Batman and DC Unlimited Wave 2! Wonder Woman! Dark Knight Returns Batman!

Now I am impressed! After the reveals of the press photos for Mattel’s DC and Batman Unlimited first waves, we are already hit with some photos of the second! The second waves for both lines are set to drop in early 2013, and revealed so far are: Batman Unlimited Series 2 – Dark Knight Batman…Read moreRead more

Mattel Releases Press Images of the First Waves of Batman Unlimited and DC Unlimited

DC is bouncing back! Mattel released info on the upocming Batman Unlimited and DC Unlimited lines, which are due to hit later this year. Here is the line up as well as some images. I am not the biggest fan of the new 52 designs, but these look really good! Batman Unlimited Wave 1 –…Read moreRead more

Marvel NOW: Rick Remender and John Romita Jr Take Over Captain America + Cover Art!

For me, this is the dream team. Rick Remender, who has wowed me since Image Comic’s Sea of Red (which you should all go check out!), is now in the driver seat for the sentinel of liberty, with the legendary John Romita Jr. bringing the story to life this November. Marvel.com spoke with Remender about…Read moreRead more

Marvel NOW: Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic Take the Reigns of Thor- God of Thunder

The Thunder God Rises Again. Marvel.com has an article up with Writer Jason Aaron and artist Esad Ribic as they take on the Asgardian in Thor- God of Thunder. Looks like Thor is in good hands, as a new villain in the series will be The God Butcher, a being that goes around killing immortals…Read moreRead more

Marvel NOW: Mark Waid & Leinil Yu Talk the Indestructible Hulk + Cover!

The Hulk will smash! Yes, that line above is wrong on purpose. In an interview with Marvel.com, writer Mark Waid and artist Leinil Yu talk about the new Indestructible Hulk book, which hits this November. Waid is a legend in the comic book world, with my personal favorites being Irredeemable and Daredevil, and now he…Read moreRead more

Marvel NOW: Deadpool #1 Cover, Interview, and His Villains-The Presidents of the United States

Yes, the Presidents of the United States. With the reveal of the cover for the all new Deadpool #1, Marvel.com has an interview with the new creative team, where the villains for the first arc are revealed as our past Presidents. Yup, only in Deadpool. Head over to check out the full article HERE and…Read moreRead more

Marvel NOW: Fraction Talks Fantastic Four and FF + Covers For the Two New Series!

The family’s all here. Marvel.com has an interview up with writer Matt Fraction, the new writer for both Fantastic Four and FF come this November. Fraction will be teaming with legendary comic artist Mark Bagley for Marvel’s first family, and with off the wall sensation Mike Allred for FF. As you can see in the…Read moreRead more

Joss Whedon to Write and Direct Avengers 2!

It’s good to be Whedon. Joss Whedon, the phenom behind the Avengers film, has signed on for Marvel Films through 2015. What does this mean? He will write and direct Avengers 2, develop a Marvel TV series and more! Here is the official word from Marvel.com: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes have reason to celebrate, as “Marvel’s…Read moreRead more

Disney and 20th Century Fox Negotiating: Which Could Mean an Extension for Daredevil Reboot and Characters Returning to Marvel!

He is coming…. Galactus!!! Variety reported some interesting news for Marvel fans. Disney and 20th Century Fox are apparently in negotiations: so that Fox can get an extension on the timeline for their Daredevil do-over, and for several HUGE characters to go back to Marvel, so that they can be used in the core Marvel/Disney…Read moreRead more

Mickey Rourke is Marv Once Again for Sin City-A Dame to Kill For

Most people think Marv is crazy. He just had the rotten luck of being born in the wrong century. He’d be right at home on some ancient battlefield swinging an axe into somebody’s face. Or in a Roman arena, taking his sword to other gladiators like him… Mickey Rourke, who has been everywhere in the…Read moreRead more

Marvel NOW: Iron Man #1 Cover and Details Revealed

No longer the armored Avenger…no…Iron Man is now the Iconic Avenger. Which fits as his armor is as every bit iconic as Captain America’s shield and Thor’s hammer. Marvel.com posted an interview today with new series writer Kieron Gillen, where he talks about Iron Man, the man behind the mask, and what’s in store for…Read moreRead more

Three Days to Go for the Agent 88 Kickstarter Project + El Mariachi's Carlos Gallardo

Three days! Wednesday, August 8th, is the last day for the Agent 88 Kickstarter project by Digger T. Mesch, founder of Art Asylum and Minimates! So far, the project has passed the halfway point, but still needs YOUR help! Back this project if you can, share it with friends and Facebookers, Tweet about it, all…Read moreRead more

Brandon Graham's Multiple Warheads Lands This October from Image Comics

I love the diversity of Image Comics. I know, there are people that are die hard loyal fans to the big two only: I feel bad for those people. They missed the modern day classic 27, the high octane blood-fest known as Luther Strode, the space faring epic in Saga, and that’s just naming a…Read moreRead more

Marvel NOW More Teasers: Legacy. Soldier. Extended. Family.

Marvel let loose today with four MORE teasers for Marvel NOW. VERY excited for three of these, one I don’t know much of. So, let’s get on to the teasers!!! Soldier: This is the sentinel of liberty, Captain America! This is the one I am MOST hyped for, and for good reason! Rick Remender, who…Read moreRead more

An Agent 88 Message from Tyler Mane + The Art of Agent 88 by Heavy Metal!

Time keeps on ticking…ticking…ticking…into the future… Five days. Five days and the Kickstarter project known as Agent 88 comes to an end. So, we have heard from Digger, the mastermind behind the project. We heard from Kay D’arcy, the actress and martial artists behind Agent 88. Who’s next? How about actor/former pro wrestler Tyler Mane?…Read moreRead more

All Marvel NOW Teasers to Date: Invincible, Worthy, Indestructible…Chimichangas?

The future is Now! Or, err..this November! Marvel Comics has been dropping teasers like crazy about Marvel NOW, and here are all the one so far this week: Invincible: Not too hyped for this one, as it looks to be the team behind the new Iron Man series…I’ve like Land’s art since Crossgen, but drawing…Read moreRead more

Next X-Men Film to be Days of Future Past

Going back to the classics. Today, IGN confirmed with Producer Bryan Singer that the sequel to X-Men: First Class will be Days of Future Past. The classic storyline ran in Uncanny X-Men #141(cover shown above) and #142 in 1981, and focused on a future where mutants were hunted down via the robot killing machines, the…Read moreRead more

Oeming's The Victories Trailer!

Who doesn’t love a good anti-hero? Check out the trailer for Michael Avon Oeming’s (of Powers fame) The Victories, which hits stores August 15th from Dark Horse Comics. I have been hyped up for this one from the very start, and the cover art was actually one of the FIRST posts I did here on…Read moreRead more

Image Comics Shines Bright This November with Jonathan Luna's Star Bright and The Looking Glass

From swords to stars. Jonathan Luna, one of the infamous Luna Brothers, is coming back to the world of comics…sort of. Known for The Sword and Ultra from Image Comics, Jonathan is going solo this time around with Star Bright and The Looking Glass. Not as much a comic as a storybook, the book will…Read moreRead more

The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 Trailer!

An epic is now animated. The Dark Knight Returns, the modern day classic Batman tale by Frank Miller, is now a two part animated film from DC Entertainment. Released today was the first trailer, and from what I saw, I’m impressed! Hardcore Bat-fans will know all too well the story of The Dark Knight Returns,…Read moreRead more

Aurora Rise Benefit Event-August 25th and 26th

Through tragedy, we shall rise. I wanted to pass this along, as I have heard many artists and writers pledging their support to help the families affected by the Aurora, CO tragedy. I have seen tweets and emails with various Image Comics and Dark Horse Comics creators all doing their part to help. This is…Read moreRead more

Wolverine Vs Batman: Fight!!!

Who really is the best there is at what they do? The people over at Super Power Beat Down (http://superpowerbeatdown.com/SPBD.html) have made an amazing live action battle between the Dark Knight and the Astonishing X-Man. VERY high production quality, the actors give a SPOT ON performance: this is something comic fans NEED to see! Take…Read moreRead more

Both Man of Steel Trailers…Yes, There are Two!

Whoever that man is…good character or bad… is gonna change the world… Those are the words of Pa Kent, played by Kevin Costner in next year’s Man of Steel, and from the trailer many of us saw before The Dark Knight Rises. However, have you heard the Jor-El version? Check out the video below, as…Read moreRead more

Chopping Block Review: Beasts of Burden-Neighborhood Watch

Review by Nolan P. Smith Writer: Evan Dorkin Artist: Jill Thompson Release Date: August 1st, 2012 Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Website: www.darkhorse.com Back in 2005, Beasts of Burden took home a prestigious Will Eisner Industry Award for Best Short Story. In 2010, it received another for Best Publication for Teens. If you are reading this…Read moreRead more

Chopping Block Review-Axe Cop: President of the World #1

Review by Nolan P. Smith-Pastrami Nation Writer: Malachai Nicolle Artist: Ethan Nicolle Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Website: www.darkhorse.com I first heard about Axe Cop in late 2010, and wow, was I blown away. Created by brothers Malachai and Ethan Nicolle, the book did something I had never seen: it put a child in the writer’s…Read moreRead more

Chopping Block Review- Chew: Secret Agent Poyo #1

Review by Nolan P. Smith-Pastrami Nation Writer: John Layman Artist: Rob Guillory Publisher: Image Comics Website: www.imagecomics.com FOR MATURE READERS A death defying, tough as nails, secret agent rooster; if that premise doesn’t scream about the originality in comics, then I don’t know what does. Spinning out of one of Image Comic’s critically acclaimed titles,…Read moreRead more

Blade of the Immortal Manji Figure Coming from Medicom

A fitting tribute to an amazing manga. Manji, the violent anti-hero to the hit manga, Blade of the Immortal, will become immortalized in plastic this year as he becomes a 30 centimeter tall (about a foot tall) action figure from Medicom. I mean, take a look at that head sculpt: it’s a dead on likeness…Read moreRead more

The Cost of Being Iron Man

That’s A LOT of money! In the same vein as the Cost of Being Batman post (which was posted days ago right here on Pastrami Nation), MoneySuperMarket.com has made a cool visual about what the cost would be to be a real life armored Avenger. Take a look…and let’s see who’s Tony Stark rich…

Pastrami Nation's Jason T. Smith Makes it in the SDCC 2012 Souvenir Book

His name is in the records book…or at least the souvenir book. We almost forgot to post up that Pastrami Nation Co-Founder Jason “The 40 Pound Voice” Smith made it into this year’s San Diego Comic Con Souvenir Book! Check out his Iron Man above! In the future, be on the look out for giveaways,…Read moreRead more

Chopping Block Review: The Dark Knight Rises

It’s the most anticipated film of the summer, maybe even of the year. This is director Christopher Nolan’s swan song to DC Comic’s Dark Knight, Batman. He gave us a great new beginning, and an unforgettable Dark Knight, so how does the third film in the trilogy measure up to the unbelievably high level of…Read moreRead more