As you may or may not remember, we threatened you with new items in the Tesladyne Shop last week. And we have made good on those threats.
First up, we have the Camp Atvatabar T-shirt available in, like, several sizes. It looks so good even you will look good in it.
Then there's the Dr. Dinosaur Sticker Sheet. All proceeds from this item, like all the Dr. Dino merch, will go toward some kind of research fund blah blah blah probably something to blow up the sun. It's hard to get straight answers out of him for some reason.
Don't forget about the Dr. Dinosaur Button Pack. Stick them on to people you love. Or hate. Whichever. Just don't come crying to us when they start crying.
And the Dr. Dinosaur Poster. Are you sensing a pattern here? Like, maybe it was a terrible idea to put Dr. Dinosaur in charge of the Tesladyne Shop? Or that he's pushing out all these items with his jackass face on it because he's a vain jackass? Or that thing about blowing up the sun?
Lastly, there's my personal favorite, the SPACE poster. Get it before Dr. Dinosaur realizes we put something up for sale that won't earn him any royalties.
I just realized that in the Atomic Robo timeline, Nikola Tesla dies the same year that Marconi loses some of his patents based on Tesla's work. How does their dispute play out in a world with lightning guns and war zeppelins? What nastiness is Marconi up to before he turns his focus to Science City?
If there was to be an Atomic Robo anime series, which studio would make it and who would direct?Jon S.
Question about Atomic Robo history.
My first exposure to the tales of Nicola Tesla came in 1984, when OMD released their wonderful song, Tesla Girls:
Now I'm wondering if Atomic Robo was involved in that song in any way. Did he write it? Was he aware of it? How does he feel about it? And just what WAS Robo up to in the 80s?
Thanks for the great comics, guys!
One of my favorite things about Robo has been the use of real historical figures and events to add verisimilitude to the world you've created. Have you had a particular favorite person or event you've researched for a volume?
There's one part of the new atomic-robo.com experience we haven't talked about yet and that's The Tesladyne Online Store.
Whaaaaaat? Yes. Look, there's a big graphic and everything:
We've got a few items for sale that ought to be seem particularly desireable if you missed out on a certain Kickstarter campaign. We'll be adding new stuff all the time. ALL THE TIME.
Well, not now. But soon!
Has Tesladyne employee attempted using lab equipment (lasers) to emulate Superman using his heat vision to shave?
If so, who and why did they think it was a good idea?
I'm curious about character development. When creating, say, a new Action Scientist, do you start with a sketched silhouette, which will inform the personality and motivations? Do you write a fantastic pun, realize nobody currently in the scene could pull it off, and invent a character on the spot who can fill the void? Is there some way to blame it all on Dr Dinosaur?
Hi Brian and Scott,
I discovered Atomic Robo because of Free Comic Book Day, and I absolutely loved the 2011 FCBD story. The ending, with Emma arriving to join Tesladyne when she grew up really touched me (here's hoping she reappears in some issues in 2021 :) ). My question is:
Do you plan to still put out Atomic Robo stories for FCBD? And will there be print issues for comic book stores?
Curious question. Since this Patreon marks the beginning of making Atomic Robo creator-owned, what does this mean regarding your affiliation with Red 5? Will print versions of the comic still exist? If so, do you currently have a distribution plan? Atomic Robo doesn't seem to be Red 5's cover focus on this year's FCBD so I have the impression that you've cut ties with them altogether.
A long-time fan since Vol. 2,Chocolancer