To all of you who have read posts and used the site for enjoying science in comics, I thank you! Atomic Universe is in transition from a pure informational source for me to share my love and enjoyment of science in comics to a company (still run by me) to fill a void in the science educational world to create science comic content. The first step in this was the creation of CheMystery, which will be released in spring. The next step is a more research and concetrated effort to use digital comics to aid the learning of chemsitry. Stay tuned for more information as Atomic Universe undergoes this transition. Once again, thank you! And Happy Holidays!
CheMystery is a graphic novel I am currently writing with great art by the astounding Josh Reynolds that will highlight chemistry topics taught in high school classrooms throughout the world. All this awesome chemistry is embedded into a compelling narrative about two kids who become superheroes and set out to save the world. You, as the reader get to learn all sorts of chemistry along the way alongside the main characters, Suzie and Diego. ThunderStone Books will be publishing this marvelous book (even if I do say so myself) in early 2017. Click the image over there (<--) to see a preview.
PERSONAL PULL LIST
Captain America (both),
Doctor Strange, Moon Knight, Ms. Marvel, Silver Surfer, Wonder Woman, Batman, Aquaman, Green Arrow, Flintstones, Future Quest, Henchgirl, Nowhere Man, Think Tank, Symmetry, The Manhattan Projects, Letter 44, Black Hammer, TMNT, Snotgirl, Manifest Destiny and Bitch Planet
TOP SCIENCE / HEAVY SCIENCE FICTION CURRENT ONGOING TITLES (that I am aware of):
Think Tank, Symmetry, Nowhere Men, The Manhattan Projects, Letter 44,
Science Consultant Works:
Solar: Man of the Atom
Doctor Puppet Christmas Special
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(3-8-15) Check out a science interview with the co-creator and former artist of Metamorpho, Ramona Fradon!
The "Superheroes Under A Microscope" panel at Baltimore Comic Con. Panelists include Ramona Fradon, Mark Waid and myself.
(1-2-16) Superman and Wonder Woman go to battle to save Firestorm and stop Parasite's diabolical son! Click and Read.
(4-23-15) Here's A Double Helping of Physics. Let's talk molecular energy and the universe. Click and Read!
ANSWERS ARE UP!
(1-28-15) Young Ms. Marvel gets some gutty assistance from a S.H.I.E.L.D. scientist. Click and Read!
(1-19-15) Babs is getting her chem on! Click and read! :)
(11-22-14) Power up as Howtoons gets spud deep and blows us away! Click and read :)
(10-19-14) Batman has a JL sized battle on his hands. Find out how he absorbs the attack. Click and read!
(9-13-14) Peanuts! Get ya peanuts here! Look at all that energy and ride a go-kart. Click and read!
(9-6-14) Luther gets schooled in anatomy by the Chief of the Doom Patrol. Click and read!
(9-1-14) The President is dealing with some alien activity! How many Joules does he need? Click and read!
(8-26-14) Doc Savage is cracking time and taking name. Check out this classic character do some mad science! Click and read.
(8-13-14) I'm Batman!-Bats
"Where are you?"-Me
Sorry, Bat-Black is really dark.-Bats
Click and read!
(8-12-14) Have some science candy with Archie's Dilton! Click and read.
(8-9-14) Treat yourself to the ultimate S.T.E.M. comic! So much to learn. Click and read!
(8-7-14) She-Hulk getting Dr. Pym to help solve a case! Shrinking and blowing up... what could be wrong? Click and read!
(8-1-14) Let's welcome the DOOM PATROL as lex meddles in Justice League business. Click and READ!
(2-23-14) BATMAN DAY EDITION!
Batman is riddled with shocking scenarios while communications are down! Click and read!
(7-20-14) Midas has a vacation house on Saturn? Nick Fury's infinity formula runs out? FIND OUT MORE! Click and read!
(7-13-14) Can Magneto have the power to control liquids?!?! Click and read!
(6-29-14) Pop a pill and gain some superpowers! But what kind and how can it be possible? Click and read!
(6-24-14) The turtles are in the thick of it and find themselves fighting a robo-turtle with nice weapons... CLICK AND READ MORE!
(6-21-14) Hyperion can see that he's in the future! How?! Click to find out...
(6-18-14) The POWER COSMIC, Marvel cure-all or snake oil? Click and read.
(6-16-14) Lewis and Clark on an epic alternate history American frontier adventure! Check out the new-look bears and why they use greek fire... Click and read!
(6-13-14) This was an awesome science comic that I highly recommend. Click to find out more about its GMO goodness!
(6-8-14) Find out what kind of cain a student raises as the school is put in an unlikely situation. Is it possible to do her bidding?... Click to read!
(6-4-14) Feel the might of the marvelous magnetic powers possessed by Magneto! But, can he really be that powerful?... Click to be magnetized!
(5-29-14) C.O.W.L. is out and taking care of business. But, how do they take are of that business? I wouldn't want to be at their business end... Click to find out more!
(5-25-14) Black Bolt was seemingly beaten to death by Thanos in causing Marvels last even, Inhumanity. But, is the King of the Inhumans dead? Click to find out...
(5-22-14) The Metal Men are back in the New 52 and kicking tail! Find out what Mercury did to help save the day! Click to find out...
(5-19-14) What can this vendetta driven mutant be up to that is scientifically interesting?... Click to find out!
(5-16-14) What are Superman and the Atom doing in Batman's brain? click to find out...
Legion of Super-Heroes By Waid and Kitson
(8-13-15) Teens from all over the galaxy come together to use their powers! So much science behind those powers and some know the science behind it. Click and read!
Firestorm v1: Origin
(10-5-14) The walking nuclear reaction is full of science and kicks lots of tail. Click and read!
(8-23-14) The Wasp is created by Dr. Hank Pym! See how. Click and read!
ANT-MAN: Origin Part 1
(7-29-14) A great Marvel scientist shrinks himself and finds himself in trouble! How does it do it!?! Click and read
THE FINAL INSTALLMENT!
SCIENCE REVIEW: METAL MEN 2007: Metallic Bombardment Part 2
(7-9-14) From panel to panel what's the science going on in this comic? Click and read!
SCIENCE REVIEW: METAL MEN 2007: Metallic Bombardment Part 1 (7-6-14) From panel to panel what's the science going on in this comic? Click and read!
SCIENCE REVIEW: METAL MEN 2007 Elements Personified: Tin and Copper (6-24-14) Click and find out about these two metals!
DC's 2007 Metal Men: Elements Personified: Iron and Mercury (6-23-14) Click and find out about these two metals!
SCIENCE REVIEW: METAL MEN 2007 Elements Personified: Plaina and Lead (6-22-14) Click and find out about these two metals!
SCIENCE REVIEW: METAL MEN 2007 Elements Personified: GOLD (6-3-14)
Gold leads the charge as we discover what physical characteristics may support that choice. Don't miss... Click and read!
SCIENCE REVIEW: METAL MEN 2007 RESPONSOMETER (5-31-14)
At last, Metal Men creator Wil Magnus' great scientific discovery is explored. Don't miss... Click and read!
SCIENCE REVIEW: PART 3 OF 3 (5-17-14)
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SCIENCE REVIEW: PART 2 OF 3 (5-10-14)
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SCIENCE REVIEW: PART 1 OF 3
AtomicUniverse.org's first review! DC's own Metamorpho in his Year One mini-series review can be seen by clicking on the SCIENCE REVIEW button above.
Interested in viruses? Check this out! :D
Here's fun physics comic I found! www.physicscentral.com/explore/comics/
The "Comics Under A Microscope" panel at Awesome Con in DC. Panelists include Duncan Rouleau, Tom King and myself.
Check out this fun comic that digs into DNA research, evolution and biology!! Good stuff.
Comics Under A Microscope at the Lexington Comic Con 2015! Not the whole panel was able to be captured due to limited space on my phone. A 3 minute clip is now available.
The site was mentioned in a Bleeding cool interview by Frank Barbiere!
The site is not mentioned in this one, however, I am. http://www.bleedingcool.com/2014/07/27/its-been-an-absolute-honor-to-write-such-an-established-character-frank-barbiere-talks-solar-man-of-the-atom/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
(12-24-14) I helped contribute to this beautifully done animated short. I hope you enjoy!
(12-20-14) The Valiant by Valiant Comics had a nice snippet of ethanol molecules in the background as a character drinks! Hurray for science!
(10-19-14) Admire and support these guys. They are making comics an educational experience and taking them to the classroom! I talked with them at length about their great plans at NYCC last weekend. Comics and education go together like chocolate and ice cream!
(9-25-14) Pick up another atomizing issue of Solar! Support good comics with fun science!
(9-11-14) I would like to thank Greg Rucka for giving me the opportunity to contribute science to his very well composed comic, Lazarus! Look below for the small bit I was able to contribute.
(8-20-14) Check out PBS's fantastically science-y new show! FRANKENSTEIN, MD!
(8-3-14) The Manhattan Projects #22 is a feast of fictional history! Here's a snippet. This book is a lot of fun! Check it out!
(7-26-14) Solar: Man of the Atom #4 is a book full of ENERGY and converting to mass and back to ENERGY! What more could you ask for? GO PICK IT UP!
The World Science Festival posted this nice article about the science of superheroes. Check it out!
(7-20-14) Check out MARVEL AR in Original Sin 6! It's the science behind the infinity formula. Very cool stuff.
(7-18-14) This is a great science comic! It's about GMO's gone wrong. I would talk about the science in it but, Matt Hawkins does a great job of that himself at the end of the comic in a section titled science class. Go buy this!
(7-15-14) Quantum and Woody #12 give a nice chuckle as Edison comes back! Fun stuff... look below for one a sample...
STAN "THE MAN" LEE on Marvel's comic book science!
(6-30-14) If botany is your thing get a load of this comic!
(6-25-14) Solar: Man of the Atom #3 is out today! This is a fun read with some good science in it! Also, my name is printed in it :D
(6-22-14) This issue of The Manhattan Projects is FULL of Einstein! The bizarre reality twists and convenient science mixed with real historical figures is a lot of FUN!
(6-20-14) Nick Dragotta, who draws East of Wrest, collaborates to create HOWTOONS! The DIY fun science and engineering book for kids comes out in July, published by Image. https://imagecomics.com/content/view/diy-for-the-next-generation-of-makers-in-howtoons
HOWTOONS also has it's own website with cool illustrations for DIY kids projects. http://www.howtoons.com
Also, Nick shared 6 pages of something he's been working on on his tumbler that you should certainly check out! http://nickdragotta.tumblr.com/post/89389867692/jhickman-has-been-encouraging-me-to-write-and
I'm excited for this cool new book :)
(6-11-14) Go buy this comic!!! It starts the debate about GMO's (Genetically modified organisms). This is and will be, even more so, a VERY hot topic in the years to come. Join the conversation now!
(6-9-14) I picked this up on a whim and was not disappointed! It's a good graphic cursory overview of all the sciences. It's a good place to start if you're looking for interesting concepts and people in science. Go get it!
(5-28-14) Warren Ellis has created a very interesting climate for suspenseful science fiction story. Go to the stands and check it out!
(5-21-14) Treat yourself to issue #2 of Solar. It came out today. It is an excellent read AND it uses some pretty awesome science. Also, my name is in it :D
(5-14-14) Matt Hawkins and Rahsan Ekedal knock another issue out of the park. Think Tank is, hands down, the best science comic going! Matt puts a science class section at the end of each issue giving reference and expounding upon the science covered in the issue.
This issue was particularly heart felt concerning someone suffering from PTSD. I recommend this comic to anyone who has had their lives touched by someone with PTSD or anyone who enjoys a good story in general.
(5-13-14) Science in comics update! DC since it's new 52 has finally unleashed Ray Palmer (The Atom) in Batman/Superman issue 10. The Atom is recruited by Superman to shrink them and exterminate Batman's internal pests, who have rendered him comatose.
It's exciting to have such a major DC character back. The story overall is average and the art is under average. However, it's riddled with science fiction fun :)
(7-30-14) In 1948 the General Electric Company published this scientific marvel! Check it out!
By: Jim Ottaviani
This is a very nice compilation of stories on various scientists. Ottaviani gives you a taste of his in-depth research and creative writing to make these scientists come alive! Click and read!
(6-10-14) Check out the review of the book. There are some nice clips from the book as I discuss my favorite parts. Click and read!