History Comicbook / AtomicRobo

1st Mar '17 7:03:51 PM Kalaong
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* CapsLockNumLockMissilesLock: When Robo and [[Magazine/ForteanTimes Charles Fort]] go hunting an EldritchAbomination, Robo brings [[http://www.atomic-robo.com/atomicrobo/v3ch2-page-3 appropriate hardware.]] Just mind the dial. Better yet, don't touch the dial.
-->'''Robo''': ''These'' are {{Lightning Gun}}s. They collect electric charges from the air and boost them to ''obscenely'' dangerous levels through an even ''more'' dangerous process. Nothing unusual.\\
'''Fort''': I say, a portable Wardenclyffe!\\
'''Robo''': Yeah, just whatever you do, ''donít'' move that dial past five. Or ''to'' five. Or ''near'' five, actually. In fact, set the dial to one and then ''forget itís there.''\\
'''Fort''': Is this entirely safe?\\
'''Robo''': No. Not even a little.
** The zag is that sometimes you ''[[ForbiddenChekhovsGun want]]'' a big damned explosion, and rarely will you have much time to prep it. [[http://www.atomic-robo.com/atomicrobo/v3ch2-page-18 Case in point]], Robo turns the dials on ''both'' guns up to '''nine''' when decides;
--->'''Robo''': ÖMy years with Mr. Tesla have taught me that thereís one underlying scientific principle common to *all* existence.\\
'''Fort''': And that would be?\\
'''Robo''': ''Everything'' explodes.
1st Mar '17 10:03:53 AM Kalaong
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* EvilCounterpart: In ''The Ghost of Station X'', [[spoiler:ALAN is one to Robo: they are both powerful automatic intelligences created by eccentric scientific geniuses, but Robo was raised to try and help people, while ALAN was left without guidance at an early age and regards people as a minor distraction to pursuing his own goals]].

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* EvilCounterpart: In ''The Ghost of Station X'', [[spoiler:ALAN is one to Robo: they are both powerful automatic intelligences created by eccentric scientific geniuses, but Robo was where Tesla raised to try Robo with love and taught him to help people, while ALAN was left without guidance at an early age and regards people as after Turing was [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labouchere_Amendment prosecuted for homosexuality]]. As a minor distraction result, ALAN has no regard for human life, engineering the Cold War solely to pursuing develop nuclear technology for his own goals]].ends - specifically sterilizing the entire planet with an OrionDrive launch]].
1st Mar '17 9:41:23 AM Kalaong
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** The [[http://www.atomic-robo.com/timeline timeline page]] on the website lists all of the major events of the series in chronological order. It also lists dates for stories that have yet to be published, each listed only as "TOP SECRET"; ''The Temple of Od'' ([[TheGreatDepression 1939]]), ''The Spear of Destiny'' (TheSixties), ''[[Film/JamesBond Diamonds Are For Never]]'' ([[TheSeventies 1973]]), ''[[Creator/WilliamGibson The Mirrorshade Overdrive]]'' ([[TheEighties 1985]]), and ''The Soldiers of Fortune'' ([[TheNineties 1993]]).

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** The [[http://www.atomic-robo.com/timeline timeline page]] on the website lists all of the major events of the series in chronological order. It also lists dates for stories that have yet to be published, each listed only as "TOP SECRET"; ''The Temple of Od'' ([[TheGreatDepression 1939]]), ''The Spear of Destiny'' (TheSixties), ''[[Film/JamesBond Diamonds Are For Never]]'' ([[TheSeventies 1973]]), ''[[Creator/WilliamGibson The Mirrorshade Overdrive]]'' ([[TheEighties 1985]]), and ''The Soldiers of Fortune'' ([[TheNineties 1993]]).
7th Feb '17 1:02:13 AM TheBushranger
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* ChekhovsGunman: In 2010, [[spoiler:Rex Cannon]] appeared on three pages before being [[spoiler:unceremoniously killed off at the very start of a vampire invasion]]. They NeverFoundTheBody...[[spoiler:because, as revealed in the 2016 Free Comic Book Day story, he's now the King of the Vampire Dimension]].

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* ChekhovsGunman: In 2010, [[spoiler:Rex Cannon]] appeared on three four pages before being [[spoiler:unceremoniously killed off at the very start of a vampire invasion]]. They NeverFoundTheBody...[[spoiler:because, as revealed in the 2016 Free Comic Book Day story, he's now the King of the Vampire Dimension]].
7th Feb '17 1:01:06 AM TheBushranger
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* ChekhovsGunman: In 2010, [[spoiler:Rex Cannon]] appeared on three pages before being [[spoiler:unceremoniously killed off at the very start of a vampire invasion]]. They NeverFoundTheBody...[[spoiler:because, as revaled in the 2016 Free Comic Book Day story, he's now the King of the Vampire Dimension]].

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* ChekhovsGunman: In 2010, [[spoiler:Rex Cannon]] appeared on three pages before being [[spoiler:unceremoniously killed off at the very start of a vampire invasion]]. They NeverFoundTheBody...[[spoiler:because, as revaled revealed in the 2016 Free Comic Book Day story, he's now the King of the Vampire Dimension]].
7th Feb '17 1:00:16 AM TheBushranger
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** Free Comic Book Day stories: "The Tsar Bomb" (2008), "Why Atomic Robo Hates Dr. Dinosaur" (2009), "Flight of the Terror Birds" (2010), "The Science Fair" (2011), "Team Up of the Century" (2012), "Project SAINT" (2013), "The Centralia Job" (2014), "The Trial of Atomic Robo" (2015)

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** Free Comic Book Day stories: "The Tsar Bomb" (2008), "Why Atomic Robo Hates Dr. Dinosaur" (2009), "Flight of the Terror Birds" (2010), "The Science Fair" (2011), "Team Up of the Century" (2012), "Project SAINT" (2013), "The Centralia Job" (2014), "The Trial of Atomic Robo" (2015)(2015), "Martin and Lewis Try Again" (2016)


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* ChekhovsGunman: In 2010, [[spoiler:Rex Cannon]] appeared on three pages before being [[spoiler:unceremoniously killed off at the very start of a vampire invasion]]. They NeverFoundTheBody...[[spoiler:because, as revaled in the 2016 Free Comic Book Day story, he's now the King of the Vampire Dimension]].
6th Feb '17 1:56:02 PM MitchellTF
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**[[spoiler: He's back...as King of the Vampires.]]
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'.
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