The Shadow of Atomic Fear

Two Sabbath references in a row!

I like The Atom. I became a fan of Ray Palmer when I found the “Sword of The Atom” series in a second hand store, and enjoyed his appearances in Dan Jurgen’s unfairly maligned “Teen Titans” series. But I’m not such a whiny fuck that when he was replaced by Ryan Choi – which is the version I drew here – that I threw a fit. Or gave a crap when Ray returned. I did like the Ryan Choi Atom series, though. Gail Simone wrote some fun stories, John Byrne cranked out some of his most tolerable art in twenty years, and Mike Norton rocked it for the remainder of the series. My one problem with Ryan Choi’s Atom was the color scheme of his costume. It seemed backward. I colored it here the way that makes sense to me.

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    • Joe G. on February 22, 2010 at 10:46 am

    That looks awesome! I love Ray Palmer’s costume because of how classic it is, but Ryan Choi’s is really striking in its own way without being unrecognizable as The Atom.
    My favorite thing about the Jurgens Teen Titans series was the fact that The Atom was on the team. That was the first Titans series that I read all the way through as it was coming out. Man, was I pissed when Joto died…

    • jason young on February 23, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    You make superheroes look cool.

  1. That’s a lie. Superheroes are never cool.

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