The Fall and Rise of Captain Atom #2

Writer: Cary Bates, Greg Weisman Artist: Will Conrad Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 1, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 12
8.3Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

"Past Imperfect" part 2! An overload in the quantum field forced Nathaniel Adam back to the 1990s, leaving him stranded. With no powers and no clear way to get home, he wonders how his presence in the past might affect his future. But if he gets his wish...will that future include Captain Atom?

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Feb 2, 2017

    Will Conrad is impressive. His work is very realistic but not stiff. Often very realistic artistss work is stiff. Last issue Conrad proved that he could draw super hero material. Here, he proves that he can draw regular slice of life and thrillers as well. Captain Atom is engaging partly because of his participation. This comic is great. Go out and buy it! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Fortress of Solitude - Rick Austin Feb 6, 2017

    There's been little fanfare for this title so far, but don't let that dissuade you. The Fall and Rise of Captain Atom #2 is great. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 1, 2017

    Conrad's art was going to keep me reading, but Bates' story now has me fully invested. If you're looking for an untraditional DC superhero, this is shaping up to be one of the year's standouts. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    CourtOfNerds - Grant Stoye Feb 1, 2017

    This might be the most interesting, and honestly unexpected, stories coming out of DC right now; and that is saying allot. So buy this book, or continue to buy it. It's that good. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    CourtOfNerds - Kevin Carley Feb 1, 2017

    This might be the most interesting, and honestly unexpected, stories coming out of DC right now; and that is saying allot. So buy this book, or continue to buy it. It's that good. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Feb 4, 2017

    I love this book. I've tended to trend toward the "fringe" books that DC Comics puts out as I don't want to get involved in big events or crossovers and all that jazz for the most part. So something like this book simply feels ideal because it's telling its own story, smartly and in an engaging way, with fantastic artwork without having to be tied to everything else – yet still fully grounded in it all. And exploring the larger aspect of how this world is put together, no less. Bates and Weisman make for a dense and thorough read here while Conrad once again brings us a fantastic looking book. I'm just loving this and can see it as an opening arc being graded higher when read in full. The individual components, however, are very much worth reading on a monthly basis. Very recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Blair Marnell Feb 2, 2017

    This issue was an unexpected pleasure, and now this miniseries is firmly on our radar. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Jason Segarra Feb 2, 2017

    It may not reach the highs and promise of the first issue, but when does that ever happen in a second issue? The end of the book sets up what I assume will be a defining conflict for the rest of the series: Adam's attempts to get back to the 90s. Hopefully not by wearing JNCO jeans and listening to Korn. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 1, 2017

    While there isn't a lot of action taking place in this issue, what it gives us instead is a great look at time travel and how the effects of trying to alter the past might affect the future....... or how time itself will make sure that that shit doesn't happen.  It was a fun and interesting read, with great art all the way through that gets me really interested in seeing where this mini is going.   Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - David Gladman Feb 2, 2017

    That said, this is still a really good issue, and one that I would definitely recommend you pick up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - mahargen Feb 1, 2017

    I’ve never been a huge Captain Atom guy. He’s always been a side character who occasionally pops up in a story. Giving him a chance with this book was a great move on DC’s part, and you should do the same. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GearWERKZ - Agasicles Stamas Feb 4, 2017

    As bridge issues go, The Fall and Rise of Captain Atom #2 does it's job. It just does not do it in any spectacular way. There are not any continuity mistakes or weird choreography, and the art does more than just meet my minimum consistency standard; it kind of headlines the issue. Faces, clothes, cars...all of the art pieces that are often not done well in comics; Conrad and Nunes nail them down with aplomb. The detail in the ball-drop scene that opens the issue is just amazing in its detail, lighting, and shading. I just hope that the series picks up as it enters its middle-third. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Mike Mazzacane Feb 6, 2017

    'Past Imperfect' aims for a dense, methodically, produced product that never quite achieves the heights it desires even as it tells a solid story. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Feb 9, 2017

    The Fall and Rise of Captain Atom #2 delivers a heady, interesting little story, but it's one you hear rather than experience. Bates and Conrad provide some thoughtful ideas, but, in a single issue, there's not enough time to dig beneath the surface. Will Conrad and Ivan Nunes' art is impressive in its specificity, but, at different times, it both smooths over and highlights the story's awkwardness. Read Full Review

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