Saturday, October 15, 2011

Design of the Week--WereWolf vs Vampire Redux!

Each week, we post a limited-edition design, to be sold for exactly 7 days, then replaced with another!
This week...Whether you're a member of Team Edward, Team Jacob, or swing both ways (some people do, nothing wrong with that), you can't go wrong with this vintage design featuring the classic look for both werewolves and vampires!
Perfect for Halloween or watching horror movies!
Available in both adult and kid sizes on t-shirts and sweats/hoodies, as well as mugs, bags and other kool kollectibles!
Click HERE to browse!
But do it quickly!
Next Saturday, the Design of the Week mutates into...God only knows what!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Fantastic Femmes: Charlie's Angels Cancelled

Annie Ilonzeh (Kate Prince), Rachael Taylor (Abby Sampson), and Minka Kelly (Eve French)
In a blow against beautiful women in skimpy outfits kicking butt, ABC has canceled the newest version of Charlie's Angels after 4 episodes.
The attempt at revamping the campy 1970s series with Annie Ilonzeh, Rachael Taylor, and Minka Kelly as three young criminals turned private investigators in Miami proved futile.
The series brought in 8.7 million viewers with its Sept. 22 premiere, but the numbers dropped from there. Thursday's episode garnered 6 million viewers, a marginal increase from the previous week.
Production has already shut down on the series, and already-produced episodes will air until the network decides what will fill the time slot. (there are 2 known episodes, but it is suspected that at least 2 partially-completed episodes will be finished as well.)
The original tv series ran 5 seasons (1976-81) for 110 episodes, and there were 2 successful feature films in 2000 & 2003.
Ironically, the most recent episode was a remake of an original series episode that drew record ratings when it aired in 1976!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Is Toonopedia Gone?

One of the Net's best resources for comics-related info is...gone?
...a really-cool site loaded with info and pix on comic books, comic strips, animation, and almost everything related, is no longer at www.toonopedia.com!
We hope Don Markstein is OK and that this is just a temporary glitch.
Here's an interesting item...
I went to the Wayback Machine, hoping to see if they'd archived the site (as they do with so many others), and the following message came up...
This URL has been excluded from the Wayback Machine.
Weird, eh?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

YouTube Wednesday: The Avengers (Past & Present)

With all the attention the new trailer for...
Click on art to enlarge and download
The Avengers
..is getting, I fondly remember when Earth's Greatest Heroes were animated directly from Jack Kirby's original art (or photostats of it)!



 Oddly, Giant-Man and the Wasp were not in this animated version of Avengers #6, though they were major players in the original story!
And, now, here's the trailer for the new flick (which also doesn't have Giant-Man or The Wasp [sob])...

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Reading Room: ATOM-AGE COMBAT "The Hungry Moss"

A story from the 1950s that might've inspired the cult flick The Green Slime!
This tale from the fifth (and final) issue of this 1952-53 comic book is one of only three stories in the entire series with actual sci-fi or alien elements!
Most of the tales were of the World War III / Atomic War type showing a long-feared "US vs the Russian and/or Chinese Commies" war using advanced technology and limited nuclear weaponry.

While the writer is unknown, the art is by longtime war comics artist Dick Ayers, best-known for Sgt Fury and His Howling Commandos

We're currently presenting another sci-fi story from Atom-Age Combat at our brother blog War: Past, Present & Future™!

Monday, October 10, 2011

2012 12-Month Calendars Now Available!

There are pop culture categories and subjects we've wanted in 12-month calendar form as presents for others (or for ourselves), but were never produced!
So, we decided to create them ourselves, using the wildest...rarest...kitchiest comic book, pulp magazine covers and movie posters we could find, each image digitally-restored and remastered from hi-rez scans of the original items, NO reprints or low-rez files! (Would we do that to you?)
Only $19.99 each!

Here are the  
Atomic Kommie Comics 
2012 12-Month Calendars 
by genre

Mystery / Crime
Sherlock Holmes: the Greatest Sleuth of All! 
Basil Rathbone IS Sherlock Holmes!
Mr District Attorney


Horror
WereWolves & Vampires
(shown above)
Horror Comics of the 1950s
Vampires of Pulps & Comics
Werewolves of the Comics & Pulps
Zombies of Comics & Pulps

Camp / Kitsch
3-D Movies
3-D Comic Books
Seduction of the Innocent!!
Jungle Girls
Good Girl / Bad Grrrl


Romance
True Love Comics Tales


Sci-Fi / Fantasy
Martians, Martians, Martians!
Art of Barsoom 
Thrilling Science-Fiction Tales 
Bugs & Creepy Crawlies of Comics & Pulps
Dinosaurs of the Comics & Pulps™ 

SuperHeroes
Captains of the Comics
Heroines!
Classic Phantom Lady

Lost Heroes of the Silver Age of Comics
Lost Heroes of the Golden Age of Comics
Lost Heroes of the Golden Age of Comics Team-Ups
1st Appearance Lost Heroes of the Golden Age of Comics
Flag-Waving Lost Heroes of the Golden Age of Comics

Lost Heroes of the Golden Age of Comics vs HITLER
Classic Black Terror
Classic Blue Beetle
Classic Captain Future
Classic Dare Devil

Classic Green Hornet
Classic Green Lama
Classic Monster of Frankenstein

Classic SuperSnipe

Western
Western Comics Adventures
Real-Life Western Comics
The Cisco Kid and Pancho
Masked Western Heroes



Military
Captain MidNight
Aviators of the Golden Age of Comics
WAR: Past, Present & Future
Classic Korean War Comics

NOT available in stores, only on-line! Order now...before time runs out! ;-)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Frankenstein Fun on RetroBlogs™

It's October and a number of RetroBlogs™are doing the Halloween thing...
Secret Sanctum of Captain Video™ has presented the (very loose) comics adaptation of the 1931 movie!
Hero & Heroine Histories™ is presenting Golden Age tales of
and
the Monster's NEW adventures!
Plus: this week, the Origin of the Silver Age Frankenstein!
And coming just before Halloween...
the 1940s Classics Illustrated version!
On Monday, Western Comics Adventures™ presents Frankenstein vs the Original Ghost Rider!
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