Thursday, May 1, 2014

Atomic Robo: The Knights of the Golden Circle #1

If you're an atomic-powered robotic scientific-adventurer lost 140 some years in the past in the middle of the Old West the smart thing to do would be to lay low. Following the events of Atomic Robo and The Savage Sword of Dr. Dinosaur that's just what our hero has been doing for more than a decade, but when an outlaw gang shoots an old-timer within earshot of Atomic Robo, propriety be damned.

Writer Brian Clevinger and artist Scott Wegener's latest adventure for our scientific adventurer is certainly a doozy. Whether you want to call him the robot with no name or Ironhide, the first issue of the latest five-issue mini-series sets up two enemies for Atomic Robo to face: the Butcher Boys and history itself to which our hero must try not make any big changes. Throw in a wild card like Doc Holiday and there's no telling what might happen next.

It didn't take long to sell me on the new series, and even after receiving a free digital review copy of the comic I gladly spent the money to grab a print copy. Giddyap Robo, I'm ready to ride! Worth a look.

[Red 5, $3.50]

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