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Terminator: 2029 "2029" Part 1
Terminator: 2029 #1
Dark Horse
Script: Zack Whedon
Art: Andy MacDonald
Cover: Massimo Carnevale
March 2010


In the year 2029, Kyle Reese's colony is attacked by a new model of Terminator, the T-800!


Notes from the Terminator chronology


This story takes place in 2029.


Characters appearing in this issue



Ben Oliver


Kyle Reese

Sarah Connor (mentioned only)

John Connor (mentioned only)


Didja Know?


Terminator: 2029 was a 3-issue mini-series published by Dark Horse Comics. It was followed by the sequel series Terminator: 1984.


Didja Notice?


This issue takes place largely in Pasadena, CA.


After sneaking up on Ben and Paige, Rico chastises them, "If I were a six hundred, you guys would be toast!" He's referring to a T-600 model Terminator (mostly seen in Salvation).


In this timeline, Kyle lives at the Pasadena One Survivor Colony, population 4,672. The colony appears to be housed within the ruins of the Rose Bowl on page 7. On page 23, it's implied that Kyle is the one who established the colony there.


Before entering the colony proper, Kyle identifies himself as, "Kyle Reese, Sergeant, Tech-Com, DN38416." He also identifies himself with this designation in The Terminator.


When Kyle tells his story about San Diego, he describes himself as a maggot at the time. A maggot is the larval form of a fly and the term is sometimes used to describe an untrained recruit into the military.


During the telling of the San Diego story, Kyle says his general blew up a six hundred with an R.P.G., after which the team drove on another fifty klicks. "RPG" stands for Rocket-Propelled Grenade. A klick is military slang for "kilometer".


The attack on the Pasadena colony by T-800s seems to be Kyle's first experience with these new human-looking Terminator models. In The Terminator, Kyle tells Sarah in 1984 about these new models, including the one that is trying to kill her.


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