Captain Atom #3 – Blast From The Past released by DC Comics on May 1987
Captain Atom tells his fabricated origin story on the show Nightzone With Tod Donner in “Blast From The Past.“
Nathaniel, aka Cameron Scott, is being force by the government to be “their” person superhero called Captain Atom. They tell him that he needs to go on tv and tell one of the biggest lies in the USA History.
As part of the government’s public relations stunt, Captain Atom participates in a television interview where he tells a heavily fabricated cover story. According to his cover story, Captain Atom was an aerospace engineer who was accidentally launched into space on a nuclear missile and the subsequent explosion gave him his powers. He became a superhero, but kept his existence and actions secret for years in order to protect his identity. After those years, his powers gradually develop that gave him his current appearance. He was also married to a woman named Eve until she died from a terminal illness. On her deathbed, Eve requested her husband to continue working as Captain Atom where he was spurred to coming out to the public.