Man from Atlantis Coming to DVD from Warner Archive

Next week, Warner Archive will be giving NBC’s 1977 drama series Man from Atlantis two collections available on DVD and digital download. The Complete TV Movies Collection will, as the title suggests, collect the four made-for-TV movies that originally aired between March and June of 1977. Similarly, The Complete Television Series will collect the thirteen … Continue Reading →

Unproduced Man From Atlantis Action Figures

I’ve written about NBC’s Man from Atlantis on many occasions in the past but this just might be my last post about the show for a while. I came across the following information at the Plaid Stallions website. Apparently Kenner, a toy company probably best known for its line of Star Wars action figures, was … Continue Reading →

Bookshelf: Man from Atlantis #5, #6, #7

Man from Atlantis #5, #6 and #7 First Published June, July & August 1978 Published by Marvel Comics Group I’m reviewing the final three issues of Marvel’s Man from Atlantis comic book at the same time for two reasons. First, they make up a three-part adventure, so reviewing them together makes sense. Second, I don’t … Continue Reading →

Bookshelf: Man from Atlantis #4

Man from Atlantis #4 First Published May 1978 Published by Marvel Comics Group Although the cover screams “All New!,” this issue is actually adapted from the third made-for-TV movie (Killer Spores, broadcast by NBC on May 17th, 1977) that led to the short-lived weekly series. This is mentioned on the first page in a small … Continue Reading →

Marvel Comics Promotes Its Television Adaptations

The late 1970s saw the premier of two weekly television series based on Marvel Comics characters: The Incredible Hulk and The Amazing Spider-Man. Both aired on CBS and both began as made-for-TV movies. A ninety-minute telefilm called Spider-Man, starring Nicholas Hammond, was broadcast on Wednesday, September 14th, 1977 from 8-9:30PM. Several weeks later, on Friday, … Continue Reading →

Man From Atlantis Submarine Auctioned in 2009

The submarine miniature, that is. It was auctioned off during the second day of Profile In History‘s Hollywood Auction 36 on May 1st, 2009. The Live Auctioneers website has images and the original description from the auction catalog, which gave the miniature an estimated sale price of between $3,000 and $5,000. According to a list … Continue Reading →

Bookshelf: Man from Atlantis #3

Man from Atlantis #3 First Published April 1978 Published by Marvel Comics Group At the end of issue #2, which I reviewed in October of 2009, poor Mark Harris was helplessly strapped to an operating table, a mind-controlled Dr. Elizabeth Merrill standing over him with a scalpel in her hand, ready to dissect him for … Continue Reading →

Bookshelf: Man from Atlantis #2

Man from Atlantis #2 First Published March 1978 Published by Marvel Comics Group Unlike the giant-size premiere issue (read my review here), the second issue of Marvel’s comic book adaptation of NBC’s Man from Atlantis contained just one story. Titled “Into the Bermuda Triangle,” the story opened with Dr. Elizabeth Merrill asking Dr. Miller Simon … Continue Reading →