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“HomeWorld Part 2 of 2”

  • Writer:  Jeff Lemire
  • Pencils & Inks:  Jed Dougherty
  • Colors:  Gabriel A. Eltaeb
  • Letters:  Taylor Esposito
  • Cover Art:  Gabriel A. Eltaeb & Mike McKone

In the interest of remaining spoiler-free (and because I still haven’t caught up on Futures End), I’m just going to be posting some images from the book for now.  Captain Atom is still out there and still doing the super hero thing (or possibly the super villain thing, depending on your perspective).  I like Jed Dougherty’s Captain Atom, but I’m not super crazy about his Captain Adam.  Weird, I know.

The New 52 Captain Atom (at his most Dr. Manhattan-like) leaves the DCU (again) in a blaze of glory.  We thought he had died in the pages of The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Man, but five years down the road he’s back in Futures End and not taking any crap.

Unable to best his foes (and proving he has lost touch with his own humanity), Cap decides his only option is to destroy himself.

Equinox (or is it Martian Manhunter?) stops Cap in his tracks and saves the day.  She (he?) sets Nathaniel Adam free.

It was Martian Manhunter, of course, using his telepathic powers to give Captain Atom inner peace.  This may be (at last) the end of the New 52 Captain Atom.  The upcoming Convergence series may make the New 52 Captain Atom a thing that never even existed.  Time will tell.

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