Here it is the first work day after a four day weekend and I am finding the experience a bit jarring. I mean, there have been no deviled eggs today, no one has offered me pie, and there’s no possibility of a nap in my immediate future. Most of all, I’ve not been afforded the opportunity to read any of the giant stack of comics sitting on my nightstand.
I recently went to Wizard World Texas and picked up lots of comics. I love cons and warehouse sales for the chance to pick up titles at bargain bin prices that I might not otherwise read. The All New Atom is one of those titles.
I spent the weekend reading through, so far, the first eleven issues of ANA.
As ever Gail Simone’s writing is on-target with smart dialogue and clever pacing. You can tell she’s having a good time writing this one.
I did not care for the John Byrne artwork of the early issues, though. I expected Byrne’s pencils to be a good pairing with the adventure/exploration style of the book. I was expecting something reminiscent of JB’s early Fantastic Four work.
For some reason, Byrne’s pages failed to grab me.
Eddy Barrow’s work nicely meshes with Simone’s pacing.
Favorite moment thus far? The recently ingested microscopic Dwarfstar growing to full-size from inside the body of Richard Renslovsky in Issue #5. It was one of those moments when I cried out, “Oh Crap!”
Pretty dang cool!
I’m a bit embarrassed to admit that it was at the point of Renslovsky exploding that I became hooked.
I’ll be adding THE ALL NEW ATOM to my pull list.
I fear this is where someone tells me the book’s been canceled.