Media Release — He’s part man, part machine and all cop! Dynamite’s highly anticipated RoboCop series continues in February with RoboCop #2, now available for order through Diamond Previews. Written by Rob Williams (“Classwar”) and illustrated by Fabiano Neves, Dynamite pulls no punches and spares no criminal in the dystopian future Detroit! This is the only sequel to the smash film any fan will ever need! And in this issue, OCP has released the biggest and baddest ED-209 yet…one that even RoboCop might not defeat…
Writer Rob Williams: “We’re channelling the gonzo spirit of the original movie with this Robocop. Crazy action, satire, fun, giant robots and more gunfire than an entire season of John Woo movies.”
As a special thank you to retailers, Dynamite is pleased to present a special retailer incentive for RoboCop #2. For every 15 copies of RoboCop #2 ordered, retailers are eligible to purchase up to 2 copies of the EXTREMELY LIMITED ROBOCOP #2 PREMIUM “SPOT COLOR” VARIANT COVER. This cover is incredibly limited, so put your order in today – once they’re gone, they’re gone forever!
“I’m really hoping its a return to the anti-police-anti-authority-satire-disguised-as-a-conservative- call-to-arms that so defined the original movie, as well as Verhoeven’s Starship Troopers, but I’d settle for anything close to Millar/Simonson’s Robocop Vs Terminator in terms of pure mentalness. The book’s out in January, I hope to be Twinterviewing (twittering the interview so fans can be involved) the writer Rob Williams later this week, and hey, it’s Dynamite.” – Rich Johnston, Bleeding Cool
“Robocop’s Comic Return Will Be Soon, Violent While Robocop’s movie return may still be a while off, the policeman-formerly-known-as Alex Murphy will be seen again sooner than you may expect; Dynamite have announced that they’re bringing the character back to comics, and back to his roots. Originally announced in a press release earlier this week, Dynamite’s new Robocop series will be an ongoing monthly comic that will, apparently, continue to explore more of the dangers of Detroit, its citizens, and Officer Murphy’s continued dealings with the scum that stalks the streets – all the while missing his human side.” – Graeme McMillian, I09.com
“Dynamite Entertainment confirmed a new agreement with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures to develop a new original comic book series based on the ROBOCOP franchise. The franchise launched in 1987 with the feature film ROBOCOP, directed by Paul Verhoeven. Two additional feature films and multiple television shows followed the cyborg law enforcer as he battled to clean up crime-ridden Detroit. Known for their faithful yet decidedly modern interpretations of such exciting and venerable properties as Zorro, The Lone Ranger, MGM’s Man with No Name and the just released Buck Rogers, Dynamite will bring their full creative vision to bear on the Robocop franchise through an ongoing comic book series. This series will continue to explore more of the dangers of Detroit, its citizens, and Officer Murphy’s continued dealings with the scum that stalks the streets — all the while missing his human side.” – Comic Book Resources