When Freddie and I first started talking about Captain Atom, the hero's struggle with his powers was always going to be a cornerstone of the book. How could someone not be changed when they have the limitless powers of a god? In issue #2, we have him cure cancer in the brain of a young boy named Mikey, and some reacted by asking - how come he doesn't do this all the time? Cure cancer? End hunger? And war? Save us all from ourselves. It wasn't a question we were dodging. It was all part of a grand story running through the first two arcs of the book. With Issue #7 coming out this month and the cover for #10 in June released today, you can see that the messiah complex issue is going to play a big role. With the second arc, we will be building on everything that has come before and ratcheting things up by a factor of ten. You're going to see other Captain Atoms come onto the scene as we deal with time displacement in a way unlike we've seen in a Captain Atom book. I can't wait for everyone to see what's coming in the months ahead.
|Captain Atom #7|
|Captain Atom #10|
If you haven't tried Captain Atom yet, issue #7 is a great place to jump on, and if you are reading it, then spread the word. Captain Atom's life is about to get very, very complex.