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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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Atomic Robo and the Ring of Fire #3

by Alan Rapp on November 30, 2015

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Atomic Robo and the Ring of Fire #3Giant monsters attacking the world makes for strange bedfellows. Atomic Robo and his team accept an alliance with China’s “Most Perfect Science Division” to help fight Task Force Ultra and Majestic and stop the Biomega attacks around the world. Giving them access to state-of-the-art technology this allows the team to quickly construct Robo with a new body (although the slimmed down version lacks some of the appeal of the original, in my opinion).

On the larger stage we also get a look at the Titan program struggles to stop the growing threat of the Biomega (Pacific Rim style) which only adds to the pressure for Robo and his team to find a solution while also attempting to rebuild Atomic Robo’s unique power source all while hiding their technological breakthroughs from their Chinese partners who otherwise could recreate the tech for their own purposes after the threat has past. Their solution is inventive.

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Atomic Robo and The Ring of Fire #1

by Alan Rapp on August 3, 2015

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Atomic Robo and The Ring of Fire #1Released 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.

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