Saturday, October 9, 2010

Trespassers Will be Eaten!

Trick-or-Treaters Will be Licked! 
Whether you're a member of Team Jacob, or just love the fanged furry furies, go WEREWOLF this Halloween with our kool kollectibles including recyclable trick-or-treat bags, mini-buttons (great for bag stuffers and they don't rot teeth), magnets, mugs, yard signs and banners, and of course, shirts and hoodies!
Order now or you'll be baying at the moon with regret!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Design of the Week--Sheldon & Leonard's Big Bang Theory Poster Art!

Each week, we post a limited-edition design, to be sold for exactly 7 days, then replaced with another!
This week...
Your eyes do not deceive you!
It's the 1940s magazine artwork the kool poster adorning Sheldon & Leonard's apartment (in the tv series Big Bang Theory) is based on!
It was the premiere issue of a cult-favorite pulp magazine called Captain Future that ran thru the 1940s, was reprinted in paperback in the 1960s, became a fan-fave anime series in the 1980s, and has recently been revived in hardcover!
We covered it in a previous blog entry as well as our own fanpage dedicated to the character's various incarnations!
It's already part of our Captain Future collection featuring the many faces of the character in pulps and comics, but we felt it was time to spotlight this particular piece due to it's historical significance and the fan interest we've seen on the Net.
Plus, it's now on a number of items not part of our main collection, and after next Friday, they'll no longer be available!
So act now to get the Man of Tomorrow, created in the past, before he disappears next week! (Wha?)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

ReUseable Eco-Friendly Trick-or-Treat Bags!

Atomic Kommie Comics™ suggests you don't use those flimsy plastic bags for your Halloween booty.
Instead, try our specially-designed...
Halloween Trick or Treat Canvas Bags
(Plus: We have Halloween Large Tote Bags and Diaper Bags at the same page!)

or, if you're in a more macabre (PG-13) mood...

Horror Comics of the 1950s Canvas Tote Bags
(GREAT as trick-or-treat bags!)
Our 15" x 18" x 6" 100% 10 oz heavyweight cotton canvas tote bags have plenty of room to carry everything you collect on Halloween!
They include a full side and bottom gusset and 22" reinforced self-fabric extra long handles for easy carrying.
And, they're machine washable! If you get fake blood or chocolate on it, you can easily clean it up!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

YouTube Wednesday: THE GREEN HORNET "The Frog is a Deadly Weapon"

Continuing our weekly feature "YouTube Wednesday"...
 The Green Hornet faces off against The Shadow!
Well, sorta...
The villain of this episode, gangster Glen Connors, is played by Victor Jory, who portrayed The Shadow in the 1940 movie serial based on both the pulp and radio show!
Connors is impersonating millionaire recluse Charles Delaclare, and slowly draining his assets. (BTW, Delaclare is dead, not held hostage, as is usually the case in this sort of plot.)
Britt Reid wants to expose Connors/Delaclare, not only because Connors evaded the law by faking his own death and replacing Delaclare, but Connors was part of a conspiracy that framed Reid's father years ago!
Side notes:
The frame-up of Reid's father is never pursued beyond this episode. Was dear old Dad the 1940s Green Hornet? We'll never know...
The concept of the villain replacing a reclusive millionaire is later used in the film version of Diamonds are Forever. (The millionaire is kept alive in that film.)
The idea of fighting a flock of frogmen (say that five times fast) was probably inspired by the box-office success of the then-current James Bond flick Thunderball!
Lenore Case, played by the lovely Wende Wagner finally gets screen time in this episode as she does some investigating for Reid, but gets caught by Connors' henchmen. As clever as she is beautiful, she keeps herself alive by bluffing the criminals until The Hornet can rescue her!
For the first time we see The Hornet change from his costume to civilian garb in the back seat of the Black Beauty. He does this a couple of times during the show's run to appear as both Reid and The Hornet to criminals within a short time-frame.
While the 60s tv series is not yet available on official dvd, it is available on YouTube.
Here's the FIFTH broadcast episode "The Frog is a Deadly Weapon" in three segments.
Enjoy.



Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Creepy & Campy Halloween Party Invitations

If you're going to do a party on October 31st (It's on the weekend this year!), you'll want to create the right mood by sending out an appropriate invitation to your ghoulish get-together!
That's where we at Atomic Kommie Comics™ can help you set the right macabre mood!
Using classic comic book covers and movie posters, we've given you a plethora of perverse pictures to choose from with a dozen different, demonic, invitations as 8-packs of postcards and/or 10-packs of note cards and greeting cards ranging from G-rated to PG-13 to suit every need! (The one above is PG).

So have a look and order NOW!
The later you place your order, the greater the chance that your treat could turn into a missed-deadline trick!

Monday, October 4, 2010

FOOM--Friends of Ol' Marvel by Jim Steranko!

In the early 1970s, Marvel Comics launched FOOM, a fan club (their third one*) with some very kool exclusive goodies including this magnificent, HTF, never-reissued poster by Jaunty Jim Steranko!
Now, a digitally-restored and remastered reproduction of this long out-of-print collectible, shot directly from an original poster, is available at a reasonable price! (note: the watermark on this image is NOT on the poster itself)
Makes a perfect display piece for a Marvel fan's bedroom, den, or game room!
It's a truly unique birthday or holiday gift (Christmas is coming faster than you think)!
Not available in stores!


*Previous clubs were The Merry Marvel Marching Society and MarvelMania.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

31 Days of Halloween by Francesco Francavilla

One of our favorite comic artists, Francesco Francavilla is doing a "31 Days of Halloween" daily art feature on his blog.
Well worth your time to check it daily.
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