New Doctor Solar origin by Jim Shooter

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The Dark-Key line was disappointing to be sure, but the new Doctor Solar origin scripted by Jim Shooter for Doctor Solar 5-8 I thought was brilliant. I'm thinking a lot of folks gave up on this line without reading those issues. Thoughts?
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I liked it the first time I read it, when it was Solar Man of the Atom 0.

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Fair enough. Nevertheless, it's a brilliant new origin by Shooter written for a different Solar publisher, and I think over time it'll be viewed as important to the Doctor Solar legacy. Did you read it, Chiclo?
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StarBrand wrote:Fair enough. Nevertheless, it's a brilliant new origin by Shooter written for a different Solar publisher, and I think over time it'll be viewed as important to the Doctor Solar legacy. Did you read it, Chiclo?
I did but it was... 6 years ago? 7?

That was the last time I went to San Diego and literally on my way out the door I grabbed one of those SDCC Dark Key books. There was a whole pile of them, I should have gotten them all.

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I know... I read it back in 2010 or 2011 too.
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I actually just re-read them back a few months ago - it was interesting - but overshadowed by some of the painful garbage in the mess before them.
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StarBrand wrote:The Dark-Key line was disappointing to be sure, but the new Doctor Solar origin scripted by Jim Shooter for Doctor Solar 5-8 I thought was brilliant. I'm thinking a lot of folks gave up on this line without reading those issues. Thoughts?
When I think back to the dark-key line, the best story was the origin Solar story. I remember it fondly and thought it was really good.

The Turok, Magnus and other Solar stories were average at best. I did like Mighty Samson
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Nice!
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