Saturday, December 11, 2010

Design of the Week--The Return of Buck Rogers!

Each week, we post a limited-edition design, to be sold for exactly 7 days, then replaced with another!
This week...the coming of the Famous Funnies' Buck Rogers!
Illustrated by the late, great, Frank Frazetta, the series of covers running from Famous Funnies #209-216 helped redefine the "look" of the character who, up to this point, seemed far more "cartoony" than rival Flash Gordon!
This particular art is from #211, and is wonderfully dramatic as Buck and Wilma stand-off against primitive, but lethal aliens! Who will make the first move?
We're offering him on items for state of the art tech like iPad and iPhone hardcases, as well as mugs, t-shirts, and other tchochkies!
Depending on sales, we may bring Buck back, on more of the Famous Funnies covers, so don't "pass the Buck"!
Vote with your bucks for more Buck!

And, to make the deal sweeter, we're offering a discount on any kool kollectibles order totaling $40 or more from Design of the Week, and the Atomic Kommie Comics™ or Atomic Kommie Comics Annex™  stores...
*Save $5 off orders of $40 or more, excluding shipping charges, gift wrap charges, applicable taxes and custom duties. Coupon code SEASON40 must be entered at check out. Promotion starts on December 9, 2010, at 12:01 a.m. (PST) and ends on December 12, 2010, at 11:59 p.m. (PST). Cannot be combined with any other coupons or promotions and may change, be modified or cancelled at anytime without notice.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Save 22% on Posters/Prints...this weekend only! PLUS $5 off $40 or more...

Christmas shopping from the comfort of your chair!
22% off any and all Pop Culture goodies!
Just use PromoCode MyArt22 when ordering from any of these galleries...
Odds & Ends
Discount ends 11:59pm, Sunday, December 12th, 2010

Plus, we're offering a discount on any kool kollectibles order totaling $40 or more from the Atomic Kommie Comics™ or Atomic Kommie Comics Annex™  stores...
*Save $5 off orders of $40 or more, excluding shipping charges, gift wrap charges, applicable taxes and custom duties. Coupon code SEASON40 must be entered at check out. Promotion starts on December 9, 2010, at 12:01 a.m. (PST) and ends on December 12, 2010, at 11:59 p.m. (PST). Cannot be combined with any other coupons or promotions and may change, be modified or cancelled at anytime without notice.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Return of the ORIGINAL FanBoy PLUS: Discount coupon!

The Boy with the Most Comic Books in America!
Nope, it ain't YOU, Bunkie!
It's Koppy McFad! (or at least it was in 1942!)
In one of the first comics metafictions, Koppy was a kid who read comics and then daydreamed about being a superhero himself, including interacting with other comics characters, who were fictional characters in his world, as well as real-life villains like Adolf Hitler!
Debuting in the back pages of Shadow Comics, he quickly transferred to Army & Navy Comics, becoming so popular that the book was retitled SuperSnipe Comics as of #6!
(In fact his appearance in Army & Navy Comics was so important, it featured the only time Doc Savage and The Shadow appeared together in a story before the 1990s!)
Not content to merely fantasize about heroics, McFad donned a red flannel union suit and attempted to crush evil in his neighborhood, usually with embarrassing (but humorous) results.
BTW, you'll note that Koppy didn't start wearing his red underwear until he gained his own title...
Ironically, he outlasted most of the superheroes who inspired him, ending his title's run in late 1949.
Curiously, his adventures haven't been reprinted, resulting in his comics being among the most expensive on eBay and other venues!
So we've brought him back on a new line of collectibles including t-shirts, mugs, iPhone cases, and a 12-month calendar!
Since 1949, a number of comics characters obesessed with comic books have appeared...
Some, like Captain Klutz, have worn red woolly underwear, but most, like Flaming Carrot and FanBoy, don't.
But all owe a debt to the first FanBoy...Koppy McFad!
What could be a better Christmas present for the fanboy (or fangirl) in your life than a kool SuperSnipe kollectible combined with one of the related books listed below for a fan-dream gift set?

Plus, we're offering a discount on any items (including SuperSnipe, natch) totaling $40 or more from the Atomic Kommie Comics™ store...
*Save $5 off orders of $40 or more, excluding shipping charges, gift wrap charges, applicable taxes and custom duties. Coupon code SEASON40 must be entered at check out. Promotion starts on December 9, 2010, at 12:01 a.m. (PST) and ends on December 12, 2010, at 11:59 p.m. (PST). Cannot be combined with any other coupons or promotions and may change, be modified or cancelled at anytime without notice.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

YouTube Wednesday: THE GREEN HORNET "Corpse of the Year 1 & 2"

Continuing our weekly feature "YouTube Wednesday"...
It's Hornet vs Hornet as an evil impostor with a duplicate Black Beauty (but no masked chauffeur) is wreaking havoc on the Daily Sentinel, attacking delivery trucks (killing a driver) and tossing a grenade into the paper's newsroom!
Who's behind it?
That's what Britt Reid has to discover before more people are injured or killed by this lethal "Green Hornet"!
The second two-part episode has lots of twists and turns as suspects are uncovered, revealed as red herrings, and then killed by the Hornet doppelganger!
Side Notes:
This is the second, and final, appearance of Barbara Babcock as Britt's on again-off again girlfriend, Elaine Carey, who previously appeared in "Frog is a Deadly Weapon".
There were two fully-functional Black Beauties built for the tv show. Both were used in the chase sequences. (Here's a link to a kool website detailing the history of the tv show autos.)
The clip provider has dropped the end credits of part one and the opening credits of part two, as well as the title cards for the second part to make the clips "flow" better as a story
BTW, I've noted the broken links in earlier blog entries due to removal of videos by YouTube.
I'll be editing in alternate links over the next week or so...
Here's the 18th & 19th episodes of The Green Hornet...





Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

NEW: Classic Korean War 2011 12-Month Calendar!

With Kim Jong Il again doing whatever psycho things he does when he gets bored or desperate, rumors of war with North Korea are once more circulating thru the world.
So, we at Atomic Kommie Comics™ thought now is the time to re-present art showing how pop culture (in particular, comic books), portrayed the Korean Police Action to the American public during the hostilities!
Well. they did it like this...
...and like this!
We're offering these rarely-seen classics of pop art to a modern audience on a brand-new 12-month calendar featuring a dozen classic 1950s comic covers, all digitally-restored and remastered directly from the actual books!
For those who wish to relive those days, or those who hope the end result this time will be the same as last time, this is the Christmas present for them!

Let Kim Jong Il BEWARE!
We did it before and we can do it AGAIN!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Woman Who Loved Scrooge--Belle!

When you think of Ebenezer Scrooge, "lovable" is probably the last word you'd associate with him.
Yet, one woman gave her heart to him...was engaged to him...and had her heart broken by him!
Her name was Belle!

She appears twice in A Christmas Carol, during Scrooge's journey with the Ghost of Christmas Past.
First, we see how the young Scrooge choose between his love of money and love of her.
Second, we see how, after the breakup, she married a good man and together they raised a loving family, giving Scrooge a look at what "might have been" had he chosen to remain with her!

Almost every dramatic adaptation shows the first incident, but omits the second scene (usually due to time constraints), thus many people have never known how Belle's life turned out after Scrooge left her!
(You'd be surprised how many people never actually read the story, only seen tv or film versions!)

Most of the illustrators of the many editions that have been printed over the decades have also bypassed the conclusion of Belle's plotline.
But not Arthur Rackham!
The legendary illustrator did not one, but two color illustrations just for the short conclusion to Belle's story in Stave Two!
And we at Atomic Kommie Comics™ just had to include both of them in our A Christmas Carol collection!
One, Belle & Children shows Scrooge's once-love playing with her kids.
The other, Belle's Family portrays the children crowding around their father as he comes home, laden with presents!

They're absolutely beautiful pieces, some of the best work Rackham ever produced!
Enjoy!
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