Saturday, October 18, 2014

Halloween: Time for Horror Comics Dark Hoodies!

You'll need something to keep from freezing your trick-or-treating butt off this Halloween.
Luckily, Atomic Kommie Comics™ has your best interests (and health) at heart, and we have exactly what you need...Horror Comics of the 1950s™ Black Hoodies!
An assortment of classic retro horror comic book covers adorns these kool pop comics collectibles featuring...
Ghouls!
Zombies!
Demons!
Skeletons!
Ghosts!
Even Aliens!
What more do you want?
Stay warm on the inside while looking oh-so-ghoulishly-cool on the outside!
Don a super-comfortable 10 oz. fleece blend (90% cotton/10% polyester) black sweatshirt with a fleece-lined hood, roomy front pouch pocket, and heavy-weight 1x1 cuff and waistband ribbing before heading out into the night to do...well, whatever it is you're doing on All Hallow's Eve!
(Don't worry, we won't tell!)

Friday, October 17, 2014

Reading Room VLAD THE IMPALER "Dark Legend A-Borning" Conclusion

Vlad Dracula's attempt to keep Transylvania out of Moslem hands has not gone well, as he is forced to retreat to the safety of his home and castle...
Monday:
The Cost of Betrayal!
BTW, for other comic book versions of the legendary vampire, check out...
and

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Reading Room VLAD THE IMPALER "Dark Legend A-Borning" Part 2

Hoo boy!
In the 21st Century, it's still Christians vs Muslims/Moslems, (according to the right-wingers)!
The more things change...the more they stay the same!
But enough on the present.
Let's get back to the 15th Century...
Tomorrow: the Fall of Castle Dracula!
Christian/Muslim conflict, weaponized diseases, and civil wars.
Amazing how many parallels you can draw between past and present, eh?
BTW, for other comic book versions of the legendary vampire, check out...
and

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Reading Room VLAD THE IMPALER "Dark Legend A-Borning" Part 1

...which gives new meaning to "worked to death"!
Based on actual historical events (though exaggerated and embellished), Topps' Vlad the Impaler #2 (1993) took fewer liberties with fact than most other tales that combined the historical and fictional Draculas.
It isn't a docudrama by any stretch, but writer Roy Thomas was a stickler for accuracy whenever possible.
BTW, for other comic book versions of the legendary vampire, check out...
and

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Reading Room VLAD THE IMPALER "I am Dracula" Conclusion

Having avenged the murders of his father and older brother at the hand of his uncle, young Vlad Dracula holds a celebration of his victory...
You thought George RR Martin was being innovative with Game of Thrones' "Red Wedding"?
Vlad did it first!
The conclusion of Topps' Vlad the Impaler #1 (1993) was brought to you by writer Roy Thomas and illustrator Esteban Maroto, who, unhindered by the Comics Code Authority, got a chance to cut loose in a way the Marvel Comics version had been unable to do, even in b/w magazines!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Reading Room VLAD THE IMPALER "I am Dracula" Part 2

We hope you went to see...
...this past weekend, so you can compare its' version of Dracula's "origin" to this one.
When last we left our future Lord of Vampires, he and his family were beginning a diplomatic journey to visit their Moslem overlords...
Written by Roy Thomas, illustrated by Estaban Maroto.
BTW, for other comic book versions of the legendary vampire, check out...
and
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