Monday, November 13, 2017

Atomic Robo and the Spectre of Tomorrow #1

Atomic Robo versus... the Homeowners Association? The first issue of the latest volume of Atomic Robo sees our robotic scientist/adventurer setting out for greener pastures by beginning the construction of the new Tesladyne Institute in the badlands of New Mexico’s Jornada del Muerto desert. It seems that even those who have save the Earth aren't immune to bureaucratic red tape. Introduced to the facility and various characters through they eyes of the returning Foley, we witness the frustration of of several different Tesladyne workers, including Robo himself, at the lack of progress to get the new facility up and running. Despite having only two neighbors, Robo is dragged into a homeowners meeting with Sir Richard Branson who cites enough Tesladyne infractions to halt all "progress" on the site. Poor Robo. Where's a psychotic dinosaur to hit when you need one?

While the day-to-day of Robo's existence may be lacking excitement, the same can't be said halfway around the world where at a conference in Hungary something quite bizarre occurs (which will no doubt help take Robo's mind of his current troubles... while obviously causing all kinds of new trouble). Worth a look.

[IDW, $3.99]

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