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Atomic Robo: Real Science Adventures Volume 1 TP (Atomic Robo Presents Real Science Adventures) Paperback – December 12, 2012
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They're somewhat similar; I view Atomic Robo as a cross between Hellboy (art style, mainly) and Dr. McNinja (some of the wacky turns of events and dialogue). I had to check to see if Mike Mignola did the illustration (I don't think so, I could be TOTALLY wrong somewhere here), because it looks VERY similar.
I have to confess I did not buy this before I read it; you can read the first and most of the second volumes of Atomic Robo online right now, and I think that's pretty cool. There are lots of comics I wish did that, because I don't like to buy a comic only to find it's not my forte, then get saddled with finding a new home for it. Meh.
This is definitely my forte, though. It is hilarious, has a fairly engaging storyline, and, though it jumps around a lot, is just plain awesome.
Seriously, did they actually use the word "DOOR!" as a sound effect for a hatch flying off and hitting some guy?
I half-expected to see a bunch of funny alt-texts as I was reading along. Alas, no.
Unless what's online and what's in the book is radically different, the story pretty much just starts. There's not a lot of background or origin story in the first issue, though it definitely sets it up for later battles with Helsingard (who just won't die, goodness gracious). Atomic Robo basically just shows up and beats up a bunch of Nazis. It's super-cool.
and in there lies the major problems with this book. the artist the get neither no how to handle robo's proportions or don't care, the art work is often terrible and makes one wonder why they offered the job to such subpar artist and if they can get their money back. the stories themselves are often not even that but 5-6 pgs of filler that never made the cut In the flagship trade paper back book. there is 2 stories of this book that are worth note, one with the lead artist of the flagship book that is up to par of what the fans are used to. and the other is a great story where robo meets and trains with Bruce lee, however the art and the last pg of this story leaves one with a "wtf" feeling as you expected a better version for a story with Bruce Lee in it. I got this book for a heck of a deal, but only see die-hard fans of robo to pay full price an maybe not that if this the art and stories one can expect.
Usual Robo writer and creator Brian Clevinger returns for the scripting duties, and a cavalcade of guests artists provide the art, with usual Robo artist and Scott Wegener providing only the individual issue and TPB covers (EDIT: As noted in the comments, Wegener also does the art for the Free Comic Book Day 2012 story). The stories are all fun. A few were just too short, though - like three pages short. Still, the longer stories are well done and have the usual Robo depth to them. The art is varied, but all the artists deliver good work that fits the tone of the story they illustrate.
My favorites of the stories are the ones featuring Bruce Lee, the Sparrow, Dr. Dinosaur, and Dr. Tesla's Centurions of Science, because, well, look at that list. That's entertainment right there.
Robo fans will enjoy this entry in the Action Science archives. It won't satisfy the hankering that will only be satiated by Volume 7 of the regular series, Flying She-Devils of the Pacific, being released in TPB, but more Robo is always good Robo.