COMIC TITLE: RoboCop Citizens Arrest #1 (2018)
Jorge Coelho– Artist
April 11, 2018
As a kid growing up in the 80’s into the 90’s, I was exposed to some of the best entertainment any kid could ask for. We were introduced to all sorts of characters like a machine that goes back in time to murder someone to alter the future in The Terminator and then we had a great cop who was presumably killed in an ambush, but then turned into a bad ass cyborg cop in Robocop. Those are only a few of the kinds of characters that we were introduced to and Boom! Studios is doing a bang up job bringing back some of my all time favorites and they did it once again with RoboCop Citizens Arrest #1. The comic was written by Brian Wood (Aliens: Defiance) and illustrated by Jorge Coelho (Rocket Raccoon). It has been years since New Detroit has seen anything like RoboCop after OCP was shut down. Except, OCP is back and they are introducing a new app for your phone called RCop: Citizens Arrest where you can turn anyone in that you think committed a crime. The arrests cost money, but if you’re right then you make some money. The only problem is what happened to the real RoboCop in Alex Murphy and New Detroit cop Leo Raza is on the case.
When I was attempting to write a script in college, a professor of mine challenged my originality, but rightfully so. He told me that the story had already been done plenty of times and if I wanted to use what was I going to bring to the table. Brian Wood definitely thought this one out because he definitely brought the element needed to make this viable. If you’re bringing back RoboCop into the 21ST century, then use the technology that is readily available and use it to your advantage. Can you imagine a world where by the push of a button you can accuse anyone of anything and a robot shows up and arrests them on the spot? Oh and if you’re right you make some serious money off of it and that just blows my mind. I think it’s safe to say that Brian Wood brought his A-game to the table and Jorge Coelho did an amazing job as well with the artwork. I am seriously hoping that this is not a miniseries because there is so many places that they can take this comic moving forward. This comic definitely has me excited to read the next one so grab a copy and check out my grades below:
Character Representation: A+
Entertainment Value: A+