Big things come in small packages. Just an age-old cliché, right? Actually, it turns out there’s quite a bit of truth to it…if you’re talking about the Atom.

A gifted physicist, Dr. Ray Palmer put his genius mind to good use by laboring tirelessly to help create a better world. His hard work led to advancements in matter compression and the discovery of white-dwarf star remnants on Earth. Creating a specialized, size-changing belt that houses a lens filled with star matter, Ray has the ability to shrink his size down to subatomic levels. This unique power inspired his heroic moniker and allows the Atom to handle things most other heroes can’t even see: viruses, parasites, nuclear reactions and beyond. Using phone, fiber-optic cables and even the bloodstreams of other heroes and villains, Ray can get wherever he needs to be at incredible speeds.

The Atom is constantly learning and has become a leading mind in some of the most progressive areas of scientific thought and inquiry. This thirst for knowledge has made him the go-to hero when facing problems rooted in science, but it can sometimes cloud his judgment when the enemy is powered by the supernatural or motivated by something that seems irrational. Ray can tackle the world’s biggest quandaries and tiniest threats, but there’s one fight he always struggles with: accepting that some things in life just can’t be explained.

DC All Access - #DCTV - The Future of Flash is Time Travel + Arrow vs Ra's

A week with no new #DCTV? Say it ain't so! Don't worry, new episodes of The Flash and Arrow are just around the corner, and DC All Access is here with an exclusive look at what's ahead. Tiffany talks to Andrew Kreisberg, Executive Producer of The Flash and Arrow, about the cliffhangers both shows ended on, how big a role time travel will be playing on The Flash and when we'll get to see the A.T.O.M. suit in action!

To read our Six Burning Questions (and Answers!) About Arrow's Ra's al Ghul and the Atom:

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Arrow: Six Burning Questions (and Answers!) About Ra's al Ghul and the Atom

Yes, Arrow fans, we feel your pain. That was a bombshell of an episode, and perhaps the only thing more surprising than that final twist is that we now have to wait three weeks to learn what happens next. Well, calm down and for heaven’s sake, put down those bows (you may hurt yourself!). We went straight to the source to get some real answers to some of this episode’s burning questions.

FIRST LOOK: Brandon Routh as the Atom

When Arrow announced that Brandon Routh would be appearing as Dr. Ray Palmer on the show’s third season, fans knew the announcement was huge.

Or rather small. Very, very small.

That’s because Ray Palmer is the civilian identity of the Atom in the DC Universe, and over the show’s first eleven Season 3 episodes, we’ve seen Palmer inch ever closer to the discovery that will turn him into the microscopic hero.

The #DCTV Secrets of ARROW - Episode 3.7: "Draw Back Your Bow"

The secrets (and bodies) are piling up in Starling City and only we know what they really are. That’s why we’re here to tease you with all the #DCTV Secrets hiding in each episode. If you really want to know some of the answers to these questions, check out the spoiler section... and get to the point.

Oliver's Identity Crisis: A Look at Tonight's Arrow Premiere

Arrow returns tonight with the start of what promises to be its most interesting—and exciting—season yet. That’s no small feat, considering the strength of Season 2. If you watched, you know that the season ended with more than a few questions and you can expect some of them to be answered in tonight’s season premiere, “The Calm.” However, if you haven’t been watching, now might be the perfect time to start.

The Flash: A City Full of Clues

Two weeks ago, The CW released an intriguing new promotional poster for The Flash, their speed-driven new series based on the popular DC Comics character. The poster shows Grant Gustin as the Flash, speeding across a Central City street as his trail forms his signature lightning bolt. But what’s really gotten fans buzzing are all of the hidden clues and “Easter Eggs” found within the city.

Breaking News: Arrow Casts Ray Palmer and More

In the world of super-powered heroes and villains, scientists often have secrets. Just ask Ray Palmer, the brilliant physicist and inventor who occasionally shrinks himself down to the microscopic level and helps save the world as the Atom. And who was just cast on The CW’s Arrow.


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