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The Current DCU Atom

Postby Stephen Day » Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:50 pm

I've been reading the Trinity War crossover and this story has been my first exposure to the new Atom. She seems interesting, but she also raises a couple of questions for me that I'm hoping some body here can answer for me. Who is she? Does she have any connection to Ray Palmer?

Thanks in advance for any answers. :)
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Postby syxxpakk » Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:10 pm

So far I don't think so. She got her shrinking belt from ARGUS.
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Postby holtom2000 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:23 pm

How many different Atoms have their been now? The Suicide Squad one? Choi? This girl? Keep shoving them down our throats, and we'll keep telling you we prefer Ray Palmer.

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Postby syxxpakk » Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:25 pm

I don't :smt102
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Postby IvCNuB4 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:26 pm

She's also a college student at Ivy Town University so she may know of Ray but I don't think that has been formally established yet.
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Postby fieldy snuts » Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:15 pm

ready for fridging imo so that dc can later hype "the nu52 debut of ray palmer!!!!!"

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Postby Johnny Smith » Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:18 pm

She shares the same initials as him - RP (Rhonda Pineda)

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Postby Punchy » Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:44 am

BRING BACK AL PRATT!

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Postby Evan Meadow » Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:23 am

Punchy wrote:BRING BACK AL PRATT!


He's in Earth-2

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Postby thefourthman » Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:10 am

holtom2000 wrote:How many different Atoms have their been now? The Suicide Squad one? Choi? This girl? Keep shoving them down our throats, and we'll keep telling you we prefer Ray Palmer.

I prefer Choi, that was a fun ass book.

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Postby mrorangesoda » Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:04 am

fieldy snuts wrote:ready for fridging imo so that dc can later hype "the nu52 debut of ray palmer!!!!!"


He was in Frankenstein as the scientific adviser of SHADE.

I prefer Choi honestly. I fell in love with the Atom character thanks to a couple JLU episodes- other than Sword of the Atom, the comics I've read have been fairly lame. Choi's was fun though.

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Re: The Current DCU Atom

Postby syxxpakk » Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:00 am

To me, the most interesting thing about Ray Palmer was that his wife went psycho and killed Sue Dibny.
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Postby alaska1125 » Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:31 am

I'm just going to go reread Sword of the Atom and call it good.
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Postby IvCNuB4 » Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:10 am

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Postby ElijahSnowFan » Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:01 pm

holtom2000 wrote:How many different Atoms have their been now? The Suicide Squad one? Choi? This girl? Keep shoving them down our throats, and we'll keep telling you we prefer Ray Palmer.


I do, too -- because the only thing wrong with Ray Palmer is that he is a white, heterosexual male.

DC has a lot of things that various people don't like about it, and some of it is over the top, just hatred for hatred's sake.

But one thing that people should always be disappointed with is diversity for diversity's sake.

There was nothing wrong with Ryan Choi, just as there's nothing inherently wrong with Rhonda Pineda. Any writer can use those characters and give them a good backstory and make them interesting.

But they don't have to be the Atom, with that set of powers. It doesn't have to be that way. DC has the ability to create new characters, new concepts -- and there are people receptive to that sort of thing.

No one is saying that you can't have a Ryan Choi or a Rhonda Pineda be heroic characters in the DC Universe. You absolutely can.

It's just frustrating when DC acts like being so heavy-handed with it, giving you one to the exclusion of the other, is the only answer you have.

For example, the Justice League could clearly use, I don't know, some type of telepath on the roster. You know, since the Martian Manhunter is evidently never going to be on the verstion of the team he originally founded, once upon a time. Why couldn't that kind of character, a telepath or a telekinetic or a magnetism-based character, or a geokinetic, something like that, have been Rhonda Pineda's character?

Why would that have been bad?

It's not even difficult to do it. You could have Ray Palmer and Rhonda Pineda, so easily. You could have BOTH. You give new readers something AND old readers something.

DC just...they just don't get it. Somebody there, for over 20 years now, always seems to feel that you only get one. It's a horrible way to do business.
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