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"Atom-Smasher? No one said nothing about that bruiser, now did they?"
Captain Boomerang[1]

Atom-Smasher was a member of the Justice League after the Thanagarian invasion.


Atom-Smasher was one of the League's powerhouses, and often fought in the front lines. He battled the Dark Heart, Task Force X, and the Ultimen invasion.

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Powers and Abilities

Atom-Smasher has the ability to increase his proportional size of his body, thus as he grows his physical strength and durability increase in scale.

Background information

In the comic books, Albert Rothstein is the godson of the original Atom, Al Pratt and grandson of a reluctant supervillain known as Cyclotron. Because of his grandfather's legacy, Albert gained the powers of growth, increased strength, stamina, speed, and durability. During one of his first adventures, Albert learned he also had the power to alter his density to either become intangible and phase through objects or to increase his density, which boosted his already superhuman strength and durability (this power was later ignored or forgotten by writers following Albert's run as a founding member of "Infinity, Inc."). At first, Albert used the name Nuklon and was a member of teams like Infinity, Inc, the Justice League, and eventually the Justice Society.

In the comics he had a relationship with fellow League member Fire and acted as an older brother figure to Stargirl while Stargirl has (or at least had) some romantic feelings for Atom-Smasher. Albert is also a somewhat controversial superhero in the comic books due to the many times he has killed.


Justice League Unlimited


  1. McDuffie, Dwayne (story) & Cooke, Darwyn (teleplay) & Dos Santos, Joaquim (director) (May 21, 2005). "Task Force X". Justice League Unlimited. Season 1. Episode 17 (airdate). Episode 17 (production). Cartoon Network.

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