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City in Peril! (Robot City Adventures #1)
It’s midnight in Robot City, and all is not well. When the crew of the Red Star Rig sends out a desperate distress call, Robot City’s favorite hero leaps into action. Meet Curtis, the Colossal Coast-Guard Robot—a mighty machine intent on saving the city from a giant sea monster. Paul Collicutt’s dynamic retro art brings his colorful characters to life in this graphic-novel ...more
Paperback, 48 pages
Published November 10th 2009 by Templar Books
(first published October 1st 2009)
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Here we are introduced to Robot City and this story mainly features Curtis, the colossal coast-guard robot. I absolutely loved him! What a cool, massive robot! Obviously he works for the coast-guard and is a giant lighthouse shaped robot, who is in charge of smaller (than him) buoy shaped robots who do most of the manual work involved in the job of the coast guard. After rescuing a crew and fixing an oil leak out on a rig a giant squid comes to Robot City's shores and wraps itself around a bridg ...more
Quite clever, and quite funny. Great characterization of robots with soul, and the art is reminiscent of 1950s war and space comics. Curtis quotes Clint Eastwood, tells terrible jokes, and has a great sense of pride about his work and his relationships with people and other robots, as well as his duty to Robot City and the world. Robots and humans work together, play together, party together, and maybe even romance together - there's a throwaway panel that depicts a human female describing a ro- ...more
Oct 27, 2013 Sunnyvale Librarian added it
Welcome to Robot City, where humans and robots live and work with each other. They are all hard-working, and when a fire breaks out in the city, Curtis, the "Colossal Coast-Guard Robot," tries coming to the rescue. Does he succeed? Read this book to find out! And if you like this one, try the next one in the series: Rust Attack!
Not bad, but not remarkable. Has kind of a vintage comics feel to it due to the layout and style of art. It's a little slow-moving, without great characters or great action. There *is* a giant lighthouse robot named Curtis, though, and that's something you don't read about everyday. I think I'll wait until I read a few more to decide about the series. I think there's a second volume out as well.
Curtis, the Colossal Coast-Guard Robot, must protect Robot City from a fearsome undersea foe! I feel like I'm ten-years-old when I read these books...they are such a throw-back to the glory days of adventure comics. I also love that the hero robot is named Curtis. I think kids will have a lot of fun reading these!
Paul Collicut originally intended to be a comic-book artist, inspired by Marvel comics, but fell in love with painting and became an illustrator. His picture book THIS TRAIN won a Parents Choice Gold Award. He lives in Hove, near Brighton, in England.More about Paul Collicutt...
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