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Atomic Robo and the Spectre of Tomorrow #3

by Alan Rapp on January 22, 2018

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Atomic Robo and the Spectre of Tomorrow #3 comic reviewThings continue to be hectic at the site of the new offices of Tesladyne Industries. Lang and Abasi are trying to get the halted construction of the new Tesladyne back on schedule (realizing their boss stealing the private jet of the neighbor who forced the stoppage isn’t likely to help), while Abasi is doing his best to make sure Lang doesn’t kill anyone.

Meanwhile, Atomic Robo is mostly ignoring his team and attempting to covertly help Walker and Broughton, now working for CERES, on the impossible cybernetic outbreak that keeps popping up in the most unusual places at an increasing rate.

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Atomic Robo and the Spectre of Tomorrow #1

by Alan Rapp on November 13, 2017

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Atomic Robo and the Spectre of Tomorrow #1 comic reviewAtomic 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?

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Atomic Robo and the Temple of Od #3

by Alan Rapp on November 3, 2016

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Atomic Robo and the Temple of Od #3Atomic Robo and his adventures in China during WWII continue. While hiding out with the Ghost Bandits, Robo and his friends have time to contemplate the enhanced super-soldiers they are up against. This allows the comic to take a step back and muse over the idea of the Zero Point and how their enemies are drawing power from the lowest energy state in the universe and using it for their own purposes.

Very much the middle issue of a storyline, Atomic Robo and the Temple of Od #3 doesn’t offer much in the way of bells and whistles or memorable moments but does deepen the story. Robo’s musings also help the science adventurer come up with a plan on how to take down the enchanced soldiers. Of course not every plan is foolproof, and rushing into the fray might just get our hero into even more trouble.

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Atomic Robo and the Temple of Od #2

by Alan Rapp on September 28, 2016

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Atomic Robo and the Temple of Od #2“The Temple of Od” continues as Atomic Robo and Helen are captured by the enemy and taken back to their secret laboratory. Thanks to the timely sneak attack of Helen’s friends from Shanghai, after some verbal sparring with Atomic Robo and his captors, Robo is given just the distraction he needs to sneak into the lab with Helen and find the missing scientist, Dr. Lu.

Although their enemy is building a doomsday device as Robo suspected, the work they are doing (thanks to the captured Dr. Lu) is no less dangerous to the outside world.

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Atomic Robo and the Temple of Od #1

by Alan Rapp on August 15, 2016

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Atomic Robo and the Temple of Od #1Set in 1938 during WWII, the Japanese have captured a Chinese scientist who has made a breakthrough in zero-point technology. The U.S. Military sends a reluctant Atomic Robo to investigate, find Dr. Lu Huang, and discover if the rumors of the Japanese creating their own teleforce gun are true. Of course, the military might have ulterior motives in finding Dr. Huang.

In Shanghai, Robo will meet the Chinese resistance and encounter old friend Helen McAlister before being captured by the Chinese military led by a super-powered soldier in Manchukuo. Let’s just say Robo’s sense of whimsy doesn’t help him make friends.

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