DC Comics Rebirth April 2017 Spoilers for Fall & Rise Of Captain Atom #4 and possibly The Watchmen Rebirth.
When DC Comics bought the old Charlton Comics library they gained Captain Atom.
In the 1980’s Alan Moore conceived the Watchmen as he first wanted to use the Charlton characters, but urban myth has it that DC Comics balked.
Therefore Doctor Manhattan was created in the Watchmen, a character who was reintroduced in a stealth manner in DC Universe Rebirth #1, and is now set to tangle with the DC Rebirth heroes in a world that also happens to have a Captain Atom too.
So, it appears, that DC Comics needed to visually distinguish Doctor Manhattan and Captain Atom from each other, they were both blue after all, and also re-energize Captain Atom.
Tangent 1 – I had some fun with the two of them below.
Tangent 2 – Within the multiverse it appears Earth 4 is modeled on the classic Charlton Comics characters. The exception appears to be its Captain Atom which seems to be a deliberate amalgam of Cap and Doctor Manhattan.
Anyhow, in April 2017’s Fall and Rise of Captain Atom #4 we finally get a look at his new costume that has been teased in previous covers to this mini-series.
THE FALL AND RISE OF CAPTAIN ATOM #4
Written by CARY BATES and GREG WEISMAN
Art by WILL CONRAD
Cover by CARLOS D’ANDA
“Shock and Awe” part four! After dealing with a nuclear explosion on live TV, Captain Atom begins an uphill battle to rebuild his life and reclaim his legacy. But events from his past lives come back to haunt him in ways he could have never imagined…On sale APRIL 5 • 32 pg, FC, 4 of 6, $2.99 US
It sure looks like the new Captain Atom costume is borrowing the gold and purple’ish scheme of arch rival Major Force’s colours, but contemporizing the look for 2017.
What do you think of Captain Atom’s costume and the Watchmen theory behind its debut? I expect Captain Atom to big or at least important part of DC’s 2017 Watchmen Rebirth event.
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