Atomic Robo: The Dawn of a New Era #1

Writer: Brian Clevinger Artist: Scott Wegener Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: January 9, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 2
8.2Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

No more sci-fi catastrophes for Atomic Robo. This is now a quiet series about the charming antics and sitcom misunderstandings that happen at a boarding school for future Action Scientists. Also, Robo's hiding a secret AI son in the basement... Bye!

Celebrating 10 years of Atomic Robo!
It's the dawn of a... wait a second... the title says it all!
Robo as a teacher and a dad?! Heck yeah!

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Jan 12, 2019

    If you love old style stories, robots, sci-fi and thinking heroes, pick this one up. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Jan 10, 2019

    Atomic Robo: Dawn of a New Era #1 is definitely one to pick up if you're a fan. If you aren't yet, what are you waiting for? Robo is awesome, and who doesn't like action science? Seriously, this is a quality book. It's always interesting, and this is a fantastic jumping on point. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jan 14, 2019

    Though Atomic Robo has been around for some time, this is the perfect jumping in point for new readers. All the characters are smoothly introduced and several story threads begun. The visuals are unique and entirely engrossing. The same can also be said of the colors and letters. This is the perfect comic book and if you're not reading this you're missing out on one of the most wonderful books created. Highest possible recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pastrami Nation - kevin hoskinson Jan 17, 2019

    Overall, it is an excellent SCI-FI book for people looking for something a bit different. If you haven't read any books in the series, it will get you interested in reading some past issues, which is precisely what I'm going to do. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Robert Zadotti Jan 8, 2019

    Atomic Robo's first entry into a new series will be an enjoyable step forward for fans and anyone craving more from the character, but the more laidback tone and lack of explanation might alienate new fans. Regardless, it's a strong start to a new era for the eponymous automaton, and longtime followers will want to be along for the ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jan 15, 2019

    The first issue gives us a feel for the new recruits and foreshadows potential issues on Bernard's adventure. However, it's Robo's conversations with Alan that prove the most interesting. In instructing his "son" the history of robotics and humanity the lesson turns philosophical and Robo finds himself in the unenviable position of a father asked a question he wasn't prepared for and doesn't know how to answer. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Christopher Egan Jan 10, 2019

    provoking read that sets up a decent amount of future story threads paired with wonderfully delightful art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Stephen Cook Jan 9, 2019

    Honestly, it may be a bit slow for kids. If you're looking to share the Atomic love, start them on some of the more fantastical yarns in the back catalogue (freely available online). And I'll also admit that if this were a writer I had not read before, I would be less interested. But Clevinger has the chops to bring a plot together and there's enough ominous foreshadowing to get excited for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Sequential Planet - Vasil Duka Jan 9, 2019

    A treat for Atomic Robo fans, but not the most welcoming to new readers. Witty and fun nonetheless, with much more promised on the horizon. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bleeding Cool - Leigh Kade Jan 8, 2019

    Atomic Robo: Dawn of a New Era is recommended for readers who like adventure, science, and robots that like to fight monsters. The series has been around for a while now, too, with the entire back catalog available at the Atomic Robo website. Check it out, especially if you have some kids you want to introduce to comics. They'll thank you for it later. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Megan Peters Jan 9, 2019

    The series' debut may falter in action, but its clever conversations with Robo will definitely satiate sci-fi fanatics until issue two comes around. Read Full Review

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