STL079134RoboCop Citizens Arrest #2

Boom! Studios

Written by Brian Wood

Art by Jorge Coelho

Colors by Doug Garbark

OCP is looking to expand and its new CEO has sewn enough division and violence in the area known as The Ruins to do just that. Having taken out most of the organized resistance, the CEO has decided to move in and re-develop the area. As police drones hover throughout the city, the citizens are distracted by the death of a local hero and told to enter for a chance to win one of the luxury apartments that are coming to the area. The whole thing is eerily reminiscent of some of the socio-political strife that is in this country today.

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As a militarized group of drones and AI vehicles are poised to move into the area, RoboCop himself continues to sit in his “retirement”, unable to do anything but sit, remember and waste away. Leo Reza catches up to RoboCop on the street and the two of them begin to talk, neither knowing that the CEO is monitoring and following them. The two of them decide to take a drastic step to rid Alex Murphy of something that has been eating away at him. It’s  a pretty depressing scene between the two of them, but it does serve to help both characters come to an understanding about their respective places in the world.

In the Ruins, police bots are patrolling the area while the buildings burn and everyone knows that OCP is to blame, but no one is willing to do anything about it. As the citizens take to the streets to protest, the CEO decides to send in a combat drone to stop RoboCop once and for all. Unfortunately for the company, Leo’s wife might have found a way to end OCP’s control over Murphy for good.

The story is getting really good in the second issue and the stakes have been raised considerably. There are some great human moments between Alex and Leo and it looks like the character is going to go through some radical changes and the story progresses.

 

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