The latest incarnation of RoboCop is turning some heads after the latest trailer revealed more of the dynamics at work in the new “old Detroit.” While you’ll have to wait until early next year to see the new film, you can get a glimpse at the all new tie-in comics from Boom Studios right now. Four anthology-style one-shots will show the world of RoboCop in brand new ways.
RoboCop: Beta, written by Ed Brisson and art from Emilio Laiso, with covers from Greg Smallwood, looks at the test subjects that came before Alex Murphy to bridge the gap between man and machine.
In RoboCop: Memento Mori, Alex Murphy has to face his past demons before he can control his armored future, featuring the talents of Frank J. Barbiere with art from João Vieira and covers by Chris Mooneyham.
Author Joe Harris and artist Piotr Kowalski bring us Robocop: To Live and Die in Detroit, a tale that sees RoboCop proving to be too good at his job and the corporate overlords not being too happy about it. Can OCP make him fall in line with the way things work?
And finally, in RoboCop: Hominem Ex Machina, Michel Moreci writes the inner conflict when RoboCop shuts down, but the man inside is still very much alive. Jason Copland and Riley Rossmo will provide art and covers respectively.
RoboCop will be in U.S. cinemas on February 14th, 2014. Expect Boom’s RoboCop one shots to come out in the weeks ahead of release.