Saturday, January 9, 2016

Korean War Collectibles: As Timely Now as They Were in the 1950s!

With Kim Jong Un doing whatever psycho things he does (including setting off a-bombs) when he gets bored or desperate, rumors of war with North Korea are once more circulating thru the Free World.
So, we at Atomic Kommie Comics™ thought now is the time to re-present art showing how pop culture (in particular, comic books), portrayed the Korean Police Action to the American public during the original hostilities back in the 1950s!
We're offering these rarely-seen classics of pop art to a modern audience on a number of kool kollectibles including t-shirts, mugs, magnets, and a 12-month calendar, all featuring a dozen classic 1950s comic covers, digitally-restored and remastered directly from the actual kick-Commie-butt books!
For those who wish to relive those days, or those who hope the end result this time will be the same as last time, this is the present for them!

Let Kim Jong Un BEWARE!
We did it before and we can do it AGAIN!

Friday, January 8, 2016

RAUMPATROUILLE "Planet ausser Kurs" (Planet Off Course)

After being demoted from front-line combat to local space patroling, Cliff McLane and his crew discover previously-unknown beings composed of pure energy have overrun a distant outpost.
(SPOILERS: the sharp-eyed among viewers may have noticed that certain members of the star fleet showed great reluctance to deal with the invaders.
Wonder why?)
Now, the aliens return with a plan to send a rogue planet hurtling on a collision course with Earth!
(Note: It's German with English subtitles.
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Be back next Friday for another retro-kool adventure!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Reading Room SPACE MOUSE "Beauty Contest"

In the 1950s, both funny animals and sci-fi were popular comics genres..., it was inevitable that someone would combine the two!
Though it's the cover-featured story in Avon's Space Mouse #1 (1954), "Beauty Contest" is not the origin of the Rocketing Rodent.
That tale, "Atomic Attack", comes later in the book.

Artist Frank Carin began his career as a movie cartoon animator before turning to comics at Timely (later Marvel), in the late 1940s, doing the teen humor comics Georgie and Nellie the Nurse as well as the funny animal books Mighty Mouse and Wonder Duck.
He was also mentioned (along with a self-portrait) in Stan Lee's long OOP Secrets of the Comics book as shown HERE.
This led him to Avon, where he became a mainstay of their unjustly-obscure funny animal line, doing Peter Rabbit, Little Jack Frost, and Merry Mouse along with Space Mouse.
As for who wrote "Beauty Contest"...well that person's name is lost to the mists of time.
Since it's stated in Secrets of the Comics that Carin preferred to just draw, it's a fair bet he didn't write the tale.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Reading Room OUT OF THIS WORLD "Conquered Earth"

Ever wonder if Steve Ditko could do Jack Kirby-style star-spanning storytelling?
Well, wonder no more!
Illustrated by Ditko, written, most likely, by Joe Gill, this tale was tucked in the back of Charlton's Out of This World #4 (1957), which featured three Ditko-rendered stories out of four tales!
Ah, those were the days...
When the story was reprinted in Charlton's Space War #31 (1978), it was finally cover-featured, with a new kool, Kirby-esque cover by Ditko that had nothing to do with the story...
...but it is kool!

Monday, January 4, 2016


Prepare thyself for graphic greatness... we present the final collaboration of the legendary creative team of Stan Lee/Jack Kirby!
Join us next Monday for the cataclysmic cosmic combat!
(That furshlugginer Stan Lee-esque writing style is infectious!)
Co-plotted by Stan Lee & Jack Kirby, scripted by Lee, penciled by Kirby, inked by Joe Sinnott.
Touchups in a couple of panels by John Romita Sr.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

EXTENDED...25% OFF Exclusive 2016 Pop Culture 12-Month Calendars!

Because it's become the most popular sale we've ever run, we're giving you one more week to get the  
Atomic Kommie Comics
2016 12-Month Calendars 
at a 25% discount!
Perfect for office, dorm, or bedroom!
The IDEAL gift for the hard-to-please pop culture fan in your life (or yourself)!
Sherlock Holmes: the Greatest Sleuth of All!

Basil Rathbone IS Sherlock Holmes!
WereWolves and Vampires
Vampires of Pulps and Comics
Werewolves of the Comics and Pulps
Zombies of Comics and Pulps
Classic comic book and pulp magazine covers and movie posters, scanned from the originals and digitally-remastered and restored!
NOT available in stores, only on-line!
And, until January 8, 2016, they're FIVE BUCKS CHEAPER!
Normally $19.99, they're only $14.99!
Order now...before time runs out, because we're not extending the sale again!