Robocop #1

Robocop #1

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Carlos Magno Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: July 2, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 3
7.7Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

A deadly and charismatic criminal, Killian, is released from jail. He went into the slammer before RoboCop hit the streets. Now he wants to take out the biggest cop in the city. When OCP wants to take guns off the street, Killian sees it as his opportunity to take on the former Alex Murphy!

  • 10
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Jul 7, 2014

    The first issue of RoboCop has set the stage for a number of cool plot lines.  The title character is just as tough as I remember when seeing the original film as a kid.  New and old fans will enjoy this comic.  This is the sequel we all wanted but never got. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Jul 1, 2014

    It had to be a daunting task taking on a property as beloved as Robocop, both for BOOM! Studios and for Joshua Williamson. As a fan myself and after enduring more than a few lackluster takes on the character, I wasn't entirely convinced that another ongoing series was the answer. Thankfully, Williamson, Magno and Louise proved me dead wrong and delivered a stellar first issue that feels right at home in the canon of Robocop. Robocop #1 is the total package. It has swearing. It has blood. It has guns. It even has a cameo by Kirkwood Smith. But above all, it has an engaging story populated with fully realized characters. You'd buy that for a dollar. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - AD Boorman Jul 3, 2014

    Some people might think that the plot drags a bit here.  There is a lot of necessary exposition; building new characters and creating complex plots is not something done in a slap-dash manner.  Those familiar with Williamson will know that he takes his time to do it right.    If you are looking for a PWP (Plot? What Plot?) action story, this might not be your comic.  This team wants to entertain us, but they also want to engage us in the characters, setting and plot. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Jul 2, 2014

    Gritty, honest with the material, and interesting, this comic is a must-read. Awesome from the first page to the last. Don't worry: it opens up with everyone's favorite quote, "I'd buy that for a dollar!" Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 7, 2014

    After the first three pages (which includes a double-page spread of a shootout with Robocop exclaiming, "Dead or alive, you're coming with me!") this comic had done its job. From giving the readers a chance to chuckle at the classic game show declaration, "It'd buy that for a dollar!" to Robocop holding his own against greater numbers through a firefight, those three pages tell readers everything they need to know about this series to jump in and enjoy the chaos. "Robocop" #1 has a fantastic mix to offer readers looking to revisit Old Detroit and check in on the OCP. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Nick Couture Jul 8, 2014

    Joshua Williamson and Carlos Magno have created a solid first issue with Robocop #1. Williamson displays a real confidence with this material and Magno's art is truly great. Fans of the original Robocop film should definitely check this out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jul 2, 2014

    Are you looking for a great ROBOCOP series? Boom! Studios and Josh Williamson have just the one for you. Set within the original movies continuity, we have a natural progression with the characters and world that has been established. The comic is true to the tone of the movie as there is plenty of violence and the occasional use of profanity, just as we had in the movie. Carlos Magnos art really delivers some highly detailed scenes. Sometimes its a little too detailed but its refreshing to see Boom! is taking this comic seriously. This comic will satisfy all of your RoboCop wants and needs. Be sure to check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jess Camacho Jul 3, 2014

    Robocop has not had that great of luck when it comes to an ongoing series, but with this debut, the future is definitely bright. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Andrew Stevens Jul 1, 2014

    RoboCop #1 sets up a new, film worthy adventure for a cinematic icon, and any fan of the original universe should definitely pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Florida Geek Scene - Brian Reed Jul 2, 2014

    If you enjoyed the 1987 movie, I really can't recommend this enough. It captures it all very well, and it doesn't mess with the formula at all. Totally worth the price of admission, and I can't wait for issue two. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GAMbIT Magazine - J. Luis Jul 2, 2014

    Robocop #1 is a solid first outing that is setting up a much bigger series of events. It's a bit to early to say this is going to be series you are going to “have” to pick up, but the book is a very real, dark, and gritty adventure that is going to be hard to pass up for fans of the character. The art is clearly the stand-out here and fans of the classic film version of RoboCop will no doubt enjoy this new series. RoboCop #1 doesn't dwell heavily on the past, so new readers will also be able to join in on this adventure, but if you haven't done yourself the pleasure of watching the original RoboCop film, I suggest you do that ASAP. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jul 4, 2014

    The coloring is bringing this book down tremendously. This is a fantastic read and I want it to be more easily seen. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Laurence Almalvez Jul 2, 2014

    It's too early to tell where this is all headed but if you love RoboCop or just want to stroll down memory lane I suggest picking this title up. Although keep your eyes on this one, Boom! Studios has the potential to crack open the world of RoboCop since I feel like no one has really tapped into the movie's mythology. At least correctly remember RoboCop 3 yeah" ouch. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Alex "Vicar" Jul 8, 2014

    While Neumeier's brand of hardcore subtext or irony has yet to manifest, Williamson's script is nonetheless a good continuing-adventures set-up, though I'm wary that future issues will be preoccupied with easter-egging the events of Robocop 2. But for now, I'd buy issue #2 for a dollar. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Flip Geeks - Drew Bagay Jul 6, 2014

    Boom's RoboCop title is a great way of reliving the original incarnation's world. It's perfect for fans of the character, not so much for new readers. The title could probably get better along the way, but for now it's certainly missing something that could capture modern audiences. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Gizmo Jul 2, 2014

    Robocop has been in comics since the year of the original film release, but his success in comics has been inconsistent. Does the world really need another Robocop comic? I guess we'll find out, but based on the first issue of this new series, there is a chance that the answer is yes. Carlos Magno's line art is gritty, detailed and exciting, so at the very least the book will look great. With Jashua Williamson writing the script, I'll bet the story will be great too!

  • 8.0
    Jon-C17 Nov 5, 2014

  • 7.5
    DarePool53 Sep 11, 2014

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