Atomic Robo #1

Atomic Robo #1

Writer: Brian Clevinger Artist: Scott Wegener Publisher: Red 5 Comics Release Date: October 10, 2007 Critic Reviews: 5
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  • 10
    The Weekly Crisis - Matt Ampersand May 2, 2009

    The Atomic Robo story, which showcases all that is great about the book in eight short pages, is the only reason to pick up this book and more than makes up for the two other lackluster stories. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 16, 2007

    So far I haven't had anything bad to say about Atomic Robo #1. Granted, it did make for a unexpectedly satisfying read, but it does have one fairly major problem at this early stage. I mentioned a comparison to Forrest Gump, but in truth I'm forced to take writer Brian Clevinger's word on that. The intro page paints a pretty picture of Atomic Robo acting as a major catalyst for various 20th Century events, not unlike Mr. Gump. Unfortunately, Himalayan Nazis don't quite fit that bill. And where's my Tesla? I really hope that Clevinger and Wegener can increase the scope and live up to what is admittedly a terrific concept. Even in its present form, Atomic Robo is a breath of fresh air in a crowded indie market. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Qais Fulton Aug 9, 2007

    Atomic Robo gets two shiny, metal, swiss army like tool laden thumbs up with slight reservations for upcoming stories advertised on the back of the cover...a Robot created by Tesla aiding in the civil rights movement is going to be a pretty tough sell. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Matthew McLean Aug 6, 2007

    Perhaps most interesting of all is what the Atomic Robo series promises. Rather than sticking around in the pulp adventures of the 1930s, the book intends to chronicle the life and adventures of the durable and long-lived automaton. Considering the incredibly interesting things that happen over the course of the 20th century, this could be great fun. World War II, the Cold War, the space race; theres a great many events that took place that Robo could take part in and would make for worthy adventures. Considering how well the first issue turned out, it looks like the rest of these will be worth waiting for expectantly. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Apr 30, 2009

    Wegener's exaggerated style certainly works well with the comedic tone that dominates the first half or two thirds of the issue. I love Robo as the befuddled straight man to the weird ramblings of Fort and Lovecraft. Wegener's depiction of the two writers reminded me of the style of Cory (Invincible) Walker. The strongest visual, other than the surprisingly expressive Robo, is the monster that's revealed toward the end of the issue. Wegener's sharp, angular style works quite well when it comes to conveying the twisted, organic, flailing form of the antagonist. It's creepy, cool and powerful in appearance all at once. Read Full Review

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