Real Name: Barry Dale
Identity/Class: Human mutate
Occupation: Nuclear scientist
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Atomic Institute
First Appearance: Atoman #1 (Spark Publications, February 1946)
Powers/Abilities: The "powers of the atom" - superhuman strength, flight, superhuman speed, invulnerability, "atomic vision" and able to melt metal with his hands.
History: Barry Dale was a nuclear scientist working at the Atomic Institute, who gained superhuman powers: "Evidently my body is so geared as a result of working on radium and uranium that it can explode atoms and give me atomic strength."
Comments: Created by Jerry Robinson.
Atoman's title laster for two issues.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Atoman, Italian hero
Atoman from Top Ten
The Atom, Golden Age hero and member of the Justice Society of America
The Atom, Ray Palmer, Silver age hero and member of the Justice League of America
Atom, a youthful British hero who lives far in the future
Atom Ant, a tiny insect superhero
Atomas, a French superhero
Atom Blake, a Golden age hero
Atome Kid, a French hero
Atomic Man, another Golden age hero
Atomics, heroes of Snap City
Atomic Thunderbolt, yet another Golden age hero
Atomic Tommy, a British hero of the 1940's, given superstrength by an "atomic jacket"
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