As announced earlier this week, the Robocop license is moving to BOOM! Studios from its most recent home at Dynamite, and we have the first look at the solicitation for August's Robocop: Last Stand #1, plus the exclusive reveal of the incentive cover by Jay Shaw.
"Robocop's long history in comics is an indicator of how beloved the franchise is among comic book fans," BOOM! VP of publishing and marketing Filip Sablik told Newsarama. "Internally at BOOM! we're all big fans of the original fillm, as well as of the various comics that have come out from Dark Horse, Avatar, and Dynamite over the years, so when the opportunity came up to work with MGM on building the next stage of Robocop's story in comics, we felt we could add something meaningful to it."
Robocop: The Last Stand is an adaptation of Frank Miller's original screenplay for Robocop 3, adapted by Steven Grant and illustrated by Korkut Öztekin. Grant previously adapted Miller's screenplay for Robocop 2 in an 2003 Avatar miniseries, and Sablik said BOOM! is planning on releasing that series as a deluxe trade paperback.
"As huge Miller fans, when we realized we had the chance to publish a Frank Miller project, we leapt at the chance," Sablik said. "Our long relationship with Steven Grant really made the project feel like a natural fit. Steven created and wrote 2 Guns, the series that our first feature film is based on, which will be out in August as well so the timing couldn't be more ideal."
The series is timed to be released in advance of the 2014 RoboCop remake, starring Joel Kinnaman in the title role. Here's the solicitation, and the Declan Shalvey cover to #1, which debuted at IGN:
ROBOCOP: LAST STAND #1 (of 8)
Story by: Frank Miller
Sequential Adaptation by: Steven Grant
Artist by: Korkut Öztekin
Covers by: Declan Shalvey, Jay Shaw
FRANK MILLER’S VISION FOR ROBOCOP’S FINAL CHAPTER REVEALED!
Frank Miller’s incredible screenplay has been brought to life in this hard-hitting Steven Grant (2 GUNS, PUNISHER: CIRCLE OF BLOOD) penned adaptation. With all the brains, guts, and bullets that made the first film an instant classic, this is a comic event not to miss.
The police force has disbanded. The people of Detroit have been evicted from their homes. ED-209s and OCP officers run the streets. With OCP’s vision for Delta City well underway, Robocop may be his city’s last hope. This is Robocop’s last stand, as it was always intended to be.