Al Rothstein has big shoes to fill.
Very big shoes.
But he needs to prove himself before he can call himself Atom Smasher.
He has the costume!
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Geek DadThis segment of the story is very action-heavy, as Al gives away his location almost immediately and winds up in a pitched battle between rival gangs. The comic has amped up his powers quite a bit, giving him near-invulnerability when he's powered up and letting him grow to near-Kaiju levels. But with twenty pages or so of him in a warehouse fighting gangsters, there isn't all that much meat here.
ComicBook.comAtom Smasher provides the most promising installment of Black Adam: The Justice Society Files thus far in a straightforward adventure with competent craftsmanship presented throughout. The intent of the story seems simple: introduce readers to Atom Smasher, specifically his size-altering powerset and existence as a legacy hero. Beyond that it's more vague references to Intergang and generic threats without context. Al losing his clothes as he sizes up and one particularly effective spread make his particular style fun to witness (and they might even translate well to the big screen). Yet this and the continuation of a backup story without much meat on its bones remain promotional materials at heart, and are as thin as one would expect as a result.
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