(Source: Dynamite Entertainment)
In January 2010, Dynamite Entertainment proudly re-instates the future of law enforcement to clean up the mean streets of Detroit. “Serve the public trust, protect the innocent, uphold the law.” And it all begins in the all-new, high-octane adventure of RoboCop #1.
Based on the cult classic film of the same name, Dynamite’s RoboCop series combines director Paul Verhoeven’s original world of a futuristic dystopian Detroit with a larger, overarching conspiracy theory (in the spirit of All the President’s Men) and high action, extreme violence and satire. Bringing RoboCop out of retirement for another run is the stunning creative team of writer Rob (Classwar, Judge Dredd, Star Wars) Williams and artist Fabiano (Marvel Zombie vs. Army of Darkness) Neves. Covers by Stephen “Wolverine” Segovia!
“We’re coming in off the back of the first Verhoeven movie and pretty much ignoring everything else that’s ever happened Robocop-wise,” says series writer Rob Williams. “So, Dick Jones is gone. OCP are still there, albeit in a restructured form. Some unnamed time has passed since the end of the first movie, but that’s our status quo pretty much. Old Detroit’s overrun by crime, the country’s following it down the tubes due to a ‘super recession’ and Murphy, Lewis and the rest of the ODPD are fighting a losing battle on the streets. And then things get an awful lot worse…”
“We specifically went after Robocop, knowing that both the character and story are a perfect fit for the Dynamite audience. Robocop became an instant icon for its (and my) generation and is quite possibly one of the most influential and hardest hitting sci-fi movies of all time, and we hope to do it right so that it can be an overwhelming success,” said Dynamite President, Nick Barrucci. “I believe we’re going in the right direction as we’re also quite fortunate to have the opportunity to work with writer Rob Williams, who is extremely excited and passionate about this project, and what he has planned for Officer Murphy, Officer Lewis and OCP…. And the all-new all-dangerous ED-209 will undoubtedly be considered the true continuation of director Paul Verhoeven’s vision of Robocop from the first movie.”
Robocop #1 will feature two covers: one by artist Stephen (Wolverine: Manifest Destiny) Segovia and another by up and coming Dynamite Artist, Johnny D.
Robocop #1 DCD: NOV090716
Writer: Rob Williams
Penciller/Inker: Fabiano Neves
Covers: Stephen Segovia (75%) and Johnny D (25%)
Rating: Mature; Age range: 16+
Publication Date: JANUARY, 2010