Sunday, November 14, 2010

Atomic Robo and the Deadly Art of Science

Atomic Robo is back! The first issue of Volume 5 finds a very bored Robo stuck helping Nikola Tesla with his latest experiment only to jilted out of his malaise by a car chase and gunfight involving gangsters and a six-shootin' vigilante.

It may be going too far to say Robo befriends Jack Tarot, Gunfighter, and his daughter Helen (after all the guy does shoot our robotic pal right in the face), but he does leave an impression (mostly by asking a series of only slightly less annoying questions than Nick Frost asked of Simon Pegg in Hot Fuzz). As to the mysterious scientist and the secrets of the mysterious skull, we'll have to wait until the next issue to lean more.

Fans of Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener's off-beat character should feel right at home. Worth a look.

[Red 5, $3.50]

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