- Full Description
Tales exploring science fiction, dark creatures and the supernatural as ACG thrives in the post-code world. These stories are some of the most readable and interesting from the period, even considering Stan Lee's work at Atlas. ACG editor and chief writer Richard Hughes escaped the typical clichés and presented off-beat tales--more fun to read now than most other comics of the time.
And the art is quite strong, too. This includes a rare post-EC appearance by Al Williamson on a nice sci-fi story, clearly inspired by Flash Gordon and Mongo. There's also fine work here by Ogden Whitney, best known today for his work on Herbie but here he worked very hard to present excellent stories, as well as outstanding covers, issue after issue.
Emil Gershwin is an unsung but excellent artist; he took over Starman from Ray Burnley at DC Comics. There is also work here by John Forte, who did lots of material for Stan Lee at Atlas, and by John Rosenberger, who stayed with ACG into the sixties and was the lead artist on many of their superhero titles.
Stories include "The Car That Came Alive," "The Foolproof Wishes," "The Undersea Empire," "Wrath of the Idol," etc.
- Additional Information
Item Code FOR10H Publisher PS Artbooks Publish Date 2015 ISBN 9781848639140 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 7x10 # Pages 240pg Color Full Color