Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Captain MidNight RETURNS in NEW Adventures!

The first new Captain Midnight book in several decades is now out.
Based on Christopher Mills' reimagined version of the character, incorporating features of the radio, film, comic book and television incarnations of the character, the book features thrilling retro-style  high adventure stories by a stellar line-up of present-day talent.

The contents:
"Countdown to Midnight" by Christopher Mills
"Captain Midnight at Ultima Thule" By Win Scott Eckert
"The Black Dragon" By Mark Justice
"Shipwreck In The Sky" By Robert T. Jeschonek
"Death Master of The Secret Island" By Trina Robbins
"Wind & Rain" By Tim Lasiuta
"Cushy Job" By P.C. Hamerlinck
"Captain Midnight Meets Airboy" By Chuck Dixon
"Fantastic Island" By Robert Greenberger
"The Dark of Midnight" By Stephen Mertz
"Witch of The Waning Moon" By Howard Hopkins
"A Mission In Time" By James J. Nance.
The hardcover version includes a brief introduction to the character by P.C. Hamerlinck and an additional short story by Christopher Mills, "The Mediterranean Intercept."
As a graduation, birthday or Father's Day gift for the pop culture aficionado in your life, you can't go wrong with a gift set featuring the NEW Captain Midnight Chronicles book along with one of our vintage Captain MidNight kool kollectibles, including t-shirts, mugs, iPad bags, and other goodies!
(It's what I'd want on my birthday, which just happens to be in a couple of weeks [Significant Other, take note]...)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Spies, Secret Agents, and SuperCrooks!

Along with OSS 117, Atomic Kommie Comics™ is returning a number of 1960s superspies to active duty for use on t-shirts, tote bags and other beachwear, including fumetto hero / villain Diabolik in Danger: Diabolik (see above)...
...and Bulldog Drummond, in not one, but two movies, Deadlier than the Male (above) and Some Girls Do (below).
Order them a size larger than you usually wear and they'll make the perfect sun top for either male or female!

Monday, June 7, 2010

OSS 117 is back!

During the 1960s, one of the hottest competitors to the James Bond series was the OSS 117 series of flix.
OSS 117!
"Never heard of him!"
Predating 007 in books (1949) and movies (1956), secret agent Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath was as popular in Europe and Asia as James Bond, but didn't make an impact in the USA.
Until 2008, when the film series, which ended in 1971, was revived and reformatted as a campy spoof featuring a overly-confident, but surprisingly-competent hero.
The first flick, Cairo: Nest of Spies, turned into an arthouse and dvd rental hit in the US!
The newest film, Lost in Rio is already out on dvd, but you should catch it in the theatre while you can.
And when you do, go "secret chic" and wear this shirt, with it's retro graphics taken from the poster for 1968's No Roses for OSS 117 starring John Gavin (who was almost James Bond in Diamonds are Forever)!