Superhero Origins: Captain Atom
In his original 1960s incarnation, Captain Allen Adam was a physics-minded soldier who was accidentally sent into space – and then blasted apart by a nuclear explosion. Surviving the incident, he gained atomic powers – and a nifty costume. In his later DC incarnation, he started out as Captain Nathaniel Adam. Accused of being a traitor, he cut a deal by participating in a mysterious secret government project, codenamed the Captain Atom Project, which would earn him a pardon – if he survived. Join WatchMojo.com as we explore the comic book origin of Captain Atom. Special thanks to our users Mr.T-Bone and Austin Devine for submitting the idea on our WatchMojo.com/suggest page!