Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom

 DSMA   (Gold Key, 1962-1969, 1981-1982, 2004-2005)

™ and ©1968 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Hardcover collections published by Dark Horse starting in 2004

Working in a research laboratory in Atom Valley, Doctor Solar was caught in a premature atomic explosion. The blast had the effect of converting his body into pure energy. At the same time, he retained his consciousness. Later, he would learn to reform his body, and use a special cadmium-lined suit to control the radiation it emitted.

As an energy being, Solar had an awesome range of abilities. He could fly, transmute matter, and unleash atomic blasts of heat or cold. He used these new abilities to fight a variety of would-be world conquerors, including Nuro and King Cybernoid.

Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom was Gold Key’s first comic title. Originally published in the late 1960s, it enjoyed a renaissance in the early ’90s when new publisher Valiant licensed the character. Updated, Solar, Man of the Atom became a cornerstone of the Valiant universe

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#1

  10/1/1962
  $0.12
  $360.00
No copies available
1st appearance of Doctor Solar; Origin of Doctor Solar; 1st Gold Key original characterPaul S. NewmanBob Fujitani

#2

  12/1/1962
  $0.12
  $600.00
5 copies available from $40.00
1st Appearance of Professor HarbingerPaul S. NewmanBob Fujitani

#3

  3/1/1963
  $0.12
  $95.00
3 copies available from $36.00
 Paul S. NewmanBob Fujitani

#4

  6/1/1963
  $0.12
  $69.00
4 copies available from $9.10
 Paul S. NewmanBob Fujitani

#5

  9/1/1963
  $0.12
  $74.00
2 copies available from $24.00
1st Appearance of Doctor Solar (in costume)Paul S. NewmanBob Fujitani

#6

  11/1/1963
  $0.12
  $59.00
1 copy available for $18.00
 Paul S. NewmanFrank Bolle

#7

  3/1/1964
  $0.12
  $96.00
6 copies available from $18.00
Painted coverPaul S. NewmanFrank Bolle

#8

  7/1/1964
  $0.12
  $89.00
5 copies available from $9.00
 Paul S. NewmanFrank Bolle

#9

  10/1/1964
  $0.12
  $40.00
3 copies available from $13.00
 Paul S. NewmanFrank Bolle

#10

  1/1/1965
  $0.12
  $37.00
3 copies available from $13.00
 Paul S. NewmanFrank Bolle

#11

  3/1/1965
  $0.12
  $27.00
3 copies available from $9.50
 Paul S. NewmanFrank Bolle

#12

  5/1/1965
  $0.12
  $40.00
2 copies available from $16.00
 Paul S. NewmanFrank Bolle

#13

  7/1/1965
  $0.12
  $33.00
3 copies available from $13.00
 Paul S. NewmanFrank Bolle

#14

  9/1/1965
  $0.12
  $23.00
2 copies available from $11.50
Painted coverDick WoodFrank Bolle, Mel Crawford

#15

  12/1/1965
  $0.12
  $38.00
3 copies available from $4.25
Origin of Doctor SolarPaul S. NewmanFrank Bolle

#16

  6/1/1966
  $0.12
  $29.00
4 copies available from $9.50
Painted coverPaul S. NewmanFrank Bolle

#17

  9/1/1966
  $0.12
  $34.00
5 copies available from $11.00
 Paul S. NewmanFrank Bolle

#18

  12/1/1966
  $0.12
  $29.00
5 copies available from $8.00
 Paul S. NewmanFrank Bolle

#19

  4/1/1967
  $0.12
  $34.00
5 copies available from $7.00
 Dick WoodFrank Bolle, Win Mortimer

#20

  7/1/1967
  $0.12
  $28.00
3 copies available from $13.00
 Paul S. NewmanFrank Bolle

#21

  10/1/1967
  $0.12
  $19.00
4 copies available from $2.82
 Paul S. NewmanFrank Bolle

#22

  1/1/1968
  $0.12
  $33.00
3 copies available from $5.95
 Paul S. NewmanFrank Bolle

#23

  4/1/1968
  $0.12
  $30.00
3 copies available from $10.50
   

#24

  7/1/1968
  $0.12
  $23.00
3 copies available from $4.50
   

#24 Variation A

  7/1/1968
  $0.15
  $80.00
No copies available
15 cent edition  

#25

  10/1/1968
  $0.15
  $26.00
6 copies available from $5.25
   

#26

  1/1/1969
  $0.15
  $25.00
3 copies available from $12.50
   

#27

  4/1/1969
  $0.15
  $18.00
4 copies available from $4.00
End of original series  

#28

  4/1/1981
  $0.50
  $11.50
1 copy available for $1.78
Series begins again (1981)  

#28 Variation A

  4/1/1981
  $0.50
  $8.00
No copies available
Whitman Variant  

#29

  10/1/1981
  $0.50
  $116.00
1 copy available for $88.00
   

#30

  2/1/1982
  $0.60
  $3.00
No copies available
 Roger McKenzieDan Spiegle, Frank Bolle

#30 Variation A

  2/1/1982
  $0.60
  $9.00
No copies available
Whitman VariantRoger McKenzieDan Spiegle

#31

  3/1/1982
  $0.60
  $10.50
1 copy available for $3.99
Final IssueRoger McKenzieDan Spiegle, Frank Bolle

Book #1

 
  $19.99
  $19.99
No copies available
Collects Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom #1-7; ca. 2010Paul S. NewmanBob Fujitani, Frank Bolle

Book #1 Hardcover

  12/1/2004
  $49.95
  $44.00
1 copy available for $25.80
Hardcover; Collects issues #1-7; Introduction by Mark EvanierPaul S. NewmanBob Fujitani, Frank Bolle

Book #2

 
  $19.99
  $19.99
No copies available
Collects Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom #8–14; ca. 2011Paul S. NewmanFrank Bolle

Book #2 Hardcover

  6/1/2005
  $49.95
  $43.00
1 copy available for $25.80
Hardcover; Collects issues #8–14Paul S. NewmanFrank Bolle

Book #3

 
  $19.99
  $19.99
No copies available
Collects issues #15–22; Published by Dark Horse; ca. 2014Paul S. NewmanFrank Bolle

Book #3 Hardcover

  9/1/2005
  $49.95
  $31.00
1 copy available for $31.00
Hardcover; Collects issues #15–22Paul S. NewmanFrank Bolle

Book #4

 
  $19.99
  $19.99
No copies available
Collects Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom #23-31 and The Occult Files of Dr. Spektor #14; ca. 2014Paul S. NewmanFrank Bolle

Book #4 Hardcover

  11/1/2007
  $49.95
  $40.00
2 copies available from $13.00
Hardcover; Collects Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom #23-31 and The Occult Files of Dr. Spektor #14Dick Wood, Roger McKenzie, Don GlutAl McWilliams, Ernie Colón, Jose Delbo, Dan Spiegle, Jesse Santos