Multiversity Comics interviewed Atomic Robo writer Brian Clevinger and discussed Atomic Robo and the Revenge of the Vampire Dimension which comes out this week:
It’s my understanding that the title to volume 4 (Revenge of the Vampire Dimension) was not the original title planned? What was the title supposed to be?
It was supposed to be Atomic Robo and Other Strangeness. The original title was a not-so-veiled reference to the youths of Scott Wegener and Brian Clevinger being wasted on Palladium Roleplaying Games. Chief among them RIFTS and, this is the one important to the question, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Other Strangeness. And that’s why Volume 4 is a series of one-shots. “Other Strangeness” screamed “anthology of weird” to us.
But there was a miscommunication between Team Robo and Red 5 and they thought the title to issue 1, The Revenge of the Vampire Dimension, was the title for the whole series. Scott and I didn’t find out about the error until the solicits were out and at that point you’re better off just sticking to what’s in the system. Diamond has a hard enough time with books like ours that change title with every mini-series. Changing the title within a mini-series sounded about as fun as getting hit by a bus. And, hell, it’s a cool sounding title anyway, so who cares!
So Dr Dinosaur will finally return to the books. How does he fit in with the overall story, and given how much you seem to love the character, would you consider him Robo’s nemesis?
Robo has lived too long and been too ornery to be limited to just one nemesis. He’s got Helsingard, Dr. Dinosaur, a shadowy organization that we’ll learn more about in some upcoming online mini-comics released concurrent with Vol 4, and the all new nemesis that’ll debut in the last issue of the volume!
And we’ve got more of ‘em planned too. But, y’gotta wait for those. Sorry!
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