As we move to July 1965, Doctor Solar must contend with a rock from space — a rock that contains larvae! Yes, thanks to comic book science, the meteor lands in the swamps and soon enough, we’ve got dinosaurs! The Man of the Atom speeds off to battle a T-Rex alongside Dr. Clarkson and Gail! Well, sort of — Gail only has two lines of dialogue this issue but she looks really good delivering them!
Doctor Solar, Podcast of the Atom: The Mystery of the Vanishing Silver
It’s May 1965 and the Man of the Atom has uncovered another devious plot engineered by Nuro! Someone is buying up the nation’s silver supply and driving the price extremely high! The Man of the Atom is forced to split himself into six different forms to track down the truth!
Doctor Solar, Podcast of the Atom: The Day Solar Died
The March 1965 issue of Doctor Solar pits the Man of the Atom against Nuro’s most fiendish scheme yet! What horrible machinations lead to Solar WILLINGLY working for his worst enemy? You’ll have to listen to believe it. Plus: a discussion of the issue’s letters column!
Doctor Solar, Podcast of the Atom: The Sun Giant!
The January 1965 issue of Doctor Solar pits the Man of the Atom against a geological threat: a massive earthquake has created fissures in the polar ice caps, threatening the world! Doctor Solar travels to the sun to amass enough power to do what must be done. Unfortunately, there is a terrible side-effect for Solar, one that leaves him both giant-sized… and a target for fear and hatred from humanity!
Doctor Solar, Podcast of the Atom: Transivac!
The October 1964 issue of Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom (# 9) features the debut of Transivac, a super-powerful computer capable of detroying the Man of the Atom! It’s so evil, in fact, that Nuro is forced to call upon the Man of the Atom for help! With the evil genius of Nuro working with the power of Solar, can even Transivac stand a chance? Plus: letters column fun!
Doctor Solar, Podcast of the Atom: The Thought Controller!
We start off by taking a look at Jim Shooter’s foreward for the second volume of Dark Horse’s Doctor Solar Man of the Atom Archives. After that, we move on to the July 1964 issue of the Gold Key series. Nuro has created a machine that induces terrifying illusions — ones that only Doctor Solar can see!
Doctor Solar, Podcast of the Atom: Vanishing Oceans!
The March 1964 issue of Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom brought us a deadly new threat… and while I don’t want to say it’s aliens… it’s aliens! That’s right, extraterrestrials are draining the Earth’s oceans and only the Man of the Atom can stop them! Also: Nuro is back and he’s got a comet ready to crash into the Earth!
Android Against the Atom
Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom # 6 (November 1963) was an important issue – because not only do we get a new artist in Frank Bolle, we also get our first booklength story! A powerful android battles Doctor Solar with Gail’s life hanging in the balance!
The New Man of the Atom! Doctor Solar Episode 5
Doctor Solar invents a new element that attracts the attention of the evil Nuro — and Gail finally learns our hero’s secret! It’s an important issue, especially when the Man of the Atom dons his trademark uniform for the very first time! All of this happened in September 1963’s Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom # 5.
Solar, Podcast of the Atom: The Treacherous Trap!
Barry returns with a look at Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom # 4 (June 1963). Thrill to the evil Nuro’s latest plan! Gasp as Doctor Thor Neilsen and Gail experience a love connection that threatens to derail her relationship with Doctor Solar! Plus: a detailed look at the career of writer Paul S. Newman.