The Atom

 ATO5   (DC, 1962-1968)

™ and ©1968 DC Comics, Inc.

Ray Palmer, a professor at the prestigious Ivy University, developed a portable shrinking device which he uses to shrink himself down to six inches and smaller—as well as to adjust his weight from feather-light to the 180 pounds he weighs at his natural size. Unfortunately for the bad guys, Palmer, instead of publishing his great discovery, uses it to fight crime as the Atom, the world’s smallest super-hero.

This delightful science-fiction title also touched on history and art without ever being overbearing, preachy or surreal. After the Atom became a full-time member of the Justice League of America, he shared this series with fellow League member Hawkman.

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#1

Date: 7/1/1962
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $2,925.00
1 copy available for $220.00
1st Appearance of Plant Master (Jason Woodrue); Dave Cockrum L.O.C.Gardner FoxGil Kane

#2

Date: 9/1/1962
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $420.00
3 copies available from $75.00
Paul Gambaccini L.O.C.; Dave Cockrum L.O.C.Gardner FoxGil Kane

#3

Date: 11/1/1962
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $190.00
2 copies available from $56.70
1st Appearance of Chronos; 1st appearance Professor Alpheus V. Hyatt; 1st appearance of the Time PoolGardner FoxGil Kane

#4

Date: 1/1/1963
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $390.00
No copies available
Paul Gambaccini L.O.C; Buddy Saunders L.O.CGardner FoxGil Kane

#5

Date: 3/1/1963
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $380.00
1 copy available for $130.00
Mike Sekowsky ghost-pencils pages 4-9 of first story; Paul Gambaccini L.O.CGardner FoxGil Kane, Mike Sekowsky

#6

Date: 5/1/1963
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $195.00
1 copy available for $40.00
2nd Appearance Professor Alpheus V. Hyatt; Buddy Saunders L.O.CGardner FoxGil Kane

#7

Date: 7/1/1963
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $265.00
2 copies available from $28.00
Paul Gambaccini L.O.CGardner FoxGil Kane

#8

Date: 9/1/1963
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $175.00
3 copies available from $20.40
E. Nelson Bridwell L.O.CGardner FoxGil Kane

#9

Date: 11/1/1963
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $150.00
6 copies available from $17.75
Oct-Nov issue; Time Pool story; Time travel; Palisades Park admission ticket and ride couponsGardner FoxGil Kane

#10

Date: 1/1/1964
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $130.00
4 copies available from $8.80
Dec-Jan issueGardner FoxGil Kane

#11

Date: 3/1/1964
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $104.00
2 copies available from $18.00
 Gardner FoxGil Kane

#12

Date: 5/1/1964
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $98.00
3 copies available from $18.00
 Gardner FoxGil Kane

#13

Date: 7/1/1964
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $114.00
6 copies available from $12.90
Versus ChronosGardner FoxGil Kane

#14

Date: 9/1/1964
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $150.00
3 copies available from $20.00
 Gardner FoxGil Kane

#15

Date: 11/1/1964
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $90.00
6 copies available from $10.13
 Gardner FoxGil Kane

#16

Date: 1/1/1965
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $49.00
1 copy available for $13.50
 Gardner FoxGil Kane

#17

Date: 3/1/1965
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $64.00
2 copies available from $16.00
 Gardner FoxGil Kane

#18

Date: 5/1/1965
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $51.00
1 copy available for $9.75
Guy H. Lillian L.O.CGardner FoxGil Kane, Murphy Anderson

#19

Date: 7/1/1965
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $97.00
4 copies available from $17.25
Marv Wolfman L.O.C; Guy H. Lillian L.O.C; Storyline of Zatanna searching for Zatara; Continues from Hawkman (1st Series) #4 & into Green Lantern (2nd Series) #42Gardner FoxGil Kane

#20

Date: 9/1/1965
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $65.00
2 copies available from $16.50
 Gardner FoxGil Kane

#21

Date: 11/1/1965
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $59.00
No copies available
Mike Friedrich L.O.CGardner FoxGil Kane

#22

Date: 1/1/1966
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $35.00
1 copy available for $5.00
Guy H. Lillian L.O.CGardner FoxGil Kane

#23

Date: 3/1/1966
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $69.00
6 copies available from $11.10
 Gardner FoxGil Kane

#24

Date: 5/1/1966
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $59.00
2 copies available from $10.00
Versus Plant Master; Guy H. Lillian L.O.CGardner FoxGil Kane

#25

Date: 7/1/1966
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $117.00
1 copy available for $36.00
 Gardner FoxGil Kane

#26

Date: 9/1/1966
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $77.00
6 copies available from $5.00
1st Appearance of Bug-Eyed Bandit; Guy H. Lillian L.O.C; Irene Vartanoff L.O.CGardner FoxGil Kane

#27

Date: 11/1/1966
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $44.00
4 copies available from $5.25
Versus PantherGardner FoxGil Kane

#28

Date: 1/1/1967
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $64.00
1 copy available for $12.00
Versus Chronos; Irene Vartanoff L.O.C.; Dave Cockrum L.O.C.Gardner Fox, Henry BoltinoffGil Kane, Henry Boltinoff

#29

Date: 3/1/1967
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $290.00
5 copies available from $25.00
Irene Vartanoff L.O.C.Gardner FoxGil Kane

#30

Date: 5/1/1967
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $70.00
7 copies available from $5.00
Guy H. Lillian L.O.C.Gardner FoxGil Kane

#31

Date: 7/1/1967
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $46.00
2 copies available from $11.00
Bill Mantlo L.O.C.; Mike Friedrich L.O.C.Gardner FoxGil Kane

#32

Date: 9/1/1967
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $59.00
4 copies available from $9.00
Guy H. Lillian L.O.C.Gardner FoxGil Kane

#33

Date: 11/1/1967
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $55.00
7 copies available from $10.00
Versus the Bug-Eyed Bandit; Peter Sanderson L.O.C.Gardner FoxGil Kane

#34

Date: 1/1/1968
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $62.00
3 copies available from $7.00
Versus the Big Gang; Peter Sanderson L.O.C.Gardner FoxGil Kane

#35

Date: 3/1/1968
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $80.00
6 copies available from $11.99
Gerry Conway L.O.C.; Irene Vartanoff L.O.C.; Last Day on Earth reprinted from Strange Adventures #41Gardner Fox, John BroomeGil Kane, Sy Barry

#36

Date: 5/1/1968
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $83.00
3 copies available from $8.85
 Gardner FoxGil Kane

#37

Date: 7/1/1968
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $51.00
10 copies available from $5.99
1st appearance of Major MynahGardner FoxGil Kane

#38

Date: 9/1/1968
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $54.00
9 copies available from $6.80
Series continued in Atom and Hawkman #39; Mark Evanier L.O.C.Frank RobbinsMike Sekowsky

Special Edition #1

Date: 6/1/1993
Cover Price: $2.50
NM Guide: $2.00
20 copies available from $1.00
Versus ChronosTom PeyerSteve Dillon

Special Edition #2

Date:
Cover Price: $2.50
NM Guide: $2.00
25 copies available from $0.49
Brian Bolland cover; ca. 1995Tom PeyerLuke McDonnell