While Terminator first began its legendary infiltration into comics during the late 1980’s when it was published by NOW Comics, many fans fondly remember when Dark Horse Comics took over in 1990 with their “Tempest” four issue limited run, followed by the single issue “One Shot” released in 1991. Both stories have since been presented in hardcover collections, which are no longer in print and fans had to resort to purchasing used copies on the secondary market… until today!
[JULY 15TH UPDATE] Anyone familiar with Terminator comic lore knows that Skynet has built canine-based Terminators to help hunt and kill the human resistance. And no canine machine is more popular to Terminator fans than the one and only, Dire Wolf (made famous by the “Terminator: Revolution” comic series!)
Back in 2003, a month before the anticipated theatrical release of the film “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines”, comics publisher Beckett Comics released a limited comic series titled Terminator 3: Before The Rise. A story that spanned over two issues, this comic series was written by Ivan Brandon and featured art by Goran Parlov, which was announced as the official prequel story that took place before the events of T3. While how much these comics truly served as a prequel can be debated, this two issue run did indeed give fans a truly exceptional Terminator story! (For those who haven’t read it, we’ll try to keep the spoilers to a mininum.)
In 2014, Dark Horse Comics published a highly praised six issue comic series titled The Terminator: Enemy of my Enemy. Embraced by Terminator fans and comic fans alike, Space Goat Productions, Inc. just excitingly revealed to us, that they will be incorporating this very cool series as an available expansion pack to their upcoming game “The Terminator: The Official Board Game”!
Sometimes even the biggest Terminator fans can still have questions when it comes to the time-travelling universe they know and love. And we are here to help! As a regular feature on our social media pages, it is our aim to provide answers to some of the most perplexing Terminator related questions around! Now if you don’t follow us on Facebook or Twitter, don’t fret. We have collected all of these solved Terminator riddles into a single volume that you can read here! And who knows, even the most die-hard Terminator Fans might just understand the franchise they love.. just a little bit more!
Among the many unique retailer exclusives trumpeted for the Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD release of “Terminator Genisys”, (Bonus Disc, Steelbook, Collectible Endoskull, etc.), there was another version made available that included an exclusive 22 page Comic Book related to the new film. Comparably to the other exclusives, it oddly received a quiet launch. Today, we’ll unbox that exclusive and let you know what you may have missed!