History Comicbook / CaptainAtom

1st Jul '17 4:59:20 PM TitoMosquito
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* 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''.[[note]]Though this version was briefly reference in ''History of the DC Universe'' #2, where Nathaniel Adam debut during the Silver Age and wore the second Pre-Crisis costume.[[/note]]

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* 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''.[[note]]Though this version was briefly reference referenced in ''History of the DC Universe'' #2, where Nathaniel Adam debut emerged during the Silver Age "New Heroic Age" before the Crisis, and wore the second Pre-Crisis costume.[[/note]]
1st Jul '17 4:45:03 PM TitoMosquito
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* 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''.

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* 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''.[[note]]Though this version was briefly reference in ''History of the DC Universe'' #2, where Nathaniel Adam debut during the Silver Age and wore the second Pre-Crisis costume.[[/note]]
15th Jun '17 12:27:50 PM Basara-kun
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* SoftReboot: ''Captain Atom: Armageddon'' helped serve as a soft reboot for the Creator/WildStorm Comics universe.
9th Jun '17 3:26:17 PM nombretomado
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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: DependingOnTheWriter. Captain Atom sometimes plays this role (most recently in ''ComicBook/CaptainAtom: Armageddon'' to ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'', and, indeed, the entire {{Wildstorm}} Universe), but at other times he falls prey to TheWorfEffect, as pointed out below.

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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: DependingOnTheWriter. Captain Atom sometimes plays this role (most recently in ''ComicBook/CaptainAtom: Armageddon'' to ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'', and, indeed, the entire {{Wildstorm}} Creator/{{Wildstorm}} Universe), but at other times he falls prey to TheWorfEffect, as pointed out below.



* OutsideContextProblem: In ''Captain Atom: Armageddon'', Cap himself is this for the WildStorm Universe. The WildStorm [[{{Antihero}} heroes]], especially the more powerful ones like Mr. Majestic and the Authority, thought that they had their world pretty much in hand, and that they could handle just about anything that came their way. When Captain Atom showed up and, through no fault of his own, contracted a condition that was going to cause him to destroy the universe, they figured that they could cure him. When that failed, they figured that they could kill him. Cue a very satisfying series of {{CurbStompBattle}}s.

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* OutsideContextProblem: In ''Captain Atom: Armageddon'', Cap himself is this for the WildStorm [=WildStorm=] Universe. The WildStorm [=WildStorm=] [[{{Antihero}} heroes]], especially the more powerful ones like Mr. Majestic and the Authority, thought that they had their world pretty much in hand, and that they could handle just about anything that came their way. When Captain Atom showed up and, through no fault of his own, contracted a condition that was going to cause him to destroy the universe, they figured that they could cure him. When that failed, they figured that they could kill him. Cue a very satisfying series of {{CurbStompBattle}}s.
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.
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