RoboCop

Robocop 1 (January 2010)

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 […]

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Robocop 23 (January 1992)

Yeah, it’s awful. Lewis doesn’t appear in the issue. Robocop doesn’t go to Detroit. The entire issue, for him, is set on an Aztec pyramid; something along those lines. Robocop spends most of the issue talking about what it means to be Robocop. What I find most amusing about the comic is how everything Furman […]

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Robocop 22 (December 1991)

Furman can’t wrap up the comic in an issue, which is what Marvel’s Robocop has left so he’s undoubtedly going to leave some things hanging. Or he’s going to force it all into one issue, which is going to be a disaster. The series is wrapping up to be incredibly silly. When Marvel got rid […]

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Robocop 21 (November 1991)

So when the series started Robocop 2 hadn’t been released and the Old Man was still a good guy. Now he’s a bad guy. But still not as bad as he was in Robocop 2. This issue ends with him manipulating Robocop into assassinating a foreign dictator. Meanwhile, Robocop’s cracking heads (but not enough to […]

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Robocop 20 (October 1991)

Who is Andrew Wildman and why has he ruined my Robocop? Regardless of Sullivan relatively slipping, this guy is a joke. His faces are pure amateur. I suppose his figures are a little better. This issue is a waste of time, but kind of shouldn’t be. It’s a continuation of the previous one–Robocop’s wife and […]

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Robocop 19 (September 1991)

So we finally get Lewis and Robocop about the suck face and it turns out it’s a stupid brainwashing thing? Or, worse, we don’t even find out if it’s a stupid brainwashing thing. It’s never followed up on, instead Furman has Robocop’s human mind battle his computer mind in a scene straight out of Superman […]

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Robocop: Roulette 4 (March 1994)

Dark Horse’s Robocop ends here. Finally. It’s not a bad issue, definitely the best in this series and probably overall (the competition isn’t particularly steep, however). It helps Jeff Butler handles some of the art chores. I don’t know who he is or what else he’s done, but he’s better than Byrd. There’s some unintentionally […]

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Robocop 18 (August 1991)

Furman goes episodic here. I mean, TV episodic, maybe the five minutes before the opening titles role. It’s all about cops going crazy and whatever it is driving them crazy also effects Robocop so there’s a cliffhanger with him about to shoot a bunch of people. Sullivan inks himself here, which is an improvement over […]

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Robocop: Roulette 3 (February 1994)

Byrd’s art is pretty awful, but it’s a surprisingly okay issue. Even taking all the stupidity into account, Arcudi does manage a couple all right moments here, like when Robocop goes back to the scene of his own murder. There’s also a lot of cop talk, not related to Robocop, and it passes the panels. […]

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Robocop 17 (July 1991)

Egads that’s bad. I was all set to say nice things about the art, but then Candelario’s inks made that one impossible. It’s a terribly written comic book. Besides having a really stupid plot, it’s just got the most atrocious dialogue imaginable. As a sequel to Robocop 2, it’s somewhat interesting–and it does flesh out […]

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Robocop: Roulette 2 (January 1994)

Twenty-four pages of story and nothing really happens. I mean, clearly, things happen. There’s a fight, there’s an argument with the dumb detective, there’s Robocop’s girlfriend–she’s not his girlfriend but whatever (Byrd draws her middle aged, clearly not basing her off the very young Jill Hennessy who played her in the movie), there’s a surprise […]

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Robocop 16 (June 1991)

Wow, what an issue. The villain has a TV for a head. Luckily, Robocop kills him without thinking much about it and so there won’t be any further appearances by… oh, right, Furman doesn’t even give him a name. Umm… Mr. TV Head. And then there’s the really stupid part where Furman decides “The Old […]

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Robocop: Roulette 1 (December 1993)

Robocop goes up against the I.R.S.? Who can win? So far, with Mitch Byrd’s artwork looking like the McFarlene school of everything having lines being a far cry above the other series from the publisher, Roulette is the best. It’s not promising, because it’s still set in the stupid post-Robocop 3 continuity where Dark Horse […]

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Robocop 15 (May 1991)

It’s not a terrible issue. So far it’s probably Furman’s best, only because it’s an all-action issue. The inking is a little better this time too. Maybe it’s the lack of thought balloons for Robocop. Robocop thinking kind of ruins it, at least the way Furman writes his thinking. It’s not particularly clear but it […]

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