The Atom #22
(December 1965-January 1966)

DC, 1962 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1965-10-07
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Julius Schwartz
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


Bat-Knights of Darkness! (Table of Contents)

The Atom / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Bat-Knights [Elvarans]
Reprints
Keywords
bats; bells

Builders of the Future! (Table of Contents: 1)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff ?
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
non-fiction; advocacy
Synopsis
facts showing the importance of UNESCO funding in building schools in Africa
Keywords
Africa; UNESCO; United Nations

Indexer Notes

inside front cover; published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

Bat-Knights of Darkness (Table of Contents: 2)

The Atom / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils
Gil Kane (credited)
Inks
Sid Greene (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Elvarasn [Bat-Knights] (introduction); Avery Sanders; Jean Loring; Eddie Gordon (villain); Olan Parr; Slim Peters
Synopsis
The Atom fights a crime wave launched by tiny men mounted on bats. He discovers that they are part of a miniature civilization that lives in Giant Cavern, where Ray Palmer first became the Atom.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Story across 24 pages in three chapters of 5.67 pages, 9.67 pages, and 7.67 pages.

Ultra the Multi-Alien (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

It's a Small World / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Julius Schwartz ?
Pencils
Morris Waldinger ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The world's smallest race of human beings...
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
The smallest race of human beings, the smallest bone in the human body, the smallest monkey and the smallest eggs.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

On the page immediately following page 6 of the main story sequence.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Tyco / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

By Popular Demand (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Batman and Robin / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Hey Kids! Transogram's Trik-Trak is the Greatest! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Haunted Tank; Johnny Cloud / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Inside the Atom / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Julius Schwartz [as The Editor]
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from: Frank Tower, Sal Iacopelli and Guy H. Lillian III, with replies from Schwartz.

On the page immediately following page 16 of the main story sequence.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Rocky and Bullwinkle; Cheerios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Riddle Me This! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Batman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Biggest Christmas Surprise Ever! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

AMT Corporation / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

They're Brainy... They're Brawny... They're Beautiful... (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Supergirl; Wonder Woman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Presenting... A New Jimmy Olsen (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Wanted for Cash Immediately! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

100 Magnets / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

G.I. Joe / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Great Moments in Sport (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Aurora Plastics Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Bat-Knights of Darkness!
    The Atom
  2. 1. Builders of the Future!
  3. 2. Bat-Knights of Darkness
    The Atom
  4. 3. Ultra the Multi-Alien
  5. 4. ["The world's smallest race of human beings..."]
    It's a Small World
  6. 5. ["Wow! That's the old Hooterville Cannonball right down to the rivets!"]
    Tyco
  7. 6. By Popular Demand
    Batman and Robin
  8. 7. Hey Kids! Transogram's Trik-Trak is the Greatest!
  9. 8. ["They had to invent a new kind of medal..."]
    Haunted Tank; Johnny Cloud
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Inside the Atom
  11. 10. ["You and Cheerios really make sweet music together, Bullwinkle!"]
    Rocky and Bullwinkle; Cheerios
  12. 11. Riddle Me This!
    Batman
  13. 12. Biggest Christmas Surprise Ever!
    AMT Corporation
  14. 13. They're Brainy... They're Brawny... They're Beautiful...
    Supergirl; Wonder Woman
  15. 14. Presenting... A New Jimmy Olsen
    Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
  16. 15. Wanted for Cash Immediately!
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    100 Magnets
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    G.I. Joe
  19. 18. Great Moments in Sport
    Aurora Plastics Corp.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Matthew Head
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jon Ingersoll