How awesome is this!
Come July we’ll see Robocop take on the Terminator – again!
The first mini from 1992 by Frank Miller and Walt Simonson was pretty dang cool.
Now, Dynamite Entertainment is reuniting the two in Robocop Vs. Terminator: Kill Human by Rob Williams (Ghost Rider, 2000 AD) and PJ Holden (2000AD, Warhammer).
Here are the two covers, with the second from Simonson:
Dynamite Announces Robocop/Terminator
The ultimate killing machine meets the future of law enforcement. In the Terminator’s future all humanity must be wiped out, so when Robocop is woken from an enforced hibernation, Alex Murphy finds himself amongst the final hunted. But will his body side with Skynet? Or can man finally overcome machines? Rising star Rob Williams (Ghost Rider, Punisher Max: Get Castle) and P.J. Holden (Battlefields, Judge Dredd for 2000 AD), create the ultimate tale of life and death for humanity in Terminator/Robocop: Kill Human #1 this July from Dynamite Entertainment!
“I’m hugely excited to bring together two much loved Hollywood war machines in the ultimate mash-up of action sequences, satire and very heavy metal,” says writer Rob Williams. “What makes for a stronger machine? The desire to uphold the law or the desire to wipe out humanity? We’re going to find out!”
“As someone who grew up on a strict diet of 80s/90s machismo and robot laced action movies (not to mention the dark humour of 2000AD) – Robocop/Terminator is dream project for me,” says artist P.J. Holden. “I’ve known Rob for years, and it’s a real pleasure to finally work with him. I look forward to drawing many, many, things being blown up while I speak all the dialogue to myself in a faux Ahnuld accent (even the dialogue that isn’t supposed to be).”
“We’ve been fans of Rob’s writing for years, and he’s proven himself with an excellent Robocop run for Dynamite,” says Dynamite President and Publisher Nick Barrucci. “While we’re saddened that he signed an exclusive contract with Marvel, we’re very happy for him and his success. It reinforces that we worked with such a great writer. But Rob has written one more excellent story for us, and we’re sure that the fans will agree! And working with P.J., whose body of work says it all, is perfect to help ensure that this story sure to be a timeless tale.”
“Rob and PJ bring a fresh, wonderful sensibility to both of these characters and each, in their own way, inject a serious amount of “soul” into these two machines and their worlds,” says Dynamite Editor Joe Rybandt. “Well, that and all the guns and killing.”
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DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, Green Hornet, Vampirella, Warlord of Mars, Project Superpowers, Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time and more!
In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and best selling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Michael Avon Oeming, Mel Rubi, Marc Guggenheim, Stephen Sadowski, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner and a host of up and coming new talent!
DYNAMITE is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles – including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger’s PROJECT SUPERPOWERS – have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005 Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%). The company has also been nominated for several industry awards, including the prestigious Eisner Award.
Dynamite also controls and owns multiple library’s, including but not limited to the Vampirella library of casts and characters, The Superpowers library of characters, The Kirby: Genesis world of characters, and the Chaos! Comics universe of characters.