Red 5 Comics has announced that the company’s debut title will be “Atomic Robo” by renowned creator Brian Clevinger and artist Scott Wegener. The first issue is expected on shelves October 10, 2007 and will be available for pre-order this August.
The title follows the larger-than-life exploits of “Atomic Robo,” an automatic intelligence created by famed inventor Nikola Tesla in 1923. Robo finds himself entangled in some of the 20th century’s most important events from the Second World War, space race and civil rights movement, to the defense of Earth against all manner of catastrophes.
Clevinger is best known by legions of online fans as the creator of webcomic phenomenon, “8-Bit Theater,” which boasts over 100,000 visitors daily. He is also the author of the acclaimed super-hero comedy novel, “Nuklear Age.”
“Robots! Monsters! Explosions!” exclaimed Clevinger. “Evil geniuses and the lightning guns that kill them! That’s ‘Atomic Robo.’ We took everything that’s fun about pulps and brought it into the modern day.”
Series co-creator, Scott Wegener (“Killer of Demons”), provides the art and distinct look for “Atomic Robo.” “Robo is very much my speed — a very retro-pulp-sci-fi-action kind of thing all mashed together into this little robot guy,” Wegener said. “Of course, you have to have a World War II stint. Punching Nazis is very popular in comic books.”
“Atomic Robo” is colored by Ronda Pattison (“Star Wars: Dark Times”). Michael Avon Oeming (“Bulletproof Monk,” “B.P.R.D.”) supplies the cover art for the debut issue.
“Atomic Robo” is a six-issue monthly miniseries, debuting October 10, 2007 from Red 5 Comics. Be sure to contact your favorite comic shop and ask them to order your copy from the August issue of Diamond Previews catalog.
Red 5 Comics creates and produces cinematic-style comic book entertainment, with first issues debuting in October 2007. It was founded by Paul Ens, former director of Lucasfilm’s Lucas Online, and Scott Chitwood, co-founder of TheForce.net. Red 5 is presented by ComingSoon.net and SuperheroHype.com.
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