Dark Horse is poised to capitalize on the new Terminator movie set to launch in early 2015. The company announced Terminator: The Last Battle, which will be illustrated by Pete Woods and written by J. Michael Straczynski.
The Last Battle is a direct followup to the movie Terminator Salvation and chronicles the development of Skynet from the moment it became self-aware in 1997. The complete story arc will comprise of 12 issues and will be released on a monthly basis.
In an interview with Comic Book Resources, J. Michael Straczynski said, “The story that I’ve always wanted to see visualized, and that I think other fans of the movies have eagerly anticipated, is the battle that set all of the movies into motion: the assault on Skynet, the Terminators going through and what happens afterward on both sides of the timeline. So the events weave in and out of the tapestry of the Terminator, showing what we know or what we think we know, then turning the camera around to show us that what we thought we knew may not be exactly what happens. The only timeline in which you could set that story would be after Salvation.”