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02.03.2015

ARROW has proven itself to be a fertile small screen jumping off point for DC Comics. With THE FLASH successfully spinning off into it's own great show, The CW looks to be trying again with Brandon Routh's character Ray Palmer. Palmer was introduced at the start of the third season as the new owner of Queen Consolidated with recent episodes showing him developing his own superhero persona.

In the pages of DC Comics, Palmer is The Atom. Similar to Marvel's Ant-Man, The Atom can shrink to a microscopic size to fight crime. On ARROW, Palmer is developing an armored suit subbed A.T.O.M. which has been teased over the past few episodes. But, in just a few weeks during the fifteenth episode of the season, we will see A.T.O.M. in use. Here is the first full look at the suit courtesy of IGN.

As you can see below, the suit looks somewhat similar to Marvel's Iron Man crossed with Captain America and War Machine. The chestplate resembles an A which may be coincidental. The biggest thing I noticed was that Palmer's face is not obscured at all which is unique in modern superhero movies and series. You also cannot deny that Routh looks pretty badass here.

The CW has been considering spinning off Palmer/Atom into his own series. Hopefully this introduction will work out. We will find out in a few weeks whether the costume looks good or cheesy in action.

ARROW airs on Wednesdays on The CW.

Source: IGN

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10:44AM on 02/04/2015
When I saw the first image with just his head...I feared that this was going to come off really dorky looking. Thankfully I was worried for nothing. The Arrow people have a great understanding of what they're dealing with - now just give Diggle a bloody suit....anything but that balaclava!
When I saw the first image with just his head...I feared that this was going to come off really dorky looking. Thankfully I was worried for nothing. The Arrow people have a great understanding of what they're dealing with - now just give Diggle a bloody suit....anything but that balaclava!
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1:04AM on 02/04/2015
That's a really neat costume, though I wish it'd more of Bright Blue than this. Still, it's a kickass suit.
That's a really neat costume, though I wish it'd more of Bright Blue than this. Still, it's a kickass suit.
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12:11AM on 02/04/2015
Wonder if he is going to have the ability to shrink and grow? Maybe not, but that is a kick ass tech suit.
Wonder if he is going to have the ability to shrink and grow? Maybe not, but that is a kick ass tech suit.
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10:43PM on 02/03/2015

Superman and The Atom

First superman and now the Atom, great going Brandon. Amazing choice for an amazing show!
First superman and now the Atom, great going Brandon. Amazing choice for an amazing show!
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8:03PM on 02/03/2015
I don't watch arrow because I never liked the character in the comics, and I never liked ATOM either, but for a TV show that suit is impressive. It has a very big budget movie quality to it, save for the clear faceplate. That might be the only thing I don't like about it. I doubt I'd watch a spin off, again because I was never a fan of the character, but I can't complain about the CW's production values. They are doing DC on TV better than DC is doing it in the movie. Big thumbs up for the
I don't watch arrow because I never liked the character in the comics, and I never liked ATOM either, but for a TV show that suit is impressive. It has a very big budget movie quality to it, save for the clear faceplate. That might be the only thing I don't like about it. I doubt I'd watch a spin off, again because I was never a fan of the character, but I can't complain about the CW's production values. They are doing DC on TV better than DC is doing it in the movie. Big thumbs up for the suit, just make the faceplate like sunglasses so his face is shaded.
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7:57PM on 02/03/2015

yes!!

I arrived to Arrow late, and boy am I disappointed in myself for letting this go under my radar. Best superhero show on TV. Fo sho. As for Brandon Route, well he's officialy ATOM and not superman in my eyes. Give him his own show it would rock.
I arrived to Arrow late, and boy am I disappointed in myself for letting this go under my radar. Best superhero show on TV. Fo sho. As for Brandon Route, well he's officialy ATOM and not superman in my eyes. Give him his own show it would rock.
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1:02AM on 02/04/2015
You definitely need to check out from Season 1 onward. It might take a while but I'm sure by mid season of Season 1, you'll be hooked!
You definitely need to check out from Season 1 onward. It might take a while but I'm sure by mid season of Season 1, you'll be hooked!
7:49PM on 02/03/2015
While it does look slightly reminiscent of Iron Man, I'd say he looks good in it and yes, I like this better than Ant-Man's costume. My only nitpick is that the undershirt doesn't go all the way up to the neck, which looks unprotected.
While it does look slightly reminiscent of Iron Man, I'd say he looks good in it and yes, I like this better than Ant-Man's costume. My only nitpick is that the undershirt doesn't go all the way up to the neck, which looks unprotected.
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8:46PM on 02/03/2015
did they paint Brandon's neck red? LOL it looks like they did!!
did they paint Brandon's neck red? LOL it looks like they did!!
9:37PM on 02/03/2015
I think that's just the lighting.
I think that's just the lighting.
7:43PM on 02/03/2015
Looks badass and should be a nice change of scenery when it comes to the suits that each superhero in the show wears and/or has worn.

And glad to see Routh getting another big shot at a another comic book role since Superman Returns wasn't the hit everyone thought it would be.
Looks badass and should be a nice change of scenery when it comes to the suits that each superhero in the show wears and/or has worn.

And glad to see Routh getting another big shot at a another comic book role since Superman Returns wasn't the hit everyone thought it would be.
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6:27PM on 02/03/2015
Gotta love people who complain about a show they don't watch. Looks pretty cool.
Gotta love people who complain about a show they don't watch. Looks pretty cool.
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6:25PM on 02/03/2015
Alright, Alright, everybody has been either up or down when it comes to this outfit. I for one am happy they remodeled and added color to the G.I. Joe exo suit.
Alright, Alright, everybody has been either up or down when it comes to this outfit. I for one am happy they remodeled and added color to the G.I. Joe exo suit.
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6:17PM on 02/03/2015

Superpants

Scrolling down he looks like a cheap shit hockey player! Routh needs to seriously evaluate his career - he's gone from Superman, arguably the most famour superhero on the planet, to a B list character in a TV series #letdown
Scrolling down he looks like a cheap shit hockey player! Routh needs to seriously evaluate his career - he's gone from Superman, arguably the most famour superhero on the planet, to a B list character in a TV series #letdown
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6:15PM on 02/03/2015

Ant Man ain't shit.

I think the costume is awesome. Nobody is COPYING Marvel. The Atom is ten times the character Ant Man is. It's ridiculous to EVER say DC is copying Marvel when Marvel has stolen DOZENS of DC characters over the years.
I think the costume is awesome. Nobody is COPYING Marvel. The Atom is ten times the character Ant Man is. It's ridiculous to EVER say DC is copying Marvel when Marvel has stolen DOZENS of DC characters over the years.
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12:58AM on 02/04/2015
Whatever helps you sleep at night.

Open your eyes, not just WB but every major studio is copying Marvel and their formula.
Whatever helps you sleep at night.

Open your eyes, not just WB but every major studio is copying Marvel and their formula.
6:13PM on 02/03/2015
Atom,cool but his costume makes him look like he`s a player from the Rollerball remake.
Atom,cool but his costume makes him look like he`s a player from the Rollerball remake.
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5:39PM on 02/03/2015
Hard not to feel like they are just rushing and doing this because of the Ant Man movie.

But hey I thought the same thing when they announced the Flash show (Quicksilver being announced for Avengers 2 and Fox using him in DOFP) and I surprisngly like that show.
Hard not to feel like they are just rushing and doing this because of the Ant Man movie.

But hey I thought the same thing when they announced the Flash show (Quicksilver being announced for Avengers 2 and Fox using him in DOFP) and I surprisngly like that show.
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4:53PM on 02/03/2015

LOL

Nuff said
Nuff said
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4:43PM on 02/03/2015

So are they completely chaning his powers, or will he still shrink down?

It sounds like they're completely changing the character since his costume, powers and back story are all radically different from the comics. It's unfortunate, but no especially surprising since Arrow doesn't even make a token effort to faithfully adapt the majority of its characters. I'm not really a fan of the series, and I get that others are, but I just this it's funny that fans flip out when movies stray from the source material, yet this series deviates more from it than any Mavel or DC
It sounds like they're completely changing the character since his costume, powers and back story are all radically different from the comics. It's unfortunate, but no especially surprising since Arrow doesn't even make a token effort to faithfully adapt the majority of its characters. I'm not really a fan of the series, and I get that others are, but I just this it's funny that fans flip out when movies stray from the source material, yet this series deviates more from it than any Mavel or DC movie I can think of (although the new Fantastic Four might steal that title), maybe it's just because they're not A-List characters and most people don't realize just how much they change them.
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6:12PM on 02/03/2015
It hardly deviates.
It hardly deviates.
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4:24PM on 02/03/2015
The suit looks fine to me, except I would prefer some kind of actual mask to hide his identity.
The suit looks fine to me, except I would prefer some kind of actual mask to hide his identity.
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4:09PM on 02/03/2015

Man, people below me bitching for no reason.

so many of the DC characters and Marvel characters are interchangeable and copies of each other. Hawkeye/Arrow, Deadpool/Deathstroke Atom/Antman. This costume looks VERY good and definitely looks like high production value considering its a television show.
so many of the DC characters and Marvel characters are interchangeable and copies of each other. Hawkeye/Arrow, Deadpool/Deathstroke Atom/Antman. This costume looks VERY good and definitely looks like high production value considering its a television show.
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4:08PM on 02/03/2015
Looks like a failed robocop prototype. Hopefully it gets a redesign down the course of the show.
Looks like a failed robocop prototype. Hopefully it gets a redesign down the course of the show.
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4:05PM on 02/03/2015
Captain Iron America Man
Captain Iron America Man
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4:04PM on 02/03/2015
I think it actually looks pretty darn good!
I think it actually looks pretty darn good!
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4:03PM on 02/03/2015
The coloring is the same as War Machine's? Really?
The coloring is the same as War Machine's? Really?
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4:02PM on 02/03/2015
Black and red outfit for a character that shrinks, seems familiar...
Black and red outfit for a character that shrinks, seems familiar...
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4:03PM on 02/03/2015
If you wanna get technical its a dark blue and red. So, ya know, waaay different
If you wanna get technical its a dark blue and red. So, ya know, waaay different
4:08PM on 02/03/2015
Marloweman is right, let's not split hairs here--or atoms. Ba-dum-tss...

I'll see myself out
Marloweman is right, let's not split hairs here--or atoms. Ba-dum-tss...

I'll see myself out
7:49PM on 02/03/2015
Atom: First appearance 1940
Ant Man: First appearance 1962

Hmmmmmm.....
Atom: First appearance 1940
Ant Man: First appearance 1962

Hmmmmmm.....
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