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Friday, February 18, 2011

In Search of Atlantis Contest: Conclusion!

As mentioned on the Shrine yesterday, apparently I spoke too soon when it came to declaring More Fun #73 the first time Atlantis was referenced in a DC comic.

The commenter known as Aqua Buckeye was right in submitting this Zatara story from Action Comics #17, cover-dated October 1939:
...yep, there it is, plain as day. Whoever would have guessed Atlantis became part of the future DCU so early???

So this means that Aqua Buckeye is the winner of the variant Brightest Day #17. But thanks to the extreme generosity of F.O.A.M.er Joe Slab, both Aqua Buckeye and the original winner, F.O.A.M.er Robert Robinson, will be getting copies of that particular book! Thanks Joe, you saved the Shrine from even more embarrassment!

My apologies for the confusion and jumping the gun a bit on this particular contest. The Shrine is always striving to present the most accurate information possible, and I think my enthusiasm for this whole thing got the better of me. Thanks to everyone who participated and, again, special thanks to Joe Slab for his supreme generosity and thoughtfulness.

Update Update: Just as I was writing this, I got what looks like an even earlier example of Atlantis showing up in a DC comic, courtesy F.O.A.M.er Aaron Bias, though some part of me doubts its veracity. You be the judge:

(Special thanks to F.O.A.M.er Siskoid for the Action #17 scans!)


Wings1295 said...

Hah! Love the newest submission! ;)

And thanks for running the contest Rob, it is appreciated and was fun.

Well, for us, I guess. :)

Siskoid said...

I almost believed it!

rob! said...

It was still fun, if a little embarrassing...

Siskoid--Sorry I forgot to give you credit for the scans! I just amended the post.