|Atlantic Syndication (2004–2010)|
|Fate||merged with Universal Press Syndicate as part of Universal Uclick|
|Founder||Joshua B. Powers|
|Products||Comic strips, newspaper columns, editorial cartoons|
|Owner||The Evening Post Publishing Company (1933–2004)|
Universal Press Syndicate (2004–2010)
Editors Press Service (EPS) (later known as Atlantic Syndication) was a print syndication service of columns and comic strips that was in operation from 1933 to 2010. It was notable for being the first U.S. company to actively syndicate material internationally. Despite surviving for more than seven decades, EPS was never a large operation, characterized by comic strip historian Allan Holtz as a "hole-in-the-wall outfit."
Joshua B. Powers, reportedly a former U.S. government agent whose beat was South America, and in partnership with The Evening Post Publishing Company, founded Editors Press Service when he retired in 1933, providing Latin American newspapers with comics strips, cooking features, and other material, in exchange for ad space that he would in turn sell to U.S. companies.
Chilean political figure Carlos Dávila was associated with EPS from its foundation in 1933. Sebastian Tomas Robles, son of Peruvian composer and ethnomusicologist Daniel Alomía Robles, was a staff cartoonist for EPS beginning in 1933.
From 1936 to 1940, Editors Press published the weekly comic book Wags in the U.K. (partnering with T. V. Boardman) and Australia. Wags #1 (Jan. 1937) is notable for featuring the debut of Sheena, Queen of the Jungle. She was created by Jerry Iger, who ran his own small studio, Universal Phoenix Features (UFP), and who commissioned Mort Meskin to produce prototype drawings of Sheena.
Comic strips syndicated by EPS at various points in the 1940s included Captain Wings, Doctor X, and Olly of the Movies.
After a long hiatus in the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, Editors Press got back into comic strip syndication in the 1980s and '90s. Starting in 1989 they began syndicating a Tom and Jerry strip, produced mostly by Kelley Jarvis, which ran until 1994. At that point the company picked up The Flintstones by Karen Machette, which it inherited from the McNaught Syndicate. Editors Press syndicated The Flintstones until 1998.
In 2010, Atlantic was merged with UPS as part of Universal Uclick. International syndication continued with representation of The Christian Science Monitor News Service, GlobalPost, London's The Independent news service, and a fashion and celebrity news service called The Daily.
Comic strips and panels
- Captain Wings by "Flowers" (1946–1947)
- Doctor X by M. R. Mont (1946–1947)
- Olly of the Movies by Julian Ollendorff (c. 1938 – c. February 1946) — inherited from Consolidated News Features, which had inherited it from the McNaught Syndicate, where it had debuted January 22, 1934
1980s and 1990s
- The Flintstones by Karen Machette (c. 1994–1998) — inherited from the McNaught Syndicate, where it originated October 2, 1961
- Tom and Jerry (1989–1994) by Kelley Jarvis (1989–1990, 1991–1994) and Paul Kupperberg & Rich Maurizio (1990–1991)
Atlantic Syndication/Universal Uclick
- Aaggghhh by Ham (2017–present)
- Condorito by René Pepo Ríos (c. 2004-c. 2010) — inherited from Universal Press Syndicate, which had acquired it from United Feature Syndicate in 1993
- Gaturro by NIK (2004–present)
- Ginger Meggs currently by Jason Chatfield (2004–present)
- Ronaldinho Gaucho by Mauricio de Sousa (2006–c. 2011)
- Tutelandia by Tute (2004–present)
Editors Press comic books
- Wags [Australia] (204 issues, 1936–1940)
- Wags [UK] (88 issues, 1 January 1937–4 November 1938)
- Holtz, Allan. "Obscurity of the Day: Olly of the Movies," '"Stripper's Guide (January 6, 2016).
- Leav entry, Who's Who of American Comic Books, 1928-1999. Accessed Dec. 2, 2018.
- "Editors Press Service," Grand Comics Database. Accessed Dec. 2, 2018.
- FICTION HOUSE COMICS The Origin of Sheena
- Sheena, Queen of the Jungle at Don Markstein's Toonopedia. Archived from the original November 10, 2011
- Sheena 3-D Special #1 (May 1985). Blackthorne Publishing. 1985.
- Jarvis entry, Lambiek's Comiclopedia. Accessed Jan. 6, 2019.
- Comic Strip Fan: The Flintstones
- Press release. "New name, new logo- same great content: Atlantic Syndication becomes Universal Uclick," Andrews McMeel Syndication (April 6, 2010).
- Gardner, Alan. "Atlantic Syndication Combines with Universal Uclick". The Daily Cartoonist. April 7, 2010.
- "1961 Timeline, October 2: The Flintstones spins off into newspapers in a new comic strip illustrated by Gene Hazelton and Roger Armstrong." American Comic Book Chronicles: 1960–64 by John Wells, TwoMorrows Publishing, 2012, Page 43.
- Aaggghhh at GoComics. Accessed Dec. 19, 2018.
- Ronaldinho Gaucho is internationally syndicated by Universal Uclick Archived August 18, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, www.universaluclick.com
- Tutelandia at GoComics. Accessed Dec. 19, 2018.