For a while now I’ve been, off and on, reading the post-Crisis Captain Atom series by Cary Bates, Greg Weisman, and Pat Broderick and I am continually impressed with how complex the character and the stories are. I read issue 20 last night where Captain Atom uses his false past to create a fictional friendship with the original Blue Beetle, Dan Garrett. He does this in order to win over then-current Beetle, Ted Kord, only to use him for his own means. It’s incredible how likable and unlikable Captain Atom is; he’s entirely flawed and it’s absolutely endearing. This book, along with the Mark Shaw headlined Manhunter, seemingly have been all but forgotten. Of course, that means they’re cheap and easy to come by. That’s a win for me.
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Em 1961 ocorreu a criação do Capitão Átomo (Captain Atom) por Steve Ditko e Joe Gill para a Charlton Comics. Na versão da Charlton, o herói foi Adam Allen. Adam trabalhava em um foguete experimental espacial quando ele acidentalmente ficou preso no interior do mesmo. Chegando a atmosfera superior, o foguete explodiu e Adam foi atomizado. Contudo, ele de alguma maneira ganhou superpoderes que incluíram a capacidade de reformar o seu corpo com segurança na terra. Ele foi equipado em um traje que ao que parece protegia as pessoas dos seus poderes nucleares. Quando ele ativava seu poder, o seu cabelo mudava de loiro para branco-prata. Depois, ele substituiu este traje com um traje de metal líquido que ficava embaixo da sua pele, e transformava-se quando ele ativava seu poder. A primeira aparição ocorreu em Space Adventures # 33. Na década de 1980, a Charlton foi comprada pela DC Comics e o Capitão Átomo passou a fazer parte do universo regular da editora, sendo reformulado. ********************
In 1961 there was the creation of Captain Atom by Steve Ditko and Joe Gill for Charlton Comics. In Charlton's version, the hero was Adam Allen. Adam worked on an experimental space rocket when he accidentally got trapped inside it. Reaching the upper atmosphere, the rocket exploded and Adam was atomized. However, he somehow gained superpowers that included the ability to safely reform his body on earth. He was equipped in a costume that apparently protected people from their nuclear powers. When he activated his power, his hair changed from blond to silver-white. Then he replaced this outfit with a liquid metal costume that was under his skin, and transformed when he activated his power. The first appearance occurred in Space Adventures # 33. In the 1980s, Charlton was bought by DC Comics and Captain Atom became part of the publisher's regular universe, being reworked.