In January, IDW Publishing debuts the comic book prequel to the next Terminator movie, Terminator: Salvation.Â The movie is the fourth installment in the big screen contingent of the action series, starring Christian Bale as John Connor and directed by McG.Â The movie opens in May 2009.
The year is 2018. With John Connor as the voice of the resistance, the scattered remnants of humanity find themselves united against their common enemy: Skynet and its Terminators. Through a patchwork system of radio transmitters, hacked satellite phones, and encrypted computer networks, resistance leader Elena Maric in Detroit, and Nigerian mining engineer Bem Aworuwa, have formed an unlikely friendship and drawn up battle plans to take the fight to the Terminators!
Like the film they tie-in to, IDWâ€™s Terminator comics will push the timeline of the franchise past Judgment Day and into all new territory, allowing for stories and visuals previously only hinted at on film. The series will take the core concept of the Terminator films and give them a more global scope showing not just John Connor, but other humans who are either trying to survive or are actively part of the resistance.Â Writer Dara Naraghi says he was interested in exploring new themesâ€”not just the action of a monumental battles, but also the game of basic survival the characters find themselves facing in such a war torn and desolate future.
â€œAll over the world, people find themselves having to band together regardless of what their previous station in life or prejudices might have been,â€ Naraghi explained.