Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Atomic Robo The Everything Explodes Collection by writer Brian Clevinger and artist Scott Wegener 463 Pages

Atomic Robo invented by Nikola Tesla is the worlds leading metal protector. A blend between Indiana Jones and Ironman, Robo has people to save and things to learn.

This collection brings together many of Robo's adventures. It almost reads like a classic superhero comic but all the cliches are turned on their heads and laughed at. Of course the main enemy has an obvious and exploitable weakness, lots of Nazis get their plans foiled, and giant ants that have no reason to exist needing to be exterminated. All in a days work for Robo. Seeing a main character with that much cleverness and potential is very refreshing, he is not your average meat-headed superhero.

Robo's exploits also put him in contact with some very fancy individuals, each with problems for him to solve. Carl Sagan needed some help on mars, and H.P. Lovecraft has a time independent alien bursting out of his head....might need to read some to understand. There is also a curious relationship with Stephen Hawking, where Hawking really enjoys picking on Robo.

I could not stop reading once I started, I can easily recommend this to any fan of Science fiction, superheroes, graphic novels or anyone who could do with some laughs. The art is great and it does justice to the fast paced action Robo has to put up with on a daily basis.

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