Activist/ Actor Russell Means Has Passed Away at age 72

It is with deep regret that I report that Russell Means passed away today at the age of 72. Means died from throat cancer, leaving behind a legacy off and on the big screen. He did so much for the Native American people, and played some very memorable roles, especially in “Last of the Mohicans”….Read moreRead more

CW's Arrow Picked up for a whole season + Check out Deadshot!

This isn’t a huge surprise. CW’s Arrow, based on DC Comic’s emerald archer Green Arrow, was announced today that it was picked up for a whole season. This shouldn’t be a shock, seeing how great the ratings were for the pilot. Of course, with the awful Birds of Prey series still in people’s memories, I…Read moreRead more

Chopping Block Review: Happy! #1

Review by Nolan P. Smith-Pastrami Nation Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Darick Robertson Publisher: Image Comics Website: When the teasers for this book hit the ‘net, it left many wondering what to expect. All we knew was that Grant Morrison (We 3, Superman) would be at the helm, and that Darick Robertson (The Boys) would…Read moreRead more

The Art of Todd McFarlane Hits Stores November 21st

Just in time for Christmas! When it comes to the trailblazers in the comic industry, it’s hard not to find Todd McFarlane’s name on every list. From his groundbreaking work at Marvel to being one of the seven founders of Image Comics, McFarlane is a living legend in the industry. This book is a must…Read moreRead more

The Walking Dead's Charlie Adlard Covers Clone

Variant covers abound! Check out the info from Image Comics on their new series Clone, which features a variant cover by Charlie Adlard, artist of the mega hit, The Walking Dead!!! Image Comics and Skybound are excited to announce that the first issue of CLONE, the new ongoing series by David Schulner (executive producer Do…Read moreRead more

Image Comic's Clone: It is Wise Not to Look

Just got this from Image Comics… interesting! Big fan of Ryp’s art, should be great!

Chopping Block Review: The Victories #3

Review by Nolan P. Smith-Pastrami Nation Writer: Michael Avon Oeming Artist: Michael Avon Oeming Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Website: I have been saying it all year: Michael Avon Oeming’s The Victories was going to be HUGE! I mean, look at what Oeming has done already: Powers, Hammer of the Gods, Bastard Samurai to name…Read moreRead more

Chopping Block: Ex- Sanguine #1

It’s that time of the year: Halloween time. Where horror runs rampant, scares are around every corner, and blood runs through your nightmares. Not to anyone’s surprise, we see many horror and thriller projects pop up just in time for the scares, and why not? It’s smart marketing, but is also means we get a…Read moreRead more

Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul to Headline Need for Speed Film

Damn yo. Aaron Paul, the shining co-star of the hit show Breaking Bad, is now ready to headline his own film, and it should be huge. Paul will be the lead in the film adaptation of the video game franchise “Need for Speed”. The film is set for a 2014 release date and will be…Read moreRead more

Help Fund The Goon Film on Kickstarter!!!

This has got to happen! Blur Studios has a Kickstarter project that brings them one stop closer to creating a CGI animated film of Eric Powell’s The Goon. Produced by Dark Horse Comics, The Goon is a violent, non stop slugfest with zombies, voodoo and slapstick humor. Check out their Kickstarter page at and…Read moreRead more

The Walking Dead Season 3 Premiere Breaks Cable Records…Again

Can’t keep the dead down! Last night’s Season 3 premiere of AMC’s The Walking Dead broke cable records, just like last season’s premiere did. The numbers are staggering, as it seems the never ending zombie story keeps gaining more and more viewers. And why not? The series, based off of the Image Comic book by…Read moreRead more

Chopping Block Review: Uncanny Avengers #1

Now that Avengers Vs X-Men is in the record books, Marvel Now is here. The first series to come out the gate is the Uncanny Avengers, a book that boasts a half X-Men/ half Avengers roster. Now, the idea is kind of out there, but seeing one name as the writer put my fears at…Read moreRead more

Chopping Block Review: Daredevil-End of Days #1

With the massive Avengers Vs X-Men having just wrapped up, it seems most Marvel books are feeling the effects of it. Not so with Daredevil-End of Days: the eight issue miniseries takes place in the future of the Marvel Universe, right to the day Daredevil dies. This is a book I have been waiting on,…Read moreRead more

Chopping Block Review: Batman #13

The New 52 hasn’t been a really big hit with me, I want to be honest with that right at the beginning. I was picking up Justice League, Aquaman, Batman, Green Lantern, and so on at the beginning. Soon, that changed to only picking up Batman and Animal Man, and eventually I ended up dropping…Read moreRead more

Chopping Block Review: Avengers Vs X-Men #12 -Spoilers

This is it. The final chapter in the Avengers Vs X-Men saga. The toll on both teams has been huge, leaving some changed forever. So how does it all go down? Can the Phoenix powered X-Men be defeated by the combined forces of Avengers and X-Men? Spoilers below, so beware! ————————————————————————————————————————- So it all comes…Read moreRead more

Ant Man Movie Gets Release Date, Thor: The Dark World and Iron Man 3 to be in 3D

It’s about time! Ant Man, the long rumored film to be directed by Edgar Wright, finally has a release date. November 6th, 2015 is the official release date for the film, but not much else is know about the film, except that everyone seems to be happy with the script by Edgar Wright and Joe…Read moreRead more

NYCC 2012: Marvel Heroes MMO Adds Phoenix, Luke Cage and Nova + Trailer!

This game looks amazing! At the New York Comic Con, Marvel announced three more characters to play in the free to play MMO, Marvel Heroes. Nova, Phoenix and Luke Cage are now among the playable characters for the game, which already boasts quite a large roster. Check out the trailer below: [youtube]

The Dark Knight Rises Hits Blu-Ray/Combo Pack December 4th + Blu-Ray Trailer

This December, the Dark Knight comes home. Warner Bros released a trailer today that reminds everyone that The Dark Knight Rises is hitting stores December 4th. Coming as a combo pack, single disc and collector’s edition, as well as a complete trilogy set. Check out the trailer below: [youtube]

Keyleaf Comic's Dust: Withered Earth Launch Party & Charity Poker Tournament on November 10th!

Comics, poker and a good cause… sounds like a great night! Keyleaf Comics will be holding a launch party for Dust: Withered Earth at 4 Color Fantasies in Rancho Cucamonga, CA this November. November 10th is the date, and it will have a dual cause as a charity poker tournament will be held to raise…Read moreRead more

The Walking Dead, Talking Dead and Comic Book Men Return Tonight on AMC

Tonight’s the night! Join Rick and gang for the kickoff of the new season of The Walking Dead, stay for Talking Dead with guest Patton Oswalt, and then the return of Kevin Smith’s Comic Book Men! This has been a long day coming, but AMC is bringing the heat! I know TONS of people tune…Read moreRead more

Valiant's Shadowman to Become Live Action Film, Penned by J. Michael Straczynski

Valiant continues to plow forward. With being a month away from the launch of the new Shadowman book by Justin Jordan and Patrick Zircher, Deadline has broke the news that a live action film for Shadowman is in the works, and will be written by J. Michael Straczynski. The writer is no stranger to films…Read moreRead more

Chopping Block Review: Grendel Omnibus Volume 1- Hunter Rose

Review by Nolan P. Smith- Pastrami Nation Writer: Matt Wagner Artists: Matt Wagner, Tim Sale, David Mack, Duncan Fegredo, Mike Allred, Guy Davis, Teddy Kristiansen, Ashley Wood, Mike Huddleston and Dean Motter Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: July 2012 Website: FOR MATURE READERS Thirty years ago, a single man shook the world of…Read moreRead more

BBC to Produce Peter Panzerfaust Motion Comic, Live Action Series

This news hit this week, and I couldn’t be happier. The Image Comic’s series Peter Panzerfaust has been picked to be produced into multi platforms by BBC Worldwide Publications! I have read the first few issues of the series, and it is amazing! This will be a great addition to BBC! Here is the official…Read moreRead more

NYCC 2012: Stone Sour's Corey Taylor to Write House of Gold & Bones at Dark Horse Comics

More musical, comic goodness from Dark Horse, right from the New York Comic Con! Dark Horse has had some major hits with musicians writing books (Umbrella Academy and Orchid, anybody?), so without knowing anything about this besides what’s below and the art shown, I’m on board! Check out the press release below! COREY TAYLOR TO…Read moreRead more

NYCC 2012: Dark Horse Comic's M Press Books Set to Produce The Fifth Beatle Graphic Novel

This is big, BIG news! Dark Horse imprint, M Press Books, is set to produce the graphic novel of the upcoming feature film, The Fifth Beatle! Check out the press release below! VIVEK J. TIWARY SET TO WRITE AND PRODUCE FEATURE FILM ADAPTATION OF THE GRAPHIC NOVEL THE FIFTH BEATLE First feature film about The…Read moreRead more

NYCC 2012: Emily the Strange Returns

Dark Horse is on fire at NYCC! Check out the press release on the info of the return of fan favorite Emily the Strange! Soon to be a big screen film, Emily is already a pop culture icon, so the full color return of her is pretty huge! EMILY THE STRANGE RETURNS— IN FULL COLOR…Read moreRead more

NYCC 2012: Dark Horse Deluxe Brings Mass Effect's Reaper to Life

Gamers: this is one of the display case. On display at New York Comic Con this weekend is the massive Reaper replica, straight from Bioware’s Mass Effect video game franchise. Check out the official word from Dark Horse below: DARK HORSE DELUXE “GOES BIG” WITH LARGE-SCALE MASS EFFECT REAPER REPLICA! OCTOBER 12, MILWAUKIE, OR—Dark Horse…Read moreRead more

Deathstroke the Terminator is Coming for Arrow this November

Oh man. Deathstroke the Terminator, one of the baddest villains in the DCU, is coming to CW’s Arrow, and he’s gunning for the man with the bow and arrow. IGN released this picture today of the masked master assassin, which is a very close resemblance to the comic book counterpart. Played by Jeffrey C. Robinson,…Read moreRead more

Chopping Block Review: CW's Arrow- Pilot Episode

By Nolan P. Smith- Pastrami Nation This week saw the much anticipated debut of CW’s Arrow. Based off of DC Comic’s Green Arrow, the series is looking to fill the superhero gap left by Smallville. Yet, Smallville wasn’t a comic book fans dream come true all of the time: many heroes and villains were taken…Read moreRead more

NYCC 2012: Udon to Produce World of Warcraft Tribute Book

Fans across the world will be thrilled. Blizzard’s World of Warcraft, the iconic video game that has reached across the globe, is becoming an art book, with the fans behind the art. Udon has done similar books in the past, like for the Street Fighter series, and the results were amazing. The news broke at…Read moreRead more