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Madame Atomos is the name of a fictional villain who appears in a book series of novels written by French writer André Caroff, a prolific author of popular
adventure series, many of which include science fiction and horror
Madame Atomos is a brilliant but twisted middle-aged female Japanese scientist who is out to revenge herself
against the United
States for the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, where
she was born.
A sample Madame Atomos plot has the title character
unleash a deadly new threat, such as radioactive zombies, deadly giant spiders, a
madness-inducing ray, etc.
The heroes opposing Madame Atomos are: Smith Beffort of the FBI, Dr. Alan
Soblen and Yosho Akamatsu of the Japanese Secret Police. With the
help of former criminal Owen Bernitz, Beffort also organized the
"Green Dragon" squad to fight Madame Atomos.
An interesting development was the creation by Madame Atomos of
a younger version of herself, Mie Azusa, dubbed "Miss Atomos",
groomed to continue the fight should she die. Mie eventually fell
in love with Beffort, married him and joined forces with him to
fight her evil progenitrix.
Madame Atomos herself regenerated into a younger self in the
thirteenth novel, but remained as revenge-bent as ever.
The first 17 novels of the Madame Atomos series were
published by Angoisse, the horror imprint of French
publisher, Fleuve Noir. An 18th novel was published later in the
- La Sinistre Mme Atomos [The Sinister Mrs. Atomos] (FNA No. 109,
- Mme Atomos Sème la Terreur [Mrs. Atomos Spreads Terror] (FNA
No. 115, 1965)
- Mme Atomos Frappe à la Tête [Mrs. Atomos Strikes At The Head]
(FNA No. 120, 1965)
- Miss Atomos (FNA No. 124, 1965)
- Miss Atomos contre KKK [Miss Atomos vs. KKK] (FNA No. 130,
- Le Retour de Mme Atomos [The Return Of Mrs. Atomos] (FNA No.
- L'Erreur de Mme Atomos [The Mistake Of Mrs. Atomos] (FNA No.
- Mme Atomos Prolonge la Vie [Mrs. Atomos Prolongs Life] (FNA No.
- Les Monstres de Mme Atomos [The Monsters Of Mrs. Atomos] (FNA
No. 143, 1967)
- Mme Atomos Crache des Flammes [Mrs. Atomos Spits Fire] (FNA No.
- Mme Atomos Croque le Marmot [Mrs. Atomos Eats A Child] (FNA No.
- La Ténébreuse Mme Atomos [Dark Mrs. Atomos] (FNA No. 152,
- Mme Atomos Change de Peau [Mrs. Atomos Sheds Her Skin] (FNA No.
- Mme Atomos Fait Du Charme [Mrs. Atomos Charms Her Way] (No.
- L'Empreinte de Mme Atomos [The Mark Of Mrs. Atomos] (FNA No.
- Mme Atomos Jette Un Froid [Mrs. Atomos Throws A Cold] (FNA No.
- Mme Atomos Cherche la Petite Bête [Mrs. Atomos Seeks Small
Creatures] (FNA No. 177, 1970)
- Les Sphères Attaquent [Attack of the Spheres] (FN Anticipation
No. 950, 1979)
Starting in November 1968, French comics publisher Aredit
published 24 issues of a digest-sized Atomos comic
magazine adapting the first 17 novels as black and white
Madame Atomos has appeared in several short stories published in the anthology Tales
of the Shadowmen.