History ComicBook / CaptainAtom

13th Mar '17 3:54:53 PM GamerSlyRatchet
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A new Captain Atom ongoing was one of the titles in DC's ComicBook/{{New 52}} relaunch. However, it didn't last too long before being cancelled.

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A new Captain Atom ongoing was one of the titles in DC's ComicBook/{{New 52}} relaunch. However, it didn't last too long before being cancelled.
cancelled. As part of ''ComicBook/DCRebirth'', Captain Atom has received his own mini-series called ''The Fall and Rise of Captain Atom''. It reintroduces the character for ''Rebirth'' while explaining his absence between that and ''New 52''. It also reunites Cary Bates and Greg Weisman with the character.
28th Nov '16 8:45:47 AM rafi
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* SuperSense: He can sense the presence of living beings by the heat of their bodies. He can also sense the presence of radiation.

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* SuperSense: SuperSenses: He can sense the presence of living beings by the heat of their bodies. He can also sense the presence of radiation.



* EnergyAbsorption: Able to absorb most any form of energy, redirecting it into the quantum field. Absorbing too much at once [[TimeTravel throws him through time]].



* FlyingBrick:
** {{Flight}}: Via redirection of gravitational force.
** NighInvulnerability: The metal of his exo-shell is impervious to almost anything. On top of that, he can manipulate energy to create forcefields.
** SuperStrength: Boosted by the quantum field.
** EnergyAbsorption: Able to absorb most any form of energy, redirecting it into the quantum field. Absorbing too much at once [[TimeTravel throws him through time]].
** IntangibleMan: He is only shown using this power once or twice, however.

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* FlyingBrick:
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{{Flight}}: Via redirection of gravitational force.
** NighInvulnerability: The metal of his exo-shell is impervious to almost anything. On top of that, he can manipulate energy to create forcefields.
** SuperStrength: Boosted by the quantum field.
** EnergyAbsorption: Able to absorb most any form of energy, redirecting it into the quantum field. Absorbing too much at once [[TimeTravel throws him through time]].
** IntangibleMan: He is only shown using this power once or twice, however.
* FlyingBrick



* IntangibleMan: He is only shown using this power once or twice, however.



* MilitarySuperhero

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* MilitarySuperheroMilitarySuperhero: Captain Nathaniel Adam of the United States Air Force. Interestingly, he did not start this way: he was a full-time soldier who received his powers as the result of an experiment, and was ordered by the military into infiltrating the superhero community to spy on them a keep them in check. However, as can be expected, Captain Atom eventually did grow to appreciate his role as a superhero, but not without serious conflict between both aspects of him.



* OnlySaneMan: In the ''Justice League International''.

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* NighInvulnerability: The metal of his exo-shell is impervious to almost anything. On top of that, he can manipulate energy to create forcefields.
* OnlySaneMan: In the ''Justice League International''.International'' he filled this role once the League split and he went to Europe.


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* SuperStrength: Boosted by the quantum field. As Captain Atom his strength was such that he was able to go toe to toe with beings such as Superman, Majestic, etc. and hold his own.
28th Nov '16 8:36:42 AM rafi
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* AlliterativeName: '''A'''llen '''A'''dam.



* FlyingBrick:
** {{Flight}}
** NighInvulnerability
** SuperStrength
** Energy Blasts
** IntangibleMan: the at-will kind.

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* FlyingBrick:
** {{Flight}}
** NighInvulnerability
** SuperStrength
** Energy Blasts
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{{Flight}}: 20000 miles per hour to 100000 miles per hour.
* FlyingBrick
* HandBlast
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IntangibleMan: the at-will kind.


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* NighInvulnerability
* RetGone: This version of Allen Adam (Earth-Four), including all history and corresponding appearances, was erased from existence following the collapse of the original Multiverse in the first ''Crisis''.
* SuperSense: He can sense the presence of living beings by the heat of their bodies. He can also sense the presence of radiation.
* SuperStrength
27th Nov '16 8:11:19 PM PaulA
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* ArchEnemy: [[TheGeneral Wade]] [[TheChessmaster Eiling]] and, in ''[[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League Europe]]'', the Queen Bee. Also, the Ghost.

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* ArchEnemy: [[TheGeneral Wade]] [[TheChessmaster Wade Eiling]] and, in ''[[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League Europe]]'', the Queen Bee. Also, the Ghost.
29th Oct '16 11:54:47 AM nombretomado
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When Creator/DCComics bought the Charlton characters, and brought them into the DCU, they gave Captain Atom his own ongoing, written by pre-''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' Cary Bates and GregWeisman. Starting on March, 1987. This series rebooted Captain Atom from the ground up - a new character with a new origin and new powers. The ComicBook/PostCrisis Captain Atom was '''Nathaniel Adam''', a captain in the USAF, court-martialled for a crime he didn't commit. He was given a choice: a death sentence, or participation in a potentially fatal experiment -- sitting at ground zero of a nuclear explosion encased in an alien metal, in the hope of testing the metal's properties. Survival would mean freedom. Nathaniel chose the experiment. The explosion didn't kill him; what it ''did'' do was bond the alien metal to his flesh, giving him superpowers, and throwing him twenty-odd years forward into the present day. He found himself able to access the 'quantum field' that underpins reality to produce a variety of effects.

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When Creator/DCComics bought the Charlton characters, and brought them into the DCU, they gave Captain Atom his own ongoing, written by pre-''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' Cary Bates and GregWeisman.Creator/GregWeisman. Starting on March, 1987. This series rebooted Captain Atom from the ground up - a new character with a new origin and new powers. The ComicBook/PostCrisis Captain Atom was '''Nathaniel Adam''', a captain in the USAF, court-martialled for a crime he didn't commit. He was given a choice: a death sentence, or participation in a potentially fatal experiment -- sitting at ground zero of a nuclear explosion encased in an alien metal, in the hope of testing the metal's properties. Survival would mean freedom. Nathaniel chose the experiment. The explosion didn't kill him; what it ''did'' do was bond the alien metal to his flesh, giving him superpowers, and throwing him twenty-odd years forward into the present day. He found himself able to access the 'quantum field' that underpins reality to produce a variety of effects.
12th Oct '16 2:44:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* CreateYourOwnHero: Nathaniel Adam was manipulated into volunteering for the experiment that transformed him into Captain Atom by Wade Eiling, who also led the experiment. Eiling was also the BigBad of the series.
4th Aug '16 7:41:58 PM C60
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** In ''Superbuddies'', he was almost killed by [[{{SHAZAM}} Mary Marvel]]. She was being {{Mind Control}}led at the time.

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** In ''Superbuddies'', he was almost killed by [[{{SHAZAM}} [[{{ComicBook/Shazam}} Mary Marvel]]. She was being {{Mind Control}}led at the time.
4th Aug '16 10:28:24 AM rafi
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* TheChainsOfCommanding: Being in charge during the ''Justice League International'' period was ''extremely'' stressful for him, so much so that he was ecstatic when Catherine was promoted and made his boss. He even claimed that his ulcer spontaneously went into remission the moment he heard the news; he may or may not have been exaggerating.


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* TheComicallySerious


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* DudeWheresMyRespect


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* LetsGetDangerous: Whenever things actually get serious, Cap, who often seems kind of bumbling, will all of sudden act in a way that reminds everyone that he was a BadassNormal on par with Batman ''before'' he became a RealityWarper FlyingBrick. One very satisfying example came when the League was fighting a giant robot alongside the Global Guardians, and the fight was a stalemate until they brought the fight into the sewers, away from all the civilians. At that point, Bushmaster, one of the Guardians, said that now they could really unload on the robot, to which Cap replied, "No, now you get behind me." He then vaporized the robot with one blast.


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* MilitarySuperhero


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* OnlySaneMan: In the ''Justice League International''.


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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: In the ''Justice League International''. Early, Power Girl was injured fighting the Grey Man. Catherine, who at that point was still Cap's secretary, decided to go over his head and order a very dangerous surgery performed, as that was the only way to save Power Girl's life; Cap had been unable to bring himself to give the order because he was afraid it would kill her. She assumed that Cap would be furious and was prepared to tender her resignation. Instead, he just told her that she had made the right call and thanked her for doing it.
31st Jul '16 8:27:24 AM nombretomado
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When DCComics bought the Charlton characters, and brought them into the DCU, they gave Captain Atom his own ongoing, written by pre-''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' Cary Bates and GregWeisman. Starting on March, 1987. This series rebooted Captain Atom from the ground up - a new character with a new origin and new powers. The ComicBook/PostCrisis Captain Atom was '''Nathaniel Adam''', a captain in the USAF, court-martialled for a crime he didn't commit. He was given a choice: a death sentence, or participation in a potentially fatal experiment -- sitting at ground zero of a nuclear explosion encased in an alien metal, in the hope of testing the metal's properties. Survival would mean freedom. Nathaniel chose the experiment. The explosion didn't kill him; what it ''did'' do was bond the alien metal to his flesh, giving him superpowers, and throwing him twenty-odd years forward into the present day. He found himself able to access the 'quantum field' that underpins reality to produce a variety of effects.

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When DCComics Creator/DCComics bought the Charlton characters, and brought them into the DCU, they gave Captain Atom his own ongoing, written by pre-''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' Cary Bates and GregWeisman. Starting on March, 1987. This series rebooted Captain Atom from the ground up - a new character with a new origin and new powers. The ComicBook/PostCrisis Captain Atom was '''Nathaniel Adam''', a captain in the USAF, court-martialled for a crime he didn't commit. He was given a choice: a death sentence, or participation in a potentially fatal experiment -- sitting at ground zero of a nuclear explosion encased in an alien metal, in the hope of testing the metal's properties. Survival would mean freedom. Nathaniel chose the experiment. The explosion didn't kill him; what it ''did'' do was bond the alien metal to his flesh, giving him superpowers, and throwing him twenty-odd years forward into the present day. He found himself able to access the 'quantum field' that underpins reality to produce a variety of effects.
14th Jul '16 12:47:06 AM PaulA
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* FishOutOfWater: This seems to be Cap's thing, whether getting thrown through time or into [[AlternateReality alternate realities]].

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* FishOutOfWater: This seems to be Cap's thing, whether getting thrown through time or into [[AlternateReality alternate realities]].{{Alternate Universe}}s.
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