Back in the summer, I posted about my childhood obsession with UFO pulp magazines of the 1970s. "Weird, wild stuff," to paraphrase Johnny Carson. Looking back through them, I did find one interesting alt-history-ish map of an antediluvian world that hosted the lost continent of Atlantis, as well as... the land of Oz...?
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The article, from Ancient Astronauts Special (Summer 1978), was called "Atlantis Reawakened." I can't quite find an author byline for the article, but the map contains an artist's signature on the lower left that I can't quite make out. The story talked about Dogma, the doomed daughter of King Chronos of Poseidonis (also doomed). Concerning the map itself, I'm a little scared to ask why northern Africa was called "Teutonia," but I'm fascinated by them placing the "Land of Canaan" up near Hudson Bay. Still, calling Atlantis "Poseidonis" is quite poetic, don't you think?
An interesting bookend to the above is Jack Kirby's future world of Kamandi. I didn't read those comics back in the 1970s... nor have I read them since... but they seem like a crazy ride:
Speaking of DC comics, I clearly remember this map of Superman's home planet of Krypton from the comics of the Silver Age:
I simply do not accept any more recent revision of the planet Krypton that doesn't contain the Gold Volcano, the Jewel Mountains, or the Glass Forest.
Whoops, none of my own maps made it into this post. Stay tuned! :-)