Saturday, June 20, 2020

As the Usual Summer Inferno Reaches the Continental USA...

...beat the heat by staying indoors in air-conditioned comfort and enjoying...COMIC BOOKS!
Read free comics of fictional epidemics/pandemics destroying America (or Earth) in the past, present, and future...Mon-Fri here on this blog, and weekly / bi-weekly on our other RetroBlogs, including our newest one...
...True Love Comics Tales
(You'd be amazed at how many romance comics stories revolve around disease!)...
...Horror Comics of the 1950s...
...Crime & Punishment...
...Secret Sanctum of Captain Video...
...Western Comics Adventures...
...the aptly-named
...Seduction of the Innocent...
...Hero Histories...
...War: Past, Present and Future!
Besides the daily posts here at Atomic Kommie Comics, there'll be at several new ones spread out among the various RetroBlogs each week!
Don't Miss Them!

Friday, June 19, 2020

Friday Fun / CoronaVirus Comics NEW YORKER "Self-Isolating"

...who, like most comic book/strip professionals, creates, undisturbed by others, in his own studio/office.
Besides his other work, he's been a steady contributor to The New Yorker, including covers and editorial cartoons during the pandemic like the one above from the March 30, 2020 issue!
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Thursday, June 18, 2020


We showed you this amazing tale of past and present  Star Trek doctors fighting a disease...
...HERE and HERE, but we didn't answer the question...WHY?
Why do a stand-alone story about the medical personnel of the various (pre-CBS All-Access) series solving a medical mystery?
It turns out, a company called "Qualcomm" (in conjunction with Paramount) was behind it!
This will explain it...
Even those who didn't have a degree in medicine or electronics could participate...
If you keyboard "" site, you find this!
And, it appears that, in 2017, someone did win the competition!
However, three years later, despite much publicity, there's still no tricorder, even in beta!
We sure could use it during this pandemic, eh?

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Wednesday Worlds of Wonder / CoronaVirus Comics CONAN THE BARBARIAN ANNUAL "Bride of the Oculist!" Conclusion's the story of a lovely lady who cheated on her husband (who had developed a lethal pathogen).
One of her many lovers (and the only one who truly loved her) tried to find her...and did so, finding her slain by her husband's disease (which he's also contracted)!
Scripted by Christopher Priest (as "James C Owlsey"), and illustrated by Ernie Chan/Chua (with an assist on layouts by John Buscema), this never-reprinted tale from Marvel's Conan the Barbarian Annual #11 (1987) is easily the most "adult" Conan color comic adventure ever!
Note: Marvel didn't introduce their ratings labels (All Ages/Mature/etc) until 2001.
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Featuring issues 1 to 25

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

CoronaVirus Comics NO ORDINARY FLU

Just over a century ago, a terrible pandemic swept through the world...
...but the response by Americans was far, far different than in 2020!
Published in 2008, this comic was distributed for free throughout the state of Washington.
I’ve been developing public health comics since 2008, when award-winning Seattle comics artist David Lasky and I created No Ordinary Flu, a comic book that evolved from my work trying to raise awareness of the potential catastrophic nature of a severe influenza pandemic.
It’s hard to interest people in health warnings about an illness that comes around every year, and presenting the information in a standard fact sheet did little to raise their awareness.
But by using comics to tell the story of a family living through the influenza pandemic of 1918, the issue takes on emotional weight and urgency.
A narrative grounds the information in what happens to the characters.
Suddenly, a crisis that seemed abstract and distant becomes much more concrete and human.
There's more to the story, as you'll see next Tuesday!
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Monday, June 15, 2020

Monday Madness / CoronaVirus Comics Y: THE LAST MAN "UnManned" part 1

What if a lethal pandemic could be targeted... one, specific, type of victim?
"What's there to be afraid of...?"
Well, this was 2002, not 2020...
Written by Brian K Vaughn, penciled by Pia Guerra, and inked by José Marzan, Jr., this intro from Vertigo's Y: the Last Man #1 (2002) tells the story. clearly and concisely, setting up multiple plotlines for the future.
There's lots of concepts jammed into the multi-award winning post-apocalyptic 60-issue series including political conspiracies, ethical dilemma of cloning, LGBT extremists, and interracial love, among others.
The conclusion of the premiere will be here next Monday!
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(collecting issues 1-10)