Frank Miller

Frank Miller’s new RoboCop comic at BOOM! Studios

It’s only been seven years since the last terrible Frank Miller-RoboCop comic book mercifully received its final issue, and this August BOOM! Studios is looking to reclaim the magic. Frank Miller, along with Steven Grant, Korkut Öztekin and Declan Shalvey have been announced as the creative team behind the upcoming project RoboCop: Last Stand.

We don’t know for sure is Frank Miller is the writer yet, so not all hope is lost — maybe he’s just doing covers. Steven Grant has written RoboCop comics in the past, as well.

Can we give Frank Miller a rest already? He did The Dark Knight Returns and Sin City and THAT’S IT. If he’s not doing any new Sin City material then I don’t give a shit. Give someone else a chance to misinterpret RoboCop, will you?

Hey maybe this will be a crossover with the Arnold Schwarzenegger flop from earlier this year — a sort of “worst of” from relics left over from the ’80s.


began his writing career at the tender age of 17, finding publication on the geek humor website He moved on to writing film, comic book, and music reviews for his collegiate newspaper, where he is now a contributing sports columnist. He is also a media and culture examiner on

  • Granted, Frank Miller has lost his luster in recent years (on the upside, he made “I’m the goddamn Batman” an unforgettable pop culture catchphrase), and his latest work is more insane than insanely good, but Miller was a brilliant writer in his prime. In addition to The Dark Knight Returns and Sin City, he had a memorable run on Wolverine and Daredevil (which included Man Without Fear and Born Again), and his self-contained books (Hard Boiled, Give Me Liberty and Ronin) are pretty damn good. I don’t know if he lost his mojo or simply doesn’t give a shit anymore, but the guy still deserves some respect. Miller has a well-documented history with the Robocop movies, which explains these fumbled attempts to write the character his way. On that front, I agree that it doesn’t work. Hopefully, though, Miller will realize that his name alone doesn’t carry much weight if there isn’t a good story to back it up.

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