Comic Review: RoboCop: Citizens Arrest #1 (BOOM! Studios)

Things are grim in the world of Robocop, Citizens Arrest #1from BOOM. Can they get any worse? Written by Brian Wood, with art by Jorge Coelho (colored by Doug Garbark), […]

Things are grim in the world of Robocop, Citizens Arrest #1from BOOM. Can they get any worse?

Written by Brian Wood, with art by Jorge Coelho (colored by Doug Garbark), this first issue sets the tone: Detroit is in bad shape. Citizens have very few liberties, now that Omni Consumer Products (OCP) runs the show. Robots roam the street, and drones patrol the skies. Don’t spit on the sidewalk, dude, if you know what’s good fer ya! Oh, and please rat out your neighbours! It’s ‘crowd-sourced justice’!

As I read the issue and got my bearings in the world of RoboCop, I was impressed by how the story built, page by page. Without revealing any secrets, the mood of the citizens of Detroit, the overbearing attitudes of the, well, overlords, all combined to produce a really good read! Artwork by Coelho was really good too; for me, a cross between Frank Miller, John Romita Jr, and a few other influences. But Coelho is his own man. Just like RoboCop.

Looking forward to issue 2!

BOOM Studios: Robocop, Citizens Arrest #1 $3.99 for 25 pages of content, not rated

Alan Spinney

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After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!