Atlas Comics

Previously known as Timely Comics, Marvel Comics of the 1950's became known to the public as Atlas Comics. This was never the actual name of the company, but the error naturally occured because most fifties Marvel comics had on their cover not a Marvel logo, but instead an Atlas globe, the symbol of the company who distributed the comics.

Thanks to Jess Nevins for allowing me to use information from his excellent Golden Age Heroes Directory and his Guide to Golden Age Marvel Characters. Thanks also to Richard Boucher & Darrin Wiltshire @ PR-Publications for permission to use information from their equally brilliant collection of Golden Age Sites, PR Publications. Their knowledge of Golden Age characters far outstrips my own.


Romance Comics and Funny Animals

Horror Comics and Monster Characters

Heroes whose adventures were set in other eras

Superheroes, supervillains and other adventurers

(note that some of these guys started out as horror characters, and were retconned into the heroic mold)

Kent Blake

Battle Brady

Alfie Brown


Captain America


Gorilla Man

Human Robot


Jungle Boy

Rex Lane

Leopard Girl



Marvel Boy

Cliff Mason


Trouble Shooters

Jimmy Woo

Yellow Claw



Doug Grant

Clark Mason

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