Art by: Scott Wegener
Colours by: Nick Filardi
Letters by: Jeff Powell
Cover by: Scott Wegener
Published by: Red 5
Cover Price: $3.50
I have known about Atomic Robo for a while now and because of its good reputation, I wanted to give this new volume a try. Despite this series having continuity and despite this being the seventh volume, I didn’t really have any trouble understanding what was going on. As I understand it, each volume tells a different story anyway, often in different time periods, so there is no reason why new readers can’t pick this issue up and enjoy it.
The story is set in the South Pacific in 1951 as the post war world continues to change and create new dangers. When Robo’s plane is shot down, he is saved by The Flying She-Devils, the group that give this mini-series its title.
Atomic Robo is a fun book and I enjoyed my first experience of it. There’s lots of cool stuff which the art team make cooler; planes, jetpacks, air-pirates and an air-ship that looks like a whale. Robo himself is also a good character and his interactions with the She-Devils are well done. I do like Marvel and DC, but you’d struggle to find as many clothed women in a whole year of their comics as appear in this one issue of Atomic Robo.
There’s a lot to like about this comic and it seems great for kids and adults alike. The art and colours and expressive and eye catching and the writing is good too. If I had read more Atomic Robo before I’d probably have given this issue a higher score, but as it is I’m still feeling my way in.