Help VALIANT and DOW Select the New Look of USA LUGE!

By Staff Reports Before USA Luge takes to the ice at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, you can help decide which Valiant-designed uniform America’s luge athletes will wear into competition next February. Valiant is proud to announce that it has partnered with USA Luge, home of the fastest sport on ice, and USA Luge…Read moreRead more

Sold-Out QUANTUM AND WOODY #1 Returns with SECOND PRINTING Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO!

By Staff Reports Valiant is proud to announce that Quantum and Woody #1 has sold out at the distributor level and will return to store shelves on August 21st – with an all-new cover by rising star Emanuela Lupacchino (Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps, Archer & Armstrong)! “Quantum and Woody is the first title of the second Summer…Read moreRead more

Pastrami Comic Review: The Bounce #3

Review by Christopher Guzman-Pastrami Nation Writer: Joe Casey Artist: David Messina Publisher: Image Comics (www.imagecomics.com) Joe Casey and David Messina dig deep in the third issue of their new series, The Bounce. The story takes off at an, umm, awkward ending of issue two where Jasper and Terry catch each other with their pants down….Read moreRead more

True Love for a Dark Hero in September’s REALITY CHECK From Image Comics

By Staff Reports Willard Penn is a struggling comic book artist with an unexpected hit and a very unexpected problem. After Dark Hour, his comic about an unlucky-in-love superhero sells out, Willard is hit with a bad case of writer’s block — and his creation is refusing to sit still and wait for it to…Read moreRead more

Pastrami Comic Review: Catalyst Comix #1

Review by Nolan P. Smith-Pastrami Nation Writer: Joe Casey Artists: Dan McDaid, Paul Maybury, Ulises Farinas Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release July 2013 Website: www.darkhorse.com Back in the 90’s, there was an imprint called Comics’ Greatest World, and it bolstered quite an impressive line up. X, Ghost, Titan, Agents of Change: there was a plethora…Read moreRead more

Manga Review: Rurouni Kenshin-Restoration Volume 1

Review by Nolan P. Smith-Pastrami Nation Writer and Artist: Nobuhiro Watsuki Publisher: Shonen Jump/ VIZ Media Release June 2013 Website: www.viz.com The Rurouni Kenshin franchise has been around for some time now. Fans of anime and manga know the tales of the legendary Battosai the Man Slayer, set in the Meiji Era in feudal Japan. …Read moreRead more

Image Comic’s Rat Queens Brings The Booze and Brawls To High Fantasy

By Staff Reports (California)– They’re not your typical band of high fantasy adventurers: Hannah the Rockabilly Elven Mage, Violet the Hipster Dwarven Fighter, Dee the Atheist Human Cleric, and Betty the Hippy Hafling Thief. These women are the stars of the new Image Comics/Shadowline series RAT QUEENS, and they’re the deadliest grog-guzzling, death-dealing, battle-maidens-for-hire in…Read moreRead more

Dark Horse To Publish EC Library: TALES FROM THE CRYPT- Coming This Halloween

By Staff Reports (MILWAUKIE, OR)–As announced during the Diamond Retailer Lunch at Comic-Con 2013, the publishing maverick Dark Horse Comics, known for the best in both new and original material as well as archiving comics’ most important works, announced one of its biggest undertakings yet! Without question, Bill Gaines’s Entertaining Comics produced some of the…Read moreRead more

Sam Kieth’s The Maxx is back!

By Staff Reports (San Diego) – Sam Kieth’s The Maxx was a runaway sensation when initially published. Kieth’s exquisite artistry and quirky stories resonated with readers who had never seen anything quite like it before. Exploring the strange relationship between two realities, The Maxx follows the dual identities of a man caught between the real…Read moreRead more

Something Strange From Dave Sim and IDW!

By Staff Reports (San Diego)– Prolific creator Dave Sim’s meta-adventure through the history of photo-realistic artwork, the career and death of Alex Raymond, and much more, will be published by IDW! Sim’s originally self-published work is being completely remastered, redrawn, and reworked before it sees release as its own 18-issue series. About the project, the…Read moreRead more

Samurai Jack Returns in Comic Book Form Thanks to IDW and Cartoon Network

(San Diego) – Battling against the forces of evil and the oddities of the future, Samurai Jack’s stoic journey is not over yet, in fact, it’s just beginning! The long wait is almost over as the fan-favorite series is set to make its IDW debut this October! Through a partnership with Cartoon Network Enterprises, IDW…Read moreRead more

Aw Yeah! Itty Bitty Hellboy from Dark Horse

Check out a preview of Itty Bitty Hellboy from Dark Horse Comics! Look at the little Lobster Johnson!!!  

Victor Santos’s Polar Comes From The Cold To Dark Horse

By Staff Reports As announced at San Diego Comic-Con, Dark Horse Comics is proud to bring Polar, the lauded silent webcomic by Victor Santos (Mice Templar, Filthy Rich), to print—available for the first time ever with dialogue! A guns-blazing espionage action-adventure in the grand tradition of Jim Steranko and Frank Miller, this graphic novel is…Read moreRead more

Pastrami Flick Review: The Wolverine

By Nolan P. Smith Pastrami Nation (Victorville)— Wolverine is one of Marvel Comics most beloved franchises, shining brighter than any of his X-Men teammates. The old Canucklehead has been a part of all of the X-Men films, including his own spin-off, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which was luke-warm at best. In 2013, the weight of the…Read moreRead more

Journey Into Mystery: A Cosplayer’s Comic Con Adventure

By Nolan Patrick Smith Pastrami Nation (San Diego)— With the San Diego Comic Con now behind us, it’s that time to look back at the plethora of pictures from the pop culture event of the year. Many of those pictures probably feature some of the amazing cosplay attendees with their elaborate costumes that make the…Read moreRead more

San Diego Comic Con Brought News, Legends, and Tons of Cosplayers by the Troves

By Nolan P. Smith-Pastrami Nation (San Diego)— This past week was the mother of all conventions, and it all took place in sunny San Diego. Comic Con International, also known as the San Diego Comic Con, once again took over not only the San Diego Convention Center, but much of the historic Gaslamp District as…Read moreRead more

SDCC 2013: More Cosplay From the Con Floor

It’s not over yet! Check out some more amazing cosplayers from the San Diego Comic Con!  

SDCC 2013: Hasbro-Marvel Comics

Here come the superheroes! Hasbro packed a punch when it came to their Marvel Legends and Marvel Universe lines (now known as Avengers) on display at the San Diego Comic Con. For Marvel Legends, we now know that the last build a figure for the year will be Jubilee, and that we are getting a…Read moreRead more

SDCC 2013: Sideshow Collectibles

This is the high end of comic con! Sideshow Collectibles is known for their top of the line collectibles: from statues and bust to some of the most like-life action figures ever seen. From G.I. Joes, the Marvel Universe, Pacific Rim and more, Sideshow always shows that they are the best at what they do….Read moreRead more

SDCC 2013: Friday Cosplay Brings Us World Eaters, Teen Wolves and the Aquaman Duo!

By Nolan P. Smith- Pastrami Nation Friday’s gone… With Friday coming to a close, you know we had to bring you more cosplay goodness from the convention floor at the San Diego Comic Con! This time we got more beautiful ladies, an odd wolf, the big guy of the Marvel U, and what might possibly…Read moreRead more

SDCC 2013: Cosplay From The Convention Floor

By Nolan P. Smith- Pastrami Nation All Photographs by Nolan P. Smith and Jason T. Smith-Pastrami Nation Day one is in the record books! The first official day of the San Diego Comic Con is over, and it did not disappoint! One of the main reasons people look to the con is for the high…Read moreRead more

Martian Manhunter Announced as DLC for Injustice Gods Among Us, John Stewart Skin Coming as Well

Hide your Oreos, the martian is coming! Warner Bros Interactive announced today that we are in fact getting more downloadable characters for the DC Comic’s fighter, Injustice Gods Among Us. The first one up: the Martian Manhunter. Check out the video below that shows the heart of the Justice League in action, as well as…Read moreRead more

Image Comics/ Skybound Ghosted #1 Sells Out, Second Print Coming

The debut of a new title from Robert Kirkman’s Image Comics imprint Skybound is always a highly-anticipated event in the comics market, and GHOSTED was no exception. The first issue of the ghost-heist caper by Joshua Williamson (MASKS AND MOBSTERS) and Goran Sudzuka (Y: The Last Man) has sold out and will receive a second…Read moreRead more

Dillon Francis To Headline The MTV2 Party in the Park On July 18th in San Diego During MTV Geekend At Comic-Con

New York, NY (July 15, 2013) – MTV2 today announced that Dillon Francis will headline the first-ever “MTV2 Party in the Park” at San Diego’s Petco Park during Comic-Con on Thursday, July 18, with New Politics also performing on the bill. Open to all Comic-Con badge holders, with doors opening at 7:00 p.m. PT, the…Read moreRead more

Image Comics Todd- The Ugliest Kid on Earth Gets Animated

(Hollywood, CA-July 15, 2013) Image Comics’ hit comic book TODD, THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH is the latest addition to the stable of geek animation god Titmouse, Inc.  An adaptation of the monthly comic book series critics have called “the highest quality black comedy available today” is being developed with veteran comedy producers Krysia Plonka…Read moreRead more

Comic-Con is Blown to OBLIVION

In celebration of the upcoming release of OBLIVION on Blu-ray and DVD on 8/6/13, here is a new image of a post-apocalyptic 2017 San Diego Convention Center in ruins, created by Andree Wallin, the concept illustrator for OBLIVION. Specially commissioned for this year’s convention, the image will be available as limited edition tote bags and…Read moreRead more

Pastrami Comic Book Review: 12 Reasons To Die #1

Review by: Christopher Guzman- Pastrami Nation Created by: Ghostface Killah and Adrian Younge Writer: Mathew Rosenberg and Patrick Kindlon Artist: Breno Tamura, Gus Storms Guest Illustrators: Kyle Strahm and Joe Infurnari Publisher: Black Mask Studio in association with Soul Temple Entertainment Website: http://blackmaskstudios.com/ Hot off of their inaugural release of Occupy Comics, Black Mask Studios…Read moreRead more

Top Ten Dark Horse Experiences of Comic-Con International 2013!

Check out the Top 10 SDCC Experiences from Dark Horse!!!

IMAGE COMICS OFFERS EXCLUSIVE AND VARIANT EDITIONS AT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL

The Image Comics/Skybound and Top Cow booths will be selling exclusive editions and variants of of ten titles, including four hardcover collections, at Comic-Con International, taking place in San Diego from July 17 to 21. These editions will be available in limited quantities only at the Image Comics/Skybound booth (#2729) or the Top Cow booth…Read moreRead more

Image Comics Announces Panels for SDCC- Comic Con International

By Staff Reports The Image Comics programming for Comic-Con International have been announced! Six panels, ranging from an Eisner-nominated creative team’s conversation to star-packed discussions of genre and what’s next for Image Comics, will take place over the four-day convention taking place from July 18 through July 21. The first Image Comics panel of the…Read moreRead more