The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of SOLAR: MAN OF THE ATOM #1 from Dynamite Entertainment. The story and lettering is by Frank J. Barbiere, with art by Joe Bennett, and colors by Lauren Affe.

The Brooklyn PD respond to a bank robbery and a hostage situation develops. It was then that the “Man of the Atom” appears and eliminates most of the threat. All of the sudden, he loses control of his abilities and a desperate situation became MUCH worse. Meanwhile, Paul Seleski, the CEO of Atom Valley Industries, is trying to find out what his father (Phillip) and Dr. Preston (his father’s lab partner) have been doing the last few months. Little does Seleski know that his father is the mysterious Man of the Atom! Dr. Preston returns to find Phillip in bad shape, calling out his estranged daughter’s name. Preston seeks her out and pleads with her to come to the lab. Reluctantly she goes, but will she regret that decision?

Frank J. Barbiere seems to be everywhere these days (FIVE GHOSTS, THE WHITE SUITS, BLACKOUT), and it’s no surprise…he’s a very good writer. I’m not all that familiar with Solar, but appears (not giving things away here) Barbiere is about to go a different direction here. There’s quite a bit going on in just the first issue, I can’t wait to read more!

SOLAR: MAN OF THE ATOM #1 is in stores now, or available for ordering at www.dynamite.com.