Atari Force

 ATAF   (DC, 1984-1985)

™ and ©1984 DC Comics, Inc.

Officially it’s an acronym for the Advanced Technology And Research Institute, but this comic, focusing on a team of rebels and renegades, originated from the comics shipped with Atari home computer games. Don’t let that fool you. The characters have personality and motivation that belies their arcade game origins.

The first five adventures of the Atari force were included as mini-comics in several of Atari’s most popular home video games, such as Defender and Phoenix. This series, written by Gerry Conway, marks their debut in mainstream comics.

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#1

  1/1/1984
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1st Appearance of Atari Force (in standard comics); 1st appearance of Babe; 1st appearance of Blackjak; 1st appearance of Dark Destroyer; 1st appearance of DartGerry Conway, Roy ThomasJosé Luis García-López

#2

  2/1/1984
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1st Appearance of Martin ChampionGerry ConwayJosé Luis García-López

#3

  3/1/1984
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 Gerry ConwayJosé Luis García-López

#4

  4/1/1984
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 Gerry ConwayRoss Andru

#5

  5/1/1984
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 Gerry ConwayRoss Andru

#6

  6/1/1984
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 Gerry ConwayJosé Luis García-López

#7

  7/1/1984
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 Gerry ConwayJosé Luis García-López

#8

  8/1/1984
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 Gerry Conway, Andy HelferJosé Luis García-López

#9

  9/1/1984
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 Gerry ConwayJosé Luis García-López

#10

  10/1/1984
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 Gerry ConwayJosé Luis García-López

#11

  11/1/1984
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 Gerry ConwayJosé Luis García-López

#12

  12/1/1984
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 Gerry Conway, Andy Helfer, Keith GiffenJosé Luis García-López, Keith Giffen

#13

  1/1/1985
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 Gerry Conway, Joey Cavalieri, Paul KupperbergEduardo Barreto, Dave Manak

#14

  2/1/1985
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 Mike Baron, Dave ManakEduardo Barreto, Klaus Janson

#15

  3/1/1985
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 Mike Baron, Andy HelferEduardo Barreto, Mike Chen

#16

  4/1/1985
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 Mike Baron, Andy HelferEd Hannigan, Mike Chen

#17

  5/1/1985
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 Mike Baron, Andy HelferEduardo Barreto, Mike Chen

#18

  6/1/1985
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 Mike Baron, Dave ManakEduardo Barreto, Marshall Rogers

#19

  7/1/1985
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 Mike Baron, Ed HanniganEduardo Barreto, Ed Hannigan

#20

  8/1/1985
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Final IssueMike Baron, Keith Giffen, Robert Loren Fleming, Karl Kesel, Andy Helfer, Bob LappanEduardo Barreto, Keith Giffen

Special Edition #1

 
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Giant-size; ca. 1986Dwight Jon Zimmerman, Paul KupperbergJames W. Fry III, Marshall Rogers, Tristan Shane