Issue by Issue – Infinity Inc. #48

Writer – Roy Thomas, Dann Thomas
Artist – Vince Argondezzi
Inker – Tony DeZuniga
Colours – Liz Berube
Letters – Jean Simek

This particular issue of Infinity Inc. is all about Nuklon, more specifically his origin and the creators of this book, that being Roy and Dann Thomas along with Vince Argondezzi among others, do a great job of showing just how the man came to be who and what he is today. It begins in childhood where Albert Rothstein is shown as small and weak and much like one might expect, he soon begins to grow at a fairly rapid pace. By his side over the years is Al Pratt, otherwise known as The Atom and his godfather and while Albert would always try to please everyone, he would find that he could not. Suffice it to say, he would soon do as he wished and in the doing of it, develop feelings for Fury whom he had known ever since he was a child after having been introduced to her and some of the other kids of the JSA by the Atom. Be that as it may, nothing would come of his affections for Fury, at least back in the day but now, here in the present, he finds himself on a plane heading to see her, not knowing just what it is that awaits him. Altogether when all is said and done, this was a very fine issue as most origin issues that Thomas pens turn out to be. Was it something that was needed – probably not though it did shed some light on the man’s motivations and finding out what makes the big guy tick is interesting and all. Even more intriguing is seeing that his love of Fury is not something new but a long-simmering passion that he has held onto for nearly his entire life. Making it somewhat even more fascinating though understandable is when showing Fury’s roots alongside Rothstein’s, it is her post-Crisis origin which is showed which again, is understandable given her original history was wiped out. As it is, this was a good story but it would have been nice to see something with the whole team, dealing with all of their problems whether that be Grundy or whatever and tying up some loose ends instead of giving readers a filler issue.

3.5 out of 5

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