Dandy Don the Valiant’s Review: TRANSFORMERS VS THE TERMINATOR #2 – Heavy Metal War!
Transformers vs Terminator #2
Writers: David Mariotte, John Barber, Tom Waltz
Artist: Alex Milne
Cover Artists: Gavin Fullerton, Casey Coller, Freddie E. Williams II
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Oh, hey, Mom. I finally get to read issue #2 of one of the coolest series around: Transformers vs. The Terminator from IDW. Thanks to the pandemic, I’ve had to wait three months between the first issue and this one. What’s that? No, I didn’t steal a car! Why would you think that? No, Mom, I didn’t say BMW, I said IDW. No, it’s a comic book company, not a new car company. Yes, I’m sure! Geesh. Sorry about that, OG peeps. Now, let’s get to this week’s Dandy Don the Valiant’s weekly review.
I’ve always loved the Transformers movies and comics, as well as The Terminator movies and comics. To see these two franchises come together as one had never even occurred to me before, but I am so glad it happened. This is a series I never knew I needed until that first imaginative issue was released. And those covers! WOW! My favorite being the incentive variant cover by Freddie Williams II. What a brilliant idea!
Transformers vs. The Terminator #2 starts out with the Terminator arriving in 1984 and surprising the Decepticons as they prepare to kill Optimus Prime. As the larger-than-life Decepticons underestimate his arrival, the Terminator (T-800) accesses the situation and finds the weak spots of each Decepticon in the area. Megatron is the first one to feel the wrath of the Terminator (bullseye!). While this war of the metals is going on, Sarah Connor is also trying to survive. After her hiding place is found, Soundwave sends Ravage to dispose of her. Last issue, I felt Sarah Connor was a little too trusting of the Terminator. This issue, she’s a little too comedic, as she tells her attacker, “Bad dog! Get out of here!” I don’t remember Sarah being a comedian in the movies, but it is what it is (lol). Fortunately for her, Optimus Prime comes to her rescue (sort of). Thankfully, Bumblebee shows up to help turn the tide on the Decepticons. Next up, we see Optimus Prime talking with the Terminator. What a thrill to see these two sci-fi legends meet for the first time! COOL! But the Terminator isn’t just here to destroy the Decepticons, he’s here to destroy all the Transformers. After the Terminator reveals his mission, we see… nah, you need to see the rest of this for yourself. So, call your LCS and get this issue and the mini-series added to your pull list. This mini-series is not only a must have for all Transformers and Terminators fans, but for any and all sci-fi fans, even if you aren’t that familiar with these cast of legendary metal characters. It’s heavy!
The story writing trio of David Mariotte, Tom Waltz, and John Barber have created a new universe that I never knew I needed to see! The art by Alex Milne and colors by David Garcia Cruz brings this blended universe to life with their own brand of metallic looking storytelling. Grab this mini-series before Skynet destroys all alloy themed comic books!
No, Mom, I don’t think an IDW series with only pictures of cartoon BMW’s would be very interesting. Oh, boy.
Transformers vs Terminator #2