“Automobiles have been the best melee weapons to use against giant monsters since the 50’s. It’s a science fact.” —Atomic Robo

I’m not much of a comic book reader. However, I do attend the occasional comic book convention and I’ll buy the occasional comic book. At FenCon I got into a discussion with several guests including editor Lou Anders. We talked about reader technology and I made a comment about a comic book I bought in iBooks and how the resolution wasn’t that good when I enlarged the images to try and read the dialog panels. He talked about Comixology which I was familiar and he proceeded to describe Atomic Robo. He talks about how he was created by Nicola Tesla and how Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking make an appearance. And then he talked about Charles Fort and H.P. Lovecraft appeared in another story. And in one scene they argued how they might destroy a monster that’s not quite on this plane of existence and Robo says that if there’s one thing he’s learned working with Nicola Tesla is that everything explodes.

I’m up to Volume 3 and I’m enjoying them so far. I do plan on re-reading them. I have discovered that thanks to the iPad I can now read comics in public. I have found the equivalent of the brown paper wrapper for guys. Anecdotal evidence indicates that sales of trashy romance ebooks have soared because there’s no stigma attached with using an e-reader in public. I thought there was no equivalent for guys. And then I realized it was ecomics.

Here’s a free Atomic Robo comic:

Why Atomic Robo Hates Dr. Dinosaur