ATLAS

Real Name: Atlas

Identity/Class: Olympian god

Occupation: Unrevealed

Group Membership: Olympian Gods

Affiliations: Olympian Gods

Enemies: Dark Gods, Hercules, Thor

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mt. Olympus

First Appearance: Journey Into Mystery I#124 (January, 1966)

Powers/Abilities: Atlas possesses superhuman strength (lifting up to 80 tons), stamina, endurance and resistance to injury like other Olympian gods.

History:
(Journey Into Mystery I#124 (fb) - BTS)- In events as yet unrevealed, Atlas was relieved of his burden of holding up the heavens and admitted into Olympus. Once bald and clean-shaven, his hair and beard started growing back.

(Journey Into Mystery I#124) - Zeus interrupted a sparring match between Hercules and Atlas, proclaiming that it was time to get involved with Earth once again.

(Thor II#7 (fb))- Atlas was among the Olympians as they fought back against the Dark Gods impersonating the Asgardians. Overwhelmed by their number, the Olympians fought back for several days until Olympus was ravaged. The imposters then vanished as mysteriously as they had attacked.

(Thor II#7)- Beheld by the image of war torn Olympus, Thor and Hercules were attacked in turn by Hermes, Ares and Atlas. Atlas was struck by Thor's errant acting Mjolnir as it returned to his hand just as Pluto and then Zeus appeared to convince Hercules that they had been attacked without warning by Thor's kinsman, the Asgardians. As Atlas watched, Thor refused to accept Zeus' accusations as Hercules accused him of dishonoring his father. When Hercules decided to take Thor's word on the honor of the Asgardians, Zeus became slighted and banished them both to Earth.






Comments: Adapted by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Vincent Colletta.

Maybe this Atlas was the son of Poseidon and first king of Atlantis? Adding another reason for the name Atlantis in the MU.--Markus Raymond

Profile by Will U

CLARIFICATIONS:
Atlas is not to be confused with:


Images taken from:
Thor II#7, p10, pan1 (main)
Journey into Mystery I#124, p14, pan1 (fighting Hercules)


Appearances:
Journey into Mystery I#124 (January, 1966) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (pencils), Vince Colletta (inks)
Thor II#7 (January, 1999) - Dan Jurgens (writer), John Romita Jr. (pencils), Klaus Janson (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)

Last updated: 07/18/04

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