Review by: AmirCat

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Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Ryan Sook

Size: 32 pages
Price: 2.99

I bought this issue on a whim with very little expectation and ended up loving it. I shouldn’t have been surprised as Johns is a master at explaining the back story, getting you familiar with the character and then having him be heroic.

Before reading this book I knew very little about the Atom (aside form the other Blackest Night books). Atom might end up becoming one of my favorite characters. The end of this issue does give a hint as to what the next Blackest night issue might be about. Very exciting.

Just to be a little picky, I felt that it was a bit of a stretch for Atom to become an agent of Compassion, it fits, but I don’t see what makes him more fit than say Superman.

The art surprised me, as I am actually giving it a 5! Yes. A 5! Ryan Cook did a great job. I am not sure if he inked it, but the inker did a great job too.

Story: 4 - Very Good
Art: 5 - Excellent


  1. I think that Ray Palmer is the perfect agent of compassion , after all that has happened he does’nt hate Jean Loring , he feels for her . Not to mention that he still feels very deeply for Carter , who was his best friend . The Atom has always been a special charecter for me andto see him used in a new way is really exciting for me . Thank you Mr Johns , now lets see if Ray Palmer can remain an indigo lantern permanantly , huh .

  2. @KRYPTOTIM – Oh cool interesting. I am not famaliar with the Atom. So he actually felt bad for his ex-gf eventhough she cheated on him? Or was this something new that Johns inserted?

  3. He felt sorry for his ex-wife even though she murdered the wife of one of his best friends, which in my book tops infidelity.

    He did not ink it. I liked the art but did not love it like the Kamandi stuff. Maybe it just needs to be bigger.

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