by Ryan Rigley
As if the “RoboCop” trailer wasn’t enough, yesterday MGM graciously unveiled a sleek, new poster for their 80’s movie remake. Directed by Jose Pedilha, the new “RoboCop” looks to be fairly faithful to the original version while adding its own characters and subplots.
With that in mind, we thought this would be a perfect opportunity to discuss the possibilities of spotting RoboCop comic book references in the film. Yep, that’s right. There are RoboCop comic books. The character debuted in his own ongoing series from Marvel Comics in 1990, which lasted for 23 issues. Now he’s back in a new series called “RoboCop: Last Stand” from Boom! Studios, co-written by Frank Miller. Click past the jump for five RoboCop comics we hope to see on the big screen!
When a rival tech company named Nixco steals RoboCop blueprints from OCP, RoboCop must combat an entire army of Nixcop robots. RoboCop quickly reprograms a squad of ED 209s and uses them in his defense.
Revolving around a new high tech program called Dreamerama that enables you to act out your wildest fantasies, RoboCop is called in to stop a small gang of rocket pack thieves who steal a handful of dreams and attempt to use them in a largest blackmailing scheme.
After Detroit opens the Detroit Dino Park, RoboCop is forced to save the city from an onslaught of robot dinosaurs that have escaped from the local robot dinosaur zoo. Later, RoboCop discovers that the zoo employee that released the robot dinosaurs actually works for Nixco!
In reaction to RoboCop’s recent heroic stint, a new crop of vigilantes begin popping up all over Detroit. Soon, RoboCop is arrested for vigilantism with the likes of Doc Chainsaw, Beer Gut Man, Sewerman, Kevlar Glove Man, and Old Father Justice.
RoboCop vs. Terminator
Published by Dark Horse comics in 1992, RoboCop actually shares a comic book crossover with the “Terminator” franchise in which RoboCop discovers that the technology used to create him is partially responsible for the future success of Skynet. RoboCop travels to the future and teams up with other human survivors in order to take Skynet offline once and for all.
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