Robocop: Citizens Arrest #1

Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Jorge Coelho Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: April 11, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 3
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8.5User Rating

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Brian Wood, the visionary writer behind DMZ and Briggs Land , and Jorge Coelho ( Venom, Rocket Racoon ) present a provocative vision of a future where justice is crowdsourcedc and lethal. It's been decades since the RoboCop program first began. Corporations have taken over the schools and the government.and law enforcement is the biggest private contract of all. Traditional police forces no longer exist as all citizens are encouraged.and rewarded.to spy on their neighbors. There is only one authority on the streets: ROBOCOP.

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - George Plank Apr 16, 2018

    This comic is a far cry different that the Frank Miller Robocop comics that lead to the creation and development of the Robocop sequels. It feels like a decent continuation of the Robocop storyline, with all the regular characters feeling like their old selves, and the portrayal of the American consumer just as snarky and mean spirited as ever. Any fan of Robocop should look into this comic and stick around to see where the plotline goes. The book isnt perfect, but it shows promise, and it could easily become another great addition to the Robocop comic pantheon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Jonathan O'Neal Apr 12, 2018

    "RoboCop: Citizens Arrest" skillfully embraces the look and themes of the character's origin story while updating it for a new generation of readers. Older RoboCop fans should appreciate the take on the future that seems more prescient than ever. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Apr 15, 2018

    Robocop: Citizens Arrest #1 is an impressive first showing for this Boom! Studios miniseries. It captures and updates the satirical elements of the original while maintaining the themes. The art looks downright great. Not every joke or drawn comparison lands, but it is successful far more often than not. This one gets a recommendation. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 11, 2018

    As a fan of the character, there are some great moments in this issue. The politics is in your face, but it's handled in a way that shows the extremes of both sides of the ideological perspective. A fascinating read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Apr 12, 2018

    Robocop: Citizens Arrest takes the franchise in a somewhat obvious direction that works even as it retreads ideas we've seen elsewhere and doesn't totally tap into the paranoia surrounding law enforcement as much as maybe it could. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Alex McElhinney Apr 11, 2018

    Or maybe we'll just get a straightforward redemption/return of Robocop affair with the cyborg lawman tackling the greedy corporation as well as his own man vs machine moralistic and ethical quibbles. It's too soon to call. Not an instant recommend but certainly one to keep your eye on. Heres looking forward to issue #2! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Apr 11, 2018

    Robocop fans have been buying any comic with the title, so I doubt my review is going to change anything and frankly I'm not looking for it to. Enjoy what you want to enjoy, but if you're looking for something groundbreaking, save your breath. This is a soft reboot that uses the same character in the way that Star Wars 7 used the same characters. It's decently entertaining, but that's about all you should expect from it. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Apr 11, 2018

    While the first RoboCop movie was surprisingly nuanced in its discussion of the dangers of law enforcement privatization, its sequels and successors have failed to capture the spark of the original. Citizens Arrest, the new RoboCop comic by Brian Wood and Jorge Coelho, continues that trend of falling short by largely missing the point of the franchise. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    AiPT! - Michael Compton Apr 13, 2018

    With regard to RoboCop: Citizens Arrest, I for one call for a full prosecution. Read Full Review

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