Comic Review: Robocop Citizen’s Arrest #1 (BOOM! Studios)

Dead or Alive… You’ll be reading this comic soon enough! BOOM! Studios proudly present an old ultra-violent action film in the 80s which is Robocop Citizens Arrest on its first […]

Dead or Alive… You’ll be reading this comic soon enough!

BOOM! Studios proudly present an old ultra-violent action film in the 80s which is Robocop Citizens Arrest on its first issue. Well, it’s true to know that the movie Robocop is one of the most famous ultra-violent action movie back then. But things get way up ahead because Detroit is still the most corrupted city in the United States, much likely of anyone would think of it in New York City. As usual, the whole movie is about a police officer Alex Murphy who was being killed by some lowlifes, and then the OCP made him use his body to make into a cyborg. And all the rest of the three movies follows with the corruption of the OCP who is trying to take over Detroit for the good of power and money. And afterward, the comic actually follows after the third movie. So let’s get on with it.

The first thing that it changed around is that the city of Detroit and the OCP is trying to open up a future for the civilians. The OCP has created more machinery and robots to keep the city under control, just right after Murphy and the D.P.D took advantage that the OCP had corrupted the city once. Now the plot actually takes place in time in the 2010s because now people can check their phones by using the R/Cop application and such, but that’s not important. There was a cop who lives on the shores and then he heard a rumor that something or someone is living somewhere in the slums and found out that it was Murphy hiding from society. More to the point, what’s the OCP planning this time? Are they going to make a havoc in the city? Will Robocop returns to its former state?

To be honest, I barely watched the first three movies of Robocop, however after what I’ve seen the comic, the art and the plot is mostly based from the same movie, but it went on after the third one. It’s not so long that Murphy the Cyborg did his police work for the sake of Detroit. However in his heart, that what he is, a living human being which is heart is trapped inside of a lethal killing machine. The fans felt inspired by that kind of story, but in this comic, it shows a way more perspective than the movie. Because Brian Wood and Jorge Coelho made it much more creative than the movie. His art takes some initiative to have the characters look like from the movie, but the characters and the background are so far so good. If you’re looking up for some old nostalgic films that were created of a graphic novel, then this comic is just for you.

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