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"Lost Time": Nathaniel Adam attends the funeral of Gil Traynor, who recently died from stomach cancer, along with Wade Eiling, Anton Sarrok, and Homer Lockleed. Jeff Goslin is mysteriously not present. Following the funeral, he and Eiling visits Angela Eiling's grave.


Quote1 I guess I've learned a lesson about lost time...you start by not wasting any. Quote2
Captain Atom

Captain Atom (Volume 2) #37 is an issue of the series Captain Atom (Volume 2) with a cover date of January, 1990.

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Synopsis for "Lost Time"

Nathaniel Adam attends the funeral of Gil Traynor, who recently died from stomach cancer, along with Wade Eiling, Anton Sarrok, and Homer Lockleed. Jeff Goslin is mysteriously not present. Following the funeral, he and Eiling visits Angela Eiling's grave.

Afterwards, Nate receives a phone mail from Goslin, who apologizes for not attending the funeral for personal reasons and want to meet Nate at Smitty's. Nate then makes a phone call to Chester King, who is happily married, and request him to check up on the Silver Shield (his "special friend") at the former Yarrow Detective Agency.

Nate is later alerted by the Martian Manhunter, warning him about a minor radiation leak at the Pierce-Rainwater Nuclear Power Plant. Upon arriving there, however, Captain Atom finds the Atomic Skull gotten in his hand a container holding radium. Skull wants the radium that will keep him alive and his mind to function. But Nate tells Skull that he cannot allow him to leave with the radium as this will only allow the contamination to spread. A battle ensues in which Skull blast a burst of radiation into Captain Atom, causing him to absorb the nuclear excess which inadvertently sends forward in time a day. Thankfully Nate managed to grab the radium container during the transfer.

Nate soon catches up on his absence, learning the public believing he was dead when the Atomic Skull claimed "victory" and missing his meeting with Goslin. He the returns to the power plant to again confront Atomic Skull, who still needs the radium to recharge his stamina after being left exhausted from their battle. This time Captain Atom is prepared after J'onn gave him a crash course on Michaels's powers and weakness. Nate tricks Skull into removing his helmet and allowing Nate to extract Skull's radium-powered brain implant before containing it in Skull's helmet. Captain Atom then spends the rest of the day to absorb all the radiation released from the fight.

Nate returns to his home and is surprised to find Goslin waiting for him. Goslin informs Nate about his daughter, Peggy, having broken off their engagement and has left town, with no one and not even Eiling knowing where she is.

Meanwhile, Chester King has arrived at the Yarrow Detective Agency and is surprised to meet the Silver Shield.



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