Ray Palmer was a scientist who used the power of a white star to shrink a chair, but when the chair became regular size it blew up. He made a lens to shrink people/objects/himself, but it makes them explode when he comes back to normal size. He went in a cave with some kids on a field trip, but their was a cave in. He used the lens to shrink and use a diamond ring to cut an opening in the rocks, but when returning to normal size he didn't blow up, so he used the lens in a belt and became a superhero named the Atom who could shrink.