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Review – Robocop: Citizens Arrest #2 (BOOM! Studios)

Review – Robocop: Citizens Arrest #2 (BOOM! Studios)

Publisher: BOOM! Studios Writer: Brian Wood Artwork: Jorge Coelho, Doug GarBark (colours) Release Date: 9th May 2018 In issue one of Citizens Arrest we were (re)introduced to a Detroit of the near future being run, more or less, by OCP. A new CEO has plans for development, a mayor is being used, malcontents are ‘dealt with’, and all the while an ex-cop is hoping a neutered Robocop can be returned to his former glory for the greater good. It was the beginning of a promising story, albeit an overly familiar one. We begin with an unnamed radio presenter – presumably an illegal/underground broadcast – reminding us that once Detroit had heroes, specifically one shiny Robocop-shaped hero, now sadly lacking. We fast-forward to a public gathering and a funeral march for a fallen public figure, unceremoniously offed in issue #1, before immediately cutting to our intrepid CEO unveiling another stage in the plan to literally burn down old parts of Detroit and rebuild gleaming spires from the ashes. Disappointingly, we only get one throwaway reference to the R/cop app from the previous issue that had me so intrigued. Citizens Arrest #2 then continues bouncing back and forth between a quick, short [...]



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