I love the concept in which Solar was created and exists. In developing my Valiant Heros titles, or VH-2, as we like to call it, I just felt that we would have no place for the monthly adventures of a character who was powerful enough to create and destroy universes with the snap of a finger!
Which doesn’t mean that I didn’t think stories of about a character weren’t worth exploring…Therefore, the book you now hold in your hands. Man of the Atom is the first of our Valiant Heroes special event issue.
Yeah, I stopped reading Valiant after they decided to do the change. I was more of an Aric fan than anything else. And Aric being lost in the change was actually enough to make me quit reading comics altogether.
It seems that Solar had a MASSIVE upgrade from his previous incarnation, tho.
Wasn't a Solar Issue. Was a Rai issue I think. When the Spider Aliens finally invaded earth and Mother and 1-A merged to lift the whole island of japan into the big dragonship to meet the invasion fleet.
I can't remember w/c issue tho but that was an early issue of Rai when he was still the guy who can make energy weapons and not the nanite guy.
I don't save my comics cuz they take up too much room.
Solar is able to visually display his thoughts to others by first whipping up a Quantum Field, then importing his thoughts into the field like data... He then goes on to more thoroughly explain his origin:
a.) Regarding the power of Solar: "It was like being connected to the control panel of the Universe... I could do anything."
b.) Regarding Solar's constant mentioning of timespace anomalies: "I did something inadvertently that triggered a Quantum Wave that's probably still rippling throughout timespace, causing anomalies in reality."
"For someone who can manipulate energy, piercing impenetrable encryptions is no harder than working a loose-knotted shoelace":