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A Month of Writing Stars – Brian Clevinger

Every day this month I’m going to feature a current comic book writing “star,” someone who I think is a very good writer.

I’m mostly going to try to keep from the biggest names as much as possible, because, really, do I need to talk more about the awesomeness of Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman and Warren Ellis?

Here is the archive of previously featured writers.

Today we look at the writer of one of the best new series of 2008!


Brian Clevinger first gained renown for his work on the web-comic, 8-bit Theatre. Here is a link to where you can find the latest strip.

But it is his comic book Atomic Robo, which he writes with artist Scott Wegener (who I featured here during the Month of Art Stars) that I’m mostly talking about now.

Atomic Robo is about a robot built during the 1920s by Nikola Tesla. He has worked for the government in various capacities ever since, mostly handling bizarre cases with a sense of humor. The book is action-packed and often quite funny!

To save myself some time, I’m just going to use the same pages I used before to highlight Wegener’s art, only this time I will use them to highly Clevinger’s writing!

Cool stuff!

Check out the Atomic Robo site here to see where you can buy Atomic Robo!

Here‘s Brian’s website.


The word “rollickin'” was invented to describe Atomic Robo. Yes. With the g left off and everything. It rollicks and rolls.

Good choice. I loved the first mini-series.

Loved the first mini, waiting for the trade (impatiently!) for the second one. Incredibly well-written (and great art, too). This is a great example of how “well-written” doesn’t have to mean “moody, dark, serious”.

Good choice.

I’m still convinced that the giant ant story will be Atomic Robo’s legacy to the world. I just don’t get tired of that one. (And yes, the second series is also quite good, by the trade when it comes out, and of course be on the look out for the third series later this year.)

Just wanted to say that I picked up Atomic Robo issues #1 & #2 for the iPhone last month. (they’re available from iVerse)
This was based on the recommendations from CSBG, CBR and the “I Read Comics” podcast…

I utterly love this comic. It has adapted well to the iPhone, and is such an easy sell-on to other iPhone users (particularly as the first issue is free) I’ve already managed to get three otehr people (two who “don’t read comics”) to download it, and move onto #2.

Now I’m just waiting for all the rest to be converted.

“Baron von-blab-about-my-weakness” indeed!

pure joy!

[…] Comic Book Resources just highlighted Atomic Robo’s Brian Clevinger as a ‘writing star’! Today we look at the writer of one of the best new series of 2008! […]

[…] What can I say? He’s a writer. So I’m going to turn the blog over to Brian Clevinger, (recently praised by CBR for his awesomosity with words), for a […]

i love Atomic Robo(if i am not mistaken,he is doing a new mini-series)
kinda sad that you didnt talk about Nuklear Age(his only superhero work)
and why did you not talk about 8 bit theater
any comic with a ranger that has a quad-wielding rocks

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