Terminator Salvation: The Final Battle #5

Terminator Salvation: The Final Battle #5

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski Artist: Pete Woods Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: April 2, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
7.0Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

John Connor's assault on Skynet is met with a devastating counterattack! Controlled by a human serial killer with no loyalty to mankind, the Terminators' deadly mechanical efficiency is now matched with the creativity and pleasure for killing of a murderous psychopath!

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Apr 3, 2014

    All Terminator fans should read this. Anyone who's interested in the Terminator and have never seen any of the films (Really?) should check this out. It's accessible to anyone and should be read by everyone. A joy to read. Highest possible recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - James Anders II Apr 3, 2014

    If this pace keeps up, Terminator Salvation: The Final Battle might just be a crowning jewel in a fantastic mythos. It is blending all the best elements of everything that has preceded it and it just quite simply entertains to a grade "A" level. Here's hoping that the remaining issues continue to deliver a powerful metallic punch as it crosses over the halfway mark. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Apr 1, 2014

    Terminator Salvation: The Final Battle #5 is a solid continuation with some hiccups. Followers of the franchise will forgive its inconsistencies as it comes recommended. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Apr 2, 2014

    Terminator Salvation: The Final Battle #5 is a disappointing issue that only made me appreciate the original Terminator movie even more for its simple brilliance and execution. What started off as original story threads has descended into filler surrounding the events of that first movie. Even speculating about potential developments that could occur based on just the story making sense isn't particularly exciting and so as of now I'm only looking forward to the next issue just out of curiosity considering the number of issues remaining in this series. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Apr 1, 2014

    Time travel is a tricky subject to do well even at the best of times with the very twisty and intricate logic that needs to be employed to navigate the internal logics of it so it's best to just take a simple approach but with Terminator Salvation: The Final Battle it combines the worst elements of an overly complicated mechanic and an inconsistent simplistic system. It's just in general poor decision making on what is the central narrative DNA of both the story and the universe and only serves to be more trouble than it's worth. So overall this issue of Terminator Salvation: The Final Battle really only served to undercut any positive points I might've afford the previous issue as the series slides back down to its standard poor quality, not recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    seksienvoy Apr 4, 2014

    Lets be honest, every time a new Terminator story comes out I feel a little let down. Not because it's necessarily a bad story, or terrible artwork. My gripe is the story, it feels like a lot of recycled storyline that we have all seen before. I'm giving this book a 7.5 out of 10, because I'm a sucker. I always love the Terminator, it could be Terminator vs. Hello Kitty & I would probably buy it. If you're hoping for a new story, don't get too excited. This is the Salvation story, and it's a lot of what you would expect. Maybe I'm being too hard, this book is very well done. My expectations are just so high for this series.

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