Solar, Man of the Atom

 SMOA   (Valiant, 1991-1996)

Solar™ Western Publishing Company, Inc. ©1991 Voyager Communications, Inc.

Doctor Solar is Dr. Phil Saleski, an atomic scientist chosen by fate to receive the awesome power to control matter on the atomic level. The same accident that gave him his powers also gave Erica Pierce her powers—which she would later use to destroy Solar in Unity. His strange story is complicated by the fact that Phil Saleski first appeared from the future in a black hole of his own creation, later merging into the Phil Saleski from the current day. The future Saleski had inadvertently brought about terrible tragedy in his day and can only hope that he can avoid making the same mistakes in this, his second chance.

Saleski now lives in Cupertino, California with his girlfriend, Gayle. He has had to leave those quiet surroundings frequently, however, to do battle with everyone from the Harbinger corporation to a race of spider-aliens, determined to feed on all of mankind.

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#1

Date: 9/1/1991
Cover Price: $1.75
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Origin of SolarJim Shooter, Bob LaytonDavid Perlin, Barry Windsor-Smith

#2

Date: 10/1/1991
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Origin of SolarJim Shooter, Bob LaytonDavid Perlin, Barry Windsor-Smith

#3

Date: 11/1/1991
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1st Appearance of Harbinger Foundation; 1st appearance of Toyo Harada; Origin of SolarJim Shooter, Bob LaytonDavid Perlin, Barry Windsor-Smith

#4

Date: 12/1/1991
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Origin of SolarJim ShooterDon Perlin, Barry Windsor-Smith, Knob Row

#5

Date: 1/1/1992
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 Jim ShooterErnie Colón, Barry Windsor-Smith

#6

Date: 2/1/1992
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Versus Spider-AliensJim ShooterDavid Perlin, Barry Windsor-Smith

#7

Date: 3/1/1992
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Versus X-O armorJim ShooterDavid Perlin, Barry Windsor-Smith

#8

Date: 4/1/1992
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 Jim ShooterJames Brock, Barry Windsor-Smith

#9

Date: 5/1/1992
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 Jim ShooterBarry Windsor-Smith

#10

Date: 6/1/1992
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All-black embossed coverJim ShooterDavid Perlin, Barry Windsor-Smith

#10 (2nd printing)

Date: 6/1/1992
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2nd printingJim ShooterDavid Perlin, Barry Windsor-Smith

#11

Date: 7/1/1992
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1st appearance of Eternal Warrior (Gilad Anni-Padda)Jim ShooterSteve Ditko, Ted Halsted

#12

Date: 8/1/1992
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UnityJim ShooterDon Perlin

#13

Date: 9/1/1992
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UnityJim Shooter, Don PerlinDon Perlin

#14

Date: 10/1/1992
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1st Appearance of Fred BenderKevin VanHook, Jim Shooter, Steve DitkoSteve Ditko

#15

Date: 11/1/1992
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 Kevin VanHook, Jim Shooter, Steve DitkoSteve Ditko

#16

Date: 12/1/1992
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Death of Lyja (Valiant)Bob Layton, Kevin VanhookPeter Grau

#17

Date: 1/1/1993
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 Bob Layton, Kevin VanhookPeter Grau

#18

Date: 2/1/1993
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 Kevin VanHookPeter Grau

#19

Date: 3/1/1993
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 Kevin VanHookPeter Grau

#20

Date: 4/1/1993
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 Kevin VanHookPeter Grau

#21

Date: 5/1/1993
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Versus Master DarqueKevin VanHookPeter Grau, Andrew Wendel

#22

Date: 6/1/1993
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Versus Master DarqueKevin VanHookPeter Grau, Andrew Wendel

#23

Date: 7/1/1993
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1st Appearance of Solar the DestroyerKevin VanHookPeter Grau, Andrew Wendel

#24

Date: 8/1/1993
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Serial Number ContestKevin VanHookPeter Grau, Andrew Wendel

#25

Date: 9/1/1993
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Secret Weapons x-over; Serial Number ContestKevin VanHookPeter Grau, Andrew Wendel

#26

Date: 10/1/1993
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 Tony Bedard, Kevin VanHookDavid Wong

#27

Date: 11/1/1993
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 Kevin VanHookPeter Grau

#28

Date: 12/1/1993
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Solar the Destroyer vs. spidersKevin VanHookPeter Grau

#29

Date: 1/1/1994
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Valiant VisionKevin VanHookPeter Grau

#30

Date: 2/1/1994
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 Kevin VanHookPeter Grau

#31

Date: 3/1/1994
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 Kevin VanHookPeter Grau

#32

Date: 4/1/1994
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 Kevin VanHookPeter Grau

#33

Date: 5/1/1994
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Valiant Vision; Trading cardKevin VanHookPeter Grau

#34

Date: 6/1/1994
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Valiant Vision; Wraparound coverKevin VanHookPeter Grau

#35

Date: 8/1/1994
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Valiant Vision; Wraparound coverKevin VanHookPeter Grau

#36

Date: 9/1/1994
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Versus Doctor Eclipse; Versus RavenusKevin VanHookAndrew Wendel

#37

Date: 10/1/1994
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Versus Doctor Eclipse; Versus RavenusKevin VanHookAndrew Wendel, Louis Small Jr.

#38

Date: 11/1/1994
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Chaos EffectKevin VanHookAndrew Wendel

#39

Date: 12/1/1994
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 Kevin VanHookAndrew Wendel

#40

Date: 1/1/1995
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 Kevin VanHookAndrew Wendel

#41

Date: 2/1/1995
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 Kevin VanHookAndrew Wendel

#42

Date: 3/1/1995
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 Stephen SullivanScott Rosema

#43

Date: 4/1/1995
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 Stephen SullivanScott Rosema

#44

Date: 5/1/1995
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 Christopher PriestRik Levins

#45

Date: 6/1/1995
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 Christopher PriestRik Levins

#46

Date: 7/1/1995
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 Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#47

Date: 8/1/1995
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 Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#48

Date: 9/1/1995
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 Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#49

Date: 9/1/1995
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 Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#50

Date: 10/1/1995
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 Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#51

Date: 11/1/1995
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 Dan JurgensTom Grindberg

#52

Date: 11/1/1995
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 Dan JurgensTom Grindberg

#53

Date: 12/1/1995
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 Dan JurgensTom Grindberg

#54

Date: 12/1/1995
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 Dan JurgensTom Grindberg

#55

Date: 1/1/1996
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 Tony BedardAaron Lopresti

#56

Date: 1/1/1996
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 Tony BedardAaron Lopresti

#57

Date: 2/1/1996
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 Tony BedardMike Manley

#58

Date: 2/1/1996
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 Tony BedardMike Manley

#59

Date: 3/1/1996
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Texas destroyedTony BedardAaron Lopresti

#60

Date: 4/1/1996
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Final IssueKeith GiffenJeff Johnson

Book #1

Date: 3/1/1994
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Reprints Solar, Man of the Atom #1-10 Alpha & Omega insert storyline - Softcover with black embossed coverJim ShooterBarry Windsor-Smith, Bob Layton