Official Press Release
Dave Elliott, publisher for Atomeka, announced that the company he started in
1985 with Garry Leach (co-creator of Miracleman) would return to active
"Over the years, I have worked for a number of companies, but on recent
reflection, I have never been able to get the sense of satisfaction and
achievement that I felt producing 'A1' with Garry."
Elliott continued by talking about his plans for the future. "Atomeka was
always about putting fun and experimenting first, which we will continue to
do. Current plans include everything from comics based on true stories to
parodies, from science fiction to westerns."
He went on to say that there are plans to release a trade paper back or two
of the material from the first series of 'A1' with the possibility of a new
series of specials later next year. "It all depends on everyone's schedules
and willingness to participate. It's not something I want to do just for the
sake of it."
What will be coming is a trade collection of monster and horror stories under
the collected title of 'Monster Massacre.' Monster Massacre will also be a
mini-series premiering sometime next year. The first series will focus on the
title "Alien Arena," which is also the subject of a color 2 issue series in
August. "Alien Arena is the WWF meets Star Trek. A mixture of whop'em, smash
'em fights with a look at the political mechanization's of the galaxy at
large. Imagine our first contact with the rest of the universe and it turns
out they are all wrestling freaks."
Alien Arena also brings back Elliott's Sharky character published under Image
a few years ago. "Sharky was about the kid in all of us who wants to be more
than he is sooner than nature will allow. I always loved the idea of being
able to hide in another body and do things that would never come back to you."
Atomeka's first title will be a special called 'Maximum Force.' It ships in
July and is a no ads collection of two stories illustrated by Simon Bisley
featuring the oddest group of characters ever seen in a superhero group. This
too will serve as a precursor to a new 'Maximum Force' series next year. "
Maximum Force has always been about how a lonely eclectic group of super
powered beings manage to survive as a family unit without killing each other.
They are fully prepared to save the world, but are more likely to get
involved with drunks, misfits and sorting out each others personal problems."
Like Maximum Force, Atomeka makes no promises to save the world as we know
it, but we are going to try and have some fun trying.