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Atomic Robo and Other Strangeness

Waiting on the Trade Podcast

Welcome back to Waiting on the Trade, a monthly comics book club for people who don’t have time for monthly comics!

In this episode, guest host Kat Prince does weird science, as we discuss Brian Clevinger, Scott Wegener, and co.’s Atomic Robo and Other Strangeness.

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


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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Stephen Hawking Is a Bastard – Re-reading Atomic Robo of Mars


One of my favorite things about¬†Atomic Robo,¬†the action-adventure comic about a wisecracking robot built by Nikola Tesla, is the way the series’s premise lends itself to jumping backward and forward in time.

Robo and Carl Sagan - Atomic Robo of Mars - Matt Reads Comics

To create a robot adventure scientist, one must first invent the universe.