The New Normal

The New Normal

So, yeah. Changed the website a little bit. Poke around, see what you think. Things are about 90% up and running right now. We’ll get the rest up to par before you know it.

How about a preview of our next issue? Check out some pages from Red 5′s Free Comic Book Day offering. You can get the whole thing at your local comic book shop on May 3rd this year.

The first issue of Volume 9, Atomic Robo and the Knights of the Golden Circle comes out shortly after FCBD. A week or two? I dunno but somewhere in May definitely. Look for it in Previews soon! Meanwhile, be sure to get the behind-the-scene goodies on the stunning conclusion to Savage Sword of Dr. Dinosaur right over here.

  • Fistigons

    I like it. I hope it looks good at work. The military tends to block my favorite websites.

  • Random Robo Fan

    I noticed right off the bat that colors for the FCBD were not done by Nick, so I clicked on the creators page and see that there is a new colorist for volume 9. Is this a preview of the kind of color work we can expect from Anthony Clark in vol. 9? If so, I’m looking forward to it! It reminds me a bit more of Ronda’s brighter palette which I preferred.

  • http://www.nuklearpower.com Brian!

    Having seen the first full issue of Volume 9 in color, I think you’ll like where it’s going.

  • http://www.nuklearpower.com Brian!

    Thanks. And good luck!

  • jcStrabo

    Looking mighty fine!

  • Marcel Vachon

    I really LOVE the books, the characters, and the whole concept of it. In 35 years I’ve read a LOT of books, and I really enjoy the fun of Robo but the ONE thing that bothers me is the LONG delays between issues! May? Really? WHY?!!

  • Scott!

    Delays between recent issues: Vol.8 got delayed on a number of fronts. Our old colorist was swamped with other work, which began a chain reaction of delays from out printer, then on to Diamond. IT’s been a nightmare for us.

    Between Volumes: Nothing we can do about that. It takes 6 weeks to make a single issues on average. My editor friends at Marvel say that is average for them as well -but they can rotate in a substitute artist to pick up the slack so you don’t notice it much.

    So, we like to get 2 1/2 to 3 issues “in the can” before the first one hits the stores so we know the issues of an entire volume can drop one month after the next. But even then, sometimes our printer or Diamond goffs up.

    It’s an imperfect science. :P

  • http://www.nuklearpower.com Brian!

    This space between the end of Vol 8 and the start of Vol 9 is larger than normal because of all the extra work we’ve had to do for the Kickstarter.

    The good news is that other than flying us out to neutral location to sign a million books and to sketch in a few thousand, we’re done with the parts that need our time.

  • Scott!

    Thank God.

  • Marcel Vachon

    What extra work for kick starter and how can I stay informed about stuff like this?

  • http://www.nuklearpower.com Brian!

    Like, doing all the writing and art for the main product and stretch goals. You can keep more informed about that stuff by checking out this website. We blogged about it ages ago!

  • Scott!

    We talk about it constantly on Twitter constantly also.

  • Marcel Vachon

    Unfortunately the link you supplied does not work. Can you send it again? I really would like to keep informed in all things Robo. Also, what is your twitter handle?

  • http://www.nuklearpower.com Brian!

    Fixed the link. Our Twitter accounts can be found over here.