"Danger--Atom-Gun at Work!": When they are about to go out on a dinner date, Ray Palmer introduces Jean to his new lab assistant: Enrichetta Negrini. She tags along for supper, and Ray notices Jean's instant jealousy towards Negrini.
The Atom #12 is an issue of the series The Atom (Volume 1) with a cover date of May, 1964.
Synopsis for "Danger--Atom-Gun at Work!"
When they are about to go out on a dinner date, Ray Palmer introduces Jean to his new lab assistant: Enrichetta Negrini. She tags along for supper, and Ray notices Jean's instant jealousy towards Negrini.
That night, Ray's lab is broken into and Ray goes into action as the Atom to try and stop the thief. However, during the fight, Ray is bombarded with energy from a flashlights beam passing through a special screen. The Atom is then put in a experimental ray weapon. The crook realizes that the energy channeled through the Atom's body can make a destructive weapon.
The crook goes on a crime spree for a week, using the Atom himself as his own weapon. However, the Atom manages to break free and eventually bring the crook to justice. Worried that Jean is going to assume he spent the whole week with Enrichetta, the Atom rushes to Jean's place to learn that it was quarantined for the last week because her father was ill.
Appearing in "Danger--Atom-Gun at Work!"
- Unnamed crook
Synopsis for "The Gold Hunters of '49!"
Once more visiting his colleague Alpheus Hyatt who is once more testing his Time Pool. When Hyatt is otherwise engrossed in his work, Ray sneaks away to change into the Atom and sneak into the Time Pool once more. The Atom finds himself transported to Baltimore in the year of 1849 and is witness to a gold robbery.
He secretly helps a public carrier in clearing his name, the carrier calls in his old friend, writer Edgar Allan Poe to help solve the mystery. During the course of the adventure, it's learned that the gold was never delivered to the horse carriage that carried it. An elaborate hoax perpetrated by the shipping company who gave a false trunk instead of the one filled with gold.
After everything is sorted out, the Atom returns to his own time, taking a railroad schedule off a tack to leave for Alpheus Hyatt the next day.
Appearing in "The Gold Hunters of '49!"
- Unnamed Thieves (Single appearance)
- Jim (Single appearance)
- Bull (Single appearance)
- Edgar Allan Poe
- Charles Barr (Single appearance)
- Talbot Evers (Single appearance)
- The Gold Hunters of '49! is reprinted in Detective Comics #439.
- Reprinted in The Atom Archives Vol. 2.
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