Convergence: The Atom #1

Convergence: The Atom #1

Event\Storyline: Convergence Writer: Tom Peyer Artist: Andy Owens, Steve Yeowell Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 8, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 3
5.9Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

STARRING HEROES FROM THE PRE-FLASHPOINT DCU! There's a mysterious voice in Ray Palmer's head! Does that mean The Atom is going mad? To find out what's really going on, he'll have to go down a road that will pit him against the ever deadly Deathstroke!

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Apr 15, 2015

    Its clear that Peyer has found a way to tell a different story with this book than relying so much on the Convergence set up. Barracuda was dispatched way too quickly for that to be the big challenge for Ray and Ryan. This focus on character makes this a real treat for fans of the DCU. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Apr 8, 2015

    In terms of the final page, and the spoiler we all pretty much expected anyway, it would be easy to write off Convergence: The Atom as a story to just quickly right an egregious wrong: a continuity fix and no more. But the story is fun, and the telling light-hearted, and that sets it apart from some of the other more serious endeavors this week. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Bryan Brown Apr 10, 2015

    The story is a little hard to push through in the beginning, but does finish strong and offers a startling revelation at the end. My love of Ray Palmer aside, I didn't find this book particularly strong but again not completely without merit. After reading several other titles in the series, this clearly wasn't my favorite but the story will have some significance later on. For those not wanting to buy every single issue of Convergence, you can probably skip this one even with the big reveal at the end. Do some Google searches and you should be fine. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Apr 9, 2015

    There's a crazily frenetic pace that fuels one of the oddest entries of Convergence so far. While this is somewhat interesting, the changes made to the character here aren't really representative of Ray in any era. The character doesn't come off as himself at all here which makes for a less than satisfying experience. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Critical Blast - Mike Maillaro Apr 12, 2015

    This was kind of a fun story, but I've never been an Atom fan, outside of the version of Arrow. This was probably the week 1 title I had the least amount of interest in, and nothing here changed my mind. It wasn't particularly bad in any way, just nothing all that memorable. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Apr 10, 2015

    As much as I wanted The Atom to jump off the page and make me interested in this comic and Ray Palmer, the issue only left me more confused about the "rules" that are being established within this Convergence Event and wondering if things like what happened here, will be in other Convergence titles......... or if this issue is just a weird isolated incident.  Odd story, dull art........... this Convergence title is just not for me. Read Full Review

  • 4.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 11, 2015

    A troubling story that doesn't really do Ray Palmer justice, but at least has an upbeat cliffhanger ending… Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Apr 13, 2015

    "Convergence: The Atom" #1 is hardly a deathmatch issue, nor does it particularly sell Ray Palmer or the Atom very well. Fans of Palmer, Choi or the Atom concept aren't going to find the next great epic of the Mighty Mite here. With DC pumping out so much product in the next two months around "Convergence," there are bound to be some gems, stinkers and completely forgettable tales. Nothing in "Convergence: The Atom" #1 is exceptionally memorable, and the final page introduces the most interesting concept. Hopefully, part two brings something more interesting along. Read Full Review

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