The Mighty Mite
The Tiny Titan
World's Smallest Superhero
|Dr. Raymond "Ray" Palmer|
Professor of Physics
|Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|Base of Operations|
|5' 10" to Sub-atomic|
|180 lbs. to Sub-atomic|
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.
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.
The Atom and Hawkman
Justice League America
Justice League of America
Power of The Atom
Sword of the Atom
|Showcase #34 (Sept. - Oct. 1961)|
|Gardner Fox & Gil Kane|
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.