What would happen if a verified alien crash landed on Earth? In Rocopon 1, the alien is welcomed, made an honored citizen and chooses to call himself Rocopon. But soon the alien is last week’s news. He appears to wander aimlessly around the Earth. However, Rocopon has a secret. He is an undercover hitman for the government. They call him the Righteous Assassin. The Righteous Assassin has an online fan base. But Rocopon doesn’t care. He wants to stop killing but what other job could he do?
The artwork is simple pen and ink with no coloring at all. The plot is intriguing at first but after the umpteenth fight scene, it all seems repetitive. If you want to read about a disgruntled public servant, give Rocopon 1 a try. Otherwise, this comic is a miss for me. 3 stars.
Thanks to Kodansha Comics and NetGalley for a digital review copy of the book.