January 16, 2008

The Atlas Archives - A history of the short-lived comics publisher, Atlas/Seaboard (1974-1975)
  • LOL, thanks! The history page is fascinating--I'd only heard part of it before--and the cover galleries are great. I had no idea how much talent was involved in Atlas. I have issue #3 of the Scorpion and of Tiger-Man somewhere in my collection with very fond memories attached. Hopped on my spider-bike (with banana seat), rode up to the local convenience store and bought 'em off a comics spinner rack when I was just a little kid. How many things in that last sentence don't exist anymore? :-)
  • I've a bit of a soft spot for Howard Chaykin's work, so I was pleased to see some of his gear amongst this, which I'd never heard of. Grand link.
  • Recently hanged Revolutionary War highwayman Matthew Dunsinane is going to suffer the tortures of perdition, thanks to his new found buddy Satan... unless, of course, they can make a "deal". Lucifer wants Matthew to keep him supplied with souls for his domain since evil people deserve to die ! Armed with a few parlor tricks supplied by Satan, the Grim Ghost is sent into the 20th Century to harvest his crop of evil-doers. He rides mounted atop a jet black steed laughing like a demon from the darkest pits of hell only to battle evil in our time. I just thought that bore repeating.