Atomic Robo and the Shadow From Beyond Time #1
Atomic Robo: Shadow From Beyond Time #1 (Red 5 Comics)
By Brian Clevinger, Scott Wegener & Lauren Pettapiece
Atomic Robo returns! In this series, set back in 1926, Robo is working in Tesla’s lab while the great scientist himself is out of town. Suddenly, two old associates of Tesla’s show up desperate for help. A great darkness is coming, and with Tesla gone, is Robo bot enough to stop it? The two guest-stars in this issue help make it particularly memorable, and the threat is incredibly entertaining. Plus, as always, the artwork is beyond reproach. It’s amazing how much emotion Wegener manages to convey in Robo’s face when all he really has to work with is a pair of eyelids. As always, the book is exciting, entertaining, and a heck of a lot of fun. And best of all, it stands on its own pretty well, even if you’ve never read either of the previous Atomic Robo miniseries. There’s also a short back-up with art by Lauren Pettapiece, an amusing piece that follows a pair of spin-off characters and provides some chuckles. Another fantastic issue. This book has become one of my favorites.