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Captain Atom: Armageddon #2

Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2005
By: John Hays



Writer: Will Pfeifer
Artists: Giuseppe Camuncoli (p), Sandra Hope (i)

Publisher: DC Comics/Wildstorm


Captain Atom continues to try to figure out where he is, and what he can do to get back home. Meanwhile, the Wildcats reunite in an effort to find a lost comrade. At least thatís what I think is going on; Iím not really familiar with the Void character. Oh, and Mr. Majesticís computer tells him that the galaxy will most likely be destroyed.

Iím really enjoying this mini series, because itís giving me a chance to tour the Wildstorm universe, which Iím completely unfamiliar with. Iím definitely getting the feeling just as Captain Atom is that this is a darker universe than the regular DC universe, and thatís saying something. I still have to wonder why the average citizen is so afraid of superheroes, but I guess Iíll learn that when the good Captain does.

The art is good. I particularly like the page with the multiple Earths; any storyline that reminds me of the Crisis is always fun for me to read. While I look forward to seeing Captain Atom back in his standard silver suit (although, does he really have a standard these days?), I am enjoying seeing him in gold, especially since it appears to be an aspect of the storyline.

Overall, this is a great way for new readers to get a tour of the Wildstorm universe. This issue was stronger than the last because we are introduced to more characters, and the storyline is developing nicely. I canít wait until the big climax issue where Captain Atom meets up with the Authority, alluded to by Mr. Majestic in this issue. Good stuff.



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