I am usually not on top of breaking news, but it caught my attention yesterday that Atlas Comics has been announced as relaunching. This is the line Martin Goodman ran briefly in the 1970s, using the old "Atlas" moniker that had been associated with his Magazine Management. And if you are familiar with comics lore, you recognize several of those names from the history of Marvel Comics.
I own a number of those 1970s Atlas Comics and they are...interesting. Usually not great, but I can see where an enterprising soul might look to them as properties that have potential. If you'd like to learn about the history of the original Atlas/Seaboard endeavor, I can think of no finer resource than The Atlas Archives. It has a ton of material on the ill-fated first incarnation of this Atlas.
It is a tough marketplace today, so I wish these guys a lot of luck in making this happen. And if they choose to revive the immortal title Police Action, I have a suggestion for the perfect person to write it. Seriously, Atlas, call him.
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