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The Terminator Comics Land At Dynamite


Dynamite Entertainment announced a new licensing partnership to bring The Terminator to comics for the franchise’s 40th anniversary. This partnership with STUDIOCANAL S.A.S. is for new stories in the rich world of The Terminator universe, as well as to bring classic stories back into print for fans.
The Terminator released in 1984 across theaters to great acclaim and success. The big breakout project of legendary filmmaker James Cameron (Titanic, Avatar), it heralded a major shift in the burgeoning idea of modern “blockbuster” films. It was stuffed with A-list stars like Arnold Schwarzenegger, wall to wall with action, thought-provoking science fiction ideas, and a robust franchise of merchandising and licensing. Since then the franchise has spawned six core films, a television series, and countless other media tie-ins.

Central to the experience for Terminator fans away from the cinema has been the range of comic books. The 1990s were full of action-packed Terminator comics that expanded the mythos, showed fans moments of characters and whole new stories that they could never catch on the screen. Some of the most critical pieces of the lore can only be found in comic books, akin to many other beloved franchises of the era.

“We couldn’t be prouder of this partnership done in collaboration with our agent Creative Licensing, the amazing storyline and wonderful artworks by Dynamite are the perfect way to kickstart the franchise´s upcoming anniversary,” said Valérie Rolandez-Barrios, STUDIOCANAL’s Senior VP IP Licensing and Partnerships.

“It’s incredibly thrilling to be working with one of the biggest classic action franchises,” said Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher. “We’re excited to treat fans to a great celebration for the groundbreaking 40th anniversary of this beloved mythos bringing both new stories and collecting the library of existing comics.”

With 2024 serving as the big 40th anniversary of the original film’s release, Dynamite is planning a big celebration to bring many of these fan-favorite stories back in print in multiple ways, including premium options. More news will be announced soon!