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Terminator/Robocop: Kill Human (Part 2) "Kill Human" Part 2
Terminator/Robocop: Kill Human #2
Dynamite Entertainment

Written by Rob Williams
Illustrated by P.J. Holden
Colored by Rainer Petter
Lettered by Simon Bowland
Cover B by Jonathan Lau
2011

 

Robocop travels back in time to stop the fall of humanity and winds up in the middle of the Connors' battle at Cyberdyne headquarters.

 

Read the complete summary of the mini-series at the Terminator Wiki

 

Notes from the Terminator chronology

 

This story takes place in an unidentified future year some time after the first RoboCop film, in an alternate universe from that seen in either the main RoboCop or Terminator franchises. It is also a different universe from the one seen in the previous cross-over of Terminator and RoboCop, RoboCop vs. the Terminator.

 

Didja Know?

 

Terminator/Robocop: Kill Human was a 4-issue mini-series published by Dynamite Entertainment in 2011.

 

Characters appearing or mentioned in this issue

 

Newton

hit man (unnamed, dies in this issue)

Mr. Rowling

Robocop/Alex Murphy

Lauren Amendola (in flashback only, deceased)

Uncle Bob (protector Terminator from Judgment Day, destroyed in this issue)

T-1000 (from Judgment Day)

Skynet

Sarah Connor

John Connor 

 

Didja Notice?

 

A clever twist on the arrival of a Skynet time bubble is seen on pages 2-3, with the bubble manifesting right where a man is standing, tearing his torso from his pelvis! (Don't worry, he was just a hit man.)

 

On page 8, the LAPD squad car has the motto "to protect and to serve" painted on the door. This is the actual motto of the LAPD.

 

On page 10, Robocop appears to have walked into the battle at the Cyberdyne building from Judgment Day.

 

On page 12, the holographic image Skynet presents of itself to Robocop is in female form. Possibly the writer or artist was inspired by the female form of Dr. Serena Kogan used by Skynet in Salvation (actress Helena Bonham Carter, though the female figure seen here does not look like her and, in fact, appears more "robotic" than human).

 

The information downloaded to Robocop's memory on page 13 is presented to us as images of events from The Terminator and Judgment Day.

 

On pages 20-21, Robocop uses a Skynet-built computer virus designed to stop any Terminators that go rogue and shut down and wipe its CPU (Central Processing Unit). Unfortunately, he uses it against the Uncle Bob protector Terminator who was working with Sarah and John.

 

John is wearing the Public Enemy t-shirt he was wearing in Judgment Day.

 

On page 22, Robocop tells Sarah and John, "Come with me if you want to live." This is a line used repeatedly by characters in the Terminator franchise. Then he says, "You have ten seconds to comply." This is a line spoken by an ED-209 law enforcement unit in the original Robocop film.

 

Unanswered Questions

 

How was Robocop able to travel back in time? He is mostly metal, not flesh, so the time displacement should have torn him apart.

 

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