REVIEW: Captain Atom, Vol. 1: Evolution (Captain Atom #1) by J.T. Krul, Stanley Artgem Lau (Illustrations)

As a part of DC Comics – The New 52 event of September 2011, comes Captain Atom in his own solo series!Charged by nuclear energy, possessing vast molecular powers, Captain Atom has the potential to be a literal god among men – a hero without limits. He is taking his powers to new heights – saving people all across the world in the blink of an eye. But as he uses his abilities more and more, Captain Atom realizes that he may be losing control of his powers, becoming a more dangerous foe to the planet than anything he’s ever faced! Don’t miss start of a legend from writer J.T. Krul (GREEN ARROW, TEEN TITANS) and artist Freddie Williams II (JSA ALL-STARS)!

I’ll start off with a little secret: I’m not really a fan of hero’s with super powers. I prefer heroes like Batman who are just people with the means to be something more instead of someone like Superman (born with it) or Captain Hero (due to some mega incident) who have/acquire unnatural powers.

That said…it was pretty mediocre. I think even if I didn’t have that bias it would still be pretty mediocre. Captain Atom used to be a pilot and due to an experiment he became this “thing” that absorbs energy and can do a great number of things (including curing cancer in specific patients) on a molecular level. I get it. He went from a regular man to a “thing” that even the justice league won’t take but he was so MOPEY! He moped around all the time and just felt lonely and sorry for himself even when he was helping others.

The art was great but I don’t think I’ll continue on with this one unless I see some stellar reviews.



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