Saturday, June 6, 2009

Pushing Daisies--Watch it Tonite!

Tonite, the unfortunately-cancelled tv series Pushing Daisies is airing it's next-to-last episode "Power & Water".
The main guest-star is Fantastic Femme Gina Torres as Lila Robinson, the mother of private eye Emerson Cod's estranged daughter.
(I'll use any excuse to run a couple more pix of Gina!)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

The Coming of...Captain Future (both of them)!

Created and written by legendary sci-fi writer Edmond Hamilton, Captain Future I was a futuristic Doc Savage-type pulp hero with an entourage of aides including robot Grag, shape-changing android Otho, and Simon Wright the Living Brain.
An "ultimate-human" type hero with Olympic-level physical abiilties and genius-level mind, the Moon-based Cap, aka Curt Newton, battled evil all over the universe, first in his own title, and later in the sci-fi anthology pulp Startling Stories.
Strangely, when his publisher put him into comics, Cap was rechristened "Major Mars", even though he was still Curt Newton, and the other characters remained the same!
That publisher then created an entirely NEW comic book hero and assigned HIM the "Captain Future" name!
Captain Future II was present-day (1940s) scientist Andrew Bryant who exposed himself to a combo of gamma and infrared radiation which granted him super-strength, flight, and energy-emitting powers! (instead of frying him like bacon, which is what would happen if it were you or me!)
In a unique twist, if he over-extended his powers, Cap would have to return to his lab and "recharge" himself!

This version is the one revived by Alex Ross in Project SuperPowers.
Interesting graphic note: in Alex Ross' redesign, Captain Future II now wears a reversed Project SuperPowers logo "S" on his chest instead of the original lightning bolt which looks exactly like the SHAZAM! Captain Marvel's!

Check both of them (including Cap I's FIRST pulp and comic appearances, AND Cap II's FIRST appearance) out on shirts, messenger bags, mousepads, mugs & other kool kollectibles by clicking here!

Coming in August...The Classic Captain Future 12-Month Calendar for 2010!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Fantastic Femmes--Karen Mok

Born Karen Joy Morris (sister of writer / producer Trevor Morris) the award-winning actress / singer / songwriter is better known as Karen Mok in English-speaking countries, and Mok Man-Wai in the rest of Asia (except Hong Kong).
Equally-adept at comedy, drama, and action, Karen often does her own stunts.
Trivia:
Karen has done over a dozen solo albums, most of which have gone Gold and / or won awards.
She's also performed on five soundtracks (only one of which was a film she also appeared in)!
Karen is a devoted activist for both animal and human (civil) rights!
She speaks four languages; Chinese (both Cantonese & Mandarin), Italian, French,and English)
Genre appearances include...
Coffin (No name listed)
Black Mask (Tracy Lee)
DragonBlade: the Legend of Lang (Ying Ying)
Twins Effect aka Vampire Effect (Ivy)
So Close (Detective Kong Yat Hung)
Shaolin Soccer (Team Moustache Player 2)
Haunted Office (Pat)
Silent Moebius (performer: "Sailing")
There are several other Hong Kong films which may be genre (judging from the titles), but I don't have enough info to list them.
If I get more data, I'll revise this entry.

Check out...
Karen's Official WebSite
WebSite for Karen Mok: the Fragrance

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Do YOU Squidoo?

I do.
I like the ease of use, the variety of "modules" for various functions, and the fact I can be more concerned with content than with html.
While they're primarily selling tools for Atomic Kommie Comics™, I also try to make them destinations for those wanting more info about the stuff we're into and links to related merchandise (not my own) from Amazon or eBay.
I have over three dozen active lenses (and several in development...)

Monday, June 1, 2009

Fantastic Femmes--Vanessa Hudgens

Note: this page has been updated with NEW info HERE!
Is there anyone under the age of 25 who doesn't know Vanessa Anne Hudgens as Gabriella Montez from the High School Musical trilogy?
While she is best-known as an ingenue and singer with a couple of gold albums, with her credible acting ability (check out Thirteen), the willingness to do non-dangerous stuntwork (as seen in Thunderbirds), and her love of genre films, Vanessa's standing as a Fantastic Femme is assured!
Trivia:
Offered a role in the remake of horror film Prom Night, but turned it down.
Her singing training is in opera!
Both her maternal and paternal grandparents were professional musicians in the 1930s-50s!
Genre appearances include...
Beastly (Linda Owens)
Thunderbirds [2004] (Tin-Tin Kyrano)
Robbery Homicide Division "Had"
Check out...
Vanessa's MySpace Page
Vanessa's Official page
Vanessa Anne Hudgens Tribute (FanSite)
Vanessa-Hudgens.com (FanSite)
Miss Vanessa (FanSite)
Other actresses to play Tin-Tin Kyrano include...
Christine Finn in Thunderbirds [1965-67] / Thunderbirds are GO! / Thunderbird 6

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Things to come...Icons of the Golden Age of Comics!

With the success of the Lost Heroes of the Golden Age of Comics™ line, we're expanding into a somewhat more "mass-market" approach with a new line of Golden-Age related items.
Titled Icons of the Golden Age of Comics™ line, the idea of this series is to take a single defining image for each character, silhouette it, and put it, sans lettering (except for story title lettering as seen in the DareDevil vs Claw shirt above) on collectibles.
Even if a potential customer doesn't know who the Golden Age character is, the exciting imagery (like those shown above and below) should be enough to sell it as a kool kollectible!
The line will debut on July 1st, but we're giving you, our loyal fans, a preview a couple of the designs now.
PLUS: on June 22nd, we'll post a link ONLY HERE on this blog to the new line's storefront to enable those who click on it to buy ANYTHING on the Icon line at discount until July 1st!
(The Storefront WON'T be accessible or searchable to the general public until July 1st!)
It's Atomic Kommie Comics™ way of saying "Thank you" to our loyal fans!
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