The action continues… or does it, as Robo shifts to the more quiet side of life!
Atomic Robo just opened Tesladyne Institute’s doors to the next generation of Action Scientists. Meanwhile, an old comrade has an urgent message about the Vampire Dimension (spoiler, it’s bad). Bernie is speaking with the Queen of Hollow Earth or just hallucinating. Jury’s still out on that one.
Oh, and there’s a subplot about Robo’s secret robot son. Y’know, remember that old automatic intelligence that nearly killed everyone in the world a few years back? Well…it’s fine. Everything’s fine!
Remember the old days when all you had to worry about were mad scientist-dinosaurs or giant sea mutants with lasers? But not in 2017! Atomic Robo delves into the chaos that is modern America, where everything is horrible all of the time!
But that’s why Robo is setting up the new Tesladyne Institute in the badlands of New Mexico’s Jornada del Muerto desert, with Sir Richard Branson’s Spaceport on one side and Elon Musk’s Solar Farm on the other. With neighbors like these, who needs to uncover an insidious plot that threatens the lives of everyone in the world?
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?
Tesladyne is seized by a top secret government agency and transformed into Task Force ULTRA to bring global super science firms under the direct control of Majestic 12. Robo’s missing and rogue Action Scientists of Tesladyne have gone underground to hunt him down.
Oh, and giant mosters from the sea are threatening to consume all life on Earth. Sure was a nice planet we had for a while there!