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Atlas Comics (Firm : 1951-1957)


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    • Sphere Publications
    • 20th Century Comics Corp (Firm : 1951-1957)
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        United States
    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Comic books, strips, etc.
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      • found: Adventure into Mystery, Vol. 1, no. 3 (September, 1956:from cover (Atlas Comics)
      • found: Wikipedia website, viewed June 6, 2016:Atlas Comics (1950s) (Atlas Comics (1951-1957) is the 1950s comic book publishing company that evolved into Marvel Comics. Magazine and paperback novel publisher Martin Goodman, whose business strategy involved having a multitude of corporate entities, used Atlas as the umbrella name for his comic book division during this time. Atlas evolved out of Goodman's 1940s comic book division, Timely Comics, and was located on the 14th floor of the Empire State Building. This company is distinct from the 1970s comic book company, also founded by Goodman, that is known as Atlas/Seaboard Comics)
      • found: Wikipedia, December 3, 2018(Timely Comics; umbrella name for the comics division of pulp magazine publisher Martin Goodman; founded in 1939 as Timely Publications, during the Golden Age of comic books; based in the McGraw-Hill Building, New York City; Timely Comics, Inc. was formed April 1941; moved in 1942 to the 14th floor of the Empire State Building, where it remained until 1951; Timely eliminated virtually all its staff positions in 1948; for Timely, the Golden Age of comics appears to have ended with cancellation of Captain America Comics as issue #75 (Feb. 1950); Timely Comics was rebranded as Atlas Comics; Goodman's strategy involved having various magazines and comic books published by a number of companies all operating out of the same office and with the same staff; one of these shell companies under which Timely Comics was published was named Marvel Comics by at least May 1944, years before he would formally adopt the name in 1961)
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      • 2016-06-06: new
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