Robocop: Last Stand #1

Robocop: Last Stand #1

Writer: Frank Miller, Steven Grant Artist: Korkut Oztekin Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: August 7, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 1
5.6Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

FRANK MILLER'S VISION FOR ROBOCOP'S FINAL CHAPTER REVEALED! Frank Miller's incredible unproduced screenplay has been brought to life in this hardhitting Steven Grant (2 GUNS, PUNISHER: CIRCLE OF BLOOD) penned the adaptation. With all the brains, guts, and bullets that made the first film an instant classic, this is a comic event not to miss. The police force has disbanded. The people of Detroit have been evicted from their homes. ED209s and OCP officers run the streets. With OCP's vision for Delta City well underway, Robocop may be his city's last hope. This is Robocop's last stand, as it was always intended to be. Ask your retailer about the striking Mondo incentive variant cover by Jay Shaw!

  • 8.8
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Aug 7, 2013

    Korkut Oztekin is an inspired choice for art, as his work feels like something out of the era this work is trying to capture. Few modern comics look and move like RoboCop:Last Stand #1, which is probably a good thing. The RoboCopseries has always been a run down alternative future, and the art of this issue captures that. There's a lot of setup in this issue, but the few moments of action we get are pretty damn awesome, so it's fair to say that hopes are high for the future of this series. I thought about inserting an "I'd buy that for a dollar!" joke at the end here, but that's just too obvious, right? Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Oct 21, 2013

    Like I said, the mini-series is off to a decent start and I look forward to reading the subsequent issues soon. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 12, 2013

    While RoboCop isn't stomping through the streets of my Detroit, at least we haven't fallen victim to OCP. Yet. Letting that concept stew in my brain a bit makes me nervous, but at least I can look to the future knowing we'll have a statue of Alex Murphy's heroic identity soon. Until then, I'll look forward to more of "RoboCop: Last Stand" and continue to remind myself that no matter how bad things get, they could always be worse. Grant and ztekin have fun kicking the tires of Miller's story and, even though there are some excellent RoboCop moments, it seems as though the best is yet to come. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Aug 7, 2013

    There's no denying the interest in seeing Frank Miller's final Robocop story come to life. With this series, we will be getting that chance. The problem is, as a first issue, it doesn't completely grab you and make you want to commit to this eight-issue series. At $3.99, the sporadic pacing may make you question the purchase but there are some interesting ideas present. If you're a fan of Robocop, you will absolutely want to see this portrayal. This is enough of an indication that the next issue's installment will pick up. Or at least we can hope things will pick up. This could be a really cool series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Read Comic Books - Connor Relyea Aug 9, 2013

    With more answers to come and some promises of a good follow-through, it's safe to say that good things can come from this series. Fans of the Robocop world will find something that they can look forward to. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Aug 7, 2013

    What we have here is an issue that's mostly set up as far as where Robocop stands and what has become of his city. The rest is action sequences that are good, but not great, particularly because there are no stakes to speak of. He even seems more powerful than ever, even though he's out of bullets, as he moves like lightning. We'll see how this series pans out, but it's very apparent this was written as a series and not for the single issue format. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Aug 8, 2013

    There's a common problem with comic book adaptations that act as the only way the story will ever see the light of day. Whether it is thought that the best idea is to adapt it straight-forwardly or whether they're choosing to bare the inherent weaknesses of such faithful endeavors, it makes for a story that rarely leaves the proper impression in its first installments. “Robocop – The Last Stand” takes too long to get started, without giving us colorful enough characters to latch on to. The issue ends right in the middle of a scene of dialogue that is reaching toward some dramatic arc, but stops before it even reaches some sort of emotional or philosophical cliffhanger. All along the way, it is impossible to divorce the work from the script's original writer, so much so that the parallels to his far greater works hang over it like, well, some kind of Dark Knight or something. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Flip Geeks - Toby Alejandria Oct 10, 2013

    The action and pacing is clear and concise, gripping readers to turn the next page. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Spectrum - Chris Stark Aug 11, 2013

    Why we keep giving the Robocop ball to Frank Miller is a mystery to me. Boom could have done so much more. Years back, Dark Horse did a Robocop vs Terminator book that was interesting and different. That's what we need from Robocop now. Not more of the same but tell new stories. Explore the world of Robocop, Detroit , and OCP. Instead we get another retelling of a bad movie that is going to last for 8 issues. Read Full Review

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