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Captain Atom

“Truth and Consequences”

Volume 1, Issue 27, March 1989
Released February 7, 1989

Cover Price: $1.00
Guide Price: $2.50 (as of 2003) Rating
  • Currently 2.0/5 Stars.

Captain Atom, Vol. 1, #27. Image © DC Comics



Writers: Cary Bates, Greg Weisman
Penciller: Pat Broderick
Inker: Bob Smith
Colorist: Gene D'Angelo
Letterer: Carrie Spiegle
Assistant Editor: Dan Raspler
Editor: Denny O'Neil

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Cover Description: Three empty masks, (from left to right) Nathaniel Scott, Captain Atom, and Cameron Scott, represent the confusion of Captain Atom's history. (No Booster Gold.)

Brief Synopsis: Captain Atom is forced to reveal his true origin to Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, and Mister Miracle before they will decide whether to help him.

Booster Gold's role in this story:
Featured (Booster Gold plays a prominent role)

Costume Worn: MARK I power-suit

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Page 1, panel 1
Blue Beetle II, Booster Gold, and Mister Miracle sit impatiently in Cameron Scott's Washington D.C. apartment, waiting for Captain Atom to explain his previous deceit to the Justice League.

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Page 7, panel 4
Captain Atom asks Beetle, Booster, and Miracle to aid him in quest to prove his name. Booster's expression is one of grim suspicion, and he remains mute. After Booster's behavior during the Millennium event, one would expect him to be a little more forgiving of others foibles. Apparently not.

Page 10, panel 2
Booster identifies a mountain peak shown in a video playback as one in the Blue Horizon Mountain Range. On cross-examination from Beetle, Booster explains that the fictitious Blue Horizon is his favorite ski resort and "has the best powder on the East Coast!"

Page 10, panel 4
POWER UP: Miracle explains that both he and Booster can fly faster than the JLI shuttle that Beetle has been piloting as the two depart to search for clues to the disappearance of Captain Atom's friend in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Booster Gold: faster than a subsonic jet.

Page 13, panel 3
Booster and Miracle arrive too late to aid Beetle and Captain Atom in their fight against Hanar, Rakish, and recurring Captain Atom villain "the Cambodian." Cambodia is an Asian nation bordering Tailand and Vietnam. The country sided openly with the communist factions in the Vietnam War and was the target of extensive bombing by the United States.

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Boosterrific Review: The investigation into the secret cabal responsible for Captain Atom's court-martial continues with a suspiciously coincidental assist from his Justice League cohorts. Assuming that they can stomach some mediocre artwork and story, readers may find this issue to be a good jumping-on point as it recaps Captain Atom's confusing recent back story.

Boosterrific Rating:

  • Currently 2.0/5 Stars.

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