Saturday, May 14, 2011

All Calendars REDUCED from $19.99 to $14.99

There are pop culture categories and subjects we've wanted in 12-month calendar form as presents for others (or for ourselves), but were never produced!
So, we decided to create them ourselves, using the wildest...rarest...kitchiest comic book, pulp magazine covers and movie posters we could find, each image digitally-restored and remastered from hi-rez scans of the original items, NO reprints or low-rez files! (Would we do that to you?)
Now, they're reduced 25%, 
from $19.99 to $14.99!
Here are the  
Atomic Kommie Comics 2011 12-Month Calendars 
by genre

Mystery / Crime
Sherlock Holmes: the Greatest Sleuth of All! 
Basil Rathbone IS Sherlock Holmes!
Mr District Attorney

Horror Comics of the 1950s
Vampires of Pulps & Comics
Werewolves of the Comics & Pulps
Zombies of Comics & Pulps

Camp / Kitsch
3-D Movies
(cover shown above)
3-D Comic Books
Seduction of the Innocent!!
Jungle Girls
Good Girl / Bad Grrrl

True Love Comics Tales

Sci-Fi / Fantasy
Martians, Martians, Martians!
Thrilling Science-Fiction Tales 
Bugs & Creepy Crawlies of Comics & Pulps
Dinosaurs of the Comics & Pulps™ 

Captains of the Comics
Classic Green Hornet
Classic Phantom Lady

Lost Heroes of the Silver Age of Comics
Lost Heroes of the Golden Age of Comics
Lost Heroes of the Golden Age of Comics Team-Ups
1st Appearance Lost Heroes of the Golden Age of Comics
Flag-Waving Lost Heroes of the Golden Age of Comics

Lost Heroes of the Golden Age of Comics vs HITLER
Classic Amazing-Man
Classic Black Terror
Classic Blue Beetle
Classic Captain Future
Classic Cat-Man
Classic Dare Devil
Classic Doc Strange
Classic Fighting Yank
Classic Flame
Classic Green Lama
Classic Monster of Frankenstein
Classic Owl
Classic Samson

Classic SuperSnipe

Western Comics Adventures
Real-Life Western Comics
The Cisco Kid and Pancho
Masked Western Heroes

Captain MidNight
Aviators of the Golden Age of Comics
WAR: Past, Present & Future
Classic Korean War Comics

NOT available in stores, only on-line! Order now...before time runs out! ;-)

Friday, May 13, 2011

YouTube Wednesday(ish): Barbarella the Movie!

Note: this was actually published early Thursday, but Blogger's outage temporarily deleted it. When it reposted, it posted with Friday's date.
We've talked about it for the past couple of days in connection with the comic strip we've been presenting, so here it is...
(at least the trailer...)

And now the opening credits...

..then Killer Dolls...

...then a VERY warm iceman...

...then the Excessive Machine...

...and, finally, the ending!

You want more? go buy the movie!

Blogger Outage

Thursday's posted entry is still somewhere in the ether.
It's frustrating since I pride myself on the fact that I've been posting daily, including weekends and holidays for almost two solid years, and now, until Thursday reappears, it looks like I slacked off!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Reading Room: BARBARELLA 1.2

Barbarella crash-landed on the planet Lythion where, after a number of...interesting...situations, she managed to reunite two long-feuding races, ending their centuries-long war.
With her ship destroyed, the amazing woman gets a lift from a conveniently-arriving space freighter and is off to another astounding adventure on other worlds...
We'll return to Barbarella in the near future, after we catch our breath...

It's interesting to see various plot elements and characters that Roger Vadim and Claude Brulé re-composited in the 1960s movie's script in their original form.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Reading Room: BARBARELLA 1.1

While most are familiar with the psychedelic movie starring Jane Fonda, few are those who read the entire Barbarella saga, much less the four stories that comprise the translated graphic novel that introduced her to English-speaking fans in 1966 after becoming a smash hit in Europe.
Now, jump in, the way readers in the '60s had to, and try to keep up...
Tune in tomorrow for both the conclusion to Part 1, and some more background on...Barbarella!

Monday, May 9, 2011


While most of the Dynamite John Carter of Mars material has been decent, but not spectacular, discovering Francesco Francavilla will be doing alternate covers for a new mini-series indicates they're taking the character in a pulp-oriented vein, at least this go-round.
Well-done guys!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Reading Room: "The Hammer of Thor"

In 1959, three years before Mighty Thor's debut in Journey into Mystery #83,  Out of This World #11 ran a tale, drawn by Steve Ditko, about a young man with a hammer named Thor.
While he does have a beard, this Thor, like Marvel's Mighty Thor, was blonde, not red-headed as described in the myths.
Ditko was the co-creator of Spider-Man and Dr Strange at Marvel, and was considered the #2 artist behind Jack Kirby during the Silver Age of Comics.
Considering Jack Kirby had drawn a pretty-accurate version of Thor, albeit as a villain wearing a disguise...
...why did he go with a blonde, beardless version when he designed the Marvel character?
Could Stan Lee have been influenced by seeing Ditko's version?