Just in case you hadn’t noticed, we’re running a Kickstarter!
We’re collecting all of Atomic Robo and the Spectre of Tomorrow in hardcover format, including the prologue story Fungus Among Us and a never before seen epilogue. Plus cover galleries, notes from me and Scott, an introduction from Chris Roberson, concept art, and another batch of Secret Files of Doctor Dinosaur.
And that’s just the book! We’re also offering prints, patches, stickers, and papercraft models of those QT-Drones! Get it? QT. Cu-tie. We’re funny. Check out the rewards and stretch goals!
Oh, hey, I should also mention we’ll be at Anime Expo, July 5th - 8th. I’ll be hocking my wares in the Exhibition Hall at 1027 & 1127 with Ngozi, Johnny, Jenn, Tess, and Ru. Just look for me under the giant Robo banner. I’ll have stacks of hardcover books, Field Guides, Field Manuals (important distinction), Plush Heads of a Robot Named Robo, and more!
Hey, check out the all-new atomic-robo.com! Now with dynamic fancy gizmos that optimize your viewing pleasure for computers, tablets, and mobile. Fun! You can switch between Atomic Robo and Real Science Adventures using the banner that’s to the right of the comic on a computer or a little ways under it on tablets/mobile.
You probably haven’t checked out an RSA story in a while, so dive back into The Billion Dollar Plot to read about Tesla and his crew of adventure scientists unraveling a conspiracy to overthrow America, or jump into Raid on Marauder Island to read about more air piracy than you can shake a flight stick at and also it’s my mom’s favorite story.
But don’t forget to check out our brand new addition to the RSA archives, The Nicodemus Job! We had hoped to debut the new site and series earlier — of course it’s not our fault for asking for an endless series of tweaks and then tweaks back to what they were, don’t be ridiculous — so, we uploaded the first cover and first five pages to get back up to speed!
And that ain’t all!
To celebrate the new site and the new series we’re throwing a big ol’ Doctor Dinosaur summer sale!
And this weekend Mr. Scott Wegener will be at HeroesCon June 15th through the 17th! You can find him in the Artists Alley at Table AA-1204 with tons of Robo merch like The Plush Head of a Robot Named Robo, our hardcovers, the official Robo RPG, and more!
And finally please head to your favorite online or local comic shop and pick up your copy of the Atomic Robo and the Spectre of Tomorrow trade paperback from IDW Productions. It goes on sale this Wednesday.
Don’t worry, we’re still here! The new site’s nearly done, we just have a few notes on the functionality/design and the finishing touches are being implemented even as we type!
We’re doing the new site design for two reasons. The first is just to update the look. Streamlining our visuals, changing the palette, that sort of thing. And the second is we’re merging all the content with everything that’s over at realscienceadventures.com!
To celebrate we’re gonna launch with a brand new volume of Real Science Adventures called The Nicodemus Job. It’s about a conspiracy back in 11th century Byzantium to change the course of the world. I love heists, and history, and sci-fi, so this series jams all three into a perverse marriage for your enjoyment and it is definitely not a totally shameless Leverage medieval AU. It’s written by me, drawn by Meredith McClaren, with colors by J.N. Wiedle (first issue) and Shan Murphy (Issues 2 - 5), letters by Tess Stone and edits by our own Lee Black.
Real Science Adventures lets us showcase the larger world that exists around Atomic Robo’s hijinx. Or, in this case, 900 years before them. Pre-ordering is the best way for you to help us make more, so please take a moment and pre-order Real Science Adventures: The Nicodemus Job online or at your local shop. This lets the good folks at IDW Publishing know there’s support for this sort thing. The issue comes out on July 11th so that means you can pre-order until June 18th because the comics industry is crazy.
While you’re there you can also pre-order the second issue! You’ve got until, like, July to do that but it can’t hurt to knock them both out at once!
1. Brian will be at TCAF, May 12 - 13th. Scott can’t make it because deadlines are our true masters. But don’t worry! Thanks to the magic of pre-signed bookplates all you Toronteers can still get your books signed by both of us.
2. Mailed the second goodies bag to our Patrons. You’ve got until the end of April to sign up for the next one!
3. We’re pausing comic updates for a little while! The fine folks at Hiveworks have been working on a fairly major overhaul to this here website and we didn’t want to inflict it upon you guys in the middle of a storyline. We’ll start the updates again when everything’s ready to launch. In the meantime Patrons get behind-the-scenes scoops on how things are coming along.
4. If the idea of a medieval sci-fi heist makes you sit up and reread this sentence to make sure it definitely uses the phrase medieval sci-fi heist, then our next series was made just for you. Real Science Adventures: The Nicodemus Job is all about a conspiracy to change the world way back in 11th century Byzantium! Basically, I love heists, and history, and sci-fi, so this series jams all three into a perverse marriage for your enjoyment. It’s written by me, drawn by Meredith McClaren, with colors by J.N. Wiedle and Shan Murphy, letters by Tess Stone and edits by Lee Black.
Here’s the cover and a slightly more official description.
On the eve of the First Crusade, the fate of the world rests in the hands of a disgraced soldier, an assassin, an orphan, a scribe, and a thief who have no idea they're pawns in a clash of civilizations. Heretical texts, ancient star maps, and sacred geometries come together in one impossible heist.
Real Science Adventures lets us show you the larger world outside of Atomic Robo’s hijinx but we can’t keep making stories like these without your help! The first issue is available for pre-order online and at your local shop until June 18th. It goes on sale at your local comic shop and favorite digital comics platform July 11th. And of course we’ll start putting comic pages online before all that.
Hello, good evening, and remain indoors.
We're nearing the deadline of our super extended Complete Your Damn Surveys period for our previous Kickstarter campaign. If you backed that campaign but have not yet confirmed your shipping info and add-on preferences, then here's how to do it. It is currently April 11th, 2018 and you have until MIDNIGHT FRIDAY THE (April) 13TH to get it done! If we do not have your info and add-ons confirmed by that deadline then you are outta luck. This includes you digital backers too.
If you were not a backer but you would like to become one then click right here and have at it!
Meanwhile our new Patreon tier is proving to be popular. How it works is: every month you toss $20 at us, we toss you signed comics, TPBs, and other goodies. February's batch was already sent, the March batch is about to head out the door, and you've got the rest of April to get in on the next shipment ASAP.
The big news this week is Emerald City Comic Con! The show is four full days this year, March 1st -4th! We’ll be in Artists Alley at Table P-5 with a crew of comrades. Check here and here for the exact details, limited items, brand new merch, etc. We still have a few pre-order slots for Commissions by Scott that you can pick up at the show. Check out the info at the bottom of this post.
The other big news this week is our newest Patreon tier! It gets you all kinds of priority access, called out as a Friend of Science in our print issues, and most importantly a monthly goody bag filled with signed comics, variant covers, and other merch! Sign up before the end of February to get your first shipment in March!
The other other big news this week is our fulfillment of our Kickstarter for the Temple of Od and Flying She-Devils hardcovers. We’re using PledgeManager to handle the backend and surveys this time and I already love it. If you backed the campaign then you should have already received an email with info and links you need to get your rewards sent out. Check here if your email never showed up.
Lastly, if you missed the campaign then now’s your chance to grab the books before they’re available for sale later this year.
Hope you guys have been enjoying Atomic Robo and the Spectre of Tomorrow. We're getting close to wrapping up the fourth chapter online. You can pick up the whole issue right now at your local comic shop or grab it at comiXology.
Meanwhile you can pre-order the fifth and final issue of the series until Monday, Feb 12th!
The stars have aligned and, as it is written in the prophecy, we shall leave the Throne of the Eastern Shores and sojourn West so our glory may be known to all who dwell in the Emerald City.
So, yeah, ECCC ‘18 is upon us. Head to the Washington State Convention Center March 1st - 4th, buy our books, check out all the nerds, and buy our books.
We’ll have our usual assortment of hardcovers including the ECCC debut of Atomic Robo and the Ring of Fire.
And we’re bringing a super limited supply of ten hardcover ULTRA FIELD MANUALS, ten Plush Heads of a Robot Named Robo, and ten Tesladyne Orientation Supersets that include a coffee mug, an official employee certificate, and print sets. Get ‘em while they last!
Scott is also taking pre-orders for single figure commissions! It works like this. You PayPal $50 at the link below, and when making the payment you can tell Scott what single figure you’d like him to draw. If you suggest nothing, you will get an Atomic Robo of some kind. From there all you gotta do is come and pick it up at the show! Remember, we’ll be in Artists Alley at Table P-5.
Updates will start up again January 3rd. Until then I hope you folks are able to use this time of year as an excuse to refresh and relax at least for a little while. Lord knows we all need it. I for one plan to spend some time with my anime son.
First up, if you haven't already added Atomic Robo and the Spectre of Tomorrow to your pull list at your local shop, the final order cutoff for the newest issue is right around the corner!
Meanwhile the hardcover edition of Atomic Robo and the Ring of Fire is now available in our online store. You can also grab The Plush Head of a Robot Named Robo. And the ULTRA Field Manual in either paperback or hardcover format. Or there’s the Official Tesladyne Polo why not.
December 15th is the cutoff for domestic orders to arrive by the jolly holiday. We can no longer guarantee that international orders will arrive in time. You can still place orders, I sure as hell won't stop you, just keep in mind they will arrive after Christmas.