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Lacking any actual superheroes, the Atom proved himself to be one "Mighty Mite" indeed, busting rackets and clocking criminals with the best of 'em. He was a founding member of the JSA and a stalwart defender of justice throughout a long, illustrious career. According to Wikipedia:
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"Initially a proverbial 98-pound weakling, bullied at school and unable to impress the girl of his dreams, Mary James, the 5' 1" Al Pratt was trained to fighting condition by ex-boxer Joe Morgan (the same man who trained Pratt's fellow mystery men, Wildcat and the Guardian). Pratt soon became a founding member of the Justice Society of America, appearing in the team's various stories during their original Golden Age appearances. In All Star Comics #3, The Atom describes himself to his fellow JSAers as "Al Pratt, a quiet sophomore at Calvin College."
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Page from All Star Comics #24
March 1941

"He later became a founding and active member of the All-Star Squadron. During World War II, Pratt served as a tank corpsman in the United States Army."
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"In 1948, the Atom gained super strength as a result of the latent effects of his 1942 battle with the reluctant supervillain Cyclotron (after whose costume Pratt redesigned his own). After being exposed to Cyclotron's energies, Al Pratt possessed radioactive energy focused into a punch...superhuman stamina, enhanced speed, and enhanced durability. He became invulnerable to forms of radiation. He also gained incredible youth and vitality after the battle with Ian Karkull."
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"Pratt's last Golden Age appearance was in All Star Comics #57 in 1951, also the last Golden Age Justice Society story. Later it was revealed that a special Senate investigation panel had moved to obtain the identities of all active superheroes, at which point virtually all members of the Justice Society retired."
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The model I've designed is patterned directly from the cover above featuring one of The Atom's early appearances.. However, I have also included parts to allow you to build him in his redesigned costume from later issues..

Happy Modeling!!
The Professor.

 

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