Robocop 6 (August 1990)

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Grant’s resolution to the Robocop at war thing is surprising.

First, the big revelation (of why the Arabs aren’t really the bad guys) is good enough I’m not even going to spoil it. Second, he’s got a very mild, conclusion (albeit some lame lines about Murphy being a good cop again). Third, he introduces cybernetic Un-Men. They’re part machine gun or part moped. They’re perfectly disgusting and I don’t believe they’re suited for desert warfare, but I’ve never seen anything quite like it.

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned Sullivan’s art much since I’ve been reading these comics, but he does a fine job. Some of it’s a little loose, but this issue has a fantastic fight scene between Robocop and an ED-209. Sullivan makes the combatants both technologically bulky and graceful; he also has a lot of opportunity for scenery here and does well.

Surprisingly creative issue.

CREDITS

War – Part 2: War Crimes!; writer, Alan Grant; penciller, Lee Sullivan; inker, Kim DeMulder; colorist, Steve White; letterer, Richard Starkings; editor, Gregory Wright; publisher, Marvel Comics.

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