Two new Red 5 Comics hit the stands today, and with them come the endings of some great storylines!
Atomic Robo and the Shadow from Beyond Time #5 ends the saga of Robo and the trans-dimensional Unknowable Horror, as we finally get to present day, and a surprising revelation causes the creature to appear way earlier than Robo was prepared to deal with! Is the issue great? That goes without saying. I’d say that Shadow from Beyond Time may actually be my favorite of the three Robo series thus far. The humor has been stronger in Volume 3 than in either of the previous volumes, with some laugh-out-loud dialogue that you won’t see coming. It’s smartly written and has quite a bit of believable science talk for a comic about a robot and a giant Lovecraftian monster. Highest Possible Recommendation – don’t wait for the trade! Or do…they usually have some cool bonuses in them. Either way – buy this damn comic!
We Kill Monsters #3 ends the initial storyline (kinda) of the mechanics turned Monster Hunters as more light is shed on the origin of the creatures, while the protagonists avenge the death of a loved one by kicking some monster ass! Mostly an action-issue without a ton of exposition, We Kill Monsters is still a fun book. I’m definitely curious to see where it’s going, and I recommend it for people looking for a fun comic. It’s got monster brain blood! Do you need anything else? Highly recommended!
Check out a 6-page preview of each book, and a first look review of November’s DRONE after the jump!
Also, coming this November from Red 5 is the new mini series DRONE. In the near future, the U.S. transforms warfare by testing lethal remote-controlled robotic drones on the front lines. To the world’s superpowers, the technology is something to be coveted and stolen. To a group of state-side fun-loving hackers, it is the ultimate video game.
Given a preview copy of the first issue, I can say that DRONE does seem like it’s going to be a pretty exciting book – the premise definitely lends itself to some interesting possibilities, and I can definitely see myself picking up future issues. The one weak aspect of the book is the art. It’s not bad, but it does seem a bit amateurish for Red 5, who’s art is usually pretty top notch in books like Atomic Robo and Neozoic. Still, a fun book, and definitely worth the read! If you want to pre-order it from your LCS, tell them the Diamond Code is SEP090954.