Captain Atom (DC)

    (DC, 1987-1991)
and 1987 DC Comics

Captain Nathaniel Adam was involved in an ill-fated experiment which ended up disintegrating him. Somehow, his consciousness survived and he managed to reintegrate himself through sheer force of will. Moreover, he had new abilities based on the atomic power that now flowed through him. He could fly near the speed of light, fight with super-strength, pass through solid objects, and focus energy blasts through his hands. These powers made him a super-hero, as well as a key part of the national defense strategy. To ensure his loyalty however, two unscrupulous generals resorted to blackmail, framing him for the murder of a high-ranking general. Luckily, he was eventually cleared of these charges.

Captain Atom was originally a character from Charlton Comics. He moved over to DC, along with the Question and Blue Beetle, in the Crisis on Infinite Earths.

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#1

  3/1/1987
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19 copies available from $1.25
1st Appearance of Wade Eiling; 1st Appearance of Dr. Megala; 1st Appearance of Babylon; Origin of Captain AtomCary BatesPat Broderick

#2

  4/1/1987
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14 copies available from $0.75
Versus PlastiqueCary BatesPat Broderick

#3

  5/1/1987
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18 copies available from $0.80
Origin of Captain Atom (fake origin)Cary BatesPat Broderick

#4

  6/1/1987
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18 copies available from $0.59
 Cary BatesPat Broderick

#5

  7/1/1987
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14 copies available from $1.00
1st appearance of Dr. Spectro (Tom Emery)Cary BatesPat Broderick

#6

  8/1/1987
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16 copies available from $1.00
Versus Doctor Spectro; Versus Doctor Spectro (Tom Emery)Cary BatesPat Broderick

#7

  9/1/1987
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13 copies available from $0.50
 Cary BatesPat Broderick

#8

  10/1/1987
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13 copies available from $0.75
 Cary BatesPat Broderick

#9

  11/1/1987
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10 copies available from $0.75
Versus BoltCary BatesPat Broderick

#10

  12/1/1987
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20 copies available from $0.56
 Cary Bates, Greg WeismanPat Broderick

#11

  1/1/1988
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Millennium Week 4 Crossover; Cover forms image with Spectre #10; Detective Comics #582; Suicide Squad #9Cary Bates, Greg WeismanPat Broderick

#12

  2/1/1988
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1st Appearance of Major Force (Clifford Zmeck)Cary Bates, Greg WeismanPat Broderick

#13

  3/1/1988
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12 copies available from $0.75
 Cary Bates, Greg WeismanPat Broderick

#14

  4/1/1988
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10 copies available from $0.99
1st Appearance of GhostCary Bates, Greg WeismanPat Broderick

#15

  5/1/1988
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Versus Major Force; Versus Doctor SpectroCary Bates, Greg WeismanPat Broderick

#16

  6/1/1988
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Versus Red TornadoCary Bates, Greg WeismanPat Broderick

#17

  7/1/1988
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Versus Red TornadoCary Bates, Greg WeismanPat Broderick

#18

  8/1/1988
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13 copies available from $0.75
 Cary Bates, Greg WeismanPat Broderick

#19

  9/1/1988
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12 copies available from $1.25
 Cary Bates, Greg WeismanPat Broderick

#20

  10/1/1988
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12 copies available from $1.00
Versus Doctor SpectroCary Bates, Greg WeismanPablo Marcos

#21

  11/1/1988
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11 copies available from $1.25
Versus PlastiqueCary Bates, Greg WeismanPat Broderick

#22

  12/1/1988
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Plastique vs. NightshadeCary Bates, Greg WeismanPat Broderick

#23

  12/1/1988
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5 copies available from $1.14
No month of publication on cover; Versus The GhostCary Bates, Greg WeismanPat Broderick

#24

  12/1/1988
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8 copies available from $0.94
Invasion! tie-nCary Bates, Greg WeismanPat Broderick

#25

  1/1/1989
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9 copies available from $1.50
Invasion! tie-inCary Bates, Greg WeismanPat Broderick

#26

  2/1/1989
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10 copies available from $0.75
Origin of Captain AtomCary Bates, Greg WeismanPat Broderick

#27

  3/1/1989
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9 copies available from $0.50
Origin of Captain AtomCary Bates, Greg WeismanPat Broderick

#28

  4/1/1989
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12 copies available from $0.75
Origin of Captain Atom; Versus Ghost; Versus BoltCary Bates, Greg WeismanPat Broderick

#29

  5/1/1989
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10 copies available from $0.99
 Cary Bates, Greg WeismanRafael Kayanan

#30

  6/1/1989
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11 copies available from $1.00
Versus Black Manta; The Janus Directive; Part 11Cary Bates, Greg WeismanRafael Kayanan

#31

  7/1/1989
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9 copies available from $0.56
Versus Rocket RedsCary Bates, Greg WeismanRafael Kayanan

#32

  8/1/1989
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8 copies available from $0.56
 Cary Bates, Greg WeismanRafael Kayanan

#33

  9/1/1989
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10 copies available from $1.25
Versus Scarecrow; New costumeCary Bates, Greg WeismanRafael Kayanan

#34

  10/1/1989
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7 copies available from $1.13
Versus Doctor SpectroCary Bates, Greg WeismanTom Grindberg

#35

  11/1/1989
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6 copies available from $0.75
Origin of Silver ShieldCary Bates, Greg WeismanRafael Kayanan

#36

  12/1/1989
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7 copies available from $0.94
Origin of Captain Atom; Origin of Major ForceCary Bates, Greg WeismanRafael Kayanan

#37

  1/1/1990
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7 copies available from $0.99
Versus Atomic SkullCary Bates, Greg WeismanRafael Kayanan

#38

  2/1/1990
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7 copies available from $0.45
Versus Black RacerCary Bates, Greg WeismanRafael Kayanan

#39

  3/1/1990
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10 copies available from $0.45
 Cary Bates, Greg WeismanRafael Kayanan

#40

  4/1/1990
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5 copies available from $2.00
Versus Kobra; Versus GhostCary Bates, Greg WeismanRafael Kayanan

#41

  5/1/1990
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7 copies available from $1.81
Origin of Captain AtomCary Bates, Greg WeismanKen Penders

#42

  6/1/1990
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1 copy available for $11.80
 Cary Bates, Greg WeismanRafael Kayanan

#43

  7/1/1990
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5 copies available from $2.14
Versus NekronCary Bates, Greg WeismanRafael Kayanan

#44

  8/1/1990
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4 copies available from $3.25
 Cary Bates, Greg WeismanRafael Kayanan

#45

  9/1/1990
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8 copies available from $1.14
1st Appearance of IronfireCary Bates, Greg WeismanLuke McDonnell

#46

  10/1/1990
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8 copies available from $1.59
SupermanCary Bates, Greg WeismanMichael Adams

#47

  11/1/1990
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10 copies available from $1.75
 Sarah E. ByamRafael Kayanan

#48

  12/1/1990
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7 copies available from $2.25
 Cary Bates, Greg WeismanRafael Kayanan

#49

  1/1/1991
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9 copies available from $1.25
Trial of PlastiqueCary Bates, Greg WeismanMichael Adams

#50

  2/1/1991
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7 copies available from $1.50
Death of Dr. Megala; Giant-sizeCary Bates, Greg WeismanRafael Kayanan

#51

  3/1/1991
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7 copies available from $1.99
 Kelley PuckettColleen Doran

#52

  4/1/1991
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5 copies available from $2.00
 Dan RasplerMichael Adams

#53

  5/1/1991
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9 copies available from $1.99
 Dan RasplerMichael Adams

#54

  6/1/1991
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8 copies available from $0.99
Versus ShadowstormJohn OstranderMichael Adams

#55

  7/1/1991
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7 copies available from $2.62
Versus ShadowstormJohn OstranderMichael Adams

#56

  8/1/1991
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5 copies available from $4.99
 John OstranderMichael Adams

#57

  9/1/1991
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5 copies available from $5.99
Final IssueJohn OstranderMichael Adams

Annual #1

 
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16 copies available from $0.70
Says 1987 in indicia and 1988 on cover; Versus Major Force; ca. 1987Cary Bates, Greg WeismanPat Broderick

Annual #2

 
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14 copies available from $0.75
Versus Queen Bee; ca. 1989Cary Bates, Greg WeismanParis Cullins, Pat Broderick