June 25, 2007 | Trades
The All New Atom Vol. 1: My Life In Miniature
Gail Simone, John Byrne, Eddy Barrows, Trevor Scott
$17.99/$14.99 US (Paperback)
*** 1/2 (out of five)
It’s science vs. magic in a showdown for the universe — and the all-new Atom is caught in the crossfire.
Dr. Ryan Choi has been a friend and colleague to Dr. Ray Palmer, A.K.A. the Atom, for years, so coming from his native Hong Kong to take Palmer’s place as a physics professor at Ivy Town University is a dream come true.
While Palmer hasn’t been seen since the end of 2005’s Identity Crisis, Choi soon discovers that the hero has left a size-shrinking belt and costume for him and quickly takes on the challenge of continuing the adventures of the Atom.
Just as he’s getting used to it, though, Choi finds himself thrown into the middle of an inter-dimensional war between sides choosing science against magic in a conflict created in part by his predecessor’s actions.
Choi is a fun and original new character whose actions as a freshman hero flow naturally thanks to the fine writing of Gail Simone (Birds Of Prey). His continuing adventures ought to be fun to follow.