#2. Atoman

| November 3, 2010 | 6 Comments

For my second entry in the 30 Characters challenge I went to the public domain, which I’ve done many times before in creating new characters. This is Atoman.

I made a few minor alterations to his costume to make him more “my” version, but for the most part I stayed true to his original 1940s design.

He was essentially a superman analogue whose powers were explained as being “the powers of the atom”. If I ever use him in one of my stories I’ll try to come up with something a little better than that. I thought about having him exposed to atomic radiation, triggering his latent metahuman abilities.  Or something like that.

Atoman (this version) (c) 2010 Michael Powell


Category: Superhero

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I'm a comic/fantasy artist from Texas. I've been published in the Arcadia Comics Anthology, Mysterious Adventure Magazine, and Ultimate Comics' "Stormblazer" and "The Enchanting Essence". I sell fantasy art and commissions on Ebay.

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  1. Chad Welch says:

    Nice spin on the public domain! I like the costume details here, which is saying something. Superhero costumes are so hard to design and make them look good without going overboard. Good stuff! Keep it up, Michael!

  2. atombat says:

    Great colours, nice sharp design. Names are always better with ATOM in the title 🙂

  3. Jared says:

    This is pretty clean & slick, man. Dig the work.

  4. Jess Kirby says:

    Nice job on the colour! Why not go big, have him smash the atoms. He’ll be the ultimate threat to the human race, or just the vatican, who knows.

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