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Atomic Robo #2
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February 1st, 2014 by Rusty

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Atomic Robo #2 cover

Atomic Robo #2

Date: November 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: Atomic Robo recalls the hardest thing he’s ever done!

Pointless Arguments?

Have you ever had a pointless argument? I sure have – and most of the time it has been with those closest to me: my family and friends. Why is that, I wonder? It sure seems like a worthless thing to do (at least in hind-sight), but even knowing that I still sometimes do it. Anyway, in this story a couple of the characters get into a stupid argument that helps no one – its a good thing Atomic Robo is more practical and above all that. Otherwise who would crack the jokes while cracking the bad guys’ heads??

Synopsis:

Last issue ended as Atomic Robo inadvertently took out a German compound. This issue begins with a reporter asking Mr. Robo to tell her the hardest part of his long life. The story then switches back and forth between a few days ago, when Atomic Robo was near Reno, Nevada battling giant mutant ants with a team of people who were arguing the worth of imaginary physics, and a time in 1940 when our robotic hero was shot down in his war plane over Chengkung, China. In the modern story Atomic Robo uses a variety of hilarious methods to take out the giant deadly ants, and in the older story he barely escapes with his life only to find his friend Charlie taking pictures of his narrow escape. And one of those pictures show up years later when Charlie’s grand-daughter sends it to Atomic Robo. And its things like that – like losing old friends – that he tells the reporter is the most difficult part of his life.

My 2 Cents:

  • Story: 4 stars – I enjoyed the 3 different story lines and how they all came together in the end. A clever bit of writing that!
  • Art: 4 stars – Crisp, clean and fun to look at! I love the way the art shows Atomic Robo’s expressions!
  • Fun Factor: 5 stars – Our main man, er… robot, is one funny guy! Some of the jokes he cracks while fighting the ants made me laugh out loud! Very fun indeed!

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