RoboCop is back online in an upcoming BOOM! Studios miniseries titled RoboCop: Citizens Arrest. Set 30 years after the seminal science-fiction film, RoboCop: Citizens Arrest works in a world where all forms of government have been privatized - including the police.
“RoboCop remains a favorite film of mine, and was an early influence on the type of stories I sought out to read and watch, and eventually to create on my own,” said series writer Brian Wood. “It's an honor to write this series, to write Alex Murphy, and to show everyone how much the core themes of RoboCop – police brutality, union busting, media manipulation, privatization of law enforcement and the marginalization of poor people – are, incredibly, just as relevant now as they were in the 80's."
RoboCop: Citizens Arrest is scheduled to launch in April 2018, with Coelho returning to BOOM! after several years at Marvel Comics
"Some movies transcend cinema,” said Coelho. “As classics they hold that enigmatic mix of timing and ideas that, somehow, make them endure the test of time - for me, RoboCop is one of them. I can still see myself as that big eyed kid devouring everything about the concept decades before I knew what dystopia is, it made me a fan of science fiction and social commentary. Strong, unapologetic characters living in a world close enough to ours, fantastic enough to capture our imagination and keep its spell alive. Citizens Arrest will add new characters and a vision in comic form that will treat readers and lifetime fans with the love and respect this cinema classic deserves."