The Fall and Rise of Captain Atom #4

Writer: Cary Bates, Greg Weisman Artist: Will Conrad Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 5, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 8
8.4Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

"Shock and Awe" part four! After dealing with a nuclear explosion on live TV, Captain Atom begins an uphill battle to rebuild his life and reclaim his legacy.  But events from his past lives come back to haunt him in ways he could have never imagined...

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Apr 9, 2017

    This is a Captain Atom to follow! Drama and action with great visuals. I would love to see this be a monthly! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Apr 7, 2017

    No one is completely honest and open in this book. No one, not even the hero, can be trusted completely. Paranoia and manipulation pervade this book, and make it an exceptionally enjoyable read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Apr 5, 2017

    The mystery continues to draw you in as the writers craft characters that you care about and moments that entertain. The art is great at conveying power as well as detail and expression. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 9, 2017

    Captain Atom continues to not feel like most other books I'm reading and there's a real pleasure in that. It takes a bit to acclimate to such a dialogue heavy book but the end result is fun for me as it digs into a lot of things and explores what the characters are really thinking, plotting, and manipulating. Will Conrad makes it an engaging read with his approach to the layouts and the scenes themselves with placement, though I suspect we'll get a bit more action in the remaining installments of the run. I'm hopeful that by the end we'll have this character back in a good place and a fully functioning member of the larger DC Universe as I've always liked him. This is definitely a bit of a quirky book that's reading and playing out old school in ways that I'm thoroughly enjoying. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Rick Austin Apr 12, 2017

    If you can see beyond what's expected, you'll get the most out of The Fall and Rise of Captain Atom #4. It's slow but steady, creating depth by taking the time to establish the characters in creative ways and building up the tension. It's hard to know where this series is going, but it's a great journey getting there. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Jason Segarra Apr 5, 2017

    This is a good, if a little dull, issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Apr 5, 2017

    While this feels like a step down from the more intimate kind of story that we were dealing with so that it could just straight up become a superhero type story, this series still continues to be interesting and I find myself continuing to look forward to it.  Hopefully though, Captain Atom will regain his original look because after seeing his new design for two issues now, it just comes off muddy looking to me and leaves me crying out for a return to form for our hero. Read Full Review

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