Captain Atom
Captain Atom 1

Real Name


First Appearance

Captain Atom #1 (1951)

Original Publisher

Nationwide Publishers

Created by


Golden Age Origin

Captain Atom was a scientist-adventurer who used gadgets to investigate the unknown and fight various menaces. His gadgets and vehicles included a uranium amplifier, a spectroscope, an atom submarine, a walkie-talkie television, atom powered noiseless ram rocket, and an auto-gyro parachute. The stories he appeared in were written to teach kids lessons about science (as it was understood at the time of publication).

Golden Age Appearances

  • Captain Atom #1-7
  • Captain Atom "Secret of the Columbian Jungle"


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