Alias

















Atom II
Nick Name

The Mighty Mite

The Tiny Titan

World's Smallest Superhero


Civilian ID
Dr. Raymond "Ray" Palmer
Occupation

Adventurer

Professor of Physics

Scientist


Legal Status
Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Ivy City
Group Affiliation

Birds of Prey

Justice League

Suicide Squad

Teen Titans


Base of Operations
Ivy City
Height
5' 10" to Sub-atomic
Weight
180 lbs. to Sub-atomic
Eye Color
Brown
Hair Color
Auburn
Known Powers

Scientific device powered by a white-dwarf mass granting ability to shrink self and other objects to a sub-atomic size. While sub-atomic, objects can travel via light-waves or through electronic circuits.


Genius level intelligence with an aptitude in physics.


Excellent hand-to-hand combatant and swordsman.


Accessories

Atom Uniform: Size altering costume that appears when mass reduces below Palmer's normal size.


White-Dwarf Mass: Element enabling the possessor to obtain a subatomic size.


Common Enemies

Bat Knights

Bug-Eyed Bandit

Chronos I

Dr. Light III

Plant Master

(The) Thinker


Regularly Appearing

The Atom

The Atom and Hawkman

Justice League America

Justice League of America

JLA

Power of The Atom

Sword of the Atom


First Appearance
Showcase #34 (Sept. - Oct. 1961)
Creator
Gardner Fox & Gil Kane
Origin

As a graduate student in physics, Ray Palmer developed a ray beam to reduce matter by focusing ultra-violet rays through a lens fashioned from the fragment of a white-dwarf star, but the process was unstable and caused the mass to explode.


Palmer became trapped in a cavern with a group of young explorers. Risking death to save the youths, he used his reducing lens to escape the cavern, and to his surprise survived the process.


Palmer fashioned a hand-controlled device allowing him alter his size at will and a costume from a portion of the white-dwarf mass that appeared when he reduced his normal size, becoming the tiny titan known as the Atom.