Issue by Issue

Issue by Issue – Robocop (2014) #8

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

Robocop is tired of Killian getting away with crimes left and right and if he has to go through an army to put a stop to the man, then that is exactly what he will do. Another person who aims to stop Killian is Detective Lewis and when she puts her plan into play, it does manage to work, yet come to the end of the book neither Robocop nor Lewis is going to be very happy at all. Under Joshua Williamson and Carlos Magno’s hands, Robocop has been to hell and back as he is having the hardest time working around the rules set out by the police department, OCP’s constant interference and Killian’s manipulations. This issue finds him in a sad state of affairs, unable to be repaired due to budget restrictions and being told that he will serve the public in whatever condition he finds himself in from now on, meaning if he should get damaged then he will forever remain damaged. Lewis finally gets to prove that she was right all along about the villain, but when Killian escapes, she is now going to have to look over her shoulder as the man is more than unhinged. It is hard to find a film property that is as true to its origins as this one is and Williamson makes it look easy. Everyone sounds like they should and thanks to Magno, everyone looks it too. One interesting facet about this story so far is that even though it has just been one long arc, it remains as entertaining now as it has from the first issue and there are many, many books that are not able to do as such. Hopefully, Robocop will be able to keep going come the next book given his current state and it is also hopeful that all the shackles that have been placed upon him thus far are finally taken off and he can prove why he is one of the best cops on the force, human or not. As for Killian, he has the upper hand but being who he is, Robocop is sure to make a comeback.

4 out of 5

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