Crowdfunding Spotlight: The Phantom Phoenix

By Nolan P. Smith At Pastrami Nation, we love to spotlight independent creators, especially those in the comic book realm. So I am excited to share this book with you that is on my radar: The Phantom Phoenix from Voyage Comics! This project ends on Feb 16th; help this phoenix rise from the ashes! So, what’s it about? Here is […]

Calling all Knuckleheads! New Three Stooges Comic Celebrates Several Eras of Stooges in Stores Today!

By Staff Reports Looking to get in touch with your inner-wiseguy? Trying to put the wit back in your half-wit? Ignite you ignoramus? Well then, American Mythology has just the comic for you! To kick off the book publisher’s five-year anniversary, the company is releasing The Three Stooges, “Thru the Ages”. The book is filled with new Stooge content from […]

Relive the Award-Winning Space Opera in Mass Effect Legendary Edition on May 14

By Staff Reports One person is all that stands between humanity and the greatest threat it’s ever faced. BioWare, a studio of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today revealed that the Mass Effect™ Legendary Edition will launch May 14 worldwide on PC via Origin and Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with forward compatibility on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series […]

Indie Comics Spotlight: Ryan Chalifour -Tesla on Mars

By Nolan P. Smith Welcome to Pastrami Nation’s Indie Comics Spotlight! We hope to help spread the word of amazing independent works with our comics and creator spotlights! With this installment, we take a look at a brand new Kickstarter project- Tesla on Mars.  What’s the book about? Here is the description straight from the Kickstarter campaign. “Working in secret, […]


By Staff Reports The Marvel Universe has always been protected by Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. But this May, the world will be reborn without the Avengers! From mastermind creators Jason Aaron and Ed McGuiness comes HEROES REBORN, a bold new vision of the Marvel Universe where the Avengers never assembled and the Squadron Supreme took their place as Earth’s greatest super […]

Graphic Novel Review: Lemonade Code

By Evelyn Benson Junior Reviewer Oni-Lion Forge presents “Lemonade Code.” Robert Reynolds and his dog, Researcher, open a lemonade stand with endless flavor possibilities. But little do they know, a neighbor sours the competition. Daphne Du-Ri’s old-fashioned lemonade is suspiciously popular amongst the crowd. Robbie attempts to find out what her secret ingredients are but almost ends the world as […]

Nintendo Switch Sweepstakes Promotion and Nintendo Themed Toys Now Available at Burger King Restaurants Nationwide

By Staff Reports Whether you’re hard at work creating new courses with Builder Mario or hunting ghosts with Luigi, you’re bound to work up a powerful appetite. Well, there’s good news! In addition to delicious food, your child’s next King Jr Meal from a Burger King® restaurant will include a fun Nintendo surprise! Beginning Feb. 1 and running through March […]

Comic Book Review: Origins #4

By Rebecca Benson BOOM! Studios continues the post-apocalyptic search for truth and humankind’s legacy in “Origins” #4. Chloe and Cliff have undertaken the responsibility to care for David. The human life they found so long ago. However, “Origins” dives into the complexities of the creator and the created. This saga also dissects the mysteries of robots and humanity. The difference? […]

Novel Review: False Light

By Rebecca Benson “False Light,” written by Eric Dezenhall, follows Sandy “Fuse” Petty on a nerve-wracking quest. A pursuit of revenge that is. With a friend of the family being wronged, Fuse believes it to be his only objective to right this wrong. However, Fuse’s scheme comes at a tumultuous time in his life. Sandy is in the midst of […]

LAIKA Teams up with Bowie State University to Build First HBCU Stop-Motion Animation Studio

By Staff Reports LAIKA, the Oscar®-nominated and BAFTA and Golden Globe Award-winning feature film animation studio best known for Missing Link, Kubo and the Two Strings and Coraline, is partnering with Bowie State University to build the nation’s first stop-motion animation studio at a historically Black college and university (HBCU). The partnership will enhance BSU’s animation curriculum, with the goal […]

Advance Comic Book Review: Becstar #1

By Nolan P. Smith Spacefaring adventures can be amazing if done right. You have to hit the right tone and right balance of characterization and the characteristics of being in alien worlds. With Mad Cave Studios’ upcoming release, Becstar, you get the balance that makes for a great first issue. Written by Joe Corallo with art by Lorenzo Colangeli, Sweeney […]

The 2021 Golden Globe Nominations

By Kevin Hoskinson The 78th annual Golden Globes is right around the corner, and with it comes the start of the major awards season. Celebrating the best that television and film have to offer, the ceremony is set to air Sunday, February 28th, on NBC.  This year Netflix led the nominations, including the David Fincher directed “Mank,” which scored six […]

Legendary Comics and WEBTOON Debut Rob- A New Original Comic Series by Richard Dinnick

By Staff Reports Legendary Comics and WEBTOON, the world’s largest digital comic platform, launched today the original comic series ROB. The re-interpretation of the Robin Hood mythos created for a new generation comes from acclaimed British screenwriter and novelist Richard Dinnick, best known for his work in the revered Doctor Who franchise. Rob is a new and original adventure taking our hero and his band […]

Novel Review: The Shadow Eaters

By Rebecca Benson I am excited to share my first novel review for Pastrami Nation! First-ever, actually! Without any further ado, let’s get started!  The novel featured today is entitled “The Shadow Eaters,” written by Christine Taylor. It is the third installment of her “Grace from Darkness” series. The journey begins in the 1920s, in the Tennessean countryside. Our female […]

Your First Look at SEEN: RACHEL CARSON

By Staff Reports BOOM! Studios revealed today a first look at SEEN: RACHEL CARSON, a brand new original graphic novel from writer Birdie Willis (Over the Garden Wall) and artist Rii Abrego (Steven Universe) in the SEEN: TRUE STORIES OF MARGINALIZED TRAILBLAZERS series illuminating the triumphs and struggles of important historical figures who aren’t found in traditional textbooks, but deserve […]

Bad Idea Rejects New Printing Variants, Announces Perennial NOT FIRST PRINTING

By Staff Reports BAD IDEA is not only proud to present a reconceptualization of the comics form, but is also filled with a conceited sense of self-importance at having made what we are certain will be regarded as the greatest disrupting, innovating, trans-mediafying modernization of comics since Max Gaines himself folded the Sunday funnies in half and stapled-into-being the first […]

Dark Horse Welcomes YouNeek Studios

By Staff Reports Beginning Fall 2021, Dark Horse Books Will Be Releasing All-New Editions and Growing Self-Published Line in Partnership with YouNeek Studios and Dwayne McDuffie Nominee Roye Okupe Since 2012, Roye Okupe, has been building a universe of superheroes that spans centuries centered around African stories, crafted by African creators. Now, Dark Horse is thrilled to welcome Okupe and […]