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Captain Atom

“Captain Atom: Exposed!”

Volume 1, Issue 26, February 1989
Released January 10, 1989

Cover Price: $1.00
Guide Price: $2.50 (as of 2003) Rating
  • Currently 3.0/5 Stars.

Captain Atom, Vol. 1, #26. 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
Cover Artist: Pat Broderick

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Cover Description: Captain Atom stands in the foreground, looking down at his hands. In the background, Mister Miracle, Booster Gold, and Blue Beetle stand in on a street corner, accusing him of lying to the Justice League.

Brief Synopsis: Following a lead to clear his name, Captain Atom runs into an old foe.

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 6, panel 5
Blue Beetle II and Booster Gold are undercover in suits and dark glasses on a street corner in Washington D.C. to tail Cameron Scott, the alter ego of Captain Atom.

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Page 7, panel 1
Booster prefers a straight fight to all this sneaking around, and complains about his suit and the Washington traffic. As a well-known celebrity, undercover work will never be his forte unless he is wearing a full mask. Fortunately, the advanced computer Mother Box of Mister Miracle will come to Booster's rescue.

Page 8, panel 3
In a flashback sequence, Mister Miracle reveals that he has known that Captain Atom was lying about his origins since he helped save the Captain after his fight with Swamp Thing in Captain Atom #17 in order to convince Booster Gold to assist him in investigating Captain Atom.

Page 9, panel 4
Also in flashback, Blue Beetle reveals that he has known Captain Atom was lying about his history ever since he misrepresented his history with Beetle's predecessor, the first Blue Beetle, in Captain Atom #20 to bolster Miracle's claims and sway Booster.

Page 11, panel 4
Convinced that Captain Atom must be confronted about his lies, Booster, Beetle, and Miracle perform the traditional "hands-in" gesture, commonly associated with team sports. No doubt Booster feels he is in his element.

Page 22, panel 1
Beetle, Miracle, and Booster confront U.S. Air Force Major Cameron Scott and demand to know the truth behind Captain Atom's lies.

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Boosterrific Review: The Justice League gets involved in unraveling the secret back story of Captain Atom in this standard tale of political intrigue and super heroics.

Boosterrific Rating:

  • Currently 3.0/5 Stars.
Gold Standard.

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