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Atlas Comics Returns! Ghost Rider Producer Steven Paul Acquires a Majority Interest in Atlas Comics Library

Atlas Comics

At Cannes, Ghost Rider producer Steven Paul announced he has acquired a majority interest in the Atlas Comics library. He’s also signed a co-production and co-financing first-look deal with Paramount Pictures. The goal is to develop, produce, and release superhero films based on the classic comic books.

A writer’s room of nine individuals is being put together and overseen by Akiva Goldsman and his Weed Road Pictures.

Production is set to begin in the second quarter of 2020 with the first film to be released in 2021. The goal is to release one superhero project each year after.

Paul acquired the stake from its owner Nemesis Group and principal Jason Goodman, grandson of Martin Goodman. Goodman was the founder of Marvel Comics, which was later run by Martin’s cousin Stan Lee.

The actual character count is going on but from the initial announcement it sounds like publishing will be included. Jason Goodman who is taking a stake in the new Atlas company will head up publishing and be involved in the film and television projects.

Atlas has a long history in comics. Martin Goodman founded Timely Productions in 1939. He then created the division of Atlas Comics in the 1950s which was the original home to Marvel‘s characters. In the 1960s, that became Marvel Comics. Due to a bad deal, in 1974 Goodman and his son Charles “Chip” Goodman “re-launched” Atlas Comics.

Upon Martin Goodman’s death, the company remained untouched. In 2010 when Jason Goodman, Martin’s grandson, took possession. That resulted in a false start in an attempt to relaunch the publishing brand with Ardden Entertainment. Subsequent lawsuits over trademarks were launched as well.

Lloyd Kaufman to speak at the Troma Panel at Comic-Con 2011!

Official Press Release


Sell Your Own Comic Con 2011

July 13, 2011– Troma Entertainment, Inc. is proud to announce that Lloyd Kaufman, President of Troma Entertainment and Creator of the Toxic Avenger, will speak at the Troma Panel at Comic-Con 2011, titled “Can DIY Filmmaking Replace Hollywood? Selling Your Own Damn Movie Without Selling Your Soul!” The Troma Panel will be taking place at 9PM on Saturday, July 23rd in Room 9 of the San Diego Convention Center, 111 W. Harbor Drive.

Kaufman will be joined on the panel by leading film directors who have also been influenced by his films. Panelists will include Brian Taylor (Co-Director: “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance”), Steven Paul (Producer: “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance”, Spielberg’s upcoming “Ghost In The Shell”), actor Lance Henriksen (“Aliens”, “Terminator”), Adam Green (Dir: Hatchet II), Scott Mckinlay (Dir: Creep Van) and New York State Film Commissioner Pat Kaufman. Eisner Award-winner Mimi Cruz of Night Flight Comics will moderate the discussion, where Lloyd Kaufman, Creator of the Toxic Avenger, will offer the secrets of self-distribution to today’s indie filmmakers. During the Troma Panel, there will be a raffle for limited San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive numbered special editions of Mr. Kaufman’s new best-selling book “Sell Your Own Damn Movie!” as well as DVDs and Blu-Rays of his film “Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead.” Additional Troma merchandise will be available at the Troma Booth, Booth # 4017.

Established in 1974 by Yale friends Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz, Troma Entertainment is one of the longest running independent movie studios in United States’ history and one of the best-known names in the industry. World famous for movie classics like Kaufman’s The Toxic Avenger, Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead, Class of Nuke’em High, Mother’s Day, and Tromeo and Juliet, Troma’s seminal films are now being remade as big budget mainstream productions by the likes of Brett Ratner, Richard Saperstein, Akiva Goldsman, and Steven Pink.  Among today’s stars whose early work can be found in Troma’s 800+ film library are Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Jenna Fischer, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Kevin Costner, Fergie, Vincent D’Onofrio and Samuel L. Jackson. 

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