Atomic Robo and The Ring of Fire #1
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Atomic Robo and The Ring of Fire #1

Writer: Brian Clevinger Artist: Scott Wegener Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: September 9, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10
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Atomic Robo disappeared two years ago when Tesladyne was invaded by Majestic 12 and transformed into ULTRA, a task force leveraging the U.S. surveillance and military industries against scientific pursuits deemed to be hazardous. Now, the few remaining Action Scientists finally have a plan to find Robo, but they've got to dive deep into ULTRA territory to do it! (And meanwhile, giant monsters from the sea might destroy all of civilization.)

  • 9.6
    Florida Geek Scene - Bryce Osceola Sep 23, 2015

    The flaws of this issue are minimal, whilst reading the Action Scientists' storyline about formulating a plan to get Robo, there is a switchback back and forth between the scientists to the government agency hunting down Robo and any known associates. The military storyline is a bit dull and provokes little interest. The absence of Atomic Robo's presence hits fans of the series deep in the soul, devotees will find themselves missing Robo's humor and wise cracks, which makes the mission to find him all that more urgent! Atomic Robo is a widely loved character and has had many wild adventures, veteran fans or new readers will love this series! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Sep 13, 2015

    Atomic Robo is seriously one of my favorite comic series. It's so much fun to read, and reminds you comics are supposed to be exactly that. With a new publisher hopefully it'll become more available and on more people's radar, because it's one of the series I have no hesitation at all recommending. This first issue of this new volume is no exception. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Sep 14, 2015

    "Atomic Robo and The Ring of Fire" #1 is up to Clevinger and Wegener's usual high standard, and it's great to see the title return to monthly distribution for this adventure. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Sep 8, 2015

    Overall, this is a really unique, interesting, and entertaining book. Atomic Robo has always been an interesting book because of Robo's adventures. Now, it's time for the focused scientists to have some adventures of their own! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 3, 2015

    The issue's B-story involves the new day-to-day life within Tesladyne, now controlled by Majestic 12 (under their new brand ULTRA), which begins to answer questions about why the group went to such lengths to take control of the company. The Action Scientists better get their boss back into fighting shape soon; it appears the world is going to need him. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 10, 2015

    The cover to this issue offers a pretty good clue as to the state of both Robo and the members of Tesladyne at the moment. But fear not, Atomic Robo hasn't veered so far into darkness that it loses sight of the fun, adventurous charm that made the series stand out in the first place Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Flickering Myth - Robert W Monk Sep 11, 2015

    While Robo himself only makes the briefest of appearances, there's enough in this issue to intrigue and create anticipation for further progression" however, some background reading is recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBuzz - StephenFn Sep 9, 2015

    While this issue may take a little reading to fully catch up on, its a fun and well put together set up issue that promises of a fun and action packed story to come. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Bounding Into Comics - John F. Trent Sep 8, 2015

    Atomic Robo: The Ring of Fire can be a tough jumping on point if you haven't read any previous installments. However, it tells a gripping story with some interesting characters in a compelling world. The team chemistry is on top display here, but it can be overshadowed by the scenes in Tokyo which were hard to figure out, especially since Biomegas are never defined in this issue. In addition, it is unclear whether or not the military there are actual villains, heroes, or something in between. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Infinite Comix - Chris Gozali Sep 11, 2015

    Atomic Robo and The Ring of Fire is another fantastic entry in the Atomic Robo pantheon of stories, and this first issue possesses all the factors that make the series great except one: the titular character. Read Full Review

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