This week was another big week in my comic file, as shown below.
Atomic Robo: Real Science Adventures
I started things off with Atomic Robo, since I wanted a bit of a humor pick me up after the day I had. Oh boy, did it deliver. I’ll admit, I haven’t read all of the Robo books yet. I’ve read Vol 1, 3, and all the FCBD books, plus #1 of this arc. After Vol 3, I didn’t think it could get much better (seriously, H.P. Lovecraft is in it, how could it get better?). I am telling you right now, I was so wrong.
At first, I looked at this panel and had a pang of recognition. Then it dawned on me. These were the characters from Team Fortress 2 (if you haven’t seen the videos introducing the characters, Google them, its totally worthwhile).
I was not expecting this turn of events. But damn, it’s opened a whole new world of potential awesome for Robo. Just imagine if Robo met GLADoS? Seriously, I think my mind just exploded with how crazy good that confrontation would be.
This issue of Robo has solidified a spot in my file for the foreseeable future.
I was really excited for this book when I saw it announced. I’m a big fan of the writing of Nathan Edmondson, especially in The Activity. The solicits for Dancer put the book on the ‘other side’ of the law, but I wasn’t quite sure what to expect.
The first issue sets up the characters lives, then tears it down. They are forced to go on the run by an unknown assailant. When they finally get a glimpse of him…let’s just say it’s shocking.
When I finished the book, I was satisfied, but disappointed. But then, as I gave it time to settle and I mulled the book over in my head, I wasn’t just satisfied. This was the EXACT kind of story I am very interested in reading these days, but the disappointment lingered. I didn’t understand it.
Then it dawned on me. I was disappointed that I didn’t have more to read. This doesn’t happen to me too often. I recognize that I need to wait to get some closure from whatever I’m reading and I can live with that. But when I am faced with this sort of feeling, I’m pretty sure this is a good thing. Why? I am anxious to see more, I want to keep reading. This means Edmondson and Klein have been wildly successful in making me care for the story, and that’s great.
I didn’t read this book, but I know it’s going to be awesome. You know how?