Challenge 2: Day 170: Robocop Citizens Arrest #2 (2018)

COMIC TITLE: RoboCop Citizens Arrest #2 (2018)
Jorge Coelho– Artist
Brian Wood–Writer
May 9, 2018
Boom! Studios

robocopMore than two months, we began to go on a journey back to New Detroit where things are not going very good for the citizens there. The crime rate is skyrocketing and OCP was sold to a private company and not to mention that RoboCop is no where to be found because he has been decommissioned. Now the company has rolled out a new  RoboCop program that is a download on your smart phone. The catch is that if you see a crime or you suspect something, you turn the person in with the app and if you’re right you get rewarded. That is the world they live in and it’s not the world that Officer Leo Reza wants to be in and he gets lucky when he discovers Alex Murphy, but the problem is that he is decommissioned and can not attack anyone. In Robocop Citizens’s Arrest #2, we find out the man running OCP has his eyes set on the ruins, but there is a lot of civil unrest there and the protests are getting bad. The only thing that he doesn’t realize is that things are about to get a lot worse because now he knows Alex Murphy is back. The issue was once again written by Brian Wood (Aliens: Defiance) and illustrated by Jorge Coelho (Rocket Raccoon).

robocop2Last week, I talked about what was Brian Wood going to bring to the table that was different than anything we have seen or read before? I definitely think he is doing a terrific job carving his own story that is enjoyable to read because there is some real good twist and turns. Plus, the comic really gets interesting when you get to the end of the issue as business certainly picks up. Last week, I also stated that I hoped that this wasn’t going to be a miniseries and come to find out that is exactly what it is as this is issue two of six. I am not disappointed at all at that fact, but instead I am going to enjoy what is ahead for us. I don’t know if it’s me, but I enjoyed the artwork a little more in the first issue than this one. There were some instances that I call lazy drawing with background characters that are not important and I get why they do it. The only thing is I love details especially with my artwork. Jorge Coelho still does a terrific job with the comic as he brings it to life and I look forward to future issues. Check out my grades below:


Story/Plot: A+

Artwork: A

Character Representation: A+

Entertainment Value: A+


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