By mid to late1950 he was back freelancing for Stan Lee at Timely, though now called Atlas Comics, their covers possessing an Atlas "globe" logo. The globe originally stood for the name of Goodman's distribution company but would come to be a name for the line through the 1950's.
Here is a list of all the titles and issues that feature Atlas stories by
ALL TRUE CRIME #46,47,49,51
AMAZING DETECTIVE CASES #10
ARIZONA KID #2
BLACK RIDER #14
CRIME CAN'T WIN #5,9,11,12
CRIME CASES COMICS #8,10,11,12
CRIME EXPOSED #4,9,10,
CRIME MUST LOSE #8,9,10
JUSTICE COMICS #27,28,36
SPORTS ACTION #6
SPY CASES #4
THE GUNHAWK #15
WESTERN OUTLAWS AND SHERIFFS #73
In addition, there are 4 instances of panels taken out of
|#7882 SPORTS ACTION #6 (Mar/51) 5 pages|
The next story is
|#7922 AMAZING DETECTIVE CASES #5 (Mar/51) 4 pages|
The third story is from SPY CASES #4 (Mar/51), a title that ran 19 issues starting with #26 (Sept/50, continuing the numbering from THE KELLYS #25) 27,28 and 4-19 (Oct/53). Begun as a spy comic book, after the Korean War started is began to feature occasional war stories and covers before converting completely to war content with #11 (June/52) through #15 (Feb/53), whereby it went back to a spy comic for its last 4 issues.
|#7925 SPY CASES #4 (Apr/51) 5 pages|
|#8026 ARIZONA KID #2 (May/51) 4 pages|
One of my favorite crime splashes in CRIME EXPOSED #4 (June/51).
|#8085 CRIME EXPOSED #4 (June/51) 6 pages|
Another western, this time BLACK RIDER #14 (May/51).
|#8095 BLACK RIDER #14 (May/51) 4 pages|
|#8177 CRIME CAN'T WIN #5 (June/51) 7 pages|
|#8197 THE GUNHAWK #15 (June/51) 3 pages|
|Pete Tumlinson cover|
|#8283 KID COLT OUTLAW #15 (July/51) 4 pages|
Now comes the start of a long string of crime stories. The first comes by way of CRIME MUST LOSE #8 (Aug/51). This also happens to be the last Atlas crime comic issue I needed. It took me years to find a copy! The script here is by Carl Wessler who also wrote one other story in this issue, "Flaming Vengeance!". Wessler was the most prolific Crime writer in the Atlas titles. By my count, he wrote a complete total of 147 stories. These identifications are based on Wessler's own notes and records of story titles.
|#8354 CRIME MUST LOSE #8 (Aug/51) 5 pages|
|#8668 ALL-TRUE CRIME #46 (Sept/51) 5 pages|
|#8751 CRIME MUST LOSE #9 (Oct/51) 6 pages|
|#8835 CRIME CASES COMICS #8 (Nov/51) 6 pages|
The story below was scripted by Carl Wessler, who wrote 2 others this issue, "The Decoy" and "Terrance Craig - The Gangster from the Gutter!".
|#8917 ALL-TRUE CRIME #47 (Nov/51) 5 pages|
Another story by Carl Wessler, who wrote 3 of the 4 stories this issue, "The Racketeer", The Man Who Squealed" and the Sitton one below.
|#8981 CRIME MUST LOSE #10 (Dec/51) 5 pages|
Bingo!! A Carl Wessler jackpot! All 4 stories this issue were written by Wessler, stories by Tony DiPreta, George Tuska,
|#9009 AMAZING DETECTIVE CASES #10 (Jan/52) 5 pages|
|#9248 CRIME EXPOSED #9 (Feb/52) 5 pages|
|#9255 CRIME CAN'T WIN #9 (Feb/52) 6 pages|
Carl Wessler in two stories this issue,
|#9446 ALL-TRUE CRIME #49 (Mar/52) 6 pages|
Two Carl Wessler stories,
|#9522 CRIME EXPOSED #10 (Mar/52) 6 pages|
Three stories by Carl Wessler this issue. Tony DiPreta, unknown and
|#9530 CRIME CASES COMICS #10 (Mar/52) 5 pages|
Horrendously muddy coloring on the next story.
|#9533 JUSTICE COMICS #27 (May/52) 6 pages|
Trifecta! A third all-Carl Wessler issue! Wessler story art by Jerry Robinson,
|#9836 CRIME CASES COMICS #11 (May/52) 5 pages|
Ask an Atlas collector who was the first artist to draw The Ringo Kid and 10 times out of 10 you'll get the same answer, Joe Maneely. But while Maneely did co-create the beloved Atlas western hero in 1954, draw the first 5 issues, the last 6 issues, and 19 of the 21 covers, he was not the first Atlas artist to draw the "Ringo Kid". That privilege belongs to
|Bill Everett cover!|
|#9920 WESTERN OUTLAWS and SHERIFFS #73 (June/52) p.1|
A fourth all Carl Wessler issue. Wessler scripts for Jerry Robinson, Tony DiPreta, Jack Keller and
|#9957 CRIME CAN'T WIN #11 (June/52)|
|#9972 JUSTICE COMICS #28 (July/52) 5 pages|
|#A-48 ALL TRUE CRIME #51 (July/52) 6 pages|
|#A-136 CRIME CAN'T WIN #12 (Sept/52) 6 pages|
Three more Carl Wessler stories this issue. George Tuska,
|#A-212 CRIME CASES COMICS #12 (July/52) 5 pages|
Switching gears now we have
|#A-485 BATTLE #11 (Aug52) 5 pages|
This could possibly be the very last comic book story
|#A-469 JUSTICE COMICS #36 (Apr/53) 6 pages|
In 4 instances panels from
First we have a large, nearly half-page text illustration found in BLACK RIDER #15 (July/51). Placing the image is easy as it is the splash panel to the "Cash Devlin" story seen above in this post from THE GUNHAWK #15 (June/51).
Next is the text illustration found in ARIZONA KID #4 (Sept/51). This panel is easily found as page 4, panel 1 from the "Hank Roebuck" story in KID COLT OUTLAW #15 (July/51).
Lastly, I've found what appears to be a
|Sitton-esque text illo. from ALL-TRUE CRIME #37 (Feb/50)|
|Sitton-esque text illo. from JUSTICE COMICS #29 (Sept/52)|