I think if we’re on this site than we can all agree that the original Robocop film was a fucking awesome time. It’s gore soaked mayhem, critical of the culture that made it, and paints a beautiful portrait of humanity. That remake… not so much. But I digress. Yesterday BOOM! Studios announced a new comic series that will continue the story of the original film, and better yet, the series will be written by Joshua Williamson. This is a man who loves the eighties. I’ve chatted with Joshua a couple of times and the dude loves film, moreover the dude loves 80′s film. Hell, he’s going to be tackling “Predator” for Dark Horse later on this year. It’s as exciting as projects get. I honestly can’t wait to see what Williamson does with the franchise as he steamrolls over the horrible sequels.
Here at BOOM! Studios, the classic 1987 RoboCop film holds a special place in our hearts, so we’re taking the next step to give fans an all-new, ongoing RoboCop series set in that very world. Writer Joshua Williamson (Nailbiter, Ghosted) and artist Carlos Magno (PLANET OF THE APES, DEATHMATCH) craft a story of crime and corruption that fans of Gotham Central, Stray Bullets, and Incognito will enjoy, bringing the grittiness of RoboCop and Old Detroit to four-color life with an intensity never seen before.
“Joshua and Carlos are joining forces to bring us the RoboCop we love,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “These guys are both such wonderful creators and I can tell you the first issue of this series had our bullpen doing backflips in excitement. We pick up right where the first movie leaves off, set in the dark, corrupt, complex world of Robocop—a world that’s rife with so many storytelling possibilities. Fans of the original film should consider picking this up a Prime Directive.”
Dive into the harsh world of Old Detroit with RoboCop and his partner, Anne Lewis, following the events of the original film. A deadly and charismatic criminal, Killian, is released from jail. He went into the slammer before RoboCop hit the streets, and now he wants to take out the biggest cop in the city. When OCP wants to take guns off the street, Killian sees it as his opportunity to take on the former Alex Murphy!
ROBOCOP #1 arrives in comic shops on July 2nd with a cover price of $3.99 under Diamond order code MAY141131. The issue ships with a main cover by Goñi Montes(CLIVE BARKER’S NEXT TESTAMENT) and incentive covers available from Carlos Magno and Alexis Ziritt (LOKI: RAGNAROK AND ROLL). Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.