Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Written by Brian Clevinger
Art by Scott Wegener
+ More Robos make everything better. Loved the interaction between the multiple Robos from throughtout time. Just wished there was more of it.
+ Banana Oil.
+ Wrapping up previous issues' stories. In previous volumes of Robo, most flashbacks to previous time periods end with the issue or shortly after a climax to a flashback. It was nice seeing the previous issues' "endings" addressed in an epilogue sort of way here. Added to the 'beyond time' theme of the story.
+ Jenkins. He's a recurring character in Atomic Robo and complete badass. When the Cthulhu monster appeared at Tesladyne HQ in the present, everyone freaks out while Jenkins continues reading his book and drinking his coffee. He later busts out the high powered weaponry to take it to the monster while Robo is off inbetween time and reality or whatever. In short, Jenkins rocks.
+ Robo firing his comic book creators (they look like the two guys on the cover for reference).
- No more Atomic Robo until the next miniseries. /cry
Verdict - Must Read. Great read from start to finish that wraps up the Shadows From Beyond Time volume of Atomic Robo. Action, comedy and a strong concluding chapter for my favourite volume of Atomic Robo to date.