Retro Review: Venus #1 (August 1948)

The Golden Age of Comics was on the wane, and the superhero/adventure genre was waning, with romance on the rise.  Good thing Atlas Comics was ready to merge the two!  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Venus #1 awaits! VENUS #1 Writer: Uncredited Penciler: Ken Bald (Unconfirmed) Inker: Lin Streeter Colorist: Uncredited Editor: Stan Lee Publisher: Atlas (Marvel) Comics Cover Price: 10 Cents Current Near-Mint Pricing: $3,000.00 Previously in Venus:  I’m gonna be honest: When I started this week’s Retro Review, I was considering 1950s Marvel Boy #1, one of Marvel/Atlas Comics’ attempts to rekindle the fires of their comic

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Is Martin Goodman’s Grandson Trying To Get The Name Of Atlas Comics Back?

Once there was a Timely comics. Then it was known as Atlas Comics. Then it was known as Marvel Comics. In 2010, the grandson of Martin Goodman, Jason Goodman announced a partnership with his company Nemesis Group Inc and comic publisher Ardden Entertainment to relaunch his father’s Atlas Comics brand starting with two #0 issues featuring the… Read more »

Is Martin Goodman’s Grandson Trying To Get The Name Of Atlas Comics Back?

Dynamite Buys The Atlas Comics Trademark From Jeffrey Stevens

A few folk have been after the Atlas Comics trademark it seems. The second name of the company that would become Marvel Comics. Marvel’s founder Martin Goodman revived the name in 1974 after selling Marvel. The line soon folded. And …

Dynamite Buys The Atlas Comics Trademark From Jeffrey Stevens

RETRO REVIEW: Thrilling Adventure Stories #2 (August 1975)

Half the fun of a Retro Review is being able to show off some of my favorite comics (for good reasons or bad) that perhaps don’t have the level of visibility of a Hulk 181 or a Batman 429.  If you were to ask me for my short list of the best single issues I’ve ever read, I’d take about six months to whittle down the list, but the top five would certainly contain a certain star-studded Atlas/Seabrook jam…  Your Major Spoilers (retro) review awaits!

SUMMARY

Pros
One of the best single issues I’ve ever read.
Legends and future legends

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