Monday, August 3, 2015

Atomic Robo and The Ring of Fire #1

Released first as a webcomic and later picked up by IDW for print publication, the first issue of Atomic Robo and The Ring of Fire deals with the present-day fallout of Tesladyne being branded a terrorist organization (see Atomic Robo and The Savage Sword of Dr. Dinosaur) and Atomic Robo's Old West adventures (Atomic Robo: The Knights of the Golden Circle) after being lost in middle of Dr. Dinosuar's timebomb and presumed dead by all but a handful of his most trusted scientists.

Sadly, our title character only makes the briefest of appearances here (and he's certainly seen better days) as the first issue picks up events two years after the disappearance of Atomic Robo with the small band of Tesladyne scientists searching for their missing boss.

The issue's B-story involves the new day-to-day life within Tesladyne, now controlled by Majestic 12 (under their new brand ULTRA), which begins to answer questions about why the group went to such lengths to take control of the company. The Action Scientists better get their boss back into fighting shape soon; it appears the world is going to need him. Worth a look.

[IDW, $3.99]

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