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Terminator Salvation The Final Battle

While you’re waiting for Terminator: Genisys, it’s time to get caught up on Terminator tie-ins, and one of the best places to start is Dark Horse Comics’ Terminator Salvation: The Final Battle series.  We have a preview of Issue #11 below, after the break.

What makes the Terminator series great is in part the time travel, and the ability to change events, retrace paths, and create parallel futures.  It’s a seemingly endless playing field for stories of Sarah Connor, her son John, and his friend Kyle, as Skynet attempts to stamp out humanity once and for all, and the humans challenge space and time for a future.

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We previewed Issue #1 the series here at borg.com last December 5.

The comic book writers’ favorite comic book writer, J. Michael Straczynski, has scribed this series over the past year.  Never fear if you missed the monthly issues, Volume 1 is now available in a trade paperback edition.  Pete Woods served as series artist with Matthew Wilson supplying the color work.

Here’s a preview of Issue #11, from Dark Horse Comics:

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J. Michael Straczynski is bringing the Terminator universe full circle by ending the Machine War, beginning this week with the first issue in a 12-issue limited monthly series, Terminator Salvation: Final Battle.  Jumping from the past to the future and back again, the next year will reveal the final destiny of Skynet and we will finally witness the legendary fate of John Connor.

Connor begins to set in motion a plan that will involve his fate and that of his father in the distant future–the year 2029.  Issue #1 is a good time traveling romp, setting up a fine starting point to bring fans familiar with any of the four Terminator movies back into the Skynet universe.

What we haven’t yet seen before this new series is the “time door”–the mechanism that allowed Kyle Reese to return to the 1980s in the first Terminator movie, rescue Sarah Connor, and set in motion the events that would give humanity a chance against Skynet in the distant future.

A once terminally ill woman, later turned mad scientist, is the architect of the time door.  And the future Terminators are based on a convict from the past named Thomas Parnell.  Why a convict?  Why build a Clone Army on a bounty hunter?  We’ll just have to read on in future issues to find out.

Watch for some good color work by Matthew Wilson and interesting environments by series artist Pete Woods.

Here’s a Dark Horse Comics preview of Issue #1:

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