If you're the kind of person who loves robots, explosions, and robots who are prone to both causing explosions and being exploded themselves, well, I've got good news and bad news. The good news is that there's a new Atomic Robo series kicking off next week from IDW, and in the eight years that book has been coming out, I don't think there's been a single story where something didn't explode, usually at the hands of the title robot.

The bad news? Robo himself is currently dead, and has been reduced to a non-functioning and disembodied head while the remnants of his support team from Tesladyne are scattered across the world trying to avoid being murdered by sinister government forces. That said, this is only really bad news for the characters --- for the reader, that's a recipe for a pretty good time. Check out a preview from Brian Clevenger and Scott Wegener below!




Here's the official solicitation:


Atomic Robo and the Ring of Fire #1 (of 5)
Brian Clevenger (w) • Scott Wegener (a & c)
Atomic Robo disappeared two years ago when Tesladyne was invaded by Majestic 12 and transformed into ULTRA, a task force leveraging the U.S. surveillance and military industries against scientific pursuits deemed to be hazardous. Now, the few remaining Action Scientists finally have a plan to find Robo, but they've got to dive deep into ULTRA territory to do it! (And meanwhile, giant monsters from the sea might destroy all of civilization.)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99


Unlike most Atomic Robo stories, this one probably benefits from being familiar with the stories that have come before, but if you're a new reader, don't fret. Next week also marks the release of the first Atomic Robo omnibus, The Everything Explodes Collection, collecting the first three stories in a new hardcover with new lettering to get you started.