'Atomic Robo' switches to digital-first approach

Atomic Robo, the long-running adventure comic by Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener, is making the move to the web.

The creators announced they allowed their contract expire with Red 5, where the comic debuted in 2007, and will soon switch to a digital-first model, serializing Atomic Robo online before releasing a print collection.

First, however, they'll upload to their website seven years' worth of comics, complete with creator commentary and process drawings -- more than 1,000 pages in all. The first volume, Atomic Robo and the Fightin’ Scientists of Tesladyne, will be released online in full on Wednesday. Afterward, a new issue will be release each Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Once the old material is complete -- sometime in May, Clevinger estimates -- they'll begin the online serialization of the new volume, Atomic Robo and the Ring of Fire.

"This is the biggest and craziest adventure we’ve ever done," Clevinger writes. "It’s the conclusion of the trilogy where 'Everything Changes' starting with Savage Sword of Dr. Dinosaur and running through Knights of the Golden Circle. Vol 10 is our first glimpse at Robo’s new status quo, 'Weird Future.'"

(via Digital Spy)

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