Graphic Novel Review: Secrets of Camp Whatever

Review by Evelyn Benson Junior Reviewer Hi! My name is Evelyn Benson, a junior reviewer for Pastrami Nation. Today, I’ll be talking about “Secrets of Camp Whatever” from Oni-Lion Forge. The main character, Willow, finds herself in a new situation. She is hard-of-hearing, and her parents signed her up for camp. And boy, is she…Read moreRead more

Movie Review: Happiest Season

By Kevin Hoskinson In the new Hulu romantic comedy Happiest Season, Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis play Abbey and Harper, a young lesbian couple living in Pittsburg. Abbey hasn’t been a fan of Christmas since her parents died, so on a whim, Harper invites her to spend Christmas with her family. The catch: Harper explains…Read moreRead more

Oscar Isaac Cast As Solid Snake

By Kevin Hoskinson At this point, it’s more of a question of what world Oscar Isaac isn’t going to be a part of than which one he is going to do. He’s tackled the Star Wars universe with his role as Poe Dameron in the Disneyfied sequel trilogy, he’s taking on the role of Leto…Read moreRead more

Warner Bros. To Release All 2021 Movies On HBO Max Same Day As Theaters

By Kevin Hoskinson Warner Bros. dropped a bombshell this morning, announcing that its 2021 film slate is going to hit HBO Max the same day as theaters. This includes films like The Suicide Squad, Godzilla vs. Kong, Matrix 4, In The Heights, Mortal Kombat and many more. The announcement was made by Ann Sarnoff, Chair…Read moreRead more

Legendary Comics’ Special Print Edition of ACURSIAN Now on Sale

By Staff Reports Legendary Comics’ imaginative comic series ACURSIAN starring John Barrowman (“Doctor Who,” “Torchwood,” “Arrow”) is now available for the first time ever in hardcopy in bookstores and online retailers. Readers can now enjoy the complete epic saga and exhilarating final chapter of protagonist Charlie Stewart’s time-traveling adventures in this new special print edition….Read moreRead more

Shimmy Shimmy Ya! It’s ODB and Czarface from Super7!

By Staff Reports It’s the ODB, as you can see! Straight out of the Brooklyn Zoo is the one-man army known as Ol’ Dirty Bastard. Gone far too soon but forever in the Wu, Super7 is proud to present this ReAction Figure of ODB. No need to adjust your system, Czarface is here to save…Read moreRead more

McFarlane Toys Reveals New Action Figures for Shao Khan, Liu Kang and Kabal for 2021

By Staff Reports McFarlane Toys has unveiled the latest editions to their Mortal Kombat line. Shao Khan (Platinum Khan variant) and Liu Kang (Fighting Abbot variant) are joining the lineup in Spring 2021, as Kabal will be available in Summer 2021. They all look amazing!

Popeye the Sailorman Posable Action Figures Announced by Boss Fight Studio

By Staff Reports Boss Fight Studio, creator of fan favorite action figures, announced today they had acquired the license to make action figures and collectibles of the iconic Popeye The Sailor comics and cartoons. The deal, brokered by FanGirl Consulting and Brand Management, with King Features Syndicate, is the latest in a great lineup of…Read moreRead more

DreamWorks Debuts Fast & Furious: Spy Racers Season 3 Trailer

By Staff Reports From Universal and DreamWorks Animation, the season three trailer for the hit Netflix original series Fast & Furious: Spy Racers follows the crew on a mission in the Sahara. Inspired by Universal’s blockbuster Fast & Furious franchise, teenager Tony Toretto follows in the footsteps of his cousin Dom when he and his…Read moreRead more

MARVEL UNLOCKS EXCLUSIVE NEW WOLVERINE COMIC BY CHRIS CLAREMONT FOR ‘MARVEL MADE’ PARAGON COLLECTION

By Staff Reports Thanks to True Believers everywhere, the MARVEL MADE PARAGON COLLECTION: CHRIS CLAREMONT PREMIER BUNDLE has reached its goal to begin production! To celebrate this Marvel Made milestone, Marvel is now offering an exclusive brand-new Wolverine comic—at no extra cost—for new and existing pre-orders of the MARVEL MADE PARAGON COLLECTION from today until…Read moreRead more

Your First Look at Dark Fantasy Adventure THE LAST WITCH #1 from BOOM! Studios

By Staff Reports BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look at THE LAST WITCH #1, the premiere issue of a brand new original series from writer Conor McCreery (Kill Shakespeare), artist V.V. Glass, colorist Natalia Nesterenko, and letterer Jim Campbell, a young adult fantasy comic book series that shows that the greatest magic of all…Read moreRead more

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin #1 Second Printing Shatters Expectations with 50K Print Run, Second Issue Hits Shelves in January

By Staff Reports With more than 37,000 current preorders and climbing, IDW is proud to announce that high anticipation for the second printing of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin #1 has necessitated a whopping 50,000-unit print run — the largest reprint quantity in the company’s history since their debut 20 years ago! Longtime…Read moreRead more

Kevin Hoskinson Named Entertainment Editor for Pastrami Nation

By Nolan P. Smith Pastrami Nation is proud to announce the promotion of Kevin Hoskinson to Entertainment Editor. Hoskinson joined Pastrami Nation in 2015, and since then, has become a staple of the company. Having written countless reviews and articles, Hoskinson was also instrumental in orchestrating many of the amazing interviews you have seen throughout…Read moreRead more

Pastrami Nation and Apollo Restaurant Partner for “A Christmas Giveaway”

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)—On December 15th, Pastrami Nation, a High Desert based pop culture website and podcast, and Apollo Restaurant are brightening the holidays with “A Christmas Giveaway”. Over 100 toys will be given away, as well as 10 lucky winners, who will receive a free turkey! The giveaway is free to enter, and…Read moreRead more

G4 Signs WWE Superstar Xavier Woods

By Staff Reports Tonight’s “A Very Special G4 Holiday Reunion Special,” broadcast on YouTube Live delivered big laughs, brought viewers back through many of the network’s most memorable moments, and introduced G4’s very first on-air talent announcement of WWE Superstar Xavier Woods. The special also kicked off Gravython, G4’s multiday charity drive, raising funds for…Read moreRead more

DC NATION Presents DC FUTURE STATE – Your Guide to DC’s Mammoth 2021 Kickoff

By Staff Reports This January, DC Future State is ready to blow the doors off of 2021! This two-month line-wide takeover will give fans a glimpse of the World’s Greatest Super Heroes, reimagined and reinvented for tales in possible futures from across the DC universe! These can’t-miss stories will be delivered by some of the…Read moreRead more

Cross Over Into the Shadowlands—New World of Warcraft Expansion Now Live

By Staff Reports In the Shadowlands, the world beyond the mortal realm, Azeroth’s souls discover new purpose: to ascend, to atone, to be reborn, to wage everlasting war or suffer an eternity of torment. For the millions of World of Warcraft® players around the world, the journey to seize their own destiny in the afterlife…Read moreRead more

Six Flags Magic Mountain Brings Holiday Cheer During the Pandemic with Holiday at the Park

By Nolan P. Smith, Rebecca Benson and Evelyn Benson Photos by Nolan P. Smith and Rebecca Benson (Victor Valley)— Celebrating the holidays will be a challenge this year as we are still deep in the pandemic’s precautions. Social gatherings are not recommended, theme parks are closed- it seems like the year’s holiday cheer would go…Read moreRead more

Geoff Johns and Gary Frank Return to Batman: Earth One

By Staff Reports After stirring up the imaginations of Bat-fans the world over with his critically acclaimed DC Black Label series, Batman: Three Jokers, Geoff Johns is returning to his first series of standalone Batman graphic novels, Batman: Earth One. In June 2021, Johns will once again join with artist Gary Frank for the third…Read moreRead more

THE BOYS: This is Going to Hurt Kickstarter is LIVE!

By Staff Reports They’ve crushed comics, they’ve conquered streaming, and now, The Boys will dominate the dinner table in an all-new tabletop game!  The Boys: This is Going to Hurt finds you and your closest friends trying to save the world from The Homelander… and each other! The Boys, created by Eisner Award-winning writer Garth…Read moreRead more

Ringo-nominee Returns for an All-new Jet-setting Adventure

By Staff Reports Next week, it’s the return of the Ringo Award-nominated series Jupiter Jet with Jupiter Jet and the Forgotten Radio, a gorgeous full-color 120 page OGN trade paperback written by Jason Inman and Ashley Victoria Robinson (Science!: The Elements of Dark Energy), with art by Ben Matasuya (Midnight Massacre) and colors by Elizabeth Kramer,…Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: A Dark Interlude #1

By Nolan Smith In 2018, I reviewed my first ever Vault Comics releases, which was the fantastic Fearscape #1. The story of hack writer Henry Henry and his journey to the Fearscape, as he was “chosen” as our world’s champion for being a master storyteller. Well, no, he lied and said he was someone else….Read moreRead more

Movie Review- Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

By Kevin Hoskinson 2020 has been a heck of a year. It’s been a rollercoaster with its fair share of ups and downs, as many places around the world are going back into lockdown this holiday season. Lots of people are left without being around their families this year to celebrate. With that being the…Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: The Autumnal #3

By Rebecca Benson The story continues for Vault’s The Autumnal, as readers dive deeper into the mystery of Comfort Notch and its legends. The creative team behind The Autumnal: (W) Daniel Kraus, (A) Chris Shehan, (C) Jason Wordie, and (L) Jim Campbell have outdone themselves with this issue. Featuring our main persons, Kat and Sybil, readers are given a greater glimpse of the…Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: The Recount #1

By Carlos Melgarejo Picture a nightmare scenario of today. With that in mind, you have The Recount. The Recount #1 is from Scout Comics and by Gabriel Ibarra, Johnathan Hedrick with Sunil Ghagre, and Cristian Docolomansky. The Recount pulls no punches in showing you immediately what this story is about. Or where it’s getting to….Read moreRead more

DC TEAMS WITH CITY OF BURBANK TO UNVEIL LARGER-THAN-LIFE BATMAN STATUE

By Staff Reports Today, the World’s Greatest Detective arrived in Burbank, California, in the form of a colossal Batman statue based on the critically acclaimed Batman: Hush character design by world-renowned artist, publisher, and chief creative officer of DC, Jim Lee. Brought to life by Visit Burbank in partnership with DC, Lee’s celebrated design from…Read moreRead more

The Mandalorian Season 2, Volume 1 Album Featuring Score by Ludwig Göransson Out Today

By Staff Reports Walt Disney Records releases the digital soundtrack from Season 2 of “The Mandalorian,” Lucasfilm’s multiple Emmy®-winning live-action series, streaming exclusively on Disney+. The Mandalorian Season 2, Volume 1 (Chapters 9-12) digital album features score by Oscar®, Grammy® and Emmy® winning composer Ludwig Göransson (Tenet, Black Panther) and is available HERE. The release will…Read moreRead more

Action Figure Review: Transformers Furai Action Optimus Prime (IDW Version)

By Nolan P. Smith He is the leader of the Autobots, the most iconic character in Transformers history. He is Optimus Prime, and he has had a ton of action figures in his long history. With Flame Toys and Bluefin Brands’ release of this figure, what makes it stand out from the rest? The Transformers…Read moreRead more

Video Game Review: BUBBLE BOBBLE 4 FRIENDS

Pastrami Nation Interview: Actor James Duval on his new movie, Beast Mode

Join Kevin Hoskinson as he chats with actor James Duval about his new film Beast Mode, available on VOD December 1st. They also discuss his exciting career, which includes roles in Independence Day, Donnie Darko, Go, and many others. Visit Pastramination.com for news, reviews, and more!