Comic Review: Atomic Robo and the Ghost of Station X #1 (of 6)

Written: Brian Clevinger
Art: Scott Wegener
Colors: Ronda Pattison
Letters: Jeff Powell

Synopsis: There are two kinds of people. Those who love Atomic Robo and those who haven’t read it yet. What’s that? You don’t want to start on the sixth volume? Well, GOOD NEWS! Every volume is stand alone. BOOM. You can start with this one and know what’s going on from page one. KA-BOOM. Then go back and read the other volumes in any order. THWACKA-BOOM. Oh, a plot? Okay, fine. Astronauts are stranded in a deteriorating orbit, and it’s up to Atomic Robo to save them in a race against the laws of physics!

It’s that time again…… The time when a new Atomic Robo mini series starts! all is good in the world.

The issue deals with Robo and his team at Tesladyne trying to figure out how to save a NASA space craft that is 7 hours away from burning up in the atmosphere. this involves all the team sat around throwing out ideas and then Robo putting them into practice. Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener have taken a room full of characters talking and turned it into a  something that reads like a action scene.

Whilst Robo and the team work to save the NASA crew he is contacted by the grandson of “The Sparrow” (the English spy from previous adventures) who has a mystery for Robo that involves a missing building and a note from “The Sparrow” which mentions something about the invisible house and Ghosts of Station X.

Every page is filled with well written dialog, lots of funny moments and a few Star Wars references. Brian Clevinger is one of this generations great comic writers. Throw in Scott Wegener’s great art and you have a issue that does a great job of wetting your appetite for more Robo. The only draw back to this issue is that after i had finished the issue i felt that i didn’t have any clue where this story was going, but this is issue 1 out of 6 so that’s easy to get over.

In conclusion i have to give Atomic Robo and the Ghost of Station X #1 (of 6) 4.5 out of  5

This issue will be available this Wednesday from any comic book store with good sense.

GS Reviewer: Matt

 

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