Justice League International redesigns, part 1 of 8.
Having asked you all pick your favourite reserve Justice League members from a selective list, Captain Atom landed dead last. Out of 70 votes, he received a paltry 5.
In this re-envisioning of the DC Universe, the US government is less than impressed with the Justice League's autonomy and refusal to declare allegiance to any one country or government. The government, with the approval from the United Nations, founds an international metahuman task force with genuine law enforcement credentials. The team was hand-picked by Amanda Waller and she exerts complete control over them. Selected to be the leader of this international Justice League, Nathaniel Christopher Adam was granted his unique abilities due to experiments conducted by Waller and her people. He was transformed into the ultimate superhero due to his peak human condition and his unwavering patriotism. He is a by-the-book kind of guy who is very much the kind of person who will do what he can to protect the country he loves. However, he's also extremely guarded and keeps many of his teammates at arms-length due to his unstable condition.
Redesigning Captain Atom isn't an easy task. Characters who have a very small wardrobe are tricky to redesign because they have very little to provide in terms of inspiration and diversity. However, I tried my best to do my own thing with him. I wanted to implement more colour into his design and the colour scheme itself was largely inspired by Norman Osborne's Iron Patriot suit from the Dark Reign saga over at Marvel. I felt that the combination of red, white and blue really suited Captain Atom as he's intended to be some kind of symbol of America and of patriotism. He's intended to be a reminder that he NOT Superman or Batman is America's superhero. I'm fairly pleased with how he came out actually. Not one of my best but it's not half-bad.
Remember, the other DC Comics redesigns can be found in my gallery. Feel free to check them out.