Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Black and White Wednesday: Thrilling Adventure Splashes by Simonson, Severin, Toth, Heath, Thorne, and more

Season's Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Today we're gonna look back at the superior artistry of Atlas/Seaboard's two (wish it'd been a few hundred) issue Thrilling Adventure Stories (November 1974/May 1975)! Ernie Colon! Jack Sparling! Leo Summers! Frank Thorne! Russ Heath! Walt Simonson! John Severin! Alex Toth! Dang, no wonder Ol' Groove still prizes those two magnificent mags so highly!

Oh, and if you find the "Thrilling Adventure Stories" link in the Stream of Comicbook Consciousness over in the sidebar, you can read most of these titanic tales--if you've the notion...


  1. The Atlas-Seaboard stuff was just a short-lived gem in what was a pretty sparse comics landscape in the mid-70's, an injection of excitement. Too bad it didn't last more than a few months.

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  2. Wow! I have only seen 1 issue of an atlas comic.the b&w comics must have rocked!

  3. Dude... I bought up all the Atlas at first, and really dug the Scorpion by Chaykin (had a Kaluta Shadow sort of feel to it, for me, being set in the 30s) before he donned the blue-tights outfit. I was not aware of the B&W works though, by Atlas. Thanks for the education and Make Mine Sad Sack! Happy New Year.

    1. Speaking of Happy New Year, just wait 'til Tuesday the 5th. Heh, heh, heh...

    2. Sir Groove - If you want to show Scorpion #1 from Atlas (and save me from digging through a some long boxes) I would be most appreciative!!! You would be the Acme of 1970s comic fandom!!! Until such time, MMSS!

    3. Did that bleems ago, CH! Here's the link (you have to pass up some choice Dicko/Wood art to get to it, heh, heh...)



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