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Nice Kirby take on a Conan the barbarian-like character.
Nothing was out of reach for him, the King could carry on with any concepts!
I always loved this aborted never-to-be series! If only Kirby had chance to do some more issues. Pencils and story are great! Berry inks are passable, but (of course!) Royer would have been far preferable!
...with both of you! This issue rocked -- and it would have been great if Jack had done more Atlas stories. It never ceases to amaze me how versatile Kirby was. He was the master of nearly every story genre he set his hand to. Superheroes, romance, Westerns, crime, science fiction, war, mystery/horror, adventure, even sword-and-sorcery -- he could do 'em all and do 'em as well as, or better than, anyone else who ever worked in comics. What an amazing talent!
There is a Kirby fan who says he has a page from a second issue of ATLAS. I recall asking him some specific questions about the page to try and rule out the chance the artwork is a presentation drawing or an unused page from the first story. He said the page is an interior panel page, and not related to the first story. Unfortunately he's got the page in storage. You never know, if there are two unpublished issues of the Dingbats there may be more unpublished material people have forgotten. I know for years I was told by several different people "No there are no more photocopies from the HUNGER DOGS." And then it turns out Jeremy Kirby had them.... I like to remain hopeful.