More Atomic Robo… Past, Free and Future

Bursting on to comic store shelves in October 2007 as the debut title of publisher Red 5 Comics, ATOMIC ROBO has quickly become a cult favorite of discerning and fun-loving comic readers everywhere and earning many “Best of 2007” nods.

ATOMIC ROBO #1 has sold out of its first and second printings (over 8000 copies). ATOMIC ROBO #2 also sold out, and as of this week ATOMIC ROBO #3, #4 and #5 have sold out – all earning a spot in the monthly top 300. The final issue of this volume, ATOMIC ROBO #6 (JAN083857), arrives on March 12 with the strongest initial orders of the series.

In response to continued demand, Red 5 Comics has issued a third printing of ATOMIC ROBO #1 (with the striking Michael Avon Oeming cover), and second printings of ATOMIC ROBO #2 to #5 will be available for pre-order from Diamond Comics next week and on-shelf starting March 19.

But the adventures of ATOMIC ROBO do not end there.

His next Action Science outing will be on Free Comic Book Day, May 3, 2008 in an all-new 16-page battle against Russian Comm-bots in the 1960s. ROBO co-creators Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener return for script and art duties, respectively – along with colorist Ronda Pattison and letterer Jeff Powell. Be sure to check with your favorite local comic shop in February to see if they are participating in Free Comic Book Day and including ATOMIC ROBO (FEB080036).

Red 5 Comics is pleased to announce that starting this fall, ATOMIC ROBO will return as a continuing series, with Clevinger and Wegener on-board for over twenty issues of ROBO exploits over the next three years.

“We couldn’t be happier to be able to share more of Robo’s adventures,” said Clevinger. “I can promise more explosions and more punching, but the two are probably unrelated. Punching things until they explode is just bad strategy, even for a robot.”

On the success of ROBO, Wegener waxed, “It was Mark Twain who said, ‘Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.’ The first time I drew Robo in a pair of cargo pants and muddy combat boots it was instant BFFs. Thank God other people seem to like the idea too.”

Look for further announcements about the next ATOMIC ROBO story arc at


5 Responses to “More Atomic Robo… Past, Free and Future”

  1. Scott Wegener » Blog Archive » Important Atomic Robo Press Release! Says:

    [...] here is the super-cool announcement. Visit Red5 Comics for some finished preview pages of the Atomic Robo and Neozoic FCBD [...]

  2. Plockhead. - PLOCKHEAD[DOT]COM Says:

    [...] Atomic Robo von Red 5 Comics sieht wirklich sehr vielversprechend aus. Und ist schon bei Issue #5!!! Leider ist die Serie komplett an mir vorbei gegangen – ich werde gleich mal meinen Comicdealer anhauen, ob er mir da weiterhelfen kann. [...]

  3. Auguste Miller Says:

    Any plans for a trade or HC ?


  4. Daniel Says:

    These announcement make me so happy. I’ve been a fan of this comic ever since it was announce on 8bit theater. I’ve gotten all the issues, and had hoped that it would be picked up as a regular comic. It’s wonderfull to see small comics by new talent make such a big splash. keep up the good work guys. I’ll be holding on for the duration of the ride.

  5. Lord Nuke Says:

    Oh heck yes! I’ve been greatly enjoying the Atomic Robo series thus far, and the only thing that in any way lessened my enjoyment was the belief that after the sixth comic, there would be no more. Now I know I will have much much more to look forward to. Thank you!

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