Chopping Block Review: Fantastic Four #1

The Fantastic Four: the first family of super heroes. They have seen quite a few changes in their decade spanning career: we saw Reed Richards, The Thing and Johnny Storm die at different times, we have seen replacements and fill in members on the roster, and we even saw the team change to the Future…Read moreRead more

Chopping Block Review: Captain America #1

With the slew of Marvel NOW releases, this one is one of the headliners, and for good reason. This is a relaunch of the flagship character of the Marvel Universe, the sentinel of liberty himself, Captain America. But, like many of the Marvel NOW books, this isn’t the first, or even third time the book…Read moreRead more

Chopping Block Review: Deadpool #1 and #2

The Merc with a Mouth is back… again. The ultra popular masked madman has always been popular, ever since he debuted in The New Mutants all those years ago. But in the last few years, Deadpool fever hit like never before. He was in the Wolverine movie…kinda. He was in Marvel Vs Capcom 3, and…Read moreRead more

Humble THQ Bundle Brings Deals for Charity

How can anyone pass this up? The newest Humble Bundle features some of THQ’s greatest titles all for…wait for it… you pick the price! That’s right, you pick how much you want to spend on: Darksiders, Red Faction, Metro 2033, and three Company of Heroes titles, and soundtracks! Spend over the average donation ($5.62) and…Read moreRead more

Chopping Block Review: The Indestructible Hulk #1

Review by Nolan P. Smith-Pastrami Nation Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Leinil Yu Publisher: Marvel Comics Website: www.marvel.com SPOILERS AHEAD The Hulk: the jade giant of the Marvel Universe. The powerhouse of the Avengers, and the self-proclaimed strongest there is. We saw him flatten Loki in The Avengers this year, now he’s back with a brand…Read moreRead more

Dane DeHaan is Harry Osborn, Jamie Foxx is Electro for Amazing Spider-Man Sequel

Great casting news! Word dropped today that Dane DeHaan has been cast as Harry Osborn for the sequel to the Amazing Spider-Man. DeHaan, for me at least, is best known for his break out role in Chronicle. Via the press release found on Comingsoon.net, it is confirmed that Jamie Foxx is officially part of the…Read moreRead more

Villain for the Justice League Film to be… Darkseid?

Is it time for the dark lord of Apokolips to have his close up? Lation Review is reporting that the villain for the DC Comic’s Justice League film will be none other than Darkseid. Now, there is no confirmation on this, but it seems like a no brainer to me. I mean, really, who else…Read moreRead more

New Man of Steel Movie Poster!

The Man of Steel…in steel cuffs! The Dark Knight Rises Facebook page revealed a treat for visitors today, one day before the film releases on DVD and Blu-Ray: a new Man of Steel poster! Showing Supes in handcuffs, let the speculation begin!  

Get REPOSSESSED this January from Image Comics

Ready to get repossessed? This January, Image Comics brings a miniseries of the supernatural nature, and those that can handle just about anything! Check out the press release below: A plague of demons getting you down? Has a loved one started gibbering in the inscrutable language of Hell? Not to worry—there are people trained to…Read moreRead more

Chopping Block Review: Nowhere Men #1

Science is all the rage right now, and why shouldn’t it be? Think of some of the most successful properties out right now, and let’s draw the scientific link, shall we? The Walking Dead is television’s smash hit and an amazing comic book: link to science being the zombie outbreak, how it started and how…Read moreRead more

Chopping Block Review: Bedlam #2

The first issue of Bedlam was quite the accomplishment. The outright gore, the maniacal villain who is trying to change his ways, it was an awesome start to the series. Now, with issue #2, we dive deeper into the world of former villain Madder Red, and his path to trying to do some good in…Read moreRead more

Chopping Block Review: The Art of Todd McFarlane

Review by Nolan P. Smith- Pastrami Nation Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 2012 Website: www.imagecomics.com Todd McFarlane is an icon in the comic industry. From his groundbreaking work at Marvel Comics, which included the first appearance of the memorable Spider-Man villain, Venom, to his creator owned work as one of the founders of Image…Read moreRead more

Image Comics Nowhere Men Sells Out on Day of Release!

Another hot seller for Image! In a press release sent out today, Image Comics announced that Nowhere Men #1 has sold out on the day of its release, which has this past Wednesday! Look for a second printing to hit in January, and look for a Nowhere Man #1 review to hit Pastrami Nation over…Read moreRead more

Chopping Block Review: Nexus Omnibus Volume 1

Review by Nolan P. Smith- Pastrami Nation Writer: Mike Baron Artist: Steve Rude Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: November 2012 Website: www.darkhorse.com Space: the ultimate setting for a comic, movie, video game, you name it. The unknown of the vastness of space, the unfamiliar planets and their inhabitants, the brave hero that outshines adversity:…Read moreRead more

Chopping Block Review: Trigun Maximum Omnibus Volume 1

Review by Nolan P. Smith-Pastrami Nation Writer: Yasuhiro Nightow Artist: Yasuhiro Nightow Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Website: www.darkhorse.com He’s the most feared person on the planet Gunsmoke. He blasted a hole through the moon, and he leaves a path of destruction wherever he goes. He has a bounty of $$60 Billion Double Dollars. He is…Read moreRead more

Deathstroke the Terminator Announced for Injustice: Gods Among Us

It’s a good year to be the terminator. Deathstroke the Terminator that is. One of the most feared villains in the DCU has joined the cast of DC Comics/Neatherrealm Studios fighter, Injustice: Gods Among Us. Having already popped up in CW’s Arrow, it looks like old Slade Wilson is finally getting the respect he deserves….Read moreRead more

Comic Book Legend Jim Steranko Endorses The Black Beetle

The support keeps on coming. Francesco Francavilla’s The Black Beetle, which ran in Dark Horse Presents and becomes a mini series in January, has been garnering a lot of support from industry greats. The Dark Horse produced comic now has the stamp of approval from the legendary Jim Steranko (Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D)! Make…Read moreRead more

Chopping Block Review: PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale

Review by: Nolan P. Smith- Pastrami Nation Developers: SuperBot Entertainment, SCE Santa Monica Studios Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment Genre: Fighting One of the most revered and respected franchises in video games today is Smash Bros, the Nintendo fighting game brawler. Pitting classics characters such as Mario, Link, Starfox and more into a battle arena was…Read moreRead more

Berserk The Golden Age Arc 1-The Egg of the King Hits Stores Today!

Anime fans, get ready! VIZ Media has released Berserk: The Golden Age Arc 1- The Egg of the King on DVD and Blu-Ray today! The DVD is the first in a series that faithfully constructs the Berserk manga into a glorious modern day epic. Check out the press release below, and be sure to pick…Read moreRead more

Axe Cop: The Guide to Awesome Kicking- In T-Shirt Form

Now THAT is an awesome shirt! As an incentive for the Axe Cop Documentary Kickstarter project, creators and brothers Ethan and Malachai Nicolle created a nifty shirt – The Guide to Awesome Kicking! My personal favorite: the axe face kick! It is now on the list of cool incentives you can get for backing what…Read moreRead more

Wii Mini Hits December 7th- Only in Canada?

Does a mini make a difference? Nintendo announced that the Wii Mini will be hitting stores in time for the holiday season, but only to our neighbors up north. A Canada release for now, the Wii Mini will book for $100, sports a black and red deco and is a fraction of the size. Compatible…Read moreRead more

Dark Horse Books and Nintendo Announce The Legend of Zelda-Hyrule Historia Limited Collector’s Edition!

This book just got better. Dark Horse Books and Nintendo announced today that the previously announced Legend of Zelda-Hyrule Historia will now get a limited collector’s edition! By the look of the cover and the description, the limited edition sounds like the one to get! Check out the press release below: ZELDA’S HYRULE HISTORIA GETS…Read moreRead more

Welcome to Neon Alley + Cyber Monday Sale

I have been meaning to write up my thoughts on Neon Alley for some time, so here it is. Neon Alley is a VIZ Media’s 24/7 subscription channel that features round the clock anime. Sound too good to be true? Well then, you are missing out! The channel is only available as an application on…Read moreRead more

Marvel Minimates Series 50- The Winners are…

Check it out! Above are the winners of the fan voted Marvel Minimates Series 50. The line up is: -Cyborg Spider-Man -Baron Zemo -Ghost Rider (Dan Ketch) -Nova Centurion -Onslaught (YES!) -Songbird -Variant- Original Baron Zemo Pretty good line up in my opinion, especially Onslaught!

DMC Devil May Cry Demo is Out!

Ready for a reboot? This week marked the release of the demo for DMC, the new Devil May Cry reboot. Many fans cried afoul when they saw the radical changes to Dante and the world he is in. Now, the demo is here… so how is it? It’s awesome Devil May Cry action! I’m not…Read moreRead more

In the Squared Circle: The Not So High 5 of What’s Wrong with TNA Impact Wrestling

You gotta love pro wrestling. Having been life long fans of the business, we here at Pastrami Nation love the squared circle and the action in it. However, in the last few years, we have seen, like many of you, the huge decline in quality when it comes to TNA/Impact Wrestling. We would like nothing…Read moreRead more

The Art of Todd McFarlane Sells Out!

That was fast! The Art of Todd McFarlane, the massive 400 page hardcover book that chronicles the artistic history of one of the comic book world’s most innovative mind, has sold out at the distribution level. The book not only shows McFarlane’s Image Comics work, but also his Marvel and DC work, which I bet…Read moreRead more

Chopping Block Review: Harbinger #6

Review by Nolan P. Smith- Pastrami Nation Writer: Joshua Dysart Artist: Phil Briones Publisher: Valiant Entertainment Website: www.valiantentertainment.com In the last issue, we saw Peter Stanchek, the young psionic harbinger, escape from Harbinger Foundation and its leader, the immensely powerful Toyo Harada. This issue, we see some of the fallout from that, as well as…Read moreRead more

Chopping Block Review: X-O Manowar #7

Review by Nolan P. Smith- Pastrami Nation Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Lee Garbett Publisher: Valiant Entertainment Website: www.valiantentertainment.com Valiant’s relaunch of books have, so far, proven to be a roaring success, especially X-O Manowar. The Visigoth warrior Aric, time displaced in modern times and bonded to the X-O Manowar armor, hasn’t had it easy as…Read moreRead more

Chopping Block Review: Grendel Omnibus Volume 2

Review by Nolan P. Smith-Pastrami Nation Writer: Matt Wagner, Diana Schutz Artists: Matt Wagner, Tim Sale, Arnold and Jacob Pander, and Bernie Mireault Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: December 2012 Website: www.darkhorse.com FOR MATURE READERS In the first omnibus for Grendel, which I reviewed here on Pastrami Nation, we read about Hunter Rose, the…Read moreRead more