Solar: Man of the Atom #5

Writer: Frank J. Barbiere Artist: Jonathan Lau Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: September 17, 2014 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
8.1Critic Rating
4.0User Rating

Part 1 of New Story Arc! Ok, so 1) Erica's got ALL the Solar powers. 2) Erica doesn't know how to USE the Solar powers. 3) Erica's dad keeps bugging her about HOW to use the Solar powers. 4) Erica's lost waaaaaay the hell out in space BECAUSE of the Solar powers, and 5) Pretty much every alien ever wants to catch Erica and STEAL the Solar powers. Things are gonna blow UP. Welcome to the most bats&%t insane lost-in-space story EVER by FRANK BARBIERE (Five Ghosts) and new artist JONATHAN LAU (Codename: Action)!

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 16, 2014

    This is an enjoyable issue that changes gears but does so without losing the energy and pace of the previous issues. The best book you aren't reading! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Sep 16, 2014

    Solar: Man of the Atom goes galactic, with this new direction and new artist taking the series to new heights. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Sep 17, 2014

    Solar: Man Of The Atom #5 is fast paced and doesn't let up on the intensity from start to finish. Be it physical or verbal there is some conflict and it goes so much deeper than you would assume. Family issues aside there is a big picture to see and it's that they need to figure out how to save each other before the Universe tears them apart for their power. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 17, 2014

    Throwing Erica into a number of sticky situations is what the book is all about and that makes sense considkering what Phil has done and put her through. Erica has asserted herself at times and that's been good to see as we realize she can hold her own against the weirdness and craziness that life is throwing at her now. There's a decent bit of action throughout this, a good exploration of some of what Phil had been up to when he was off-planet and a look at the larger problems that have come from all of it. It's moving Erica forward in an interesting way as she struggles with Phil's presence and what he's done to her. Where she ends up next could be interesting, especially since the galaxy is wide open. But we're also left wondering what Earth will be like when she gets back considering some of the business side of things that were going on in the first arc of the series and how that's been unfolding amid all of this material. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    BGCP - Gary Smith Sep 20, 2014

    A fun romp through alien worlds as father and daughter continue their voyage of discovery. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Carl Boehm Sep 17, 2014

    Continuity note: Gold Key and Dynamite shit the bed when they changed Erica's costume in this issue"well after the costumed heroine made an appearance in Doctor Spektor #3 last month. Somebody needs a better editor. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Gizmo Nov 4, 2014

    I tried this issue out because I'm a big fan of Jonathan Lau's art, but this Erica character is WAY too annoying to put up with, so I'm dropping this like a hot coal.

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