The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 New Trailer!

This would be a good death… But not good enough… The Frank Miller epic starring a retired Batman, a female Robin and tons of action is becoming an animated film. Well, a new trailer has hit, and it shows Bruce doing what he does best, it shows the Carrie Kelly Robin, and it is awesome….Read moreRead more

Real Rap Song of the Week: "Goodbye" by Slaughterhouse

I’m rushing up to Cedar Sinai, praying for a miracle, I don’t want to see my idol die… Before he did, the look in his eyes said “even though you just got here…goodbye. Those are the words from West Coast legend Crooked I on what I think is the best track off of Slaughterhouse’s newest…Read moreRead more

Marvel Comic's Venom Moves to Philadelphia This December

(AP Photo/Marvel Comics) Looks like the City of Brotherly Love is getting some Marvel love, as Venom takes up residents in December. Venom, who is now longtime Spider-Man fan and Peter Parker bully/wounded in battle veteran Flash Thompson, has been the anti hero walking a fine line since he suited up. The Associated Press has…Read moreRead more

Michael Clarke Duncan has Passed Away at the Age of 54

I’m in shock right now. Actor Michael Clarke Duncan, the massive screen presence from “The Green Mile”, “Planet of the Apes”, “Armageddon”, “Daredevil” and more, has passed away. Duncan has been battling health issues since his heart attack in July, and the word broke today that he passed away in a Los Angeles hospital. I…Read moreRead more

Alpha Omega Wrestling at Kokomo Fitness Grand Opening in Hesperia, CA

(All photos by Nolan P. Smith- Pastrami Nation/High Desert Daily) It was a knock down, drag out good time. The wrestlers from Alpha Omega Wrestling hosted a free show this past weekend at the grand opening of Kokomo Fitness in Hesperia, CA. Among the wrestlers in attendance were Anjul Stone, Blake Grayson, Drake Fortune, and…Read moreRead more

Bad News for the Funkadactyls: Cameron Suspended for 15 Days

Somebody call her mama. News broke this weekend that Cameron, real name Arianne Andrew, one half of the WWE’s Funkadactyls, has been suspended for 15 days. The word is that she was arrested on August 24th in N. Hillsborough County, Florida for driving under the influence. Not only that, she was more than double the legal…Read moreRead more

Prime Cut Spotlight: Marvel Comic's X-Factor

No, it is not about the TV show. I have been meaning to do a review and a spotlight on this series for quite some time now. Marvel Comics has been publishing the X-Factor title for awhile now, starting back with a team that was made up of the original members of the X-Men: Cyclops,…Read moreRead more

Chopping Block Review: Slaughterhouse- Welcome To: Our House

Review by Nolan P. Smith-Pastrami Nation Release Date: August 28th, 2012 Record Label: Shady Records/Aftermath/Interscope Genre: Hip Hop/Rap Parental Advisory-Strong Lyrical Content This past week saw the release of one of the most anticipated albums in recent memory: Slaughterhouse’s Welcome To: Our House. The rap super-group composed of Crooked I, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz and…Read moreRead more

Marvel Vs Capcom Official Complete Works Hits Stores This September!

The epic series can be yours in art book form this September. Udon Entertainment’s Marvel Vs Capcom Official Complete Works collects art from a wealth of classic games, including the gigantic Marvel Vs Capcom franchise. The hardcover edition was available at SDCC this year, as well as at PAX. Check out the info below, straight…Read moreRead more

Persona 4: Official Design Works is In Stores Now!!!

Persona fans, get ready! Udon Entertainment, who have produced breathtaking books on Street Fighter, Mega Man, Okami and more, are now bringing something for all Persona 4 fans. Persona 4: The Official Design Works hit stores this past week, and was also available at the PAX Convention, where Udon was exhibiting. Having owned quite a…Read moreRead more

Michael Bay Comments On the Leaked Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Script

The saga of the heroes in a half shell’s big screen return thickens. This past week, a negative review of the abandoned script for Michael Bay’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles surfaced HERE, which led to some comments by Bay himself. Bay took to his website and stated: “leaked script for Ninja Turtles that different sites…Read moreRead more

Chris Roberson and Alex Ross Bring the Nostalgia with Masks this November

The cult heroes are back and in grand fashion. From Dynamite Entertainment, the company behind the critical hit The Boys as well as the relaunches of Green Hornet, The Shadow, The Spider and more, Masks brings together a super group of noir this November. Featuring the Green Hornet, Kato, The Shadow, The Spider, Zorro and…Read moreRead more

Berserk The Golden Age Arc 1 English Dub Trailer!

The rebirth of a classic. Viz Media released the first English dub trailer for Berserk: The Golden Age Arc 1, and it looks and sounds amazing! Based on the ultra violent mangas by Kentarou Miura, Berserk follows the warrior Guts and Griffen into a battle at each others sides and at each others throats. I…Read moreRead more

The Avengers and Brave Return to Theaters This Labor Day Weekend

Time to assemble again! Marvel and Disney’s mega hit The Avengers returns to the big screen this Labor Day weekend, as well as Disney’s Brave. It’s a great plan to add to the box office total as well as to have one more chance to see the crown jewel of the Marvel Films empire. So…who…Read moreRead more

Chopping Block Review: John Henry The Steam Age SDCC Preview Book

Review by Nolan P. Smith- Pastrami Nation Writer: Dwayne Harris Artist: Dwayne Harris Publisher: Arcana Comics Website: The genre of steampunk is something that has exploded in popularity as of late. The emphasis on the power of steam, the goggles, the gears and the creativity: it’s one very cool and exciting part of pop…Read moreRead more

Reasons Why You SHOULD Read Eric Powell's The Goon

You shouldn’t read The Goon. No. Really, you should read it. That’s the point of this post. READ THE GOON! Eric Powell’s series bursts at the seams with originality, as has done so for years. I have read quite a few issues of the series, and it is always amazing. The Goon is a staple…Read moreRead more

One Man's Trash is Another Man's Treasure in Image Comic's Great Pacific

Get ready for a new take on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Image Comics announced today a new series that takes the Garbage Patch to a whole new level. An island of trash, action and intrigue await in Great Pacific, a new series by Joe Harris and Martin Morrazo. Check out the press release below,…Read moreRead more

Slaughterhouse's Welcome to Our House is Out Today in Stores and iTunes

Today is the day…Slaughterhouse!!! Rap fans, it’s finally here: Slaughterhouse’s Welcome to Our House album is officially out! The super group composed of Royce Da 5’9, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz and Crooked I is making their Shady Records/Aftermath debut, and in a big way. Check out the track listing below, and a video for one…Read moreRead more

Warner Home Video Releases the First Official Clip from The Dark Knight Returns Part 1

One of the greatest Batman stories ever told is getting animated. When you look up the best comic books of all time, Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns is always near the top of the list. The story of an aged Bruce Wayne picking up the mantle once again to go toe to toe with mutants,…Read moreRead more

Uncanny Avengers #2 Variant by Milo Manara

Wow, now THAT is a variant cover. Straight from comes a look at the variant cover for Uncanny Avengers #2, done by international comic legend Milo Manara. Manara is best know for his erotic, risque comics that he has been making since the 1970’s. His work can be seen around the world, and Dark…Read moreRead more

Francesco Francavilla's The Black Beetle Returns in December

Who doesn’t love a good pulp hero? Dark Horse Comics announced today that Francesco Francavilla’s The Black Beetle is returning this December with a #0 issue, followed by January’s #1. The stories in the zero issue originally appeared in Dark Horse Presents, a monthly anthology book that showcases some downright amazing works. I have been…Read moreRead more

Chopping Block Review: Darksiders II

Review by Nolan P. Smith-Pastrami Nation Developer: Vigil Games Publisher: THQ Release Date: August 14th, 2012 Platforms: X-Box 360, PS3, PC Genre: Action/Adventure In the original Darksiders game, players took the reigns of War, one of the horsemen of the apocalypse, as he went in to battle against angels, demons and more in an effort…Read moreRead more

Shadowman Returns to Comics This November

Back from the shadows… Valiant’s string of amazing relaunches continues this November with the iconic Shadowman. Who’s Shadowman? Really? Shadowman debuted in 1992 as part of Valiant then, back when Valiant was cranking out some of the best books on the planet. Shadowman was even the star of two video games. Well, he’s back, and…Read moreRead more

During Power Con Weekend: The Friends of the Power and the Honor Foundation Reception!

More power coming your way this September. The Power and the Honor Foundation, an awesome non-profit dedicated to collecting, archiving, preserving and educating the public on the creative origins of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe as well as She-Ra, will be in Torrance on Power Con weekend to host a Friends of The…Read moreRead more

Power Con 2012 Hits Southern California September 22-23, 2012!!!

Do YOU have the power? Power Con, THE con for He-man, She-Ra and Thundercats fans, is all set to invade Southern California this September. Taking place at the Torrance Marriott South Bay Hotel, the event will span across September 22-23rd. Exclusive He-Man figure? Check! Awesome custom He-Man accessories? Check! FREE ART PRINTS? If you pre-order,…Read moreRead more

Valiant Entertainment's Archer and Armstrong #1 Heads Back for a Second Printing!

What was old is new again. New and cool. Valiant Entertainment’s relaunches have been burning hot all all summer, and Archer and Armstrong is no exception. Valiant reported that the newest in their Summer of Valiant relaunches is now headed back for a second printing with an all new cover! Check out the word directly…Read moreRead more

End of an Era: Nintendo Power Ending with December 2012 Issue

It’s sad news for Nintendo fans. In 1988, the first issue of Nintendo Power was release. Now, by the end of 2012, Nintendo Power will be just a memory. Nintendo has had Future US publishing the magazine for the last few years, but it seems Nintendo didn’t want to renew the contract and has decided…Read moreRead more

New Justice League of America Announced with Martian Manhunter, Catwoman and… Vibe???

So THAT”S the Justice League? Today at the Toronto Fan Expo, DC Comics announced that a new Justice League of America series is coming in 2013, and if you are looking for the big three, you will be disappointed. This is a very different league, and it’s supposed to be. Martian Manhunter has always been…Read moreRead more

Want Free Comics? 20 Free Image Comics Available Now!!!

Want free comics? Stupid question, who doesn’t? Image Comics now has 20 different #1’s available for free on comiXology. That’s 20 free digital issues for 20 different series for your enjoyment. This is the perfect time to try out some amazing books for free, and to really see what you have been missing. Pastrami Nation’s…Read moreRead more

Rurouni Kenshin Live Action Film: Behind the Scenes!

Battousai the Manslayer is back, and in live action! We brought you the trailer for the live action Rurouni Kenshin film, which opened today in Japan (at least according to the poster), and now here is a behind the scenes look at the film! From the official YouTube channel for the film, the lengthy clip…Read moreRead more