Captain Atom #12

Writer: J.T. Krul Artist: Freddie Williams II Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 15, 2012 Critic Reviews: 2
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Captain Atom's evolution continues as he regains his human appearance. But even though he's closer than ever to regaining his humanity, it comes at a major cost, as chaos is unleashed at his laboratory headquarters.

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 20, 2012

    I'm a little sad that the Nate storyline ends so quickly as there was plenty of story to mine for several issues about how human this version of Nate actually is and how far his relationship with Ranita could have actually gone. That said, the immeadiate effects of giving into his desires to once again live his life as a normal man teach Captain Atom an important lesson as he knows now he can never go back to being who he was. The issue ends with another none-too-subtle Watchmen reference with our hero removing himself from the Earth while gazing back on it from the surface of the moon. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 18, 2012

    It's one thing to be influenced by a character, but this rendition of Captain Atom is pretty much a straight adaptation of Doctor Manhattan without the visible genitalia, and this issue does little to make the character stand out for me. This issue is the first of the wrap-ups to feel really rushed in it's exit, ending on a strange unresolved note (which I kind of hope will leave the character in play for another creative team.) Captain Atom #12 doesn't quite get it right with either story OR art, coming across as rather unfocused and not particularly engaging, even for an old fan of the Captain Atom character in both previous incarnations, earning a disappointed 1.5 out of 5 stars overall. As the Third Wave of the New 52 kicks off in the coming months, I just hope that the potential that Captain Atom has isn't forever lost in the shuffle... Read Full Review

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