Captain Atom is a fictional superhero most currently appearing in DC Comics. He's existed in three basic incarnations. The character was originally created by writer Joe Gill and artist/co-writer Steve Ditko, first appearing in Space Adventures #33.
|Early color variations for Captain Atom.|
|Various Captain Atom chest logos over the years.|
|Steve Ditko Captain Atom illustration.|
|Captain Atom appearance in DC Comics Presents #90.|
|Cary Bates & Pat Broderick's DC Comics incarnation of Captain Atom.|
Space Adventures #35 By Popular Request More of Captain Atom in "The Little Wanderer"
Capt Atom cover image taken from page 5; panel 3 of interior story. Right hand side cover image revised from page 2; panel 4 of interior story, "Spies from Another World."
"Spies from Another World" by Joe (Doomsday+1) Gill & Steve (Nukla) Ditko.
"The Enigma of Pluto" by Joe Gill, Bill (Fightin' 5) Molno & Vince (Tales of the Mysterious Traveler) Alascia.
"The Unexpected Visitor" by Joe Gill, Charles (original Blue Beetle) Nicholas & Sal ( Dell Comics Superheroes) Trapani.
"What Are They?" two page text story.
"The Little Wanderer"
Captain Atom, an expert in the art of atomic war, had a problem… one that began in Smeedville, Georgia, and had it’s conclusion in a galaxy beyond the borders of man’s celestial charts! Out where a small boy rode on the wings of a nightmarish creature - that could not exist - and did!”
Written by Joe Gill with Steve Ditko art.
Charlton Comics Captain Atom stories (including this issue #35) were reprinted in Strange Suspense Stories #76 (Space Adventures #35, #36, #37, #39 reprints), Space Adventures #10 (Space Adventures #35, #38 reprints.)
The character of Captain Atom was the inspiration for the character Doctor Manhattan who was featured in the miniseries (from Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons) and later live-action film adaptation, Watchmen.
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