Saturday, October 20, 2012

Astro-Zombies and much MORE...for Halloween!

Ah, Halloween...
One of our favorite times of the year here at Atomic Kommie Comics™!
What better time to promote our ghoulish goodies, including black hoodies, tote/trick-or-treat bags, and mugs at Seduction of the Innocent™?
SEE: the moody moonlit graveyard of the full-color Italian poster for the original Night of the Living Dead!
SEE: the kitchy graphics of the rarely-seen Astro Zombies poster (believe it or not, the film was PG)!
SEE: the koolest ghoul of all...Vincent Price, on the classic poster for the original House on Haunted Hill?
And let's not forget
The Green Slime!
Last Man on Earth AND Omega Man!
The ORIGINAL Demon Barber of Fleet Street!
I Married a Monster from Outer Space!
The ORIGINAL Little Shop of Horrors!
Occhio de Uccide!
They Came from Beyond Space!
AND (You knew we had to have this one) Plan 9 from Outer Space!
Make a kool-ghoul gift for your horrible hubby, wicked wife, boyfiend, or ghoulfriend with one of our collectibles!
Buy them! Trade them! Collect 'em all!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Classic War of the Worlds Movie Posters

Because Halloween makes me think of War of the Worlds, here's a link to a batch of 6 limited-edition posters from the first (and best) movie version of HG Wells' novel.

Photographed from the original posters (not from second-generation repros, tiny pix in books or low-rez internet files), the art has been lovingly-restored and digitally-remastered.
And, best of all, every one of the posters features those really-kool Martian war machines!
And there's even a couple of foreign versions...

Enjoy! ;-)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Reading Room: SPEED CARTER: SPACEMAN "Sting of the Scorpeople"

What's cooler than dealing with an alien menace in deep space?
Why, dealing with two alien menaces (who are also fighting each other) in deep space, of course!
The names of the constellations Scorpio and Sagittarius are Earth culture-based and their shapes as scorpions and centaurs can only be discerned from Earth.
So, why did evolution produce species that resemble Earth-based creatures in those distant star-systems?
And, why do centaurs have wings?
Probably tight deadlines, because it's an inherently-silly premise.
(And I won't even go into why Johnny says they're crashing into a star, when it's obviously a planet...)

This story from Speed Carter: SpaceMan #6 (1954) was scripted (as were all Speed Carter tales) by Hank Chapman, and illustrated by Bob Forgione.
This was the final tale in Speed's final issue.
However it's not the last Speed story we'll present in RetroBlogs™!
There's one more Famous Explorers tale we'll run here next week.
And there's another Speed story from #6 that we'll present at our "sister" blog, True Love Comics Tales™ next Wednesday!
Why there instead of here?
Find out on Wednesday!
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Reading Room: "World War III with the Ants"

...but never anything like this ant-ageddon (or ant-pocalypse) from Youthful's Captain Science #6 (1953)!
As for who was responsible for writing and illustrating this cult comic classic, theories run from Harry Harrison (who became a major sci-fi novelist and editor), to Dick Ayers to Lou Cameron, but nobody knows for certain.
BTW, this story came out over a year before the classic giant-ant film THEM!

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Reading Room: SPACE ADVENTURES "Homecoming"

Space, the final frontier...
...where being a pioneer sometimes means "first to go, last to arrive", as seen in this tale from Charlton's Space Adventures #10 (1954)!
The art is by future Amazing Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko, during one of the busiest times of his career (1954-55) as he penciled (and inked) almost 100 stories (plus covers) in little over a year!
Unfortunately, the writer of the story is unknown.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Reading Room: LOST WORLDS "Outlaws of Space"

Some say space operas are just Westerns with rayguns instead of six-shooters...
...and here's a story that plays with those cliches, even down to the characters mentioning the parallels!
While we don't know who wrote this never-reprinted story from Standard's sci-fi anthology Lost Worlds #6 (1952), the art is by Alex Toth (pencils) and Al Rubano (inks).

Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Perfect Halloween Treat: Monstrous Mini-Buttons!

These Halloween-themed 1"-diameter Mini Buttons are just the thing to use as trick-or-treat bag stuffers or Halloween party favors!
And they won't rot kids' teeth!
A "win-win" for parents!
Your house will become Halloween Central when everyone discovers you're giving away these unique items, which kids trade and collect and stick on everyting from jackets to backpacks to sweatshirts to hats!
You can mix-and-match with several different design 10-packs at $19.99 each or a 100-pack of a single design for only $84.99 (That's less than 9 cents per button! Cheaper than most brand-name candy!)
Order now, to get them in time for Halloween!