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Personal Collection // Frank  Thorne // Blazing Battle Tales #1 Cover (Frank Thorne) (1975)

Title: Blazing Battle Tales #1 Cover (Frank Thorne) (1975)
Artists: Frank  Thorne all
Issue: 01
Page: Cover
Media Type: Pencil and Ink
Art Type: Cover
Status: Personal Collection
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July 1975, Blazing Battle Tales #1 Cover, Frank Thorne pencils/inks, “The One-Armed Beast” A stellar Bronze Age one-shot #1 cover by Atlas/Seaboard; This glorious cover features Sgt Hawk; The cover is super twice-up size (14 ½’ by 23’); The founder of Atlas/Marvel, Martin Goodman set up Atlas Comics (a division of his Seaboard Periodicals) to produce comic books as a direct rival to Marvel. Some speculate it was revenge for his son being removed as Marvel Editor In Chief. However the line folded in mid-1975 despite drawing in some of the best artists and writers in the business at the time including: Neal Adams, Howard Chaykin, Alex Toth, Steve Ditko, Rich Buckler, John Severin, Michael Fleisher, Russ Heath, Wally Wood, Walter Simonson,Frank Thorne, Larry Lieber and Mike Sekowsky. They where drawn to the new company by generous rates, return of original art, and a host of other creators rights (long before Image).

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