Size Reduction (self) – The ability to decrease body size.
The Ant-Man (Marvel) has this power.
The Wasp (Marvel) was a partner of Antman in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe V1 #12.
The Atom (DC) has this power.
Shrinking Violet (DC) can even shrink to subatomic size (DC Who’s Who #21).
Shrinking Ray’s name is probably an homage to Brainiac (Official Handbook of the Invincible Universe #2).
What if there are worlds within worlds literally? Many have noticed similarities between the solar system and an atom. Is our solar system an atom in a larger world? Do atoms have life forms similar to us?
The Marvel universe has a microverse (a subatomic universe with life forms) with a long and intricate history. The Marvel microverse is first introduced but not named in Fantastic Four V1 #16 (Marvel).
The Fantastic Four then has several adventures in Sub-Atomica which is later established as a part of the larger Marvel microverse (Fantastic Four V1 #76).
The Micronauts (Marvel) are recurring Marvel characters that inhabit the microverse (Micronauts V1 #1).
Below is a map of the microverse from Micronauts V1 #24 (1980) but the map does not include Sub-Atomica.
The DC has a much less developed microverse than in the Marvel universe.
The Atom (DC) could have had many adventures in a microverse but only had one in The Atom V1 #32 (DC).
Superman (DC) is introduced to a one-shot microverse character called Roga who is from the subatomic Nortuiian realm (Action Comics V1 #479).
Hornet (Savage Dragon)
Lonely Mountain – 100% Biodegradable #10 (Biomekazok)
Nanomech (Ben 10)
Tiny Harold (Marvel) proves that small is beautiful in Silver Surfer V7 #8.
Inner Space can shrink in Space Girls – 2000 AD #1062
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