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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Atomic Skull with sound clips and images.
Atomic Skull is the name of two supervillains, usually the antagonist of Superman. The first Atomic Skull was Dr. Albert Michaels and he first appeared in Superman #323 (May 1978). Dr. Michaels was a scientist for STAR Labs who suffered a brain disorder in his nervous system. To that end, a criminal organization helped him by utilizing a cybernetic device that turned the impulses in his brain into powerful energy, but it only made the disorder worse because it was difficult to control. He blamed the whole thing on Superman when the organization that helped Michaels were apprehended by Superman.  He eventually became the leader of said organization and has clashed with Superman ever since. Michaels can deliver powerful bolts of energy through his eyes. This energy can vary from brainwaves, heat and atomic. The second Atomic Skull was named Joseph Martin and he first appeared in Action Comics #670  (October 1991). Martin was a student who was struck by a blast of energy that gave him superpowers. Driven insane, he began his criminal career under the moniker "The Atomic Skull" from a movie he liked. Martin has super strength, endurance and can create powerful atomic blasts from his hands and mouth.

Created by UltimateCharm on Sat Jul 14 2012, 8 Comments, Add Comment
Justice League Unlimited (2004)
Atomic SkullLex Lang
Lex Lang
Superman vs The Elite (2012)
Atomic SkullDee Bradley Baker
Dee Bradley Baker


While I think both actors did fine as Atomic Skull, I prefer Dee Bradley Baker's menacing, guttural sounding Atomic Skull over Lex Lang's fairly affable, mild voice (though that's mainly because of the character).


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Polyester Funk
said at 11:33 PM on Tue Jun 24 2014
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Dee Bradley Baker. His voice fits for the look of Atomic Skull. Lex Lang just sounds like a regular guy.
said at 12:03 PM on Tue Mar 11 2014
What do you guys think of Rick D. Wasserman as Atomic Skull?
said at 3:27 PM on Fri Sep 5 2014
Great idea! If there's a new Superman TV series, he should voice him! Then I'll vote for him and you guys will love him more than Dee Bradley Baker!
said at 3:35 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
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There's more echo in Dee's take, therefore I prefer it.
said at 8:47 PM on Sat Jan 26 2013
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Dee Bradley Baker's voice really suits Atomic Skull's look and personalty. Plus the acting is great. Lex Lang doesn't sound like what I picture Atomic Skull to sound like at all.
said at 1:36 AM on Mon Jul 16 2012
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Baker's version sounds like a fusion of Sean Schemmel, Chris Sabat & Travis Willingham.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 1:32 AM on Sun Jul 15 2012
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Lex's performance sounds flamboyent, though it makes sense since Atomic Skull is flaming, OH look at that joke!
Though seriously Dee made Skull sound like some who...has a flaming skull. I didn't know that could be heard in a voice but Dee does it.
said at 9:47 PM on Sat Jul 14 2012
While I usually liked a lot of Lex Lang's work, his Atomic Skull isn't among them. I'm goonna go with Dee Bradley Baker. I thought he suited Skull more.

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