Saturday, March 7, 2009

Fantastic Femmes--Danica McKellar

The cute next-door neighbor girl on Wonder Years has grown up into an amazing woman!
Besides a steady stream of tv movies and several ongoing roles in series including The West Wing and her own series, Inspector Mom, Danica's written two books; Math Doesn't Suck: How to Survive Middle School Math Without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail and Kiss My Math: Showing Pre-Algebra Who's Boss to promote interest in mathematics among teen girls.
She's truly a Fantastic Femme!
Genre appearances include...
Inspector Mom (Maddie Monroe also Writer / Producer)
HeatStroke (Caroline)
Hack! (Emily)
Shin Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams [VG] (Various Voices)
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance [VG] (Susan Storm Richards aka Invisible Woman)
X-Men Legends [VG] (Jubilee aka Jubilation Lee)
EverQuest II [VG] (Lolla Cotgrove / Pona)
Path of Destruction (Katherine Stern)
CyberChase "Designing Mr Perfect"
Quiet Kill / Nightmare Boulevard (Pet Shop Girl)
Static Shock (Freida Goren)
Century City "Without a Tracer"
Game Over (Elsa / Renee)
Justice League (Sapphire Stagg)
Babylon 5 "The War Prayer"
Captain Planet & the Planeteers "A Formula for Hate"
SideKicks (Lauren)
Twilight Zone [1985-87]
"Her Pilgrim Soul" (Teen Nola), "Shelter Skelter" (Deidre Dobbs)

Check out..
Danica's Official WebSite
Official WebSite for her book Math Doesn't Suck...
Official WebSite for her book Kiss My Math
Other actresses to play Invisible Woman / Invisible Girl aka Susan Storm-Richards...
Fantastic Four / Fantastic Four the Video Game / Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Jessica Alba
Fantastic 4
[1967] Jo Ann Pflug
The Fantastic Four [1978] Ginny Tyler
The Fantastic Four [1994] Rebecca Staab (adult) Mercedes McNabb (child) [live-action film, never officially released]
Marvel Action Hour: Fantastic Four [1996-97] Silver Surfer [1998] Lori Alan
Spider-Man [1996] Gail Matthius
Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes [2007] Lara Gilchrist
Video Games: Erin Matthews, Grey DeLisele

Other actresses to play Jubilee aka Jubilation Lee include...
X2: X-Men United / X-Men: the Last Stand Kea Wong
X-Men [2000] Katrina Florece
X-Men: Evolution Chiarra Zanni
Generation X Heather McComb
X-Men / Spider-Man [1992] / Marvel vs. Capcom [VG] Alyson Court

Friday, March 6, 2009

Who Watches the Watchmen?

I did!
And so should you!
Go this weekend!
Make it #1!
Why are you still reading?
Get outta your seat and SEE WATCHMEN!

Monday, March 2, 2009

NY Times Book Review Praises "Supermen..."!

Sunday's NY Times Book Review had a very positive review of several comics, I mean graphic novel, related tomes, particularly, SUPERMEN! The First Wave of Comic Book Heroes.
An excerpt from the review follows...
In the tense, murky years before America entered World War II, its young couldn’t get enough tales of costumed mystery men. SUPERMEN! The First Wave of Comic Book Heroes 1936-41 (Fantagraphics, paper, $24.99) is a rambunctious anthology of the earliest superhero stories — gaudy, crude, infernally potent things, cranked out by scrappy young cartoonists who were more concerned with what the likes of Silver Streak, Yarko the Great and Skyrocket Steele (and SkyMan, as seen above) could do than with what they might mean.
The book’s editor, Greg Sadowski, has compiled vivid early work by Will Eisner, Jack Kirby and Jack Cole, among others who went on to be the medium’s great stylists. So it’s surprising how similar their work was in the days when they were inventing the superhero concept. Their stories have the same frantic tumble of calamities and grotesqueries, the same orphan-threatening menaces and square-jawed, tough-talking heroes, the same prose so overheated it threatens to singe its readers’ eyeballs: “Seven million wide-eyed souls glance skyward as one! Rearing his ugly head above Manhattan, casting a shadow over all — the Claw!” (read the review for the rest of the rave!)

We at Atomic Kommie Comics™ are ecstatic that some of the "lost" classics of the Golden Age of Comics are being made available to a graphic novel-hungry audience! (And Fantagraphics has done absolutely spectacular work with previous 1930s-40s reprint albums!)
We believe that Supermen! would make a great gift for the graphic story aficionado in your life, especially when combined with one of the Golden Age-themed goodies from our Lost Heroes of the Golden Age of Comics™ collection, which feature some of the very same heroes on t-shirts, mugs, messenger bags, and other assorted items!
As they'd say back in the 1940s: "Gosh, they'd make a swell birthday or graduation present for a comics-loving guy or gal!"

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Stuff Your Easter Basket with Atomic Kommie Comics Collectibles!

Back in the 1940s and 50s, comic book companies produced a prodigious number of holiday annuals and one-shots.
For example, a multitude of Christmas-themed comic books flooded America's magazine racks every November and December!
(In fact, a large part of our popular Cool Christmas collection is based on them.)
But, did you know that several publishers also did Easter-oriented books?
And, that noted comics illustrators including Walt Kelly (Pogo) contributed art to them?
Believing that there's always room for more classic comics collectibles, we at Atomic Kommie Comics™ added a new line of goodies to our Happy Holidays section entitled Exciting Easter!
Yes, it's eggs, bunnies, chicks, and other fuzzy animals galore digitally-restored and remastered from Baby Boomer-era classic comics covers on baby bibs, infant creepers / onesies, toddler and kid t-shirts, greeting cards, mugs, and a plethora of kool kollectibles!
They make great Easter basket stuffers! (And they won't rot your kids' teeth like marshmallow chicks or chocolate bunnies!)
So click over and see what's in our basket!