Robocop #15
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Year Published: 1991

Writer: Simon Furman
Pencils: Lee Sullivan

Gems in the Bin is a weekly column where I select a comic book from the $.25 bin at Fanfare Sports and Entertainment in Kalamazoo, Michigan for review. Will I strike gold or will I pay too much for an awful comic that should have been shredded? This week, I am reviewing Robocop #15 from Marvel Comics.

I was driving around downtown Dayton, Ohio during the late 1990s with the Danimal. Dan plus animal equals “Danimal”. Now you know and knowing is half the battle.  Danimal was the “god of rock”, and if you had the chance to party with Danimal back in the day then you are a better person. Danimal and I were going to a Guided By Voices show and he asked me, “Hey, have you ever seen Robocop 3? It’s awesome”.

When I pulled Robocop #15 from the comic book bin, I thought of Danimal and his love for Robocop 3.  I was excited to check out what the good people at Marvel put together back in the day for Robocop fans like Danimal.

Robocop plus the 1990s comic book industry equals garbage. Robocop #15 was awful. The script by Simon Furman was dull and cliched. The panels by Lee Sullivan were dreadful. You let me down again, 1990s comic books. Why do you torture me with banality?

You want to know what happens in this comic, wiseguy? The fit hits the shan and Robocop saves the day. Shocker.

I’m angry I lost a quarter to this awful comic book. I have not seen Danimal in years, and I wonder if he still loves Robocop 3. Never change, Danimal. never change.


TonyDoug Wright is the owner and head writer at Champion City Comics, a webcomics community, and at The Lost Soul of Rock and Roll, a weekday rock music blog. He is also a proud father and is married to the coolest and most beautiful girl on the planet.