Monday, May 9, 2011

Atomic Robo and the Deadly Art of Science #5

"The Deadly Art of Science" comes to an explosive conclusion as Atomic Robo discovers Thomas Edison's secret lair and uncovers the truth behind his plans. Okay, so his basic method of "uncovering the truth" is to get captured and let the villain yammer on about his evil genius.

What Edison wants with the "skull in the box" (as Robo so eloquently puts it) along with the other machinery he's stolen is to tap into the Odic Force - the underlying energy of the universe. What does he hope to accomplish? Nothing short of immortality.

Thanks to a last-minute save by Nikola Tesla and some quick thinking by Robo, the group live to fight another day. We're also given a humorous epilogue in the form of a letter Jack Tarot sends to Robo in which he tries to come to terms with the recent events forced on him by this maddening robot.

From beginning to end this is the best series of so far of Atomic Robo and I'm going to be on the lookout for the trade paperback of the full series to add to my shelf. Definitely worth a look.

[Red 5, $3.50]

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