Thursday, August 4, 2016


Air Force Captain Allen (aka Nathaniel) Adam was the victim of a freak nuclear accident, but instead of being disintegrated by the deadly radiation, he was transformed into a being of pure energy, Captain Atom.

Captain Atom's origin was reprinted in the second volume of Space Adventures #9.
Captain Atom debuted in Charlton’s Space Adventures #33, an early entry into the Silver Age super-hero revival. Despite lean and gutsy art by Steve Ditko, However, the comic book could not survive Charlton’s mediocre scripting and so sank into obscurity. The strip was reprinted in Strange Suspense Stories and later revived in this series under the editorship of Dick Giordano, who brought back Steve Ditko, along with Denny O’Neil and Jim Aparo.

Captain Atom #83  Be prepared for Unexpected, Startling Events when you witness The Defeats of Captain Atom!
"Finally Falls the Mighty"
Captain Atom suffers a radiation leak from his uniform when he is attacked, weakening his powers and make him a menace. He loses his powers draining an atomic reactor. It is then that he is captured by Professor Koste's men. Captain Atom loses his powers.
You don't want to miss the conclusion in the next issue. 
Written by Steve Ditko (Mysterious Suspense) & Dave Kaler (Ghostly Tales) with art by Ditko & Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio (Fightin' 5).
This is Iron Arms first apearance.
This issue also contains the first appearance of the all new Blue Beetle (Ted Kord) by Steve Ditko.
Letters page includes one by Marvel colorist Andy Yanchus (Amazing Spider-Man).

First page, of the first appearance, of the Blue Beetle.
The Modern Comics were produced to be sold specifically in comic 3-packs.
The awesome second volume contains so so much fine material. There are unpublished stories featuring Captain Atom, Blue Beetle & The Question.
Reprinted in Modern Comics Captain Atom #83 (exact reprint of Charlton issue #83 except for newer ads and different cover copy (Modern Comics logo and 35c cover price). The letters page is omitted) & DC Comics Action Hero Archives Volume 2.

In the mid-1980s, DC bought the rights to the Charlton heroes, using them both as heroes in the DC Universe and as the basis for the characters in Alan Moore’s Watchmen, where Captain Atom served as the template for Doc Manhattan.

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