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Comic Review: Atomic Robo #5
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Red 5 Comics - Atomic Robo #5Atomic Robo #5
Written by Brian Clevinger
Art by Scott Wegener
Colors by Ronda Pattison
Letters by Jeff Powell
Red 5 Comics
Cover price: $2.95; On sale: Feb. 13, 2008

There is no question that characterisation is one of the most important parts and crucial key in building a successful story. It can make or break your work. If the main character or the main cast of characters are bland and simply uninteresting it won’t really matter how or where your story is going, people won’t follow, mostly because they’ll have a hard time believing or identifying with the characters and their motivations.

In a comic book you do have a little help, by “you” I mean the writer. He’s aided on this so important task by the rest of the creative team: penciler, inker, and colorist to flesh out these characters and make them interesting drivers getting us from start to finish without having to ask for directions along the way. Then you have those characters that take it a bit further, they will not only drive you there, they’ll open the door for you and make you so smitten that before you know it you’re following them from book to book, team to team, just so you can get another glimpse of them. I’m sure that, before he became the go to joke on the subject, that’s what happened to Wolverine. So, from time to time you get a character that has the drive to become iconic, that’s how I see Atomic Robo.

Thanks to the five star organizational skills of the Geeks of Doom, I’m pretty sure you have all the links you need below this review so you can catch up on the title, I won’t need to bother you with past issues and I can jump right in to issue five.

For the 5th consecutive time Brian Clevinger manages to draw you into the world of Atomic Robo and all the weirdness it encompasses. This time our hero faces another cliche type villain, much like the giant ants of issue 2, in a fairly innovative way which gives it that special feel that should be enough to get you to try this book.

So what is Robo fighting? Cyborgs. After Ants and Pyramids and saving face against Stephen Hawking, Robo now finds himself smack down against a small army of semi-giant Cyborgs with less than friendly intentions. He’s accompanied by his usual team of ragtag geeks with big guns when they’re suddenly attacked by this new threat just after stepping through the “end boss door”, cleverly named because it’s just so freaking huge. The dialogue continues its funny and clever fashion blending Brian’s natural style of comedy and the story progression that keeps you excited along the way. You’ll be left with another cliffhanger ending that has become the fashion for the title and what will follow is one more side story that’s just the icing on the already delicious cake.

One of the great things about the title is the fact that even though you obviously can’t relate to most of Robo’s actions, you find yourself relating to his friends, their actions, and their weird imaginable ramblings. Robo keeps the story moving at an astounding pace, keeping you engaged in the action while the supporting cast reads your mind with the help of Jeff Powell, who does an amazing job with the lettering.

The art continues to be five star as one now has come to expect and truth be told, one of the most engaging in everything I’m reading right now, no small part due to the colors that keep your eyes glued to the character design and make your feelings for these fantasy people a bit weird and if your my kind of person, a great topic of discussion for Friday’s appointment with your psychiatrist. A job well done, personally, I can’t wait for issue 6 and the second series… and whatever else gets done with Robo, just keep it coming.

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