Did you know there was a comic book adaptation of the classic movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day? Anything will be done to make a quick buck, I guess. The comic version of a rated-R movie comes in handy, especially when you are a 12 year old kid that cannot get into the theater if your life depended on it. I came across comic 2 of 3 when I received a grab bag for donating $20 to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.
Whenever I see a comic adaption of a movie, I always wonder if it is based on the original script, or the film itself. As far as I can tell, the Terminator 2 comic book is based on the actual film, due to spot-on costume and character matches. There is something that is interesting about the comic that is worth mentioning: deleted scenes are included. By deleted scenes, I mean scenes that can be seen in the directors cut version, or the extended special edition, or whatever it is called. It may not be a big deal now, but obviously while the film was still in theaters, nobody would have been able to know about these removed scenes… except for you, because you read the comic book!
As one of the greatest action movies of all time, it is needless to say that the Terminator 2 comic book story is pretty awesome. I wish I could say the same for the artwork. Although the drawings are generally okay, some of the panels have horribly drawn faces that remind me of when Napoleon draws Trisha in Napoleon Dynamite.
Bottom line is that if you are a fan of comics, and if you are a fan of Terminator 2, then why wouldn’t you want to read the comic? You know I am right. So read it. Yes, right now. Do it!