Dynamite Catfight Between Painkiller Jane and Terminator

While it may not be the Kristanna Loken versus Summer Glau catfight that many fans have been dreaming of, Dynamite Entertainment is offering up the best bad-girl actionfest they can. Yes, it's the crossover between the Painkiller Jane and Terminator 2 comic books. Written by Jane co-creator Jimmy Palmiotti, the four-part "Painkiller Jane Vs. The Terminator" makes up in carnage and call-outs to the first two Terminator movies what it lacks in terms of inventive titles.

Based on an idea that a descendent of indestructible cop Jane is an important part of the human resistance against Skynet in the future, and therefore gets a time-travellin' killin' machine sent after her in the present, that McGuffin of a plot is more than anything an excuse for Palmiotti and artists Lee Moder and Nigel Raynor to create a super-charged, explosion-filled, love letter to the movies that made Arnold Schwarzenegger the man he is today. Not only do we get "Come with me if you want to live," there's also a replay of the "naked Terminator in a bar looking for clothes" scene:

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With the first two issues of the storyline (Painkiller Jane #4 and Terminator 2 #6) are already available - the final two are due in stores this month, with a collection due later this year - now you finally have plot guidance for your favorite Sci-Fi television mash-up masturbatory fantasies that even stands up to re-reading afterwards.

Jimmy Palmiotti on Pairing Up Painkiller Jane with the Terminator [Newsarama.com]