RoboCop is returning to the world of comic books!
Set to arrive this spring from Boom! Studios, RoboCop: Citizens Arrest hails from Brian Wood and Jorge Coelho and is set 30 years after the events of the original movie. In this new world, law enforcement has been placed in the hands of the citizens, rendering Murphy obsolete.
"It’s not just that there’s a new model of Robocop out there, but we have an entirely new OCP [Omni Consumer Products] with an entirely new way they’re looking to privatize and militarize law enforcement that makes every citizen a complicit actor,” Wood told io9. "The idea of crowdsourced justice is bigger than just pointing out the dangers of social media, and includes vigilantism, mob justice, class divide, and how people react to ‘the other.’ And all that is one step removed from more passive, less obvious things like segregation and gentrification."
Wood also feels as though 2018 is the right time to revisit RoboCop.
"RoboCop hits a whole bunch of topics and themes that are important to me, that feel relevant and feel like good drama," he explained. "And that stand the test of time — think about that original film that was all about union busting, the militarization of police, privatizing public services and abusive media. In some ways it feels more topical now than in the '80s. I want to talk about that, I want to hit that hard."
RoboCop: Citizens Arrest #1 arrives this April.
Will you be checking out this exciting new miniseries?
Source: io9 via THR Heat Vision
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