Doctor Solar Man of the Atom #1 ORIGIN 1st App 1962 Gold Key Rich Powers CGC 6.5

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DOCTOR SOLAR, MAN OF THE ATOM (Gold Key comics Pub; 1962-1982);

#1 (10/1962 - Summer/1962; FIRST PRINTING;

** DOCTOR SOLAR was the First Original Character by Gold Key comics; 

** An Atomic accident turns a Young Scientist into a Fantastic Being.

( A ) Doctor Solar in Solar's Secret,

** ORIGIN and First appearance of Dr. Phillip Solar aka DOCTOR SOLAR cover and story;  Doctor Solar is not in costume.

** First appearance of NURO;

** Appearance by; Dr. Gail Sanders, Dr. Clarkson, Dr. Bently and Dr. Rasp;

Synopsis; Solar and the team at Atom Valley are working on energy-into-matter. Rasp, conducting industrial espionage for Nuro, rigs an accident to kill Bently, moving Rasp closer to the project.

The radiation overdose does not kill Solar, but makes him radioactive. Project director Clarkson helps him cover up the transformation.

18 page comic story by Paul S. Newman with Art by Bob Fujitani;

( B ) Doctor Solar in An Atomic Inferno;

14 page comic story by Paul S. Newman with Art by Bob Fujitani;

Synopsis; An accidental explosion forces Solar to learn to control his powers. When Gail uncovers Rasp's espionage he tries to kill her, but Solar comes to the rescue.

Clarkson figures out that Solar needs frequent replenishment with radiation. Disgusted at Rasp's repeated failures, Nuro kills him;

Notes from GCD;

*** Solar Pin-Up No. 1 on BACK cover, same the Front Cover, without most of the Text;


** DOCTOR SOLAR Abilities includes; Super-Genius Level Intelligence;

Since the accident that turned him into a godlike being whose body was transformed into pure energy, Solar gained a vast array of powers including:

Energy manipulation in all its forms, and can also generate, absorb, and convert energy and fire energy blasts, Atomic and subatomic manipulation, Invulnerability, Immortality, Superhuman strength, speed and endurance, Teleportation, Flight;

** Richard M. Powers (1921-1996) painted cover;  (Famous Surrealist Painted Cover Artist, did about 500 Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Books Mass Market Paperback Covers in the 1950's and 1960's; He was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2008, and the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame in 2016)

** DOCTOR SOLAR was created by writer Paul S. Newman and editor Matt Murphy, with Bob Fujitani art;

** Printed with NO Comic Code;

** DOCTOR SOLAR first appeared in 1962 by Gold Key Comics and has since appeared in other incarnations in books published by:

 Valiant Comics (1991-1996), Acclaim Comics(1997-2001),  Dark Horse Comics (2008), and Dynamite Entertainment (2014-2015);


** CGC; FINE PLUS, 6.5, with Off-White to WHITE Pages = $329.00;


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  • Condition: Very Good
  • Condition: CGC; FINE PLUS, 6.5, with Off-White to WHITE Pages
  • Character: DOCTOR SOLAR
  • Tradition: US Comics
  • Grade: 6.5 Fine+
  • Publisher: Gold Key comics Pub
  • Publication Year: 1962
  • Series: Doctor Solar Man of the Atom
  • Type: Comic Book
  • Issue Number: 1
  • Era: Silver Age (1956-69)
  • Superhero Team: DOCTOR SOLAR
  • Features: First Printing
  • Professional Grader: Certified Guaranty Company (CGC)

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