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A super fancy hardcover edition of ATOMIC ROBO AND THE SPECTRE OF TOMORROW. Plus a bunch of other merch!
A super fancy hardcover edition of ATOMIC ROBO AND THE SPECTRE OF TOMORROW. Plus a bunch of other merch!
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We’re Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener and we’re the creators of Atomic Robo, an online comic about the adventures of a robot who is also a scientist. Each volume is a self-contained story or collection of stories about the incredible life of Atomic Robo.

(there’s also a spin-off series Real Science Adventures, check it out)

We’ve been making fancy hardcover editions of Atomic Robo with help from you and Kickstarter since 2014. Today we’d like to Kickstart a fancy hardcover edition of our newest book, Atomic Robo and the Spectre of Tomorrow!

Atomic Robo was created by Nikola Tesla way back in the ‘20s. Since then Robo’s tussled with air pirates, mad scientists, a dinosaur who is also a mad scientist, vampires, and at one point cowboys.

In Atomic Robo and the Spectre of Tomorrow, Robo has to grapple with his greatest foe ever — The Jornada del Muerto Homeowners’ Association! Oh, and there’s freaky secret cyborg doppelgangers running around covertly overthrowing governments or something.

Also there’s these guys.

You can read Spectre of Tomorrow online right here to find out how it all goes down.

We’re going to make a fancy hardcover edition of Atomic Robo and the Spectre of Tomorrow. This will collect all five chapters of the story and include bonus features like a prologue, all-new story content, a cover gallery, notes from the creators, and more!

We’re also including Limited Edition Official Tesladyne Institute T-shirts as worn by Robo and his crew of Action Scientists. Behold!

And you can get all kinds of other goodies — PDFs, patches, print sets, and even some stuff that doesn’t start with the letter P like sketches, original cover art, and more! 

The Hardcover — the complete story of Atomic Robo and the Spectre of Tomorrow, the prologue short story The Fungus Among Us, the all-new epilogue, The Secret Files of Doctor Dinosaur, cover gallery, alt cover gallery, concept art, and introduction by Chris Roberson.

The T-shirt — Featuring the new Tesladyne Institute insignia for all your action science needs. You might not be a robot but at least you can dress like one who happens to be very handsome. Limited Edition!

The Patch — Put that Tesladyne Institute insignia on, like, a cool jacket to make it 74% more cool.

Print Set — A collection of all new postcard-sized prints by some of our favorite artists. The higher our goal, the more you get! 

Signed Bookplates — You slap these on the inside your book and by the transitive property you got a signed book!

Scott Sketch — Original art from Mr. Scott Wegener handmade just for you!

Original Page Art — Now’s your chance to own an original page of Atomic Robo art from the first nine volumes. Scott’s been working digitally ever since, so once these are gone, they’re really gone!

Original Cover Art — The one-of-a-kind original cover art for all five issue, the trade paperback cover, and the hardcover can be yours!

Check out our reward tiers!

But wait, there's more! The further you take this thing the more free stuff we'll throw at you.

Here's how it works. The higher you push our total, the more goodies we pack into the Print Sets that are included in all physical reward tiers from the $55 level and above.

Risks and challenges

We've already made more than a dozen hardcovers. We're working with trusted partners from production to printing to storage to fulfillment.

Over the years we've seen just about everything that can go haywire in a campaign and it's never stopped us from delivering the goods.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Get a PDF

    Get yer fresh hot digital file right here!

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    • Spectre of Tomorrow PDF
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    PDF + Thanks!

    Get yer fresh hot thank yous with that there digital file.

    Includes:
    • Spectre of Tomorrow PDF
    • Your Name Added to our "Thank You" Page
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    Spectre of Tomorrow Hardcover + PDF

    The hardcover and nothing else. No fuss, no muss, statistically negligible amounts of tuss. And we'll throw the PDF in there for your trouble.

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    • Spectre of Tomorrow Hardcover
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    Scientist of Tomorrow

    You get your hardcover, your PDF, your name gets jammed in with the Thank Yous so everyone in the world knows what a kind and generous person you are.

    Then we throw the T-shirt in there. And the Print Set. And a signed book plate. The most bang for your buck.

    Includes:
    • Spectre of Tomorrow Hardcover
    • Spectre of Tomorrow PDF
    • Your Name Added to our "Thank You" Page
    • Official Tesladyne Institute Shirt
    • Print Set
    • Signed Bookplate
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    PDF Library

    What if we did a thing where you could get PDFs (still fresh, still hot) of every single Atomic Robo volume? Well, we did. And it's this. You're looking at it. Plus: you get the Thank You treatment because you just bought a dozen books.

    Includes:
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    Artist of Tomorrow!

    This is just like that bangs/bucks situation from before, but better because you ALSO get an original sketch by Scott Wegener on top of it.

    Includes:
    • Spectre of Tomorrow Hardcover
    • Spectre of Tomorrow PDF
    • Your Name Added to our "Thank You" Page
    • Official Tesladyne Institute Shirt
    • Print Set
    • Signed Bookplate
    • Scott Sketch
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    Collector of Tomorrow!

    What's that? An original sketch isn't enough for you. How about we throw in a whole page of original art from Atomic Robo too? Too bad, because that's what this is!

    Includes:
    • Spectre of Tomorrow Hardcover
    • Spectre of Tomorrow PDF
    • Your Name Added to our "Thank You" Page
    • Official Tesladyne Institute Shirt
    • Print Set
    • Signed Bookplate
    • Scott Sketch
    • Original Page Art from Atomic Robo
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    Original Cover Art for Issue #1

    Let's put all the cards on the table. This tier gets you all the goods plus also the Original Cover Art for Issue #1 of Atomic Robo and the Spectre of Tomorrow.

    Includes:
    • Spectre of Tomorrow Hardcover
    • Spectre of Tomorrow PDF
    • Your Name Added to our "Thank You" Page
    • Official Tesladyne Institute Shirt
    • Print Set
    • Signed Bookplate
    • Scott Sketch
    • Original Cover Art for Issue #1
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    Original Cover Art for Issue #2

    This is like that previous tier except it's the Original Cover Art for Issue #2 instead. I'm not gonna judge.

    Includes:
    • Spectre of Tomorrow Hardcover
    • Spectre of Tomorrow PDF
    • Your Name Added to our "Thank You" Page
    • Official Tesladyne Institute Shirt
    • Print Set
    • Signed Bookplate
    • Scott Sketch
    • Original Cover Art for Issue #2
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    Original Cover Art for Issue #3

    Own the one-of-a-kind Original Cover Art for Issue #3. Or sleep on it and let some other jerk beat you to it. If that's how you want to live your life.

    Includes:
    • Spectre of Tomorrow Hardcover
    • Spectre of Tomorrow PDF
    • Your Name Added to our "Thank You" Page
    • Official Tesladyne Institute Shirt
    • Print Set
    • Signed Bookplate
    • Scott Sketch
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    Original Cover Art for Issue #4

    Original Cover Art for Issue #4 could be yours if you'd only stop being a coward.

    Hey, I calls 'em likes I sees 'em.

    Includes:
    • Spectre of Tomorrow Hardcover
    • Spectre of Tomorrow PDF
    • Your Name Added to our "Thank You" Page
    • Official Tesladyne Institute Shirt
    • Print Set
    • Signed Bookplate
    • Scott Sketch
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    Original Cover Art for Issue #5

    Original Cover Art for Issue #5 really is like 80% a toilet.

    Includes:
    • Spectre of Tomorrow Hardcover
    • Spectre of Tomorrow PDF
    • Your Name Added to our "Thank You" Page
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    Trade Paperback Cover Art

    Look. Getting cover art is cool even if sometimes it's just a toilet.

    But rock beats scissors, scissors beats paper, and ORIGINAL TRADE PAPERBACK COVER ART beats the ever living snot out of any issue.

    Includes:
    • Spectre of Tomorrow Hardcover
    • Spectre of Tomorrow PDF
    • Your Name Added to our "Thank You" Page
    • Official Tesladyne Institute Shirt
    • Print Set
    • Scott Sketch
    • Signed Bookplate
    • Original Cover Art for the Trade Paperback
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    Original Cover Art for the Hardcover

    Are you really gonna let some doofy chump get their grubby hands on the one and only Original Cover Art for the Hardcover Edition? Could you honestly endure this hollow thing you call a life without it?

    Includes:
    • Spectre of Tomorrow Hardcover
    • Spectre of Tomorrow PDF
    • Your Name Added to our "Thank You" Page
    • Official Tesladyne Institute Shirt
    • Print Set
    • Signed Bookplate
    • Scott Sketch
    • Original Cover Art for the Hardcover
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