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Original Art Stories: The Unpublished Atlas - Morlock 2001 #4 Cover Art

I'm sure that more than a few of the Atlas (Seaboard) fans and collectors will appreciate this post, as short as it is.  This art constitutes a definite find indeed, and it's an overall piece of history.  Alan Kupperberg penciled this cover back in 1974 just before the title was cancelled, as Atlas fans know, issue #3 of the title ended on a cliff-hanger (with stunning art by Steve Ditko and Bernie Wrightson) with the promise of the storyline being resolved.  Sadly it wasn't to be and the title was duly cancelled and the finale never published.

A few months ago I began to speak to Alan with the view of covering his time at Atlas (which will be appearing soon).  In process of Alan digging into the recesses of his mind, he also dug through his art files and found these two covers.  The pencils were drawn in 1974 and the inks completed in 2002, using a lightbox.  Once Alan told me that he'd found the covers I couldn't cut a deal fast enough and here it all is, for al…

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