The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of ATOMIC ROBO AND THE KNIGHTS OF THE GOLDEN CIRCLE #1 from Red 5 Comics. Brian Clevinger writes and Scott Wegener draws.
Everyone’s favorite atomic-powered robot finds himself in
Colorado in 1884. After
he rescues an old guy from getting murdered by thugs, he tries to find a doctor
to save the old guy. This results in Robo getting trapped in a saloon with a
bunch of civilians, a marshal and a semi-historical figure. Now the question is
how to get out of this mess without messing with history.
Robo is forcing himself to be careful, which is very much out of character for him. His doubt about what he can and can’t do shows us a different side of Robo, though, and I like that. Reeves and Doc are great characters, and they balance each other (and Robo) wonderfully. And there’s a minimalist sense to both story and art that really works well in the western genre, just as much as Robo himself stands out.
For my money, Atomic Robo is consistently some of the best comics out there, and possibly some of the best fiction in general. This first issue is right up there, too.
ATOMIC ROBO AND THE KNIGHTS OF THE GOLDEN CIRCLE #1 is available now at your FLCS or at red5comics.com.
~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )