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Friday, July 9, 2010


RATING 2.5 out of 5

Why does this issue have the Brightest Day banner? Why is called a One Shot? Why... oh why... does this issue have "Special" in the  title? This story continues in Adventure comics #516 as a.... C0-Feature, if it wasn't just a co-feature, I wouldn't buy AC 516 after reading this issue.

Full Review:

This story gets mired down in the past history of how Ray Palmer became the Atom, and not even creatively told. It has lots of captions(in a color blend that is hard to focus on).

It did show Ray Palmer being a better fighter then Ryan Choi.  If Ryan had fought like Ray,  Deathstoke (and company) wouldn't have touched him. I agree with other posters that it would have been nice if Ray had at least acknowledge Ryan's death, but who knows where in the time line this issue is supposedly happening.

I'm  having trouble with DC putting the Brightest Day banner on this issue, because Ray wasn't resurrected. He never died. He became a Indigo tribesman, but that was not mentioned or even hinted at in this issue.

Anyway... in this issue The Atom finds a mystery about his uncle, who he had idolized as a child, and thought was dead. 

Writter: Jeff Lemire
Penciller: mahmud Asrar
Inker: John Dell
Colorist: Pete Pantazis
Letterer: Sal Cipriano
Cover: Gary Frank and Brad Anderson

1 comment:

  1. I picked this up in my pull this week but have not had the time to read it yet.

    I have really liked all the Brightest Day books so far. I didn't really know what to expect from this issue and I don't know much about The Atom but it was part of Brightest Day so I picked it up.