And the awesome is back. About half the issue is an action sequence from Öztekin. It opens with the Japanese android running around the rooftops–here’s where Grant and Öztekin show off how what they’re doing in Last Stand would have been impossible in Robocop 3. There’s a helicopter sequence lifted from T2, for example, but Öztekin amps it up to be beyond what a Hollywood movie could have done in the nineties.
The action sequence is actually mostly just Robocop saving someone in a fire. There’s more to it, with the big storyline about the evil corporation letting people burn, but the action part of it is a rescue. And Öztekin makes it amazing. It kicks off the helicopter fight and other stuff.
Grant’s got some problems writing the kid. She’s odd, which he could get away with if he acknowledged it, but he doesn’t.
Otherwise, it’s plum awesome.
Writer, Steven Grant; artist, Korkut Öztekin; colorist, Michael Garland; letterer, Ryan Ferrier; editors, Alex Galer and Eric Harburn; publisher, Boom! Studios.