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Captain Atom’s head appears on a splash page referencing Crisis on Infinite Earths along with Nightshade, The Question, and Blue Beetle (other Charlton characters).
Firestorm: The Nuclear Man #64 (October 1987)
In the previous issue of Firestorm, Captain Atom and Firestorm had a slugfest in New York City. Captain Atom appears briefly on the first page of this issue.
Justice League International #7 (November 1987)
Captain Atom appears on a computer monitor in two panels and then on the last page when the new team is revealed.
Teen Titans Spotlight #18, Action Comics #596, Blue Beetle #20, and Secret Origins #22 (January 1988)
Captain Atom appears in these Millennium crossovers. He’s in the background in a panel in Teen Titans Spotlight #18 while Aquaman and Aqualad are discussing the events of Millennium #1, as well as in the background in one panel of Action Comics #596. He has a slightly meatier role in Blue Beetle #20, but it is still just one page. In Secret Origins #22 (Origin of the Manhunters), Cap gets one panel.
Superman #14 & Wonder Woman #13 (February 1988)
More Millennium tie-ins. He certainly got around back then. He’s featured here with Firestorm in both panels.
Firestorm: The Nuclear Man #69 (March 1988)
Although it isn’t a direct tie-in to Millennium, there is a brief scene where the Justice League is discussing the events of the crossover. Cap is just sitting there with nothing to say.
What is Batman’s problem with Captain Atom?
Captain Atom turns up in Nightshade’s origin story.
Captain Atom appears in a Rolling Stone article about Justice League International that Buddy (Animal Man) is reading.
Lex Luthor, Pete Ross, and Supergirl from an alternate dimension mention the other super-heroes of Earth and the Bronze Age Captain Atom appears.
Superman #26 (December 1988)
Captain Atom is in Metropolis looking for Superman and bumps into the Guardian in this Invasion! tie-in.
Captain Atom enlists the help of Superman in this Invasion! tie-in.
Blasters Special #1 (March 1989)
I couldn’t find or make a clean scan of Cap for this image. He appears right on the fold.
The New Titans Annual #5 (1989)
During a phone conversation between Nightwing and Clark Kent, we see Captain Atom and the JLE.
Hawk is describing his role in Invasion! and Captain Atom is featured.
Justice League Europe and Captain Atom are watching the Flash and Superman race on one of their monitors.
Captain Atom appears as a “talking head.”
L.E.G.I.O.N. Annual #2 (July 1991)
Cap shows up in this Armageddon 2001 crossover.
Flash Annual #4 (July 1991)
Cap appears in a panel referencing Armageddon 2001.
Justice League Quarterly #4 (Autumn 1991)
The JLE draws straws to see who will bathe Power Girl’s cat. Presumably one of these men is Nathaniel Adam but it isn’t clear whom.
The Modern Age Captain Atom appears in these scenes that flashback to Crisis on Infinite Earths, but it should be the Bronze Age Captain Atom.
Cap shows up for the opening of Warriors and Guy lets him know he isn’t welcome.
The Lobo Gallery: Portraits of a Bastich (September 1995)
Lobo made a mess of Guy Gardner’s bar.
Released prior to Kingdom Come, this preview includes concept art for the Earth-22 Captain Atom.
The Parasite ripping open Captain Atom ends up laying waste to Kansas.
This comic features a beautiful pin-up of Cap by Marc Campos.
Maxima recalls her past failures with men.
Nobody really likes Lobo…
Captain Atom in a panel referencing Zero Hour.
Featured here in a “talking head” cameo, Captain Atom is also on the cover.
Captain Atom is being tortured by Magog, who also has Clark and Diana’s baby. Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman rescue Cap and the baby with the help of their future counterparts.
Captain Atom (and others) are called in to help defeat Amazo.
The Bronze Age Captain Atom is seen here as the events of Crisis on Infinite Earths are once again revisited.
JLA #39 (March 2000) and JLA #40 (April 2000)
Captain Atom pitches in (back in his “original” Modern Age costume) but proves to be utterly useless.
Superman: Our Worlds at War Secret Files #1 (August 2001)
Can’t talk about war in the DCU without dropping Cap’s name.
Green Lantern #152 (September 2002)
Captain Atom appears in this telling of the life of Brainwave, Jr.
Captain Atom is quantum-bumped into the future at the Rock of Eternity.
Captain Atom appears in a brief mention of Zero Hour.
Battle for Blüdhaven #2 (June 2006)
“Disguising themselves as military personnel, the Atomic Knights have uncovered a secret SHADE installation that is the source of the city’s radiation. Inside the compound, they discover and even stranger sight: a group of people genetically altered by the Chemo bomb, strapped into a machine powered by the government hero Captain Atom…”
Captain Atom is still knocked out, still leaking radiation, and still being used.
The Atomic Knights rescue Captain Atom.
A containment suit is being readied for Captain Atom…
The Weird remembers his past.
Supergirl & the Legion of Super-Heroes #29 (June 2007)
A bitter Dominator relives the failure of the Invasion.
Booster Gold #1 (October 2007)
Cameo by Captain Atom and Firestorm.
Wonder Woman (vol 3) Annual #1 (November 2007)
Justice Society of America #10 (December 2007)
A strange visitor from another world calls on the JSA. When describing his own world, we see the Earth-22 Captain Atom.
Justice Society of America #20 (December 2008)
In a splash page where Starman is describing the multiverse, the silver age Captain Atom appears with the Question and Blue Beetle.
Justice League of America #43 (May 2010)
Justice League of America #47 (September 2010)
Secret Six #36 (October 2011)
These two panels are the final appearance of the Modern Age Captain Atom until the 2015 Convergence series. It had been twenty years since he had his own title.
The New 52 Captain Atom appears on the first page even though he was never a member of any branch of the Justice League in this incarnation.
Captain Atom briefly shows up at the end of this issue, setting up The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Man #15.
Hanging out in the Batcave with his pals.
Justice League of America #5 (August 2013)
When Amanda Waller threatens to shake up the JLA roster, one of her go-to guys is Captain Atom (who is MIA in the DCU at this time).
Convergence: Green Lantern Parallax #1 (June 2015)
The Modern Age Captain Atom turns up again in Kyle Rayner’s memories of a Hal Jordan gone bad.
Convergence #4 (June 2015)
Monarch has a brief cameo. Whether this is Nathaniel Adam or Hank Hall is not clear.
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