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"The Enemy Within" Part 2
Terminator: The Enemy Within #2
Dark Horse
Script: Ian Edington
Art: Vince Giarrano
Cover by Simon Bisley
December 1991


Dudley undergoes cybernetic surgery and another team of resistance soldiers makes the leap back from the future.


Read the complete summary of The Enemy Within at the Terminator wiki


Didja Notice?


On page 1, Emmer's squad comes across the body of Blake. He was killed in the assault on the time displacement chamber in "Tempest" Part 1


On page 2, the time displacement platform is missing the floor pattern seen previously in "One Shot" and "Tempest" Part 1.
Time displacement platform in "One Shot". Time displacement platform in "Tempest" Part 1 Time displacement platform in this issue.


On page 4, the time displacement chamber revealed in "Tempest" Part 1 is destroyed.


On page 5, Astin remarks to Mary that Dudley isn't the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz. He is referencing the Tin Woodman character from the Oz books of L. Frank Baum and, more likely, the classic 1939 film The Wizard of Oz based on them.


On page 7, Mary implies that germ warfare has been part of Skynet's war against humanity in the future.


Page 8 features an incredibly phallic depiction of a Terminator.


On page 9, Mary is feeling guilty about living in the beautiful world of 1984 after all of her comrades from the future have died fighting to stop the rise of Skynet, thinking, A girl could go crazy trying to figure all this out. This is reminiscent of Sarah Connor's thoughts of time travel recorded on tape to her unborn son at the end of The Terminator: God, a person could go crazy thinking about this.


On page 21, the latest batch of resistance soldiers from the future arrives in the middle of the Bengal tiger exhibit at the Los Angeles Zoo.


On page 22, C890.L stops to blow up a Gas 'N' Goods filling station. Though there is a Gas 'N' Goods convenience store in West Virginia, the one seen here is probably in the Southwest and probably fictional.


On page 23, at the Gas 'N' Goods, C890.L looks for a nearby gun store in the yellow pages of the phone book. It finds a listing for Alamo Home Defense and Hunting Goods. This is likely a fictional establishment, but the gun store visited by the T-800 in The Terminator had the similar name of Alamo Sport Shop. 


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