IDW Publishing is planning a 4-issue comic book series that will serve as a prequel to events in McG’s upcoming Terminator Salvation.
The events of in the comic book series will take place in the year 2017, which is one year prior to the scene of the fourth Terminator film. The first issue will be release in January 2009, with the final issue coming out right as the movie hits theaters in May 2009.
The series, written by Dara Naraghi with art by Alan Robinson, will show what life was like once the machines took over, but before John Conner becomes the leader of the resistance. Conner is just a normal soldier who does a radio show every night to communicate with surviving humans. It’s becoming noticeable that Connor is a presence and will be great, but he’s not sure whether he wants the responsibility.
Naraghi said that his story will involve time travel and introduce new characters that won’t appear in the film.
One of the toughest things with stories involving time travel, is that no matter what you do, there’s always some sort of paradox. I get to play in my own sandbox, with a lot of new characters who won’t be in the movie. There’s a lot of breathing room.
Head over to MTV to read a lot more about what the comic will involve and to see some promo art.