Brandon Routh as the Atom

When Arrow announced that Brandon Routh would be appearing as Dr. Ray Palmer on the show’s third season, fans knew the announcement was huge.

Or rather small. Very, very small.

That’s because Ray Palmer is the civilian identity of the Atom in the DC Universe, and over the show’s first eleven Season 3 episodes, we’ve seen Palmer inch ever closer to the discovery that will turn him into the microscopic hero.

Well, he’s just taken another step. Today, The CW released the first look image of Ray Palmer in his Atom suit, and in a word, it’s awesome…

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Look for Ray Palmer to strap on the suit for the very first time in Episode 315, “Nanda Parbat,” which airs on February 25, 2015.