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The Titan Atlas was made to bear the weights of the heavens after the victory of Zeus and the Olympians over the Titans and was tricked by Herakles into lifting it again during his labors. He once made a deal with the wizard Mamaragan to provide his legendary stamina to a champion of his choosing.
At some point, he escaped his imprisonment and went into hiding. He was eventually found and attacked by Shazam, who had been driven mad by the Batman Who Laughs. Shazam attacked Atlas in order to test his new limits and, despite the Titan's resistance, beat him badly. He was recovered from the rubble by Lady Shazam, who informed him about her brother's anger being out of control and being directed at the various gods of the universe.
- Godly Physiology
- Superhuman Durability: Survived many hits from a raging Shazam, who was gifted with strength of Hercules.
- Superhuman Stamina: Atlas lifyed the heavens for an eternity.
- Superhuman Strength: He was strong enough pound away at Shazam and go toe-to-toe and could lift the heavens on his shoulders.
- Atlas in his appearance greatly resembles the adventurer Atlas, who is from an unknown time in the past.
- It's unclear if he is the same one.
- This character is an adaptation of Atlas, a character in traditional stories. These include, but may not be limited to religious texts, myth, and/or folk lore. More information on the original can be found at Wikipedia.org.
- Atlas was first adapted by Dave Berg, first appearing in Spy Smasher #8. However, in the Prime Earth continuity Atlas first appeared as part of the New 52 DC Universe in The Infected: King Shazam #1 by Sina and Cliff Chiang.
- 2 Appearances of Atlas, Titans of Myth (Prime Earth)
- 1 Images featuring Atlas, Titans of Myth (Prime Earth)
- Quotations by or about Atlas, Titans of Myth (Prime Earth)
- Character Gallery: Atlas, Titans of Myth (Prime Earth)