‘Deadpool With a Degree in Physics’: Marvel Fans Troll Black Adam’s Atom Smasher, Call Him a Deadpool Clone

The highly-anticipated DC character Atom Smasher is finally being introduced to mainstream audiences in the forthcoming DC film Black Adam. Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam is not a straight-up superhero but more of an anti-hero. The trailer dropped on Wednesday and it prominently featured many members of the Justice Society of America like Hawkman, Dr. Fate, Cyclone, and Atom Smasher.

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Black Adam destroys Fighter Jet in Trailer
Black Adam destroys Fighter Jet in Trailer

There is one character whose costume looks very familiar

Atom Smasher in Black Adam Trailer
Atom Smasher in Black Adam Trailer

In the trailer, we got to see Atom Smasher, a member of the Justice Society of America. What is so strange about this character is that its costume looks a lot like Deadpool’s costume. DC also announced all-new one-shot comics centering around some of the characters, including The Justice Society Files: Atom Smasher #1.

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Fans quickly hopped on social media and trolled the character’s appearance

Atom Smasher
Atom Smasher

Atom Smasher wears a bright red and blue costume design which looks great. However, there is something else that comes to mind when you first look at his attire and that is – Ryan Reynold’s Deadpool. It almost looks as if the costume was just recolored and given a new belt, even the eyes have the same shape around them.

One fan made an interesting point

Atom Smasher in DC comics.
Atom Smasher in DC comics.

One fan, however, made a valid point: Wade Wilson himself arguably started out as a parody of the DC character Deathstroke. He called the hot takes that claim Atom Smasher to be a copy of Deadpool “ironically sad.” In the comics, Atom Smasher made his debut first. While Atom Smasher’s first appearance was in All-Star Squadron #25 in 1983, Deadpool was first introduced in 1990, in New Mutants #98.

Black Adam releases in theatres on October 21, 2022.

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