70s Imprint Atlas Comics To Relaunch


     According to Deadline, Atlas Comics, a 1970s imprint founded by Marvel founder Martin Goodman, will relaunch with new storylines for its original characters, THE GRIM GHOST and PHOENIX.

     Atlas Comics was founded by Goodman and his son, Chip, when the two left Marvel following Cadence Industries' purchase of the company in 1970. Marvel had reneged on a promise to keep Chip on as editorial director, so the Goodmans broke off and created a catalogue of characters to rival that of Marvel. The Atlas heroes include THE SCORPION, THE COUGAR, IRONJAW, and more.

     Goodman's grandson, Jason, is at the helm of the revival.

"Although my grandfather eventually sold Marvel, he insisted on keeping Atlas Comics in the family... As a result of his vision, Atlas Comics is the largest individually-held library of comic book heroes and villains on the planet. We have 28 titles and hundreds of characters imagined by some of the greatest minds in the industry."

     The first new titles will be announced at the New York Comic-Con in October.




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