Issue by Issue – Robocop (2014) #7

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

Killian is unable to keep control of his men as they go out and try and pull a job all by themselves, thus without his protection. The problem is, Robocop is on the scene and thanks to his newly enhanced limbs, he is now better than ever and proceeds to make short work of them. OCP soon realizes their mistake and gives Robocop his sidearm back with a confession stating they were wrong, something they never would have done in the past. The cops then head out to make sure Killian never causes any trouble again, yet things do not go quite as expected. Joshua Williamson continues to chronicle the adventures of everyone’s favourite cyborg and it is like the sequel to the film everyone deserved now in comic form. Seven issues in, the characters and the situations still ring true and the book continues to be pleasantly surprising month in and month out. Carlos Magno is as excellent as always with his artwork and provides the book with its distinctive, true-to-the-movie look with the best scene in the book where he has Robocop literally kick a villain’s head right off to send it flying. It was a little shocking to see at first, and though it has featured violence before, the book has not seen something like this yet it fits right in with what has been happening of late. Detective Lewis continues to be as headstrong as always, refusing to take no for an answer or to be satisfied with what is presented, always thinking there is more to the story. It is actually this tenacity that proves why Lewis would be a great detective even if there are few on the force who believe it. This is definitely the best-licenced property that Boom! had going for it at the time of its release one hopes that if there is ever another movie, it is at least based on this run.

4 out of 5

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