Saturday, July 14, 2012

Atomic Robo Presents Real Science Adventures #4

The latest issue of Atomic Robo Presents Real Science Adventures continues the ongoing stories of The Sparrow (who finds herself captured while breaking into the Nazi camp) and Atomic Robo's attempt to train with Bruce Lee (which begins in earnest), as well as giving us two new adventures and a reprint of an early Atomic Robo story originally published in the character's first series which gives us the first meeting between Robo and Jenkins.

The short adventure entitled "Most Perfect Science Division" is full of action but I felt more than a little lost and could have used some context to the events (which don't involve Robo, Tesladyne or anything more familiar than giant robots).

The most interesting story is the very personal take on today's comic industry as Atomic Robo steps into a comic book shop for the first time in 40 years only to discover the bizarre nature of reboots, retcons, variant covers, and grim and gritty comics - none of which appeal to the comics he once knew and loved. Worth a look.

[Red 5, $2.75]

No comments: