Terminator Salvation: The Final Battle #1
Dark Horse Comics
Written by J. Michael Straczynski
Art by Pete Woods
This is it, the final battle between humans and machines. Once again, three terminator units are sent into the past, Houston and Dallas 2003, to deal with a target that affects the future of the war. One human is sent into the past to stop or delay them. Lastly, there’s an escaped murder that plays into this grand scheme. All three start out as any time traveler or escaped criminal does by getting clothes, weapons and finding their target or targets. I could have sworn that I saw this in a few movies a while ago.Going through this, I can see that the writing is trying to give me the full background on what’s going and leave enough for you to want to know what happens next, I don’t think they did that. I kept asking, why is this happening?
The art was very clean detailed and bright enough to match the story. It worked for what the situation was in the scenes. As for the paneling, they stayed with simple squares, nothing too flashy. With this type of story, again, it worked. Let me throw in a comment about the cover, it was good and will draw readers but, it didn’t tell you anything about the story.Mind you, I’ve been a fan of Terminator since the first movie. I’ve seen them get better and drop in quality in the movies and in comics.
This one is leaning more towards the lower end for me because there wasn’t enough in the story to keep me reading or buying more books. For what was there, the writing was well and they gave you a brief history before you started in the story. But there are holes that needed to be filled to keep me going. In my humble opinion, this one is going to be for those who are diehards; the rest maybe not. I give this 3 caps out of 5.