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  • JMS to write Terminator: The Final Battle

    Another day, another comics announcement. This time a twelve issue run on Terminator: The Final Battle for Dark Horse.

    Full story at CBR here.

    Is it just me or is JMS taking on a hell of a lot of work?! And there was me thinking he was was moving away from weekly comics apart from Joe's Comics. I do kinda worry that taking on so much, and that it may impact the quality of his other projects.

    I suppose this is the man that wrote almost all of B5, but still...
    Last edited by Ubik; 07-18-2013, 01:15 AM.
    Captain John Sheridan: I really *hate* it when you do that.

    Kosh: Good!

  • #2
    I totally agree. Since B5 every time I hear JMS is doing a project within a matter of days I hear about ten projects he is doing. I don't know how he pulls it off.

    And as a side note, I was under the impression that Studio JMS was not always going to be exclusively JMS doing everything. Am I wrong? I understand trying to get things off the ground, but he can't do everything! Or can he?! Could he be a superhero who's superpower is being able to write stories. . . Meh, it's a living.
    Susan Ivanova, "I'll be in the car."

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Looney View Post
      I totally agree. Since B5 every time I hear JMS is doing a project within a matter of days I hear about ten projects he is doing. I don't know how he pulls it off.
      Sometimes he doesn't. There are plenty of projects for the big two (Marvel / DC) that were left unfinished mid-run. See: Superman: Grounded, Wonder Woman, Supreme Power, The Twelve, Thor (less so in this case, he got a good run in before exiting due to an ill timed cross over event).

      Some of the above titles he left for good reasons, others I *think* because of work load and wanting to get out of monthly comics. But still it's a shame to see work left unfinished. He caught a lot of heat from comics fans for the more high profile ones (Supes and Wonder Woman).

      Originally posted by Looney View Post
      And as a side note, I was under the impression that Studio JMS was not always going to be exclusively JMS doing everything. Am I wrong? I understand trying to get things off the ground, but he can't do everything! Or can he?! Could he be a superhero who's superpower is being able to write stories. . . Meh, it's a living.
      You are right. JMS has said that other writers could take over from him once a series was established. I'm 100% certain this is something we'll see, because it seems inhuman to maintain so many different books.

      I have noted that his 'work for hire' stuff looks to be 12 issue limited runs or mini series, which seems sensible. Will be interesting to see show all these project fare and if the quality remains consistent. I do worry he's taking on too much.

      Warren Ellis is guilty of the same thing. I'm still bummed we're STILL waiting for more issues of Fell, and that Desolation Jones also went the way of the dodo.
      Last edited by Ubik; 07-22-2013, 06:18 AM.
      Captain John Sheridan: I really *hate* it when you do that.

      Kosh: Good!

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      • #4
        Uh...The Twelve is complete.

        Supreme Power was finished. It was the sequel comic Squadron Supreme that was stopped.

        DC were the ones who pulled him off Superman and Wonder Woman to focus on Earth One.

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        • #5
          In addition, JMS gave them notice that they needed to find a new writer and they chose not to. Ain't his fault/problem.

          Jan
          "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by JoeD80 View Post
            Uh...The Twelve is complete.

            Supreme Power was finished. It was the sequel comic Squadron Supreme that was stopped.

            DC were the ones who pulled him off Superman and Wonder Woman to focus on Earth One.
            Sorry, my information is a bit out of date. I'd never gone back to see if those titles had been finished. I had totally lost track of what eventually happened with The Twelve! (I really must read the rest of that!)

            Shame on DC then, I hate it when publishers mess with things in the middle of a story.

            Only point I'm trying to make is that JMS is taking on A LOT of projects right now and I worry that the quality of his output will remain consistently high with that many balls to juggle. I've seen it happen with many creators in the comics field. But, with so much output, there's bound to be some really great stuff amongst the many titles.
            Last edited by Ubik; 07-22-2013, 06:19 AM.
            Captain John Sheridan: I really *hate* it when you do that.

            Kosh: Good!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Ubik View Post
              Only point I'm trying to make is that JMS is taking on A LOT of projects right now and I worry that the quality of his output will remain consistently high with that many balls to juggle. I've seen it happen with many creators in the comics field. But, with so much output, there's bound to be some really great stuff amongst the many titles.
              He seems to be doing his best to get a good head start on everything before any issues are released so that's bound to be a help.

              Jan
              "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Jan View Post
                He seems to be doing his best to get a good head start on everything before any issues are released so that's bound to be a help.

                Jan
                Yep. Joe seems to be doing his best to get ahead of the game. It’s a good move, and I’m sure it’ll make all the difference. With the kind of numbers that the returned Joe’s Comics imprint has been doing, I was hoping he’d just focus on creator owned work as opposed to ‘work for hire’ gigs. BUT, I can definitely see the appeal of him taking on that old favourite ‘The Twilight Zone’.

                In any case, it’s going to be a good year for us as fans, with so much JMS penned stuff hitting the stands.
                Captain John Sheridan: I really *hate* it when you do that.

                Kosh: Good!

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                • #9
                  Update from JMS on this title and an inked cover:

                  https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/...9402959&type=1

                  Originally posted by Fans of J. Michael Straczynski
                  Aaand I just turned in the script for issue two of Terminator: The Final Battle. Here's the b&w inked cover page for issue one. Tired but pleased.
                  "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Fans of J. Michael Straczynski
                    Just a reminder: as well as Sidekick this week, next week my first Terminator issue hits the stands.
                    Preview for the issue (spoilers, of course):

                    http://www.geekrest.com/2013/11/comi...r-salvation-1/

                    Jan
                    "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                    • #11
                      JMS posted a link to preview pages for Terminator #4:

                      http://www.comicmonsters.com/item-83...4_preview.html

                      Jan
                      "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                      • #12
                        Terminator #6 preview pages:

                        http://www.comicbookresources.com/?p...eview&id=21378

                        Comes out May 7.

                        Jan
                        "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                        • #13
                          Preview pages of this week's Terminator: Salvation. JMS posted that there are a number of callbacks to the movies in this sequence.

                          http://www.horrornewsnetwork.net/com...iew?Itemid=101

                          Jan
                          "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                          • #14
                            JMS posted a link where you can read the first two issues:

                            http://io9.com/a-terminator-the-last...1636523202/all

                            Jan
                            "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                            • #15
                              JMS posted a link to the penultimate issue of Terminator:
                              http://www.comicbookresources.com/pr...pid=24324&pg=1

                              Jan
                              "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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