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Atomic Robo #1
March 9th, 2013 by Rusty

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Atomic Robo #1 cover

Atomic Robo #1

Date: October 2007
Publisher: Red 5 Comics
Cover Price: $2.95
Stats: 22 color pages
Writer: Brian Clevinger
Artists: Scott Wegener, Ronda Pattison, Jeff Powell
Notable Notes: 1st appearance of Atomic Robo!

My Comixology First

I’ve been wanting to try out Comixology for a while, so I finally decided to make an account and check out some of their free issues. This one was free and looked really cool so it became my first read on Comixology! I still prefer physical issues of comics, but this wasn’t a bad experience. Here’s what I thought of the comic:


In 1938 a robot created by Tesla is recruited in New York City to help fight against the Germans, and a week later he is flying into a secret canyon in the Himalayas. After getting inside the German bunker via a bombshell, Atomic Robo starts looking for Baron Heinrich von Helsingard but is opposed by serveral German soldiers. In several very funny scenes the soldiers learn that their bullets can’t hurt Atomic Robo so they pile on and try to physically stop him from moving through the compound. Needless to say their efforts don’t work, but during this time the Baron has taken steps to ensure his immortality – and he’s not about to let a robot take him down!

My 2 Cents:

  • I saw this comic promoted at Emerald City Comicon last week and it looked really cool. I really liked the art style and thought it was a well done comic. I’ll be checking out more of this series, that’s for sure!
  • The subtle humor in this issue was great! I found myself smiling through most of the issue, and had a good laugh during the part where Atomic Robo breaks into the secret compound!
  • This is marketed as an “All Ages” book, but I would say it is more like a mild PG movie. I’m not sure it would be a good choice for very young readers, but older kids would probably really enjoy it.

How I Rate This Issue:

  • Story: 4 stars
  • Art: 4 stars
  • Fun Factor: 4 stars

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