blogging by Andrew Wickliffe

Robocop (1990) #11


According to the letter pages, Robocop is going through an editorial shift with this issue and the next ones. Way from Grant’s sci-fi based future and into… well, they don’t exactly say.

This issue almost seems like a direct sequel to the first movie, only with a giant robot running around with a guy’s brainwaves in it trying to kill Robocop.

The Alex Trimpe slash Herb Trimpe artwork is pretty nasty. Robocop’s enormous and goofy looking. Skolnick tries to make the comic serious, with Robocop and partner Lewis obsessing over Robocop’s transformation from man to machine and lots of thought balloons for Lewis. It’s okay, I guess, but it’s not really serious. There’s still the giant green robot with rocket launchers for arms or whatever.

It’s a nice try, but it feels like a total wrong direction, especially since Grant had finally found a nice balance for the series.

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