Atomic Empire #1
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Atomic Empire #1

Writer: Thierry Smolderen Artist: Alexandre Clerisse Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: November 28, 2018 Cover Price: $24.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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An astonishing and captivating original graphic novel by Thierry Smolderen and Alexandre Clérisse. Inspired by a real psychological case, Atomic Empire is both a psychiatric enigma and a space opera.
  
1953: The world has entered the age of the Atom, but one man wonders what it means for civilization. His name is Paul-a sci-fi writer who, since childhood, has been in telepathic contact with a hero from the distant future. But when a well-known Pentagon consultant begins to take an interest in him, "the man who communicates with the future" will commit an unforgivable sin and break an oath to his friend Zarth Arn, hero o more

  • 9.8
    Comicsverse - Molly Barnewitz Nov 30, 2018

    ATOMIC EMPIRE gives readers a lush adventure through time and space. Alexandre Clrisse's retro art captures the aesthetics of the Atomic Age and illuminates Thierry Smolderen's cosmic journey into the history of the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Zarik Khan Dec 3, 2018

    If you can brace yourself for the bizarre nature of the plot and the art, you will be in for a treat and a story that will reward you with the desire for multiple rounds. I recommend readers clear their heads and dive in for an awesome experience. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geekery Magazine - Lucas Fashina Nov 28, 2018

    Thierry Smolderen does a bang-up job of addressing the fact that with any new technology there is going to be hiccups or at least a douchebag willing to misuse it for his personal gains. Alexandre Clerisse delivers a set of aesthetically pleasing pages with minute details on each page that makes the panels and back stories all the more heart tugging.Thus far Atomic Empire has enough going for it that it could find interest from fans outside of normal comic readers, and I could see this getting the Netflix treatment. Out of 5 stars I give it a 3.5. Read Full Review

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