Issue: Atomic Robo and the Shadow From Beyond Time TPB
Writers: Brian Clevinger
Artist: Scott Wegener
Colors: Ronda Pattison
Letters: Jeff Powell
Publisher: Red 5 Comics
Release Date: January 2010
“In 1926 H.P. Lovecraft comes calling to warn Atomic Robo of imminent doom. But the Shadow From Beyond Time escapes into the future, intersecting with our world through the 20th-century. The future and history of the universe hangs in the balance as Atomic Robo teams up with, uh, Atomic Robo in a last ditch effort to protect reality itself! Collecting the best-selling mini-series.“
Artwork: 4.0 out of 5
How can you not love Wegener? Alright maybe if you haven’t seen his work yet, you could say it. The characters are always so consistent in his books. The panels are full of life and it just goes hand in hand with the fun action packed story presented. The coloring and covers stay along that same line. The colors pop every single panel and overall you are left with a winner.
Story: 4.0 out of 5
I have been on board Red 5 and Atomic Robo from the start. So it’s no surprise I love this trade. I think that something new readers may want to be aware of is that it is very wordy and full of jokes. I say that because I know this book has gotten high praises from day one, but it might not be for everyone. It took me about an hour to read all 5 issues collected here. That’s a lot of story. Alright so back to the story. I loved it and it was about time we got some Lovecraft involved here. The story jumped a bit between time periods but all came together so well in the end. The dialogue can be complex but like I said above expect it, because it rewards you greatly on the entertainment value.
Dying Breath: 4.0 out of 5
While it’s not the most in depth story you can get, it is a solid read. The combo of Wegener and Clevinger have not let me down yet and I expect more and more Atomic Robo stories in the future (Volume 4 is already solicited). What I loved here was how it all came together in the end, and of course the Lovecraft elements. For a great read check this one out. Be warned though, it’s highly addicting and you may never be able to stop reading Atomic Robo if you do.
Comic Review: Atomic Robo and the Shadow From Beyond Time TPB