Giant-Size Atom #1
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Giant-Size Atom #1

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Mahmud Asrar Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 2, 2011 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
7.0Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Continuing from ADVENTURE COMICS #521, it's the conclusion to Ray Palmer's acclaimed story "Nucleus" in an extra-sized issue! The terror group called The Colony hatches its last-ditch gambit to steal The Atom's technology. Guest-starring Hawkman, Oracle and more!

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Mar 6, 2011

    The end of the book is really solid and sets up a small change to the status quo of Ray Palmer, which probably would have played out a bit more had the series continued. Jeff Lemire did some fine work with the character, though, and I certainly hope he gets to play with him again sometime soon. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Mar 3, 2011

    The story that this special wraps up began in a special that was linked to "Brightest Day" and included a Gary Frank cover. Frank's on the cover here, but there's no "Brightest Day" banner. Palmer makes an appearance in this week's "Brightest Day," and from the appearance there, it becomes quite obvious that this story takes place somewhere before (or after?!) that issue. Whichever the case, Lemire's definitely left Palmer a different character than he found him. Where Atom goes from here remains to be seen, and I intend to see it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Mar 3, 2011

    A fine finish for an oft-overlooked (literally) characters turn in the spotlight, you cant help feeling like it could have been way better, had the opportunity allowed it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Danny Djeljosevic Mar 3, 2011

    Mostly, though, I wish this one-shot collected the entire story as opposed to just dumping the remaining chapters. The opening page does a decent job of explaining the situation to readers who werent following the initial Adventure Comics, but it feels somewhat incomplete without the previous chapters and the Brightest Day: Atom one-shot that kicked it off. Best to wait for the inevitable trade that collects the whole thing in one neat little package. Read Full Review

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