Ray Palmer Returns As The Atom For Two-Parter DC Comics' Convergence Event By Tom Peyer

300px-The_Atom_Special_Vol_1_1We're expecting the announcement of DC Comics' Convergence event this week, possibly today, previously referred to as Blood Moon and previously nicknamed as Band Aid.

We summarised pretty much everything we've learned so far over the weekend, along with the news that Jeff King would be writing the weekly backbone running through the event, taking over editorial for two months while everyone makes the Big Move West, with a raft of two-parter comics featuring alternate universe versions of DC's characters.

And before that announcement, we've also learned that writer and editor Tom Peyer will be working on a two-part Atom series, featuring the Ray Palmer iteration of the character.

In DC's New 52, Ray Palmer is a shrinking scientist. It is likely that the Convergence version will be closer to the Pre-52 version of the character.

Previously Tom Peyer wrote the Atom specials with Steve Dillon on art in 1993 (right), as well as for the Power Of The Atom series in 1989 – and I suppose, Solar Man Of The Atom in 1998, but that's something entirely different.

This is the only one of the two-parter stories I have any confidence in reporting, though the odds are Tim Truman is working on Jonah Hex or Hawkman. That's still thirty-eight to go…

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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