What makes Dr. Dinosaur smile?Â Scott Wegener’s art, obviously.
Itâ€™s a welcome moment when I receive word that the latest issue of Atomic Robo is set to arrive on stands. Itâ€™s even better to know that the creative team of Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener still havenâ€™t dropped the ball in their latest Atomic Robo story.
It’s true!Â Dr. Dinosaur, the surprise hit character from the Atomic Robo Free Comic Book Day edition last year is making a return appearance in the third issue of Atomic Robo and the Revenge of the Vampire Dimension.Â Not only does the Dr. Dinosaur appearance send this series to the top of my read pile, but the title for this fourth volume kicks all kinds of ass.
I wonder if Atomic Robo ever teamed up with the likes of Buckaroo Banzai, Jack Burton, or Doc Savage?
Brian Clevinger mentioned over at the Atomic Robo website, that his and Scott Wegener’s creation is going to get the animated treatment.Â Heading up the project is The Fictory, a Lancaster, Pennsylvania based writing group.
About Atomic Robo: Last Stop
This time around, Robo will be getting in to big trouble on screen. Atomic Robo: Last Stop will be a fully animated extension of the already vast Atomic Robo universe. This new short film will bring fan favorite characters to life in a traditionally produced, digital animation. “While Atomic Robo: Last Stop isn’t a direct adaptation, we’ve paid very close attention to the Graphic Novels and are determined to stay as true to the subject material as humanly possible. People love Robo too much for me to try and mess with the formula,” said director Joseph W. Krzemienski.
Every effort was made to retain the Atomic Robo “feel” fans have come to love. Series writer, Brian Clevinger, was tapped to pen the first draft of a script for a whole new adventure. Fictory artists Joseph W. Krzemienski, Jeff McComsey and Dominic Vivona paid extremely close attention to series artist, Scott Wegener’s approach to the character and art direction. Series colorist Ronda
Pattison’s style was very influential in nailing down the color pallet. Even Jeff Powell’s thoughtful use of font and color aided in the overall design process.
I’m both excited and frustrated by the news.Â Excited because there will be more Atomic Robo goodness on the way, but frustrated because my schedule didn’t free me up to get to it first.
After a week of voting by You, the Legion of faithful Spoilerites, the winner to the third annual Major Spoilers Costume Contest is announced.Â Congratulations go out to Devin Harrigan who entered his Atomic Robo creation.Â Devin not only wins the bragging rights to count himself as a champion at cosplay, but he also picks up Iron Man wall-art from Fat Head.com.
Want to know how this bad boy was made?Â Take the jump for a quick run down and some behind the scenes pictures.
Who’s going to the Baltimore Comic Convention this weekend (October 10th and 11th, at the Baltimore Convention Center)?Â If you are going on Saturday, pay special attention to all the cosplayers in attendance.Â If you happen to see the “super” Major Spoilers Victoria at the show, sporting her blond locks and Supergirl get up, you just might be able to win an Atomic Robo statue.
Here’s what you need to do:
- Look for Victoria and her BF Brian at the Baltimore Comic Con.
- Get your picture taken with the two of them.
- Send your picture to email@example.com by October 17, 2009, and you’ll be entered to win this most awesome Atomic Robo statue!
- The Major Spoilers Crew will draw the winner on October 20, 2009 during the recording of the Major Spoilers Podcast.
So what are you waiting for?Â Get your rear end down to the Baltimore Comic-Con, stalk one of the Major Spoilers own, and possibly win the big prize!
What happens if you happen to be dressed up in costume too?Â Oh boy, try it and find out!
If you are looking for a perfect holiday gift, then Red 5 Comics has you covered, as it is releasing all three volumes of Atomic Robo in December.
If you can’t get enough Atomic Robo, check out Digital Robo over at the Nuklear Power website.Â It’s a short seven page story titled “The Yonkers Devil”.Â This may be a one-time only deal, although if you flood the Nuklear Power site this week (and next) to read and reread the short, it may change someone’s mind.
If you’ve been following all things Atomic Robo, you’ve known that there have been hints and fuzzy photos that indicated an Atomic Robo statue was on the way.Â Now it’s official, as Brian Wegener sent word that the units are shipping right now!
These are pretty small statues, standing just under 5-inches high.Â Only 250 are being made, and since I just bought two of them, there are now at most 248 remaining.
Tech specs, and a picture gallery, after the jump!
When the screaming starts, hit the kill switch
Of the three Atomic Robo story arcs weâ€™ve been presented with so far, this one has been the one to really warp your mind to the point where you had better understand a little about theoretical physics, or know all the intricacies of Back to the Future 1, 2, and 3, plus the animated series, and that ride at Universal Studios in order to keep your sanity.Â It helps of course that the creators inject their likeness into the story to really tie it together nicely.
When you are a world renowned robot that has crossed paths with everyone from Einstein to Hawking, hanging out at a cafe with Dr. Carl Sagan talking about a creature from out of space doesnâ€™t seem too crazy.Â A fear of bugs on the other hand…
Next week (August 19, 2009) the next installment of Atomic Robo and We Kill Monsters hit the stands, and Red 5 Comics sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek.