Audiobook Review: The Sandman

By Nolan P. Smith Editor I love The Sandman. The iconic, groundbreaking series from Neil Gaiman introduced the world to the Endless, including the man himself- Morpheus, also known as Dream. The comic books and graphic novel collections are hailed as some of the most epic stories in comic book history. Now, thanks to Audible,…Read moreRead more

Nerdist Pop Culture Panel Series NERDIST NEWS TALKS BACK Returns June 22

By Staff Reports Today, Nerdist announced the popular series Nerdist News Talks Back will return on their official YouTube channel. Beginning Monday, June 22, fans can join host Dan Casey (Nerdist News, Explainiac) and a rotating panel of experts, luminaries, and celebrities from the pop culture universe to abandon character limits and dig into fascinating discussions of everything (and anything)…Read moreRead more

Interview with artist Dawn McTeigue

By Nolan P. Smith Join Pastrami Nation’s Nolan Smith and Eddie Aguirre as we interview the talented Dawn McTeigue! It debuts at 8PM PST on May 13th! We talk about comics, hats, SuperBoop Squad, and more! PLUS- Dawn is giving away a signed comic book to one lucky winner! Also, we are giving away TWO…Read moreRead more

Pastrami Nation Mega Podcast!

Welcome to Pastrami Nation’s Mega Podcast! Join Nolan, Jason, and a slew of amazing podcasters, reviewers, and guests from our eight-year history! We talk about pop culture during these COVID times, debate what franchise is doing better in 2020 (Star Wars or Star Trek), and learn about our amazing giveaways that end on May 13th!!!

Power-Con Postponed Until 2021 – Online Experience to Be Announced Soon for 2020

By Staff Reports As the safety and well-being of fans is of the upmost importance, the team at Power-Con has decided to postpone our 2020 event. Power-Con will return September 11 & 12, 2021 to the Hilton Anaheim in Anaheim, California. Everyone at Power-Con has remained optimistic that the 2020 event could continue as originally…Read moreRead more

Six-year-old Boy Publishes Free Pandemic-Related Children’s Book

By Nolan P. Smith Editor (Victor Valley)– During these COVID-19 days, some of us are turning to our creative side in ways of coping and creating works of art. The same is true for six-year-old Sebastien Gonzalez, he created a children’s book, with a little help from his mom, Melanie, dad, Miguel and dog, Blue. Gonzalez…Read moreRead more

The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars Live Reading

By Staff Reports Dark Horse is excited to announce a special live read event featuring Janet Varney (Korra) and Seychelle Gabriel (Asami), the incredible voice talent behind the Nickelodeon characters Korra and Asami from The Legend of Korra animated series, on Dark Horse’s Twitch channel, twitch.tv/darkhorsecomics, on April 6, 2020 at 2 pm Pacific. Varney and…Read moreRead more

“This is the Way” Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con Brings Pop Cultures Biggest Stars to Las Vegas in 2020

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– As announced exclusively via ComicBook.com, Amazing Comic Conventions LLC is excited to announce that AMAZING LAS VEGAS COMIC CON! is returning to Las Vegas from June 26th to 28th with a FIRST WAVE of headline talent from Disney+ and Lucas Film’s The Mandalorian, Funimation’s My Hero Academia as well as…Read moreRead more

Star Wars: The High Republic – Announcement Trailer

By Staff Reports The trailer dropped for the next big thing in Star Wars, and it isn’t even a movie. Welcome to the High Republic. Set 200 years prior to the events of Star Wars: the Phantom Menace, the Galactic Republic and the Jedi Order are at their height, serving and protecting the galaxy. Featuring…Read moreRead more

JayZoMon’s Inaugural Pop Culture Expo Brought the High Desert It’s First Comic Book Convention and More

By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Nolan P. Smith, Jason T. Smith, Eddie Aguirre and Jessica Rude-Aguirre This past Saturday, residents made their way to the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds for the first-ever pop culture/comic book convention to come to the High Desert as JayZoMon’s Pop Culture Expo brought cosplay, comic books, celebrities, and professional…Read moreRead more

Warhammer Adventures: The Actors Speak

By Staff Reports Soon, Games Workshop will be setting out on the first of their Warhammer Adventures! There’s just over a month now until the first two books in the new range for readers aged 8+ are launched upon the world. In the Mortal Realms, Kiri will escape her enslavement by Darkoath barbarians and embark…Read moreRead more

VIZ Media Releases The Autobiography of Professional Wrestler Shinsuke Nakamura with King of Strong Style: 1980-2014

  By Staff Reports VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, announces the amazing story of one of Japan’s greatest professional wrestlers, Shinsuke Nakamura, with the release of KING OF STRONG STYLE: 1980-2014 on August 7th. The autobiography debuts as a single-volume, hardcover…Read moreRead more

Just in Time for Wrestlemania 34: VIZ Media Reveals the Cover for the Upcoming King of Strong Style: 1980-2014- The Autobiography of Shinsuke Nakamura

By Nolan P. Smith He’s one of the best professional wrestlers on the planet today, and he is part of one of the biggest matches for the WWE’s Wrestlemania 34, taking place this Sunday. Just in time for the grandest stage of them all,  VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields…Read moreRead more

Moving Target: The History and Evolution of Green Arrow in Current Previews Catalog

By Staff Reports If you like to make your hard-copy purchases through your Local Comics Shop, and you want Moving Target: The History and Evolution of Green Arrow by Richard Gray, we are plSeeased to announce that the book is listed in the current issue of the Previews catalog. (Please don’t assume that your comics…Read moreRead more

Joe Hill’s Terrifying Scripts For Tales From The Darkside Collected

The Collected Scripts for Tales from the Darkside Get Collected this Fall (By Staff Reports)– World Fantasy, International Horror Guild, and Bram Stoker Award-winning author Joe Hill turns his attention to a legend—Tales From The Darkside. Originally planned as a reboot for the storied series, Hill’s scripts for these never-broadcast television episodes allow the New…Read moreRead more

Dark Horse to Publish “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: A Complete Guide to the Classic Animated Adventures”

By Staff Reports Following the critically acclaimed release of The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Minicomic Collection, Dark Horse and Mattel are set to deliver another must-have book in 2016: He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: A Complete Guide to the…Read moreRead more

The World Needs More Loot! Loot Crate Unveils Two New Subscription Lines and Exclusive Star Wars, Call of Duty and Doctor Who Premium Crates

By Nolan P. Smith Loot Crate, lovingly known as a comic con in a box, is raising up the geek level for the holidays. For those that don’t know, Loot Crate offers a monthly subscription box, filled with goodies like collectibles, apparel, and more, all in the name of pop culture. As a subscriber to…Read moreRead more

STAR WARS meets BLADE RUNNER in new animated excerpt from Poet Anderson …Of Nightmares Animated Novel Teaser

STAR WARS meets BLADE RUNNER in new animated excerpt from Poet Anderson …Of Nightmares Animated Novel Teaser STAR WARS meets BLADE RUNNER in new animated excerpt from Poet Anderson …Of Nightmares Animated Novel Teaser By Staff Reports Check out the animated novel teaser for Poet Anderson …Of Nightmares (Simon & Schuster), the new YA sci-fi…Read moreRead more

STAR WARS meets BLADE RUNNER in new animated excerpt from Poet Anderson …Of Nightmares Animated Novel Teaser

STAR WARS meets BLADE RUNNER in new animated excerpt from Poet Anderson …Of Nightmares Animated Novel Teaser STAR WARS meets BLADE RUNNER in new animated excerpt from Poet Anderson …Of Nightmares Animated Novel Teaser By Staff Reports Check out the animated novel teaser for Poet Anderson …Of Nightmares (Simon & Schuster), the new YA sci-fi…Read moreRead more

VIZ Media Expands the Naruto Catalog with Uzumaki Naruto: Illustrations Art Book and Naruto: Kakashi’s Story Novel

VIZ Media Expands the Naruto Catalog with Uzumaki Naruto: Illustrations Art Book and Naruto: Kakashi’s Story Novel VIZ Media Expands the Naruto Catalog with Uzumaki Naruto: Illustrations Art Book and Naruto: Kakashi’s Story Novel By Staff Reports VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America,…Read moreRead more

VIZ Media Expands the Naruto Catalog with Uzumaki Naruto: Illustrations Art Book and Naruto: Kakashi’s Story Novel

VIZ Media Expands the Naruto Catalog with Uzumaki Naruto: Illustrations Art Book and Naruto: Kakashi’s Story Novel VIZ Media Expands the Naruto Catalog with Uzumaki Naruto: Illustrations Art Book and Naruto: Kakashi’s Story Novel By Staff Reports VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America,…Read moreRead more

Harry Potter Alliance 10th Anniversary Fundraiser- Ending Soon!

By Nolan P. Smith The Harry Potter Alliance is now hosting their 10th Anniversary Fundraiser, which ends in a mere 8 days! The alliance has done some amazing feats thus far, as they channel fans love for the boy wizard into real life, almost “magical” feats to improve our world. This includes donating 250,000 books…Read moreRead more

VIZ MEDIA’s Haikasoru Imprint Debuts HANZAI JAPAN Short Story Anthology

By Staff Reports VIZ Media’s Haikasoru literary imprint captivates fiction readers and fans of Japanese pop culture with the debut on October 20th of HANZAI JAPAN – Fantastical, Futuristic Stories of Crime From and About Japan. HANZAI JAPAN contains 16 inventive crime/mystery stories that incorporate supernatural elements from a vanguard of top authors that includes New…Read moreRead more

KaBOOM! Releases Unprecedented ‘Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz’ Hardcover

By Staff Reports On October 2, 1950, good ol’ Charlie Brown made his first appearance in a classic, four-panel comic strip printed in seven newspapers nationwide. In the 65 years since, Charlie Brown and his friends have become household names around the world—and in Snoopy’s case, on the moon—appearing on television, on the stage, and…Read moreRead more

Let’s Kickstart This! Help Bruce Campbell Fund the Last Fan Standing

By Nolan P. Smith It’s been awhile, but it’s time once again to shine the light down on another deserving Kickstarter project with the latest installment of Let’s Kickstart This time, we take a look at a trivia game show featuring one of pop cultures most iconic figures: Bruce Campbell. Here’s straight from the Kickstarter…Read moreRead more

VIZ Media’s Haikasoru Literary Imprint Participates at 73rd World Science Fiction Convention and Welcomes Author Taiyo Fujii

By Staff Reports VIZ Media’s Haikasoru literary imprint has announced its participation at Sasquan, the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention. Haikasoru will welcome the acclaimed Japanese author Taiyo Fujii as a panel participant, and will host a retail booth (E4) in the main Dealer’s Room that will offer a wide variety of the imprint’s acclaimed…Read moreRead more

Starz Green Lights Neil Gaiman’s American Gods TV Series

By Staff Reports Starz has given a greenlight to FremantleMedia North America’s (FMNA) adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel American Gods. Bryan Fuller (“Hannibal,” “Pushing Daisies,” “Heroes”) and Michael Green (“The River,” “Kings,” “Heroes”), will pen and showrun the series.  Gaiman will also executive produce the series. FremantleMedia North America will produce. Start of production is dependent…Read moreRead more

VIZ Media’s Haikasoru Literary Imprint Debuts the Futuristic Mystery Thriller Gene Mapper

By Staff Reports VIZ Media’s Haikasoru literary imprint has announced the release of its newest title, the futuristic bio-thriller – GENE MAPPER – on June 16th. The novel about a deadly genetic threat to the world’s food supply was written by author Taiyo Fujii. It will be available for the first time in English in…Read moreRead more

The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Review: This Book Has the Power and More

Review by Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)—It’s one of the most beloved franchises to come out of the 1980’s. If you grew up during or anytime after that time, you know all too well who He-Man and the Masters of the Universe are. I was born the year the cartoon hit the television, which makes…Read moreRead more

Boom! Studios Brings Debuts and Creators to WonderCon 2015

By Staff Reports Get ready for WonderCon exclusives, courtesy of Boom! Studios. Debuting at the BOOM! Studios booth (#611) at the show will be the Hit: 1955 Limited Edition Hardcover, a gorgeous package for the serious noir comics fan! Author Bryce Carlson will be on hand at the BOOM! Studios booth to sign throughout the…Read moreRead more