Atom II
Nick Name

The Mighty Mite

The Tiny Titan

World's Smallest Superhero

Civilian ID
Dr. Raymond "Ray" Palmer


Professor of Physics


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
5' 10" to Sub-atomic
180 lbs. to Sub-atomic
Eye Color
Hair Color
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.


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


Power of The Atom

Sword of the Atom

First Appearance
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.