Saturday, November 1, 2014

Retro Christmas Kool is HERE!

With Halloween over and Thanksgiving right around the corner, it's time to reveal the coolest Christmas goodies ever, exclusively for your shopping pleasure!
(Don't ya just love soft-sell?)
Ornaments, clothing, mugs, shopping bags, magnets, and many other items with stylish retro graphics that will make great under-the-tree gifts or stocking stuffers!

Santa Claus--the Man Himself!
12 different 1960s Santa Claus designs (for the 12 days of Christmas!) that will bring back nostalgic memories of your Baby Boomer childhood!

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians!
He's the jolly ol' elf in a red suit.
They are big green men from Mars with an even bigger robot!
Who will win?
YOU, that's who, with these kool collectibles based on the weirdest Yuletide movie ever!
The Hardly-Abominable SnowMan!
Along with St. Nick, our frosty friend is one of the most recognizable symbols of Winter and the Christmas Season!
5 different Frosty designs!

PLUS: The saga of Scrooge!
"A Christmas Carol" brought alive with a dozen different images from, among others, the very FIRST edition EVER, the classic 1951 movie, and the famous Arthur Rackham edition!
Bah, Humbug!

Happy Holiday Shopping from Atomic Kommie Comics

Friday, October 31, 2014

SUPERNATURAL THRILLERS "Headless Horseman Rides Again" Cover

...and here's the original art by penciler Gil Kane and inker Ernie Chua aka Ernie Chan.
Absolutely beautiful, eh?
Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Reading Room SUPERNATURAL THRILLERS "Headless Horseman Rides Again!" Conclusion

We Have Already Seen...
Upstate New York crime lord "Bones" Bullinger murdered reporter Matt Carter to stop the newspaperman's investigations into the underworld.
But Carter's widow, Kim, and his best friend, private eye Duke Durbano, kept the investigation going.
So "Bones" hired NYC hitmen to kill the pair.
The assassins failed (though they don't know it) and "Bones" (in an elaborate disguise) is about to eliminate them...
Written by Gary Friedrich at the same time as he was co-creating the flaming-skulled, motorcyclist known as Ghost Rider, this tale from Marvel's Supernatural Thrillers #6 (1973) was left open-ended with the possibility of the Horseman returning as a "Spirit of Vengeance" to deal with other criminals.
Note: 1973-75 featured the appearances of several avenging supernatural characters including Ghost Rider, Son of Satan, Man-Thing, Scarecrow (aka Straw Man), and the return of The Spectre in extremely-gruesome (for the Comics Code era) tales.
Illustrated by penciler George Tuska and inker Jack Abel, both of whom worked in comics during the horror comics era and were quite familiar with how to tell a terrifying tale!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Reading Room SUPERNATURAL THRILLERS "Headless Horseman Rides Again!" Part 1

Before the wildly-sucessful Sleepy Hollow TV series, there was another updating of the legend...
...over 40 years ago in a never-reprinted tale!
What do they see?
Could it be...?
This book-length story from Marvel's Supernatual Thrillers #6 (1973) was the final one-shot tale from the short-lived comic before N'Kantu the Living Mummy took the book over for the remainder of its' run.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Reading Room SPACEHAWK "Pirates of Uranus" in 3-D!

Get those 3-D glasses out kiddies (red lens on the left, blue lens on the right)... we look in on one more version of what many believe to be the prototypical SpaceHawk tale...
Ray Zone did a magnificent job converting Wolverton's art to 3-D in 3-D Zone #18 (1989).
We hope you enjoyed this Halloween treat, and follow us for the rest of the week as we present more goodies during this most sacred of holidays.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Reading Room SPACEHAWK "Pirates of Uranus" UNCUT here's the original, unexpurgated version.
See if you can tell how the story reworked to remove two pages of material a panel at a time by comparing the original to the edited tale HERE.
Written, illustrated, and probably colored by Basil Wolverton, this story from Novelty's Target Comics #10 (1940) is probably the single most-reprinted SpaceHawk story of all.
It was even converted to 3-D, and as a Halloween treat, we'll bring you that particular version tomorrow.
Make sure you have your blue/red 3-D specs on hand!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Thanks for Your Halloween Orders BoyFiends and GhoulFriends!

We at Atomic Kommie Comics™ wanted to say 'thank you" to all who ordered our ghoulish goodies!
It's nice to see so many like-minded ghouls and creatures out there! ;-)

With the second-scariest day, Election Day, less than a week later, we'd like to recommend a couple of satellite stores for your consideration...
"Pay My F@#$ing Mortgage!" which shows how only selling the legendary Honus Wagner T-206 card will enable you to keep a roof over your head during the recovery...
"Fill My F@#$ing Gas Tank!" which follows the same theme, but with ridiculously-fluctuating gasoline prices!
Now, THOSE are scary!

Happy Halloween