Atomic Robo and the Dawn of a New Era by Scott Wegener, Brian Clevinger

1_and_owenly's review against another edition

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And now I am caught up... at least with the physical copies. I still need to read everything on the website.

I loved this one. I *really* loved this one. It is quieter, more introspective, but still awesome. We've moved past the HOA problems in volume 12 and are instead dealing with well, a LOT of other problems that have been building up over previous volumes.

Vik & Lang's attempts to take a vacation, Foley's growth into a mentor figure to some new faces, Bernie's worrisome explorations, Robo's secret, and the return of someone I'd been missing for quite a while... this book really filled the Robo shaped hole in my heart.

Also, the interdimensional vampire menace continues to loom.

Is this the best book to start with if you've never read Robo before? No. But it's definitely not the worst, either. A person could pretty much figure out what's going on, though they would definitely want to check out previous volumes.

Our heroes are aging. Robo himself is close to a century old at this point. And our main group of Action Scientists are basically "science Mom & Dad" to the new recruits.

This whole book is about legacy, about generations, about responsibility to ourselves and to others. It's a beautiful book of growth and I keep thinking about the arcs our heroes have gone through in order to bring us to this point.

I look forward to the next chapter.

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adventurous hopeful informative lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated