Dark Knight Rises to $160.9 Million Despite Tragedy

Why do we fall, sir? So that we might learn to pick ourselves up. In the wake of the horrible tragedy known as the Batman Movie Massacre, The Dark Knight Rises still brought in crowds by the thousands. The end to Christopher Nolan’s epic trilogy brought in $160.9 million this weekend, which places it at…Read moreRead more

Prime Cut Review: The Strange Talent of Luther Strode

Review by Nolan P. Smith-Pastrami Nation Writer: Justin Jordan Artist: Tradd Moore Publisher: Image Comics Website: www.imagecomics.com I love the comic book medium. You can do so much with it, express so much through the panels, between the panels, to where it stays in the reader’s head. Image Comics has a TON of original works…Read moreRead more

SDCC 2012: Marvel Universe Figures

Big things come in small packages. The 3 3/4 inch Marvel Universe line had a lot to show at SDCC, including some surprises. Shown were waves that include Nova, Kang, the Scarlet Witch, Puck and Blastaar. New two packs were also shown, featuring a black FF Spider-Man and a white FF Dr. Doom. She Hulk…Read moreRead more

SDCC 2012: DC Direct

Well, it’s that time again. Our SDCC coverage is beginning to come to a close, but the news from the con, as well as the most up to date news in comics, toys, video games and more will continue on strong here at Pastrami Nation! Check out the awesome showing that DC Direct had, including…Read moreRead more

SDCC 2012: Dark Horse Comics Announces Dragon Resurrection

One of the big announcements at SDCC came from Dark Horse Comics in the form of Dragon Resurrection. Check out the press release from Dark Horse Comics below: DARK HORSE DEBUTS DRAGON RESURRECTION AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2012! MILWAUKIE, OR, JULY 20—At San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend, Dark Horse announced it would publish the…Read moreRead more

Man of Steel Trailer is Here!!!

You WILL believe a man can fly with this trailer. Attached to this week’s massive opening, The Dark Knight Rises, was this little gem of a trailer: next year’s Man of Steel. Get ready for big blue to make his triumphant return to the silver screen in 2013. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrpYWx_fVh0&w=640&h=360]

Prime Cut Review: House of Night

Review by Nolan P. Smith-Pastrami Nation Writers: P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast, and Kent Dalian Artists: Joëlle Jones, Karl Kerschl, Joshua Covey, Daniel Krall, Jonathan Case, and Eric Canete Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: June 27th, 2012 Website: www.darkhorse.com Vampires: I personally feel the world has seen enough of the Hollywood version of vampires. Nothing…Read moreRead more

Prime Cut Review: Orchid Volume 1

Review by Nolan P. Smith-Pastrami Nation. Writer: Tom Morello Artist: Scott Hepburn Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: July 11th, 2012 Website: www.darkhorse.com Rock stars writing comic books: it sounds like a recipe for disaster, right? I mean, what kind of story could a rock star really write? Will it be about guitars and the…Read moreRead more

SDCC 2012: Sideshow Collectibles

(All pictures are taken by Nolan P. Smith and Jason T. Smith-Pastrami Nation) Sideshow always steals the show. Sideshow Collectibles showed off their high quality products, including statues, bust and some of the most realistic action figures you have ever seen. From G.I Joe to Star Wars, Lady Death to the Grim Reaper himself, even…Read moreRead more

SDCC 2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Power Rangers

(All pictures were taken by Nolan P. Smith and Jason T. Smith-Pastrami Nation) T-U-R-T-L-E Power meets Morphin time! The heroes in a half shell and the Power Rangers were big at SDCC: from their presences at the Nickelodeon booth, to the free IDW TMNT comic that was being handed out, to the cart in the…Read moreRead more

Prime Cut Review Flashback: 2012 Eisner Award Winner-Green River Killer: A True Detective Story

By Nolan P. Smith Writer: Jeff Jensen Artist: Jonathan Case Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Website: www.darkhorse.com It’s no secret that the medium of comic books and their often-collected counterparts, graphic novels, can be used to tell any story in any genre. Superheroes are of course the most well known of tales that the genre has,…Read moreRead more

Spawn #221 Sells Out as Todd McFarlane Returns

The man is back. Image Comics announced today that Spawn #221 has sold out, that being no surprise as the issue marks the return of Spawn’s creator, Todd McFarlane. The book is out August 8th, so selling out now is pretty impressive. Plus the homage covers, like The Walking Dead one above, are pure awesomeness….Read moreRead more

Archaia Reinvents the Classic Manga Cyborg 009

Illustration by Marcus To You can’t stop Archaia. The publisher has a string of high quality books, including Mouse Guard, Rust, Tale of Sand, and my personal favorite, Okko. Now, they have another book sure to be a hit: a reinvention on the wildly popular manga, Cyborg 009. Check out the press release from Archaia…Read moreRead more

Prime Cut Review Flashback: 2012 Eisner Award Winner-Jim Henson's Tale of Sand

By Nolan Patrick Smith Writers: Jim Henson and Jerry Juhl Artwork: Ramón Pérez Rating: T for TEEN- 12 and up, may contain mild violence or mild profanity, brief nudity Publisher: Archaia Entertainment Website: http://www.archaia.com/ Every so often, we come across something so unique, so off the wall that it blows away any and all expectations….Read moreRead more

SDCC 2012: Even More Costumes from Comic Con International

The pics just keep on coming. Check out some more awesome costumes we ran in to at the San Diego Comic Con. The Boy Wonder All Grown up… Finish Him! Now THAT’S Steampunk! The Humanoid Typhoon with the traveling priest with a past… Don’t fear the reaper…

Thor: The Dark World Villains to be Dark Elves?

I say thee nay! So, the rumor going around since the announcement of the Thor film sequels title, The Dark World, is that the Dark Elves will be the villains for the film. Well, here is some more support to that theory. In an interview with I Review Too, which can be found HERE, stuntman…Read moreRead more

SDCC 2012: Hasbro's G.I. Joe

Yo Joe! Hasbro had some amazing dioramas on display at the con, showing off everyone’s favorite toy soldiers, G.I. Joe. Besides the amazing Transformers/G.I. Joe exclusive Shockwave HISS Tank, most of the products shown were for the upcoming film, G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Even though they looked awesome, the downside is that we won’t see any…Read moreRead more

SDCC 2012: The Ladies of SDCC Part 2

Here is another round of pics showing some of the beautiful women of SDCC 2012. Enjoy! (ALL photos by Nolan P. Smith and Jason T. Smith-Pastrami Nation)

SDCC 2012: From the Nerd Prom Dance Floor

Nerd Prom! It’s a term used by the mainstream media to define the SDCC Masquerade. In reality, it’s not the Masquerade, but the MASSIVE party going on in the Sails Pavilion across the hall from the actual Masquerade event. Pastrami Nation dove right in to heart of Nerd Prom, and this is what we found.

SDCC 2012: Holy Batmobiles, Batman!

A man needs his car. Just outside of the SDCC held a sight to see: every Batmobile, on display for the public. From the Adam West Batman series to Batman Forever to Christopher Nolan’s Bat trilogy, they were all there to see in person. Check out the most iconic car in comics, right here at…Read moreRead more

SDCC 2012: Marvel Legends

Marvel is definitely full of Legends. Hasbro showed off their waves releasing throughout this year and into the next, and the selection is indeed impressive. The third wave will in fact contain The Punisher/Blade Variant, Mystique/Moonstar Variant, Deadpool/Red Variant, Neo Classic Iron Man, Dr. Doom/FF Doom Variant, but no build a figure. Next year is…Read moreRead more

SDCC 2012: Diamond Select Brings Minimates of Street Fighter X Tekken, The Walking Dead, More Marvel Awesomeness

Great things do indeed come in small packages. Diamond Select Toys showed off a diverse group of their popular minimates franchise. A plethora of figures from Capcom’s Street Fighter X Tekken game, which includes minimates of Sagat and Kuma! Minimates based off of The Walking Dead comic series were shown as well, with characters like…Read moreRead more

Anthony Mackie in Talks to Play The Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Let that bitch go first.   Anthony Mackie, known this year for his role in Abraham Lincoln-Vampire Hunter and known to us here at Pastrami Nation as Papa Doc from his role in 8 Mile, is indeed in talks to play The Falcon in Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The Falcon was Marvel’s first…Read moreRead more

Kick Ass 2 Begins Shooting This Fall

The dime store super hero is back. Reports are in that the sequel to the Marvel Comic based not-so-superhero book is going to be shooting this fall, and that all of the principle cast will be reprising their roles. Kick Ass is the story of a young man with no powers at all, and yet…Read moreRead more

SDCC 2012: Eisner Award Winners!

and the Eisner goes to… It’s the biggest awards ceremony of the year for the comic book industry, The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, known better as simply the Eisners. It is the night to honor the best and brightest for the year, and to see who won was an amazing time.To give you a…Read moreRead more

SDCC 2012: Dark Horse Comics-To Hell You Ride!

Dark Horse never fails to amaze me. At SDCC, they announced quite a few projects, one being Millennium star Lance Henriksen’s To Hell You Ride! Check out the press release below, and make sure to visit Dark Horse online for more info by going HERE. #SDCC: DARK HORSE DEBUTS LANCE HENRIKSEN’S TO HELL YOU RIDE!…Read moreRead more

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in Talks to Play DC Comic's Lobo

Here comes the Main Man!!! When a fan on Twitter asked the great one if the rumors are true of him in negotiations to play DC Comic’s intergalactic bounty hunter, Lobo. Here is what The Rock replied: “Rumors of me possibly playing LOBO are true. Joel Silver and Brad Peyton working on it now. That…Read moreRead more

SDCC 2012: DC Comic's Injustice Adds Nightwing and Cyborg

Here comes a new challenger! I know, wrong game, but still fitting. At SDCC, it was announced that the new DC Comic’s fighter, Injustice: Gods Among Us, has added two more characters to the roster. Joining Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Harley Quinn and Solomon Grundy are Nightwing and Cyborg! Not a big surprise…Read moreRead more

SDCC 2012: AMC'S The Walking Dead Season 3 Trailer

The dead aren’t the only thing to fear. Check out the premiere trailer for the third season of AMC’s The Walking Dead, which is, of course, based off of the Image Comic by Robert Kirkman. HUGE trailer, with lots of WHOA moments. The Walking Dead returns this October. For more information on the show, check…Read moreRead more

SDCC 2012: Marvel's Upcoming Films-Ant Man, Iron Man 3, Thor 2, Captain America 2

Marvel is on a roll! At Saturday’s Marvel Films panel, Marvel showed off the titles and release dates for its upcoming films, with a few surprises. The big surprise for us came in the form of the announced Ant Man, which has been in the works forever. To be directed by Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim…Read moreRead more