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Robocop #1 Review

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ROBOCOP is back and while things aren’t looking good in Detroit, they definitely are in this comic.

The Good

RoboCop means a lot to some people. He holds a special place. We’ve recently seen different attempts to bring the character back. With the release of the recent reboot movie, BOOM! Studios put out a series of weekly one-shots by different creators. Some showed promise, but overall, they seemed to be lacking something. That’s where this comic comes in.

Perhaps it’s the fact that this is on ongoing series. Maybe it has something to do with how passionate Joshua Williamson is about the character. From the first few pages, you immediately know this is going to be good. This is how a RoboCop comic should be. Williamson doesn’t hold back. There is violence, shooting, and profanity. Just like you would expect.

The story moves the character along from the original movie. It feels like a natural progression. Detroit is still a bad place and there is a need for RoboCop. We see some familiar faces and there’s a new development that sets the story for this first arc.

Carlos Magno’s art has a nice feel to it. There are parts that feel extremely full of detail. If you look back at some of the RoboCop comics we’ve had over the years, too many times we’ve had stripped down art. This further gives me a good feeling about the series.

The Bad

While I do really like Magno’s art for the series, there were a couple times some characters looked a little off. It might have been a mix of the inking. I was a little distracted at some of the shading on characters faces. The color is pretty smooth but at times it’s almost too bright for such a dreary world.

There's one character that's going to cause problems for RoboCop. I'm not sure how I feel about him so we'll have to wait and see how this part goes.

The Verdict

Are you looking for a great ROBOCOP series? Boom! Studios and Josh Williamson have just the one for you. Set within the original movie’s continuity, we have a natural progression with the characters and world that has been established. The comic is true to the tone of the movie as there is plenty of violence and the occasional use of profanity, just as we had in the movie. Carlos Magno’s art really delivers some highly detailed scenes. Sometimes it’s a little too detailed but it’s refreshing to see Boom! is taking this comic seriously. This comic will satisfy all of your RoboCop wants and needs. Be sure to check it out.

17 Comments
Posted by longbowhunter

I didn't pick this up but I saw the preview art. Amazing! That art paired with Joshua Williamson's story picking up where the original movie left off. That's the Robocop book I wanna read.

Posted by manwithoutshame

This was cool, as a fan of Robocop I was more than satisfied.

Posted by MegaHGFan

Robocop the original is one of the greatest movies ever made IMO, so I was really looking forward to this. I read this today, and it is definitely good and captures the feel of the 1987 movie, but I'm curious where they are taking the story.

Posted by movieartman

Magnos art was a great pic for the series the level of detail goes back to juan jose ryp on frank millers robocop mini series which was great

Posted by ComicStooge

Robocop has a human rib cage?

Posted by k4tzm4n

I really enjoyed this. Feels like a natural follow-up to Paul Verhoeven's movie and gets the tone right.

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Posted by SUPER-MAN 23

When are things ever not looking good for Detroit? I'm going to check this series out after reading your review, it looks good!

Posted by DarthAznable

Robocop has a human rib cage?

Question is...do you?

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