Captain Atom #3

Writer: J.T. Krul Artist: Freddie Williams II Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 16, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 3
7.1Critic Rating
6.3User Rating

Captain Atom is taking his powers to new heights saving people all across the world in the blink of an eye. But he's not the only one who can move at super speed. Enter: The Flash! And when their paths cross, don't expect them to share the secret hero's handshake because Captain Atom may be a bigger threat than any villain.

  • 8.0
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Nov 21, 2011

    JSA All-Stars really pissed me off in the beginning with the art. Freddie Willaims was doing too much with every character, especially giving Power Girl the super human ability to have non-existentback problems. But as the All-Stars continued towards the two year mark, the art became increasingly better. Now in Captain Atom, there's so much great artwork on every page that I can barely contain my excitement! The character definition is amazing and the coloring job is perfect! Thanks Williams and Villarrubia, this was fantastic work! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Nov 21, 2011

    The final page of the issue also give us the first appearance of General Eiling, the man (at least in the old version of the DCU) responsible for the creation of Captain Atom. It will be interesting to see how this version fits into Atom's backstory. And, thankfully, we get an issue without the mutated monster dogs. Must-read. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Poet Mase Nov 16, 2011

    This issue takes an approach that many people might be expecting. Not too much happens to advance the narrative in this book, and there's not a ton of meaningful physical conflict. However, the internal war waged by Captain Atom and symbolized externally by the story's setting offers at least month's worth of food for thought. I'm very pleased to see that Krul is moving toward a philosophical examination of Captain Atom's unique situation in issue #3. It's a little annoying that this title has changed direction yet again, but Krul and Williams have fully restored my faith in the series with this issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Nov 17, 2011

    I'm loving the art, and I'm still intrigued by the story of "Captain Atom," but we're now three months in and it's time for the pace to get picked up a bit. Right now we've gotten a lot of familiar story beats and general concepts, but "Captain Atom" needs to find its own voice, now. Read Full Review

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