Valiant Entertainment and Threadless Join Forces for Mental Health Awareness Month

Valiant’s own Faith graces a limited edition shirt in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month By Staff Reports To mark the 68th annual Mental Health Awareness Month during the month of May, award-winning comic book publisher Valiant Entertainment and Threadless Artist Shops will offer a selection of limited-edition t-shirts featuring Faith, Valiant’s groundbreaking comic book […]

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Scum and Villainy Cantina Celebrates May the Fourth by Extending Thru June

The galaxy’s watering hole cesspool Scum and Villainy extends through June By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– The Scum & Villainy Cantina, the popular pop-up intergalactic experience that has been virtually sold out for its initial two-month run, is extending its inaugural activation through June 2017, proprietor J.C. Reifenberg announced Monday night at the Hollywood establishment.

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One with the Force Now- Carrie Fisher Passes Away at Age 60

Beloved Star Wars Icon, Author and Advocate Carrie Fisher Leaves Behind An Unbelievable Legacy By Nolan P. Smith The news gushed in from every media outlet: on December 27th, the world lost Carrie Fisher. The actress and author is best known for her iconic role in the Star Wars universe, portraying the strong willed Princess […]

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ABC News & Marvel Comics Announce Collaboration with MADAYA MOM

All-New Digital Comic MADAYA MOM Tells the True Story of a Family’s Fight for Survival Inside Syria By Staff Reports ABC News and Marvel today announced MADAYA MOM, an original digital comic detailing the harrowing true story of one family’s struggle to survive in the besieged Syrian town of Madaya. An extraordinary tale of courage and […]

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Remember Those We Lost This Memorial Day

By Nolan P. Smith As our three day weekend for Memorial Day comes to a close, I would like to thank all those men and women who died serving our country. Freedom is not free, and for many, they paid the ultimate price so that we could enjoy the freedom that we seem to take […]

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Battle Rap: Award Winning Rapper Takes on Bullying, Self Harm Around the Globe

By Staff Reports Have you ever heard of a rapper being endorsed by Politicians, Police Departments, Paramedics, School Principals, Guidance Counselors, Teachers, Parents, Grandparents, Students, Mental Health Organizations, High Ranking Public Officials, Environmental Activists, and more? Well, Curtis Adams AKA “Unkle Adams” is definitely not your “average” Rapper. The Canada-born MC not only performs uplifting […]

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Comic Book Store Drought in the High Desert Ends as Two Shops Emerge

Comic Book Store Drought in the High Desert Ends as Two Shops Emerge Comic Book Store Drought in the High Desert Ends as Two Shops Emerge Top- Robert Lamphere from QBC Toys and MoreBottom- Henry and Cathy Henrich from Comic Cult HD By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Nolan P. Smith and Phillip Gutierrez (Victor […]

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Comic Book Store Drought in the High Desert Ends as Two Shops Emerge

Comic Book Store Drought in the High Desert Ends as Two Shops Emerge Comic Book Store Drought in the High Desert Ends as Two Shops Emerge Comic Book Store Drought in the High Desert Ends as Two Shops Emerge Comic Book Store Drought in the High Desert Ends as Two Shops Emerge Top- Robert Lamphere […]

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VIZ Media and Autodesk Announce Art for Hope: Nepal to Benefit Victims of the Devastating Himalayan Earthquake

By Staff Reports VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, has announced a special collaboration with leading design software company, Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), to release ART FOR HOPE: NEPAL, a poignant digital art anthology to benefit the victims of the devastating earthquakes that […]

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Reaching Out: Baby Brindan’s Memorial Fund

By Nolan P. Smith I would like to take a break from the usual pop culture greatness and talk about something, something that needs our help and attention. There’s a category on this website called “Life”, and this is exactly why we have that category. A friend of mine reached out to me this week […]

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2015 J-Pop Summit Announces Tech-Focused Keynotes, Panels, Pitch Events and “Idea-thons” Focusing on Internet of Things (IoT) and the Global Maker Movement

By Staff Reports The 2015 J-POP SUMMIT, the Japanese pop culture event held annually in San Francisco, augments its just-announced “Interactive Pavilion,” with a special series of technology-focused keynotes, panel discussions, “idea-thons,” and pitch events focusing on the burgeoning “Maker Movement” and the evolving Internet of Things (IoT) to be led by several notable technology […]

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SDCC 2015: Universal Studios Hollywood Brings the Terror of Crimson Peak, from Visionary Director Guillermo del Toro, to Life in an All-Original “Halloween Horror Nights” Maze Inspired by Legendary and Universal Pictures’ Highly-Anticipated Gothic Romance

By Staff Reports Legendary and Universal Pictures’ much-anticipated Crimson Peak, directed, co-written and produced by celebrated filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, will come to life in a terrifying new “Halloween Horror Nights” maze beginning Friday, September 18, 2015, at Universal Studios Hollywood, it was announced at the San Diego Comic Con. Crimson Peak opens in theaters […]

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Valiant and Swyft Media Announce Valiant Heroes Emoji Digital Stickers – Available Now in the iOS App Store and Google Play

By Staff Reports Valiant Entertainment is proud to announce it is working with Swyft Media, the company driving the emojification of brand marketing, to bring Valiant’s best-selling comic book icons directly to fans’ mobile devices around the world with the Valiant Heroes Emoji – the first in a new line of digital sticker packs featuring […]

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Veteran Actor Sir Christopher Lee Passes Away at 93

By Nolan P. Smith Actor extraordinaire Sir Christopher Lee passed away on Sunday, June 7th. News broke today as his wife held off on notifying the press to make sure all of the family was notified first. He was 93. Lee portrayed so many iconic characters in film: from Dracula, Sherlock Holmes (and Mycroft Holmes), […]

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Memorial Day 2015- Remember the Fallen

By Nolan P. Smith On behalf of everyone at Pastrami Nation, we would like wish everyone a fun, enjoyable and relaxing Memorial Day. Please remember why you have this time to relax with family and friends: if not for the brave men and women who served our county and made the ultimate sacrifice, we would […]

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The Flash Star Jesse L. Martin, the United Nations Association and Entertainment Weekly Senior Writer Anthony Breznican Join Pop Culture Anti-Bullying Coalition Panel at WonderCon Heroism IRL Panel Back by Popular Demand

By Staff Reports (Los Angeles, CA) – Learn how to convert kryptonite into your own personal strength with Pop Culture Anti-Bullying Coalition’s powerful panel, back at WonderCon at the Anaheim Convention Center by popular demand. Jesse L. Martin of The Flash and Law & Order and the United Nations Association San Diego President Bettina Hausmann […]

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Pro Wrestler Pedro Aguayo Dies During Match in Tijuana

By Nolan P. Smith Friday night, Mexican professional wrestler Pedro Aguayo, known as “El Hijo del Perro Aguayo”, died during a four way match in Tijuana. The match included former WWE Superstar Rey Mysterio Jr and former TNA star Manik. Check out the tragic video below. Aguayo was only 35 years old. Pedro Aguayo, known […]

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Leonard Nimoy Passes Away at Age 83

By Nolan P. Smith It is with deep regret that we report that Leonard Nimoy has passed away today at the age of 83. Nimoy, best known for his role as Spock in Star Trek, lost his battle with the end stages of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Everyone at Pastrami Nation would like to send […]

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Introducing the RIGHT HAND OF DOOM Beer

By Staff Reports To celebrate the 21st anniversary of Mike Mignola’s legendary Hellboy character, Dark Horse Comics and Rogue Ales have collaborated to create the RIGHT HAND OF DOOM, a limited edition beer that will be available online beginning February 22, 2015 at www.rogue.com. “When Dark Horse Comics published the first Hellboy story 21 years […]

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Oscar Winner Julia Roberts Attaches To Feature Remake Of BATKID BEGINS: THE WISH HEARD AROUND THE WORLD Documentary at Slamdance

By Staff Reports (Park City, UT) – As the excitement revs up in Park City, Submarine announced today that Julia Roberts is attached to the remake rights to the new documentary BATKID BEGINS: THE WISH HEARD AROUND THE WORLD – A DANA NACHMAN FILM on the eve of its world premiere at Slamdance Film Festival. […]

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Baymax, Star of Disney’s “Big Hero 6,” Named Most Huggable Character of 2015 on National Hugging Day!

By Staff Reports (BURBANK, CA) – After much deliberation and even more hugging, Baymax, the lovable personal companion robot and star of Walt Disney Animation Studio’s action-packed comedy adventure and Academy Award® Nominated film “Big Hero 6,” was today named Most Huggable Character of 2015 on National Hugging Day™! The coveted award was presented by […]

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