Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Fall and Rise of Captain Atom #2 SPOILER REVIEW

Writer: Cary Bates
Co-plotter: Greg Weisman
Artist: Will Conrad
Colors: Ivan Nunes
Letters: Saide Temofonte
Price: $2.99

The Time Stream Always Corrects Itself

We pick up this issue with Captain Atom in 1997, he sees someone in trouble and, being the hero he is, goes to help them. Now in the ER he falls in love with his doctor, Takara, and starts living the dream. He meets up with a professor who basically tells him that time has a way of stopping a time traveler from altering the timeline. The professor thinks he's writing a book. Captain Atom lives in the past for three years before he starts showing signs of his powers again, and in an accident where he tries to help someone who robs him, he is shot and BOOM shot back into the future of 2017.

The Confessional

I did not like this story at all, and what will make me more upset is if after this we never see Captain Atom again. This story was basically a waste of time, he goes to the past, lost his powers and is then sent back to the future because his powers came back. He was the anomaly in time that the timeline corrected because there was no Captain Atom in 2000. The art was okay but I think how much I didn't like the story may have made the art negative in my opinion… Now I will say this, the second to last page with Captain Atom fully taken over by the Quantum energy was the best art in this book. I hate books that take forever to read because they are too wordy. There is a panel on this book where you can't barely see the art because of all the word balloons…

Purgatory: ★★★✩✩✩✩✩✩✩

Carl Hamlin | NCR

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