Atlas (DC)(02 - Project 7734)
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Atlas rarely has need for weapons, relying instead on his mighty strength and agility. It is not clear if his superhuman abilities derive from the glowing crystal taken from the Crystal Mountain, or are instead inherent in his genetic makeup. Although it is clear that his father was mortal, there is evidence that suggests Atlas may himself be an immortal.
A hero in undefined ancient times, possibly in Greece. As a child, Atlas saw the slave raiders of the evil King Hyssa burn his village, capture his mother and friends, and kill his father. Escaping from the slavers' clutches, young Atlas was taken in by a man named Chagra, who observed that Atlas was 'a strange child' with the strength of a full grown man. When Chagra saw the strange glowing crystal carried by Atlas, he realized that Atlas's people were from the fabled Crystal Mountain and that Atlas was the inheritor of the mountains powers. As Atlas grew to manhood, he became a hero in his own right, helping innocent people with his Herculean strength. However, his lust for vengeance against Hyssa was ever present. All his training, all his preparation, all his adult life led up to the one moment when Atlas would confront King Hyssa one final time. It is not yet known how that confrontation turned out.
Created by Jack Kirby
First Appearance: 1st Issue Special (1975) #1
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1st Issue Special (1975)
Action Comics (1938)
Justice League of America (2006)
#42#45 Supergirl (2005)
- 'Prelude to the Dark Things'
#44 Superman (1939)
- 'Codename: Patriot, Part 3'#53
HC Superman: Codename: Patriot (2010)
- 'The Coming of Atlas'#677
- 'The Coming of Atlas, Part 1: The World On His Shoulders'#678
- 'The Coming of Atlas, Part 2: Time Lost'#679
- 'The Coming of Atlas, Part 3: All That's Red and Blue Falls Down'#680
- 'The Coming of Atlas, Part 4: Man of Yore, Dog of Tomorrow'#682
- 'New Krypton, Part Six: Invasive Surgery'#685#686
- 'Yesterday and Tomorrow'#687
- 'Power and Weakness'#689
- 'The Tourist'#690
- 'The Setup'#693
HC Superman: Mon-El (2010)
- 'Superman: Codename: Patriot'TPB
- 'Superman: Codename: Patriot'
Superman: Secret Files 2009 (2009)
Superman: War of the Supermen (2010)
#4 Superman: War of the Supermen (FCBD) (2010)
- 'The Battle for Survival'
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen Special (2008)
#1 The DC Comics Encyclopedia (2004)
- 'From a Cub to a Wolf'
HC The Jack Kirby Omnibus (2011)
- 'The DC Comics Encyclopedia'HC
- 'The DC Comics Encyclopedia: Updated And Expanded'
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