Captain Atom #1
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Captain Atom #1

Writer: J.T. Krul Artist: Freddie Williams II Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 21, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 3
5.5Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

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)!

  • 9.0
    IGN - Poet Mase Sep 21, 2011

    I simply can't wait for issue #2 of this book. J.T. Krul announced earlier this week that he would be dropping writing responsibilities for one of his two relaunch titles. Let's all thank him for not dropping this one. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Sep 24, 2011

    Im not a fan of Williams. I didnt like his work in JSA All-Stars. But here, hes actually effective. The energy that grows and ebbs works for his style. Im not annoyed at all by his take of Captain Atom, although hes not my favourite artist. What he draws is classic super hero and its just right for this series. Now, whether this series will make it is another story. Ill stick around for the next issue, and maybe the concept of a Doctor Solar and Doctor Manhattan-like character in the DC Comics universe will materialize. So far, I cant say this creative team is not getting it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Sep 21, 2011

    The fact that Captain Atom seems a hell of a lot more emotional than Jon Osterman ever did would lend credence to the notion that, yeah, this won't be the same thing we've seen already. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Sep 21, 2011

    Overall it's a good book and Captain Atom is a great character with amazingly cool abilities. I'll be reading the next few issues of this one for sure, especially if we keep going deeper into Captain Atom's powers. While I liked how Captain Atom was drawn, I did not like the rest of the art. It was two very distinct styles clashing. I'm excited to see the next few issues of this book, and I give this a mild recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 22, 2011

    Captain Atom is the kind of lower grade superhero character that I grew to love years ago that just has a hell of a hard time making it to the big leagues. He's had his shots to be sure and lots of good stuff over the years (I loved his time in the bwahahaha era of the Justice League books) but there's something about him that just holds him back. The lack of a solid solo book for so long is one of those things that's added to it, so the chance to build up some new fans here is good. This isn't the best introduction to the character since it doesn't really get us into who he is at this point, but it has some good hooks that can let the character grow and be explored. I'm cautiously optimistic, but at the same time I have years of history where I've seen how hard it is to make this character work. He's not like others but there's plenty of potential here as we get some decent storytelling and really appealing artwork. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Sep 24, 2011

    This book may work for some people, but Ill probably pass on continuing with it. A valiant effort, though. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Sep 28, 2011

    This version of Captain Atom certainly isn't going to be for everyone, but the comic does add something different to the character and give him new storylines to explore. Personally, I'd like the character to be a little more solid than the wispy, somewhat ethereal version we see in artist Fernando Pasarin's art. But then again I guess I should just feel lucky DC didn't redesign him back to his WildStorm look. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Sep 22, 2011

    Captain Atom #1 is, unfortunately, a rather boring read, and I'd rather my super-hero comics be campy or cheesy than boring any day of the week. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Sep 23, 2011

    It's a decent read, but it really needs to define itself in the second issue to make a stronger impression if it hopes to survive. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Wayland Sep 26, 2011

    I just did not like the changes here, and everything seemed to be lifted from somewhere else. Hero with new powers, cranky mad scientist, hero losing control of his powers, nothing really seems new here. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Sep 22, 2011

    There are suggestions of an interesting hook for "Captain Atom" except it's buried under a typical, average superhero comic. The art points to something unique about the character and his relationship to the world, while the writing only mentions that in a long expository scene about his powers. Maybe this comic will become more of a stand-out as it progresses; unfortunately, that possibility isn't certain and isn't presented in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 22, 2011

    Captain Atom #1 leaves me both confused and visually overwhelmed. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gilbert Short Sep 23, 2011

    If you couldn't tell by now, this book just doesn't cut the mustard. There were so many good books that have gone by the wayside in order to put this book out, and I'd rather have Power Girl or Secret Six instead of this. Avoid. Read Full Review

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