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About the Comic

This comic is a teaser with no promise of a resolution. It is a sample story of a brand new character Atlas. The book is also broken up into four chapters and they are listed below.

The Story

Chapter One: Atlas the Great

Atlas is a grown man in the city of Hyssa. He with the help of Chagra challenge passerbys to a fight for money. When a man named Kargin takes up his challenge. Unfortunately for Kargin he is knocked through the floor by Atlas with on hit. People start to turn on Atlas believing he has cheated somehow because Atlas smashed Kargin so easily.

It is at this time that a nobleman notices the disturbance and goes to find out. The people claim it is Atlas' fought and so the nobleman turns on Atlas as well. This leads to another fight and Atlas easily defeats the nobleman and takes him to the leader of the village. This is what Atlas wanted the whole time and it sets him into a flashback when he hears the leader voice. This is because he is the one Atlas know as the Human Lizard.

Chapter Two: Atlas the Untamed

In the Flash back it shows the Human Lizard leader of the city sacking Atlas' village as a child and killing his father and enslaving his mother. Atlas challenges the leader but fails and runs from his men. As he runs into some long grass he is grabbed by Chagra and held unto the raiders leave. As soon as they are gone the young Atlas runs into his home and grabs a crystal that is the symbol of their people. With this he is the chief of his people. When Chagra sees this he declares that he we follow Atlas.

Chapter Three: Avenger

In the years that follow Atlas becomes a greater and greater hero. He dispels evil gods, fights great beasts, rescues the defenseless and wins many trophies and gifts. the greatest is the Helmet of Champions. It is after this that he decides he must face the Human Lizard leader that killed his father.

Chapter Four: Human Lizard

Before they go to meet the Human Lizard, Chagra confesses that he can take Atlas to the Human Lizard and help him if Atlas takes him to the Crystal Mountain (the homeland of his people.) Atlas agrees and in short time Atlas is back in front of the Leader as the flashback ends. He then sees the Leader and the leader finally gives his name as Hyssa.

The End

As stated the end of this book gives no promise of a conclusion to the story. It declares if you want to hear the rest of the story you must write in. It appears that not enough people wrote in because Atlas doesn't seem to have been written about for many years.

Note: This issue contains the Hostess Superhero Ad, Batman and The Mummy.



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Move over New Gods. 0

If you are a fan of the original stories of the new gods you will love this book.  I would even say it is a better story in a similar style.  The story does have a major draw back however as the ending is a cliff hanger with no chance of a conclution unles fans write in.   It don't appear enough peopl wrote in becaue There dosen't seem to be a conclution and even if there was there is little chance of me finding out where it is now.  I know the character make a comeback in later comics but the ...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Very poor 0

The beginning is very attractive, Atlas being a powerful man close to a god. like Hercules was. We don't see major aspects of his personality. Half of story is a flashback and, at least me, can't see a climax and something to care about this.The main reason to read this is the old vintage aspect which I find it cool. Next we have the cover which is glorious, the best thing of this comic!Finally, I was very disappointed of the story. At the end the comic we are told an address where there were se...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

DC 1st Issue Special #1 0

DC 1st Issue Special #1 is a decent start to the series. The origin tale of Atlas is told, as promised by the cover. The story is pretty standard stuff for the genre, and what one would expect from Jack Kirby. Told partially in flashback, we are introduced to a character who would, years later, play a relatively important role in a major Superman story arc. (I think James Robinson must LOVE this series, as several of his signature characters have come from 1st Issue Special) The art is also on a...

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