — thus the stage is set for the battle of the 41st century!

#2: Valiant and Dark Horse combine their resources to produce the spectacular conclusion to the year's most exciting face-off! Predator faces Robot Fighter — and only one will walk away. Don't miss this historic match-up!

Reprint History[]

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Cover to Predator versus Magnus, Robot Fighter trade paperback by Dave Dorman.

Predator versus Magnus, Robot Fighter was eventually collected in a trade paperback edition released in October 1994, edited by Ryder Windham and Bryan Gogolin and featuring a new painted cover by artist Dave Dorman.

Behind the Scenes[]

Following close on the heels of the successful Batman versus Predator miniseries, Predator versus Magnus, Robot Fighter was the second in the series of cross-overs between Dark Horse's Aliens and Predator comics and other titles. The series also makes references to fellow Valiant Comics title X-O Manowar.

Trivia[]

  • While Predator 2 heralded the first cinematic crossover between the Alien and Predator franchises when a Xenomorph Drone's skull appeared in the trophy cabinet aboard the Mother Ship near the end of the film, a Xenomorph skull is also visible inside the Predator's ship as seen in the opening pages of issue #1.

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