Saturday, 30 January 2016
ATLAS/SEABOARD COMICS COVER GALLERY - PART ONE...
I'm sure you all know the story, but I'll remind you anyway
as there's nothing I enjoy more than the sight of my own words
taking form on the screen in front of me, thereby allowing me to
labour under the delusion that I'm writing something interest-
ing that'll be the object of rapt fascination to others.
When MARTIN GOODMAN sold MARVEL COMICS
(and MAGAZINE MANAGEMENT) to CADENCE INDUS-
TRIES in 1968, he secured a promise from the new owners that
his son, CHIP (off the old block presumably) would continue as
editorial director of the company. Four years later, after a long
transitional period during which Martin acted as a consultant,
he finally stepped aside, only to find that Cadence promptly
showed Chip the door in favour of STAN LEE.
Martin was not a happy chappie - and ATLAS COMICS
was the result! Created purely out of spite for the way his son
had been treated (deservedly so, in the opinion of many), Atlas
was the new kid on the block who was gonna kick Marvel's @ss.
Well, that may've been the plan, but it didn't exactly pan out that
way. Around ten months later, Atlas was gone, leaving behind
nothing but the memory of various short-lived comicbooks
and magazines that never quite made the grade.
And that's all the excuse I need to throw a cover gallery
party. So enjoy part one of this new Crivens series, and have
fun trying to recall the Atlas titles you bought back in the day.
And don't be shy about sharing your reminiscences with the
rest of us. The comments section awaits you!
Posted by Kid at Saturday, January 30, 2016