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Atomic Robo & the Dawn of a New Era #4

by Alan Rapp on April 9, 2019

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Atomic Robo & the Dawn of a New Era #4In the penultimate issue of the mini-series events come to a head. First, Jenkins return proves a challenge for Robo finding a role for his new friend within the new Tesladyne that doesn’t involve him putting the new recruits in the infirmary or scaring them half to death. Hacking into the computer system to learn more about their mysterious instructor does nothing to elevate the new recruits’ fears.

With their vacation ending in fighting vampires from another dimension, Vikram and Lang prepare for a second attempt, but before they can get underway one of them will stumble upon Robo’s secret project. The discovery that Robo brought Alan back causes some… lively discussion among the group (though Alan’s reaction to the events, and many members of Tesladyne arguing for his immediate destruction, is still unclear).

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Atomic Robo & the Dawn of a New Era #3

by Alan Rapp on March 13, 2019

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Atomic Robo & the Dawn of a New Era #3 comic reviewAtomic Robo & the Dawn of a New Era #3 offers the return of a fan favorite character (and just in the nick of time). While fighting off the Space Vampires in Los Alamos, Vikram and Lang receive unexpected help by the sudden arrival of Jenkins who apparently faked his own death and has been secretly waging war against the creatures. While he has been able to hold off the Space Vampire invasion now Jenkins needs help, but unfortunately Tesladyne isn’t what it used to be.

Bernard‘s underground excursion also leads him to discover a familiar face… er, rock person. It seams Princess Nequai has survived the madness of Dr. Dinosaur and now has plans for Bernard. For a series that didn’t have any immediate threat, it now looks like there are two.

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Atomic Robo & the Dawn of a New Era #2

by Alan Rapp on February 20, 2019

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Atomic Robo & the Dawn of a New Era #2 comic reviewWith the grown-ups gone, and Robo down in the basement with his secret project, it falls on Foley to get the new Action Scientist recruits up to speed. Atomic Robo & the Dawn of a New Era #2 jumps around a bit, keeping us up to date on the status of the various characters.

We see the newbies bonding and even carving out their own clubhouse (with an ominous basement that foreshadows trouble?). We also check in on Vikram and Lang‘s vacation which has taken a detour from the beach in favor of scientific study (which itself may have come to an end given what the pair unexpectedly run into). And we see Foley spend some time with the recruits, lecturing them on how much impossible is acceptable for a Tesladyne project. There are also more scenes between Robo and Alan as the second issue continues to push a father/son vibe (even having the pair play catch).

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Atomic Robo & the Dawn of a New Era #1

by Alan Rapp on January 15, 2019

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Atomic Robo & the Dawn of a New Era #1 comic reviewAtomic Robo & the Dawn of a New Era begins with no great catastrophe but simply with Atomic Robo getting the new Tesladyne up and running. This includes welcoming the new recruits who are anxious for some science-adventuring, Bernard taking the opportunity to examine the local dormant volcano (yep, nothing dangerous there), Vikram and Lang leaving on a trip (surely no trouble they could get into), and Robo secretly hiding his new creation Alan in the basement away from prying eyes (nope, nothing could go wrong here either).

So I guess we’re ready to sit back and enjoy a leisurely five-issue mini-series with no problems to solve. Oh, wait. This is an Atomic Robo comic! Okay, bring on the zany science craziness!

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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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