Saturday, December 15, 2012

Out doing Christmas Shopping... here's a feature from Dell's Four Color Comics #867 (1942)...
...which was part of the Santa Claus Funnies series that ran every year for over a decade!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Dinosaurs Under the Christmas Tree!

What kid doesn't love dinosaurs?
The idea of being a huge, unstoppable creature rampaging, devouring, and stepping on everything and everybody in your path has an undeniable appeal to little ones, who usually feel helpless in a world too big for them! (Why do you think Godzilla is still going strong after 50 years? And what about the success of the Jurassic Park trilogy?)
We at Atomic Kommie Comics™ are no different! (A look at the various plastic "giant" reptiles adorning our office will confirm that!)
And since we're just big kids ourselves, we created a whole Dinosaurs section in our sci-fi section The Future WAS Fantastic!™ with vintage images from classic comics AND movies!
What kid wouldn't want a dinosaur under the tree or in his/her stocking on Christmas morning?
Don't disappoint them! Give 'em something to ROAR about!
Once they ruled the planet!
Now they'll dominate your wardrobe!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Reading Room: KENTON OF THE STAR PATROL "Sirens of Space"

Kenton goes hand-to-hand with space pirates...

...and to think he gets paid to do this sort of stuff!
Where do I sign up for the Star Patrol?
This Kenton story from Avon's Strange Worlds #5 (1951) demonstrates Joe Orlando and Wally Wood's talent for rendering both exotic machinery and beautiful women.
It's also their final Kenton story, but not their final work on the character.
He did the cover for the next issue, which features the final tale in the Kenton series, but illustrated by another artist!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Christmas Gift that Keeps On Giving Year-Round: A Pop-Culture 12-Month Calendar!

One of our favorite types of pop culture collectible here at the Atomic Kommie Comics™ offices are calendars, in particular the multi-page 12-month kind, with a different illustration for each month.

I have over a decade's worth of James Bond 007 movie poster calendars.
Each year the new one adorns the wall over my computer.
When the year is over, I cut it up and use the art the next year as mini-posters to decorate whatever vacation place I rent during the summer.
Besides 007, over the years, I've picked up, or been given, various Star Trek, Star Wars, DC, Marvel, and other licensed property calendars.
I've always enjoyed using them, and often thought of the person who gave them to me!

But, there are pop culture categories and subjects that we've wanted in calendar form as presents for others (or for ourselves), but were never produced!
So, we decided to create them, using the wildest, rarest, kitchiest comic book and pulp magazine covers & 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!
Only $19.99 each!
Here are the  
Atomic Kommie Comics
2018 12-Month Calendars 
by genre

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

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

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

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™ 

Captains of the Comics
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 Captain Future

Classic Green Hornet
Classic Monster of Frankenstein 

Classic SuperSnipe

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

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! ;-)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Reading Room: CAPTAIN SCIENCE "Cat Men of Phoebus""

After defeating a threat to the Earth by aliens who crash-landed on the far side of the Moon, Gordon Dane and Rip waste no time in dealing with another group of aliens who kidnapped Luana from their headquarters...
The art on this never-reprinted story from Youthful's Captain Science #2 (1950)  is by Gustav Schrotter.
The writer is unknown.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Reading Room: CAPTAIN SCIENCE "Dark 'O the Moon"

The man with alien technology at his command returns... his first outer space adventure!
Last time Gordon Dane destroyed a threat by humans (including Adolf Hitler) using alien tech and picked up a hot babe in the process!
Now he's dealing with aliens on the Moon!
PLUS, there's a cliffhanger involving the "Cat Men of Phoebus", which means the action goes interplanetary in the next story!
The catyclysmic conclusion will be presented...tomorrow!
The art on this never-reprinted story from Youthful's Captain Science #2 (1950)  is by Gustav Schrotter.
The writer is unknown.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

New Computer Being Installed...

(And, yes, it's an iMac!), no posting today!
Lots of configuring and upgrading (like adding the cloud-based Adobe Suite) to do...