Reintroducing the Atlas characters from the 1950's in grand manner, Marvel is hosting an interactive scavenger hunt on the internet and in comic stores that allows fans to unlock parts of an exclusive online story leading up the six-issue limited-series Agents of Atlas.
And now, let the game begin...
I speak for an organization known as The Atlas Foundation. We at Atlas feel that your "comic books" make an excellent recruiting venue for our global organization, and that Timely Comics (do not correct me- I do not acknowledge the recent name change) will serve a valuable role to that end.
I propose to honor our new arrangement by giving your readership a free story to read online- a serial adventure, if you will. Except ours is quite special as it details actual events from the year 1958. We shall meet on the inter-net to review this episodic narrative at a hidden location.
There is a common element relative to certain words in the list below. Once you know the three words that are connected, remove them. Unscramble the remaining anagram to guide you to your beginning inter-net destination.
HELPMATE MENACE FALSETTO VENUS ASTONISHING BOWLEG
I shall await your arrival...
It is believed this mysterious message has something to do with the fact that Marvel is publishing AGENTS OF ATLAS, a 6-issue limited series reuniting Marvel heroes from the late 1950s featuring Jimmy Woo, Venus, The Human Robot, Marvel Boy and Gorilla Man.
A game hint: Marvel.com is the fist stop on the hunt.
Retailers can find more information on this scavenger hunt in this week's Marvel Mailer as well as on the Marvel Retail Page hosted by Diamond Comics.
AGENTS OF ATLAS #1 (of 6) (JUN061943)
Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by LEONARD KIRK
Cover by TOMM COKER
32 PGS./T+ ...$2.99
FOC - 7/13, On Sale - 8/2/2006