Saturday, January 30, 2010

Return to a "Heroic Age" Atomic Kommie Comics™ NEVER left!

The lead feature in last Wednesday's USA Today's Life section was about Marvel Comics' change of story concepts, dropping the grim 'n gritty themes inspired by Watchmen or The Dark Knight Returns and returning to a more upbeat, fun approach called The Heroic Age, closer to the Golden or Silver Age,while promising to remain "edgy" and "contmporary"!
We're pleased, since that's what Marvel was...back in the Silver Age!
DC had already announced similar plans with their In Brightest Day overhaul of the DC Multiverses, but their PR people weren't quite as effective in generating publicity as Marvel's...

But, we at Atomic Kommie Comics™ have been presenting the best of the previous Heroic Age on our collectible Lost Heroes of the Golden Age of Comics™ line for the past several years!
The vintage covers we use were the creative expressions of people who sought escape thru entertainment media from a world where financial disaster and war were everyday events!
(Come to think of it, that sounds a lot like today, doesn't it?)

Back then, it was the late 1930s-early 1940s.
The Great Depression was slowly ending, and World War II was slowly creeping up on us!
The average Joe and Jane turned to radio, the movies, and pulp and comic magazines for brief respites from everyday worries!

Today, the Great Recession is slowly ending, and, while the Iraq War is ending, the Afghanistan War is building up!
Instead of radio, the average Joe and Jane have tv in various forms and the internet.
And, we still have movies and comic magazines!

And, we still have heroes!
Come celebrate with us!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Design of the Week--Perfect Love!

Each week, we post a limited-edition design, to be sold for exactly 7 days, then replaced with another!
This week...our final Valentine's Day-themed assortment features..."Tales of Ideal Romances"...Perfect Love!
Available on an assortment of goodies from clothing to collectibles, it'd make a (dare we say?) perfect, yet kitschy Valentine's Day present for your pop culture-loving sweetie!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

News about The Green Hornet: Year One mini-series!


According to noted Zorro artist Francesco Francavilla on his blog, he'll be doing both the interior coloring and alternate covers for the new Dynamite Comics mini-series Green Hornet: Year One!
As you can see from the promo piece, his art has a real pulp-era/Golden Age feel!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Anti-Valentine's Day Gifts! (3)

Over the past couple of weeks, we've been suggesting kool Valentine's Day kollectibles for those with True Love in their hearts!

But what of those of you who don't look forward to this Day for Lovers?

Don't worry! We haven't left you out!

Today, Atomic Kommie Comics™ offers I Married a Monster from Outer Space from Seduction of the Innocent™ on a host of items including greeting cards, garb, mugs, journals/diaries, even a teddy bear!
Show your spouse (or ex-spouse) the TRUE meaning of horror on Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Anti-Valentine's Day Gifts! (2)

Over the past couple of weeks, we've been suggesting kool Valentine's Day kollectibles for those with True Love in their hearts!

But what of those of you who don't look forward to this Day for Lovers?

Don't worry! We haven't left you out!

Today, Atomic Kommie Comics™ offers 'Til Death Do Us Part! from Horror Comics of the 1950s™ on a host of items including greeting cards, garb, mugs, journals/diaries, even a teddy bear!
Show your ex-sweetie the TRUE meaning of Eternal Love on Valentine's Day!

Tomorrow: I Married a Monster from Outer Space!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Anti-Valentine's Day Gifts! (1)

Over the past couple of weeks, we've been suggesting Valentine's Day kool kollectibles for those with True Love in their hearts!
But what of those of you who don't look forward to this Day for Lovers?
Don't worry! We haven't left you out!
Today, Atomic Kommie Comics™ offers "Wrong Way Wedding" from the Weddings section of True Love Comics Tales™! on a host of items including greeting cards, mens' and womens' garb, even teddy bears!

Tomorrow...a 1950s horror comics romance classic! (We're NOT kidding!)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Fantastic Femmes (sorta)--Corinne Bailey Rae


Technically, Corinne Jacqueline Bailey hasn't done any genre work, but I'm a big fan of her previous, self-titled album Corinne Bailey Rae, and I'm looking forward to the new one, The Sea!
(It's my blog, and if I want to bend the rules, I can! And take a look at her! She's well worth bending [or breaking] a few rules for!)

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