Atlas [black & white] (Brand Emblem)

1951 - 1957
Number of Issues:
1725
Notes:
Black and white globe, usually with longitude and latitude lines, with a banner across it reading "Atlas" in black letters. See also a color version used in 1944.

According to an article in Alter Ego (vol. 3) #49 by Tom Lammers, Atlas was intended as a publisher's brand, not as a distribution mark. The Atlas logo was first used on November 1951 issues, but Kable News Co. continued to distribute the issues through the August 1952 issues, and it's "K" logo and the logo of the independent distributors' union continued to appear along side the Atlas globe. The Atlas globe also remained in use through the September 1957 issues, plus one of the two issues cover-dated October 1957, while A.N.C. had taken over distribution as of November, 1956. No indication of A.N.C.'s distribution appeared on the cover while the Atlas globe remained.

Additionally, interior pages encouraged readers to "look for the Atlas seal on the cover!"
Editing

Brand emblem belongs to the brand group:

Brand Group Publisher Issues Year Began Year Ended Notes
Atlas Marvel 1729 1944 1957

Brand emblem is in use at the following publishers:

Publisher Year Began Year Ended Notes
Marvel 1951 1957
Superior Publishers Limited 1952 1952 Used on comics reprinted in Canada at this time.
Issue Publication Date Indicia Publisher
Western Gunfighters (1956 series) #23 December 1956 Canam Publishers Sales Corp.
Western Gunfighters (1956 series) #24 February 1957 Canam Publishers Sales Corp.
Western Kid (1954 series) #1 December 1954 Chipiden Publishing Corp.
Western Kid (1954 series) #4 June 1955 Chipiden Publishing Corp.
Western Kid (1954 series) #7 December 1955 Chipiden Publishing Corp.
Western Kid (1954 series) #11 August 1956 Chipiden Publishing Corp.
Western Kid (1954 series) #13 December 1956 Chipiden Publishing Corp.
Western Outlaws (1954 series) #1 February 1954 Animirth Comics, Inc.
Western Outlaws (1954 series) #3 June 1954 Animirth Comics, Inc.
Western Outlaws (1954 series) #11 October 1955 Animirth Comics, Inc.
Western Outlaws (1954 series) #12 December 1955 Animirth Comics, Inc.
Western Outlaws (1954 series) #13 February 1956 Animirth Comics, Inc.
Western Outlaws (1954 series) #14 April 1956 Animirth Comics, Inc.
Western Outlaws (1954 series) #15 June 1956 Warwick Publications, Inc.
Western Outlaws (1954 series) #16 August 1956 Warwick Publications, Inc.
Western Outlaws (1954 series) #18 January 1957 Warwick Publications, Inc.
Western Outlaws (1954 series) #20 May 1957 ?
Western Outlaws (1954 series) #21 August 1957 Warwick Publications, Inc.
Western Outlaws and Sheriffs (1949 series) #70 December 1951 Interstate Publishing Corp.
Western Outlaws and Sheriffs (1949 series) #71 February 1952 ?
Western Outlaws and Sheriffs (1949 series) #73 June 1952 ?
Western Tales of Black Rider (1955 series) #28 May 1955 Canam Publishers Sales Corp.
Western Thrillers (1954 series) #1 ?
Western Thrillers (1954 series) #3 January 1955 Animirth Comics, Inc.
Western Thrillers (1954 series) #4 February 1955 Animirth Comics, Inc.
Western Trails (1957 series) #1 May 1957 Sports Action, Inc.
Western Trails (1957 series) #2 July 1957 Sports Action, Inc.
Wild (1954 series) #2 March 1954 Interstate Publishing Corp.
Wild (1954 series) #3 April 1954 Interstate Publishing Corp.
Wild (1954 series) #4 June 1954 Interstate Publishing Corp.
Wild Western (1948 series) #19 December 1951 Western Fiction Publishing Co., Inc.
Wild Western (1948 series) #20 February 1952 ?
Wild Western (1948 series) #21 April 1952 ?
Wild Western (1948 series) #22 June 1952 ?
Wild Western (1948 series) #23 August 1952 ?
Wild Western (1948 series) #24 October 1952 ?
Wild Western (1948 series) #25 December 1952 ?
Wild Western (1948 series) #26 February 1953 ?
Wild Western (1948 series) #27 April 1953 ?
Wild Western (1948 series) #28 June 1953 ?
Wild Western (1948 series) #29 August 1953 ?
Wild Western (1948 series) #30 October 1953 ?
Wild Western (1948 series) #31 December 1953 ?
Wild Western (1948 series) #32 February 1954 Western Fiction Publishing Co., Inc.
Wild Western (1948 series) #33 April 1954 ?
Wild Western (1948 series) #34 June 1954 ?
Wild Western (1948 series) #35 August 1954 ?
Wild Western (1948 series) #36 September 1954 ?
Wild Western (1948 series) #37 October 1954 ?
Wild Western (1948 series) #38 November 1954 ?
Wild Western (1948 series) #39 December 1954 ?
Wild Western (1948 series) #40 January 1955 Western Fiction Publishing Co., Inc.
Wild Western (1948 series) #41 February 1955 Western Fiction Publishing Co., Inc.
Wild Western (1948 series) #42 March 1955 ?
Wild Western (1948 series) #43 May 1955 ?
Wild Western (1948 series) #44 July 1955 Western Fiction Publishing Co., Inc.
Wild Western (1948 series) #45 September 1955 ?
Wild Western (1948 series) #46 November 1955 Western Fiction Publishing Co., Inc.
Wild Western (1948 series) #47 January 1956 ?
Wild Western (1948 series) #48 March 1956 ?
Wild Western (1948 series) #49 May 1956 ?
Wild Western (1948 series) #50 July 1956 Western Fiction Publishing Co., Inc.
Wild Western (1948 series) #51 September 1956 Western Fiction Publishing Co., Inc.
Wild Western (1948 series) #52 November 1956 Western Fiction Publishing Co., Inc.
Wild Western (1948 series) #53 January 1957 Western Fiction Publishing Co., Inc.
Wild Western (1948 series) #54 March 1957 ?
Wild Western (1948 series) #55 May 1957 Western Fiction Publishing Co., Inc.
Wild Western (1948 series) #56 July 1957 Western Fiction Publishing Co., Inc.
Wild Western (1948 series) #57 September 1957 Western Fiction Publishing Co., Inc.
World of Fantasy (1956 series) #1 May 1956 Chipiden Publishing Corp.
World of Fantasy (1956 series) #2 July 1956 Chipiden Publishing Corp.
World of Fantasy (1956 series) #3 September 1956 ?
World of Fantasy (1956 series) #6 March 1957 Chipiden Publishing Corp.
World of Fantasy (1956 series) #7 May 1957 ?
World of Fantasy (1956 series) #8 August 1957 Chipiden Publishing Corp.
World of Mystery (1956 series) #1 June 1956 Gem Publications, Inc.
World of Mystery (1956 series) #2 August 1956 Gem Publications, Inc.
World of Mystery (1956 series) #3 October 1956 Gem Publications, Inc.
World of Mystery (1956 series) #4 December 1956 Gem Publications, Inc.
World of Mystery (1956 series) #5 February 1957 Gem Publications, Inc.
World of Mystery (1956 series) #6 April 1957 Gem Publications, Inc.
World of Mystery (1956 series) #7 July 1957 Gem Publications, Inc.
World of Suspense (1956 series) #1 April 1956 Atlas News Company, Inc.
World of Suspense (1956 series) #2 June 1956 Atlas News Company, Inc.
World of Suspense (1956 series) #3 August 1956 Atlas News Company, Inc.
World of Suspense (1956 series) #4 October 1956 Atlas News Company, Inc.
World of Suspense (1956 series) #5 December 1956 Atlas News Company, Inc.
World of Suspense (1956 series) #6 February 1957 Atlas News Company, Inc.
World of Suspense (1956 series) #7 April 1957 Atlas News Company, Inc.
World of Suspense (1956 series) #8 July 1957 Atlas Magazines, Inc.
World's Greatest Songs (1954 series) #1 September 1954 Male Publishing Corp.
Wyatt Earp (1955 series) #1 November 1955 ?
Wyatt Earp (1955 series) #2 January 1956 ?
Wyatt Earp (1955 series) #3 March 1956 ?
Wyatt Earp (1955 series) #4 May 1956 ?
Wyatt Earp (1955 series) #5 July 1956 ?
Wyatt Earp (1955 series) #6 September 1956 ?
Wyatt Earp (1955 series) #7 November 1956 ?
Wyatt Earp (1955 series) #8 January 1957 Interstate Publishing Corp.
Wyatt Earp (1955 series) #9 March 1957 ?