Saturday, February 7, 2015

Reading Room ROCKET SHIP X "Halley's Comet"

It was a bit of a bust in 1985...
...and it'll be returning in 2060...when many of those who are now reading this blog will see it, though I won't...(sob).
The writer and artist for this one-pager from Fox's one-shot Rocket Ship X #1 (1951) are unknown.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go and be depressed over my own mortality...

Friday, February 6, 2015

The ORIGINAL Miss LonelyHearts Columnist Can Help YOU on Valentine's Day!

Comic books aren't just about spandex-clad heroes and heroines in battles of cosmic import!
They also tell intimate tales of heartbreak & joy, betrayal & redemption, and misery & true love.
God knows, we at Atomic Kommie Comics™ can relate...

On that note, here are kool, retro, romantic, Valentine's Day kollectibles featuring Beatrice Fairfax!
Before Dear Abby, before Ann Landers, she was the original Miss Lonely Hearts, dispensing sage advice in her newspaper column long before the Internet.
Let her help you express your true feelings on the Most Important of Days--Valentines Day with greeting cards, teddy bears, mugs, and even "naughty" undies!

And, if she can't assist your love-life, perhaps something from one of our other sections at True Love Comics Tales™ can help you get your point across!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Reading Room NORGE BENSON "Gang of Hoodlum Penguins"

Let's return to frigid Pluto for another interplanetary adventure with... we discover that, some penguins on Pluto speak perfect English, and others talk with Brooklyn accents...just like on Earth!
Think I'm joking?
Read on...
So, what'd youse tink?
Or for dose, I mean "those", who don't speak Brooklynese..."What did you think?"
I'll warn you now, future installments only get loonier!
Illustrated by Al Walker, who spent his entire comics career at Fiction House, this second appearance in Planet Comics #13 (1941) presents a somewhat less snarky (though no less humorous) version of the "Earthman on Pluto" concept shown in the earlier Cosmo Corrigan strip, mixing alien versions of both Arctic and Antarctic animals with total disregard to anything even remotely resembling exobiology!
But it is fun, and that's all that matters!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Keep Warm in Winter...

...the classic comic book way!
It's recommended you read the entire never-reprinted tale while sipping hot cocoa by a roaring fire!
Speaking of romance...
Valentine's Day is coming!
If you're looking for a gift for your pop culture-loving significant other...

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Polar Vortex II: the Wrath of Cold!

With winter finally hitting the US full-force...
... we invite you to re-visit the kool Polar Vortex posts on this blog
Here's the list (with links)...
Read them in front of a roaring fire with a mug of hot chocolate!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Reading Room FOUR COLOR "Maybes About the Moon"

Since many of you are taking a "snow day" from school...
...we feel you should still have a little (somewhat) educational info input when you come in from making snow forts and having snowball fights!
This never-reprinted short from Dell's Four Color Comics #1253 (aka Space Man #1) appeared in 1962, just as our Mercury space program was getting under way, so it's a lot of speculation.
Illustrated by Jack Sparling, but the writer is unknown.
BTW, even though it appeared in Four Color Comics, it's in black and white because it appeared on the inside back cover.
The inside covers were printed with only one color, black instead of the four colors CYAN, YELLOW, MAGENTA, and BLACK (CYMK), that make up all the colors in standard comic printing, as a cost-saving measure!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

THIS is a SUPER Bowl!

Today, we PARTY, with our own Super-HERO Bowl!
A marathon of comic book-based DVDs and BluRays from around the world.
(Thank the tech gods for multi-region players!)
See you tomorrow with more exciting tales!