Solar: Man of the Atom #1 by Frank Barbiere and Joe Bennett in April

Dynamite has announced that the upcoming Solar: Man of the Atom comic book series, written by Frank Barbiere and illustrated by Joe Bennett, will launch its first issue on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.  Solar: Man of the Atom #1 marks the third highly-anticipated title release in Dynamite’s “Gold Key” line of comic books, which also includes Turok: Dinosaur Hunter (debuting in February 2014), Magnus: Robot Fighter (March 2014), and Doctor Spektor, a revival of beloved comic book heroes courtesy of Dynamite’s licensing agreement with DreamWorks Classics.

In Solar: Man of the Atom, brilliant scientist Dr. Phil Seleski is granted unbelievable powers after being flooded with an experimental radiation.  Driven to unlock the secrets of the universe, he begrudgingly becomes a hero along the way… but can a single man be trusted with near-limitless abilities?  What will this mean to those he loves… and will his choices lead to utter chaos and destruction?

Dynamite Entertainment is offering special rewards and opportunities for retailers to support the Solar: Man of the Atom launch in a big way:

  • Any orders of the Solar: Man of the Atom #1 Main Cover (Diamond Item Code FEB141125) and Subscription-Only Cover (FEB141126) will be fully returnable.
  • Artist Roberto Castro (Lords of Mars, Spider-Man Vs. Vampires) has created a Retailer Exclusive Variant Cover, available for retailers to order through Diamond Comics (Item Code FEB141128).  Numerous retailers can share the Castro artwork, but have personalized store names built into the front cover.
  • Dynamite also invites retailers to contact their Marketing Manager, Keith Davidsen (, 856-312-1040 x114) if they would like to create unique Solar: Man of the Atom #1 Retailer Exclusive Variant Covers featuring artwork not available anywhere else.