Cops

Bizarro Back Issues: COPS Versus A Robot Elephant (1988)
Bizarro Back Issues: COPS Versus A Robot Elephant (1988)
Convention season is in full swing, and that means that I'm spending a lot of time digging through dollar bins and picking up cheap back issues. The thing is, though, I'm not really looking for the good stuff anymore --- as the title of this column implies, I'm in it for the weird ones. More than anything else, I want the stuff that won't be seeing a reprint anytime soon: '80s black-and-white boom titles, Christian Archie comics about Betty witnessing to Veronica, and weird old licensed books for all-but-forgotten toy comics. That stuff is my jam. And that's how I ended up reading a comic about cybernetic police officers fighting a dirty cop whose concept of "dirty" mostly involved smashing up a city with a giant robot elephant.
Free Comic Friday: ‘Registered Weapon’ Returns With The 11-Page ‘President’s Day!’ [Comic]
Free Comic Friday: ‘Registered Weapon’ Returns With The 11-Page ‘President’s Day!’ [Comic]
Whenever I'm asked about my favorite webcomics, one that always springs to mind is Gardner Linn and Chris Thorn's Registered Weapon. With artists Dave Lentz and Rob Simmons, Registered Weapon tells the story of loose cannon homicide detective Frank Gorman -- a man who once interrogated a suspect by threatening to eat a cat -- and his new partner, a robot that had turned to crime-fighting after gi