Updated on 16 October, 2021
ATOM Comics have been a fan favorite for several years now. With a brand new blockbuster movie featuring the characters you've come to know and love, it's time for another great book series to take the readers back to the wild side of the Marvel Universe. Written by Cullen Bunn, who also co-created the hit animated series "The Oatmeal", ATOM is a mind-blowing, spine-tingling, and completely action-packed comic book series that promises to be even more intense than the events that have made the characters famous. If you want to know what you're in for when you next pick up a comic book, make sure you're reading ATOM. It just may be the most intense comic book you've ever picked up!
The Atom, as he appears in ATOM, is a boy who lives on the outer edges of our civilization. Although he seems quite ordinary, Atom possesses an incredible amount of power - enough to cause a major ripple in the universe. The Atom's greatest power is his ability to control other people's minds, so he can use them as pawns in his nefarious plans. Although he uses three minds to do this, each brain functions in a different way. When a new victim is added to the Atom's scheme, the other brains will scramble to try to figure out how to stop the villain from completing his mission. The result is an insane level of energy that will blow the minds of those around it - and an equally massive mess to clean up.
In the exclusive preview of ATOM Comics, writer Cullen Bunn reveals the three central characters we'll be seeing in the second arc of the highly-anticipated 'ATOM' series. First introduced as a lonely boy in the middle of a strange, mysterious park, Voodoo imparts his power to a young girl named Flora. As she becomes more fascinated by the Atom's powers, they strike up a strange friendship that is both emotional and scientific. Meanwhile, newcomer tracker Wyb Ranks goes from being a private eye to the head of a secret group tracking down the Atom. And if things take a turn for the worst, then Wyb will have to take on the impossible role of master mind.
Following the events of 'Seed,' the second arc of Atom will take place in Sunnydale. Here, the first official volume of the hit graphic novel series will feature a story penned by Robert Venditti and illustrated by Raylene Pezzullo. With a backdrop set in present day, the action in Sunnydale won't bear any resemblance to the fantastical world created by Cullen Bunn and John Layman a few years ago. Instead, the characters will face real life issues - like everyday teenage angst, sexual tension, and murder.
The second arc, entitled 'Nemesis,' will introduce two new characters to the world of Atom. First, we'll meet Komiksy, the eighteen year old girl who was left in the shadows by her best friend Dyson. And then, we'll meet Nemo, an escaped convicts who has risen again thanks to his powerful telekinetic abilities.
Komiksy is an orphan whose past remains a mystery to her father and to her friends. When her best friend decides to investigate the crime that killed her best friend, Komiksy has to go undercover. She now has to cope with a range of emotions as she tries to deal with being different from everyone else, while trying to hold on to her own identity. Meanwhile, Nemo takes on a new identity as the masked vigilante called "The Devil". And though he might look the part, there's a reason why he's chosen the Devil's job - to protect Sunnydale from supernatural threats.
Hopefully, the mystery between Dyson and Nemo will unnerve you enough to continue reading this comic. Because as things get more gruesome, the tension just won't seem to subside. I think that the way Atom is drawn makes it even more disturbing. His eyes are just pools of blood, as are his mouth and face. If you haven't read Atom, you need to pick up this comic now.
This is just one example of why Atom has become such a popular superhero since he started appearing in the late seventies. He brings a unique perspective to comic book world, and that's why his fans keep buying comics based on them. It's not easy being an outsider character in a strange environment, and Atom has managed to overcome that to become one of the most beloved heroes in modern times. If you enjoy crime fiction, then you'll definitely love Atom.