Friday, October 12, 2007

Super-hero Ray Palmer (The Atom) is from Indiana?

According to writer/artist Darwyn Cooke, Silver Age super-hero the Atom, a.k.a. Ray Palmer, is from Indiana – or at least he once lived in Indiana. In the following sequence from DC: The New Frontier, Adam Strange visits a pre-Atom Ray Palmer in the “Indiana suburbs.” The houses do look like typical Indiana houses from the mid-to-late 1950s. Judging from the hills in the background, the suburbs in question must be in a town in the southwestern part of the state. Terre Haute? Spencer? Regardless, I always appreciate it when a super-hero is given some Hoosier connections.