Robocop: Last Stand 1 (August 2013)

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I’m going to regret making this statement. I’m liking Robocop: The Last Stand. At first I was confused with the art choice–Korkut Öztekin has a punky, very indie art style and it doesn’t seem to fit Robocop. But it works. He goes for these great caricatures on the characters, who writer Steven Grant is writing as caricatures anyway.

So the art works.

The issue I had, first off, was Grant apparently doing a sequel to his years old Robocop 2 adaptation from Avatar. I don’t think it’s an exact sequel and Grant doesn’t waste time recapping or even doing exposition. He does a fantastic job leaking details about the new ground situation–Robocop is a renegade out trying to help people, Nancy Allen is dead, the evil corporation is after Robo.

There’s also a terrible cliffhanger. Grant doesn’t even try to make it dramatic. He just stops the comic.

CREDITS

Writer, Steven Grant; artist, Korkut Öztekin; colorist, Michael Garland; letterer, Ryan Ferrier; editors, Alex Galer and Eric Harburn; publisher, Boom! Studios.

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