Written by James Ferguson
Published on Sunday, 23 February 2014 22:07
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RoboCop Versus The Terminator Returns to Print
There are a whole slew of comics that I haven't had a chance to read yet. There are also a bunch of them that I just haven't heard of. That's the case with RoboCop Versus the Terminator. First published in 1992, the four issue mini-series was written by Frank Miller and illustrated by Walter Simonson. How did I miss this? Well, I was 8 years old when it was first released so that could be something. Fortunately, Dark Horse Comics is bringing the series back to print with two new editions. You can check out the standard hardcover graphic novel or a new gallery edition beginning in July.
RoboCop Versus the Terminator has a pretty cool story behind it. It turns out that the technology used to build RoboCop will ultimately lead to the creation of Skynet. Alex Murphy begins a time-twisting battle against both the murderous computer network and the human resistance fighters out to destroy him. That makes total sense and sounds awesome.
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The graphic novel edition, set for release on July 2nd, 2014 will feature remastered colors from Steve Oliff and an introduction by 2 Guns writer Steven Grant. The super deluxe Gallery Edition is where things get interesting though. Dark Horse is reprinting Walter Simonson's original art at full size, just as it appeared on his drawing table. This massive book will include the full story plus some additional insight into Simonson's process and a forward from the man himself. This sounds like any comic art lover's dream. From the looks of things, this is the first of what may be more Gallery Editions to come. This version is scheduled to be released on July 9th, 2014 and retails for $125.00, a much steeper price than the $24.99 graphic novel.
“When Frank first sent me the story for the series, I loved it. And it was both a treat and a challenge to try to bring it to life in pictures,” said Walter Simonson. “I couldn’t be more pleased to see RoboCop versus The Terminator back in print after all these years. I can only hope that a new generation of readers will take as much delight in discovering the series as we took in creating it.”
As mentioned above, I haven't read RoboCop Versus the Terminator, but as a fan of both franchises, I'm eager to check it out when these new editions are released.
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