Thursday, June 3, 2010

Why Molecule Man?

Who the hell is The Molecule Man? A question I asked myself when I first read the character in the pages of Dark Avengers. Once a villain, then a saviour, and now a mass of particles, Owen Reece appealed to me purely by his confused state of mind. He has limitless power, second only to the Celestials, but has no idea what to do with it. He has battled the Beyonder, fought the Fantastic Four, saved Earth from a giant earthquake, and stripped down Victoria Hand with but a thought.

Owen Reece was your typical "Mummy's Boy" who, like a majority of comic characters, gained the ability to control molecules in an experiment gone wrong. His backstory includes stints as a villian, a saviour, a partner and his own son. No wonder he looks so confused.

One of the things that appealed to me when I was first asked to join this writing venture was the opportunity to write characters I would not normally consider. The Molecule Man, I feel, is one of those C-Grade characters who could really be bought to prominence - which is what I am hoping for with this week's posts.

So what will our team of writers come up with for Owen Reece? Will they focus on his confused state on mind? Will they delve into his relationship with the villainess Volcana? Could they explore his 'son' and rebirth, or his need for a wand?

There are only two ways to find out, and one of those ways requires a DeLorean. The other? Visit back this week as we tackle Owen Reece, The Molecule Man.

We hope you enjoy Molecule Man and we wish to thank Stan Lee and Jack Kirby because without them Molecule Man would not be around.
Molecule Man is a character owned by Marvel Entertainment.


  1. Wow, that could be tough. I might sit this one out. I only remember him from Secret Wars, his arc against the Dark Avengers is still unpublished here.

  2. That's a shame, Ivan. Hopefully you can just sit back and enjoy what we present, perhaps next week's character from Brandon will appeal to you more...

  3. Don't feel bad Ivan, I hadn't even thought about Molecule Man since about 8 years ago, when I last read Secret Wars. I'm definitely going to have to do some research myself. I think it'll be fun, and it will force me to read some Dark Avengers, a series I've managed to avoid since it started. Trying new things is fun! (Oh Lord I sound like an after school special. Haha!)


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