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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 interesting that'll be the object of rapt fascination to others.
When MARTIN GOODMAN sold MARVEL COMICS (and MAGAZINE MANAGEMENT) to CADENCE INDUSTRIES 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