The other day, somebody posted a solicit for Brian Clevinger's upcoming Marvel miniseries, and described him as the "Nuklear Age guy." I thought that was kind of odd at the time. By rights, and by now, he really should be the "Atomic Robo
is one of the most consistently entertaining comics being published at the moment. I'm actually quite surprised more of it hasn't been posted here, as it would seem to be right up SD's alley: continuity-light, focused on humor, colorful and expressive art.
To prevent delays, Robo
is published as short limited series rather than as a single ongoing. The first one, Atomic Robo and the Fightin' Scientists of Tesladyne
, was a series of vignettes that mostly served to establish the character; the second, Dogs of War
, was almost entirely set during World War II; and the third, Atomic Robo and the Shadow from Beyond Time
, was a Lovecraftian story guest-starring Lovecraft himself, Charles Fort, and Carl Sagan. Volume Four, Atomic Robo and the Revenge of the Vampire Dimension
, just wrapped up last month. All have been collected in trade paperback, and are apparently available in the iPhone store.
Atomic Robo is a sentient robot built by Nikola Tesla in the early twentieth century, and regards himself as Tesla's son. In the modern day, he's the CEO of Tesladyne, which is headquartered in New York and which is the first port of call for anyone dealing with serious weirdness. At the beginning of Revenge
, they're also hiring.( four pages from issue #1 of 'Revenge of the Vampire Dimension' )