*DC: Two early appearances of the Silver Age Atom, the Tiny Titan of the DC Universe! Taking his heroic name, but little else, from the Golden Age hero who was basically just a very tough short guy, the 1961 re-imagining of the Atom had young Ray Palmer discover a piece of white dwarf matter and fashion a suit which enabled him to compress his atoms, becoming the World’s Smallest Super-Hero! Scripter Gardner Fox took great delight in finding unusual ways in which the minuscule crusader could turn his short stature to advantage, and Gil Kane and Murphy Anderson kept artistic pace, with each page crammed with delightful and imaginative layouts. Now that the character (in inevitably altered form) is a regular on the Flash TV show, folks are starting to take a new interest in the Atom’s adventures. We offer Showcase #35, his second Silver Age appearance, in GD/VG (pence) at £50, and the first issue of his solo-series (with the first appearance of Jason Woodrue, later the Floronic Man) in GD- (pence) also at £50. We’re particularly fond of Woodrue’s optimistic declaration on issue #1’s cover; “…then nothing will stand in the way of my plant-conquest of Earth!” Well, apart from Superman, Batman, Flash, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern…..