*DC: Shrinking super-heroes have always been popular in the medium and a particular favourite here is DC’s Atom (the Silver Age version helmed by Julie Schwartz and beautifully crafted by Gardner Fox and (mostly) Gil Kane and Sid Greene.) Ray Palmer was a scientist who used matter from a white dwarf star to shrink down to microscopic size (as you do) and all sorts of vividly imagined adventures ensued. Schwartz was famous for thinking up covers that the writer had to fit the story around and it’s clear that with the Atom, his imagination ran riot. In this (appropriately) small selection between #9 and #40 (by which time Hawkman had joined the title), we see the Atom clamped to a hand-grenade, inside a futuristic gun, flattened out by an iron and as an exhibit in a butterfly case, amongst many other fates. Issue #19 features a chapter of the famous ‘Zatanna’s Quest’ storyline.