Marvel’s top artist from the 1950s finally gets reprinted in full

The Atlas Artist Edition Vol 1 Joe Maneely; a retro comic page
(Image credit: Fantagraphics)

Joe Maneely could well be one of the most important Marvel Comics’ artists you've never heard of; he was a prolific artist from Marvel's original imprint Atlas Comics, during the golden age of Comics and was a contemporary of Steve Ditko, John Romita, and John Buscema. For the first time many of this overlooked artist's best work is being reprinted in new book The Atlas Artist Edition Vol. 1: Joe Maneely.

Sadly Maneely died young at the age of 32 and never got to leave the horror, crime and western genres of Atlas and succeed in comic's silver age. But he did leave behind a spectacular body of work for Atlas that showcased his textured, chiaroscuro graphic approach to comic art.

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Ian Dean
Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creativebloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and leading video game title Official PlayStation Magazine. In his early career he wrote for music and film magazines including Uncut and SFX. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on AI, digital art and video game art and tech, and more to Creative Bloq, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5. He's also a keen Cricut user and laser cutter fan, and is currently crafting on Glowforge and xTools M1.