Landscape Comics - Atlas Publications

I've often wondered if comics produced in landscape dimensions were primarily an Antipodean format, with many titles in Australia and New Zealand during the 1940's - 1950's published in oblong formats. In Australia Atlas Publications, Classics Illustrated, Eric Jolliffe's series for Pix, Elmsdale Publications and numerous others utilised this format. In New Zealand Lower Hutt publisher Feature Publications' early reprints of American newspaper strips had landscape interiors under portrait covers. Samples below are from Australian published Atlas Publications titles reprinting American and British newspaper strips alongside Australian creations Captain Atom and The Grey Domino.