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I was 12 when Robocop was released. Between the violence, the edgy humor and the sex it was pretty much the greatest thing I had ever seen this side of Star Wars. For it's time it was a great movie and I certainly wore out my VHS copy, but that was a long time ago and with the crappy sequels I eventually lost interest. I do still have a bit of nostalgia for that first movie though. If nothing else this comic got me to add the movie to my Netflix queue.
Dynamite's licensed books can be a bit of a risky proposition. Some of them are great (Lone Ranger) but some of them are crap too (Battlestar Galactica), this is just the first issue but it's looks like Robocop is going to fall firmly in the latter category. It's hard to make that jarring type of violence work in a comic and as a result the car chase in this book is just a car chase. Nothing suspenseful, nothing to make itself stand out from a million other car chases you've seen in comics. The basic starting point of the series is pretty basic and uninspiring, but they did at least make the right choice in setting it after the first movie thus avoiding events from the film's lesser sequels. The OCP Food Recycler bit was the only time the comic ever felt like it matched the tone of the film, but 4 panels can't make up for the other 20 pages.
The art is just your basic bland Dynamite licensed comic house style art. It's not bad and the basic structure of it is solid, but like the rest of the comic there's nothing much about it that's memorable.