Atlas [black & white] (Brand Emblem)

1951 - 1957
Number of Issues:
2298
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 2304 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
Police Action (1954 series) #4 June 1954 Atlas News Company, Inc.
Police Action (1954 series) #5 September 1954 Atlas News Company, Inc.
Police Action (1954 series) #6 October 1954 Atlas News Company, Inc.
Police Action (1954 series) #7 November 1954 Atlas News Company, Inc.
Police Badge #479 (1955 series) #5 September 1955 Prime Publications, Inc.
Private Eye (1951 series) #6 November 1951 Marvel Comics, Inc.
Private Eye (1951 series) #7 January 1952 Marvel Comics, Inc.
Private Eye (1951 series) #8 March 1952 Marvel Comics, Inc.
Quick Trigger Western (1956 series) #12 May 1956 Animirth Comics, Inc.
Quick Trigger Western (1956 series) #13 July 1956 Warwick Publications, Inc.
Quick Trigger Western (1956 series) #14 September 1956 Warwick Publications, Inc.
Quick Trigger Western (1956 series) #15 December 1956 Warwick Publications, Inc.
Quick Trigger Western (1956 series) #16 February 1957 Warwick Publications, Inc.
Quick Trigger Western (1956 series) #17 April 1957 Warwick Publications, Inc.
Quick Trigger Western (1956 series) #18 July 1957 Warwick Publications, Inc.
Quick Trigger Western (1956 series) #19 September 1957 Warwick Publications, Inc.
Rawhide Kid (1955 series) #1 March 1955 Cornell Publishing Corp.
Rawhide Kid (1955 series) #2 May 1955 Cornell Publishing Corp.
Rawhide Kid (1955 series) #3 July 1955 Cornell Publishing Corp.
Rawhide Kid (1955 series) #4 September 1955 Cornell Publishing Corp.
Rawhide Kid (1955 series) #5 November 1955 Cornell Publishing Corp.
Rawhide Kid (1955 series) #6 January 1956 Cornell Publishing Corp.
Rawhide Kid (1955 series) #7 March 1956 Cornell Publishing Corp.
Rawhide Kid (1955 series) #8 May 1956 Cornell Publishing Corp.
Rawhide Kid (1955 series) #9 July 1956 Cornell Publishing Corp.
Rawhide Kid (1955 series) #10 September 1956 Cornell Publishing Corp.
Rawhide Kid (1955 series) #11 November 1956 Cornell Publishing Corp.
Rawhide Kid (1955 series) #12 January 1957 Cornell Publishing Corp.
Rawhide Kid (1955 series) #13 March 1957 Cornell Publishing Corp.
Rawhide Kid (1955 series) #14 May 1957 Cornell Publishing Corp.
Rawhide Kid (1955 series) #15 July 1957 Cornell Publishing Corp.
Rawhide Kid (1955 series) #16 September 1957 Cornell Publishing Corp.
Red Warrior (1951 series) #6 December 1951 ?
The Ringo Kid Western (1954 series) #1 August 1954 Hercules Publishing Corporation
The Ringo Kid Western (1954 series) #2 October 1954 Hercules Publishing Corp.
The Ringo Kid Western (1954 series) #3 December 1954 Hercules Publishing Corp.
The Ringo Kid Western (1954 series) #4 February 1955 Hercules Publishing Corp.
The Ringo Kid Western (1954 series) #5 April 1955 Hercules Publishing Corp.
The Ringo Kid Western (1954 series) #6 June 1955 Hercules Publishing Corporation
The Ringo Kid Western (1954 series) #7 August 1955 Hercules Publishing Corporation
The Ringo Kid Western (1954 series) #8 October 1955 Hercules Publishing Corp.
The Ringo Kid Western (1954 series) #9 December 1955 Hercules Publishing Corp.
The Ringo Kid Western (1954 series) #10 February 1956 Hercules Publishing Corporation
The Ringo Kid Western (1954 series) #11 April 1956 Hercules Publishing Corp.
The Ringo Kid Western (1954 series) #12 June 1956 Hercules Publishing Corp.
The Ringo Kid Western (1954 series) #13 August 1956 Hercules Publishing Corp.
The Ringo Kid Western (1954 series) #14 October 1956 Hercules Publishing Corporation
The Ringo Kid Western (1954 series) #15 December 1956 Hercules Publishing Corporation
The Ringo Kid Western (1954 series) #16 February 1957 Hercules Publishing Corp.
The Ringo Kid Western (1954 series) #17 April 1957 Hercules Publishing Corp.
The Ringo Kid Western (1954 series) #18 June 1957 Hercules Publishing Corp.
The Ringo Kid Western (1954 series) #19 July 1957 Hercules Publishing Corp.
The Ringo Kid Western (1954 series) #20 August 1957 Hercules Publishing Corporation
The Ringo Kid Western (1954 series) #21 September 1957 Male Publishing Corp.
Riot (1954 series) #1 April 1954 Animirth Comics, Inc.
Riot (1954 series) #2 June 1954 Animirth Comics, Inc.
Riot (1954 series) #3 August 1954 Animirth Comics, Inc.
Riot (1954 series) #4 February 1956 Animirth Comics, Inc.
Riot (1954 series) #5 April 1956 Animirth Comics, Inc.
Riot (1954 series) #6 June 1956 Warwick Publications, Inc.
The Romances of Nurse Helen Grant (1957 series) #1 August 1957 Vista Publications, Inc.
Rugged Action (1954 series) #1 December 1954 ?
Rugged Action (1954 series) #2 February 1955 ?
Rugged Action (1954 series) #3 April 1955 Classic Syndicate, Inc.
Rugged Action (1954 series) #4 June 1955 ?
Sailor Sweeney (1956 series) #12 July 1956 Current Detective Stories, Inc.
Sailor Sweeney (1956 series) #13 September 1956 Current Detective Stories, Inc.
Sailor Sweeney (1956 series) #14 November 1956 Current Detective Stories, Inc.
Secret Story Romances (1953 series) #1 November 1953 Timely Comics, Inc.
Secret Story Romances (1953 series) #2 December 1953 Timely Comics, Inc.
Secret Story Romances (1953 series) #3 January 1954 Timely Comics, Inc.
Secret Story Romances (1953 series) #4 February 1954 Timely Comics, Inc.
Secret Story Romances (1953 series) #5 March 1954 Timely Comics, Inc.
Secret Story Romances (1953 series) #6 April 1954 Timely Comics, Inc.
Secret Story Romances (1953 series) #7 June 1954 Timely Comics, Inc.
Secret Story Romances (1953 series) #8 August 1954 Timely Comics, Inc.
Secret Story Romances (1953 series) #9 October 1954 Timely Comics, Inc.
Secret Story Romances (1953 series) #10 December 1954 Timely Comics, Inc.
Secret Story Romances (1953 series) #11 February 1955 Timely Comics, Inc.
Secret Story Romances (1953 series) #12 April 1955 Timely Comics, Inc.
Secret Story Romances (1953 series) #13 June 1955 Timely Comics, Inc.
Secret Story Romances (1953 series) #14 August 1955 Timely Comics, Inc.
Secret Story Romances (1953 series) #15 September 1955 Timely Comics, Inc.
Secret Story Romances (1953 series) #16 October 1955 Timely Comics, Inc.
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) #2 September 1956 ?
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 ?