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Atom (1962) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Atom (1962) 1
    Published Jul 1962 by DC.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • 1" Cumulative spine split. Cover and centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Other — see grading notes
    • Cracking to bottom right corner edge of slab and crack to lower back side of slab.
    • Label #0218826005
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    • Bottom staple missing.

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson. "Master of the Plant World!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson; When a series of mysterious robberies occur which involve strange highly intelligent plants, Ray Palmer decides to investigate as the Atom when he learns about the strange circumstances from Jean Loring; As the Atom, Ray follows Jean as she goes on fact finding about the type of plants that are used, and decides to wait out in a greenhouse to keep a secret eye on Jean; When Jean nods off, Atom notices a group of Dryads that suddenly spring out of the flowers and fly away on petals. Atom follows after them and learns that they are under the control of a criminal called the Plant Master, who intends to use his mutated plants to try and take over the world; Trying to stop the Planet Master, the Atom is trapped in a Venus fly trap while the Planet Master leaves with the Dryads to initiate his plan. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #2
    Atom (1962) 2
    Published Sep 1962 by DC.
    • 3/4" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
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    • RESTORATION. Minor color touch. Cover and centerfold detached at one staple.
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    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson. "The Oddest Man on Earth!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson; Ray Palmer meets Mister Odd, who appears to be a catalyst for odd occurrences. "The Prisoners Who Vanished!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson; The Atom ends up foiling the plans of Carl Ballard again, even though Carl has discovered a way to use Europium for teleportation. Letter to the editor from comic artist Dave Cockrum. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #3
    Atom (1962) 3
    Published Nov 1962 by DC.
    • Staples added (not manufacturing). 2" spine split.
    • Cover detached.
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1487865024
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    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson. 1st appearance of Chronos in "The Time Trap!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson; David Clinton is a former con who has become obsessed with clocks and has opened up a clock shop following his release from prison; Deciding to become a costumed criminal, Clinton adopts the guise of Chronos, and uses clock related weapons to steal exotic clocks; When he learns that Ivy University has an atomic clock when Ray Palmer visits his clock shop, he decides to steal it that night as Chronos; When he does so, he rouses Ray Palmer who tries to stop Chronos, however Chronos' weapons prove to be too much of a match for plain ordinary Ray Palmer. "The Secret of "Al Atom's Lamp!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson; Ray Palmer is invited to his colleague Alpheus Hyatt's home to see his latest invention; This invention turns out to be a "Time Pool", a small portal which Alpheus sends a magnet into to try and collect artifacts from different eras. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #4
    Atom (1962) 4
    Published Jan 1963 by DC.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case
    • Label #0127558015
    • RESTORATION. Minor color touch.
    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0936819007
    • Cover detached at one staple.

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson. "The Machine That Made 'Miracles'!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson; Traveling to Happy Harbor to give a speech to graduates at Snapper Carr's home, Ray witnesses as Snapper's boat suddenly goes from being an ordinary row-boat to a giant sail boat he wishes he has; Deciding to learn the cause of his mystery, Ray changes into the Atom and decides to secretly help Snapper, so that Snapper has a good story to share with his fellow Justice League members; When crooks realize that something around Happy Harbor is turning dreams into reality, they try to steal some dress jewels that have become real. "The Case of the Innocent Thief!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson; When a series of crimes are committed by people who have concrete alibis that put them far away from the robbery, Ray Palmer decides to figure it out as the Atom. Letter to the editor from MyComicShop owner Buddy Saunders. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #5
    Atom (1962) 5
    Published Mar 1963 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson. "The Diamond of the Deadly Dooms!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane and Mike Sekowsky (pp. 4-9), inks by Murphy Anderson; Ray Palmer's colleague Ted Ralston finds an ancient diamond and takes it home; When examining the diamond, it shoots a beam that changes him and his cat into beings of pure diamond; Shrinking down to a microscopic size, the Atom penetrates the atoms of the diamond and finds a microscopic civilization. "The Specter of 3000-Moons Lake!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson; Ray Palmer, and Jean Loring accompany millionaire Don Morgan to where he keeps his cottage at 3000-Moons Lake; There a series of strange thefts and supernatural activity have become subject of debate. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #6
    Atom (1962) 6
    Published May 1963 by DC.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson. "The Riddle of the Two-Faced Astronaut!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson; Ray Palmer's old friend Wizardo uses an assistant dressed as an astronaut in his magic act, but when it appears that the astronaut is using the magic act as a cover for burglary the Atom must figure out the truth. Green Lantern ad. "The Highwayman and the Mighty Mite!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson; The Atom travels through Professor Hyatt's Time Pool to the year 1739. where he learns that an ancestor of his was the notorious highwayman Dick Turpin. Strange Sports Stories ad. Letter to the editor from MyComicShop owner Buddy Saunders. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #7
    Atom (1962) 7
    Published Jun 1963 by DC.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Signed by artist Gil Kane (splash) with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity
    • Signed by artist Gil Kane (splash). Does not include certificate of authenticity. Cover detached at one staple.
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0089442002

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson. 1st Atom and Hawkman team-up (1st appearance of Hawkman since Brave and the Bold tryouts) in "The Case of the Cosmic Camera!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson; When the Earth is plagued by a series of strange tremors that also effects the migratory patterns of birds, it gains the attention of Ray Palmer and Jean Loring (both avid bird watchers) and Hawkman who is alone following Hawkgirl briefly going to Thanagar to report on their progress on Earth; As Ray stops some crooks who use helium balloons as getaway methods as the Atom, Hawkman determines that the cause of all the trouble is caused by radiation which has been given off by a weapon known by Thanagarian science as a Cosmitron device. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #8
    Atom (1962) 8
    Published Sep 1963 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson. Brief appearance of the Justice League of America in "Lockup in the Lethal Lightbulb!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson; Doctor Light sets a trap for the Atom in another dimension to test a new means to destroy the Justice League. Celebrate the Silver Anniversary of Superman! ad. Batman and Robin ad. Superman's Girl Friand Lois Lane. "The Purloined Miniatures," script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Sid Greene; Jean Loring loses her first case when she defends a man accused in a museum theft, and it's up to the Atom to prove the man was framed. Letter to the editor from E. Nelson Bridwell and Jack Harris. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #9
    Atom (1962) 9
    Published Nov 1963 by DC.
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0293420006

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson. "The Atom's Phantom Double!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson; A laboratory accident creates a ghostly duplicate of Ray Palmer, who wants to take the real Ray's place by destroying him. Ad for The Flash. It's a Small World! article about the smallest particles on earth by Julius Schwartz. "The Seaman and the Spyglass!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Sid Greene; The Atom travels back to Holland in the year 1610 where he meets explorer Henry Hudson and Jan Lippershey, inventor of the telescope. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #10
    Atom (1962) 10
    Published Jan 1964 by DC.
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    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson. "Ride a Deadly Grenade!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson; The CIA recruits the Atom to recover an invention in Europe that has been taken by enemy spies. "The Mysterious Swan-Maiden!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Sid Greene; Jean Loring's latest court case concerns a woman who can turn into a swan, but the Atom uncovers the truth behind the transformation. Aquaman/Hawkman ad. Ad for The Untold Stories of Superman! Ad for Batman and Robin's Most Thrilling Mystery Cases! 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #11
    Atom (1962) 11
    Published Mar 1964 by DC.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Cover detached at bottom staple.

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson. "Trouble at the Ten-Year Club!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson; A crooked former student at Ivy University develops an ingenious way to pull off an "impossible" theft. "Voyage to Beyond!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Sid Greene; Ray Palmer is aboard an ocean cruise with Jean Loring when she and all the other passengers vanish, only to be replaced by duplicates from the other-dimensional world of Randath. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #12
    Atom (1962) 12
    Published May 1964 by DC.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson. "The Golden Rule!" public service announcement with Bob Hope, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bob Oksner. "Danger - Atom-Gun at Work!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Sid Greene; A nameless criminal with scientific knowledge discovers a way to imprison the Atom in a laser weapon and use him to power it. Cave Carson ad. Sgt. Rock's Prize Battle Tales ad. Hawkman ad. "The Gold Hunters of '49!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Sid Greene; The Atom travels back to the year 1849 where he encounters Edgar Allan Poe and helps solve a mysterious gold robbery. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #13
    Atom (1962) 13
    Published Jul 1964 by DC.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • 3/4" Spine split from top of comic.

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson. "Weapon Watches of the Time-Wise Guy!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Sid Greene; Chronos escapes from prison and plans to steal a number of clocks made by the artist Anton Teljas which have priceless jewels inside. Ad for Superboy Annual. Ad for the "New Look" in Batman and Detective Comics. "I Accuse Ray Palmer-Of Robbery!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson; Ray Palmer is present at the robbery of several rare coins, and later he is accused of being an accomplice of the thieves, so the Atom must clear his own name. Letter to the editor from mycomicshop.com owner Buddy Saunders. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #14
    Atom (1962) 14
    Published Sep 1964 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson. "Revolt of the Atom's Uniform!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Sid Greene; Ray Palmer discovers that the white dwarf star from which he derived his powers has turned sentient and controls his costume. Rocky and Bullwinkle star in a one-page Cheerios ad. The letters page contains a statement of ownership - average print run 375,000; average paid circulation 249,000. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #15
    Atom (1962) 15
    Published Nov 1964 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson. "Illusions for Sale!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Sid Greene; A friend of Ray Palmer accidentally invents a machine that can create powerful illusions and two criminals try to steal it for their own purposes. "The Super-Safecracker Who Defied the Law!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Sid Greene; The Hyper-Thief brags to the Ivy Town police that he can travel through hyperspace and steal anything he wants, but the Atom proves that he is a fraud. Scienti-Fact about asteroids by Julius Schwartz. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #16
    Atom (1962) 16
    Published Jan 1965 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson. "Fate of the Flattened-Out Atom!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Sid Greene; Scientist Andrew Frost discovers that when the Atom uses his shrinking powers, Frost gains limited powers of precognition; He captures the Atom and imprisons him, hoping to increase his ability. Metamorpho the Element Man ad. Cap's Hobby Center by Henry Boltinoff. G. I. Joe ad. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #17
    Atom (1962) 17
    Published Mar 1965 by DC.
    • 1" cumulative spine split.

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson. Superboy stars in a one-page public service announcement, "Don't Give Fire a Place to Start!", script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. "Case of the Hooded Hijackers!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Sid Greene; The Atom and Jean Loring become embroiled in a struggle between rival criminal gangs. G. I. Joe ad. "Jules Verne's Crystal Ball!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Sid Greene; The Atom travels back to the year 1888 and helps writer Jules Verne recover the crystal ball of Nostradamus from a gang of thieves. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #18
    Atom (1962) 18
    Published May 1965 by DC.
    • Staples added (not manufacturing).

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson. "The Hole-in-the-Wall Lawman!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Sid Greene; A strange side-effect from the Atom's trips through the Time Pool causes trouble for him in the present as he tries to defeat the Black Phantom. It Started With the Flash! ad with Doctor Fate and Hourman. "The Atomic Flea!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Sid Greene; Momentary amnesia makes the Atom believe he is a flea in a flea circus. Statement of ownership - average print run 382,000; average paid circulation 263,000. Letter from super fan Guy H. Lillian III. The Flash ad. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #19
    Atom (1962) 19
    Published Jul 1965 by DC.

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    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson. "World of the Magic Atom!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Sid Greene; Atom helps Zatanna search for her father in a sub-atomic world ruled by the Druid. Ad for The Munsters AMT model kit. Superman ad. Letter to the editor from comic writer Marv Wolfman. Superboy stars in a one-page public service announcement, "Happy Hobby Time!", script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #20
    Atom (1962) 20
    Published Sep 1965 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson. "Challenge of the Computer Crooks," script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Sid Greene; Rod Mack and his gang plot to use the new computer Ray Palmer has developed to help them evade the law by suggesting new tactics to use in their crimes. "The Night of the Little People!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Sid Greene; The Atom disguises himself as a leprechaun and enlists the help of his friends the Flower Sprites to convince an eyewitness to a crime to come forward and testify. Ad for Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen. Rocky and Bullwinkle star in a one-page Cheerios ad. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #21
    Atom (1962) 21
    Published Nov 1965 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson. "Combat Under Glass!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Sid Greene; The Atom thinks he's protecting Jean's scientist father from spies, but their real target is the Atom's size-changing belt. "The Adventure of the Canceled Birthday!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Sid Greene; In a "Time Pool" story, the Atom meets Henry Fielding; Atom finds Reddy plotting another theft. Letter to the editor from comic writer Mike Friedrich. Rocky and Bullwinkle star in a one-page Cheerios ad. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #22
    Atom (1962) 22
    Published Jan 1966 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson. "Bat-Knights of Darkness," script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Sid Greene; The Atom fights a crime wave launched by tiny men mounted on bats; He discovers that they are part of a miniature civilization that lives in Giant Cavern, where Ray Palmer first became the Atom. Ad for Batman and Robin. Ad for Haunted Tank and Johnny Cloud. Ad for Supergirl and Wonder Woman. Ad for Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen. Rocky and Bullwinkle star in a one-page Cheerios ad. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #23
    Atom (1962) 23
    Published Mar 1966 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson. "Riddle of the Far-Out Robbery!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Sid Greene; The Atom tells two friends about a robbery committed by an invisible alien, then admits that he made up the story. Ad for The Spectre. Ad for Sgt. Rock's 6 Battle Stars. Ad for Challengers of the Unknown. "Thief with the Tricky Toy!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Sid Greene; Jean Loring is arrested for a burglary and the Atom must track down the real thief, who uses a jack-in-the box as a distraction. Ad for Justice League of America. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #24
    Atom (1962) 24
    Published May 1966 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson. "The Atom-Destruction of Earth!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Sid Greene; Jason Woodrue escapes from prison and travels to the dimension of Floria, where he plans to rule; Queen Maya enlists the Atom's help again, but they don't know that battling Woodrue may bring about the destruction of Earth. Ad for The Flash. Amazing Ratios article by Julius Schwartz. Ad for Superman. Ad for Adventures of Andy and George in the GI Joe Club. Letter from super fan Guy H. Lillian III. Statement of ownership - average print run 408,000; average paid circulation 255,254. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #25
    Atom (1962) 25
    Published Jul 1966 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson. "The Man in the Ion Mask!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Sid Greene; The Atom fights a crook who wears a metal mask that emits ionic energy. Ad for Superman. Ad for The Inferior Five. "The Spy Who Went Out for the Gold!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Sid Greene; When Communist countries suddenly agree to pay their outstanding debts in gold, the Atom figures out that the gold is contaminated with deadly radiation. Ad for Swing with Scooter. Ad for Batman and Detective. Rocky and Bullwinkle star in a one-page Cheerios ad. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #26
    Atom (1962) 26
    Published Sep 1966 by DC.

    Cover by Gil Kane. "The Eye-Popping Perils of the Insect Bandit!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Sid Greene; Scientist Bertram Larvan has built a robot insect that he uses for crime; Ray Palmer and Jean Loring are engaged. Ad for Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen. Atom centerfold pinup by Gil Kane. Ad for Superman. Ad for Adventures in the GI Joe Club. Letter from super fan Guy H. Lillian III. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #27
    Atom (1962) 27
    Published Nov 1966 by DC.

    Cover by Gil Kane. "Beauty and the Beast-Gang!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Sid Greene; The Atom battles the Panther Gang. "Stowaway on a Hot-Air Balloon!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Sid Greene; In this "Time Pool" story, the Atom meets Benjamin Franklin and the Montgolfiers. Ad for Adventures in the GI Joe Club. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #28
    Atom (1962) 28
    Published Jan 1967 by DC.

    Cover by Gil Kane. "Time-Standstill Thefts!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Sid Greene; While Ray Palmer is working in his lab on a device that will revolutionize space travel, the device suddenly vanishes; The Atom battles Chronos. "The 100,000 Atoms of Ivy Town!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Sid Greene; Going out to visit his fiance Jean Loring, Ray Palmer is shocked when she suddenly shrinks down to miniature size, and passes out; Crooks are holding up a local Ivy Town bank when suddenly all the bank tellers and customers shrink in size and black out; The Atom battles the crooks. Cap's Hobby Hints by Henry Boltinoff. Ad for Adventures in the GI Joe Club. Letter to the editor from comic artist Dave Cockrum and Irene Vartanoff. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #29
    Atom (1962) 29
    Published Mar 1967 by DC.
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1497420009
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    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Scratch on front of case
    • Label #0154479007

    Cover by Gil Kane. 1st solo Golden Age Atom appearance in Silver Age in "The Thinker's Earth-Shaking Robberies!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Sid Greene; Ray Palmer and Jean Loring are on a date, looking over rare book ends; Everyone in the exhibit hall suddenly doubles over in pain; Ray spots the Thinker attempting to rob the book end; Ray changes to the Atom and attempts to stop the Thinker, whose henchmen attack him with harpoon guns. Statement of ownership - average print run 390,000; average paid circulation 232,850. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #30
    Atom (1962) 30
    Published May 1967 by DC.

    Cover by Gil Kane. "Daze of the Bat-Knights!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Sid Greene; Ray Palmer and his fiancee Jean Loring are out once more with the Ivy Town Nature Club on their annual hike; They stop at Giant Caverns for a picnic, where they are suddenly attacked by the Elvaran Bat-Knights; Overwhelmed, Ray orders everyone to flee into the tunnels while he fights off the creatures; When everyone is gone, Ray changes into the Atom and springs into action. Letter from super fan Guy H. Lillian III. Cap's Hobby Hints by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #31
    Atom (1962) 31
    Published Jul 1967 by DC.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson. "Good Man, Bad Man - Turnabout Thief!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Sid Greene; Ray Palmer is working late in his lab on a special device that will hopefully cancel out noise made by jet planes; As he works, the security alarm goes off, and he spots a gang of masked crooks trying to break into the lab; Figuring that they are there to steal some gold that he has for experiments, Ray changes into the Atom to give the crooks the surprise of their lives; During the fight, one of the crooks accidentally hits the device Ray was working on causing a loud sonic boom that strikes Mrs. Burns, the cleaning lady in the next hall. Letters to the editor from comics writers Bill Mantlo and Mike Friedrich. One-page text feature about the original Golden Age Atom. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #32
    Atom (1962) 32
    Published Sep 1967 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson. "The Up and Down Dooms of the Atom," script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Sid Greene; At the Ivy Town Science fair, Jean Loring is helping Ray Palmer demonstrate a new device that will enable people to "energize" the metal of their cars, making it more durable; However, a freak earthquake causes the beam of the device to strike Ray, putting him in paralysis state; Rushed to the hospital, Ray is left alone with Jean while the doctors try to understand the effect the beam had on Ray's body; Immobile, but still conscious, Ray realizes the only way to cure himself is to shrink down to microscopic size; Coincidentally, the ray has given Ray temporary telepathic powers, and he manages to command Jean to activate his invisible size control device. Letter from super fan Guy H. Lillian III. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #33
    Atom (1962) 33
    Published Nov 1967 by DC.
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    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0293420007

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson. "Amazing Arsenal of the Atom-Assassin!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Sid Greene; Ray Palmer goes to pay a visit to Bertram Larvan at the Ivy Town prison, where he learns that Larvan still is suffering from the effects of his memory loss gas and has become a model prisoner; When visiting Larvan with the warden, Ray sees that Bertrand is still building robot insects that may have future use in the outside world; However, when showing off a mechanical bumblebee, Bertram accidentally makes the mechanical bee crash into his forehead; This blow to the head causes Bertram's memory to return, remembering his career as the Bug-Eyed Bandit, and his knowledge of Ray Palmer's secret identity as the Atom; Not letting onto this fact, Bertram returns to his cell and uses his remote control to activate on of the remaining insect robots in his lab in order to get revenge against the Atom and break out of jail. Cap's Hobby Hints by Henry Boltinoff. Letter to the editor from comics historian Peter Sanderson. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #34
    Atom (1962) 34
    Published Jan 1968 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson. "Little Man - You've Had a Big-Gang Day!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Sid Greene; The Big Gang, a group of crooks that use crime gimmicks involving their monikers, invite a crooked magician and card trick specialist into their group as Big Deal; Their leader, mastermind Big Head introduces him to the other members: Big Ben (timing specialist), Big Wig (master of disguise wigs), Big Bertha (strong woman), Big Shot (marksman) and Big Cheese (who uses specially made cheeses with different properties); The Atom battles The Big Gang. Letter to the editor from comics historian Peter Sanderson. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #35
    Atom (1962) 35
    Published Mar 1968 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Sid Greene. "Plight of the Pin-Up Atom!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Sid Greene; A gang of crooks is seeking to enlist the aid of a master planner named Smarts to organize their next heist; However, Smarts is notorious for being an obsessive collector of items; This day is no exception as he suddenly decides that he wants a bottle collection and refuses to aid the crooks unless they steal him the finest collection of bottles they can find; The Atom battles the crooks. The Atom in "Col. Blood Steals the Crown Jewels!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Sid Greene; When visiting Alpheus Hyatt, Ray Palmer sees Alpheus pulling an item out of the Time Pool from London circa 1671; To their surprise, it turns out to be royal jewels that belong in the Tower of London. Reprint backup story, "Last Day on Earth!", script by John Broome, art by Sy Barry. Letter to the editor from comic writer Gerry Conway and Irene Vartanoff. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #36
    Atom (1962) 36
    Published May 1968 by DC.
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    Cover by Gil Kane. Golden Age Atom crossover in "Duel Between the Dual Atoms," script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Sid Greene; On Earth-Two, Al Pratt is visited by his friends Bill and Betty Roberts; Betty wants to play match maker for Al and asks if he'd be interested in meeting her friend Marion Thayer; Al agrees to go on a blind date to meet her. Al, however is in for the shock of his life when she answers the door and he finds that she has suddenly rapidly aged; The same thing has happened to Betty as well; Taking everyone to Calvin College to investigate, Al goes inside and hears the sound of crooks trying to blast open an wall safe with ray guns; Changing into the Atom, Al springs into action. Statement of ownership - average print run 334,000; average paid circulation 184,100. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #37
    Atom (1962) 37
    Published Jul 1968 by DC.
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    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Sid Greene. "Meet Major Mynah!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Sid Greene; Ray Palmer has traveled to Cambodia to help out with an archeological dig of a newly discovered ancient temple; On the dig, one of the archeologists finds a golden statue of the Hindu goddess Sarasvati; However, the bright shiny statue is stolen by a Mynah bird that imitates Ray's demands to go away; Deciding to go after the bird as the Atom, Ray witnesses it getting attacked by a hawk. Cap's Hobby Hints by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #38
    Atom (1962) 38
    Published Sep 1968 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Jack Abel. "Sinister Stopover... Earth!", script by Frank Robbins, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by George Roussos; Ray Palmer and Major Mynah are one site of a high-altitude free fall test that the military is performing to see if Ray's new invention, a signal device, works; The test is a success; However on the way back, the military plane that was carrying the jumpers reports strange UFO's flying by followed by the free fallers disappearing in mid-air; Ray changes into the Atom and fly on Major Mynah to find out what happened; Spotting the UFO's, Ray goes in for a closer look and is attacked by strange red tendrils that come out of the UFOs. Letter to the editor from comics writer Mark Evanier. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #39
    Atom (1962) 39
    Published Nov 1968 by DC.

    Cover by Joe Kubert. "Vengeance of the Silver Vulture!", script by Bob Kanigher, pencils by Murphy Anderson, inks by Murphy Anderson and Joe Giella; The Halls and Ray Palmer, on vacation in Mexico City, are told a prophecy that wings will come between them; Shayera goes shopping alone, while Carter and Ray take a helicopter to see Mayan ruins where they rescue a boy from a trained puma; The Atom, Hawkman and Hawkgirl stop Tekla from trying to rebuild the ancient Mayan empire. Letter to the editor from Irene Vartanoff. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #40
    Atom (1962) 40
    Published Jan 1969 by DC.

    Cover by Joe Kubert. "The Explosive Exploit of the Split-Atom!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Dick Dillin, inks by Sid Greene; To trap a spy ring, the Atom agrees to let an FBI agent impersonate Ray Palmer as bait for the enemy agents. What's in a Fanzine article. "The Man with an Inbuilt Panic Button!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Joe Kubert, inks by Murphy Anderson; When a carnival ride's cable snaps, Andrew Harris mysteriously teleports himself from danger. He appears inside Hawkman's spaceship, interfering with its orbit; As Katar rescues the ship, Harris again teleports away; Hawkman had noticed Harris's moonstone ring, and uses the Lustrometer to track him to the home of Harvey Ellison, millionaire collector, which is being burgled; As he and the crooks battle, Harris vanishes again, this time taking along the crook holding him; Hawkman tracks them to a waterfall, and rescues both. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #41
    Atom (1962) 41
    Published Mar 1969 by DC.

    Cover by Joe Kubert. "Return of the Seven-Year-Dead Man," script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Dick Dillin, inks by Sid Greene; An amnesiac crook regains his memory after seven years and goes after an old partner who didnt show up for his memorial service, but the Atom intervenes. "Yo-Yo Hangup in the Sky," script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Joe Kubert, inks by Murphy Anderson; Taking Harris back to his spaceship, Hawkman and his passenger encounter a gravity-defying auto, which he rescues, despite being similarly affected; The car's passengers turn out to be bank robbers trying to make a getaway, and they try to shoot him, unsuccessfully; Hawkman finally questions Harris, determining that his moonstone ring, bought that morning, is the teleportation device, and that the anti-gravity effect came from his own spaceship's grappler and repelling beams, accidentally activated by Harris when he was aboard. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #42
    Atom (1962) 42
    Published May 1969 by DC.

    Cover by Joe Kubert. "When Gods Make Madness," script by Denny O'Neil, pencils by Dick Dillin, inks by Sid Greene; Carter Hall and Ray Palmer are leaving a scientists' convention in Midway City, when they are attacked by a man with a tear gas grenade, which knocks out Carter; The Atom attacks him, but is startled to find this enemy is Carter's double; This man disappears in the symbol of Shiva, Hindu god of destruction; Hawkman and the Atom jet to India, but their flight is attacked en route by locusts, and the pilot, another Carter Hall double, must crashland in India; Hawkgirl joins them there, and they are attacked by Brahma, god of light; The trio is overwhelmed by the faceless Nether-Man, and they are brought before Shiva, Brahma, and Vishnu, god of restoration. Letter to the editor from inker Klaus Janson and two (!) from comics writer Martin Pasko. Statement of ownership - average print run 319,000; average paid circulation 185,800. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #43
    Atom (1962) 43
    Published Jul 1969 by DC.

    Cover by Joe Kubert. "Come to My Hanging," script by Robert Kanigher, art by Murphy Anderson; Hawkman and Hawkgirl learn that the Gentleman Ghost has been staging a series of robberies at Trafalgar Square in London, England; They fly across the ocean to Europe and being investigating the sightings; They find the Ghost and his cronies near Nelson's Monument in the square; Hawkman dives into the thugs and incapacitates them with his mace, but the Gentleman Ghost manages to grab a hold of Hawkgirl; Hawkman tries to rescue her, but the Ghost and Hawkgirl both disappear; Hawkman tracks them back to London Tower. "Buzzin', Buzzin' - Who's Got the Buzzin'?", script by Denny O'Neil, pencils by Dick Dillin, inks by Sid Greene; Ray Palmer attempts to perform an experiment before his peers when suddenly a small insect distracts him, causing him to forget what he was trying to do; Horace McByrd, head of the Physics department, harshly criticizes Palmer, angering him to great length; Ray turns into the Atom; He goes into a subatomic realm and fights a mindless monster. Letter from comics writer Martin Pasko. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #44
    Atom (1962) 44
    Published Aug 1969 by DC.
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    Cover by Joe Kubert. "The Ghost Laughs Last!", script by Bob Kanigher, art by Murphy Anderson; Hawkman's battle with the Gentleman Ghost continues, with Hawkman steadfast in his belief that Craddock isn't a real spirit; Meanwhile, the Ghost finds a blind psychic named Zita, who falls in love with him; She tells him that her sight can be restored by exposure to a rare jewel, and he promises to get it for her, announcing that he will steal the Empress Ra-Na's necklace from the Louvre; He does so, despite Hawkman and Hawkgirl's stakeout. "Hate Is Where You Find It!", script by Denny O'Neil, pencils by Dick Dillin, inks by Sid Greene; The Atom strives to defend a professor falsely accused of being a Nazi while dealing with a microscopically-sized invader. Letters to the editor from comics writers Bill Mantlo and Martin Pasko. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #45
    Atom (1962) 45
    Published Oct 1969 by DC.

    Final issue of the series. Cover by Joe Kubert. "Queen Jean, Why Must We Die?", script by Denny O'Neil, pencils by Dick Dillin, inks by Sid Greene; Jean Loring sees the face of a killer she had unsuccessfully defended on everyone she meets, and goes berserk; Ray Palmer tries to help her, and discovers that his Alpha Energy machine is radiating unusually; He locks Jean in a room, while he investigates the source as the Atom; In doing so, he encounters a tiny armored warrior, and has his arm coated in silver, as well as being irradiated by another Alpha-Ray machine; His only choice is to become large again, whereupon he finds that Jean is gone. Ray calls Carter Hall for help, and they find the armor is the same as that found in Death Valley, apparently left by aliens, so they travel there and find identical alpha emissions; Atom figures that Jean is being held in a sub-atomic world there, and, using his lens-sizer (seen in Hawkman #9), shrinks Hawkman to sub-atomic size; They land on the radiation's source planet, where they are immediately attacked by robot birds piloted by a crazed Jean, and both are knocked out. Letters to the editor from comics writers Mike Barr and Steven Grant. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.15.