Carl Sagan Stars in Atomic Robo

Posted on 31st August 2009 by Ryan Somma in Mediaphilism

When you return to your unobservable but empirically determined dimension of origin–tell them Carl Sagan sent you!
~ Fictional Carl Sagan in Atomic Robo, Shadow from Beyond Time #4

I had previously covered a Carl Sagan cameo in the Atomic Robo comic book, where Sagan sends Dr. Atomic Robo Tesla to Mars with the Viking Lander in a dream sequence.

Well, this month’s issue features the real Carl Sagan and he opens a scientific can of whoop-ass on an extradimensional monster.

Carl Sagan in Atomic Robo
Carl Sagan in Atomic Robo

The authors really know their Sagan, and Sagan fans will really appreciate the dialog, which references many of Sagan’s books and ideas. This comic is currently renewing my enthusiasm for the medium, as guest appearances by Tesla, H.P. Lovecraft, and Charels Fort and references to various historical science locations and events really enhance the action and adventure.

I highly recommend digging into the graphic novels of this comic’s previous sets.


  1. I been a fan of 8 bit theater for years. Never cared about atomic robot, till now. Time to start then

    Comment by Ap — February 15, 2010 @ 7:25 pm

  2. This is my favourite Robo series of comics. Brilliant.

    Comment by Arthur Czokalski — September 21, 2012 @ 8:32 am

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