The Brute

Back in the mid-nineties, Jordan Bojar, who had formerly published Misspent Youths, talked to me about his interest in reviving the Atlas characters for a new publisher. He asked if I’d be interested in writing any of the new series. Rather predictably I was most attracted to Atlas’s various monster characters.

There were a couple of characters that I developed fairly extensive new stories for, one’s different enough from the originals that I’d consider them new characters. This character started out as The Brute, a giant blue caveman revived from suspended animation. The original version just grunted and rampaged. This version, revisited here in my 2000 sketchbook, was a giant barbarian warrior from a prehuman, previously unknown civilization. He was revised along with his arch-enemy, an intelligent evolved lemur sorceror.