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Charged by nuclear energy, possessing vast molecular powers, Captain Atom has the potential to be a literal god among men – a hero without limits. But the question is: Will he lose himself in the process? Don't miss the start of a legend from writer J.T. Krul (GREEN ARROW, TEEN TITANS) and artist Freddie Williams II (JSA ALL-STARS)!

Captain Atom fights a man in a robotic suit. During the fight he inadvertently reduces the metal in the suit to dust. He nearly does the same this to his own hand. He goes to the Continuum to talk with Dr. Heinrich Megala. Megala tells him he is fortunate it did not happen in his brain because if it had it could not be stopped. Just after this is revealed a simultaneous disaster happens in New York City. Atom races to the scene and stops the disasters. It ends on a cliffhanger.

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Wait, Why Is There a Volcano in New York? 0

Offering up some small signs of potential, Captain Atom ultimately doesn't show much else as it takes some obvious cues from the well known analogue of the title character and turns Captain Atom into a mash-up of them both. A lack of real character depth and personality dilutes it all, though.This issue features Captain Atom with a flame-like poof coming off the top of his head and with the power to apparently transmute matter. So my question is... did Firestorm's revamp come out a week early?Si...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Visually and emotionally flat from start to finish 0

"Captain Atom" was one of those DC New 52 titles that really needed to blow me away to keep me on board for more than one issue. Not only did it not blow me away, it turned out to be a drab and almost laborious read. J.T. Krul tries writing a story that both introduces us to a character and makes us care about his plight but I found it hard to invest in Captain Atom or his story. We get a sequence in the middle of the book that introduces us to the supporting characters working in a hidden rese...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

A fine line between dedication and obsession 0

In reading this issue i couldn't help but to compare it to the Mister Terrific title which had come out previously in the new 52.  In terms of theme and content both seem to be very similar on the surface for two very not similar heroes.  A focus on more realistic scientific principles as opposed to comic book science seemed to be a hallmark of both, but this issue fell a little short of the other one.  Mister Terrific seemed to be trying to edge in on the fan base for Iron Man, and to be honest...

7 out of 8 found this review helpful.
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