Tuesday, December 09, 2014

"Arrow": First Look @ 'The Atom'

Sneak Peek footage and images of DC Comics' 'The Atom' aka 'Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh)  as revealed in the recent "Arrow" episode "Draw Your Bow":

According to the original comic book story debuting in DC Comics' "Showcase" #34 (Oct. 1961), created by writer Gardner Fox and illustrator Gil Kane, 'Ray Palmer, Ph.D., is a physicist and professor at 'Ivy University' in New England, specializing in matter compression as a means to fight overpopulation, famine and other world problems.

Using a mass of white dwarf star matter he finds after it lands on Earth, Palmer fashions a lens that enables him to shrink any object to any degree he wishes. 

Palmer creates a belt tool to control this miniaturization to subatomic size with an emergency backup mechanism in his gloves, and develops a costume that he can wear at most times that only becomes visible when he shrinks significantly. In addition, he develops equipment that allows him to decrease his weight in addition to his size, allowing him to glide on air currents on a low setting...

...while a high setting allows him to handle or strike objects with the equivalent strength of his normal size and build.

A favorite travel method is to call some location on the telephone and when the phone is answered, Palmer can shrink enough to travel through the phone lines in seconds to emerge out the answering phone.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek 'The Atom'...