Friday, October 25, 2013

Scott Wegener - Atomic Robo

2013.10.12 Comic Con, NYC

Atomic Robo's adventures come from the creative team of Scott Wegener and Brian Clevinger. Starting as a 6-issue limited series by Red 5 Comics in 2007, Atomic Robo was nominated for a 2008 Eisner Award in the Best Limited Series category. Following the first series, Atomic Robo's adventures have continued...

Atomic Robo is a robot that possesses automatic intelligence, created by Nikola Tesla in 1923. Now a member of Tesladyne Industries Atomic Robo explores the fringes of scientific inquiry, responding to the paranormal and supernatural emergencies... One of my favorite story lines was issued in volume 7, in the aftermath of World War II Robo joins with a band of female mercenaries who use rocket-packs to stop a rogue japanese super-science counter-attack of America...

There are times when the opportunity dose not present itself for me to obtain a sketch on a FDC. Two such incidents happened this weekend. Fortunately I was able to get a couple of sketches of 2 other high flying characters...
Royden Lepp - Jet from the comic Rust
Another great title from Archaia - Rust, written and drawn by Royden Lepp is about a mysterious boy and a jet pack, involved in a World War where steampunk and robots are the technology used to fight the battles...

Geof Darrow - Rusty the Boy Robot
I was able to pick up thsi great sketch of Rusty from Darrow's series The Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot. Written in 1995 by Frank Miller and drawn by Darrow, the Dark Horse series was adapted into an animated TV series (1999-2001) which uses a different plot than that used in the comic... The animated series brought more depth to the characters back-story of Rusty as a replacement for the Big Guy, the robot champion of Earth, which is piloted by Lt. Dwayne Hunter. Rusty's inexperience requires guidance from Hunter and the Big Guy...

I picked up another sketch from Darrow while at the show, which is posted in Matt's Collection...

Three different characters with some similarity all bring me delight

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