Did the owner of Marvel Comics really start a rival comic company after feeling betrayed by Stan Lee? Did he assemble top flight creators to launch his new label? Neal Adams! Steve Ditko! Wally Wood! Howard Chaykin! Larry Hama! The saga of Atlas Comics demands your attention!
I’ve listened to the podcast for the last year now and Wow, today I learned something new. This two-part episode really opened me up. I never knew about the rival revenge company that blew it. Really wish it did succeed, I think these titles would have been tremendous. Thanks Rob for taking the time to look into this and giving a great show. Because of this episode I bought the first issue of The Scorpion. Keep up the awesome content.
I have one question: if the creators were given the rights, how can the company come back and say it’s their IP and sell the movie rights. Or am I mistaking on how IP and creator rights work? Again, thank you for all you’ve done in this industry.
The Atlas 70s era include other publishers – Eclipse/Jan & Dean Mullaney, Fantagraphics/Gary Groth, Kitchen Sink/Dennis Kitchen, and Skywald/Sol Brodsky & Isreal Waldman. I wonder where Awesome Comics got their inspiration? Great show about page rates!
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