Saturday, June 5, 2010

Metropolis: Fritz Lang's Classic...RESTORED!

One of the seminal films of the genre, Metropolis has influenced countless other sci-fi films, tv shows, even comics.
From the set design of Blade Runner to the robot C3PO in the Star Wars series to costuming in The BodyGuard, elements of Metropolis' production design have been used and reused, and continue to be used...
As for the film itself, there have been spin-off anime, novels, graphic novels (by comics legend Michael Kaluta, no less!), even a West End musical (and how many silent movies have had that honor?)!
Now, a restored version of the film with almost a half-hour of unseen-for-decades footage has been released!
To celebrate, we at Atomic Kommie Comics™ have released a half-dozen designs based on the original movie posters emblazoned on a new line of kool kollectibles including t-shirts, mugs, and other funky items, most of them featuring iconic imagery of the robotrix Maria! (Actually, we did them for ourselves, and they turned out so well that we decided to release them to the public!)
Enjoy, and catch the film at an arthouse near you NOW!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Design of the Week--Giant Anime Robot!

Each week, we post a limited-edition design, to be sold for exactly 7 days, then replaced with another!
This week, we stay with our Asian graphics motif and go mecha with Giant Anime Robot! featuring a kool mechanical man and it's motorcycle-riding pilot from a 1970s series never shown in the USA!
It's colorful and exciting, but non-violent, so it's suitable for tots and toddlers as well as older kids and adults!
More anime fun to come...

Thursday, June 3, 2010

On Flag Day YOU can be the Fighting Yank (or at least wear his uniforn shirt)!

With Flag Day approaching, why not adopt the vintage look of one of the most patriotic superheroes of World War II, the Fighting Yank (now appearing in Project SuperPowers), by wearing his uniform shirt emblazoned with a 1940s period-accurate 48-star flag unfurling proudly on the chest (Remember, Hawaii and Alaska didn't become states until the late 1950s!) and a tiny official Lost Heroes logo on the back collar area (where it won't be seen under your cape!).
Available as a sweatshirt or long-sleeve t-shirt, depending on how much padding you feel you need to achieve the "heroic" look you want.
Tricorn hat and knickers not included. But a sport jacket or denim jacket might go better with it...

And, we offer the usual assortment of other kool kollectibles like Mugs, Messenger Bags, Magnets, etc. with the unfurled Old Glory fluttering proudly...

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

WARP! The FIRST Sci-Fi Epic on Broadway!

In 1971, Chicago's acclaimed Organic Theatre Company produced a trio of plays inspired by Marvel Comics, particularly Dr. Strange and Mighty Thor, under the umbrella title WARP!
Billing the trilogy as "the world's first science fiction epic-adventure play in serial form", the three plays did boffo box office and won numerous Chicago theatrical awards.
It seemed like a no-brainer to take the production to New York, where local talent could enhance both the production values and on-stage talent.
The first of the three plays, "My Battlefield! My Body!" opened in February, 1973 and, unfortunately, closed that same month.
Considering the talent involved in this project, including original writer / director Stuart Gordon (ReAnimator), NY production art director Neal Adams (Batman / X-Men / Green Lantern & Green Arrow) and actors John Heard (Sopranos, Prison Break), Keith Szarabajka (Equalizer), Stephen Williams (X-Files, 21 Jump Street), it's astounding that it didn't take off like, dare I say, a rocket!
But, it didn't, and all that survives today are some playbills and the incredibly-hard to find poster, illustrated by Neal Adams!
We have one of these posters, acquired in the late 1970s, and decided to make a couple of shirts emblazoned with it for ourselves and friends.
The response has been so overwhelming ("Where did you get that? Can I get one?") that we are now offering it to other pop culture aficinados!
If you're a fan of Broadway theatre, sci-fi, comics, or just like a kool shirt, have a look!

(Note: there was a spinoff comic book series from First Comics in the 1980s which adapted the trilogy and provided an ending to the story.)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Over-Sized Pop-Art Shirts!

We're expanding our line of kool kollectibles to include a line of shirts with even BIGGER image areas on the front (and where applicable) the back.
This new line of shirts has an image area of 11" wide by 17" high, plus they're made by ethically-conscious American Apparel and Anvil KnitWear!
Among the designs at this new location are Flesh (NOT Flash) Gordon, Giant Generic Asian Monster, Only REAL Americans in Arizona! (It's NOT what you think!), two Robin Hood comic book designs, and two Kooba Kola designs, with MORE to come!
Order them a size larger than normal and use them as beachwear over your swimsuits (or as tops if you don't use swimsuits at all!)
Bookmark the page, cause we'll be adding MORE stuff regularly over the next few months...

Sunday, May 30, 2010