Here comes the teasers! Image Comics/ Shadowline released a teaser for Jimmie Robinson’s Five Weapons, which is due out in February 2013. So far, all I know about it is what’s seen here: a schoolgirl character called Jade the Blade is obviously one of the five weapons. I am interested in what we see next,…Read moreRead more
Now, that’s a lot of bang for your buck. Check out the press release for Rue, a western one shot comic book that hits the digital presses this December for the amazing price of only 99 cents! From the sounds of it, it sounds like a can’t miss for that price. Be sure to pick…Read moreRead more
Looks like you can’t keep a good mutant down. Check out the cover to Uncanny X-Men #1, the big X-book to come out of the Marvel NOW umbrella. Brian Michael Bendis will be writing, while longtime X-artist Chris Bachalo will be handling the art chores. With mutants once again beginning to resurface after the effects…Read moreRead more
Review by Nolan P. Smith- Pastrami Nation Writer: Tom Morello Artist: Scott Hepburn Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Website: www.darkhorse.com FOR MATURE READERS Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of reviewing Orchid Volume 1, which was a blast of originality. Tom Morello, from the mega popular rock group Rage Against the Machine, created a world…Read moreRead more
Review by Nolan P. Smith- Pastrami Nation Writer: David Lapham Artist: Mike Huddleston Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Website: www.darkhorse.com FOR MATURE READERS Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s critically acclaimed novel, The Strain, was an instant hit. It was the first in a trilogy of books depicting one of life’s biggest supernatural fears: vampires. Not…Read moreRead more
Time is ticking away! Only 44 hours to go to help support the first steps in making The Goon movie a reality. The Kickstarter project stats currently sit at: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/624061548/the-goon-movie-lets-kickstart-this-sucker Backers: 6,663 Amount Pledged: $397,398 Goal needed to be funded: $400,000 So roughly around $4,000 to go! This project’ support has been phenomenal, as it…Read moreRead more
Well, things are looking up at least. Michael Bay, after dispelling the rumors earlier this week, has officially announced that Mark Wahlberg (Ted, Four Brothers) will star in 2014’s Transformers 4. For me, this is huge, as Mark is a tremendous actor, and any Bay Transformers can use all the help they can get. Check…Read moreRead more
Valiant is bringing it back, old school. Check out the official press release for Valiant Masters: Ninjak Volume 1, by Mark Moretti and Joe Quesada… yup, That Joe Q. This looks like it should be a great collection, and Quesada’s artwork has always impressed me, even before he became Knighted at Marvel. Also, check out…Read moreRead more
Reviewed by Nolan P. Smith-Pastrami Nation Writers: Justin Jordan and Patrick Zircher Artist: Patrick Zircher Publisher: Valiant Entertainment Website: www.valiantentertainment.com In 1992, Shadowman blasted on the comic scene, and wow did he make an impact. One of the most memorable characters out of the Valiant Universe, Shadowman went on to cross media success with two…Read moreRead more
Review by Nolan P. Smith- Pastrami Nation Writer: Mike Richardson Artist: Stan Sakai Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Website: www.darkhorse.com Stories are one of the greatest things to be passed on by humanity, generation to generation. One of the greatest stories is the legendary tale of the 47 Ronin as they avenge the demise of their…Read moreRead more
The strange talent is now a legend. Earlier this year, Image Comics released an oddly named book called The Strange Talent of Luther Strode. Written by Justin Jordan and illustrated by Tradd Moore, the book transcended the everyday comic book level and became an instant classic. Anyone who know me knows how much I loved…Read moreRead more
Review by Nolan P. Smith-Pastrami Nation Writer: Paul Tobin Artist: Juan Ferreyra Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Website: www.darkhorse.com Don’t let the cover scare you away: Colder, at least this first issue, isn’t a spill your guts, blood to the gills book, but it is definitely a horror book. The latest in a strong of original…Read moreRead more
Check out the awesome timeline Dark Horse Comics sent out for Mike Mignola’s Hellboy. Hellboy in Hell hits stores in December 2012.
This is how we exist when the world goes to…you know. BlackAcre, a new series from Image Comics, shows what happens with the world indeed implodes from a variety of factors, and how life changes drastically. The book is already garnering much respect from the comic creator community, which is huge for a new writer…Read moreRead more
Now is the time to make your voice heard!!! Oh yeah, and elections and all that. But I’m talking about helping out to fund The Goon movie! The Kickstarter project is in it’s last 5 days, and they still need to raise funds to make this happen! 4,222 backers thus far $290,397 raised thus far…Read moreRead more
Just got word that the creators for Archaia’s The Reason for Dragons will be on hand for this weekend’s Long Beach Comic and Horror Con! Check out the official info from Archaia below: Los Angeles, CA (Nov. 2, 2012) – Award-winning publisher Archaia Entertainment, known for breaking in up-and-coming comics talent like David Petersen (Mouse…Read moreRead more
Time to suit up. Valiant Comics announced that they will be working with the USA National and Junior Luge teams to design both practice and competition race suits inspired by Valiant’s resident tin man, X-O Manowar. Personally, I think this is a great idea: it shows off one of the great art forms, comics, brings…Read moreRead more
Awesome. Eisner and Eagle Award winner Francesco Francavilla is back with his noir hit, The Black Beetle! Francavilla has released some amazing work, including The Black Coat, his run on Daredevil, and of course, his Black Beetle work from Dark Horse Presents. The series should be a look for any comic fan next year!
Back to where it all started. Valiant announced today that they will be producing a #0 issue for their smash hit, Harbinger, in 2013. The issue focuses on Toyo Harada, the most powerful man in the Valiant universe. Check out the official info from Valiant below, and check out all the covers, including Valiant’s first…Read moreRead more
Want to check out some horror comics for Halloween for free? Dark Horse Digital is offering a sampler of some of their best offerings in the horror genre: Hellboy, The Goon, The Strain, Colder and more! I have read many of these books, and they are well worth the read!!! Ex Sanguine and Colder are…Read moreRead more
Perfect for Halloween! Check out the variant cover for Image Comic’s Witch Doctor: Mal Practice #1, which is in stores this November! Check out the official info from Image Comics below: Just in time for Halloween, Image Comics and Skybound have announced a variant cover of WITCH DOCTOR: MAL PRACTICE #1 by renowned artist Juan…Read moreRead more
Review by Nolan P. Smith- Pastrami Nation Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Darick Robertson Publisher: Image Comics Website: www.imagecomics.com In the first issue of the odd yet fascinating world of Happy!, we saw one time cop now turned hit man Nick Sax in the worst situation. Having been shot after a hit gone wrong, he was…Read moreRead more
Review by Nolan P. Smith- Pastrami Nation Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Riley Rossmo Publisher: Image Comics Website: www.imagecomics.com Just in time for Halloween comes a gripping, violent tale of a mad man on the path to wellness, but is that even possible? From the team of Nick Spencer (Morning Glories) and Riley Rossmo (Green Wake)…Read moreRead more
Great news! Comic Con International (CCI) has upped their contract one year, which will keep the massive San Diego Comic Con in San Diego at least up until 2016 according to the Santee Patch. Comic Con International’s SDCC is the largest pop culture event in the world, bringing together comics, movies, anime, video games, cosplay,…Read moreRead more
Looks like a winner. Captain America: The Winter Soldier isn’t set for release until 2014, but it’s all the buzz right now. This week, we learned of a key villain coming to the big screen, as well as the pivotal supporting cast members. Frank Grillo, best known for The Grey, will be coming on board…Read moreRead more
WOW! I knew an Axe Cop animated would be coming soon from Fox, but I didn’t expect to see anything this soon! Check out a Halloween clip below, which features Nick (Parks and Recreation) Offerman as the mustached Axe Cop!!! Axe Cop is the Dark Horse comic book by 29 year old artist (when it…Read moreRead more
Check out the latest teaser for the new Witch Doctor series, coming from Image Comics this November. I read the original series, and it was a blast. Supernatural elements, a character with a Dr. House mentality, it was a really good read. Can’t wait for this!
The dream team is at it again. Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray have worked on some epic books in their time, including the DC Comics/now published under Image Comics Monolith, and it looks like they are up to another hit. Retrovirus, billed as a graphic novella, is a 72 page hardcover that looks to be…Read moreRead more
The doctor is in once again! Image Comics/ Skybound’s Witch Doctor returns this fall, and looks to be bringing more of the same that made it a hit in the first place. Check out the teasers!