Saturday, November 7, 2009

Jungle Girls--Under the Tree or Swinging thru them!

Whether it's Cave Girl...
...Tiger Girl...
...or Judy of the Jungle...
Atomic Kommie Comics™ has the perfect Jungle Heroine as a Christmas present for the heroine in your life!
We even have a Jungle Girls 2010 12-Month Calendar
with nine MORE Queens of the Jungle from both comics AND movies!
So order today, before they swing away!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Design of the Week--Santa Claus on the Roof!

Each week, we post a limited-edition design, to be sold for exactly 7 days, then replaced with another!
This week...
A spectacular Golden Age comic cover featuring a beautifully-rendered Santa Claus against a snowy moonlit background with fir trees, a church, and a silo of the sleigh and reindeer, by illustrator L.B. Cole, noted for his poster-style covers!
Available on an amazing assortment of cool collectibles & clothing, including hoodies, hot cocoa mugs & coasters, and shopping / tote bags!
Give yourself a gift! You deserve it! ;-)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Retro Christmas Collectibles from Atomic Kommie Comics™

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it's time to reveal the coolest Christmas goodies ever, exclusively for your shopping pleasure! (Don't ya just love soft-sell?)

Ornaments, clothing, mugs, shopping bags, magnets, and many other items with stylish retro graphics that will make great under-the-tree gifts or stocking stuffers!

Santa Claus--the Man Himself!
12 different 1960s Kris Kringle designs (for the 12 days of Christmas!) that will bring back nostalgic memories of your Baby Boomer childhood!
PLUS: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians!

The Hardly Abominable SnowMan!

Along with St. Nick, our frosty friend is one of the most recognizable symbols of Winter and the Christmas Season! 5 different Frosty designs!

The saga of Scrooge!
A Christmas Carol brought alive with images from the very FIRST edition EVER, the famous Arthur Rackham-illustrated edition, and the 1951 movie starring Alastair Sim! Bah, Humbug!

Christmas in the Comics!
Seven different designs featuring famous comic characters celebrating Christmas!
Green Lama!
Lone Ranger!
SuperSnipe!
Edison Bell: Boy Inventor!
and MORE!

Happy Holiday Shopping from Atomic Kommie Comics™

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

He Who Personifies Christmas, 2009--Scrooge!

Trash the Tree!
Mangle the Mistletoe!
Exterminate the EggNog!
It's 2009! And only ONE MAN can show us the True Way to Financial Salvation!
Ebenezer Scrooge!
Charles Dickens' immortal Hero is back to lead us thru these dark times! (And I ain't talkin' Jim Carrey, either!)
Only Atomic Kommie Comics™ could offer you so many different bargain-priced ways to show how you appreciate Him!
We offer almost two dozen designs including...
Several from the very 1st Edition of A Christmas Carol!
Several from the A Christmas Carol illustrated by legendary fantasy artist Arthur Rackham!
A trio from A Christmas Carol the 1951 movie with Alastair Sim as the definitive screen Scrooge!
PLUS: several other Scrooge and Christmas Carol designs including a "Bah, Humbug!" in classic Victorian-era lettering!
What better way to show what Christmas 2009 means to us all?
Choose from our reasonably-priced Clothing or Collectibles (including 10 or 20 packs of greeting cards / Christmas cards!) to proclaim to the world your loyalty to Him!
Give the gift that keeps on giving, even if you, personally, don't!
And "Bah, Humbug!" to all this Holiday Season!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Samson brings down the walls (but won't knock over the Christmas tree)!

Long before Thor started swinging Mjolnir in the pages of Marvel Comics, another mythological demi-god strode the four-color pages of the Golden Age, dispensing justice.
Samson smashed his way (literally) thru the cover of Fantastic Comics #1 in 1939, keeping the cover slot to heimself for the book's entire run!
Most of the early covers (like the one shown here) were illustrated by classically-trained Lou Fine, one of comics' best draftsmen, perfectly-suited to drawing a mythological hero!

At first, Samson was just a super-strong guy who wore shorts and sandals and beat up baddies.
But, when he received his own comic book a year later, readers were clued into his origin.
In Samson #1, we learned he was a direct descendant of the Biblical hero, possessed of his ancestor's powers (Super strength, speed and invulnerability)...and his weakness!
Yes, if his hair was cut, he'd lose his strength! (You'd be surprised how many criminals carried around a convenient pair of scissors!) Fortunately, his hair grew at an accelerated rate, so that his periods of incapacitation tended to be days, if not hours! (Hey, it was the 1940s. Outlandish explanations for these things were the norm.)

When he gained his own book, he also picked up a sidekick; David, an orphan he rescued from a crashed plane. David had no superpowers and served as a sounding board for the hero and occasional hostage for Samson to rescue.
Samson kept going for several years until the publisher cancelled Fantastic Comics and tossed Samson out of his own comic, retitling it Captain Aero, and featuring a patriotic, Blackhawk-type, aviator!
There was a brief three-issue revival in the early 1950s, then Samson vanished!

But, you can't keep a good hero down!
Not one, but TWO publishers have recently revived him!
First, Alex Ross made him a lead character in Project SuperPowers, a new series that features Golden Age characters transplanted to the present day.
(In fact, the current issue cover-features him!)
Then Erik Larsen brought him back in The Next Issue Project, which revives long-dead comics series and continues their numbering (and their storylines) from their last published issue in the 1940s! (In the case of Fantastic Comics, which ended with #23 in 1942, Larson published Fantastic Comics #24, starring Samson, in 2008, 66 years later!)
To add to that, we at Atomic Kommie Comics™ proudly return comics' first demi-god to his rightful place in the pantheon of the Lost Heroes of the Golden Age of Comics™ with five different covers including his first and final appearances, on t-shirts, mousepads, mugs, and many other goodies!
PLUS: we've just added a Classic Samson 2010 12-Month Calendar featuring a dazzling dozen of his best Golden Age covers!
So, why not do a Christmas "gift package" of, say the hardcover Project SuperPowers collected edition and a Samson shirt, mug, or 12-month calendar?
Show your loved one that you respect their hobby, and want to give them something unique to enable them to enjoy it!
Isn't that what Christmas is about? ;-)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Santa's Elves on Strike!

Well, the Christmas shopping season is more-or-less underway (Remember when it didn't begin until after Thanksgiving?), so we at Atomic Kommie Comics™ are going to offer you a daily guide to reasonably-priced pop culture collectibles that would make great gifts for the hard-to-please person in your life from now thru Christmas Eve!*

First off...
You think the economic situation is bad now?
Go back 71 years ago, to November 1938 and see...elves were picketing Santa's WorkShop for better pay!
(You'll note that the cover is dated January, 1939. But it was actually on sale in November, 1938! Publishers used to cover-date comics and pulps two to three months ahead of the actual on-sale date to keep the books on the stands for as long as possible!)
Thus do we at Atomic Kommie Comics™ offer another retro-styled collectible for your Christmas gift-giving consideration, and offer you a bit of media history at the same time!
In this case, we proudly present one of our Christmas in the Comics line from our Cool Christmas collection: seven different digitally-remastered comic covers featuring classic characters celebrating Christmas, including The Green Lama, SuperSnipe, Edison Bell: Boy Inventor, and The Lone Ranger, as well as two long-out-of-print versions of The Big Man, Santa, himself!
Available on a multitude of memorabilia including greeting cards, mugs, hoodies, and other goodies, these pop-art collectibles are NOT available in any brick-and-mortar stores, only on-line thru us!
And don't forget our Santa Claus--the Man Himself, A Christmas Carol starring Scrooge, the Hardly-Abominable SnowMan, and Santa Claus Conquers the Martians lines!
There's something for everyone under the tree at
Atomic Kommie Comics™!

* Note: We will have the occasional interruption for a Fantastic Femmes or other such entry.
Old habits die hard...

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Flyin' Jenny: Comics' FIRST Aviatrix™

Amelia Earhart has inspired quite a bit of pop culture over the years, either directly or indirectly.
Besides the current Hilary Swank movie Amelia, there have been films including Flight to Freedom, Amelia Earhart: the Final Flight, and she's even been featured in sci-fi like Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Night at the Museum 2: Battle for the Smithsonian, and the two-part Star Trek: Voyager episode "The '37s"!
She also inspired writers and artists of the 1940s to do strips specifically about female flyers!

The first newspaper strip (and comic book) about such an aviatrix was Flyin' Jenny, created in 1941.

Her artistic pedigree was impeccable!
Jenny's creator was Russell Keaton, who had previously worked on the aviation-themed SkyRoads strip, as well as the first Buck Rogers comics!
When Keaton passed away in 1945, Marc Swayze (best known for co-creating Mary Marvel) took over illustrating the last year of the series.

"Jenny" was Jenny Dare, a test pilot for Starcraft Aviation who, besides flying experimental aircraft, also battled saboteurs, industrial spies, and other evil sorts, handling the threats as well as any male could!
One of the coolest aspects of the series was the fact that most male pilots looked down on women fliers...until Jenny either beat (or in some cases, rescued them), forcing them to acknowledge and grudgingly respect her!
Jenny's co-stars included aircraft designer (and platonic friend) Rick Davis and newspaper photographer Babe Woods.
The newspaper comic strip ran two simultaneous storylines, one in the Sunday strip, and a different one in the Monday thru Saturday "daily" strip.
Unfortunately, after World War II ended, interest in the strip waned, and it was cancelled in 1946, along with a comic book series that had just begun reprinting the newspaper strip.

Trivia:
The name "Flying Jenny" also referred to a famous Curtis JN-4 biplane of the 1920s and '30s. A mis-printed postage stamp (known as the "Inverted Jenny") illustrating the airplane is one of the rarest and most expensive stamps in the world!

We at Atomic Kommic Comics™ feel the time is right to resurrect Flyin' Jenny as part of our Heroines™ line of cool clothing and collectibles.
Her single best comic cover, shot directly from the original comic, then digitally-restored and remastered, is now available on t-shirts, mugs, journals, and other kool kollectibles which would look great unde the Christmas tree!
PLUS: Copies of the now out-of-print book Aviation Art of Russell Keaton (featuring Flyin' Jenny) can be found HERE! (It'd make a great gift package with one [or more] of our collectibles...Hint, Hint!)
Grab them NOW, before they disappear..like Amelia!

You can also visit the OFFICIAL website of Amelia Earhart!
Learn about the heroic woman who inspired the creation of Flyin' Jenny!
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