You asked, you demanded, and you begged, resulting in the Major Spoilers Crew cracking open Atomic Robo: The Shadow Out of Time for this week’s show.

It is 1926 when H.P. LOVECRAFT comes calling to warn ATOMIC ROBO of imminent doom. But the SHADOW FROM BEYOND TIME escapes into the future, intersecting with our world through the 20th century. The future and history of the universe hangs in the balance as ATOMIC ROBO teams up with, uh, ATOMIC ROBO in a last ditch effort to protect reality itself.

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  1. thedexter102
    June 14, 2010 at 3:11 pm — Reply

    I read some robo a while ago and couldn’t stop laughing. So well written and designed. Very Good book.

  2. Ricco
    June 14, 2010 at 3:20 pm — Reply

    Love Atomic Robo, specialy the blink and you miss it moments such as Jenkin reading in the cafeteria in the last issue of this trade. It has a strange sort of comedy to it, it’s not standard situational comedy, not gag oriented, I can’t really decribe it, it’s unique. In terms of Sci Fi this one in particular has something I rarely see executed correctly, a time paradox that makes sense.

  3. Astro Dinosaurus
    June 14, 2010 at 3:56 pm — Reply

    Atomic Robo… Its funny, its creative, its genuine and this story arc has Carl Sagan in it. Oh yeah and then there’s this

    • FatBirdWillFly
      June 15, 2010 at 12:05 am — Reply

      their rules really won me over too

  4. litanyofthieves
    June 14, 2010 at 5:09 pm — Reply

    Atomic Robo is a great, funny series, I’m stocking up on my back issues as fast as I can, not just because it’s a great series, but also because it’s great to see someone who started in Webcomics doing an actual book. Hopefully this is just the start as people realize that there are some great writers and artists on intardwebz!

  5. GeorgeWook
    June 15, 2010 at 4:57 pm — Reply

    I really enjoyed this.. A clever, original story with plenty of humour (as always with atomic robo!). I wasn’t quite sure what was going on with the time skipping at first, but with each issue it starts making more and more sense until you reach the end and complete the loop. Atomic Robo is quickly becoming one of my favorite books… and I never would have read it if not for Major Spoilers recommendation in one of the older podcasts – thanks guys!

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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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