Timecop (comics)

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Issue 2 of 2 cover art by Denis Beauvais.
Publication information
PublisherDark Horse Comics
FormatLimited series
Publication dateAugust–October 1992
Creative team
Created byMike Richardson
Written byMark Verheiden
Artist(s)Ron Randall

Timecop was originally published as a three-part story, "Time Cop: A Man Out of Time", in the anthology comic Dark Horse Comics (August–October 1992) and spawned the successful film Timecop.

After the film reached #1 at the box office, it managed to spin off into a video game for SNES, a short-lived TV show on ABC, a series of novels and a direct-to-video sequel in 2003.[1][2]


Mike Richardson wrote a three-part story titled "Time Cop: A Man Out of Time", that was included in the launch of the Dark Horse Comics anthology series in 1992.[1] Richardson developed the story, but the comic was written by Mark Verheiden and drawn by Ron Randall.

Richardson and Verheiden then teamed up to write the screenplay for the movie adaptation and followed it with a two-issue comic book adaptation of the film, published along with the film’s release in 1994.[1]

Plot synopsis[edit]

The Man Out of Time[edit]

The plot of "The Man out of Time" and the "TimeCop" film are very different, but share the same protagonist: Max Walker. The original story involves the main character catching an illegal time traveler robbing a South African mine of a huge diamond in the 1930s. After his capture and return, however, Walker is soon made aware that the criminal's personal robotic bodyguard is still operational in the past and wreaking havoc on the timeline. To restore order, Walker must return to the mine and stop the machine's malfunctioning rampage.

Movie adapation[edit]

The movie tie-in story is about a "time enforcement" officer who attempts to bring a rogue politician to justice who is using time travel to fund his presidential campaign. During the course of the film the officer discovers that the politician is also responsible for the earlier death of his wife, and numerous other previously unconnected crimes.


  1. ^ a b c Cohen, Jason (2017-04-20). "15 Adaptations More Famous Than the Original Comics". CBR.com. Retrieved 2017-06-14.
  2. ^ "'Timecop' Reboot at Universal Gets Two Writers". ScreenRant. Retrieved 2017-06-15.


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