History ComicBook / AtomicRobo

21st Dec '16 2:17:55 AM TheBushranger
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--->'''Bernard:''' ''[[CreepyMonotone remembering]]'' Akni. 'The People'.

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--->'''Bernard:''' ''[[CreepyMonotone remembering]]'' ''*[[CreepyMonotone remembering]]*'' Akni. 'The People'.
21st Dec '16 2:17:26 AM TheBushranger
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* [[HeroStoleMyBike Hero Stole My Rocket Fuel]]: When Robo discovers a basement full of GiantCreepyCrawlies in the basement while inspecting the new Tesladyne Institute building, he has Bernard steal a tank of liquid rocket fuel from his neighbors...the Virgin Galactic spaceport.

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* [[HeroStoleMyBike Hero Stole My Rocket Fuel]]: When Robo discovers a basement full of GiantCreepyCrawlies BigCreepyCrawlies in the basement while inspecting the new Tesladyne Institute building, he has Bernard steal a tank of liquid rocket fuel from his neighbors...the Virgin Galactic spaceport.
21st Dec '16 2:15:44 AM TheBushranger
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* [[HeroStoleMyBike Hero Stole My Rocket Fuel]]: When Robo discovers a basement full of GiantCreepyCrawlies in the basement while inspecting the new Tesladyne Institute building, he has Bernard steal a tank of liquid rocket fuel from his neighbors...the Virgin Galactic spaceport.
-->'''Bernard:''' You think they'll mind?
-->'''Robo''' About the tanker? We're neighbors and adventure industrialists. That was like borrowing a cup of sugar.
-->'''[[DistantReactionShot Sir Richard Branson]]''': [[ThirdPersonPerson Sir Richard Branson]] thinks you should ask ''before'' you borrow something.


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** Also, the people of the Hollow Earth have a simple, yet powerful name for themselves.
--->'''Bernard:''' We really should come up with a name for Hollow Earth stuff one of these days.
--->'''Robo:''' Wonder what they called themselves.
--->'''Bernard:''' ''[[CreepyMonotone remembering]]'' Akni. 'The People'.
21st Dec '16 1:19:06 AM TheBushranger
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*** And much later, ''The Temple of Od'' shows us how Robo met General Claire Chenault, the Tigers' founder, in 1939.
21st Nov '16 11:13:42 AM nighttrainfm
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* {{Whateversaurus}}: Dr. Dinosaur's creations including the "Futuresaurus rex" and "Omnisaur".
10th Jul '16 8:31:22 PM TheGreenHerring
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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: Creator/HPLovecraft's infamy as a huge racist and xenophobe ''even for his time'' is reflected in the comic, as when he mistakes Robo for a pygmy in ceremonial ritual armor:
-->'''Robo:''' 'Scuze me.\\
'''Lovecraft:''' ''Ah!'' Look, it's attempting to ''communicate''. No doubt the savage thing knows language as a house pet knows its reflection in the mirror. The sense is taken in, but the process, the ''meaning'', is forever lost.\\
'''Robo:''' Yer razzin' me.\\
'''Lovecraft:''' See how vainly it cobbles together a string of sounds not unlike words? Take. Us. To. [[UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla Magic. Thunder. Man.]]\\
'''Robo:''' Uh-''huh.''
7th Jun '16 8:15:39 PM Scorpio3002
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* BoxingLessonsForSuperman: Robo spent months learning martial arts from Bruce Lee, so that he wouldn't be dependent on just brute force. Bruce had already stopped taking students, but agreed to train him because Robo was the only person capable of surviving his full-strength attacks.
2nd Jun '16 2:05:49 PM nombretomado
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** ''Real Science Adventures'' shows a veritable dream-team of these back in the late 19th and early 20th century: UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla, Charles Fort, George Westinghouse, [[HPLovecraft H.P.]]'s dad Winfield Scott Lovecraft (the President's [[OccultDetective occult secret agent]]), HarryHoudini, Anne Oakley and Wong Kei-ying.

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** ''Real Science Adventures'' shows a veritable dream-team of these back in the late 19th and early 20th century: UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla, Charles Fort, George Westinghouse, [[HPLovecraft [[Creator/HPLovecraft H.P.]]'s dad Winfield Scott Lovecraft (the President's [[OccultDetective occult secret agent]]), HarryHoudini, Anne Oakley and Wong Kei-ying.
2nd Jun '16 2:04:37 PM nombretomado
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In addition to these, there's a spinoff series called ''Real Science Adventures'', with each issue containing several new stories, either one-shots or multi-parters, involving either Robo, side-characters from the main comic, or other people from the setting. One series deals with The Sparrow, while another focuses on the two-fisted science adventures of Tesladyne's predecessors; UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla, Ehrie "Creator/HarryHoudini" Weisz, Charles Fort, HPLovecraft’s dad, George Westinghouse, Annie Oakley and Wong Kei-ying (father of UsefulNotes/WongFeiHung) - ''the Seven Centurions of Science.'' Which is ''exactly'' as awesome as it sounds.

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In addition to these, there's a spinoff series called ''Real Science Adventures'', with each issue containing several new stories, either one-shots or multi-parters, involving either Robo, side-characters from the main comic, or other people from the setting. One series deals with The Sparrow, while another focuses on the two-fisted science adventures of Tesladyne's predecessors; UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla, Ehrie "Creator/HarryHoudini" Weisz, Charles Fort, HPLovecraft’s Creator/HPLovecraft’s dad, George Westinghouse, Annie Oakley and Wong Kei-ying (father of UsefulNotes/WongFeiHung) - ''the Seven Centurions of Science.'' Which is ''exactly'' as awesome as it sounds.
2nd Jun '16 12:09:08 PM DragonRanger
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* NoHuggingNoKissing: Quite logically for a robot (especially one lacking a ''mouth''), but rare in fiction: the robot hero does not try to romance any of the pretty women that end up near him. Or anyone else. (Well, except for in ''Deadly Art of Science''... But still, six out of seven ain't bad.)

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* NoHuggingNoKissing: Quite logically for a robot (especially one lacking a ''mouth''), but rare in fiction: the robot hero does not try to romance any of the pretty women that end up near him. Or anyone else. (Well, except for There is a grand total of ''one'' exception to this, as Robo and Helen are interested in each other in ''Deadly Art of Science''... But still, six out Science'', but even then a later adventure (''Temple of seven ain't bad.)Od'') has both dial it back as Helen has moved on since then. Supporting characters rarely get involved with each other either, with again just one big exception: Vik and Lang are shown to be a couple in ''Ring of Fire'' by a scene where she's nearly caught in his room after they spent the night together.


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* WorkingWithTheEx: Robo and Helen in ''Temple of Od''. There's a little awkwardness there since Helen has a new boyfriend, but overall they're AmicableExes.
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