Solar: Man of the Atom #3

Writer: Frank J. Barbiere Artist: Joe Bennett Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: June 25, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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A BOLD NEW STEP FOR THE GOLD KEY UNIVERSE! Solar is reborn! But who bears the mantle and what will become of the original Doctor Solar? Can this new player stop the extraterrestrial threat that looms over earth, and not destroy herself in the process? Cosmic-fueled chaos comes from FRANK BARBIERE (Five Ghosts) and JOE BENNETT (Iron Man)!

  • 9.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Josh Reifler Jun 25, 2014

    Solar: Man of the Atom is a character that always looked cool but never interested me enough to pick up a copy of the book. Dynamite's reinterpretation of the character is changing that for me and I'm interesting in seeing where this story goes next. Frank Barbiere has set the foundation for an interesting story between a family that doesn't see eye to eye on many fronts. Since so many companies are now focused on 'de-aging' characters to make them appear young and fresh " I've missed comics that can convey a strong sense of legacy. There's no reason to pretend Solar: Man of the Atom was invented yesterday " all that has to be done is remind readers what makes his concept so cool in the first place. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 25, 2014

    This is another strong issue in the Solar revamp. The character is made even stronger with his outspoken and cocky daughter and the corporate angle seems to be cooking something up that might offer some surprises. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Jun 24, 2014

    Solar: Man of the Atom takes a step in the right direction as though the series has proven to be thoroughly interesting prior to these developments it's now starting to get closer to the overall quality of the other Golden Key series. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 25, 2014

    Dynamite has a lot of good books getting out there, but Solar is vying for the best of the best of what they have in my mind. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Carl Boehm Jun 25, 2014

    Otherwise, this book will be as forgettable as those Wizard of Oz comics where Dorothy and the female characters bop around in g-strings and pout over flying monkeys and other such thinly veiled racial epithets. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Jun 25, 2014

    Solar Man of the Atom is a better story that is undone by inconsistent art. While each artist turns in good work, the constantly changing styles feel too jarring and distracts from what's happening in the story. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jun 30, 2014

    Terrific story with lackluster visuals. I'm frightened for this book's future, because a story like this should be told with better art. How about getting Bob Layton to illustrate an issue? Read Full Review

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