Who is your favorite D.C. Comicbook character?
• United States
21 Dec 06
Captain Atom is a fictional character, an American comic book superhero. Created by writer Joe Gill and artist/co-writer Steve Ditko, he first appeared in Space Adventures # 33 (March 1960). Captain Atom was created for Charlton Comics but was later acquired by DC Comics and revised for DC’s post-Crisis continuity. In both incarnations, the character was a military official—scientist Allen Adam in the Charlton version, Air Force pilot Nathaniel Adam in the DC version—who was caught in a scientific experiment and “atomized.” He was able to reform, however, with superhuman strength and endurance, the ability to fly and to project energy blasts. Throughout the years, the character has been featured in several moderate-to-short lived eponymous series and has been a member of DC’s all-star Justice League.