Thursday, September 9, 2010

A Doctor Solar Kind Of Week

It's been a Doctor Solar kind of week for me. More specifically, it's been a Doctor Solar kind of last couple of days.
Although it's hard to admit, until yesterday I'd never read any of the first ten issues of Valiant's Solar title, which was superbly written by Jim Shooter and drawn by Barry Windsor-Smith. A week or so ago, however, I found a copy of Solar Alpha And Omega from Valiant, which reprints those historic first en Valiant issues. It arrived in the mail yesterday, and I immediately proceeded to read the first seven Valiant Solars. They were incredible! I still have three issues to read, and am greatly looking forward to doing so shortly.
Now, today, Doctor Solar #2 from Dark Horse Comics hit the stands, and I excitedly drove to the Atomic Comics Phoenix Metro location, picked up a copy, and right there in the store I turned to the letters page, and found my letter regarding Doctor Solar #1 had been printed! I rushed home and read the issue, which was, of course, written by Jim Shooter!
What a great and memorable week in comics it's been for me, indeed, thanks to Jim Shooter, Barry Windsor-Smith, and a certain Doctor in a red suit.


  1. Alpha and Omega reprints the *backups* from the first ten issues, which is the origin story. It doesn't reprint the lead stories, which you're going to have a heck of a time finding legally.

  2. Thanks for pointing that out! I was beginning to suspect something was up.