I'm with Richardak. The Captain Atom series still stands as one of the best overall comics series I've ever read. In fact, it's almost painful to read when you realize that nothing comes of it ever. It's fifty issues of sheer brilliance, and then the lead is reduced back into a walking (sometimes flying) military cliche and stereotype.
No one ever mentions his children, his courtship and marriage to a criminal he helped to redeem got tossed to the side of the road for no reason I can think of other than lazyness, it just HURTS.
But while you read it, it is amazing.
Plus, it gave us two things that truely stood out. 1.) You read it and you can see exactly why Nathanial Adams was originally going to be the Monarch. It's so perfect in it's execution it's insane. 2.) The series gave us General Wade Eilling. The most Magnificent Bastard in the DCU this side of Amanda Waller.