TRANSFORMERS vs. TERMINATOR in 2020 Event

Transformers vs. The Terminator
Credit: IDW Publishing/Dark Horse Comics
Credit: IDW Publishing/Dark Horse Comics

The Hollywood Reporter has broken the news that two 1980s-era robot franchises are colliding in 2020 - Transformers and The Terminator - in comic books.

In a partnership between IDW Publishing and Dark Horse Comics (who have comic book rights to the respective franchies), Transformers vs. The Terminator is framed as revisiting "the concepts of alien invasion and time-traveling resistance fighters…but twists them in unexpected ways."

The four-issue series will be by writers David Mariotte, John Barber, and Tom Waltz, and drawn by Alex Milne.

Credit: IDW Publishing/Dark Horse Comics

"I still remember the visceral thrill and terror of my first viewing of The Terminator, and while I've seen it a hundred times since then, it still gets my pulse running," says Barber, who is also IDW's Editor-in-Chief. "I’ve worked on Transformers a lot over the years, and the opportunity to combine these two mechanistic universes together to see who comes out on top (while working alongside Tom, David and my old collaborator Alex, no less) - well, it’s way too exciting a chance to pass up."

Transformers vs. The Terminator #1 (of 4) is scheduled to debut this March.

Look for IDW and Dark Horse's full March 2020 solicitations later this month on Newsarama.

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