Taking a closer look at Robocop, literally…


By Shawn Robare

7539715584_cb52a4a1a0_oDay three of the Robomadness is here, and along with it are a series of blueprint/schematic illustrations for both Robocop and ED-209…

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Ever wonder where Murphy’s Digestion Organ Pot or Main Energy Battery are located?  Wonder no longer.  I used to love finding imagery like this when I was a kid.  Not that any of this is useful in a practical manner, but the idea that the creators of these kinds of characters were thinking about them this deeply.  My favorites used to be when there would be a weapon or gadget breakdown in the Marvel Universe Handbook issues.  You know, illustrating how Spider-Man’s web-shooters or Wolverine’s claws worked.

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If nothing else, I feel comfortable knowing that Robocop has a black box separate from his computer backup system.  Can’t be too careful when it comes to a healthy disaster recovery plan.

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Here are some fun illustrations of ED-209 as well…

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All of the above came from an out-of-print Japanese magazine I believe, as well as the two ED-209 illustrations below…

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Last up today is something a bit more modern in the form of a recent Robocop screening poster.  Artist Tim Doyle did this wonderful explosive schematic titled “Murphy, It’s You”…

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You can find Tim’s website here, as well as some fairly decently priced screen prints of the above poster at the Spoke Art store!

  • http://www.brandedinthe80s.com/ Shawn Robare

    Paxton – I wasn’t able to get ahold of a copy of the comic in time. I do have a complete run of the Marvel comic that I’m going to talk about before the anniversary hits on the 17th. I need to read those Miller comics, though to be honest I do have a soft spot in my heart for the second film, weird and silly or not.

  • http://www.cavalcadeofawesome.net/ Paxton Holley

    You going to review the Frank Miller Robocop? The script he wrote for part 2 that was rejected then re-written as an Avatar comic?