Exclusive preview: The Fall and Rise of Captain Atom #1

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Jan 3, 2017, 6:15 PM EST

Within comics, super heroes die, turn bad, retire, are replaced by former sidekicks, and so on all the time. But it is more rare for one to just disappear without a trace. That was the case with Captain Atom, but not any longer.

In the new comic, The Fall and Rise of Captain Atom #1, published by DC Comics, and available tomorrow, the story of a missing hero is told. And fans won't want to miss it. Written by Cary Bates, and Greg Weisman, with art Will Conrad, cover by Jason Badower, and variant cover by Gabriel Hardman, the issue marks part one of the "Blowback" story arc.

And we have an exclusive preview of the book below. Check out the synopsis for the book, which tells the tale of where Captain Atom has been, and why no one has heard from him for years. If you dig what you see, click through our preview, and pick up The Fall and Rise of Captain Atom #1 when it's available tomorrow, Jan. 4, 2017.

The official word

“Blowback” part one! Captain Atom hasn’t been seen or heard from in years—and even if you think you know what happened to him…you’re  wrong! But you’re not alone. To this day, no one on Earth—not even the other superheroes—has an inkling of the missing Captain Atom’s true fate. At last, the truth is about to be revealed in a saga that transcends not only the meaning of life and death, but the limits of time and space.