Explore Marvel's Early War Comics in 'Atlas at War!'
This compilation restores some of Atlas Comics' classic combat tales!
Back before Marvel became the House of Ideas we know and love today, it started out under the name Atlas Comics. During the 1950s, people of all stripes were looking for stories, and Atlas wanted to tell them. From horror to science fiction to romance, Atlas covered everything. But notably, in the immediate post-World War II era, war stories were a big part of Atlas' offerings.
Comics historian Dr. Michael J. Vassallo handpicked sixteen of Atlas' war titles and restored them for a new collection: Atlas at War!
The comics chosen by Dr. Vassallo for Atlas at War! were written by some of Marvel's heavy hitters, including Russ Heath, John Severin, Bernie Krigstein, Joe Maneely, Jerry Robinson, Steve Ditko, and Jack Kirby. Painstaking care was taken to restore every comic to its original glory, thanks to comic art restorer Allan Harvey.
Here are some examples of the results:
From the book description on Amazon: "Atlas at War! covers the brutal pre-code period where graphic depictions of war action were rendered by artists who were World War II veterans themselves, as well as the post-code period, where code restrictions forced creators to tell stories without graphic violence but produced some of the most beautiful comic art of the genre."
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