The Atom Archives #Volume 1

DC Comics

United States

Published
[June] 2001
Page count
232
Cover price
49.95 USD; 82.95 CAD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/297544

Credits

Editing
Dale Crain (editor - collected edition)
Nick J. Napolitano (associate editor - collected edition)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (Atom) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Atom
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Atom [Ray Palmer]

Credits

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colours
Digital Chameleon

Notes

"The legend of the scientific super-hero, the Atom, is brought back to life as it was originally presented in the 1960s. Reprinting the earliest adventures of Ray Palmer and his belt of White Dwarf Star material, which allowed him to shrink his body in size, these classic tales show the beginnings of one of the most well-known heroes of all time. In this collection of stories, the Atom must take on a tiny planet-hopping thief, solve the mystery of a lingering curse from the ancient Salem Witch Trials, and capture a communist spy attempting to steal American defense plans." [per solicitation] Series design by Alex Jay/Studio J. Publication design by Louis Prandi. Black-and-white reconstruction on selected material by Rick Keene.

Show/hide 1. Table of Contents Credits, 2 pages

Credits

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 2. Foreword (Atom) Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 3 pages

Featuring

Feature
Atom
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Les Daniels
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Letters
typeset

Notes

Introduction by Les Daniels

Show/hide 3. [Cover - Showcase #34]; Battle of the Tiny Titans! (Atom) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Atom
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Atom [Ray Palmer]; Kulan Dar

Credits

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #34 (September-October 1961)
Battle of the Tiny Titans!
Also printed
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #29 ([February 1962?])
Battle of the Tiny Titans!
From GCD
from Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #34 (September-October 1961)

Notes

1st Silver Age Atom

Show/hide 4. Birth of the Atom! (Atom) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Atom
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Atom [Ray Palmer] (intro, origin); Jean Loring (intro)

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #34 (September-October 1961)
Show/hide 5. Battle of the Tiny Titans! (Atom) Comic story, 15 pages
Show/hide 6. Inside the Atom (Atom) Text article, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Atom
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [JSA; Atom [Al Pratt]; Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hourman [Rex Tyler]]

Credits

Author
Julius Schwartz
Art
Ben Flinton
E. E. Hibbard
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Letters
Typeset
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #34 (September-October 1961)

Notes

text feature

Show/hide 7. [Cover - Showcase #35]; Dooms from Beyond! (Atom) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Atom
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Atom [Ray Palmer]

Credits

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #35 (November-December 1961)
Show/hide 8. The Dooms from Beyond! (Atom) Comic story, 25 pages

Featuring

Feature
Atom
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Atom [Ray Palmer]; Dr. Gordon Doolin [Gordon Heath]; Jean Loring; Judge Myles Heath (flashback); Goody Wilson (flashback); Ebenezer Heath (flashback); Mrs. Hathaway; Jenkins; Betty; Peter; Tim; Bates (villain); Tom

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #35 (November-December 1961)
Show/hide 9. [Cover - Showcase #36]; Prisoner in a Test Tube! (Atom) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Atom
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Atom [Ray Palmer]

Credits

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original)

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #36 (January-February 1962)
Prisoner in a Test Tube!
Printed in
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #32 ([August 1962?])
Prisoner in a Test Tube
From GCD
from Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #36 (January-February 1962)
Show/hide 10. Prisoner in a Test Tube! (Atom) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Atom
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Atom [Ray Palmer]; Professor Anton Kraft; Professor Loring; Jean Loring

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original)

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #36 (January-February 1962)
Prisoner in a Test Tube!
Printed in
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #32 ([August 1962?])
Prisoner in a Test Tube
Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents: The Atom (DC, 2007 series) #11 (2007)
Prisoner in a Test Tube!
From GCD
from Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #36 (January-February 1962)
Show/hide 11. The "Disappearing Act" Robberies! (Atom) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Atom
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Atom [Ray Palmer]; Jean Loring; Alma Wilson Barnes; Jim Barnes; Greg Phillips (villain); Mayor Andrews; Jason Saunders (flashback)

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #36 (January-February 1962)
Show/hide 12. [Cover - Atom #1]; Master of the Plant World! (Atom) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Atom
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Atom [Ray Palmer]; Jason Woodrue

Credits

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Atom (DC, 1962 series) #1 (June-July 1962)
Show/hide 13. Master of the Plant World! (Atom) Comic story, 25 pages

Featuring

Feature
Atom
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Atom [Ray Palmer]; Plant Master [Jason Woodrue, later Floronic Man] (intro, villain); Jean Loring; Maya

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original)

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Atom (DC, 1962 series) #1 (June-July 1962)
Master of the Plant World!
Also printed
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #34 ([April 1963?])
Master of the Plant World
 
United States
Showcase Presents: The Atom (DC, 2007 series) #11 (2007)
Master of the Plant World!
Show/hide 14. [Cover - Atom #2]; The Oddest Man on Earth! (Atom) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Atom
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Atom [Ray Palmer]

Credits

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original)

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Atom (DC, 1962 series) #2 (August-September 1962)
The Oddest Man on Earth!
Also printed
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #35 ([February 1963?])
The Oddest Man on Earth
Show/hide 15. The Oddest Man on Earth! (Atom) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Atom
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Atom [Ray Palmer]; Oscar D. Dollar [Mister Odd]; Bart Tranter (villain); Jean Loring; Tim Kerr

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original)

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Atom (DC, 1962 series) #2 (August-September 1962)
The Oddest Man on Earth!
Also printed
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #35 ([February 1963?])
The Oddest Man On Earth
 
United States
Showcase Presents: The Atom (DC, 2007 series) #11 (2007)
The Oddest Man on Earth!

Synopsis

Ray Palmer meets Mister Odd, who appears to be a catalyst for odd occurances.

Show/hide 16. The Prisoners Who Vanished! (Atom) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Atom
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Atom [Ray Palmer]; Carl Ballard (villain); Chief Baxter

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Atom (DC, 1962 series) #2 (August-September 1962)

Synopsis

The Atom ends up foiling the plans of Carl Ballard again, even though Carl has discovered a way to use Europium for teleportation.

Notes

References "Battle of the Tiny Titans" from Showcase #34.

Show/hide 17. [Cover - Atom #3]; The Time Trap! (Atom) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Atom
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Atom [Ray Palmer]; Chronos (hands)

Credits

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original)

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Atom (DC, 1962 series) #3 (October-November 1962)
The Time Trap!
From GCD
from Atom (DC, 1962 series) #3 (October-November 1962)
Show/hide 18. The Time Trap! (Atom) Comic story, 15 pages

Featuring

Feature
Atom
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Atom [Ray Palmer]; Chronos (villain, intro); Jean Loring

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original)

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Atom (DC, 1962 series) #3 (October-November 1962)
The Time Trap!
Also printed
Australia
The Hundred Comic (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #77 ([February 1963])
The Time Trap
 
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #245 (December 1971-January 1972)
The Time Trap!
 
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #79 ([February 1973?])
The Time Trap!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: The Atom (DC, 2007 series) #11 (2007)
The Time Trap!
From GCD
from Atom (DC, 1962 series) #3 (October-November 1962)
Show/hide 19. The Secret of "Al Atom's" Lamp! (Atom) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Atom
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Atom [Ray Palmer]; Professor Alpheus V. Hyatt (intro); Abdul the Thief (villain); Hassan; Ayesha

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original)

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Atom (DC, 1962 series) #3 (October-November 1962)
The Secret of "Al Atom's" Lamp!
Also printed
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #33 ([January 1963])
The Secret of "Al Atom's" Lamp
 
United States
Showcase Presents: The Atom (DC, 2007 series) #11 (2007)
The Secret of "Al Atom's" Lamp!
From GCD
from Atom (DC, 1962 series) #3 (October-November 1962)

Synopsis

Atom helps out Hassan, Sinbad's grandson, by pretending to be "al Atom," the genie of Sinbad's old lamp. At the end of the story, the Atom speculates that the words "al Atom's lamp" were corrupted into "Aladdin's lamp", prompting the whole Aladdin's Lamp story. [synopsis by Michael Torregrossa]

Notes

1st "Time Pool" story.

Show/hide 20. [Cover - Atom #4]; Case of the Innocent Thief! (Atom) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Atom
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Atom [Ray Palmer]

Credits

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Atom (DC, 1962 series) #4 (December 1962-January 1963)
Show/hide 21. The Machine That Made "Miracles"! (Atom) Comic story, 15 pages

Featuring

Feature
Atom
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Atom [Ray Palmer]; Snapper Carr; Midge; Florence James; Entrol Kol

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Atom (DC, 1962 series) #4 (December 1962-January 1963)
Show/hide 22. The Case of the Innocent Thief! (Atom) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Atom
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Atom [Ray Palmer]; Jean Loring; Tom Parks; Elkins (villain)

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Atom (DC, 1962 series) #4 (December 1962-January 1963)
Show/hide 23. [Cover - Atom #5]; Diamond of Deadly Dooms! (Atom) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Atom
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Atom [Ray Palmer]

Credits

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Atom (DC, 1962 series) #5 (February-March 1963)
Show/hide 24. The Diamond of the Deadly Dooms! (Atom) Comic story, 15 pages

Featuring

Feature
Atom
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Atom [Ray Palmer]; Ted Ralston; Karl Jat (villain); Moorn Jor

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Gil Kane
Mike Sekowsky (pp. 4-9)
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Atom (DC, 1962 series) #5 (February-March 1963)
Show/hide 25. The Specter of 3000-Moons Lake! (Atom) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Atom
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Atom [Ray Palmer]; Don Morgan; Fred Harris (villain); Jean Loring; Jon Van Dorn

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original)

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Atom (DC, 1962 series) #5 (February-March 1963)
The Specter of 3000-Moons Lake!
Also printed
Australia
The Hundred Comic (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #80 ([May 1963?])
The Spectre of the 3000-Moons Lake
 
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #404 (September 1971)
The Specter of 3000-Moons Lake!
 
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #75 (June 1972)
The Specter of 3000-Moons Lake!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: The Atom (DC, 2007 series) #11 (2007)
The Specter of 3000-Moons Lake!
From GCD
from Atom (DC, 1962 series) #5 (February-March 1963)
Show/hide 26. Biographies Biography (nonfictional), 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Fact

Credits

Script
Mark Waid
Letters
typeset

Notes

Biographies for Gardner Fox, Gil Kane, Murphy Anderson and Julie Schwartz. Biographical material researched and written by Mark Waid.

Show/hide 27. Backcover (Atom) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Atom
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Atom [Ray Palmer]; Kulan Dar; Jason Woodrue

Credits

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #34
from Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #35
from Atom (DC, 1962 series) #1
from Atom (DC, 1962 series) #2

Notes

Reprints covers from Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #34-35 and Atom (DC, 1962 series) #1-2.


Notes

"The legend of the scientific super-hero, the Atom, is brought back to life as it was originally presented in the 1960s. Reprinting the earliest adventures of Ray Palmer and his belt of White Dwarf Star material, which allowed him to shrink his body in size, these classic tales show the beginnings of one of the most well-known heroes of all time. In this collection of stories, the Atom must take on a tiny planet-hopping thief, solve the mystery of a lingering curse from the ancient Salem Witch Trials, and capture a communist spy attempting to steal American defense plans." [per solicitation] Series design by Alex Jay/Studio J. Publication design by Louis Prandi. Black-and-white reconstruction on selected material by Rick Keene.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 34801

Entry created

  • 01/11/2007

Index completed

  • 05/05/2011

Last updated

  • 28/12/2007