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Review: ATOMIC ROBO AND THE KNIGHTS OF THE GOLDEN CIRCLE #1

Posted on the 30 April 2014 by Geekasms @geekasms

Atomic Robo and the Knights of the Golden Circle #1 is the latest adventure for our favorite adventurer.  We open this chapter in an unusual place: Colorado 1884.  Yes, you read that right, 1884.  Based on the calendar on the wall, Robo has been here for several years and has left instruction for him to “do nothing unless you’re supposed to”.  Well, that can’t be too hard to figure out can it?  How are you supposed to know what you are supposed to do?  Oh, Robo, good luck with that one.

He is interrupted by gunshots and goes to the aid of a fellow nearby.  The attackers seem to know who Robo is, which is pretty confusing to him.  Things move along pretty quickly until Robo runs into a familiar face to fans of Old West gunfights.  By the end he is right in the middle of it again, absolutely not “doing nothing”.

It’s great to have Robo back again and I got to tell you, seeing him in the Old West is a hoot.  Scott Wegener is having some fun at the beginning when we see Robo, dressed up like Clint Eastwood in the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.  When he jumps into action,  poncho flying, shotgun drawn…whew, you just know you’re about to have some fun.  Brian Clevinger continues the trend with some great cowboy dialog.  There’s a dentist that has, perhaps, the best line in the whole issue.  He’s put together another great story that leaves us wondering how Robo will get out of it and leaves it at just the right spot where we are dying to know more.

If you’ve ready any of the previous eight volumes of Atomic Robo then you should know what to expect.  Great storytelling, wonderful art, humor and lots of fun.  Issue #1 of volume 9 leaves no doubt that we are going to get all of that once again.

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