If you are planning on attending the New York Comic-Con on October 8th, 2010, you will get to witness the re-launch of Atlas Comics, which were briefly published in 1974 by Marvel Comics founder Martin Goodman.
Jason Goodman, the grandson of Martin Goodman in association with Ardden Entertainment, will premiere Atlas' first two titles, THE GRIM GHOST and PHOENIX. Both series will draw from the Atlas library that originally featured stories by top industry talent such as Neal Adams and Steve Ditko. THE GRIM GHOST and PHOENIX are the first of many Atlas properties that Goodman plans on releasing. Tapped as Ardden's Editor-in-Chief is well-known comic book writer, J.M. DeMatteis.
I fondly remember these often wonky books from the bronze age years and am curious about how the properties will be handled. After the unfortunate crash less than a decade ago of Crossgen Entertainment, I hope young Mr. Goodman isn't setting himself up for failure by declaring that Ardden intends to find new life for these great characters in comics, television, and movies. Hey buddy, you might wanna chill out a while and see if fans respond to this effort before you start expanding into larger media. Your grandpa's old company barely made it a year and no original Atlas series lasted beyond four issues. I'm just saying!
How trippy! I was just going over my old Atlas Comics a couple of days ago, too.
I was fourteen then and bought most of them. The only title I seriously enjoyed, and the only issues I still possess, was Planet of Vampires. Do you know if they will be reviving that?
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