Through the magic alchemy of Nature's most awesome sources of energy, Ray Palmer, atomic physicist becomes THE ATOM. A power-packed mighty-might whose brilliant mind and great strength serve law and order against crime and injustice. Tiny Titan, scourge of evildoers, THE ATOM.
Ray Palmer, the Atom of the Silver Age first appeared in 1961 as a reimagining of the Golden Age Atom Al Pratt, who incidentally had no powers. The size altering Atom edged out Marvel's similarly conceived Ant Man by just 1 year and these shorts were the Atom's first onscreen appearances.