Atomic Robo Vol 3, FCBD ’09.

You heard it here first unless you heard it somewhere else before you heard it here: Atomic Robo and the Shadow From Beyond Time #1 hits stores this Wednesday — 100% guaranteed, confirmed by Diamond — 4/29/09. And it’s about damned time.

It looks like this.

If you’ve been on the fence about getting into Atomic Robo, this weekend is the perfect chance to check it out. Volume 3, like all our mini-series, stands on its own so it won’t matter if you’re not familiar with the title. This one’s got H.P. Lovecraft, Charles Fort, Carl Sagan (watch Cosmos), and the original Science Agents of Tesladyne. If that doesn’t sound like a great time to you, then you don’t know enough about history or you’re dead on the inside. If it’s the latter, sorry you had to hear it from a stranger, but at least you know the truth, right?

But it gets better because Saturday May 2nd is Free Comic Book Day. So you can get an all-new and all-free issue of Atomic Robo as well as Atomic Robo and the Shadow From Beyond Time #1. Make sure your local shop is participating in FBCB and that they’re well-stocked with copies of Atomic Robo. If you can’t make it to a local shop, you can get Robo online and we promise to put the FCBD story into a trade paperback later this year (and maybe online) anyway so it works out.

I will be signing at Sci-Fi City in Orlando, FL just like last year and I’ll swing by Bad Apple Comics UCF. Drop by, say hello, get free stuff!