Monday, July 19, 2010
The Mighty Atom
Joseph Greenstein, the Mighty Atom, should have died as an infant, instead he lived and became one of the strongest men of his time. At 5' 5" and 140 lbs. he could pull a car by attaching his own hair. He developed secrets to his strength, based on near death experiences, which made him aware of the energy each person possesses.
A strongman to the nth degree, a man of this stature was needed in his day to encourage people in their striving and misfortunes, to be an example to others to develop good habits that help a person and not hinder them from helping themselves and ultimately others. When World War II broke out it was the Might Atom that went through the state of New York recruiting for the police force, offering men an opportunity to learn martial arts, to become stronger than they believed they could be.
A precursor to future superheroes, Mr. Greenstein, the Mighty Atom, was the authentic article.