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DFTBA Adds Ngozi Ukazu, Yuko Ota and Ananth Hirsh, Tess Stone, Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener, to its Storefront

Beloved online merchandiser and storefront for top internet creators Don’t Forget To Be Awesome (DFTBA) has added a diverse array of award-winning and nominated comic creators to its roster.The newest additions include Ngozi Ukazu (Check, Please!), Yuko Ota and Ananth Hirsh (Johnny Wander, Lucky Penny), Tess Stone (Not Drunk Enough, Buzz), Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener (Atomic Robo, Real Science Adventures). 

Fans of the creators will be able to purchase various merchandise including books, stickers, shirts, totes, and more directly!

Ngozi Ukazu’s Check, Please! is an internet phenomenon, having several top performing crowdfunding campaigns for her self-published editions of the series, which is also published by First Second, and was the first graphic novel to ever be nominated for a YALSA Morris Award.


Yuko Ota and Ananth Hirsh have run their comics on JohnnyWander.com for the past 10 years, initially focusing on autobio comics, collected in the Ignatz award winning omnibus Our Cats Are More Famous Than Us, they’ve also put out fiction works including the critically acclaimed Lucky Penny, and currently focus on the Reuben Award winning Barbarous.


Tess Stone’s Not Drunk Enough is the Harvey Award Nominated horror comedy series that is currently wrapping up its second volume of content. He has also collaborated with Ananth Hirsh on the shonen spelling bee graphic novel BUZZ!


Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener started working on Eisner-Nominated Atomic Robo and Real Science Adventures over 10 years ago. Going from print to online, a familiar home for Clevinger who previously was known for 8-Bit Theater, they now have over a dozen self-published volumes of work with more to come.


Preview: Atomic Robo and the Dawn of a New Era #3

Atomic Robo and the Dawn of a New Era #3

Brian Clevinger (w) • Scott Wegener (a & c)

Atomic Robo has opened Tesladyne Institute to the next generation of Action Scientists. Vik and Lang make an unscheduled appearance. Bernie’s trapped in an extinct lava tube and probably losing his mind. Foley tries to keep the place from burning down. Fun Fact: Robo’s building a secret robot son using the AI from Hashima Island that almost killed, uh, Earth. Twice. It’s fine!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Atomic Robo and the Dawn of a New Era #3

Preview: Atomic Robo and the Spectre of Tomorrow

Atomic Robo and the Spectre of Tomorrow

Brian Clevinger (w) • Scott Wegener (a)

Remember the old days when all you had to worry about were mad scientist dinosaurs or giant sea mutants with lasers? But not in 2017! Atomic Robo delves into the chaos that is modern America, where everything is horrible all of the time! But that’s why Robo is setting up the new Tesladyne Institute in the badlands of New Mexico’s Jornada del Muerto desert, with Sir Richard Branson’s Spaceport on one side and Elon Musk’s Solar Farm on the other. With neighbors like these, who needs to uncover an insidious plot that threatens the lives of everyone in the world?

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 128 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-234-9

Preview: Atomic Robo and the Spectre of Tomorrow #1

Atomic Robo and the Spectre of Tomorrow #1

Brian Clevinger (w) • Scott Wegener (a & c)

Remember those carefree days when the world was only imperiled by things like giant mutants from the sea or the occasional mad scientist dinosaur? Now it’s 2017 and everything’s horrible all the time! But that’s why Atomic Robo is setting up the new Tesladyne Institute in the badlands of New Mexico’s Jornada del Muerto desert with Sir Richard Branson’s Spaceport on one side and Elon Musk’s Solar Farm on the other. With neighbors like these, who needs to uncover an insidious plot that threatens the lives of everyone in the world?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Atomic Robo and the Temple of Od #1 (of 5)

Atomic Robo and the Temple of Od #1 (of 5)

Brian Clevinger (w) • Scott Wegener (a & c)

The year is 1938 and a viral weapon is being developed that will rival even Tesla’s lightning weapon designs! Cue Atomic Robo, Jack Tarot, secret government agencies, moon men, magical arctic circle elves, jetlagged aliens, elderly rights activists, youngling laborers, and the manifestation of human hope to help save the day!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99


Preview: Atomic Robo: The Hell and Lightning Collection

Atomic Robo: The Hell and Lightning Collection

Brian Clevinger (w) • Scott Wegener (a & c)

In this well oiled for your non-sexualized gaze collection, Atomic Robo teams up with jet-pack clad lady pirates, travels to Hollow Earth, and at long last, becomes a Cowboy. Collects The Flying She-Devils of the Pacific, The Savage Sword of Dr. Dinosaur, and The Knights of the Golden Circle for your reading delight. Or maybe more? If you’re interested hit us up sometime at 701-404-ROBO. Nothing too serious, we like to keep it caj.

TPB • FC • $39.99 • 424 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-680-5


Review: Atomic Robo GN Everything Explodes Collection

Atomic Robo Everything ExplodesAs any parents out there know, teaching children how to read or even getting them interested in reading books can be daunting. Naturally, I follwoed my dad’s lead , remembering how he got me into reading, through the comic store. This is the place where I first met Sgt. Rock, Firestorm, Unknown Soldier, Iron Man, Daredevil, War Machine, Black Panther, and many others, a whole new world to five year old me. I did the same for my daughters, naturally they ran to the kids’ comics books , like Adventure Time and Gumball, but eventually they graduated to more mature titles, or really titles that were at their intelligence level like Ms. Marvel and Saga.

Suffice to say, me and my daughters have vastly different tastes in comics, as well as they have different tastes from each other. So there really is not too many comics other than Deadpool, that we all like. Then together we found Atomic Robo. Basically for newcomers, the story is about Atomic Robo, a self-aware robot built by a fictitious version of Nikola Tesla, reliving the different eras and adventures in Atomic Robo’s long life. We found back issues of it at a comic convention, and instantly fell in love with the series, as it was fun, quirky, and adventurous and action packed, as it was one comic that we all enjoyed together. Since that first find, it has been increasingly hard to find it in print, as the trade paperbacks, are sold by retailers at higher than market prices, as the only solace is that the creators put the series up on their website as a web comic.

Then I read that IDW Publishing was going to publish them and re-release the trade paperbacks in two omnibus editions, the first which was released this week. This first collection highlights some of his most memorable adventures, as the first set that was collected highlights his first trip to Mars, his most famous fights against his arch nemesis, Helsingard, and what has the craziest fight, a walking pyramid. The second volume, which was my favorite, delves into his adventures during WWII, fighting German walking tanks and teaming up with British spies. The last collection in this omnibus dives into Robo’s fights with a creature, right out of Lovecraft, which he actually faces off in different times of his life.

Overall, a great series, as this collection, brings together, some of Atomic Robo’s greatest adventures. The stories by Brian Clevinger, stands out in the best way possible as it brings together, nostalgia and adventure at its’ zenith. The art by Scott Wegener is both nostalgic and futuristic simultaneously. This omnibus is basically a steal of epic proportions, as you not only have great storytelling and great art, but also this series is once in a lifetime, and at $39.99, at 466 pages, everyone needs to get this.

Story: Brian Clevinger Art: Scott Wegener
Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Atomic Robo and the Ring of Fire #1 (of 5)

Atomic Robo and the Ring of Fire #1 (of 5)

Brian Clevenger (w) • Scott Wegener (a & c)

Atomic Robo disappeared two years ago when Tesladyne was invaded by Majestic 12 and transformed into ULTRA, a task force leveraging the U.S. surveillance and military industries against scientific pursuits deemed to be hazardous. Now, the few remaining Action Scientists finally have a plan to find Robo, but they’ve got to dive deep into ULTRA territory to do it! (And meanwhile, giant monsters from the sea might destroy all of civilization.)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99


Atomic Robo Heads to the Web Starting Wednesday

Atomic Robo Ghost of Station X #1 CoverRight now it’s hip to bring webcomics to print, but starting this week Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener‘s Atomic Robo is heading to the web. After seven years, the fantastic comic that doesn’t get enough love from folks is heading to being a full-time webcomic. You can find it starting this Wednesday 21 at Atomic-Robo.com.

The whole run, all nine volumes, will be online for free, and build to the tenth volume Atomic Robo and the Ring of Fire which should be released this Summer. That means not only will all future volumes be readable on the web, but also means thousands of pages of the existing material will be available for free too.

The entire first volume goes up on Wednesday, followed by a Monday/Wednesday/Friday update schedule. That’s full issues being put up three times a week.

Collected editions will remain in print and through digital services like comiXology. The material will be online first and then collected later for those who want it like that.

Reached for comment, Clevinger confirmed that the collected editions of Robo will remain in print and available through ComiXology: “New material will be free online first and collected into issues/trades through ComiXology for folks who wants ‘em like that. We’ll also print the new stuff as trades as, y’know, they get finished.”

The first volume, Atomic Robo and the Fightin’ Scientists of Tesladyne, will be available  this Wednesday.

(via ComicsAlliance)

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