the 1940s, superheroes were the primary genre in both comic books and
The skies and streets of pop fiction were filled with
people in capes, cowls, leotards, or some combination thereof.
And, of course, a superhero had to have a super-power or gimmick that would set him (or her) apart from the crowd.
Which leads us to our feature character today...
Though he hasn't yet appeared in either Alex Ross' Project SuperPowers or Erik Larsen's Next Issue Project, we at Atomic Kommie Comics™thought enough of Sky Wizard that we added him to the Lost Heroes of the Golden Age of Comics™ lineup without hesitation!
1) He's "the Master of Space"! Catchy, eh?
2) He's a scientific genius! (Funky weaponry and modes of transport a speciality!)
3) He can't make up his mind about what costume to wear!
He wore a different
costume in each of his four cover appearances!
No fashion victim he!
(And you thought Janet Van Dyne-Pym and Henry Pym had bulging
4) He appeared in Miracle Comics! ("...and if it's a good comic, it's a Miracle! Thank you! We'll be here thru Sunday! Try the veal...")
With a name like that, you know we had to find a spot for him...and his book...in our kitchy lineup!
if you're looking for a unique, Golden-Age superhero-oriented gift
(shirt, mug, blank sketchbook) for your pop-culture craving sweetie, you
can't go wrong with Sky Wizard under the tree (or maybe above it)!
And, c'mon Alex, stick him in Project SuperPowers (The best Golden Age revival on the market! BUY IT!), even if it's just a flashback! (Of course, then you'll have to decide which costume to put him in!) ;-)
...putting existing nursery rhyme characters into Christmas to create new tales!
Written and illustrated by Walt (Pogo) Kelly, this never-reprinted tale from the final Christmas with Mother Goose anthology (Dell's Four Color #253 ) adds new characters that didn't exist in the nursery rhyme.
With Kim Jong Un doing whatever psycho things he does when he gets bored or desperate (including screwing with the Internet),
rumors of war (at least a cyber-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, playing cards, 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 Christmas present for them!