Saturday, October 5, 2013

Halloween Banners and Yard Signs with FREE Personalization!

How about something that helps separate your house from all the others this Halloween?
How about either a big vinyl banner or kool two-sided yard sign?
And, on top of that, it'll be PERSONALIZED with your message in a scary font for FREE!
Yep!
NO CHARGE!
NOTHING EXTRA!

Click HERE to see either...
Over-sized banners sure to get noticed and make a scary statement in a big way.
Each measures 44" x 30", printed on 13oz heavyweight vinyl.
With a durable, weather-resistant construction that's ideal for draping outdoors or indoors, it also includes four metal grommets for easy hanging.
Or...
Showcase your scary message on a yard sign for all to see.
Measures 22" wide x 15" high with design printed on both sides!
13 oz. flexible vinyl is weather-resistant for outdoor use with sealed edges and a metal metal frame for mounting on your lawn (basic assembly required)!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Reading Room NIGHT OF MYSTERY "Giant from Earth!"

Though this never-reprinted tale appeared in a one-shot horror anthology comic...

...it's really a straight sci-fi tale with no horror elements!
I can't be certain, but it looks like the artists for this tale from Avon's Night of Mystery (1953) are Mike Sekowsky (pencils) and Frank Giacoia or Bernard Sachs (inks).

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Reading Room: ADVENTURES INTO THE UNKNOWN Spirit of Frankenstein "A Monster is Born"

There have been several ongoing series that combined horror and sci-fi...
...such as the strip which premiered with this tale from ACG's Adventures into the Unknown #5 (1949)!
The "monster" here is not Frankenstein's Monster, nor are any of the scientists members of the Frankenstein clan.
Writer Richard Hughes and artist Charles Sultan invoked the "spirit" of the Frankenstein Monster concept with a creation run amok and ran amuck with it for several issues from #5 to #16!
We'll be presenting them all during October, so bookmark us and check back frequently (we post daily)!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Reading Room: LOST WORLDS "Alice in Terrorland"

To begin our October celebration of scary stuff...
...here's a comic story that combines sci-fi, a classic fantasy, and a fear many children experience at one time or another...
Penciled by Alex Toth and inked by Mike Peppe, this tale from Standard's Lost Worlds #5 (1952) takes the common kids' fear of toys coming to life and adds imagery from Lewis Carroll's Alice tales to an alien invasion scenario to create a wonderfully-creepy story.
Sadly, the writer of this wild story is unknown.
There's more scary sci-fi fun here all through October, so bookmark us and visit often!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

GoodBye, USA Today!

Yesterday I bought my last edition of...
...when I discovered the price had doubled from a barely-acceptable $1 to $2!
I had been a faithful reader from the beginning (September 15, 1982), and while it was just fast-food journalism, it was entertaining, and a comforting constant no matter where I traveled.
But the party's over.
Since our office is close to several hotels, I'll just cop a copy off the piles left behind in the lobbies and coffee shops.
They're already paid-for by the hotel, so it's not "piracy".

Monday, September 30, 2013

Reading Room: AMAZING ADVENTURES "City of Light"

Much of early pulp/comic sci-fi utilized military or police organizations in their stories...
...including this tale from Ziff-Davis' Amazing Adventures #6 (1952) which featured members of the "Perimeter Patrol Service"!
Though the writer is unknown, the art is attributed to Henry Sharp, who moved to comics from pulp magazines in 1951 and from comics to television in 1955.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Halloween "Horrors" (both G and PG-13)

October is almost here, the leaves are turning orange and brown, and already our somewhat- warped thoughts naturally turn to...HALLOWEEN, the koolest holiday of all!
We at Atomic Kommie Comics™ have told you about our Horror Comics of the 1950s™ and Seduction of the Innocent™ sections, PLUS the Martians, Martians, Martians™ category of The Future WAS Fantastic™, all of which have kool retro horror-oriented goodies year-round for the older kids-at-heart.
But what about something for the younger crowd, the tweens and pre-teens, the toddlers and babies?
Well, never let it be said we ignored a target demographic!
We have a Haunted Halloween section with a subsection specifically-for those little ones who want a slightly-scary take on the spectral and spooky, as well as one for the 7-13 category who want a bit more meat on the bone (as it were).
We're also offering Yard Signs & Banners, plus; invitation and greeting cards, ghostly garb, and ghoulish goodies like monstrous mini-buttons (great as treats instead of tooth-rotting candy), reusable trick or treat bags, and other creepy collectibles.
Note to the older crowd, sorry, but the shirts 'n stuff are kid-sized only.
Have a look and order now, before the late-October rush!
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