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Terminator Omnibus Volume 1 (The Terminator Omnibus #1)
by Jerry Prosser , Paul Gulacy , James Robinson , John Arcudi , Chris Warner , Simon Bisley , Clem Robins , Steve Buccellato , more…Vince Giarrano , Gregory Wright , John Bolton , Diana Schutz , Karl Kesel , Matt Wagner , John Weeks , Ian Edginton , Paul Guinan , Pat Brosseau , Rachelle Menashe , Carolyn Megyesi , Egon Selby , Steven Birch , Karen Casey-Smith , Chris Chalenor …less
They came from another time to ensure that the future would belong solely to the machines. They are Terminatorsindestructible killing engines hiding inside shells of flesh and blood. Tireless, fearless, merciless, unencumbered by human emotion, dedicated to the complete eradication of mankind. But despite the frailty of human flesh, nothing is as immortal as the human spir...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published March 4th 2008 by Dark Horse Books
(first published February 27th 2008)
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Apr 10, 2011 Kathryn rated it 2 of 5 stars
I am a fan of the Terminator movies but it seems not so much of the comic run. I liked the art of the second story and that's about it. The panels were generic. If someone was naked (this is the Terminator universe afterall, what with the timetravel running amok), then the muscles were exagerrated way too much. All undercover Terminator agents stuck out like sore thumbs instead of blending in since they appear as massively muscled body builders, even the females. That makes sense, right?
This book came out at just the right time - I finally watched T3 last year, and found out it wasn't half as bad as I'd feared, and then this year watched and adored the Terminator tv series, which finished all too soon as a result of the writers' strike. Luckily this collection of Terminator comics from the early nineties is available to step into the breach. The weird thing is, almost everything that's in the tv series turns up in here too, from human hit squads going after Cyberdyne people to...more
While Dark Horse went on to do some great Star Wars Stories, the Terminator started out good and went down hill from there. Some of the stories ignore established continuity (I don't believe there were more than one time displacement unit), others are either poorly drawn or written. The first arc is the best. DH's Predator series was better.
Dark horse comics is literally the dark horse. The quality is quite good for a publication which extends popular sci-fi movies to the comics world. I didn't expect this volume to be as good as it was while reading. The writing in all the chapters is filled with suspense, action and a non-linear narration going back to past and future. The dread associated to the terminators is there in each page and it was a fun read.
Jerry Prosser is an American comic book writer and editor, best known for his work with Dark Horse Comics where he helped create the Comics' Greatest World line and worked on licenced properties such as Aliens and Predator.More about Jerry Prosser...