Beijing, 1938. China’s top quantum physicist is captured by the Imperial Japanese Army and forced to develop a superweapon powered by the theoretically unlimited “zero-point” energy source and Atomic Robo is volunteered for the secret mission to bring him back.
Luckily, Robo’s got help from an old flame, Helen “The Nightingale” McAllister, and her new flame Chen Zhen from the Chinese Resistance. And, begrudgingly, Chen’s allies, the Ghost Bandits, who are completely and totally 100% trustworthy–why would you even worry about it?
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“Brian Clevinger keeps his script humming along, avoiding dwelling overly long on setup and book-ending the issue with action-heavy flash-forwards. Scott Wegener’s clean, elegant art style also does its part to generate an enjoyable tale of WWII-era action and intrigue. Wegener even throws in some welcome Temple of Doom homages for good measure. Atomic Robo is a very consistent franchise, but it’s always good to see that a new volume keeps the momentum going.” – Jesse, IGN (8.5 score for issue 1)