Atom Special #2
"Critical Mass" is written by Tennessee Peyer and drawn by Luke McDonnell, Doug Selogy, Mark Probst, John Oell and Ande Parks. Guest-starring the Justice League of America. After the life-altering events of Zero Hour, Ray Palmer finds himself once again a teenager although all of his friends and acquaintances remain grown up. And although he has all the power and the responsibility of his adult self, he has none of the experience or the memories he once had. On the other hand, however, he is feeling pretty good about being 18 again.
However, struggling with his size controls and the ongoing mystery of his missing research notes has young Ray pretty busy; too busy to notice that the men who stole his notes are right under his nose at Ivy University. An evil alliance has formed between a madman military officer and a jealous scientist bent on turning the Atom's shrinking power into a weapon for sale to the highest bidder. The self-named Dr. Shrivel and his uniformed cohort cause quite a stir in Ivy Town before the newly minted Atom can put a stop to their plans!