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 The Atom

Showcase No. 34
October 1961
Cover: Atom corking Kulan Dar in a bottle //Gil Kane / Murphy Anderson
Story: “Birth of the Atom” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: The Atom (Ray Palmer; first appearance and origin)
Supporting Character: Jean Loring (first appearance)
Intro: The white dwarf star fragment (next appears in THE ATOM #14), the Ivy Town Nature Club (Lonny and Cherie named in the club’s next appearance, in THE ATOM #30)
Comment: The Earth-One Atom is not the Earth-Two Atom, who was introduced in ALL-AMERICAN COMICS #19.
 Ray Palmer is named for famed science-fiction editor Ray Palmer, former editor of Amazing Stories.
Synopsis: Scientist Ray Palmer discovers a white dwarf star fragment landed on Earth as a meteor.  He fashions a lens from part of its mass and focuses ultraviolet light through it in a successful attempt to shrink objects with the resultant beam, but the objects explode after a short time.  Later, on a spelunking trip with his fiancee, lawyer Jean Loring, and her nature club, Ray and the others are trapped by a cavein.  He secretly uses the lens to shrink himself to six inches in height and enlarges a hole to enable them to escape.  Another pass through the lens’s beam enlarges him to his usual six-foot size, and he judges that water bearing certain chemicals which dripped from the cave ceiling onto the lens caused the reversed reaction.  After freeing Jean and the nature club, Ray tries further experiments and learns that he can safely reduce himself in size, but not other objects, which continue to explode upon shrinking.

Story: “Battle of the Tiny Titans” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: The Atom
Supporting Character: Jean Loring
Intro: Kulan Dar, Simmons, a bank president (only appearance for all), Alma Wilson (next appears in issue #36)
Villain: Carl Ballard (first appearance; next appears in THE ATOM #2)
Comment: The Atom first appears in costume in this story.
Synopsis: Ray Palmer creates a blue-and-red costume for himself out of the matter of the white dwarf star, which is intangible and invisible in its six-foot state but which appears when he shrinks to six inches or below.  He governs his shrinking power through a control in his belt buckle, which sends a wave of ultraviolet energy through his costume and enables him to control his height and weight.  In his new identity, he calls himself the Atom.  He first uses his new identity to fight and defeat a six-inch alien, Kulan Dar, who needs Europium to teleport himself back to his own planet and who has been forced to commit crimes by an Earth crook,  Carl Ballard, who has used Kulan’s Dominator device on him.  The Atom defeats both Kulan Dar and Ballard, frees Kulan from Ballard’s domination and gets him enough Europium to return to his homeworld, and turns Ballard over to the law, helping Jean Loring win her first court case.

Showcase No. 35
November-December 1961
Cover: Tim catapulting Atom against fireballs with slingshot //Gil Kane / Murphy Anderson
Story: “The Dooms From Beyond” (25 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: The Atom
Supporting Character: Jean Loring
Intro: Judge Myles Heath, his son and grandson, Goody Wilson (all in flashback; all die in this story), Ebenezer Heath, Mr. Doolin  (both in flashback), Gordon Heath, Mrs. Hathaway, Jenkins, Betty, Tom, Peter, Tim (only appearance for all)
Villain: Bates (first and only appearance)
Comment: This story takes place from September 30-October 6, 1961.
Synopsis: The Atom investigates the case of Gordon Heath, nee’ Gordon Doolin, who has changed his name back to his ancestral one to inherit a family fortune, though he braves an ancient witch’s curse to do so, which may doom him to death.

Showcase No. 36
February 1962
Cover: Atom stuck on flypaper, spy’s hand reaching for him with tweezers and test tube //Gil Kane / Murphy Anderson
Story: “Prisoner In a Test Tube” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: The Atom
Supporting Characters: Jean Loring, Professor Loring (Jean’s father; first appearance; next appearance, possibly, in THE ATOM #2)
Intro: Prof. Anton Kraft (only appearance), a CIA agent (next appears in THE ATOM #10)
Villains: Prof. Kraft’s double (first and only appearance), enemy agents (next appear in THE ATOM #10)
Comment: This is the first 12-cent issue of SHOWCASE and contains the first letters column devoted to the Atom.
Synopsis: The Atom rescues a Hungarian scientist who has been kidnapped by Soviet agents and replaced by his double.

Story: “The ‘Disappearing Act’ Robberies” (13 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: The Atom (next appears in THE ATOM #1)
Supporting Character: Jean Loring (next appears in THE ATOM #1)
Intro: Jason Saunders (in flashback; dies in this story), Jim Barnes (only appearance; marries Alma Wilson in this story)
Other Character: Alma Wilson (last appearance in issue #34; last appearance)
Villain: Greg Phillips (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: A reporter gains mind-over-matter powers from pills created by a late scientist, uses the powers to commit thefts and frame an innocent man, and is opposed by the Atom.

The Atom No. 1
June-July 1962
Cover: Jason Woodrue watching Atom battle Venus flytrap //Gil Kane / Murphy Anderson
Story: “Master of the Plant World” (25 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: The Atom (last appearance in SHOWCASE #36; origin retold in flashback)
Supporting Characters: Jean Loring (last appearance in SHOWCASE #36), Maya (a Dryad queen; first appearance; next appears in issue #20)
Intro: Henry Chalmers, Prof. Walter Dudley (only appearance for both), the Flower Spirits (next appear in issue #20)
Villain: Jason Woodrue (first appearance; next appears in issue #24)
Synopsis: The Atom teams with a tiny green dryad-woman from another dimension to stop Jason Woodrue, an exile from her own world who controls plants and intends to use them to conquer Earth.

The Atom No. 2
August-September 1962
Cover: Atom trapped in sink’s whirlpool, Bart Trantor’s hands holding stopper //Gil Kane / Murphy Anderson
Story: “The Oddest Man On Earth” (13 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: The Atom
Supporting Character: Jean Loring (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #14)
Intro: Tim Kerr, Mister Odd (Oscar D. Dollar; only appearance for both)
Villain: Bart Trantor, two crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: In this story, Ray Palmer’s phone number is revealed to be 376-6212.
Synopsis: The Atom meets Oscar D. Dollar, nicknamed “Mister Odd” because of strange occurrences that have happened since he acquired a strange stone and a silver dollar, and Bart Trantor, a crook who capitalizes on Dollar’s  “talent”.

Story: “The Prisoners Who Vanished” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: The Atom (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #14)
Supporting Character: Prof. Loring (?; last appearance in SHOWCASE #36; next appears in issue #21), Chief Baxter (first appearance; next appears in issue #6)
Villains: Carl Ballard (last appearance in SHOWCASE #34; last appearance), Dapper Joe and two other crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story, the Atom joins the Justice League of America after helping them defeat Mr. Memory in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #14.
Synopsis: Carl Ballard, released from jail after his first encounter with the Atom, uses Europium and hypnosis to teleport confederates out of prison when they are nabbed during robberies, and doses the Atom with Europium after hypnotizing him into teleporting away whenever he meets Ballard.

The Atom No. 3
October-November 1962
Cover: Atom trapped in watch crystal, Chronos’s hands holding watch and gun //Gil Kane / Murphy Anderson
Story: “The Time Trap” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: The Atom (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #14)
Supporting Character: Jean Loring (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #14)
Villain: Chronos (David Clinton; first appearance; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #21)
Synopsis: David Clinton is inspired by clocks and time to become Chronos, a costumed thief who uses specially-gimmicked clocks in his robberies, and runs afoul of the Atom.

Story: “The Secret of ‘Al Atom’s’ Lamp” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: The Atom (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #15)
Supporting Character: Prof. Alpheus V. Hyatt (first appearance; next appears in issue #6)
Intro: The Time Pool (next appears in issue #?), Hassan, Ayesha (only appearance for both)
Villains: Abdul the Thief and his confederate (first and only appearance for both)
Comments: This is the first Time Pool story.
 Shortly after this story, the Atom helps the Justice League fight untouchable aliens in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #15.
Synopsis: Ray Palmer’s friend, Prof. Alpheus V. Hyatt, creates a pool of white light formed from all colors which, unexpectedly, has the power to penetrate time.  The Atom takes a time-trip through the Time Pool and goes to 850 A.D., where he masquerades as a genie to help an Arab boy recover the treasure of his famous grandfather, Sinbad.

The Atom No. 4
December 1962-January 1963
Cover: The Atom bouncing off eraser to hit Elkins //Gil Kane / Murphy Anderson
Story: “The Machine That Made ‘Miracles’” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: The Atom (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #15)
GS: Snapper Carr (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #15 / 16)
Supporting Character: Midge (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #? / 18)
Intro: Florence James, Bill and his friend, Ben, Entron Kol (only appearance for all)
Villains: Chick, Bud, two hoboes (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Snapper Carr graduates high school in this story.
Synopsis: Snapper Carr gains the apparent power to create things just by wishing for them, but the Atom discovers that they are the creations of a tiny alien who needs his help.

Story: “The Case of the Innocent Thief” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: The Atom (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #16)
Supporting Character: Jean Loring
Intro: Tom Parks, Jim Talbot (only appearance for both)
Villain: Elkins (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Atom helps the Justice League solve the problem of the Maestro in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #16.
Synopsis: The Atom investigates the case of a man charged with committing robbery at the same time he was making a speech, and runs into a crooked photographer whose special camera enables him to mentally enslave others.

The Atom No. 5
February-March 1963
Cover: The Atom vs. eagle //Gil Kane / Murphy Anderson
Story: “The Diamond of Deadly Dooms” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Pencillers: Gil Kane, Mike Sekowsky
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: The Atom (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #16)
Intro: Ted Ralston, Moorn Jor, Utolians (only appearance for all)
Villains: Karl Jat, Ed, another crook (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Gil Kane pencilled pages 1-3 and 10-15 of this story; Mike Sekowsky (uncredited) pencilled pages 4-9.
Synopsis: When a friend of Ray Palmer’s is turned into diamond by a strange ray from within another diamond, the Atom discovers the cause in a micro-world within the gem settled by ancient Atlanteans.

Story: “The Specter of 3000-Moons Lake” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: The Atom (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #17)
Supporting Character: Jean Loring (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #18)
Intro: Don Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. John Van Dorn (only appearance for all)
Villains: Fred Harris (first and only appearance), Tall Tree (in flashback; first appearance; dies in this story)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Atom helps the Justice League of America fight the Tornado Tyrant in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #17 and Dr. Destiny and the Super-Justice League in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #18.
Synopsis: A jewel thief uses an old Indian curse as cover for a robbery, but the Atom cracks the case.
 
The Atom No. 6
April-May 1963
Cover: The Atom riding skyrocket towards Dick Turpin //Gil Kane / Murphy Anderson
Story: “The Riddle of the Two-Faced Astronaut” (13 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: The Atom (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #18)
Supporting Characters: Jean Loring (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #18),  Chief Baxter (last appearance in issue #2)
Intro: Wizardo, Peter Venner
Villain: Howard Crane (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: The Atom clears a magician’s helper of a robbery charge and helps bring in the real crook, who committed his thefts dressed in an astronaut costume similar to the helper’s.
 

Story: “The Highwayman and the Mighty Mite” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: The Atom (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #19)
Supporting Character: Alpheus V. Hyatt (between issues #3 / 9)
Intro: Lady Jane de la Mare, James (only appearance for both)
Villains: Dick Turpin (Tom Palmer), Tom King, and another crook (first and only appearance for all)
Comments: This story indicates that the Atom might be a descendant of the famed 18th Century highwayman, Dick Turpin.
 This is the second Time Pool story.
 Shortly after this story, the Atom helps the Justice League battle the guardians of Starzl in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #19.
Synopsis: The Atom enters the Time Pool to help Lady Jane de la Mare capture notorious highwayman Dick Turpin in 1739.

The Atom No. 7
June-July 1963
Cover: The Atom and Hawkman vs. Thalens //Gil Kane / Murphy Anderson
Story: “The Case of the Cosmic Camera” (25 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: The Atom (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #19 / 20)
GS: Hawkman (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #44; next appears in MYSTERY IN SPACE #87)
GA: Shiera Hall (Hawkgirl; last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #44; next appears in MYSTERY IN SPACE #87), Thanagarians (in flashback)
Supporting Characters: Jean Loring, Chief Baxter (next appears in issue #15)
Villains: Karbo Kim (in flashback), the Thalens, a gang of crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comments: This is the first appearance of the Atom-Hawkman team.
 Shortly after this story, the Atom helps the Justice League fight Spaceman X in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #20, then teams with the Justice League and Justice Society to fight the Crime Champions in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #21-22.
Synopsis: The Atom and Hawkman team up to battle a race of tiny alien invaders who use a “cosmic camera” to create a replica of Earth, which has the power to duplicate any injury done to it upon the real Earth.

The Atom No. 8
August-September 1963
Cover: Atom locked in lightbulb by Dr. Light //Gil Kane / Murphy Anderson
Story: “Lockup In the Lethal Lightbulb” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: The Atom (last appearance in second story in this issue; crosses over with and appears isochronally with JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #23)
GA: Aquaman, Batman, Flash, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, Snapper Carr, Superman, Wonder Woman (the Justice League of America; isochronally with JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #23)
Supporting Character: Jean Loring (last appearance in second story in this issue)
Intro: Warden Barnes (last chronological appearance in second story in this issue; last chronological appearance)
Cameo appearance: J’onn J’onzz (in flashback)
Villain: Dr. Light (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #12; next appears in GREEN LANTERN (second series) #31)
Comment: The Atom appears briefly in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #23 isochronally with this story.
 This story takes place after and continues in part from the second story in this issue.
Synopsis: Dr. Light decides to take revenge on the Justice League members one at a time, and makes his target the one JLA member he has not faced before, the Atom.
 
Story: “The Purloined Miniatures” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Atom (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #22; next appears in first story of this issue / JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #23)
Supporting Character: Jean Loring (next appears in first story of this issue)
Other Character: Warden Barnes (first chronological appearance; next appears in first story of this issue)
Intro: William Wilson, Rodney Morton, Ambassador and Mrs. De Lavere (only appearance for all)
Villain: Alfred Trask (first and only appearance)
Comment: This story takes place before the first story in this issue, and continues in that story in part.
Synopsis: The Atom helps clear a museum guard of robbery by nabbing the real culprit, who stole a priceless art minature and framed the guard for the theft.

The Atom No. 9
October-November 1963
Cover: Phantom Atom vs. the Atom //Gil Kane / Murphy Anderson
Story: “The Atom’s Phantom Double” (13 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: The Atom
Villains: The Phantom Atom (first appearance; destroyed in this story), a gang of crooks (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Radiation creates a strange phantom duplicate of Ray Palmer and the Atom, who seeks to replace the original.

Story: “The Seaman and the Spyglass” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Atom
Supporting Character: Alpheus V. Hyatt (between issues #6 / 12)
Intro: Henry Hudson, Pieter Hudson, Hannes Hudson, Paul Hudson, Jan Lippershey (all of Earth-One; only appearance for all)
Villains: French agents (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: The Atom travels back through the Time Pool to 1609, when he aids Henry Hudson in escaping from French agents who do not wish him to sail on a voyage of discovery for England.

The Atom No. 10
December 1963 / January 1964
Cover: Enemy agent hurling grenade bearing Atom //Gil Kane / Murphy Anderson
Story: “Ride a Deadly Grenade” (13 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: The Atom
Supporting Character: Jean Loring
Other Character: The CIA agent (last appearance in SHOWCASE #36)
Intro: An American consul (only appearance)
Villains: Prof. Ferdinand Alt (first and only appearance), enemy agents (last appearance in SHOWCASE #36)
Synopsis: The Atom tries to recover an anti-gravity flying saucer from its hiding place in a European toy shop, but enemy agents capture him, attach him to a grenade, and intend to destroy him with it.

Story: “The Mysterious Swan-Maiden” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Atom (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #24)
Supporting Character: Jean Loring
Intro: Johnny Trent, Judge Emil Potter, Al Reynolds, Rutherford Toller, Bill Cook, Jim Evans, Freya (a swan; only appearance for all)
Villain: The “Swan-Maiden” (Doro Briggs; first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story, the Atom helps the Justice League and Adam Strange fight Kanjar Ro in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #24.
Synopsis: When Jean Loring is charged to defend a swan who is accused of robbery, and who is suspected of being able to become a thieving woman, the Atom goes after the real culprit.

The Atom No. 11
February-March 1964
Cover: Jack Archer enlarging the Atom //Gil Kane / Murphy Anderson
Story: “Trouble At the Ten-Year Club” (13 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: The Atom (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #24)
Intro: Bill Trevor (no appearance; name only mentioned; only appearance), Charley and another guard (only appearance for both)
Villain: Jack Archer (first and only appearance)
Comment: Ray Palmer is revealed to have graduated college in 1954 in this story.  Thus, he is probably 32 years old by the time of this story.
Synopsis: At a ten-year reunion of a club of Ivy University grads, one of their number, Jack Archer, promises to steal the exhibits of the other nine honorees, and defies the Atom and guards to do so.

Story: “Voyage To Beyond” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Atom (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #25)
Supporting Character: Jean Loring
Villains: Kathis, Anton, Santh, and other Randathians (first and only appearance for all)
Comments: This story gives a solution to the mysteries of the Marie Celeste and the Joyita (at least, on Earth-One).
 Shortly after this story, the Atom helps the Justice League fight Kraad the Conqueror in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #25 and Despero in JUSTICE LEAGUE OFAMERICA #26, then teams with the Flash to fight Attila-5 in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #53.
Synopsis: Ray Palmer, on an ocean voyage, is forced to walk the plank by a woman who appears to be his fiancee, Jean Loring.  As the Atom, he discovers that Jean and the rest of the crew and passengers have been replaced and imitated by invaders from another dimension.

The Atom No. 12
April-May 1964
Cover: The “Scientific Thief” using the Atom in his ray-gun //Gil Kane / Murphy Anderson
Story: “Danger--Atom-Gun At Work” (13 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Atom (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #53)
Supporting Characters: Jean Loring, Enrichetta Negrini (first appearance; next appears in issue #15)
Villain: The “Scientific Thief” (unnamed in this story; first and only appearance)
Synopsis: A thief discovers a way to use the Atom as the power-element for a ray gun that can cut through the hardest objects, while rendering the Tiny Titan unconscious.

Story: “The Gold Hunters of ‘49" (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Atom (next appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #27)
Supporting Character:  Alpheus V. Hyatt (between issues #9 / 17)
Intro: Edgar Allan Poe (of Earth-One; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #129), Charles Barr, Talbot Evers (only appearance for both)
Villains: Jim, Bull, and other crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story, the Atom helps the Justice League fight “I” in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #27.
Synopsis: The Atom rides the Time Pool back to Baltimore in 1849 and helps Edgar Allan Poe solve the mystery of a missing gold shipment.

The Atom No. 13
June-July 1964
Cover: Chronos vs. the Atom //Gil Kane / Murphy Anderson
Story: “Weapon Watches of the Time-Wise Guy” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Atom (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #27)
Supporting Character: Jean Loring
Intro: Anton Teljas, Eva Teljas (both next appear in issue #28), Jason Thrower (only appearance)
Villain: Chronos (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #22; next appears in issue #28)
Synopsis: The Atom seeks to stop Chronos from stealing a series of clocks within which a Hungarian clockmaker has concealed jewels to finance help for refugees from the Iron Curtain.
 

Story: “I Accuse Ray Palmer of Robbery” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: The Atom (next appears in GREEN LANTERN #29)
Intro: A receptionist (only appearance)
Villains: Fred Norton, Billy the Wheel, Chuck, and another crook (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Atom helps the Justice League monitor Green Lantern’s battle with the Protonic Force in GREEN LANTERN #29, helps them fight Headmaster Mind and his minions in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #28,  joins them to reveal to Superman what his life would have been like had he landed on different worlds in ACTION COMICS #314, and helps the Metal Men battle Uranium in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #55.
Synopsis: When Ray Palmer unthinkingly charges after two thieves in a robbery, a witness mistakenly thinks he is in cahoots with the crooks, and the Atom has to clear Palmer’s name.

The Atom No. 14
August-September 1964
Cover: Ray Palmer vs. Atom uniform //Gil Kane / Murphy Anderson
Story: “Revolt of the Atom’s Uniform” (24 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Atom (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #55; origin briefly retold)
Intro: Bob Barnett (only appearance)
Villains: The white dwarf star (last appearance in SHOWCASE #34; last appearance), Pete and other crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: The white dwarf star fragment from which the Atom fashioned his uniform has evolved into an intelligent being, now commanding the uniform and threatening the world.

The Atom No. 15
October-November 1964
Cover: Atom held prisoner in magnetic coils by the Hyper-Thief //Gil Kane / Murphy Anderson
Story: “Illusions For Sale” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Atom
Supporting Character: Jean Loring
Intro: Ed Thayer (next appears in issue #26)
Villains: Two spies (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: The Atom fights two spies who have captured Jean Loring and gained control of a scientist’s illusion-making device.

Story: “The Super-Safecracker Who Defied the Law” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Atom (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #31)
Supporting Characters: Jean Loring, Enrichetta Negrini (between issues #12 / 23), Chief Baxter (between issues #7 / 19)
Villains: The Hyper-Thief, a crook (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Atom helps the Justice League induct Hawkman in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #31 and attends the wedding of Aquaman and Mera in AQUAMAN #18.
Synopsis: The Atom tackles a thief who claims to be able to move through hyperspace.

The Atom No. 16
December 1964 / January 1965
Cover: Atom ironed flat by Andrew Frost //Gil Kane / Murphy Anderson
Story: “Fate of the Flattened-Out Atom” (24 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Atom (last appearance in AQUAMAN #18; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #32)
Supporting Character: Jean Loring
Villains: Andrew Frost, various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story, the Atom helps the Justice League battle Brain Storm in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #32.
Synopsis: Andrew Frost learns that he can harness the Atom’s “ato-energy” to give him ESP power, and rearranges his body with an “atomic iron” to flatten out the Tiny Titan.

The Atom No. 17
February-March 1965
Cover: Atom stuck by tar to car tire //Gil Kane / Murphy Anderson
Story: “Case of the Hooded Hijackers” (14 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Atom (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #32)
Supporting Character: Jean Loring
Villains: Highbrow Dillon and his gang, the Hooded Hijackers (Bullets Andrews and others)
Synopsis: The Atom is caught in a plot of gangleader Highbrow Dillon to free himself and his mob from jail and to capture the Hooder Hijackers who plague his gang.

Story: “Jules Verne’s Crystal Ball” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Atom (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #33)
Supporting Character: Alpheus V. Hyatt (between issues #12 / 21)
Other Character: Jules Verne (of Earth-One; first chronological appearance; next chronological appearance in BATMAN #98)
Villains: A gang of crooks (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Atom helps the Justice League fight the Alien-Ator in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #33 and Dr. Destiny in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #34.
Synopsis: The Atom travels to France in 1888 by the Time Pool to help science-fiction author Jules Verne recover the crystal ball of Nostradamus.

The Atom No. 18
April-May 1965
Cover: The Atom leaping from wall safe to kayo masked safecracker //Gil Kane / Murphy Anderson
Story: “The Hole-In-the-Wall Lawman” (14 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Atom (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #34)
Supporting Character: Jean Loring
Intro: Mrs. Van Kirk, Morton Oldham (only appearance for both)
Villains: The Black Phantom, two crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: A safecracker known as the Black Phantom steals an atomic device and sets it to destroy Ivy Town if he is not released from custody.  Meanwhile, the Atom finds himself thrown back in time again and again to relive a single day.

Story: “The Atomic Flea” (11 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Atom
Supporting Character: Jean Loring
Intro: Melissa, a flea circus master (only appearance for both)
Villains: Hightop Harry and his gang, a Ray Palmer impostor, a gang of spies (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: The Atom, dazed by a blow incurred fighting crooks, finds himself in a flea circus and thinks he is a flea, while a Ray Palmer impostor steals important spaceshot data for a gang of spies.

The Atom No. 19
June-July 1965
Cover: Druid loosing dragon on Atom; Zatanna vignette //Gil Kane / Murphy Anderson
Story: “World of the Magic Atom” (25 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Atom (next appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #36)
GS: Zatanna (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #336; next appears in GREEN LANTERN (2nd series) #42)
GA: Zatara (in flashback; chronology undetermined)
Supporting Character: Chief Baxter (between issues #15 / 22)
Cameo appearance: Hawkman, Hawkgirl (in flashback)
Intro: The Catamoorians (only appearance)
Villains: The Druid, Biff Parker and his gang (first and only appearance for all), Timor (a dragon; destroyed in this story)
Comment: The Atom installs size-controls in his gloves that enable him to change his size and weight without making contact with his belt.
 Zatanna learns the Atom’s secret identity in this story.
 Shortly after this story, the Atom helps the Justice League fight Brain Storm in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #36.
Synopsis: Zatanna the Magician contacts the Atom to help her try and locate her father Zatara, whom she believes to be in a sub-atomic world within a book of magic.  Once there, they encounter the Druid, an evil sorceror, who has the power to absorb magic spells directed against him.

The Atom No. 20
August-September 1965
Cover: Atom vs. Rod Mack and his masked confederate //Gil Kane / Murphy Anderson
Story: “Challenge of the Computer Crooks” (13 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Atom (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #36)
Supporting Character: Jean Loring
Villains: Rod Mack and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: To avoid repeating his telltale modus operandi, a gangleader assaults Ray Palmer and uses Ray’s new crime-analyzing computer to discover just what his m.o. is, which brings the Atom into the case.

Story: “The Night of the Little People” (11 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Atom (next appears in HAWKMAN #9)
Supporting Character: Maya (between issues #1 / 24)
Intro: Arthur Ennis, Dave Jones (only appearance for both)
Other Characters:  Flower Sprites (between issues #1 / 24)
Villains: Sandy Shore, Mike Shore, and their gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story, the Atom helps Hawkman and Hawkgirl battle the Matter Master in HAWKMAN #9, then briefly appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #37-38.
Synopsis: When a superstitious bank employee refuses to identify an escaped thief, the Atom imitates a leprechaun with the help of Maya and her Flower Sprites to convince him of his civic responsibilies.

The Atom No. 21
Cover: Atom vs. cat, with spy holding his belt //Gil Kane / Murphy Anderson
Story: “Combat Under Glass” (13 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Atom (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #38)
Supporting Characters: Jean Loring, Prof. Loring (last appearance in issue #2)
Villains: A gang of spies (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: While trying to save Jean’s scientist father from a gang of Iron Curtain spies, the Atom is kidnapped and forced to battle a cat under a glass dome.

Story: “The Adventure of the Cancelled Birthday” (11 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Atom (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #40)
Supporting Character: Alpheus V. Hyatt (between issues #17 / 27)
Intro: Henry Fielding, John Fielding, William Hogarth (both of Earth-One), Theodore “Teddy” Hyatt, Alfred Hyatt (Alpheus V. Hyatt’s ancestors; only appearance for all)
Villains: Reddy Bollins and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story, the Atom helps the Justice League deal with the creations of Andrew Helm in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #40.
Synopsis: To learn why Prof. Hyatt’s ancestor Teddy missed a fifth birthday in 1752, the Atom takes a Time Pool trip back to London in that year and encounters Henry Fielding, author of Tom Jones, and his blind brother John, who later organized the Bay Street Runners detective force.

The Atom No. 22
December 1965 / January 1966
Cover: Atom vs. The Bat-Knights //Gil Kane / Murphy Anderson
Story: “Bat-Knights of Darkness” (24 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Atom (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #40; next appears in BATMAN #177)
Supporting Characters: Jean Loring, Chief Baxter (between issues #19 / 35)
Intro: Avery Sanders (only appearance), the Elvarans (the “little people”), Olan Parr and the Bat-Knights (all next appear in issue #30)
Villain: Eddie Gordon (first appearance; next appears in issue #30)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Atom helps Batman, Robin, and the Elongated Man capture Ed “Numbers” Garvey in BATMAN #177, then helps the Justice League fight the Key in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #41.
Synopsis: Gangster Eddie Gordon discovers the legendary “little people” in a cavern and forces their Bat-Knights to commit thefts for him, which causes the Atom to get involved with the case.

The Atom No. 23
February-March 1966
Cover: The Atom vs. Billy Knolles and his gun-wielding jack-in-the-box //Gil Kane / Murphy Anderson
Story: “Riddle of the Far-Out Robbery” (13 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Atom (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #41)
Supporting Character: Enrichetta Negrini (last appearance in issue #15; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #46)
Cameo appearances: Oban Thokol, Krommer Pav, the Davarians (as characters in the Atom’s story; no actual appearance; first and only appearance for all)
Intro: Bill Ames, Ewald Barnes (only appearance for both)
Synopsis: The Atom solves the problem of a radion-ball’s disappearance, but tells the two scientists who are his audience a phony story of alien involvement for his own amusement.
 

Story: “Thief With the Tricky Toy” (11 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Atom (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #42)
Supporting Character: Jean Loring
Intro: Mr. and Mrs. Avery Prentiss (only appearance for both)
Villain: Billy Knolles (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story, the Atom helps the Justice League and Metamorpho fight the Unimaginable in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #42.
Synopsis: Jean Loring is mistakenly identified as a participant in a robbery of the Prentiss mansion, but the Atom insists she remain in custody while he goes after the real crook.

The Atom No. 24
April-May 1966
Cover: Atom turning into plant and Jason Woodrue about to snip him //Gil Kane / Murphy Anderson
Story: “The Atom-Destruction of Earth” (24 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Atom (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #42 / 44)
Supporting Characters: Jean Loring, Maya (last appearance in issue #20; last appearance)
Other Characters: Flower Sprites (last appearance in issue #20; last appearance)
Intro: Sylvanna (a Dryad), Prof. Perry (only appearance for both)
Villains: Jason Woodrue (last appearance in issue #1; next appears in THE FLASH #245 as the Floronic Man), fauns (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Atom helps the Justice League fight the Unimaginable in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #44.
Synopsis: Jason Woodrue escapes jail and takes over the world of Floria, so queen Maya comes to Earth again to enlist the Atom in the overthrow of Woodrue.

The Atom No. 25
June-July 1966
Cover: Man In the Ion Mask vs. Atom //Gil Kane / Murphy Anderson
Story: “The Man In the Ion Mask” (13 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Atom (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #44)
Supporting Character: Jean Loring
Intro: Ed Jameson (only appearance)
Villain: The Man In the Ion Mask (Bill Jameson; first and only appearance)
Synopsis: The Atom encounters a villain in a metallic mask that radiates ionic energy, but only in the presence of Ray Palmer’s friend Ed Jameson.

Story: “The Spy Who Went Out For the Gold” (11 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Atom (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #45)
Supporting Character: Jean Loring
Intro: A Soviet cosmonaut (in flashback; dies in this story)
Villains: Boris Kalumchuk, Agent 237X and other KGB agents, a Soviet diplomat (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Atom helps the Justice League fight Shaggy Man in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #45.
Synopsis: When the Soviet Union seeks to pay off their World War I and II debts in gold to the United States, the CIA smells a rat and sends the Atom to investigate.  He discovers a plot to murder the populance of the U.S. with irradiated gold.

The Atom No. 26
August-September 1966
Cover: Atom vs. The Bug-Eyed Bandit and a mechanical insect //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: “The Eye-Popping Perils of the Insect Bandit” (24 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Atom (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #45 / 46)
Supporting Character: Jean Loring
Intro: Jimmy Loring (Jean’s nephew), Clifford Rogers, Alice Morse Thayer (only appearance for all)
Other Character: Ed Thayer (last appearance in issue #15)
Villain: The Bug-Eyed Bandit (Bertram Larvan; first appearance; next appears in issue #?)
Comments: Shortly after this story the Atom helps the Justice League and Justice Society battle theAnti-Matter Man and other villains in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #46-47, then attends the mock funeral of Aquaman in AQUAMAN #30.
 In this story, Jean Loring finally accepts Ray Palmer’s proposal of marriage.
Synopsis: Bertram Larvan, a disgruntled genius, creates a mechanical insect to commit robberies.  In the process, he learns that the Atom is secretly Ray Palmer.

The Atom No. 27
October-November 1966
Cover: Panther Gang boss vs. The Atom //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: “Beauty and the Beast-Gang” (13 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Atom (last appearance in AQUAMAN #30)
Intro: Willie Farr, Dawn Hudson
Villains: The Panther Gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: A photographer with a crush on a beauty contestant accidentally snaps a shot that threatens to expose the leader of the criminal Panther Gang, but the Atom takes a hand in things.

Story: “Stowaway On a Hot-Air Balloon” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Atom (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #50)
Supporting Character: Alpheus V. Hyatt (between issues #21 / 35)
Intro: Joseph Montgolfier, Etienne Montgolfier (of Earth-One; only appearance for both)
Other Character: Benjamin Franklin (of Earth-One)
Villains: Two conspirators (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Atom briefly appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #50.
Synopsis: The Atom takes another Time Pool trip, back to America in 1783, where he helps the Montgolfier brothers make the first successful hot-air balloon flight using animals.

The Atom No. 28
December 1966 / January 1967
Cover: Chronos menacing the Atom with a buzzsaw //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: “Time-Standstill Thefts” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Atom (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #50)
Other characters: Anton Teljas (last appearance in issue #13; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #368), Eva Teljas (last appearance in issue #13; last appearance)
Intro: Claude Thornwood, Ophelia Templeton, Todgood, Maxine (only appearance for all)
Villain: Chronos (last appearance in issue #13; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #368)
Synopsis: Chronos creates a device that paralyzes a human’s time-sense for a short time, enabling him to commit robberies while his victims cannot see him, and bringing him into conflict with the Atom again.

Story: “The 100,000 ‘Atoms’ of Ivy Town” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Atom
Supporting Character: Jean Loring
Villains: A gang of crooks (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: A white dwarf star falls into the Ivy Town reservoir, causing everyone in town to shrink, except Ray Palmer.

The Atom No. 29
February-March 1967
Cover: The Thinker vs. Atom and Earth-Two Atom //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: “The Thinker’s Earth-Shaking Robberies” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Atom (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #51)
GS: The Atom of Earth-Two (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #38; next appears in issue #36)
Supporting Character: Jean Loring
Intro: Cheryl Drake, Artie Perkins, Alicia Perkins (only appearance for all)
Villain: The Thinker (between THE FLASH #129 / 229)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Atom helps the Justice League and Zatanna find Zatara in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #51.
Synopsis: The Thinker, an Earth-Two supervillain, comes to Earth-One to commit robberies and then escapes to his native world.  But a side-effect of his “thinking cap” compels a reformed safecracker on Earth-Two to imitate his robberies, and the Atoms of two Earths team up to defeat the Thinker and clear his inadvertent victim.

The Atom No. 30
April-May 1967
Cover: Atom vs. Bat-Knight and Eddie Gordon (in costume) //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: “Daze of the Bat-Knights” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Atom (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #53)
Supporting Character: Jean Loring
Other Characters: The Bat-Knights (last appearance in issue #22; next appear in ACTION COMICS #487), the Ivy Town Nature Club (Lonny and Cherie named in this story; last appearance in SHOWCASE #34; last appearance)
Intro: Hestera (an Elvaran; only appearance)
Villains: Eddie Gordon (last appearance in issue #22; last appearance), Luke Preston (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Atom helps the Justice League fight the Mastermind in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #53 and briefly appears with them in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #74.
Synopsis: Eddie Gordon takes control of the Bat-Knights again with the help of a criminal scientist, and uses them against the Atom.

The Atom No. 31
June-July 1967
Cover: Hawkman shooting Atom out of slingshot //Gil Kane / Murphy Anderson
Story: “Good Man, Bad Man--Turnabout Thief” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Atom (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #74; next appears in  JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #54)
GS: Hawkman (last appearance in HAWKMAN #20 (1); next appears in ACTION COMICS #350), Hawkgirl (between HAWKMAN #20 / 21)
Supporting Character: Jean Loring
Intro: Mrs. Burns (only appearance)
Villains: Toyboy (Johnny Burns), various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Atom helps the Justice League fight the Royal Flush Gang in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #54, then teams up with Aquaman and Aqualad to fight Galg the Destroyer in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #73.
Synopsis: The Atom and Hawkman encounter Toyboy, a costumed criminal whose personality switches back-and-forth from crook to law-abiding citizen.

The Atom No. 32
August-September 1967
Cover: “Gigantic” Atom vs. Honds //Gil Kane
Story: “The Up and Down Dooms of the Atom” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Atom (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #73; next appears in SUPERMAN #199)
Supporting Character: Jean Loring
Intro: Chagon (in flashback), the Palonds (only appearance for all)
Villain: The Honds (first and only appearance)
Comment: The Atom attends the first Superman-Flash race in SUPERMAN #199 shortly after this story.
Synopsis: Ray Palmer is struck by radiation which will kill him unless he remains at Atom-size.  The Tiny Titan then is drawn into a micro-world where he helps a peaceful race, the Palonds, overcome barbaric invaders.

The Atom No. 33
October-November 1967
Cover: The Atom vs. Bug-Eyed Bandit and his mechanical insects //Gil Kane / Sid Greene
Story: “Amazing Arsenal of the Atom-Assassin” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Atom (last appearance in SUPERMAN #199; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #57)
Supporting Character: Jean Loring
Intro: Lew Abbot, Helga Dornwood, Carl Dornwood, Sue Shan (only appearance for all)
Villain: The Bug-Eyed Bandit (last appearance in issue #26; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #260)
Comment: Shortly after this story, the Atom helps the Justice League of America teach three lessons of brotherhood in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #57, then teams with Elongated Man to fight Chronos in DETECTIVE COMICS #368.
Synopsis: The Bug-Eyed Bandit regains his memory, escapes prison, and seeks revenge on Ray Palmer and the Atom.

The Atom No. 34
December 1967 / January 1968
Cover: Atom being shot in the back by Big Shot //Gil Kane / Murphy Anderson (signed)
Story: “Little Man--You’ve Had a Big-Gang Day” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Atom (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #368; next appears in THE FLASH #175)
Supporting Character: Jean Loring
Intro: Matthew, Candace, David, Hector Thurmond (only appearance for all)
Villains: The Big Gang (Big Head, Big Ben, Big Wig, Big Bertha, Big Shot, Big Cheese, and Big Deal; first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Atom and the Justice League attend the second Superman / Flash race in THE FLASH #175, then the Atom briefly attends a JLA meeting in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #59.
Synopsis: The Atom battles the Big Gang, a group of midget crime specialists who steal big objects.

The Atom No. 35
February-March 1968
Cover: Smarts’s hand and tweezers carrying unconscious Atom to insect collection //Gil Kane / Sid Greene
Story: “Plight of the Pin-Up Atom” (13 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Atom (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #59)
Supporting Characters: Jean Loring, Enrichetta Negrini (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #47; next appears in ACTION COMICS #447), Chief Baxter (last appearance in issue #22; next appears in SWORD OF THE ATOM SPECIAL #1)
Intro: Mr. and Mrs. Arzoni (only appearance)
Villains: Smarts and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: The Atom gets involved in a battle against thieves employed by a collector after one of the elderly couple Enrichetta Negrini rooms with is hospitalized by one of the crooks.

Story: “Colonel Blood Steals the Crown Jewels” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Atom (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #60)
Supporting Character: Alpheus V. Hyatt (last appearance in issue #27; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #432)
Intro: Talbot Edwards (of Earth-One; only appearance)
Villains: Col. Tom Blood (of Earth-One), Dick, George, Harry and other Mohocks (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Atom helps the Justice League and Batgirl fight the Queen Bee in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #60 and Dr. Destiny and other villains in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #61, then teams with Batman to fight the Cannoneer in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #77.
Synopsis: The Atom rides the Time Pool back to London in 1671 and steps in on Col. Tom Blood’s robbery of England’s crown jewels.

The Atom No. 36
April-May 1968
Cover: Atom knocking Atom of Earth-Two through comic page //Gil Kane
Story: “Duel Between the Dual Atoms” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Atom (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #77; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #62; some origin details revealed in this story)
GS: The Atom of Earth-Two (last appearance in issue #29; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #64)
Supporting Character: Jean Loring
Intro: Jim Roberts, Betty Roberts, Marion Thayer, a scientist (only appearance for all)
Villains: Baldy and other crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comments: The Earth-Two Atom asserts incorrectly on page 10 that only ten years of the Earth-One Atom’s memories have been blotted out.  Since Ray Palmer graduated college in 1954, at least sixteen years of memories were temporarily wiped from his mind at that point.
 The Earth-Two Atom is not married at the time of this story.
 Shortly after this story the Atom helps the Justice League fight the Pyrotekniks and the Bulleteers in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #62.
Synopsis: Strange waves from radiotelescopes on Earths One and Two cause peoples’ age to fluctuate wildly, as the Earth-Two Atom discovers when he goes to Earth-One and finds his counterpart has become a hostile juvenile version of himself.

The Atom No. 37
June-July 1968
Cover: The Atom and Major Mynah vs. a hawk //Gil Kane / Sid Greene
Story: “Meet Major Mynah” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Atom (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #62 / 63)
GS: Hawkman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #62; next appears in HAWKMAN #26)
Supporting Characters: Jean Loring, Major Mynah (first appearance; a mynah bird)
Intro: Charley (only appearance)
Villains: The Viet Minh (of Earth-One), a gang of crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Atom helps the Justice League fight the Key in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #63.
Synopsis: The Atom saves a mynah bird in Cambodia while on an expedition as Ray Palmer.  Since the bird’s wings are broken, he gets Hawkman to outfit it with a pair of artificial wings powered by a cosmic-ray motor, which enable it to fly faster than the fastest birds.  The Atom dubs the bird Major Mynah, and uses it to ride on while fighting crime.

The Atom No. 38
August-September 1968
Cover: Bound Atom about to be stepped on by zombie divers //Mike Sekowsky / Joe Giella?
Story: “Sinister Stopover--Earth” (1 page)
 Part 1: “Whatever Goes Up” (13 pages)
 Part 2: “The Creatures From Physalia” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Mike Sekowsky
Inker: George Roussos
Feature Character: The Atom (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #63 / 240)
Supporting Characters: Jean Loring (next appears in ACTION COMICS #365), Major Mynah (next appears in THE ATOM AND HAWKMAN #40)
Intro: Gen. Naylor, Vince, Nat, Richard Alvin, Adm. White, Jonah Wale (only appearance for all)
Villains: Master-Cell, the Physalians (first and only appearance for all)
Comments: With the next issue, this comic is retitled THE ATOM AND HAWKMAN.
 Shortly after this story, the Atom helps the Justice League fight Dr. Anomaly in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #240, then attends a memorial service for Superman in ACTION COMICS #365, then helps the Justice League and the Red Tornado fight T. O. Morrow in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #65, in which story Jean Loring also appears.
Synopsis: A band of alien invaders use hypnotized Earthmen as pawns to take them to an atomic pile, until the Atom intervenes.

The Atom and Hawkman No. 39
October-November 1968
Cover: Atom (throwing Silver Vulture) and panther attacking Hawkman //Joe Kubert (signed)
Story: “Vengeance of the Silver Vulture” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Murphy Anderson
Inkers: Murphy Anderson (pgs. 1-3, 13, 17, 22), Joe Giella (pgs. 4-12, 14-16, 18-21, 23)
Letterer: Shelly Leferman
Feature Characters: The Atom (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #65 / 66), Hawkman (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #65 / 68), Hawkgirl (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #65; next appears in second story in issue #41)
Intro: Miguel Sanchez, Maria (only appearance for both)
Villains: Tekla and his followers (first and only appearance for all)
Comments: This issue begins the run of THE ATOM AND HAWKMAN, formerly titled THE ATOM.
 Shortly after this story, the Atom helps the Justice League fight Generallisimo Demmy Gog in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #66.
Synopsis: On vacation in Mexico City, the Atom, Hawkman, and Hawkgirl encounter Tekla, an evil Mayan priest, in search of the fabled Silver Vulture.

The Atom and Hawkman No. 40
December 1968 / January 1969
Cover: Hawkman holding fallen Atom and Major Mynah in a thunderstorm //Joe Kubert (signed)
Story: “The Explosive Exploit of the Split-Atom” (14 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Atom (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #66)
Supporting Characters: Jean Loring (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #65), Major Mynah (last appearance in THE ATOM #38; last appearance)
Intro: Ed (only appearance)
Villains: A gang of spies (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: To trap a spy ring, the Atom agrees to let an FBI agent impersonate Ray Palmer as bait for the enemy agents.

The Atom and Hawkman No. 41
February-March 1969
Cover: Death summoning the Atom; Hawkman attacked by crooks in flying car //Joe Kubert (signed)
Story: “Return of the Seven-Year Dead Man” (14 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Wrtier: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Atom (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #69)
Supporting Character: Jean Loring
Intro: Charles Wheeler (only appearance)
Villains: Jason T. Madden, Grabs Gannon (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Atom helps the Justice League fight Headmaster Mind in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #69 and helps the Justice League and the Creeper battle Urians in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #70.
Synopsis: An amnesiac crook regains his memory after seven years and goes after an old partner who didn’t show up for his memorial service, but the Atom intervenes.

The Atom and Hawkman No. 42
April-May 1969
Cover: Brahma vs. Atom and Hawkman //Joe Kubert (signed)
Story: “When Gods Make Madness” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Sid Greene
Letterer: Ben Oda
Feature Characters: The Atom (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #70 / 71), Hawkman (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #71), Hawkgirl (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #72)
Intro: Brahma, Vishnu, Nether-Men (only appearance for all)
Villain: Shiva (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Atom helps the Justice League fight J’onn J’onzz in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #71, attends Superman’s mock funeral in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #189, helps the Justice League, Hawkgirl, and Red Tornado to battle Cthonic demons in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #72, and helps the Justice League and Justice Society defeat Aquarius in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #73-74.
 Since millions of Indians worship Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva to this day, the claim of Shiva that no one worships them anymore is highly suspect.
Synopsis: The Atom, Hawkman, and Hawkgirl encounter Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva, three Indian gods, the last of whom vows to punish mankind for not worshipping them anymore.

The Atom and Hawkman No. 43
June-July 1969
Story: “Buzzin’, Buzzin’, Who’s Got the Buzzin’?” (11 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Atom (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #74)
Intro: Clyde (a micro-organism)
Villains: Prof. McByrd, Hap Coogan (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Ray Palmer is the victim of Prof. McByrd’s amnesia-inducing device after he seems to threaten the latter’s position at Ivy University, so the Atom investigates.

The Atom and Hawkman No. 44
August-September 1969
Story: “Hate Is Where You Find It” (11 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Atom
Supporting Character: Jean Loring
Other Character: Clyde (last appearance)
Intro: Prof. Von Rilk (only appearance)
Villains: Ag, several bigots (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: The Atom strives to defend a professor falsely accused of being a Nazi while dealing with a microscopically-sized invader.

The Atom and Hawkman No. 45
October-November 1969
Cover: Jean Loring compelling Hawkman and Atom to work as slaves //Joe Kubert (signed)
Story: “Queen Jean, Why Must We Die?”  (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Atom (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #77), Hawkman (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #78)
Supporting Character: Jean Loring (driven insane in this story; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #80)
Intro: Lenny Kirtman (only appearance)
Villains: The Jimberen (first and only appearance)
Comments: This is the last issue of THE ATOM AND HAWKMAN.
 Jean Loring’s sanity is restored in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #81.  It is revealed in this story that Jean is descended from an ancient Earth-born queen of the Jimberen.
Synopsis: The Atom and Hawkman enter a sub-atomic world to rescue Jean Loring from the Jimberen, a race of beings who have driven her insane by radiation and have made her their new queen.

The Atom’s Interim Appearances:

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #75-79, 206 (flashback), 130, 80-84, 86
AQUAMAN #55
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #87
THE FLASH #204
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #88
WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #201
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #89-92, 94, 95, 97-99
WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #213
ADVENTURE COMICS #423
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #100, 102

Detective Comics No. 432
February 1973
Story: “Suddenly, the Witness Vanished” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Artist: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: The Atom (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #102 / 104)
Supporting Characters: Jean Loring (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #80), Alpheus V. Hyatt (last appearance in THE ATOM #35; next appears in ACTION COMICS #442)
Villain: Henry Norton (first appearance; dies in this story)
Comment: Shortly after this story, the Atom helps the Justice League fight Shaggy Man in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #104 and induct Elongated Man and the Red Tornado and fight T. O. Morrow in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #105-106.
Synopsis: The Atom goes after a man from 1871 who taps into Prof. Hyatt’s Time Pool to commit crimes.

Action Comics No. 425
July 1973
Story: “Thirteen Old Men Who Run the World” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Phil Zupa
Feature Character: The Atom (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #106)
Supporting Character: Jean Loring (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #432)
Intro: Dr. Hans Selzheim (only appearance), Brad Phillips (dies in this story)
Villains: Declemente and his gang (including Mike; first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: The Atom has to save Jean Loring from a ganglord who wants a man she is defending in court sent to prison for a crime the ganglord committed.

Action Comics No. 427
September 1973
Story: “The Time Thief Strikes But Once” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Dick Giordano
Feature Character: The Atom
Supporting Character: Jean Loring
Intro: Jerry, Sonny Apollo (only appearance for both)
Villain: Chronos (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #368; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #111)
Synopsis: Chronos breaks jail and issues a challenge to the Atom to try and stop his next crime before he can commit murder.

Action Comics No. 430
December 1973
Story: “Up Pops the Atom” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Dick Giordano
Feature Character: The Atom (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #109)
Intro: Freddy (Jean Loring’s nephew; only appearance)
Villains: Joey, Benjy (two spies; first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story, the Atom helps the Justice League fight Eclipso in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #109 and the Key in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #110.
Synopsis: While taking Jean’s nephew to an amusement park, Ray Palmer has to become the Atom to trap two spies.

Action Comics No. 433
March 1974
Story: “Affair of the Bouncing Chair” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Dick Giordano
Feature Character: The Atom (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #110)
Intro: Sandi, an insectoid alien (only appearance for both)
Synopsis: The Atom deals with an intelligent insect from a micro-world which is accidentally enlarged in a student’s experiment.

Action Comics No. 435
May 1974
Story: “The Unmasking of the Atom” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inkers: Dick Giordano, Frank McLaughlin
Feature Character: The Atom (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #112)
Supporting Character: Jean Loring
Villains: Sax Carlin and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Atom helps the Justice League battle Amazo in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #112.
Synopsis: Just as Ray Palmer decides to give up his Atom identity, patent his shrinking device, and make a fortune, the Atom has to defend Jean Loring’s life from gangsters.

Action Comics No. 438
August 1974
Story: “The Man Who Tape-Recorded the Atom” (6 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marty Pasko
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Tex Blaisdell
Feature Character: The Atom (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #112)
Supporting Character: Jean Loring
Villain: Dr. Miles Adrian (first appearance)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Jean Loring is kidnapped by a scientist who wishes to force Ray Palmer to show him how to reverse the side-effects of a shrinking experiment which threatens to shrink him to infitestimal size.

Action Comics No. 439
September 1974
Story: “Danger In Two Dimensions” (6 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marty Pasko
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Tex Blaisdell
Feature Character: The Atom (next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #115)
Supporting Character: Jean Loring
Villain: Dr. Miles Adrian (last appearance)
Comments: This story continues from the last issue.
 Shortly after this story, the Atom teams up with Batman to fight Buggsy Cathcart in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #115, then helps the Justice League fight Anakronus in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #114.
Synopsis: Dr. Miles Adrian captures the Atom to try to show him how to stop from becoming a two-dimensional being.

Action Comics No. 442
December 1974
Story: “The Little Man From Mars” (6 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marty Pasko
Artist: Mike Grell
Feature Character: The Atom (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #114 / 115)
Supporting Characters: Jean Loring, Alpheus V. Hyatt (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #432; next appears in DC SPECIAL SERIES #1)
Intro: Ainsley Sheridan (dies in this story), Mrs. Teasdale (only appearance)
Villains: Bennie and another crook (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: Shortly after this story, the Atom helps the Justice League fight Korge in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #115 and the Queen Bee and other villains (including Chronos) in the Superman story in the next issue, then helps them reinduct Hawkman and fight the Equalizer in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #117, and helps them battle the Adaptoids in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #118-119.
Synopsis: To find the missing page to an important diary, the Atom goes back in time to Grover’s Mill, New Jersey on October 30, 1938, the date of Orson Welles’s “War of the Worlds” broadcast.

Action Comics No. 447
May 1975
Story: “The Girl With the 24-Karat Dreams” (5 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marty Pasko
Penciller: Rich Buckler
Inker: Klaus Janson
Feature Character: The Atom (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #119)
Supporting Character: Enrichetta Negrini (last appearance in THE ATOM #35)
Intro: Roberto Caserta
Villains: Mike, Tiny, Gary, and Stan (first appearance for all)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Enrichetta Negrini finds she has the apparent power to turn whatever or whoever she dreams of into solid gold, including her fiancé, and the Atom takes a hand...only to find that his hand has also turned into gold.

Action Comics No. 448
June 1975
Story: “Nightmare In Gold” (5 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marty Pasko
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Feature Character: The Atom (next appears in WONDER WOMAN #219)
Supporting Characters: Enrichetta Negrini (next appears in SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #12), Jean Loring
Other Character: Roberto Caserta (last appearance)
Villains: Mike, Tiny, Gary and Stan (last appearance for all)
Comments: This story continues from last issue.
 Shortly after this story, the Atom helps the Justice League monitor Wonder Woman’s battle with Mchsm in WONDER WOMAN #219, then helps the Justice League and Adam Strange fight Kanjar Ro in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #120-121.
Synopsis: The Atom determines that Enrichetta is able to turn things into gold by means of the Philosopher’s Stone she has hanging around her neck.

Action Comics No. 453
November 1975
Story: “Danger: Thoughts At Work” (5 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marty Pasko
Artist: Jose Delbo
Feature Character: The Atom (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #121)
Supporting Character: Jean Loring
Intro: Dr. Laszlo Speer
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: The Atom is barely able to save Jean Loring from a car wreck when contact with an Actualizer which Ray Palmer co-developed transforms her thoughts into deadly reality.

Action Comics No. 454
December 1975
Story: “The Campus That Swallowed Itself” (5 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marty Pasko
Artist: Jose Delbo
Feature Character: The Atom (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #126)
Supporting Character: Jean Loring (next appears in SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #11)
Other Character: Dr. Laszlo Speer (last appearance)
Intro: A groundskeeper (only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Atom helps the Justice League fight Two-Face, Kiman, and the Weaponers of Qward in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #126, then teams with Superman and Green Arrow to battle Junk-Man in the next issue, then teams with Superman and Batman to save a girl’s life in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #236, then helps the Justice League monitor Wonder Woman’s tenth through twelfth labors and readmit her to the group in WONDER WOMAN #220-222, then helps them fight Nekron in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #128-129, then teams with Superman to fight Lex Luthor in SUPERMAN #302, then appears with the Justice League in WONDER WOMAN #226, then helps the Justice League and Supergirl fight Sonar and the Queen Bee in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #131-132 and Despero in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #133-134.
Synopsis: A groundskeeper accidentally activates the Actualizer, causing Ivy University to be inundated in a tide of creeping ivy, until the Atom finds a solution.

Detective Comics No. 463
September 1976
Story: “Crimes By Calculation” (6 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Mike Grell
Inker: Terry Austin
Feature Character: The Atom (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #134; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #129)
Intro: Richard Bagley (dies in this story)
Villain: The Calculator (first appearance; next appears in Black Canary story in next issue)
Comments: This story continues in part in the Black Canary story in next issue.
 Shortly after this story the Atom teams with Batman and Green Arrow to fight the Joker and Two-Face in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #129-130, then briefly appears in the Black Canary story in next issue, then helps the Justice League fight Captain Cold and several other villains in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #139,  the Calculator in DETECTIVE COMICS #468, and the Construct (and, in #143, the Injustice Gang) in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #142, 143, and 146.
Synopsis: The Atom fights the Calculator, a computer-powered criminal who steals a quake-breaking device from one of Ray Palmer’s colleagues at the cost of the man’s life.

DC Special Series No. 1 (Five-Star Super-Hero Spectacular)
1977
Cover: Atom, Green Lantern, Flash, Aquaman, Batman //Neal Adams (signed)
Story: “The Telephone Tangle” (10 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Steve Stiles
Inker: Bob McLeod
Colorist: Liz Berube
Feature Character: The Atom (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #146; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #247)
Supporting Character: Alpheus V. Hyatt (between ACTION COMICS #442 / 515)
Intro: Alexander Graham Bell, Mr. Watson (both of Earth-One), Prof. Werner (only appearance for all)
Other Character: President Ulysses S. Grant (of Earth-One)
Villains: Elisha Grey and his gang (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: The Atom takes a Time Pool trip back to 1876 to discover why a prototype telephone created by Alexander Graham Bell appears to be a phony.

The Atom’s Interim Appearances (2)
WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #247
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #150
SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #11-14
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #151, 154
SHOWCASE #100
ACTION COMICS #480
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #155, 156
GREEN LANTERN #105
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #157 (Ray Palmer marries Jean Loring)

Action Comics No. 487
September 1978
Story: “Miniature War of the Bat-Knights” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: The Atom (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #157 / 159; origin retold in flashback)
Supporting Character: Jean Loring Palmer (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #157; also appears in flashback to SHOWCASE #35)
Cameo appearances: Kulan Dar, the Panther (in flashbacks)
Villains: The Bat-Knights (including Iwin Gann and Varo Lann; last appearance in THE ATOM #30; last appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Atom helps the Justice League, the Justice Society, and five time-lost heroes battle the Lord of Time in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #159-160, then helps the Justice League fight the Treasurers and the War-Kohn in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #210-212.
Synopsis: Ray and Jean Palmer return to the cavern where Ray first shrunk to tiny size, but she is soon captured by Bat-Knights who wish to learn the secret of changing size from The Atom.

Action Comics No. 489
November 1978
Story: “Where There’s a Will, There’s a Fray” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: The Atom (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #212 / 161)
Supporting Character: Jean Loring Palmer (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #15)
Intro: Lou Edwards, Stephanie Majors, Robby Thornton (only appearance for all), Joseph Rak (no appearance; name only mentioned; dead before this story begins)
Villain: David Rooney (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Atom helps the Justice League initiate Zatanna in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #161, then teams with Batman to fight Howard Trask in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #152, then teams with Superman and Batman to fight the Sabronians in DC COMICS PRESENTS #15.
Synopsis: The Atom tries to discover who is stealing mementos from the estate of the deceased comedian Joseph Rak.

World’s Finest Comics No. 260
January 1980
Story: “A Tight Squeeze For the Tiny Titan” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Juan Ortiz
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Shelly Leferman
Colorist: Bob LeRose
Feature Character: The Atom (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #15; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #174)
Supporting Character: Jean Loring Palmer (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #15; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #174)
Villains: The Bug-Eyed Bandit (last appearance in THE ATOM #33; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #9), Tommy, Frankie (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: Shortly after this story, the Atom briefly appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #174.
Synopsis: The Bug-Eyed Bandit partially recovers his memory and sends his mechanical insects after the Atom.

Detective Comics No. 489
April 1980
Story: “Computer Crisis” (5 pages)
Editor: Ross Andru
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Bob LeRose
Feature Character: The Atom (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #174 / 177)
Cameo appearances: The Dharlu, Superman, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, Aquaman (in flashback)
Intro: The Dharlus (first and only appearance)
Comment:   Shortly after this story, the Atom helps the Justice League fight Despero in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #177-178, induct Firestorm and fight the Satin Satan in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #179, and fight the third Star-Tsar in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #181.
Synopsis: On monitor duty in the JLA satellite, the Atom is attacked by a horde of tiny Dharlus living in the JLA computer.

Action Comics No. 513
November 1980
Story: “The Red Dart’s Deadly Arts” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Romeo Tanghal
Inker: Kim DeMulder
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Air Wave, the Atom (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #181)
Villain: The Red Dart (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #95; last appearance)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: The Red Dart tries to assassinate Green Arrow with a booby trap at a speaking engagement in Dallas, but fails because the Atom shows up instead.  The Tiny Titan teams with Air Wave to capture the villain, but, when he tries to beam up to the JLA satellite, is yanked away by another teleportation beam.

Action Comics No. 514
December 1980
Cover: Brainiac and Lex Luthor vs. Superman; Atom and Air Wave (two vignettes) //Rich Buckler / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Sunspotter’s Crime Collection” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Romeo Tanghal
Inker: Kim DeMulder
Letterer: Shelly Leferman
Colorist: S. Tobocoman
Feature Characters: The Atom (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #186), Air Wave
Villain: Sunspotter (last appearance in issue #?; last appearance?)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Atom helps the Justice League fight Shaggy Man in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #186.
Synopsis: The Atom and Air Wave are individually trapped by Sunspotter, who is bent on robbing wealthy hobbyists.

Action Comics No. 515
January 1981
Story: “Sorry, Wrong Powers” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Len Wein
Feature Character: The Atom (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #186)
Supporting Character: Alpheus V. Hyatt (last appearance in DC SPECIAL SERIES #1; next appears in issue #522), Lt. Madonna (first appearance)
Intro: Mallo (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #?), Tom Bengels
Cameo appearances: Superman, Hawkman, Flash, Green Lantern, and Superman, Hawkman, Flash, Green Lantern, and Atom of Earth-Two
Villains: Eddie and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: This story crosses over with the Earth-Two Atom story in DC COMICS PRESENTS #?.
Synopsis: The Atom must track down the kidnappers of Professor Hyatt, despite the fact that meddling by a cosmic being has given him the powers of the Atom of Earth-Two.

Action Comics No. 516
February 1981
Story: “The Clueless Capers of Chronos” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: The Atom (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #188)
Supporting Characters: Jean Loring Palmer (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #174; next appears in NEW TEEN TITANS (1st series) #4), Lt. Madonna
Villain: Chronos (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #158; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #319)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Atom helps the Justice League and the New Teen Titans attempt to fight Trigon in NEW TEEN TITANS (1st series) #4, then aids the Justice League during an incident aboard their satellite at Hannukah in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #188.
Synopsis: Chronos returns to trap the Atom in a blender full of pancake syrup.

Action Comics No. 521
July 1981
Story: “Grow, Little Growfish” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Aquaman (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #192), the Atom (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #188 / 192)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Atom helps the Justice League fight T. O. Morrow in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #192-193.
Synopsis: The Atom and Aquaman encounter a strange amoebic sea-creature that increases from microscopic to large size in response to receiving telepathic brain waves.

Action Comics No. 522
August 1981
Story: “The Hurricane Harness Hijack” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: The Atom (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #193)
Supporting Character: Alpheus V. Hyatt (last appearance in issue #515)
Cameo appearances: Batman, Hawkman, Black Canary, Elongated Man, Green Arrow
Villain: The Calculator (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #468)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Professor Hyatt invents a device which can harness part of a hurricane’s power and sends it through the Time Pool to be charged by a hurricane in 1938.  But when the Calculator comes to steal it, he winds up kicking the Atom into the Time Pool.

Action Comics No. 523
September 1981
Story: “The Eye of the Storm” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: The Atom
Supporting Characters: Mr. Palmer, Mary Palmer (the Atom’s parents; first and only appearance for both), Jean Loring Palmer, Alpheus V. Hyatt
Villain: The Calculator
Comment: Story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: The Atom helps save his own parents during the hurricane, then returns through the Time Pool to defeat the Calculator.

Action Comics No. 524
October 1981
Story: “Catastrophe By Calculation” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Characters: The Atom (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #195), Air Wave
Supporting Characters: Alpheus V. Hyatt (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #51), Jean Loring Palmer
Villain: The Calculator (last appearance)
Comments: Story continues from last issue.
 Shortly after this story the Atom helps the Justice League and Justice Society fight the Secret Society of Super-Villains in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #195-197, and helps the Justice League fight the Appelaxians in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #200 and Joe Parry in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #201, then helps them discuss the Adjuciator in WONDER WOMAN #291 and deal with a transformed Batman in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #202.
Synopsis: The Calculator escapes from the Atom during his trial, so the Tiny Titan enlists the aid of Air Wave to recapture him.

Action Comics No. 530
April 1982
Story: “Home, Home On the Waves” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Shelly Leferman
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Characters: Aquaman (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #48), the Atom (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #202)
Villains: the Land-Masters (last appearance)
Supporting Character: Jean Palmer
Other characters: The sea-dwellers of Vortuma (last appearance)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Aquaman and one of the hexapi try to find a means of “energizing” Aquaman so that he may return to Earth on the transport beam.  The hexapus tells Aquaman about the vibrus, an underwater animal that gives off high-levels of vibration energy when attacked.  Aquaman locates a vibrus, fakes an attack on it, and is hit by the animal’s vibration-blast, which energizes him enough to catch the transport beam and go back to Earth.  He is recovered after splashdown by The Atom and Jean Palmer, who have been waiting for his return.

Action Comics No. 531
May 1982
Story: “No Time For Heroes” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Shelly Leferman
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: The Atom
Supporting Character: Jean Loring Palmer
Intro: Ed and Madelline Nardello
Villains: Fred and his partner (first appearance for both)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: While Ray and Jean Palmer are in Curacao, Venezuala, for a physicists’ convention, the Atom comes across a nuclear bomb which must be deactivated, at a time in which his body is giving off inexplicable mini-nuclear reactions.

Action Comics No. 532
June 1982
Story: “Carnival of Catastrophe” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Milton Snapinn
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: The Atom
Supporting Character: Jean Loring Palmer (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #213)
Intro: Bob Rozakis, Alex Saviuk (of Earth-One)
Villains: Mr. G (first appearance), Fred and his partner (both die in this story)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: The Atom becomes Ray Palmer to deactivate the nuclear bomb, but inadvertently gives away his secret identity to two crooks, who die soon afterward.

Action Comics No. 533
July 1982
Story: “Ground Zero--Where?”  (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Characters: The Atom (next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #220), Air Wave
Supporting Character: Jack Jordan
Intro: Miss Benitez
Villain: Mr. G
Comments: This story continues in the next issue, which does not feature the Atom.
 Shortly after this story the Atom helps Supergirl fight the Master Jailer in SUPERMAN FAMILY #220, helps the Justice League congratulate Air Wave in issue #535 and confer with Firestorm in FURY OF FIRESTORM #4, teams up with Superman to fight the Orgons in DC COMICS PRESENTS #51, helps Superman fight Lord Satanis in ACTION COMICS #539, attends the almost-wedding of Wonder Woman in WONDER WOMAN #300, takes part in the Justice League’s adventure in a microworld in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #213-216, helps the Justice League and Teen Titans battle Brainiac in ACTION COMICS #546, and helps the Justice League and the Sandman fight Dr. Destiny in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA ANNUAL #1.
Synopsis: The Atom joins Air Wave and D.A. Larry Jordan to uncover a Dallas oilman’s plot to blow up the nuclear physicists’ convention.

Sword of the Atom No. 1
September 1983
Cover: Atom (in modified costume) with sword, riding bullfrog past attacking snake //Gil Kane
Story: [Book One] “Stormy Passage” (23 pages)
Co-editor: Dick Giordano
Co-editor, artist: Gil Kane
Writer: Jan Strnad
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: The Atom (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA ANNUAL #1)
Supporting Characters: Jean Loring Palmer (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #216), Paul Hoban (first appearance; last name revealed in next issue), Laethwen (first appearance)
Intro: Caellich, Taren, and other people of Morlaidh
Villains: Juan and another smuggler (first appearance for both; both die in this story)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Ray Palmer discovers his wife Jean cheating on him with her new legal partner, Paul Hoban.  Hurt, he takes a trip to the Amazon jungle in search of a white dwarf star fragment, but is attacked by the pilots of his charter plane, who are cocaine smugglers.  He becomes the Atom to fight back, but the plane crashes and both smugglers die.  The Atom discovers his size-and-weight controls have been short-circuited, stranding him at six-inch height in the jungle.  He encounters a tribe of tiny yellow-skinned people, including Princess Laethwen and rebel leader Taren, both of them citizens of the hidden city of Morlaidh.  Atom and Taren are taken prisoner, though the Atom attempts to fight back.  Meanwhile, in Ivy Town, Jean Loring hears that her husband’s wedding band has been discovered in the plane wreckage in Brazil and mistakenly assumes Ray Palmer is dead.

Sword of the Atom No. 2
October 1983
Cover: Atom with sword, fighting rats //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: [Book Two] “A Choice of Dooms” (23 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Jan Strnad
Artist: Gil Kane
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: The Atom
Supporting Characters: Laethwen, Jean Loring Palmer
Intro: Pohrager, Voss
Other Characters: Taren, Caellich, people of Morlaidh
Villain: Deraegis (first appearance)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: The Atom and Taren are rescued from the rats so that they may fight in Morlaidh’s gladiatorial games.  However, Taren is blinded before the games, by order of King Caellich’s prime minister Deraegis.  When the blinding is discovered, a riot breaks out, and the Atom and Taren are spirited away to a rebel camp outside the city, which Princess Laethwen also joins.  Since Taren is blind, the Atom becomes leader and trainer of the rebels, who await their chance to attack and depose Caellich and Deraegis.

Sword of the Atom No. 3
November 1983
Cover: Atom and Laethwen vs. crocodile //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: [Book Three] “Mourning’s End” (23 pages)
Co-editor: Dick Giordano
Co-editor, artist: Gil Kane
Writer: Jan Strnad
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: The Atom
Supporting Characters: Jean Loring Palmer, Laethwen, Paul Hoban (next appears in SWORD OF THE ATOM SPECIAL #1)
Other Characters: Taren (dies in this story), Pohrager (last appearance), Caellich, Voss, people of Morlaidh
Intro: Pedro (only appearance)
Villain: Deraegis
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Taren dies during an attack of army ants, Deraegis prepares to have the “star drive” which brought their colony to Earth from space reactivated, though it might destroy Morlaidh, Jean Palmer comes to Brazil to see if her husband is still alive, and the Atom prepares to lead the rebels against the city of tiny yellow people.

Sword of the Atom No. 4
December 1983
Cover: The Atom and Princess Laethwen on bullfrog, fighting soldiers of Morlaidh //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: [Book Four] “Look Homeward, Atom” (23 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Jan Strnad
Artist: Gil Kane
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: The Atom (next chronological appearance in flashback in SWORD OF THE ATOM SPECIAL #1)
Supporting Characters: Jean Loring Palmer, Paul Hoban, Laethwen (all next appear in SWORD OF THE ATOM SPECIAL #1)
Other Characters: Caellich (dies in this story), Voss, people of Morlaidh (next appearance for all in SWORD OF THE ATOM SPECIAL #1)
Villains: Deraegis (dies in this story), Biikus (first appearance; dies in this story)
Comment: Shortly after this story Ray Palmer is reunited with Jean Loring Palmer in flashback in SWORD OF THE ATOM SPECIAL #1, then joins the Justice League and New Teen Titans to celebrate Supergirl’s arrival on Earth in SUPERGIRL #20,then helps the Justice League fight Hellrazer and other villains in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #225-227.
Synopsis: The Atom leads the revolt against Caellich, who is stabbed to death by Deraegis.  Deraegis in turn is killed by Voss, a rebel, but not before the villain activates the star drive.  The Atom tries to deactivate the drive but fails, and his growth mechanism is reactivated.  He manages to induce the Morlaidhians to abandon their city and escapes himself before it explodes, knocking him unconscious at full six-foot height.  Ray Palmer is found, nursed back to health, and reunited with Jean Loring.  But he now loves Princess Laethwen, and vows to find the tiny tribe in the Amazon jungle again.

Sword of the Atom Special No. 1
1984
Cover: Atom with sword, Laethwen, fallen smuggler, and gun //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: “The Atom’s Farewell” (40 pages)
Editor: Alan Gold
Writer: Jan Strnad
Artist: Gil Kane
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: The Atom (last appearance in SWORD OF THE ATOM #4; appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #225-227 between pg. 14, panels 1 / 2)
Supporting Characters: Jean Loring, Paul Hoban, Laethwen, Voss (last appearance for all in SWORD OF THE ATOM #4), Chief Baxter (last appearance in THE ATOM #35; last appearance), Norman Brawler (first appearance)
Other Characters: People of Morlaidh (last appearance in SWORD OF THE ATOM #4)
Villains: Vargas (first appearance; dies in this story) and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Ray Palmer tries and fails to make a reconciliation with Jean Loring, since Ray is still in love with Laethwen and Jean is now in love with Paul Hoban.  Ray also finds that shrinking has now become painful to him.  He begins a search with a new partner, Norman Brawler, for the tiny Morhladian people, but both of them are captured near an illegal coca field in Brazil by Vargas, a druglord.  Ray manages to become the Atom and saves them both.  Vargas dies from tiny poisoned arrows fired into his hand.  The Atom realizes he is near to the Morhladians, and bids farewell to Norman.  Shortly thereafter, the Atom is reunited with Laethwen.

Sword of the Atom No. 2
1985
Cover: Atom with sword vs. Skul-Rider //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: [untitled] (40 pages)
Editor: Alan Gold
Writer: Jan Strnad
Artist: Gil Kane
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: The Atom (next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #5)
Supporting Characters: Jean Loring, Paul Hoban, Norman Brawler (last appearance for all), Laethwyn (last appearance of the Earth-One character; New Earth Laethwyn first appears in issue #3)
Other Characters: People of Morlaidh (last appearnce of the Earth-One characters; New Earth Morhladians appear first in next issue)
Villains: Tobul (first appearance; dies in this story), the Skul-Riders (first appearance for all; some die in this story)
Comment: Sometime after this story the Atom joins the heroes of the multiverse to battle the Anti-Monitor in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #5, 8-10.  After that, the New Earth Atom first appears in the next issue.
Synopsis: Jean Loring is accidentally shrunk by one of Ray Palmer’s old devices to six inches in height and Norman Brawler and Paul Hoband take her to Brazil in search of the Atom.  At the same time, the Atom is in search of the bird-riding Skul-Riders who have kidnapped Laethwyn on behalf of their master, Tobul.

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