Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) Comic Review



The story is all there, including deleted scenes however,  it has hilariously bad artwork and all the swearing and violence is cut.

Plot: A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her ten-year-old son, John, from a more advanced cyborg, made out of liquid metal.

Review: Terminator 2 is one of my all-time favourite films; in fact it just might be number 1. Imagine how delighted I was to find the comic of the film at a recent nerd fair in Toronto.

I picked it up after meeting Linda Hamilton that very same day so I guess it was fate which I did indeed make.

Anyway, the comic pretty much tells exactly the same story as the film, which does beg the question: why bother?

All of the swearing and violence are removed or edited making it more family friendly, which immediately takes away a lot of the impact. I hear a lot of people say that T2 wouldn’t be Rated R today but they’d be wrong. Sarah says “fuck” every two seconds, a guy gets stabbed through the eye, another guy gets impaled through the mouth by the T-1000 and a biker gets impaled to a pool table, to name but a few instances.

I have to admit that the artwork was average at best too; none of the characters look anything like their real life counterparts. Obviously they aren’t going to be photo realistic but some effort would have been nice. Literally some of the colours are outside the lines which is basic stuff and takes away a lot of enjoyment.

Luckily the story remains intact and all of the major themes are still in there too. It also contains some of the deleted scenes which would eventually end up on the Special Edition DVD/Blu-ray of the movie.

If, like me you’re a Terminator completist then you’ll pick this up no matter what I say, but if you’ve already seen the film then you’re not missing anything.

Overall, Terminator 2: The Comic isn’t really worth picking up and I’d maybe stick to watching the classic film instead.