The Fall and Rise of Captain Atom #5

The Fall and Rise of Captain Atom #5

Writer: Cary Bates, Greg Weisman Artist: Will Conrad Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 3, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 4
8.3Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

"Quantum Mechanic" part five! Still shaken by the secret General Eiling and Dr. Megala went to extraordinary lengths to conceal, Captain Atom would like time to adjust. But a serial killer who wields astounding powers that rival his own has other plans!

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes May 7, 2017

    DC, I know this wraps up with the next issue, but can you just make this monthly with the same creative team to make the fans happy? The story has plenty of drama and action, and the visuals are incredible. This is everything a super hero comic should be. I'm already fretting that the next issue is the final issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton May 4, 2017

    I really hope this miniseries does well enough to launch a new Captain Atom book. Its been a great Rebirth for the hero. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Ariel DuPey May 3, 2017

    This is just a good quality book. The plot is engaging and full of unexpected twist and turns. The characters are likable and dynamic. The art is appealing and does really well with pushing the story forward. Overall, this is probably one of the most well-written books in Rebirth right now. It stands apart from an everyday comic hero story, standing in both the world of fiction, but with a sense of having grounded characteristics. A+ in my book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Deron Generally May 3, 2017

    I continue to be impressed with how broad, but subtle this story is as it develops. The characters are given real weight on the page and the art continues to be impressive. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 9, 2017

    I continue to enjoy this series to see how Captain Atom is being brought back into the existing framework of the DC Universe. Though there's a dark edge to a lot of things just from Genji alone, I like what we get out of Max Thrane as he has some future potential if he survives past this as someone to provide a good balance to what Cameron is capable of. It does get confusing as I keep wanting to say Nathaniel! This installment lets Max really cut loose a bit while he gets familiar with his powers as he seeks revenge and it balances well against Cameron learning more of what happened after he returned to the present, adding a new weight to his shoulders. Will Conrad simply delivers again in spades here, which is no surprise, as we get a lot of different locations and characters that just click and feel lived in and detailed. Good stuff all around that leaves me wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Rick Austin May 8, 2017

    When the story does focus on Captain Atom, it shines" but again, with so much attention being paid to SuperMax you'll wish there were more space dedicated to the real "A" storyline which made such an impact in the series so far. As for the traditional climactic showdown, it starts out with lots of promise but ultimately fizzles. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Jason Segarra May 3, 2017

    Overall, this is still a strong book, even if I am somewhat worried about the direction of the main character's disposition. Bates and Conrad haven't given me a lot of reason to doubt that they've got this thing covered, but as a critic, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't just a little worried. Knock it out of the park, fellas. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 3, 2017

    I found myself enjoying the superhero/super villain aspect of this story more than I did in the previous issue and I'm happy for that because I want to love this mini and thankfully, it seems that this series is combining the more personal Captain Atom tale that I was into previously with this superhero spin, where hopefully it all comes together to give me a big ol' smile on my face by the time this series is over.  The art in this issue was great and I'm back on the Captain Atom hype train. Read Full Review

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