Robocop: Beta #1

Robocop: Beta #1

Writer: Ed Brisson Artist: Emilio Laiso Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: February 26, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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WHY WE LOVE IT: With the release of RoboCop, a re-of the all-classic, fans of the new and old will be immersed in the action, oppression and humanity that is RoboCop. We cannot wait to be first in line for this new motion picture event!

WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: Four anthology-one-exploring the world of the new film, brought to you by some of the freshest voices in the industry -Joe Harris (GREAT PACIFIC), Frank Barbiere (FIVE GHOSTS), Ed Brisson (SHELTERED), and Michael Moreci (HOAX HUNTERS).

WHAT IT'S ABOUT: Alex Murphy was the first successful attempt at creating a man in the machine. But before he could rise, many had to fall. Through the eyes of the failed test subjects on the path to making a successful integration between man and machine, Dr. Norton is forced to ask whether the sacrifice of a few is truly the path towards salvation. His morality must come head to head with Sellars' vision.

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Laurence Almalvez Feb 25, 2014

    The movie successfully brought the character to modern day, but BOOM! Studios have proved why the current incarnation is worth investing in. If Sony had trusted Jose Padilha more with the property then they might have had a movie with a soul, either way I'd love to see this title get some kind of treatment whether it be live action or animation. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Feb 26, 2014

    I was pleasantly surprised by this done-in-one story. It doesn't break new ground per se, but it tells a well rounded story with great pacing and great art. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    Florida Geek Scene - Peter Schmeiser May 14, 2014

    RoboCop Beta is a book that could have captured more Boom! Studios readers with a full one-shot book offered for free, but this book wasnt the best vehicle to try and capture that audience, and build a brand as a strong publisher. Ive seen better illustrations and stories come out of Boom! Studios, and with this Free comic Book Day strategy, I would have put a better foot forward to capture a larger part of the readership. Read Full Review

  • 0.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Feb 26, 2014

    Emilio Laiso's art is strictly by the numbers. No flair, no originality, just standard comic book art, especially for companies like Boom. The only thing that does stand out is how sloppy and rushed it all looks. The Michael Keaton likeness alone is enough to put the book down. Perhaps Laiso would excel on another project, but here he makes a boring story worse. Read Full Review

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