Wednesday, 9 July 2014

So I Read Atomic Robo And The Ghost of Station X

Or a 250 word (or less) review of Atomic Robo: Volume 6
By Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener, Red 5 Comics

Atomic Robo is an interesting comic. You could aptly describe it as an all ages, fun adventure comic with a really snappy sense of humour. But you could also describe Atomic Robo as a meticulously crafted comic with some pretty challenging Sci-fi elements and complex plots. And while I would suggest that Atomic Robo is always both, different storylines can sometimes exemplify the more humour based-adventure aspects of the comic or the more daring, high concept nature of the comic. Atomic Robo and The Ghost of Station X is one of the most elaborate and unflinching chapters in the Atomic Robo saga so far. In the comic Robo and Action Scientists of Tesladyne are simultaneously recruited to solve the mystery of a missing building in Bletchley Park (of Alan Turing fame) and to send a last ditch mission to save NASA astronauts in orbital danger. What they discover will have dire repercussions for Robo, Tesladyne, and perhaps all of humanity. Atomic Robo and The Ghost of Station X, while still containing the charm and humour of the series, is a very mature comic displaying some really masterful craftsmanship. If you are looking for a serious, thoughtful Science Fiction comic (that still somehow manages to remain pretty much kid friendly), Atomic Robo Volume 6 would be an excellent choice. It's really great comics.

Word count: 221

Atomic Robo and The Deadly Art of Science 

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