Saturday, November 24, 2012

Great Treasury of Christmas Comic Book Stories

There's a kool coffee-table book available now called Great Treasury of Christmas Comic Book Stories, featuring tales from 1940s and 50s comic books about Christmas.
It's a cool, kid-friendly throwback to the days when publishers did oversized holiday annuals.
Of course, most tales feature Santa Claus, but other characters pop up including Atomic Mouse, Lil' TomBoy, Ebenezer Scrooge, and even the Easter Bunny! Plus there's a tastefully-done Nativity tale.
Art is by some of the best artists of the era including Walt Kelly (Pogo), John Stanley (Little Lulu/Nancy), and Richard Scarry.
Like I said, it's "kid friendly", but Baby Boomers will probably remember reading one or more of these tales when they were young and should enable their kids or grandkids to experience the same fun they had!
And, if you're gonna give a loved one this terrrific tome, why not combine it with one of our comics-based Christmas collectibles including clothing, mugs, shopping bags, magnets, and many other items with stylish retro graphics derived from comic book covers (some of which appear in the book) for a nifty gift set?
12 different 1960s Kris Kringle designs (for the 12 days of Christmas!) that will bring back nostalgic memories of your Baby Boomer childhood!
Along with St. Nick, our frosty friend is one of the most recognizable symbols of Winter and the Christmas Season! 5 different Frosty designs!
A Christmas Carol brought alive with images from the very FIRST edition EVER, the famous Arthur Rackham-illustrated edition, and the 1951 movie starring Alastair Sim! Bah, Humbug!
Designs featuring famous comic characters celebrating Christmas!
Green Lama!
Edison Bell: Boy Inventor!
Two different SuperSnipe designs!
Santa's Elves on Strike!
Western Rider Rusty!
3-D Comic Christmas!
and MORE!

Happy Holiday Shopping from Atomic Kommie Comics™

Friday, November 23, 2012

ATTENTION! Retro Pop Culture Shoppers...

Atomic Kommie Comics'
Black Friday 
Cyber Monday
Incredible prices!
(Or better!)
on Pop Culture
Kool Kollectibles!
Sherlock Holmes!
Martial Arts!
and, of course...
Christmas (Santa Claus, Scrooge, SnowMan & MORE!)

Take a deep breath and dive in...

ALL 2013 12-Month Calendars

 normally $19.99...NOW $14.99!
or browse thru the store 
ALL Messenger Bags
normally $24.99...NOW $19.99!

or browse thru the store

ALL Tote Bags 
normally $19.99...NOW $14.99!
or browse thru the store
ALL Wall Clocks
 normally $19.99...NOW $14.99!
or browse thru the store
ALL Blank SketchBooks/Journals 
normally $14.99...NOW $9.99!
or browse thru the store
 Prices in effect 12:01am Friday, November 23 to 11:59pm PST Monday, November 26th, 2013

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Reading Room: WEIRD TALES OF THE FUTURE "Purple Mists"

The perils of exploring the universe are many and varied... seen in this never-reprinted story from Key Publications' Weird Tales of the Future #6 (1953)!
Though it's implied that one of the guys Rex and Tom shot was Rex's brother, that point is more-or-less ignored!
The writer is unknown, but artist Hy Fleishman signed his work in the first panel.
Fleishman worked for numerous publishers during the 1950s including Atlas (later Marvel), Story, Key, and Lev Gleason in various genres including horror, war, sci-fi, western, romance, and even humor.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Reading Room: BLAZE BARTON "and the World of the Future"

You think global warming is bad now, wait until 50,020 AD...
...when only Blaze Barton and his scientist friend Prof Solis stand between mankind and total annihilation!
Though the Core-Men remained an ongoing threat, the strip quickly changed emphasis to outer space as Blaze and associates began traveling to other worlds.
You'll see his entire 13-story run on this blog over the next few months.
While the writer of this premiere tale from Quality's Hit Comics #1 (1940) is unknown, the artist was Henry Kiefer, a craftsman with over 400 comics stories and covers from 1935 to 1954 including numerous Classics Illustrated adaptations.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Reading Room: KENTON OF THE STAR PATROL "Alien Raiders"

When interstellar crime occurs, there's only one man to call... this exciting tale from Avon's Strange Planets #3 (1951) demonstrates!
This second Kenton story is Joe Orlando and Wally Wood's first work on the strip (Joe Kubert illustrated the character's first appearance).
Orlando and Wood would subsequently do all but the last Kenton tale, despite a very hectic schedule in 1951, including other Avon Comics work, illustrating the ongoing Captain Science strip plus miscellaneous short stories for Youthful Publishing, and numerous EC Comics assignments in various genres, before going exclusively to EC for a couple of years.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

2013 12-Month Pop Culture Calendars Now Available!

There are pop culture categories and subjects we've wanted in 12-month calendar form as presents for others (or for ourselves), but weren't available!
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?)
Only $19.99 each!

Here are the  
Atomic Kommie Comics
2013 12-Month Calendars 
by genre

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

WereWolves & Vampires
Horror Comics of the 1950s
Vampires of Pulps & Comics
(shown above)
Werewolves of the Comics & Pulps
Zombies of Comics & Pulps

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

True Love Comics Tales

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

Captains of the Comics
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 Captain Future

Classic Green Hornet
Classic Monster of Frankenstein 

Classic SuperSnipe

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

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! ;-)