Sunday, April 28, 2013
I'm not sure what is going on with The Atom at DC these days, but it's been years since the character has been given a fair shake. Things began to go downhill with the Identity Crisis mini-series where Ray Palmer's ex-wife was revealed to be a murdering psycho. Palmer went into hiding after that and a new younger, hipper Atom - Ryan Choi - was introduced. Just as Choi was gaining some popularity, he was killed off. Palmer returned just in time for one more big DC event, The Blackest Night, and not long after DC revamped their entire line with the New 52. Ray Palmer has popped up out of uniform, but from solicitation images it looked as though Choi would be back as The Atom... but apparently there seems to be an even newer Atom in the Justice League titles, this one a female. It's all very strange and it makes it hard to invest in a character when DC keeps switching identities on us.