Saturday, October 1, 2011

Design of the Week--The Nerdist SpaceMan Redux

Each week, we post a limited-edition design, to be sold for exactly 7 days, then replaced with another!
This week...it's the return of the most interesting visual on the set of the new BBC-TV series The Nerdist.
Like it's counterpart on the wall of Sheldon and Leonard's apartment in The Big Bang Theory (Click HERE for that art), it's based on a classic cover from the Golden Age of Comics.
This image is from Ace Comics' Space Action #2, published in 1952, almost 60 years ago!
And here's the really weird thing...it has nothing to do with any of the stories in the comic!
Yes, it's the old "this scene on the cover does not occur on the inside" trick!
As to who the artist is, there's speculation it's either Lou Cameron or Matt Fox, both of whom had considerable sci-fi experience.

Choose from iPod and iPad cases, t-shirts, mugs, tote bags, and other goodies by clicking HERE!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Monster of Frankenstein in October

You'll be seeing this a lot in October...
...throughout the RetroBlogs™ Universe.
Hero & Heroine Histories™ will be running selected stories from Dick Briefer's various Monster of Frankenstein series, including both the humorous and horror versions of his own title as well as some strips from Prize Comics, starting with the very first multi-super-hero team-up strip featuring the Prize Fighters vs the Monster from Prize Comics #24!
Secret Sanctum of Captain Video™ will have the comic adaptation of the Universal Monsters version (as well as other classic Universal Monsters).
Western Comics Adventures™ will present the Original Ghost Rider's encounter with the Frankenstein Monster!
And here at Atomic Kommie Comics™, we'll scare the s#!t out of you with the amazingly-bad Silver Age superhero Frankenstein!

While you catch your breath, we'd just like to remind you about the kool-ghoul kollectibles we at Atomic Kommie Comics™ offer to enhance your Frankenstein-oriented Halloween experience!
A line of items utilizing the classic Monster of Frankenstein logo from the Golden Age comic book by Dick Briefer.
T-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies (light & dark), mugs, reusable trick-or-treat bags, and other grotesque goodies for the young or old monster in your life!

We also have lots of other Monster of Frankenstein stuff as part of our Lost Heroes of the Golden Age of Comics™ collectibles line, including a nifty Monster of Frankenstein Icon line with a startling silhouetted close-up image of the Monster's head sans lettering!
And the Silver Age Frankenstein is available to scare any serious fanboy/girl!

It's never too soon to prepare for the horrors of Halloween!
Order NOW...before it's too late!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

3-D Controversy!

According to the LA Times...
The National Assn. of Theatre Owners, the country's largest group of exhibitors, has lashed out at Sony Pictures concerning its plans to stop footing the bill for 3-D glasses and pass the expense on to moviegoers!
Sony sent a letter to theater owners informing them that as of May 1, 2012, it will no longer pay 3-D technology companies such as RealD the average cost of 50 cents per ticket for 3-D glasses used by moviegoers. 
Sony has two big genre movies in 3-D coming out after May 1 next year: Men in Black III and The Amazing Spider-Man.
Fox tried a similar move, but was forced to back down after several theater chains threatened to take only 2-D versions of films.
NATO issued a statement that..."NATO believes Sony's suggestion is insensitive to our patrons, particularly in the midst of continuing economic distress..."
We agree!
Collectibles Store
 (where you don't need 3-D glasses!)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

YouTube Wednesday: War of the Worlds

While only the 1938 radio version of War of the Worlds (available HERE) incorporates Halloween...
...the George Pal movie holds a place in my Halloween viewing schedule, primarily for this scene featuring Oscar-winning special effects that still pack a punch today...

or, if you want your alien invasion as portrayed by cute bunnies...

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Martians! Martians! Martians! (Or what Jan Brady said when she saw War of the Worlds)

Halloween is coming up fast, so what do I think of?
Martians!
I've always been a big fan of War of the Worlds, whether it's the H.G. Wells novel, Orson Welles' radio adaptation, the '53 movie, the 80s tv series (Year One or Year Two), Jeff Wayne's remarkable concept album, or the many variations, sequels, and pastiches (like my favorite: Sherlock Holmes' War of the Worlds!)
So, I added a line of shirts. mugs, messenger bags, and tchochkes to Atomic Kommie Comics' already bulging sci-fi collectibles section entitled Martians! Martians! Martians! (Or: what Jan Brady said when she saw The War of the Worlds!)
From benevolent visitors to arrogant invaders to an EarthMan turned Martian, we have them all! See The Devil Girl from Mars, Lars of Mars, Man O' Mars, John Carter: WarLord of Mars, and of course, the War of the Worlds' various incarnations!
(BTW, the Tote Bags make great trick-or-treat bags!)
We even have a three-way battle between Earth, Mars, and Venus as well as the campy cult classic Santa Claus Conquers the Martians!
So whether it's for Halloween, Christmas, a birthday, or anytime you feel the urge for alien antics, choose Martians! Martians! Martians!™
As the Martians in Mars Attacks! would say..."Ack! Ack! Ack!"

Monday, September 26, 2011

Out of the Night, When the Full Moon is Bright...

"...comes the Horseman known as Zorro!"
Click on the art to enlarge
It's so big, we had to use two blogs to tell it!
It's ZORRO!
The comic book version of the legendary Disney tv series, featuring art by the amazing Alex Toth!
For Part One, go to our TV/Movie Adaptation blog...
then, either follow the embedded link or return here to go to
for the exciting conclusion and a special video treat!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Design of the Week--The SpaceMan with the Ray Gun!

Each week, we post a limited-edition design, to be sold for exactly 7 days, then replaced with another!
This week...it's the most interesting visual on the set of the new BBC-TV series The Nerdist.
Like it's counterpart on the wall of Sheldon & Leonard's apartment in The Big Bang Theory (Click HERE for that art), it's based on a classic cover from the Golden Age.
This image is from Ace Comics' Space Action #2, published in 1952, almost 60 years ago!
And here's the really weird thing...it has nothing to do with any of the stories in the comic!
Yes, it's the old "this scene on the cover does not occur on the inside" trick!
As to who the artist is, there's speculation it's either Lou Cameron or Matt Fox, both of whom had considerable sci-fi experience.

Choose from iPod and iPad cases, t-shirts, mugs, and other goodies by clicking HERE!
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