Saturday, May 16, 2009

Happy Armed Forces Day

We at Atomic Kommie Comics™ wanted to thank all those who patronized our War: Past, Present & Future™ line for gifts for the veteran in your life, and to wish those who served a happy Armed Forces Day.

And to the veterans themselves,
a respectful "thank you" for your service to our country!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Kevin Smith's Green Hornet to be comic mini-series

As all us fanboys (and fangirls) know, before Seth Rogan's version of The Green Hornet was "green-lighted" (ahem), fan-turned-pro Kevin Smith was scheduled to write and direct a new film adaptation of the multi-media character.
Now, Dynamite Entertainment, who successfully revived classic characters Zorro, The Lone Ranger, Buck Rogers, and the 1940s heroes we at Atomic Kommie Comics™ classify as the Lost Heroes of the Golden Age of Comics™ in Alex Ross' Project SuperPowers, are also doing The Green Hornet, with one of the projects being a comic book mini-series of the un-produced script for the Kevin Smith film project!
Interestingly, he seems to have adapted several elements from the tv series including the domino mask (rather than the lower-face mask of the comics and radio show ad art or the full-face mask of the serials) and use of a "stinger" weapon, as well as the NOW Comics' female Kato! (and of course, having Alex Ross do the costume designs and cover art doesn't hurt!)

One request to the powers-that-be at Dynamite...
Kevin Smith has become notorious for his problems meeting deadlines on his comic book projects.
Hopefully, the fact that he's already worked out the plot and probably most of the script of the movie will enable him to produce the mini-series in a far more timely manner than his other oft-delayed work.
At any rate, please don't schedule publishing the mini until at least 3/4 of the script is in-house!

More on this as it develops...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Don Winslow: the clean-cut, All-American Navy Hero!

Perhaps the first comic strip to be created as a military recruiting tool, Don Winslow U.S.N. was launched in 1934 to encourage enlistments in the U.S. Navy, which at that point had reached an all-time low. A clean-cut role model for American Youth, Don battled spies, saboteurs, and criminals on the home front, and even made brief forays to both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters of war!
The strip proved to be a big success, not only improving Naval enlistments, but launching a series of novels, comic books from several publishers, a dramatic radio show, and two movie serials (Don Winslow of the Navy & Don Winslow of the Coast Guard)!
Don finally retired from service in 1955.
Atomic Kommie Comics™ has returned Don Winslow to active duty as part of the War: Past, Present & Future™ line's enhanced World War II section of classic cover art collectibles which also includes Women of World War II and Aviators.
Any of the shirts, fridge magnets, mugs, or other kool kollectibles in these series would make fun retro-style Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July or Father's Day gifts for the veteran in your life!
(I sent a set of all four Don Winslow mugs to my Dad, a retired swabbie, last year!)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Fantastic Femmes--Karina Lombard

Note: this page has been updated with NEW info HERE!
Born in Tahiti, Karina moved to Europe where she became fluent Spanish, English, Italian, French, and German along with extensive training in performiong arts while attending private schools.
After turning 18, she relocated to New York where she began modeling, dancing and acting, on both stage and screen.
Note: Since she's multi-lingual, Karina has appeared in numerous productions in Italy and France that have not aired in the US. (Our loss!)
Like several other Fantastic Femmes including Jennifer Beals, and Pam Grier, Karina has been a regular on the award-winning cable series The L Word.
Currently, she's appearing on the acclaimed cable series Rescue Me. as well as developing a project (which she's writing the music and lyrics for) with Cirque de Soleil.
Genre appearances include...
The 4400 (Alana Mareva)
Suspectes aka Secrets (Claude Perkins)
CSI "A La Cart"
Guardian (Ketherine Kross)
Deception (Margareth)
Murder at the Cannes Film Festival (Inspector Renee Reno)
Seventh Scroll (Royan)
Violent Earth (Anna Temaru)
Last Man Standing (Felina)
Kull the Conqueror (Zareta)

Check out...
Karina's MySpace Page
Karina World (FanSite) (FanSite) (FanSite)

Monday, May 11, 2009

For the Guys in the Foxhole...

After seeing Ken Burns' The War, we at Atomic Kommie Comics™ thought of doing something in the same vein, showing the gritty, dramatic, truth in honest, non-romanticised terms. Not like Sgt. Fury or Our Army at War, but something that would pay respect to the dogfaces and leathernecks who actually won the war!
We proudly present... our World War II line , classic comic images drawn by veterans, for veterans, history and WWII buffs, or anyone who admires the men and women who put their lives on the line to stop true evil from conquering the world, not because they wanted to, but because they had to!
We've digitally-restored and remastered them on a line of kool kollectibles which would make perfect Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, or 4th of July gifts for the WWII veteran in your life.
Choose from t-shirts, mugs, magnets, BBQ aprons, and many other goodies.
What better way to say "thank you" to the guys or gals of the "Greatest Generation" for what they did for the world?

(And have a look at the other collectibles we offer at War: Past, Present & Future™ while you're at it!)