Issue by Issue – Robocop (2014) #9

Writer – Joshua Williamson, Dennis Culver
Artist – Alejandro Aragon
Colours – Marissa Louise
Letters – Ed Dukeshire

Robocop and Lewis have been separated of late, given new partners despite their objections and it is not going as good as they might have hoped. Officer Kaplan is lazy and hesitant to do anything which is no good for Robocop when they head straight into a trap with Robocop nearly finding himself taken offline for good. Be that as it may, Kaplan finally does his job and the two make some arrests which bring out the crowds who are none too happy with them and the police in general of late. This brings it all around to Lewis who is still digging into Killian’s past as best she can, all to no avail so far. The head of OCP is having a fit as nothing is going according to plan and Killian, the man who has been throwing a wrench into everyone’s business continues to do so, much to the consternation of everyone. This all leads to Killian hijacking the airwaves and sending out a broadcast accusing OCP and the cops of being one and the same, of them, invading everyone’s privacy with the hidden cameras placed all over the city and calling on the populace to revolt. Joshua Williamson who is joined by Dennis Culver do a great job at bringing this tale into its third and final act, Killian’s master plan moving along at a rapid pace and working far better than anything the cops or OCP are able to enact. Robocop is in sorry shape, though he insists he is fine. The continual abuse he takes out on the streets is taking a toll and without proper maintenance, there will come a point where he will no longer be able to do what he does. When that happens, it will be a sorry day for those in Detroit but he will keep pushing and keep protecting the citizens of the city until he can no longer do so. As for how Murphy or Lewis are going to stop Killian is unknown at this point but teaming up with OCP might be for the best, better the devil you know as they say. Missing from the book is Carlos Magno and while not as refined as he, Alejandro Aragon does a great job at bringing forth the grittiness of the city and the climate with his pencils. A good book that continues to make readers want for more.

3.5 out of 5

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