Captain Atom #2

Writer: J. T. Krul Artist: Freddie Williams II Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 19, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 3
6.8Critic Rating
6.2User Rating

Losing control of his powers, unable to stop the sensory overload in his mind, Captain Atom wants nothing more than to find a quiet place to regroup. But how can he shut out the signals floating in the air especially when they're crying out for help?

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Dec 4, 2011

    Sometimes artists you literally hate on some series find their voices on other ones. The number one reason I didnt read All-Star Justice Society was because of Williams. I just could not stand his work. Here, on Captain Atom, that series is perfect for the fluid forms he likes to depict. He really complements the series. The colouring is fine too, although I wonder why Captain Atom has to glow, if its hinted at in some scenes that he was invisible to onlookers. I didnt like Kruls work on Green Arrow and Arsenal and I didnt like Williams Justice Society work. But here, both creators just merge their talents and create one of my favourite and one of the most innovative of the 52 reboots. Woah. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Oct 20, 2011

    I first encountered Captain Atom in "Crisis on Infinite Earths" and his own solo series that quickly followed by Cary Bates and Pat Broderick. Like that volume, this relaunch is a fun, quirky book that employs a healthy dose of comic book science without drying the rest of the story out. It's not quite a superhero story, and it's not an edgy tale, but it is entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Nov 21, 2011

    I'm still pretty conflicted about this book because of the path being taken and the seeming squandering of an opportunity to re-write the character and make him more integral in things. Captain Atom needs to be moved past what he is, but this just reaffirms it in a lot of ways while slightly softening him up a bit as well. It's a character that I still feel needs a redesign from the ground up to be more relevant, but we're not getting that here. I am interested in seeing where Krul may go, and Freddie William's artwork makes it a guaranteed read (though not same-day digital), but I can't help but to go through it and see all the opportunities lost here. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 27, 2011

    Writer J.T. Krul continues to explore the limitations and abilities of the new Captain Atom. I'd still like a little of the old Captain to shine through this Dr. Manhattan makeover, but as long as that dog story is kept on the back burner I'll keep giving this one a shot. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    IGN - Poet Mase Oct 19, 2011

    This meandering story of self-discovery is riddled with hackneyed internal monologue and blase artwork, making it one of the worst backslides of the new 52 thus far. If the creative team can capitalize on the mutant animal threat introduced in issue #1 and all but ignored here – and can do so quickly – they may be able to save this series from its violent nosedive. My patience and optimism, however, have been suddenly and severely shortened by this issue. Read Full Review

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