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Terminator: Hunters and Killers (Part 3) "Hunters and Killers" Part 3
Terminator: Hunters and Killers #3 (Dark Horse)
Story: Toren Smith with Adam Warren and Chris Warner
Script: Toren Smith
Pencils: Bill Jaaska
Inks: Jeff Albrecht
Cover: John Taylor Dismukes
May 1992

 

MIR's Pavlichenko-TS-300 takes on...everyone!

 

Read the full mini-series summary at the Terminator Wiki

 

Notes from the Terminator chronology

 

This story takes place in Spring 2029.

 

Characters appearing or mentioned in this issue

 

Unit Pavlichenko (TS-300 unit RSP-01)

Unit E3D6

Captain Sergey Pavlichenko

Sgt. Larisa Bandera

Anatoly Golitsyn

General Norman Efron (mentioned only)

John Connor (mentioned only)

Captain Filitov

Rubilev

Unit C93B

Kirov

Tobenkin 

 

Didja Know?

 

Terminator: Hunters and Killers was a 3-issue mini-series published by Dark Horse Comics.

 

Didja Notice?

 

Pavlichenko tells Bandera he thinks she hates Golitsyn because he was once KGB, the murderers of her parents. The KGB was the national security agency of the Soviet Union. 

 

On page 7, the Spetznaz group arrives at Kiril'sk Base. This is probably a reference to the town of Kurilsk on Iturup Island.

 

The Typhoon- (Russian Akula-) class submarine Korolev is introduced on page 7. The Korolev appears to be a fictitious submarine, though the sub presented here does match the Typhoon-class.

 

On page 8, Captain Filitov of the Korolev tells his new Spetznaz crewmembers that the sub was upgraded to sodium fast-breeder reactors just before the war. This is an actual type of nuclear reactor, cooled by liquid metallic sodium.

 

On page 14, Unit Pavlichenko is mistakenly depicted saying "Unit E6D3" instead of "Unit E3D6".

 

On page 17, panel 1, "Pavlichenko" is mistakenly spelled "Pavichenko".

 

Page 20 reveals that even the "real" Pavlichenko was just another TS-300, so there are two Pavlichenko TS-300 units operating throughout the mini-series; the human Pavlichenko is never seen.

 

On page 24, Golitsyn tells Bandera the new security code he set to launch the sub's nuclear missiles is "USSR/KGB". USSR stands for Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the full name of the Soviet Union, which existed from 1922-1991.

 

The story ends before the Spetznaz fire the Korolev's nuclear missiles, but presumably they do so, aiding in John Connor's forces' victory over Skynet as related by Kyle Reese in The Terminator.

 

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