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03-26-2009, 03:44 PM
Just picked up and read Atomic Robo (http://www.atomic-robo.com/). Wow, and I mean wow. Tons of fun, great artwork and wonderful coloring and textures. This is the best comic I've read in years.
Now I normally don't go for typical superhero fare stuff generally, especially the stuff that is put out nowadays.
In any event, I think it's great and can't wait to get the next volume.
Rey de las Cabras
03-26-2009, 04:01 PM
i picked up the first issue on my iphone, and enjoyed it, but I haven't seen this comic in my LCS. I'd prefer to pick it up as a graphic novel, since I almost never read singles anymore.
03-26-2009, 04:02 PM
I rarey pick up singles myself. I bought the GN from HeavyInk.com
03-26-2009, 09:17 PM
Would anyone like to provide a more in-depth review? Hit us with some specifics.
03-29-2009, 10:07 PM
All I know is I ordered my copy through Amazon. Can't wait to get it. It was up for an Eisner. The book looks amazing!
04-16-2009, 05:32 PM
No time now for a real review, but I want to heartily recommend this book, especially the second collection. SO good. It's the kind of book I wish I had made.
12-16-2009, 09:32 AM
I actually bought the first arc as singles from Red 5 in San Deigo...still haven't read it!
I did read the first ish on my iPod though. The artwork is excellent, and the colors are top-notch.
The book is fun. Lot's of action. It's not deep, but in terms of tone, imagine a much more light-hearted Hellboy. There is a lot of fighting, a bunch of government program backstory, crazy super villians, but AR is more sci-fi and brighter (literally).
01-09-2011, 08:50 AM
For anyone who is a fan of Robo, here is a teaser for an Atomic Robo animated short. Looks just as fun as the books!
01-09-2011, 07:11 PM
I love me some Atomic Robo. @DJ Kenobi, it's a lighthearted adventure book about an android that was built during the Cold War to fight evil on behalf of the U.S. Some of the stories take place in the past, most in the present. The book never takes itself too seriously, and the humor and action are balanced perfectly. I think it's as funny as Daniel Way's best issues of Deadpool.
What's funny is that Atomic Robo has to be one of the success stories of the iPad/iPhone delivery system. I purchased the first collected edition while waiting at an airport, and it turned me into a fan. I downloaded volumes 2 and 3 right after it. It's worth checking out. The collected editions on the iPhone (6 issues) are $2.99.
01-14-2011, 08:16 AM
Wow a two year old threat about Atomic Robo. Awesome! :)
Glad you guys are enjoying the comic. Thanks so much for supporting us. I don't suppose the folks from back in 2009 need the "what's this all about" review anymore, do they?
01-14-2011, 10:31 AM
I first heard of Atomic Robo when he was a Weekly Sketch Group subject. I thought the design was cool and looked up some of the art as ref and it got my interest. Then I bumped into Wegener at NYCC and picked up Volume 1. I instantly became a fan - the story is great and lots of fun. While I was reading, I could imasgine AR becoming a great cartoon series. A "lighthearted Hellboy" is definitely an apt description. It's worth picking up.
Also, Scott Wegener seems to be a cool, down to earth guy. Very humble for his talent level. So, if you needed one more reason to pick up Atomic Robo, do it cuz the artist is a good guy.
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