Atomic Mouse

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Atomic Mouse
Atomic Mouse issue 1.jpg
Atomic Mouse #1 (March 1953). Cover art by Al Fago
Publication information
PublisherCharlton Comics
First appearanceAtomic Mouse #1 (Mar. 1953)
Created byAl Fago
In-story information
AbilitiesFlight, super strength

Atomic Mouse is a funny-animal superhero created in 1953 by Al Fago for Charlton Comics.

Publication history[edit]

Created by writer-artist Al Fago, the funny-animal superhero Atomic Mouse debuted in Charlton Comics' Atomic Mouse #1 (cover-dated March 1953).[1][2] The series ran 52 issues through cover-date February 1963, with the Grand Comics Database noting, "Overstreet has listed #53-54, but there is no evidence they actually exist."[2] From 1961 to 1962, Charlton published an additional five issues, vol. 2, #11-16, containing reprinted material and used as promotional giveaways.[3] Another reprint issue, Atomic Mouse vol. 3, #1 (Dec. 1984) followed,[4] as did a three-issue fourth volume (#10-12, Sept. 1985 – January 1986).[5]

Writer Mike Curtis and penciler Charles Ettinger revamped the character in Shanda Fantasy Arts' SFA's Atomic Mouse, which ran for three issues published from 2001 to 2004.[6][7] The same publisher issues the one-shot publication SFA's Atomic Mouse vs. Power Jack in 2009.[8]<

Fago went on to create Atomic Rabbit (a.k.a. Atomic Bunny) and Atom the Cat.

Fictional character biography[edit]

Cimota Mouse (his first name being "atomic" spelled backwards) is an ordinary mouse whom an evil wizard shrinks to the size of an atom. In that microscopic realm, Professor Invento gives U-235 pills that grant Cimota superpowers, which he uses to fight for justice against the evil Count Gatto.[1][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Atomic Mouse at Don Markstein's Toonopedia. Archived from the original on April 7, 2012.
  2. ^ a b Atomic Mouse (Charlton, 1953 series) at the Grand Comics Database. Retrieved on August 25, 2017.
  3. ^ Atomic Mouse (Charlton, 1961 series) at the Grand Comics Database. Retrieved on August 25, 2017.
  4. ^ Atomic Mouse (Charlton, 1984 series) at the Grand Comics Database. Retrieved on August 25, 2017.
  5. ^ Atomic Mouse (Charlton, 1985 series) at the Grand Comics Database. Retrieved on August 25, 2017.
  6. ^ SFA's Atomic Mouse at the Grand Comics Database. Retrieved on August 25, 2017.
  7. ^ SFA's Atomic Mouse #1 (Sept. 2001) at the Grand Comics Database. Retrieved on August 25, 2017.
  8. ^ SFA's Atomic Mouse vs. Power Jack at the Grand Comics Database. Retrieved on August 25, 2017.
  9. ^ Wisconsin Historical Museum. "Living Under a Mushroom Cloud: Fear and Hope in the Atomic Age". Archived from the original on 29 January 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-14.

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