The Fall and Rise of Captain Atom #3

The Fall and Rise of Captain Atom #3

Writer: Cary Bates, Greg Weisman Artist: Will Conrad Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 1, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 9
8.0Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

"Back to the Future" part three! Transported to the present day against his will, Nathaniel Adam struggles to move on from the shattered life he left behind.  But General Eiling and the U.S. government have other plans for him - two words: Operation Resurgence.

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Mar 1, 2017

    I went back quickly to the two previous issues to find any other references to The Watchmen. There seems to be all around I need more time to dig further. If you are still wondering if you should get this comic, well don't. This is an important Rebirth comic which is highly entertaining! Buy it now! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Mar 1, 2017

    This issue delivers on the promise of the first two. It is moving and tragic, but conveys an overall triumphant spirit in its main character. It will be curious to see where this story goes next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Jason Segarra Mar 1, 2017

    Overall, this is a solid mid-point for the character. Unlike many of the other Rebirth titles coming out recently, The Fall and Rise of Captain Atom seems a lot more character driven, which is a welcome change and sheds light on the book's historically bland protagonist. Check it out if you have any interest in fleshing out your opinions of the Captain. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Mar 5, 2017

    The "new" Captain Atom is stronger, more stable, but sporting a new set of colors that may foreshadow trouble. Solid entertainment for the rebirth of a familiar character. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 1, 2017

    While the saga is set for a limited run, Bates is definitely setting up Captain Atom for loftier plans. And if it stays at this level of quality, I'll definitely be on board for an ongoing series. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 7, 2017

    This miniseries is at the halfway mark and by bringing him back into the present we get to see Weis and Bates working to reshape him back into the fold. There are plenty of things to deal with in this regard that the next couple of issues can deal with but it also leaves me hopeful for the character to find a good place to set up shop with, either in a team or with his own book. A redemption arc is always good and the character is one that, while awkward in some ways, has a long and solid history within the DC Universe that has plenty of potential still to be mined. The team here is definitely showing that and it's another solid, engaging, and thorough! installment. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    411Mania - Stephen M. Lyon Mar 9, 2017

    The Rise and Fall of Captain Atom #3 continues the high quality storytelling of the first 2 issues. The writers seamlessly weave in elements of time travel, but do not go overboard so as to ruin our suspension of disbelief. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Rick Austin Mar 3, 2017

    It's a well-told personal tale, and a credit to DC's current line-up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - Amy Ziegfeld Mar 1, 2017

    All in all, The Fall and Rise of Captain Atom #3 is a beautiful comic to look at in which not enough happens. Hopefully future issues will pick up the pace, or at least give us a better exploration of Captain Atom as a character. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Mar 1, 2017

    While this issue didn't "wow" me like the previous issue, it still maintained my interest as it tried to bring me up to date with what Captain Atom's new powers are and what the military has planned for him now, but even with that it was a bit of a rehash since it seemed like we were back at square one with our hero and his involvement with General Eiling and Dr. Megala.  The art in this book was great, but the story seriously slowed down here. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Bounding Into Comics - John F. Trent Mar 1, 2017

    The Fall and Rise of Captain Atom #3 is a little bit of a disappointment. The story bogs down quite a bit in the beginning and doesn't really find its feet until about halfway through. It makes for a slow read. The emotion in this issue is as strong as you will find. The grief comes off the book in waves at one point. The art really stands out whether it is expressive facial features, unique page layouts to maximize emotional impact, or using camera angles to capture expressive body language. If you are already reading this series, it's definitely worth a look. Otherwise, unless you are a huge fan of Captain Atom, this one might be worth skipping. Read Full Review

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