There’s so much Atomic Robo news going on it’ll make your head spin!
First up! Wanna buy hardcover editions of the first nine Atomic Robo volumes? Because we’re selling them! There is one caveat however! Any order over nine pounds will be split into two packages. After many meetings with our fulfillment center, various shipping companies, and the postal service, we have determined this to be the best method to make sure large orders arrive safely. Details at the end of this post*!
Next! You might’ve heard us mention it about a thousand times, but there’s a Kickstarter for the tenth hardcover running right now. You can also get a plush of Robo’s head, every Atomic Robo Action Science Roleplaying Game product, and original cover art from Atomic Robo and the Ring of Fire by Scott Wegener.
Lastly! Maybe you prefer print issues? Good news! You can pre-order all the remaining issues of Atomic Robo and the Temple of Od at this very moment! Just run down to your local shop and tell them to “Add anything Atomic Robo to my pull list!” but do it politely because they’re human beings too.
You can even make their job easier by telling them the order number.
*One hardcover? No problem! A few hardcovers? Go crazy! But once you get into a stack of about five or more, you’re gambling with whether or not these things will get damaged in transit. And not even from mishandling! Just the act of going through the automated systems. Splitting these larger shipments into two boxes solves the problem!
See, the machinery is designed to accommodate packages up to fifteen pounds. So why is our cut off at nine pounds? The problem is that we’re not sending a 15lb package, we’re sending dozens to hundreds of 15lb packages at the same time. The system is built to take one 15lb package every so often, not huge batches of them all at once. By scaling back our maximum load per box to 9lbs we’re solving two problems at once: 1) it allows us to use extra packing material to make sure everything arrives safely, and 2) it means our packages are much closer to the statistical average weight that’s expected of the various automated systems they must go through before arriving at your door.
So: order as many hardcovers as you want, but please be aware that shipping costs will increase at 9lbs because that’s when we’ve got to send two boxes instead of one.
First up! It’s time for a little audience participation. What y'do is, you write up an email, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org, and then we’ll respond to it in some way, and maybe even print the whole exchange in an upcoming issue of Atomic Robo! Ask us stuff, tell us we’re pretty and smart, or just say hello. Whatever. It’s fun for the whole family. Patrons get priority on all of these matters because they’re the cooooolest* people in the world.
Next. The Kickstarter! You guys are out of control. We’re over $50,000 U.S. American dollareedoos which means we’ve got to beef up the Task Force ULTRA Field Manual with even more pages. I started work on that material earlier this week and it turned into doctrine for various practices relating to the Vampire War? Did you know there was one? Me neither, but now it’s canon and I want to do a Real Science Adventures series about it at some point.
Anyway, spoiler alert, you guys are still throwing cash at us. Which is just as well, since there’s stretch goals a’plenty lined up. The next one is at $55k and that’ll get you a third postcard drawn by one of our radical comics artist friends as well as two more pages of bonus material pulled from The Secret Files of Dr. Dinosaur.
But that ain’t all that’s happening! We talked with the good people at Evil Hat Productions, makers of the Atomic Robo Action Science Roleplaying Game, and they’ve agreed to help us out with yet more rewards. We added two new tiers so you guys can get all the Atomic Robo RPG goodness that exists in the universe. Check ‘em out...
At $115 you get the hardcover of Atomic Robo and the Ring of Fire, the softcover of the Task Force ULTRA Field Manual, both of them as PDFs, all the stretch goal postcards, and every Atomic Robo RPG product that exists: the main book, the supplement for playing as Majestic 12 agents, and a set of 12 Atomic Robo themed Fate Dice.
At $175 you get the hardcover of Atomic Robo and the Ring of Fire, the hardcover version of the Task Force ULTRA Field Manual, the hardcover version of the Tesladyne Field Guide (2013 edition), PDF versions of all of the above, the postcards, and every Atomic Robo RPG product that exists: the main book, the supplement for playing as Majestic 12 agents, and a set of 12 Atomic Robo themed Fate Dice (whew).
Finally, Atomic Robo and the Temple of Od #2 hits comic book stores today. Hit up your local shop, grab a copy, and be sure to add “Anything that says Atomic Robo!” to your pull list if you haven’t already done that for some reason. Or, if you prefer to read comics on your electromatic devices, there's always your pal comiXology.
If you need more incentive, check out the variant cover by Kei Zama for the next issue:
*not really, I’m just sucking up.
In case you missed it: we're making a hardcover edition of Atomic Robo and the Ring of Fire to match the other hardcovers we made last year.
Oh, and we're making a Plushie Robo Head to go with it. Check out the latest prototype!
Now, clearly, most of you have heard of this because you already funded it and knocked out the first batch of stretch goals like they were nothing. And we're on the verge of crossing out the next one!
Now, maybe you're thinking, "Hold on, what if I missed out on those previous hardcovers?"
Stay tuned for news on what we can do about that later this week!
Today, August 8th, is your last chance to pre-order Atomic Robo and the Temple of Od #1 at your local comic shop!
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There's still time to pre-order #2 and #3, just head on over here for details and links.
Or, rather, THIS WEEKEND!
Team Robo is going to Boston Comic Con. It's August 12 - 14th. You'll find us at Table C-810 in Artists Alley where we will be selling hardcovers, posters, IDW's multi-volume collections, and a bunch of other stuff. You should drop by, say hello, and trade your worthless Earth Dollars for our amazing adventure products!
Do I have to draw you a map? 'CAUSE I DID!