A Look Back At Frank Miller’s RoboCop Versus The Terminator Comic

Needless to say, it’s violent. Very violent.

Back in 1992, comic book legend Frank Miller (The Dark Knight Returns, Sin City) wrote a four-issue miniseries called RoboCop Versus The Terminator, which merged the two beloved sci-fi franchises together into one mashup comic. And as most comic book fans will tell you, this mind-bending crossover is absolutely fantastic. Many even consider it to be among Miller’s best work. Needless to say, the storyline is absolutely incredible1.

In Miller’s brilliantly conceived crossover universe, RoboCop learns that the technology at the heart of his existence will eventually be used to develop Skynet and the Terminators in the future. Naturally, this news upsets him.

How does he find out about this unfortunate news, you ask? A human from the post-apocalyptic future (which is ravaged by Terminators) sends herself back in time to kill RoboCop, in an attempt to rid the world of Skynet. Oh yeah, and a group of Terminators are also sent back in time. Their mission? To protect RoboCop, due to his importance in their future development.

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After RoboCop ends up saving the future woman from the Terminators, they team up together to defeat Skynet. And then, chaos ensues. RoboCop eventually inserts his consciousness into Skynet’s system, and his mind spends years within its evil robotic network. He patiently awaits a time when Skynet will be distracted, so he can make an attempt to bring them down.

Many years later, in the post-apocalyptic future, a group of humans start a battle with Skynet, which allows RoboCop’s consciousness the opportunity to break free and create a new body made out of a Terminator shell. He then teams up with the human resistance and aims to help them kill off Skynet for good.

To put it simply, many explosions follow. At one point, an army of RoboCops faces off against an army of Terminators. Yep.

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Amazon user Scott T. Wilson provides this helpful review:

“Robocop vs. The Terminator is easily better than any of the sequels in either franchise save for Terminator 2: Judgement Day.”

You should add RoboCop Versus The Terminator to your collection because it is incomplete without it. Pick up a copy by clicking on the Amazon button below:



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