Wednesday, 9 October 2013

So I Read Atomic Robo And Other Strangeness

A 250 word (or less) review of the fourth Atomic Robo collection.
By Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener, Red 5 Comics

Atomic Robo and Other Strangeness tells is the fourth chapter of the ongoing comic about Nicola Tesla's greatest invention and sass-mouthed automoton, Atomic Robo. The current chapter depicts a short period of Atomic Robo's life in the 90's, as the director of Tesladyne, a research and development company specializing in Action Science. Specifically, the comic tells the semi-unrelated stories of a Vampire dimension invasion during a job interview, a trip to Japan to visit a Sentai-inspired super team, a battle of wits with a certain time-travelling Dr. Dinosaur, and the appearance of a ghost in Tesladyne. Atomic Robo and Other Strangeness, while not as intricate or story driven as the previous two collections, makes up for this by just being completely hilarious and fiercely fun. This is a comic that clearly shows two very talented and passionate creators just having an absolute ball telling stories about things they love. It is completely infectious. Atomic Robo and Other Strangeness also features, without a doubt, the greatest portrayal of the Scientific method in all of comics as well as some surprisingly astute and informative meditations on things such as time travel and palaeontology  which I enjoyed immensely. Basically, Atomic Robo and Other Strangeness is yet another ridiculously fun comic, in a series of ridiculously fun comics.

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