1:13pm PT by Graeme McMillan
'Solar: Man of the Atom' Launches into Action (Exclusive Art Preview)
This spring, Dynamite Entertainment prepares to go nuclear with the release of Solar: Man of the Atom #1, reviving the fan-favorite character who anchored both the 1960s Gold Key superhero line and 1990s Valiant Universe. Want to see some exclusive pages from the first issue? Look below.
Written by Frank Barbiere (Image Comics' Five Ghosts), with career best art by Joe Bennett (DC's 52, Marvel's Thor and Amazing Spider-Man), Solar is one of a number of revivals of Gold Key's superhero properties, including this month's critically acclaimed Turok, Dinosaur Hunter and the upcoming Magnus, Robot Fighter and The Occult Files of Doctor Spektor.
The solicitation for the first issue reads, " 'This all started with an accident…' AN ALL-NEW CORNER OF THE GOLD KEY UNIVERSE! Flooded with experimental radiation that grants him unbelievable powers, the brilliant-and-obsessive Dr. Phil Seleski seeks to unlock the secrets of the universe, begrudgingly becoming a 'hero' along the way. But can a single man be trusted with near-limitless abilities? What will this mean to the ones he loves? And will his choices lead to utter chaos and destruction?"
Solar: Man of the Atom will be released in comic book stores and digitally in April.