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Episode Studies by Clayton Barr

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Terminator: Revolution (Part 4) Terminator
"Revolution" Part 4
Terminator: Revolution #4 (Dynamite)
Written by Simon Furman
Art by Lui Antonio
Cover: Nigel Raynor
2009

 

Things seem to be coming to a zero point for the Connors and Terminators in 1996.

 

Read the complete story summary at the Terminator Wiki

 

Notes from the Terminator chronology

 

This mini-series takes place largely about 6 years after the events of Infinity.

 

Didja Know?

 

This mini-series is a follow-up to Infinity and features the T-Infinity Terminator that appeared in that earlier story.

 

The header of the mini-series reads, "Continuing the T2 saga..." even though it takes place after the events of T3: Rise of the Machines.

 

Didja Notice?

 

The cover of this issue depicts young John Connor spray-painting "No Fate" on a graffiti-covered wall while Sarah takes a smoke break! An M-16 rifle rests near Sarah.

 

Artist Nigel Raynor's signature on the cover is among the graffiti on the wall. The name "Drago Saito" (or something similar) is also seen, who- or what-ever that is. The phrase "El Chupa Nibre" also appears, possibly a reference to a monster that appeared in an episode of the animated television series Futurama.

 

2015: On page 4, Tara and company drive across a bridge in Philadelphia. The bridge has worn and dangling letters on the side, presumably spelling out the name of the bridge, but I've been unable to identify it. Anyone know what bridge it is? bridge

 

2015: Page 4 reveals that, in this timeline, John and Tara have had young Kyle tagged with a sub-dermal tracer without his knowledge, so they can remain apprised of his whereabouts and safety. Here, Tara finds him in Willow Grove, a suburb of Philadelphia.

 

2015: On page 4, Will refers to the vehicle he's driving as a Jeep, but it's actually a military Humvee.

 

2015: At the bottom of page 4, Will and Tara drive past a downed freeway sign for U.S. Route 202 to Valley Forge. Valley Forge is a village on the outskirts of Valley Forge National Historical Park, Pennsylvania, where George Washington's Continental Army was encamped during the winter-spring of 1777-78 during the American Revolutionary War.

 

1996: In the T-Infinity's memory cache cascade on page 10, we see images of characters from this mini-series, but also images of the T-1000, the Model 101, and the T-X, even though none of these appear elsewhere in this mini-series.

 

2015: On page 15, the Dire Wolf programs Skynet's time platform for 05/05/1996, target, Cahaba Road, Alabama. This is the date and location big John traveled to, as seen in "Revolution" Part 2 (though Cahaba Road is not mentioned in that issue, John arrives at the Birmingham Zoo, which is located on Cahaba Road).

 

1996: On page 20, a SWAT team fires on the T-Infinity. SWAT (Special Weapons And Tactics) is a special forces team of the police department.

 

1996: On page 21, Sarah and the two Johns hide out in an old, run-down shack in Bluff Swamp, Louisiana. "Revolution" Part 5 reveals that the shack is one of the Connors' pre-established hideouts, with a hidden cache of weapons buried nearby. Bluff Swamp is a real world wildlife refuge.

 

1996: On page 22, Sarah tells big John that she's deduced that they've reached some kind of watershed moment, a zero point, focusing the Connors and the Terminators at this point in time. This is similar to the term "Nexus point" for some moments in the timeline, such as 2029, in the The New John Connor Chronicles novels.

 

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