Atlas [black & white] (Brand Emblem)

1951 - 1957
Number of Issues:
2167
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!"

Brand emblem belongs to the brand group:

Brand Group Publisher Issues Year Began Year Ended Notes
Atlas Marvel 2171 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
Secret Story Romances (1953 series) #17 November 1955 Timely Comics, Inc.
Secret Story Romances (1953 series) #18 December 1955 Timely Comics, Inc.
Secret Story Romances (1953 series) #19 January 1956 Timely Comics, Inc.
Secret Story Romances (1953 series) #20 February 1956 Timely Comics, Inc.
Secret Story Romances (1953 series) #21 March 1956 Timely Comics, Inc.
Sergeant Barney Barker (1956 series) #1 August 1956 ?
Sergeant Barney Barker (1956 series) #2 October 1956 ?
Sergeant Barney Barker (1956 series) #3 December 1956 ?
Sherry the Showgirl (1956 series) #1 July 1956 Leading Magazine Corp.
Sherry the Showgirl (1956 series) #3 December 1956 Leading Magazine Corp.
Sherry the Showgirl (1957 series) #5 April 1957 Leading Magazine Corp.
Sherry the Showgirl (1957 series) #6 June 1957 Leading Magazine Corp.
Sherry the Showgirl (1957 series) #7 August 1957 Leading Magazine Corp.
Showgirls (1957 series) #2 August 1957 Medalion Publishing Corp.
Showgirls (1957 series) #4 February 1957 ?
Six-Gun Western (1957 series) #1 January 1957 Current Detective Stories, Inc.
Six-Gun Western (1957 series) #2 March 1957 Current Detective Stories, Inc.
Six-Gun Western (1957 series) #3 May 1957 Current Detective Stories, Inc.
Six-Gun Western (1957 series) #4 July 1957 Current Detective Stories, Inc.
Snafu (1955 series) #3 ?
Space Squadron (1951 series) #4 December 1951 ?
Space Worlds (1952 series) #6 April 1952 Male Publishing Corp.
Spaceman (1953 series) #1 September 1953 Cornell Publishing Corp.
Spaceman (1953 series) #2 November 1953 Cornell Publishing Corp.
Spaceman (1953 series) #3 January 1954 Cornell Publishing Corp.
Spaceman (1953 series) #4 March 1954 Cornell Publishing Corp.
Spaceman (1953 series) #5 May 1954 Cornell Publishing Corp.
Spaceman (1953 series) #6 July 1954 Cornell Publishing Corp.
Spellbound (1952 series) #1 March 1952 Animirth Comics, Inc.
Spellbound (1952 series) #2 April 1952 Animirth Comics, Inc.
Spellbound (1952 series) #3 May 1952 Animirth Comics, Inc.
Spellbound (1952 series) #4 June 1952 Animirth Comics, Inc.
Spellbound (1952 series) #5 July 1952 Animirth Comics, Inc.
Spellbound (1952 series) #6 August 1952 Animirth Comics, Inc.
Spellbound (1952 series) #7 September 1952 Animirth Comics, Inc.
Spellbound (1952 series) #8 October 1952 Animirth Comics, Inc.
Spellbound (1952 series) #10 December 1952 Animirth Comics, Inc.
Spellbound (1952 series) #11 January 1953 Animirth Comics, Inc.
Spellbound (1952 series) #12 February 1953 Animirth Comics, Inc.
Spellbound (1952 series) #13 March 1953 Animirth Comics, Inc.
Spellbound (1952 series) #14 April 1953 Animirth Comics, Inc.
Spellbound (1952 series) #15 June 1953 Animirth Comics, Inc.
Spellbound (1952 series) #16 August 1953 Male Publishing Corp.
Spellbound (1952 series) #17 September 1953 Male Publishing Corp.
Spellbound (1952 series) #18 December 1953 Male Publishing Corp.
Spellbound (1952 series) #19 February 1954 Male Publishing Corp.
Spellbound (1952 series) #20 March 1954 Male Publishing Corp.
Spellbound (1952 series) #21 April 1954 Male Publishing Corp.
Spellbound (1952 series) #22 May 1954 Male Publishing Corp.
Spellbound (1952 series) #23 June 1954 Male Publishing Corp.
Spellbound (1952 series) #24 October 1955 Bard Publishing Corp.
Spellbound (1952 series) #25 December 1955 Bard Publishing Corp.
Spellbound (1952 series) #26 February 1956 Bard Publishing Corp.
Spellbound (1952 series) #27 April 1956 Bard Publishing Corp.
Spellbound (1952 series) #28 June 1956 Bard Publishing Corp.
Spellbound (1952 series) #29 August 1956 Bard Publishing Corp.
Spellbound (1952 series) #30 October 1956 Bard Publishing Corp.
Spellbound (1952 series) #31 December 1956 Bard Publishing Corp.
Spellbound (1952 series) #32 February 1957 Bard Publishing Corp.
Spellbound (1952 series) #33 April 1957 Bard Publishing Corp.
Spellbound (1952 series) #34 June 1957 Bard Publishing Corp.
Sports Action (1950 series) #10 January 1952 Sports Action, Inc.
Sports Action (1950 series) #11 March 1952 Sports Action, Inc.
Sports Action (1950 series) #12 May 1952 Sports Action, Inc.
Sports Action (1950 series) #13 July 1952 Sports Action, Inc.
Sports Action (1950 series) #14 September 1952 Sports Action, Inc.
Spy Cases (1951 series) #10 April 1952 Hercules Publishing Corp.
Spy Cases (1951 series) #11 June 1952 Hercules Publishing Corporation
Spy Cases (1951 series) #12 August 1952 Hercules Publishing Corp.
Spy Cases (1951 series) #13 October 1952 Hercules Publishing Corporation
Spy Cases (1951 series) #18 August 1953 ?
Spy Fighters (1951 series) #5 November 1951 Classic Syndicate, Inc.
Spy Fighters (1951 series) #6 January 1952 Classic Syndicate, Inc.
Spy Fighters (1951 series) #7 March 1952 Classic Syndicate, Inc.
Spy Fighters (1951 series) #8 May 1952 Classic Syndicate, Inc.
Spy Fighters (1951 series) #9 July 1952 Classic Syndicate, Inc.
Spy Fighters (1951 series) #10 September 1952 Classic Syndicate, Inc.
Spy Fighters (1951 series) #11 November 1952 Classic Syndicate, Inc.
Spy Fighters (1951 series) #12 January 1953 Classic Syndicate, Inc.
Spy Fighters (1951 series) #13 March 1953 Classic Syndicate, Inc.
Spy Fighters (1951 series) #14 May 1953 Classic Syndicate, Inc.
Spy Fighters (1951 series) #15 July 1953 Classic Syndicate, Inc.
Spy Thrillers (1954 series) #2 January 1955 Prime Publications, Inc.
Spy Thrillers (1954 series) #4 May 1955 ?
Stories of Romance (1956 series) #5 March 1956 Leading Magazine Corp.
Stories of Romance (1956 series) #6 May 1956 Leading Magazine Corp.
Stories of Romance (1956 series) #7 July 1956 Leading Magazine Corp.
Stories of Romance (1956 series) #8 September 1956 Leading Magazine Corp.
Stories of Romance (1956 series) #9 December 1956 ?
Stories of Romance (1956 series) #11 April 1957 ?
Stories of Romance (1956 series) #13 August 1957 ?
Strange Stories of Suspense (1955 series) #5 October 1955 Classic Syndicate, Inc.
Strange Stories of Suspense (1955 series) #6 December 1955 Classic Syndicate, Inc.
Strange Stories of Suspense (1955 series) #7 February 1956 Classic Syndicate, Inc.
Strange Stories of Suspense (1955 series) #8 April 1956 Classic Syndicate, Inc.
Strange Stories of Suspense (1955 series) #9 June 1956 Classic Syndicate, Inc.
Strange Stories of Suspense (1955 series) #10 August 1956 Classic Syndicate, Inc.
Strange Stories of Suspense (1955 series) #11 October 1956 Classic Syndicate, Inc.
Strange Stories of Suspense (1955 series) #12 December 1956 Classic Syndicate, Inc.
Strange Stories of Suspense (1955 series) #13 February 1957 Classic Detective Stories, Inc.