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Atlantis Rising: Inside the Custom Comic Book Publisher

Paul Fusco's "Soldiers of the Dead" is a prime example of Atlantis Studios unique model, where aspiring writers can make their own custom comic books.

Paul Fusco’s "Soldiers of the Dead" is a prime example of Atlantis Studios unique model, where aspiring writers can make their own custom comic books.

"The Book of Five Rings" is a samurai tale penned by animation filmmaker John Jenkins.

"The Book of Five Rings" is a samurai tale penned by animation filmmaker John Jenkins.

John Jenkins wrote the story for "The Book of Five Rings" and Robert Castro created the art, which was then published by Atlantis.

John Jenkins wrote the story for "The Book of Five Rings" and Robert Castro created the art, which was then published by Atlantis.

Among the totally original material that Atlantis publishes, the studio also a fan created comic series called "Tales of Lara Croft" based on the popular Tomb Raider heroine.

"Tales of Lara Croft" is actually a non-profit publication designed to help showcase aspiring comic book writers and artists.

"Tales of Lara Croft" is actually a non-profit publication designed to help showcase aspiring comic book writers and artists.

Atlantis sometimes releases preview issues of graphic novels that are shorter, black and white versions of the full work, such as this example of "The Harvesting."

Atlantis sometimes releases preview issues of graphic novels that are shorter, black and white versions of the full work, such as this example of "The Harvesting."

An example of a full page of "The Harvest."

An example of a full page of "The Harvest."

Atlantis has also published the licensed graphic novel for "The Librarian," which is based on the original made-for-TV movies of the same name.

Atlantis has also published the licensed graphic novel for "The Librarian," which is based on the original made-for-TV movies of the same name.