Doctor Solar: Man of the Atom Vol. 3 #1
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Doctor Solar: Man of the Atom Vol. 3 #1

Writer: Jim Shooter Artist: Dennis Calero Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: July 14, 2010 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 6
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  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jul 25, 2010

    The one weak point is the artwork. Its not bad at all, but the inking should be stronger. It doesnt fit with the style of the story and makes it more quiet than it really is. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Walt Kneeland Jul 15, 2010

    At "only" $3.50, and including the reprint of the original Doctor Solar comic, this is an excellent issue to pick up, if only to check things out for yourself. I was hooked at the Free Comic Book Day issue earlier this year...but this issue really has me interested in where things go. The book lives up to its hype. Whether it continues to remains to be seen...but you could do far worse than grab this for a look-see. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 19, 2010

    Hopefully Solar's third try at his own title will be the charm. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 14, 2010

    None of this is helped by some extremely disappointing artwork from Dennis Calero. I loved Calero's work on the X-Men Noir books, even as I acknowledged they danced a little too far into the realm of photo-referencing. Well, Calero is fully inhabiting that land now. Characters often appear traced and awkwardly posed. Backgrounds are almost nonexistent. It all leads to a very unattractive comic from an artist I know can do far better. The reprint of the original Doctor Solar #1 only illustrates how far short of the mark Vol. 3 has fallen. Doctor Solar's newest series has gotten off to a poor start, yet nothing suggests the book is fundamentally flawed. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Deeley Jul 19, 2010

    Im sad to say the new Doctor Solar is far inferior to the 1962 and 1990 incarnations of the character. I strongly suggest tracking down the Solar TPBs published by Valiant, and a cheap copy of the Dr. Solar archives from Dark Horse. Im giving this series one more issue to find its footing. If it cant, Im ignoring it completely. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 14, 2010

    Dark Horse tossed in the original first appearance of Doctor Solar for the second half of this issue. That's a nice bit of nostalgia with timeless art. I found myself more interested in the further adventures of that Doctor Solar than the one in the lead feature for this issue. That said, there is potential here, and maybe with the burden of a secret origin out of the way, future issues will truly showcase the creative talent of this book. Read Full Review

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