Short Version: It Girl and the Atomics #1 is just good, comic book fun. Rich does a great job of capturing the absurdity of It Girl’s world without making it ever seem completely unbelievable.
Written By: Jamie S. Rich
Illustrated By: Mike Norton
It Girl and the Atomics #1 follows a group of misfits from the pages of Michael Allred’s Madman. I wouldn’t worry about that too much if you are not familiar with Madman, though, It Girl and the Atomics #1 stands up just fine on its own. The book starts with It Girl, a super hero who can take on the properties of any object she touches, feeling rather bored and unchallenged after Madman has taken off into space for an intergalactic rock tour. Even once she decides to go outside and try to fight some crime, It Girl’s attempts to help largely backfire. The book has its share of zaniness (especially in the character design), but it also takes itself fairly seriousness. The characters are never quite aware of how absurd their world is in It Girl and the Atomics #1 and it makes the whole thing more fun to read. Norton (who also does Battlepug, which is exactly what you think it is) also does a good job of making It Girl and the Atomics #1 very nice looking book with excellent character design and visual pacing. Overall, It Girl and the Atomics #1 is a complete package, with this issue setting up the characters and the end providing a nice tease for whatever is coming next. If you want a fun, enjoyable superhero book that doesn’t take toes the careful line between self-seriousness and wackiness very well, you should really take a look at It Girl and the Atomics #1. The book is available at your local comic shop right now for $2.99, as well as from Comixology.
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