I’m fascinated with these old Golden Age heroes. Like Atoman here. Poor guy really has some run of the mill superpowers:
Body generated heat to manipulate metal
I mean, if this doesn’t scream “Superman”, what does? Oh I know, he’s public domain. That means he’s up for grabs if someone wants to write a screenplay, more or less. So if you have a great Superman script you can’t sell in Hollywood, why wouldn’t you pitch Atoman? The cost savings from licensing alone should offset the reduced box office. And, since he ran for a whopping 2 issues, you know he’s got more appeal than my boy the Atomic Thunderbolt.
I hear crickets. Maybe because it’s late and I can’t sleep. Or maybe it’s the silence of all 45 of Atoman’s fans lying in their graves.
Or maybe it’s the sound of ideas being generated…