Real Name: Adam Mann
Identity/Class: Human mutate
Occupation: Scientist, former US Army Ranger
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: U.S.A.
First Appearance: Headline Comics #16 (Prize Publications, 1945)
Powers/Abilities: Superhuman strength. Able to fly. Can fire gamma ray blasts from him right hand, but has to wear a lead glove to avoid releasing radiation all the time. He's a skilled fighter, having been invalided out of the US Army Rangers.
History: While experimenting with the radioactive isotope Uranium-235, scientist Adam Mann suffered a bizarre accident, leaving radioactive shrapnel embedded in his right hand, giving him atomic based superpowers. Fearing the growth of crime and communism, he decides to use these new abilities to battle these threats as Atomic Man.
Comments: It's interesting to note that the costume depicted above isn't something he chose to wear - somehow, simply removing his lead glove transforms his clothes and creates the helmet out of thin air.
Image used on right courtesy of Darrin Wiltshire's Micro Heroes site, used with permission.
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
Atom Ant, a tiny insect superhero
Atomas, a French superhero
Atom Blake, a Golden age hero
Atome Kid, a French 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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