Real Name: Atom Ant
Identity/Class: Mutated ant
Affiliations: None known
Known Relatives: None known
Aliases: None known
Base of Operations: Secret lab beneath an ant hill, unspecified location
First Appearance: The World of Secret Squirrel and Atom Ant (Hanna-Barbera for NBC-TV, September 12, 1965)
Other appearances: The Atom Ant / Secret Squirrel Show
Powers/Abilities: Atom Ant can detect distress calls on his antennae, has superstrength and can fly. His powers are apparently derived from atomic energy - as the theme states "That tiny ant and his atomic powers has what it takes and always makes the vilest villain cower."
History: Atom Ant is, as his name suggests, a superpowered ant. His powers are apparently atomic in nature, but exactly how he came by them is never made clear. In spite of being an insect he is one of the most dedicated and true heroes around.
Comments: Voiced by Don Messick and Howard Morris.
There were 26 episodes of Atom Ant, over two seasons (twenty episodes and six episodes respectively). Gold Key published a comic in 1966, but only produced one issue.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
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
Atoman, a Golden age hero
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"
Ant Man, Henry Pym, member of the Avengers
Ant Man, Scott Lang, who took the identity after Henry Pym gave it up
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