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Why The Shadow From Beyond Time Is My Favorite Volume of Atomic Robo

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Atomic Robo is one of the relatively few comics that has managed to stay good across decades-worth of stories. I highly recommend you read it all. But there is one volume of Atomic Robo that, to me, stands head and shoulders above the rest, because it includes one extra element that no other Robo story has.

Which is why Atomic Robo and The Shadow From Beyond Time is my favorite volume of Atomic Robo.

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The First It, The Second It, and Scalped

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Recently, I re-read the first issue of Jason Aaron, R.M. GuĂ©ra, and co.’s Scalped – and was surprised to realize just how exactly it adheres to the first issue structure that writer Kieron Gillen later laid out on his tumblr, in 2018:

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Development and Assertion – Re-reading Locke & Key Vol. 3: Crown of Shadows

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For this year’s Locke and Key re-read, I decided to jump into Vol. 3, Crown of Shadows, without re-reading Vol. 1 and Vol. 2. I expected to spend some time remembering details and getting back up to speed, but was instead surprised by how effortlessly I fell back into the story of the Locke family and the horrible, magical world that surrounds them.

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Don’t worry, Sam. I’m here for you.