Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom

Real Name: Doctor Philip Solar

Identity/Class: Human mutate

Occupation: Nuclear physicist

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Unknown

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unknown

First Appearance: Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom (Gold Key, October 1962)

Powers/Abilities: Doctor Solar could manipulate matter at the atomic level. He could fly and blast bolts of energy. When Doctor Solar was using his powers his skin would turn green.

History:After he is disintergrated by a nuclear accident physicist Doctor Philip Solar manages to drag his form back together by willpower alone, gaining superhuman powers as a result. He begins fighting crime, and shortly afterwards adds a costume and a superhuman moniker - The Man of the Atom (Doctor Solar is actually his real name, not a pseudonym.)

Comments: Created by Paul S. Newman and Matt Murphy

Originally Doctor Solar didn't wear a costume, instead going into battle wearing regular clothes covered by a lab coat. He gained his distinctive red costume in the fifth issue of his title.

The character was revived, sort of, by Valiant Comics, in the 1990's. See here for the other Solar, Man of the Atom.


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