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Charged by nuclear energy, possessing vast molecular powers, Captain Atom has the potential to be a literal god among men – a hero without limits. But the question is: Will he lose himself in the process?

Don’t miss the start of a legend from writer J.T. Krul (GREEN ARROW, TEEN TITANS) and artist Freddie Williams II (JSA ALL-STARS)!

Written by J.T. KRUL

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Avg Rating: 2.9
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  1. Hoping this book has some of the same feeling as Generation Lost.

  2. Pretty excited about this one. I know nothing of the character, but work in Nuclear Medicine…so I always like to see how “realistic” radiation is portrayed in entertainment..hehe…

  3. Ugh… Krul. Generation Lost is the only reason I give this a shot.

  4. Dr. Manhattan should be a fun read.

  5. If you don’t like the writer, I wouldn’t grab this.

    I have yet to develop an opinion on JT Krul cuz I’ve only read maybe one thing he has written and it was fine.

    But man, the general opinion on his writing as of late has been enough to scare me away from his books.

  6. Looking forward to this…Krul or no Krul (is he really that bad)?

    • His stuff varies from promising to mediocre to dull. I always end up disappointed in the end when I read his books. And that new character Solstice in Teen Titans was very unlikeable. I’m not a big fan of Freddie Williams either, so my hopes here are very very low, even if Captain Atom is a pretty bad ass dude.

    • Cry for Justice and Rise and Fall are some of the worst things I have ever read.

  7. Can’t wait to read this. Watchmen comparisons aside I like the character concept here and look forward to seeing the stories that JT has in mind.

  8. Well, I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that I think this series has potential. J.T. Krul seems excited about it, and what I’ve seen so far looks pretty interesting. I wish the cover artist was doing interiors, though.

  9. I have very little interest in this book… I didn’t really like J.T. Krul’s Green Arrow run after/during Brightest Day and only sorta liked his new Green Arrow issue. I can’t see myself liking his writing on a character I care very little about. We’ll see though. I’m very willing to be proven wrong.

  10. I’ve gotta say, the writing was leaps and bounds better than Green Arrow and the art is beautiful.

  11. I haven’t read this but can we call him Dr. Man-Atom?

  12. My first JT Krul book, and I didn’t think it was that bad. Then again, after all the negative comments on here I didn’t have high expectations! I’ll stick around a few more issues….he has my curiosity peaked. Story 3…art 4.

  13. So basically, a Dr Manhatten analogue? Idea has potential, but the writing’s not quite up to snuff yet.

  14. This was a big surprise! The art was gorgeous and the story really drew me in. I’m actually planning on sticking with this!

  15. The art was fantastic and the writing was the week point. It was very wordy and reading it kind of became a chore 3/4 of the way through. I may see what happens later on because of how good the art is. Really I would just Williams II on a better book.

  16. Dr. Manhattan was based off of Captain Atom

  17. I surprisingly I enjoyed this book. I didn’t really have high hopes for this as every depiction I’ve had before of Captain Atom wasn’t that pleasant but this book I did like. I definitely got a very Dr. Manhattan feel but I liked how Captain Atom wasn’t as in control of his powers as he thought, which ties into the fear of uncontrollable atomic power.

    I’m intrigued to find out what happens next and will be picking up #2. But, as for the very last panel/text box, what do you think it said? I’m not 100% sure what was written.

    • I think Krul was trying to show (symbolically) that Captain Atom is coming apart in every aspect. By applying that change even in his words, the reader gets a truer sense of that evolution.
      I admit, there is a very thin line between leaving the reader curious and leaving them confused.
      I don’t have it in front of me, but I could make out the first part, but not the second half.

      Anyone else figure it out?

    • I’m pretty sure it was ” if this is the end, at least i died doing some good for once”. Thats how i read it anyway.

  18. WORDS!!!!! too many of them!

  19. On a second reading I have to say I really didn’t like this book.

  20. I liked it first the first time it was the gold key Solar man of the atom, and then again in Valiant man of the atom, and even in the Dark horse Solar

  21. I liked this, the art was good and the story, while not great put up enough for me to be back for at least another issue or two. Could be realy interesting. Of course it could also be really shit to.

  22. I gave it a 4!! I really am going to miss the old Capt. Atom befoire the reboot though. I do not think he need a new origin I just think it could have been better writing and he would have been fine. His powers now seem to be very close to being just like Firestorm which I do like Firestorm I just prefer My old Capt. better. We shall see I guess since the ending has me really hanging on; where are they going to go with it?? Well here is to the book that is going to have a lot of impact on the DCU in my opinion since Cap has always been one of the biggest power houses!! CHEEERS!!

    Just Sayin’,


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