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The founder of Atlas/ Timely/ Marvel, Martin Goodman set up Atlas Comics (a division of his Seaboard Periodicals) to produce comic books as a direct rival to Marvel. Some speculate it was revenge for his son being removed as Marvel EIC. However the line folded in mid-1975 despite drawing in some of the best artists and writers in the business at the time including: Neal Adams, Howard Chaykin, Alex Toth, Steve Ditko, Rich Buckler, John Severin, Michael Fleisher, Russ Heath, Wally Wood, Walter Simonson, Larry Lieber and Mike Sekowsky. They where drawn to the new company by generous rates, return of original art, and a host of other creators rights (long before Image).

Atlas promised much but their printing schedule and content suffered from ego and creative problems between the managers, editors and creators. Eventually the whole thing ceased. Only the mens magazine 'Swank' would survive from Seaboard's titles.

The demise of Atlas did lead to change across the industry though when Marvel and DC began to start returning original art and offering better rates to creators. Also, Atlas' challenge to the Comics Code led to the further crumbling of the censorship system.

In 2010, Jason Goodman, grandson of Martin Goodman restarted Atlas Comics. "Atlas Original" has re-booted its old characters including: Grim Ghost, Pheonix, Wulf, Iron Jaw, and a crossover called Atlas Unified.

The characters published by Atlas Comics are:

Andrax

Berithe the Swordswoman

Blue Leopard

Brimstone (Atlas version)

The Brute

The Bog Beast

Lady Sarah Braddock

The Comanche Kid

The Cougar

The Cyclops

The Dark Avenger

Deathgrip

The Deiei

Demon Hunter

The Destructor

Devilina

Dr. Shroud

Doomstalker

The Dragon

The Eye (Atlas version)

Chris Galland

Elisa Galland

The Golden Fuhrer

The Golem (Atlas version)

The Grim Ghost

Hellblazer (Atlas version)

The Huntress (Atlas version)

Hypnos

Ironjaw

Kid Cody

Kronus

Sam Lomax

Lucifer (Atlas version)

Luke Malone, Manhunter

Man-Monster

John Targitt, Moonstalker

Midnight Man and The Mystery Men

Morlock (Atlas version)

Mutant Queen

The Phoenix (Atlas version)

Professor Death

The Protector

The Renegade

The Reptile Men

Satan

The Scorpion I (Atlas version)

The Scorpion II (Atlas version)

Sister Siren

Slaymaster

Snow Devils

Son Of Dracula

Son of Satan

Dr, Karlheinz Speer

Spider Priestess

Sgt. Hawk and the Sky Demon

Sgt. Stryker and his Death Squad

The Tarantula

John Targitt

Tiger-Man (Atlas version)

Tippy Teen

Vicki

War Hawk

Wulf the Barbarian

Many of the characters have their separate pages, while others do not.

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