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Reprinting comics from Marvel's Atlas era as part of a new Atlas Library collaboration with Marvel, and form FCBD that includes Stan Lee and Joe Maneely's satire on Fredric Wertham, The Raving Maniac. As well as a scholarly look at Love And Rockets, all part of Fantagraphics' February 2024 solicits and solicitations. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float:[...]
Astonishing #30 (Atlas, 1954)
The Marvel/Atlas title Astonishing started life with the name Marvel Boy in 1950, with the series being renamed Astonishing with the third issue.  While the series still featured the Marvel Boy character until issue #6 (although his last cover on the title was with Astonishing #5), the rebooted series took a clear and harder turn towards horror.  The Pre-Code portion of this[...]
The Vampires, Aliens & Gangsters Of Journey Into Unknown Worlds #27
Journey Into Unknown Worlds was a science-fiction/horror/fantasy anthology comic book from Atlas, later known as Marvel Comics, published during the fifties which took over the numbering from Timely Comics' teen-humor series Teen Comics and ran from 1950 through to 1957 With Stan Lee writing many stories, it also included artists such as Joe Kubert, Steve[...]
Suspense #7
Suspense was an anthology comic book published by Marvel Comics when they were still known as Atlas, and ran from 1949 to the mid-1950s Initially a mix of crime and horror, it split with the third issue to focus just on horror stories, with the crime stories spinning off and continuing in Amazing Detective Cases[...]
First Appearance of Agents Of Atlas' Ken Hale the Gorilla-Man from 1954
From the time when Marvel was known as Atlas, it started as a war comic, then horror, and the last two issues featured the original Human Torch. This particular story saw Kenneth Hale as a man plagued by nightmares of a Gorilla Man in Africa. He travelled to Kenya, where he tracked down the mythic beast and[...]
Venus #15 (Atlas, 1951)
A foundational creator of the Golden Age, Bill Everett is best known for his creation of Namor the Sub-Mariner in that era and his co-creation of Daredevil in the Silver Age.  But Everett excelled at an astonishing range of material, and his work between those two ages for Marvel/Atlas during the Pre-Code era on science[...]
Menace #5 (Atlas, 1953)
A nearly-forgotten character who debuted at the peak of Marvel's Pre-Code Horror era, there's a copy of the comic containing his first appearance in Menace #5 (Atlas, 1953) Condition: GD/VG up for auction in the  2023 July 13 – 14 Pre-Code Horror & Crime Comics Showcase Auction #40227 at Heritage Auctions. Menace #5 (Atlas, 1953) featuring[...]
Wendy Parker Comics #2 (Atlas, 1953)
While the entire comic book industry was drawing fire for material deemed too violent and salacious during the mid-1950s, the Marvel/Atlas series Wendy Parker Comics went in a decidedly different direction.  Wendy Parker Comics was both funny and serious, and longtime Marvel artist Christopher Rule's take on the character helped make her an intriguing blend[...]
The Sound of Violet Star Jan D’Arcy on Autism & Romantic Comedy
Image courtesy of Atlas & Morning Star Pictures How 'The Sound of Violet' Was Perfect for D'Arcy Bleeding Cool: What intrigued you about 'The Sound of Violet?' D'Arcy: I liked the fact that [the film] talked about autism and sex trafficking in two contemporary subjects It wasn't some horror film because there have been many roles coming by[...]
Astonishing #32 (Atlas, 1954)
The Marvel/Atlas title Astonishing started life with the name Marvel Boy in 1950, with the series being renamed Astonishing with the third issue.  While the series still featured the Marvel Boy character until issue #6 (although his last cover on the title was with Astonishing #5), the rebooted series took a clear and harder turn towards[...]
Atlas Launches Great Temple Monument Update For 2022
Grapeshot Games has released a brand new update for Atlas, the first of 2022, which includes a new area to explore in the Great Temple Monument The crux to a lot of this update is essentially fixing everything that was broken or needed adjusting in the game that people had been complaining about for a[...]
Pre-Code Horror in Haunted Thrills #13.
It's not true. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Shock SuspenStories #6 (EC, 1952) Mystery Tales #19 (Atlas, 1954) Chilling Tales #16 (Youthful Magazines, 1953) Nearly 25 years after that was written, I'm not sure that accepted wisdom has changed too much.  When I[...]
Atlas Receives The Trade Winds Update This Week
Grapeshot Games announced today they have released the Trade Winds Update for Atlas on both Steam and Xbox One We have some of the notes from the developers below, but the shorthand to this update is that they've added Platform Saddles, some new tameable creatures for you to snag, as well as Modular Ship Railings,[...]
Beautiful Copy Of Captain America Comics #76 On Auction Today
This three issue run from the 50's, back when Timely switched their name to Atlas Comics, is highly sought after by collectors, and graded copies above a 6.0 are almost unheard of changing hands right now So, seeing this copy of Captain America Comics #76 up for auction today at Heritage Auctions is a really[...]
Atlas Receives A Brand New Maelstrom Map For Season Four
Grapeshot Games dropped a new map for Atlas players to enjoy as the Maelstrom Map kicks off Season Four within the game The update kicked in last night of both PC and Xbox One players, as this map is now replacing the original Atlas The Maelstrom map is smaller in size to intensify exploration for[...]
ATLAS Extended-Length Gameplay Trailer
Instinct Games and Grapeshot Games have released a new update into atlas which makes a ton of changes which they're calling "Into The Ice" The developers sent out information about all the addition that will be included in the update, which comes with its own fair share of bug fixes as well But you can[...]
ATLAS Extended-Length Gameplay Trailer
In case you were trying to play Atlas at launch and experienced the rocky start most players had, the developers would like to say they're sorry In a post on the game's Steam page this past week, Studio Wildcard came out and said that they were humbled by the experience and that their servers basically[...]
ATLAS Extended-Length Gameplay Trailer
In case you didn't get a good enough preview during The Game Awards, Grapeshot Games has released an extended trailer for Atlas The game is set to go live on Steam this Friday, December 21st, and the devs decided it was about time you got a better look at what you were getting yourselves into[...]
Check Out the Latest Video Game Releases for December 18-24, 2018
Check out the full list of titles below, choose your games wisely, and as always; have fun! December 18th Donut County (Switch) London Detective Mysteria (Vita) December 19th ATLAS [Early Access] (PC) December 20th Awe (Switch) Blacksea Odyssey (Switch) Digerati Indie Bundle: INK & HackyZack (Switch) Funghi Explosion (Switch) Guess the Character (Switch) Horizon Shift '81 (Switch) The Keep (Switch) Leopoldo Manquiseil (Switch) Nightshade (Switch) Revertia (Switch) Viviette (Switch) December 21st Clouds & Sheep[...]
In Case You Missed it: Here's Every Announcement from The Game Awards
Ultimate Annapurna Interactive's Ashen launched on the Epic Games Store Ben Esposito's Donut County will launch later this month Hello Neighbor: Hide & Seek launched on the Epic Games Store ARK: Survival Evolved devs Studio Wildcard announced a fantasy pirate MMO called Atlas Midwinter Studios revealed Scavengers THQ Nordic released a new trailer for BioMutant ahead of the show As for the awards themselves, the results[...]
Atlas: A Mythological Pirate MMO by the Creators of ARK Survival Evolved
Not only will the Atlas maps be 1,200 times the size of an ARK server map, but while at The Game Awards, the developers said that the game will be able to support 40,000 concurrent online players Mythological creatures grace both the land and sea alongside traditional animals, battling you for dominion of the land[...]
What Jack Kirby Means To A Comic Fan, Critic, And Aspiring Creator
He designed imaginative and unique characters that most people couldn't have even fathomed had he not helped create them. The Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Avengers, the Incredible Hulk, Black Panther, the Silver Surfer, Doctor Doom, the Red Skull, the New Gods, the Challengers of the Unknown, Etrigan the Demon, OMAC, Kamandi, and so many more[...]
New Thunderbolts
Atlas is great Blizzard is sympathetic Speed Demon is a charming asshole Genis-Vell is crazy and interesting I just love all of it. The villains, Baron Strucker, Purple Man, Atlantean terrorists, and, later, the freaking Grandmaster, are great Swordsman plays an interesting role later on Moonstone's return was dramatic and shocking. Tom Grummett's artwork is very much[...]
Funko Valve Pop Portal 2 P Body
He has some of the most sinister eyebrows on any Pop ever. #gallery-2 { margin: auto; } #gallery-2 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 50%; } #gallery-2 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-2 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ The first-person puzzle-platform video game  Portal is now receiving the Pop! Vinyl treatment! Characters taken right out of Aperture Laboratories include Chell with Portal Gun, and robot creations-[...]
Why Marvel Should Bring Back The Thunderbolts
This bit of fighting-the-power is something that surely pleased the discontented punk rocker in anyone who checked it out. From there, the Thunderbolts took on aliens, the Inhumans, and the Squadron Supreme. In between the awesome fights, we get to see Moonstone struggle under Bucky's relatively straight-edged leadership, the sweet big brother-little sister relationship between Buck and[...]
Is Martin Goodman's Grandson Trying To Get The Name Of Atlas Comics Back?
Then it was known as Atlas Comics Then it was known as Marvel Comics. In 2010, the grandson of Martin Goodman, Jason Goodman announced a partnership with his company Nemesis Group Inc and comic publisher Ardden Entertainment to relaunch his father's Atlas Comics brand starting with two #0 issues featuring the Grim Ghost and Phoenix. With another character, Wulf[...]
Atlas Shrugs Over Aquaman #29's Premature Solicitation
This is the solicitation for Aquaman #29. It's all-out action as Aquaman feels the wrath It's all-out action as Aquaman feels the wrath of Atlas as he makes his first appearance in The New 52! And the environmental havoc seen in the pages of SWAMP THING may put Arthur on a collision course with a certain[...]