Issue by Issue – Robocop (2014) #6

Writer – Joshua Williamson
Artist – Carlos Magno
Colours – Marissa Louise
Letters – Ed Dukeshire

Robocop is still super-bummed that OCP will not let him use his gun anymore, though to be fair, the entire police force feels the same way. The main problem with that is that it makes it much harder to face criminals without one. Simple logic. What makes it even more complicated and essentially impossible is when one has to go up against an ED-2000x with only a nightstick, a ridiculous but fun scenario. Robocop has almost been a guilty pleasure ever since discovering that Boom! had decided to give the robotic hero a title and the creative team who chronicles these adventures have been nothing short of stellar. All of this is a good thing as his previous four-colour excursions were just not up to par with his movie counterpart, for the most part, that is. This particular series written by Joshua Williamson and drawn by Carlos Magno does that and is just as good as the films in every way. The authenticity does not end with Robocop but extends to everyone in the book including the newly christened Detective Lewis who looks, acts and feels just as if Nancy Allen were still playing the part. It is rare to find not only a good adaptation of an established property but a continuation that is true to the source material. Included within is all of that plus a good little mystery about Killian who is the book’s villain, a boatload of tension, suspense, drama and a whole lot of action which makes the pages fly between the hands. It is a fantastic property done justice and a joy to read each and every issue. Williamson leaves the book on a great little cliff-hanger that could change the game for our hero, good for him and not so good for those who choose to embrace the criminal life – as it should be.

4.5 out of 5

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