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"What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?": Ray Palmer has travelled to a boyhood haunt, where he thinks he has been stalked by a predator. It is Hawkman and Hawkwoman, who had looked for Ray after the recent


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Power of the Atom #4 is an issue of the series Power of the Atom (Volume 1) with a cover date of November, 1988.

Appearing in "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?"

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  • Chronos
  • Ron
  • Ira Quimby also as (Hologram)
  • Strobe (Flashback only)
  • G. Gordon Godfrey (Mentioned only)
  • Thieves (Single appearance) (Unnamed)
    • Harvey (Single appearance)
    • Louis (Single appearance)
    • Mackie (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?"

Ray Palmer has travelled to a boyhood haunt, where he thinks he has been stalked by a predator. It is Hawkman and Hawkwoman, who had looked for Ray after the recent media circus.[1] After some soul searching, the trio went on vacation to New Orleans.

The Hawks find their apartment trashed, and their Thanagarian equipment stolen, including the Anti-Gravity Belts. Tracking the Nth Metal signatures, Atom, Hawkman and Hawkwoman quickly subdue the thieves, but the Hawks fall to the ground.

I.Q. has hacked the Anti-Gravity Belts and increased gravity, and having been a hologram, Hawkwoman's bolo goes right through him. The Atom, however, rides the hologram's photon stream to I.Q.'s hideout and tricks him into shooting his own power supply, freeing the Hawks. The hideout self-destructs, but I.Q. does not get far before the Hawks trip him up with a bolo.

The Atom rejoin the Hawks and help the fire department put out the fire, while I.Q. goes to jail. After having watched the freedom that the Hawks enjoyed, Ray decides that he will not accept the C.I.A.'s offer.

Appearing in "Skullduggery"

Featured Characters:

  • The Atom (In dream sequence only) and (Flashback and main story)

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  • Cal Thornton (In dream sequence only) and (Flashback and main story)

Other Characters:

  • Jean Hoben's Secretary (Unnamed)
  • Cal's Date (Unnamed) (Only appearance; dies)
  • Cordwainer Thornton (Only appearance; dies)
  • Cordwainer's Girlfriend (Unnamed) (Only appearance; dies)
  • Deodata (Cal's Skul Bird) also (In dream sequence only)
  • Phariss (Only appearance; dies)
  • Ivy Town Police Department
  • Lucrezi (Single appearance)

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  • Ambulance
  • Police Car

Synopsis for "Skullduggery"

A full size Skul-Rider burst into Norman Brawler's house, and demanded the Atom and Jean Loring. Strangely, the Skul-Rider could read a rolodex...

Ray awakes from a dream, and heads for Norman's, but finds him being wheeled into an ambulance. The Skul-Rider phones and mocks Ray, who travels down the phone line but doesn't catch him.

At Labtech Research Inc, insane and insecure Cal Thornton is desperate to be a big man. He killed a date that mocked him, he killed a scientist that disappointed him, and he killed his father, before he turned the equipment on his hawk, Deodata and himself. Painted yellow, Cal looks like a giant Skul-Rider, and smashed into Ray Palmer's class. The power he's gotten from exposure to Labtech's machines allows him to shrink himself, the hawk, and Ray.

The Atom grabs a loose cable and gives Cal a zap of electricity, which knocks him off his feathered mount. Taking them both underwater washes the paint from the "Skul-Rider" and Ray recognizes Cal Thornton. He has tried to be the best of everything in high school, including fencing. But he could not now beat the Atom, who quickly disarms him and drags him to jail.

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