Dynamite has announced another licensing partnership, this time to bring The Terminator to comics for the franchise’s 40th anniversary. The partnership with STUDIOCANAL S.A.S. will feature new stories in The Terminator universe in addition to bringing the classic stories back into print.

The Terminator was released in 1984 and became the breakout project of filmmaker James Cameron (Titanic, Avatar). Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton, the franchise has spawned six core films, a television series, and countless other media tie-ins.
Dynamite explains the comic tie-ins:
Central to the experience for Terminator fans away from the cinema has been the range of comic books. The 1990s were full of action-packed Terminator comics that expanded the mythos, showed fans moments of characters and whole new stories that they could never catch on the screen. Some of the most critical pieces of the lore can only be found in comic books, akin to many other beloved franchises of the era.
“We couldn’t be prouder of this partnership done in collaboration with our agent Creative Licensing, the amazing storyline and wonderful artworks by Dynamite are the perfect way to kickstart the franchise´s upcoming anniversary,” said Valérie Rolandez-Barrios, STUDIOCANAL’s Senior VP IP Licensing and Partnerships.

Terminator 40th Anniversary

“It’s incredibly thrilling to be working with one of the biggest classic action franchises,” said Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher. “We’re excited to treat fans to a great celebration for the groundbreaking 40th anniversary of this beloved mythos bringing both new stories and collecting the library of existing comics.”

Since this year is the 40th anniversary of the original film’s release, Dynamite is planning a big celebration to bring many of these fan-favorite stories back to print in multiple ways, including premium options. More to come, including Backerkit details for the project.