Brian West

Robocop: Last Stand #1 Review

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Did you think Robocop 3 sucked? Me too. Thank god for comic books!!!!

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Robocop: Last Stand #1 (of 8)

Writers: Frank Miller & Steven Grant
Artist: Korkut Öztekin
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Release Date: August 7, 2013
Price: $3.99

Frank Miller and the Robocop have had quite the history together. Frank wrote the original screenplays for Robocop 2 and 3. Much to his dismay, both scripts where drastically altered from their original stories, and the final versions of the films where only shells of what Miller had originally intended. Luckily BOOM! Studios has brought us Frank Miller’s intended vision for Robocop’s final war against OCP in Robocop: Last Stand.

Robocop: Last Stand is an 8-part series that begins after the death of Murphy’s partner, officer Lewis, Robocop has begun a one man war against the company responsible for it, Omni Consumer Products. With time running out on OCP’s plan to rebuild Detroit, they have become more desperate than ever to forcible remove the citizens who call Detroit home. Its up to Robocop to save the city and the people he has sworn to protect.

Adapted by Steven Grant from Frank Miller’s original story, Robocop: Last Stand has Miller’s fingerprints all over it. Its dark, its violent, and it has an angry hero who really wants to hurt bad guys. The comic is drawn by Korkut Oztenkin. His gritty visual style is a good match for the dark tone of the story. Considering how long its been since I’ve followed Robocop, it’s a credit to Miller, Grant, and Oztenkin just how easy it was to get sucked back into the Robocop universe. Robocop: Last stand is a definite read for fans of Robocop, Frank Miller, and anyone who thought Alex Murphy deserved better than Robocop 3.

I give Robocop: Last Stand #1 9/10 reasons to forget Robocop 3

Advance Copy provided to reviewer by BOOM! Studios

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