5 Reasons To Get ‘RoboCop: Citizens Arrest’ #5 (BOOM! Studios)!

RoboCop: Citizens Arrest #5, BOOM! Studios

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A satirical cyberpunk thriller, RoboCop: Citizens Arrest #5 (BOOM! Studios) captures the gritty atmosphere of the sci-fi classic and pushes the ‘80s action to new heights. Writer Brian Wood and artist Jorge Coelho deliver a satisfying conclusion to the Robocop franchise!

The New RoboCops debuts here, as Alex Murphy-the original RoboCop-faces his ultimate enemy.

Here are 5 reasons why you should get RoboCop: Citizens Arrest #5:

5) What Happened Before…

In the first installment, RoboCop realizes he has outlived everyone he knows, becoming an urban tale for the hopeless. Leo Reza, a rebellious youth, thinks he has a way to hurt the corrupt system run by corporations. After suffering a great defeat against OCP, RoboCop has lost an ally and gained a terrifying new enemy.  

4) The Writing!

Writer Brian Wood focuses on the confrontational relationship between Leo, the new RoboCop, and Alex. Remembering his past, Murphy is trying to bring back Leo’s humanity from his robotic programming. Ed Dukeshire’s lettering hints at the suspense during the brawling showdown between RoboCop and Leo.

3) The Artwork!

Artist Jorge Coelho captures the robot on robot action as Leo unleashes his updated tech on RoboCop. In wide shots, we get to see Alex and Leo give each other such a bone-crushing pounding. Coelho illustrates such fiery panels as Leo and Alex fight in the midst of explosions.

2) The Colors!

My favorite part is the western showdown between RoboCop and his former partner. Colorist Doug Garbark highlights the showdown with its reddish and yellowish background. Garbark heightens the symbolism as the action hits a crescendo when OCP decides enter the fight.

1) A Satisfying Conclusion!

RoboCop: Citizens Arrest #5 delivers a satisfying finale with its unexpected twists! Since the first installment, Citizens Arrest has been thought-provoking with its social commentary about police corruption, racial profiling, and the Black Lives Matter movement.



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RoboCop: Citizens Arrest #5 arrives in stores on August 8th, 2018.

By Jorge Solis

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