I think Dynamite has succeeded where Marvel, Dark Horse and Avatar have failed… they’ve made the worst Robocop comic ever. Given a relatively free slate, Dynamite has come up with a setting for their Robocop sequel no one even slightly competent might have expected. If I remember right, the TV show had better ideas.
Most of the Robocop staples (from the first film) make an appearance. But writer Rob Williams seems like he’s going through a checklist, not actually incorporating the elements into the story.
I’ve been reading Dynamite’s Ennis books and some of their other stuff, so I guess I’ve expected some kind of competency from them, if not quality. Robocop has cured me of that misconception.
And if they’re going to do a big flashy action comic, maybe they could bring someone in to ink Fabiano Neves competently. It looks like they’re Photoshop darkening his pencils then coloring.
Revolution, Part One; writer, Rob Williams; artist, Fabiano Neves; colorist, Diogo Nascimento; letterer, Simon Bowland; editor, Joseph Rybandt; publisher, Dynamite Entertainment.