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

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

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!

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

The Uncanny Skullkickers!

Coming next year, Image Comics hit Skullkickers gets a new #1 and an adjective to boot! Personally, I haven’t checked out the series yet, but I have been planning to for some time! Check out the press release below from Image Comics, and get ready for Uncanny Skullkickers next year! This February, Image Comics invites…Read moreRead more

So What Exactly is Jimmie Robinson’s Five Weapons?

We have seen the teasers…so what is The Five Weapons? Image Comics sent out a press release today, shedding light on the Jimmie Robinson written and drawn project, as well as provided sneak peeks at the first three covers! Comics/Shadowline mini-series by Jimmie Robinson (BOMB QUEEN), FIVE WEAPONS, students train in the martial arts, pledging…Read moreRead more

Matt Wagner Endoreses The Black Beetle

Matt Wagner, the legendary comic book creator, has spoke his praise regarding Francesco Francavilla’s The Black Beetle, which hits stores in January. For those that don’t know, Wagner is responsible for two of my favorite comic properties: Grendel and Mage, so his praise carries a lot of weight! If you have never read a Wagner…Read moreRead more

Help Kickstart the Axe Cop Documentary!

Axe Cop! One of the most original comic books in recent memory has to be Axe Cop. The Dark Horse Comic’s series was created by artist Ethan Nicolle and his then 5 year old brother Malachai back in 2009…and it has been a runaway success ever since. Set to be a FOX animated project in…Read moreRead more

Help Make the Cincinnati ComiCon a Reality Through Kickstarter!

Because everyone deserves to experience a true comic convention! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1961610503/cincinnati-comicon-the-convention-cincinnati-deser Take a look at the Kickstarter page for the Cincinnati ComiCon, a project aiming to bring a great con experience to Cincy. They have a lot of amazing creators on board already, like Tony Harris, Tony Moore, Steve Niles, Ben Templesmith, Rick Remender, Jason Aaron,…Read moreRead more

Help Kickstart The Steampunk Chronicles- A Steampunk Comic!

Awesome! As many of you know, I love to spotlight the awesomeness found on Kickstarter (like Agent 88 and The Goon movie), so when I came across this I had to share it. This project is to help fund a fantastic Steampunk comic, The Steampunk Chronicles! By the looks of the pencils and inks seen…Read moreRead more

Image Comic’s Also Uncanny- 2013

Some friendly fire in the comic biz. Image Comics released a teaser that takes a playful stab at the House of Ideas. With a teaser having a similar look to all of those Marvel NOW teasers, we don’t know much about the book other than what’s seen here. Guess we will have to wait and…Read moreRead more

Fourth Teaser for Jimmie Robinson’s Five Weapons: Rick the Stick!

Check out the latest teaser for Image Comics/Shadowline’s Five Weapons! The series kicks off in February 2013.

Third Teaser for Jimmie Robinson’s Five Weapons: Nat the Gat

Check out the third teaser image for the Image Comics/Shadowline book, Five Weapons, by Bomb Queen’s Jimmie Robinson. Looks like we have the first male of the group, Nat the Gat.

Archaia Entertainment and Meteor Entetainment Present Exclusive Hawken Preview Digitial Issues on Comixology

Gotta love transmedia! Archaia Entertainment, the publisher of such awesomeness as Okko, Mouse Guard and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand among tons more, has partnered with Meteor Entertainment to produce some brilliant preview issues based off Meteor’s upcoming PC title, Hawken. The full Original Graphic Novel for Hawken doesn’t hit until March, but the first…Read moreRead more

Teaser 2 for Image/Shadowline’s Five Weapons: Let Me Get My Snake

Teaser 2 is here! Alright, so yesterday we saw Jade the Blade in the teaser for Jimmie Robinson’s Five Weapons, which hits stores in February 2013. Now, it’s Joon the Loon with her snake friend. Let’s see what the next one holds…

Dark Horse Comic’s The Black Beetle is Coming January 2013

Get ready for some pulp action! Dark Horse Comics released another teaser ad, done in true pulp style, for Francesco Francavilla’s The Black Beetle. The first issue hits in January, and it has been generating a ton of buzz! Francavilla’s style is amazing, and deserves all the hype he gets. Make sure to check it…Read moreRead more