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Thursday, December 7

#9 Atom Eve

Atom Eve, from Robert Kirkman's Invincible series, makes the list at #9.
Her powers and abilities include:

Atom Eve is able to manipulate matter at the sub-atomic level by sheer will power. Organic and inorganic matter can be changed into anything she desires. She can augment normally bad food such as cakes and other sweets into nutritious foods as well as re-arrange the environment. Her costume is easily created by altering her clothes to fashion her Atom Eve suit.

She can also fly by lowering the density of the air around her as well as creating force fields.

What I love about Eve, besides her awesome long red hair, is how despite having incredible powers, she is still hesitant and insecure about what she can do. It's a metaphor for many women in life, learning what your identity is and utilizing your brains, strength, beauty or other skills.

A future Eve tells Invincible that she was in love with him.
In issue #34, Invincible met with a future version of Atom Eve that confessed her undying love for him. She instructed him to either tell her either that he (Invincible) loved her, or that he hated, or didn't want anything to do with her romantically so that she (Eve) could get on with her life.
(Eve, See Lana Lang, for the redhead being second to another girl story)

At this point in Invincible, Mark seems to be unsure about having real girl Beth as his girlfriend, but also loves Beth for being the first one to want to date him. This time the rival girl is a blonde.
I once wrote a letter to Kirkman to tell him that women do read Invincible (and The Walking Dead), and that if I could sew I'd make an Atom Eve costume. This lead to a comical response letter where a guy asked if Kirkman would publish those pics. I couldn't believe that I was being discussed in a comics letters column!

Carrot tops are green, Einstein Tshirt


At 7:47 AM, Anonymous Nick said...

Where's the red-haired love for my bros, Wally West and Bart Allen yo. :)

At 6:54 AM, Blogger Bassem B. said...

Amber, not Beth! :)

I also like Atom Eve because she chose to move to Africa and use her powers for improving the world there. That is awesome.


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