I understand that reprints of Thomas Lammers’ “Tales of the Implosion, A History of the 1957 Atlas Implosion” are available once again. This work originally appeared in Alter Ego #49 (June 2005) but Tom expanded on it and added tables for his self published reprint. This is the best investigation available of the Atlas Implosion, the upheaval that forced the company that was to become Marvel Comics to cancel numerous titles and restrict their output. In relationship to the theme of this blog, this period is important in what it reveals about Jack Kirby’s return to being a freelance artist after the break-up of the Simon and Kirby studio. I frequently reference it and consider “Tales of the Implosion” one of the finest, most scholarly pieces of comic book history. It has my highest recommendation and at $12 is a steal. To order email Tom Lammers at firstname.lastname@example.org.