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Jackie & Batton & Lee, Oh My!

Jackie Estrada has been involved in comics fandom since the late 1960s. She attended the first San Diego Comic-Con in the summer of 1970 and has been to all of them ever since. She became the administrator of the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards in 1990, and she also works for Comic-Con editing publications such as the onsite Events Guide.
Jackie is the author of two books of photos she took at Comic-Con and other fan events in the 1970s-1990s: Comic Book People: Photographs from the 1970s and 1980s, and Comic Book People: Photographs from the 1990s. Both were published by Exhibit A Press and make great "yearbooks" for collecting autographs.

Batton Lash studied cartooning and graphic arts at the School of Visual Arts in New York, where his instructors included Will Eisner and Harvey Kurtzman. In 1979 Brooklyn Paper Publications asked him to create a comic strip, and he came up with "Wolff & Byrd, Counselors of the Macabre," which ran weekly in The Brooklyn Paper until 1996 and in The National Law Journal from 1983 to 1997. Starting in 1994, Wolff & Byrd held court in their own comic book series from Exhibit A Press, which Lash established with his wife, Jackie Estrada. Exhibit A has published seven trade paperback collections of the comic book issues and two collections of the color Supernatural Law webcomic. The latest collection is A Vampire in Hollywood, and Other Tales of Supernatural Law, which debuted in September.
Batton's other work has included writing Archie Meets The Punisher, the 1994 crossover between Archie Comics and Marvel Comics; the 2008 "Archie: Freshman Year" miniseries; and the Radioactive Man series and stories for Bongo Comics. Lash has also developed The First Gentleman of the Apocalypse, a webseries for David Lloyd's only anthology Aces Weekly.

Lee Marrs Lee is a pioneering underground comix creator. She is perhaps most well-known for her work in Wimmen's Comix and Pudge Girl Blimp. She is featured in Jackie Estrada's books and is a beloved character in comics history!

Darick Robertson Signing

30 Cent Comic Sale & Free Pizza!

We're celebrating our Anniversary with a special Octoberfest Party! Stop by October 15th for all the festivities! DARICK ROOBERTSON will be here from 12-4 to sign copies of his work. We will have items available for purchase, or you can bring your personal treasures! Darick will sign up to 3 Personal items and anything purchased at Atlantis the day of the signing. Darick is one of our FAVORITE creators, and is best known for his artistry on Wolverine, Transmetropolitan, The Boys, and more! We will be having a 30 CENT COMIC SALE, on over 10,000 comic books. (or 100 for $25!) This is how much a regular floppy ran in 1976, when Joe opened the shop. take advantage of our flashback prices! FREE PIZZA from Woodstock's! Everyone who visits after noon will get a free slice of Woodstock's Pizza, served by Megan, the Pizza Ambassador. Free lunch, great art, good friends, cheap comics! What more could you possibly dream of?

Betty & Veronica Comes to Atlantis!

Stan Sakai, creator of Usagi Yojimbo, illustrated this exclusive variant cover featuring Joe and the staff re-imagined as Betty, Veronica and Jughead. Keep an eye out for details about an in-store signing with Stan Sakai coming this fall!

Archie Comes to Atlantis!

ARCHIE #1,from writer Mark Waid and artist Fiona Staples, will re-energize the story of Archie and his friends, presenting for the first time ever the origins of everyone's favorite redheaded teen and his friends while showcasing the beginnings of the historic love triangle between Archie, Betty and Veronica. Archie Publishing contacted retailers around the globe and offered them a chance to participate in the new relaunch by creating individual covers for their stores.I jumped at the chance said Joe Ferrara, owner of local legendary comic bookstore Atlantis Fantasyworld. I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate our 39th year in business or a better artist for the job than our good friend, Scott Shaw! Shaw!, award winning cartoonist, has drawn such characters as Sonic the Hedgehog, Fred Flintstone and Scooby-Doo in his career spanning over 40 years.
Ask us about how you can get a copy of this exclusive variant cover signed by the artist, Scott Shaw!


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Annual Sales Events

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Event Archive

We're always having fun down here at Atlantis. These are from past events...

Maurice LaMarche's visit to Atlantis, Oct. 22, 2011

On Saturday, October 22, 2011 Atlantis Fantasyworld hosted a very special apppearance by Maurice LaMarche, winner of the 2011 Emmy Award for Best Voiceover Performance for his work on Futurama. Maurice can be heard on many commercials and some of your favorite cartoons, but is best known as the voice of The Brain, from the 1990s cartoon Pinky and the Brain.

Joe Ferrara interviewed Maurice LaMarche from 11am to Noon at the Santa Cruz Cinema 9. This free event was a rare opportunity not only to get to know LaMarche and his incredible talent, but also to peek behind the scenes and discover how some of our favorite cartoons are made! Videos of this interview are below. Following the interview, LaMarche signed autographs at Atlantis Fantasyworld the rest of the day.

Maurice LaMarche's appearance was a benefit for Levi Castro, a local Santa Cruz resident who was paralyzed in a surfing accident in 1999. LaMarche took donations for his signature, and for voice-recordings, to raise funds help Levi Castro purchase a much-needed new standing frame. We are happy to report that through the combined efforts of Maurice LaMarche, and everyone who donated, Levi Castro will be able to purchase his new standing frame!

Maurice LaMarche interview, Part 1

Maurice LaMarche interview, Part 2

Maurice LaMarche interview, Part 3

Maurice LaMarche interview, Part 4

Maurice LaMarche interview, Part 5


On June 4, 2011 Wonder Robot 2T2 (from the TV show Captain Cosmic) joined the crew of the U.S.S. Atlantis at our Starfest event, which also brought documentary film maker Tom Wyrsch and Star Trek actress Joanne Linville to our store. Please enjoy these videos from the event:

1) Capt. Cosmic - 2T2 Returns - A short film by Tom Wyrsch announcing the Return of 2T2 featuring clips from Captain Cosmic:

2) Robot 2T2 is back! - The unveiling of Wonder Robot 2T2 at Starfest 2011!

Happy Birthday, Noel Neill (Lois Lane)!

November 25, 2010 was actress Noel Neill's 90th birthday! Noel's career has spanned 70 years, but she is best remembered for playing Lois Lane in the 1950's TV series The Adventures of Superman. Her portrayal of the intrepid news reporter inspired millions of young women to seek professional careers.

In 2006 Noel visited Atlantis in conjunction with her appearance as Gertrude in the movie Superman Returns. Prior to a special showing of the film, Atlantis owner, Joe Ferrara, had the priviledge of interviewing Noel before an exclusive audience of donors to the Christopher Reeve Foundation. We would now like to share that interview with you:

Noel Neill Interview - Part 1

Noel Neill Interview - Part 2

Noel Neill Interview - Part 3

Happy Birthday, Noel, from Atlantis Fantasyworld and all of your friends around the world!

Boys and Girls' Club Day for Kids, September 2010

kids day 2010

Kids who visited Atlantis Fantasyworld's booth at the Boys and Girls' Club Day for Kids were given a fun maze that brought them into Atlantis. At our store, they received free Herobear posters and flip-books!

Jane Wiedlin & Bill Morrison visit to Atlantis, July 2010

bill, joe and jane

Jane Wiedlin of the Go Gos visited Atlantis Fantasyworld with Simpsons artist Bill Morrison to sign their new comic Lady Robitika! Also pictured: Atlantis Owner, Joe Ferrara

Disney Legend Floyd Norman visit to Atlantis, February 2010

#1 Getting Started

#2 Sesame Street

#3 On Production

#4 Walt Disney, Hypno-Eyes, and The Jungle Book

#5 What Was Walt Disney Like?

#6 Floyd Norman Real Ghostbusters

#7 Advice for Aspiring Artists

#8 Meeting Muhammad Ali

#9 Favorite Disney Movie

#10 Working with Disney

#11 Race and Disney

Boys and Girls' Club Day for Kids, September 2009

kids day

kids day

kids day

Kids who visited Atlantis Fantasyworld's booth at the Boys and Girls' Club Day for Kids were given a fun maze that brought them into Atlantis. At our store, they received free life-size Bone plush dolls!

Scott Allie, Joe , Amy, and Kevin McGovern

Children's Day 2008

A hug from Snoopy

Scott Shaw! teaches aspiring cartoonists

Free Comic Book Day, 2008

Radio Station KIDD Magic 68 broadcasts live from Atlantis, 2007

DJ Mike Clery, Joe and Noel Neill

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