Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Some thoughts about The Fall and Rise of Captain Atom #5

Captain Atom's rival is getting stronger.

Nate's latest creation has become extremely dangerous going into a killing spree for revenge and now is up to Nate to stop him somehow.

Not a bad issue but strangely enough mostly seemed like a set-up.

Cary Bates and Greg Weisman bring the penultimate chapter and fight between Captain Atom and the new nuklear villain who helped create. There's solid character work here, particularly the one focusing on Nate and how he starts to connect to his son while also depicting a stronger relationship with General Eiling that has never been seen before and makes the General much more likable than previous portrayals.

On the other hand, I felt like the plot itself didn't progress much since there are full segments dedicated to the villain and how he starts getting revenge on the people he thinks betrayed him, they're entertaining but they don't exactly move the story forward. Not to mention that Nate stops him in a way that guarantees another appearance in the next issue so basically nothing happened there.

Will Conrad handles the art and is pretty good looking with a semi-realistic style and a lot of detail for everything from characters to settings.

Enjoyable but hoping the next one offers a good conclusion.

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