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Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Black Knight/Yellow Claw, Vol. 1
by more…Werner Roth , Roz Kirby , George Roussos , John Severin , Manny Stallman , Bill Everett , Roy Thomas , Michael J. Vassallo …less , , , , , , ,
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published September 2nd 2009 by Marvel
(first published 2009)
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I always enjoy reading the older marvel stories before they became a superhero mega franchise. While most of the early Atlas (Marvel) stories remain firmly placed in the late Golden Age/Early Silver Age these actually carry plots forward to the modern age. Both characters in some form continue to be part of the modern Marvel Universe. Good reads and nice art. Recommended
These two series have little in common (apart from depicting Asian people with pale yellow skin) other than that they were started by the ornate artwork of Joe Maneely, who later handed them off to others. Stan Lee wrote the first issue of Black Knight, but beyond that, we don't really know. As such, Vasallo gives a lengthy afterword exploring the short-lived Maneely's career. I agree with Thoams's introduction that the shortness of the stories hampers their development. Sir Percy of Scandia, co ...more
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