Official Press Release
Toronto, Canada – March 25, 2004 – Just one short week after release, Atomika #1 is SOLD-OUT from Speakeasy Comics.
In an alternate past -- where the Revolution has become the State -- Liberty has been destroyed and the gods now walk the Earth. Now, a new power is rising. Forged in the fiery bowels of the planet, Atomika is the first man-made deity, both a God of Technology and of the 21st Century.
Created and penciled by Sal Abbinanti (with inks by BUZZ, JSA, Vampirella), written by Andrew Dabb (Ghostbusters, Megacity909), and featuring a cover by superstar painter Alex Ross (Kingdom Come, Marvels), Atomika is a groundbreaking story of men, supermen and the forces that shape our reality.
Speakeasy announced plans today to supply the direct market with more copies of this incredible first issue by going back to press. The new printing of Atomika #1 will be emblazoned with "God is Red" across the now familiar Alex Ross cover image.
An online preview of Atomika #2 is also now available at the Speakeasy site: http://www.speakeasycomics.com/atomika_preview.html
* ATOMIKA #2 (DCD ORDER #FEB053039)
The hottest new series of 2005 continues as Arohnir, the Revolution made flesh, unleashes his newest creation: The State -- A superpowered strike force tasked with putting down rebellions against the government, no matter how innocent they may seem.
Featuring a cover by world-renowned painter Glenn (Preacher, Hellblazer) Fabry, and scheduled to ship in April!
* ATOMIKA #3 (DCD ORDER #MAR053115)
Far beyond the civilized boulevards of Moscow lies the wilderness of Siberia, home to beasts, half-men, dark and forgotten things, and the Golog. This massive prison warehouses criminals, dissidents, freedom fighters and fools. These damned men are held tight in the icy grip of Morosko, the merciless Frost God who is nourished and strengthened by the ever-growing number of souls arriving in the Golog. But Atomika will tolerate no other deity in his kingdom. He comes for Morosko, and there on the barren tundra these two titans will inevitably clash in the ultimate crusade; as in the distance the Golog's prisoners watch, not knowing whether to pray for salvation…or death.
Featuring a cover by world-renowned painter Glenn (Preacher, Hellblazer) Fabry, and scheduled to ship in May!
* ATOMIKA #4 (DCD ORDER #APR053082)
Russia's western steppes were once a paradise, home to lush farms, thriving villages, and bands of gypsies who had been traveling since the dawn of time. But that was long ago. Now the fields have been stripped to feed Moscow's poor, the young men and women of the villages conscripted into the Red Army, and the gypsies branded traitors to the Empire. Paradise has been re-made a wasteland, one ruled over by the ancient swamp god Pripet-the deity Atomika has come to kill. Meanwhile, back in the capital, powerful forces are assembling, all with the same question on their lips: "Has the God of Technology outlived his usefulness?"
Featuring a regular cover by fan favorite artist Michael Turner (Fathom, Soulfire, Superman/Batman), and a variant cover by series inker Buzz (JSA, Vampirella), and scheduled to ship in June!