BOOM! Studios is launching a new ROBOCOP series! Woohoo!
Ok, yeah, we know, that really falls into the dog bites man category of news. Someone launches a new ROBOCOP series every other month. But in this case, the series is in the continuity of the original movie, and picks up right after its events.
That's right, the new series, titled simply ROBOCOP, will hit stores in July from the creative team of writer Joshua Williamson (NAILBITER, GHOSTED) and artist Carlos Magno (PLANET OF THE APES, DEATHMATCH). The series will be set in what BOOM! is calling "Old Detroit" - a land of violent criminals, corrupt government, killer death robots, rampant drug problems, and general urban decay. So pretty much a utopia compared to the post-apocalyptic wasteland of today's Detroit. :P
Yeah, we're gonna get a lot of hate tweets for that one. Our apologies in advance to Detroit comics mogul Dennis Barger Jr.. Please don't send your ED-209 after us. At least you're not in Cleveland.
Barger and his personal security robot, the ED-209, in Barger's penthouse office at Detroit's WonderWorld Comics.
Here's the press release:
June 6, 2014 - Los Angeles, CA - Here at BOOM! Studios, the classic 1987 RoboCop film holds a special place in our hearts, so we’re taking the next step to give fans an all-new, ongoing RoboCop series set in that very world. Writer Joshua Williamson (Nailbiter, Ghosted) and artist Carlos Magno (PLANET OF THE APES, DEATHMATCH) craft a story of crime and corruption that fans of Gotham Central, Stray Bullets, and Incognito will enjoy, bringing the grittiness of RoboCop and Old Detroit to four-color life with an intensity never seen before.
“Joshua and Carlos are joining forces to bring us the RoboCop we love,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “These guys are both such wonderful creators and I can tell you the first issue of this series had our bullpen doing backflips in excitement. We pick up right where the first movie leaves off, set in the dark, corrupt, complex world of Robocop—a world that’s rife with so many storytelling possibilities. Fans of the original film should consider picking this up a Prime Directive.”
Dive into the harsh world of Old Detroit with RoboCop and his partner, Anne Lewis, following the events of the original film. A deadly and charismatic criminal, Killian, is released from jail. He went into the slammer before RoboCop hit the streets, and 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!
ROBOCOP #1 arrives in comic shops on July 2nd with a cover price of $3.99 under Diamond order code MAY141131. The issue ships with a main cover by Goñi Montes (CLIVE BARKER’S NEXT TESTAMENT) and incentive covers available from Carlos Magno and Alexis Ziritt (LOKI: RAGNAROK AND ROLL). Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.