Monday, July 21, 2008

If Tesla built a robot.... would be the coolest thing ever!

Here's the description:

"In 1923, Nikola Tesla's career is in its twilight until he unveils a robot with automatic intelligence -- Atomic Robo! Granted full American citizenship in return for his participation in a top secret military operation in 1938, Atomic Robo goes on to found Tesladyne -- a think tank dedicated to exploring the fringes of scientific inquiry. After decades of dealing with all manner of weirdness, Atomic Robo and the so-called Action Scientists of Tesladyne have become the go-to defense force against the unexplained."

The creative team behind Atomic Robo describe the series as drawing its inspiration from such sources as Indiana Jones, Ghostbusters, Buckaroo Banzai, Doc Savage, The Rocketeer, and Dragnet.

I just finally got around to reading the free Comic Book Day issue and it was very cool - snarky, wild, totally SF in a steampunk kind of way. Big fun. I'm ordering the recent tpb: Atomic Robo & the Fightin' Scientists of Tesladyne and recommend it if you like those old mad scientist movies crossed with some serious steampunkish fun.

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