Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter, again!

Our thanks to all of you who ordered goodies from Atomic Kommie Comics™ new line of retro-design collectibles in our Exciting Easter section!
BTW, this was our #1 selling-design!
Cute, ain't it? ;-)

Friday, April 10, 2009

Happy Easter WeekEnd!

We're taking a few days off for the Easter holiday weekend, but there'll still be a daily post featuring Easter comic book art thru Sunday!

Time for our annual Feast of the Marshmallow Peeps and the Devouring of the Chocolate Bunnies (always start with the ears)!

Our thanks to all of you who ordered goodies from Atomic Kommie Comics™ new line of retro-design collectibles in our Exciting Easter section!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Fantastic Femmes--Jennifer Beals

Note: this page has been updated with NEW info HERE!
Her first major role (Alex in FlashDance) made Jennifer Beals a star!
After more than 50 roles in films and tv, she's again become a household name due to her performance as Bette in The L Word!
In between, Jennifer's done everything from low-budget indies to big-budget studio projects, including lots of genre work.
Trivia:
Turned down the role of Dana Scully in X-Files. after being recommended by fellow Yale classmate David Duchovny!
Turned down the role of Apollonia in Purple Rain.

Genre appearances include...
Book of Eli (Claudia)
Troubled Waters (Jennifer Beck)
Law & Order "Charity Case"
Grudge 2 [2006] (Trish Kimble)
Out of Line (Jenny Capitanas)
Big House aka Being Brewster (Lorraine Brewster)
Turbulence II: Fear of Flying (Jessica)
The Hunger [1999] "...and She Laughed"
Spree (Xinia Kelly)
Prophecy II (Valerie Rosales)
Devil in a Blue Dress (Daphne Monet)
Outer Limits [1997] "Bodies of Evidence"
Dead on Sight (Rebecca Darcy)
Terror Stalks the Class Reunion (Virginia)
Dr M aka Club Extinction (Sonja Vogler)
Gamble (Lady Olivia Candioni)
Vampire's Kiss (Rachel)
Shelly Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre "Cinderella"
The Bride (Eva)

Check out...
Jennifer-Beals.us (FanSite)Other actresses to play Eva aka Bride of the Frankenstein Monster aka Prima aka Monster's Mate include...
Helena Bonham Carter in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Jane Seymour in Frankenstein: the True Story
Dalila de Lazzaro in Andy Warhol's Flesh for Frankenstein
Susan Denberg in Frankenstein Created Woman
Elsa Lanchester in Bride of Frankenstein
Other actresses to play Cinderella include...
There are over 50 listed. If you wanna know, Google 'em.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Johnny Depp IS John DIllinger!

That new poster looks cool, doesn't it?
Speaking of cool, why not check out our line of kool retro John Dillinger kollectibles embellished with vintage movie poster and comic book cover art?
It's "Secret Chic" at it's best!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Fantastic Femmes--Lynn Whitfield

Best known for her Emmy-winning portrayal of the legendary Josephine Baker, Lynn's done a little of everything, from big-budget blockbusters to b-movies, from classic literature adaptations to genre, always giving the role everything she's got, never simply "phoning it in" for a quick paycheck!
She's always fun to watch...
Genre appearances include...
FlashForward (Anastasia Markham)
Pure Shooter (Artelia Jones aka Art)
Without a Trace (Paula Van Doren)
Shark "Pilot"
Lost in Oz (Bellaridere)
Touched by an Angel "Amazing Grace"
Dangerous Evidence: the Lori Jackson Story (Lori Jackson)
Eve's Bayou (Roz Batiste)
Cosby Mysteries (Barbara Lorenz)
State of Emergency (Dehlia Johnson)
Taking the Heat (Off. Carolyn Hunter)
Equal Justice (Maggie Mayfield)
Jaws: the Revenge (Lousia)
Matlock (Angela Page)
Dead Aim (Sheila Freeman)
Johnnie Mae Gibson: FBI (Johnnie Mae Gibson)
Miami Vice "Bought and Paid for"
Cagney & Lacey (Eleanor Taggart)
Hill Street Blues (Jill Thomas)

I couldn't find any official or fan pages for the lovely lady... ;-(

Monday, April 6, 2009

Fantastic Femmes--Olga Kurylenko

Note: this page has been updated with NEW info HERE!
Another model-turned-genre actress, Olga had extensive dance training during her childhood and teen years, which enables her to do convincing action sequences.
Trivia:
Olga's tri-lingual; Russian, French, and English.
While her created-for-the-film character, Camille Montes Rivera, appears in the video game version of Quantum of Solace, curiously, the characters she plays in films-based-on-video games HitMan and Max Payne didn't exist in the original games!

Genre appearances include...
Kirot (Galia)
Centurion (Etain)
Tyranny (Mina Harud)
Quantum of Solace [22nd Eon James Bond film] /
Quantum of Solace the Video Game
(Camille Montes Rivera)
Max Payne (Natasha Sax)
HitMan (Nika Boronina)
Suspectes aka Secrets (Eva Pirès)
Serpent aka Snake (Sofia)
Paris, je t'aime aka Paris, I Love You
"Quartier de la Madeleine" (Vampire)

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Sunday, April 5, 2009

Costume Comparison--Sonia Rolland IS Lea Parker

Lea Parker was a French tv & graphic novel series about a kick-ass female special agent rather like Sydney Bristow on Alias.
Ran two years from 2004-06 and starred Sonia Rolland (a former Miss France, often called "the French Halle Berry") as Lea. AFAIK, it's never been shown in America, nor have I been able to find copies of the graphic novels.
The image above is the cover of the first graphic novel, which offers a convenient costume comparison.
(I'm not sure which came first, the books or tv series, nor if the books were script adaptations / source material or original / different stories about the character.)
BTW, The back cover photo is flopped. You can tell from the part in her hair. The correct "look" for the right-handed character is below...
You'll also note they gave her a Wolverine-ish hairstyle unlike the normal look of the actress.
If anyone has any additional info, or would like to sell copies of the books or dvds (I have a multi-region player), let me know... ;-)
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