Atomic Robo and the Ring of Fire ended today. And that ending brings with it changes 'round these parts. But don't worry. In the interest of kindness and benevolence to all mankind, we're giving you more comics so you can ease into it. Here's the deal.
First up, we'll soon move into the next chapter, Atomic Robo and the Temple of Od. This one takes place shortly after Robo's first top secret mission for the military. Turns out Helsingard wasn't the only fellow trying to conquer the world with a crazy energy weapon.
But! We need a bit of a buffer before we get to that. Back in our print days we'd need something like four to six months between the end of one series and the start of the next. That won't be the case here because we don't need to worry about soliciting and printing and blah blah blah. Which is why it'll be a while before IDW brings you the print issues for the new series, but you won't have to wait too long for it to show up online. We just need enough of a buffer to guarantee you guys get regular updates without stressing us out too much. Should be about a month? We'll keep you posted. Anyway, we can't leave you guys with dead air, so we're gonna start you off with a few short stories including an all-new one that takes place in the aftermath of Ring of Fire with art by Tessa Stone -- Patrons got a sneak peek at the cover in progress!
That ought to be more than enough to keep you guys going, but we're not done!
Remember that thing where we started putting Real Science Adventures online too? We did! And we are! In fact, the entire second issue just went online today. It's full of Annie Oakley and Wong Kei-ying with art by Caanan Grall who sounds like he has a side hustle as the king of barbarians. There will be more. And don't forget: when we get to the end of this story, there will be an all-new RSA chapter featuring the Flying She-Devils with art by Lo.
Oh, and I think we're done with the daily half-page update schedule. It was an experiment, and looking back at the whole volume, we're not sure the benefits outweighed the cost. Response was never bad, but it wasn't promising either. Mixed would be about the best way to put it. Going forward, we will return to full page updates three times a week. As well, I'll turn Ring of Fire into full pages in the archive at some point this week.