Thursday, November 12, 2009

Highlighting House Ads: Atlas-Seaboard Magazines

While Atlas-Seaboard may not have had all that many great comics, they certainly had some cool house ads. Here's a small one that ran as a half-page ad, trumpeting the company's line of black and white magazines. This simply designed, yet effective ad by Ernie Colon showcases three titles, one of which you may not recognize. I assume that at some point, it was decided that Tales of the Sorceress would work better simply as Devilina. I'm sure there's an interesting back story there, as is usually the case with Atlas-Seaboard. This one also ran in some of the color comics at the time. It's too bad they couldn't find room for either Gothic Romances or Movie Monsters in the ad.

1 comment:

Dan said...

Wow ... this one really takes me back (as does a pretty fair amount of everything you post, of course). Those first few Atlas Seaboards & the house ads therein seemed sooooooo promising ...