Rob Cham’s National Book Award-winning Series Returns with an All-new Adventure

By Staff Reports This month, we learn to enjoy the silence. Buño Books is proud to announce the release of Lost by Rob Cham, the gorgeously illustrated second book in the silent graphic novel series and follow-up to the National Children’s Book Award-winning title, Light. When the two best friends, Backpacker and Tear, fall through…Read moreRead more

Celebrate 20 Years of Healing and Homage with Halloween Man

Halloween Man

By Staff Reports Celebrate 20 years with one of underground comics’ most enduring characters, Halloween Man! The comic written and created by 2020 Ringo Award nominee, Drew Edwards, offers up a special jam issue Halloween Man: Beyond October which features an amazing roster of up-and-coming and mainstream artists including John Sowder, Jason Wilson, Paulo Hernandez,…Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: Vlad Dracul #1

By Kevin Hoskinson When people hear the name Dracula, visions of a mysterious, caped, bloodthirsty vampire pop into their heads, that image comes from the Bram Stoker version of the character, one who bears little resemblance to the real-life figure who inspired the character. And due to numerous films, comics, paintings, and even video games,…Read moreRead more

You Can Now Eat the Meat of Pop Culture- Apollo Burger Announces the Pastrami Nation Sandwich

By Nolan P. Smith On our Feb. 1st podcast, we announced to the world that you can now take a bite out of the meat of pop culture, as Apollo Burger has named a sandwich after Pastrami Nation! I can’t really express what this means to us, as Apollo Burger is easily the best burger…Read moreRead more

Movie Review: Bad Boys For Life

By Kevin Hoskinson It’s been nearly 20 years since Detectives Mike Lowery and Marcus Burnett have been seen on the big screen. Since Bad Boys 2 was released in 2003, there has been talk about a possible sequel. Understandably, stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence were waiting for the perfect story to be able to…Read moreRead more

Vin Diesel’s BLOODSHOT Takes Over Free Comic Book Day

By Staff Reports To celebrate Free Comic Book Day on May 2nd, Valiant Entertainment is releasing the can’t-miss VALIANT 2020: THE YEAR OF HEROES FCBD SPECIAL! Featuring Vin Diesel’s upcoming blockbuster turn as BLOODSHOT on the cover, the must-read issue includes two captivating original adventures: an explosive BLOODSHOT story by New York Times bestselling writer TIM SEELEY (Grayson) and phenomenal…Read moreRead more

First Ever LightBox Expo Comes to Pasadena

By Nolan P. Smith There is a new pop culture event for fans to look to this weekend as the inaugural LightBox Expo Pasadena Convention Center September 6th-8th. Created by character designer and illustrator Bobby Chiu, the team at Schoolism, and Emerald City Comic Con founder Jim Demonakos, the LightBox Expo is a celebration of…Read moreRead more

Never Gone Review: The Unexpected Road of Life

By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Nolan P. Smith I had the opportunity to watch a brand new play, written and directed by Michael Barrett. Barrett is a name well known in the theater community here in the High Desert, as well as across the Inland Empire. Barrett’s original play, Never Gone, is an emotional,…Read moreRead more

Scout Comics is Proud to Announce White Ash! (Plus a Midnight Sky bonus!!)

By Staff Reports Scout Comics has announced their latest series, White Ash, as well as a SDCC promotion with White Ash and another big Scout release, Midnight Sky! Set in a small smudge of a town in Western Pennsylvania, WHITE ASH follows Aleck Zwerg, the frustrated but charismatic son of a coal miner, who long…Read moreRead more

Video Game Review: Kingdom Hearts 3

By Steven Seggerman Before I go breaking any hearts, warning, there will be spoilers ahead! Kingdom Hearts is a series confusing even to it’s more die-hard fans, but die-hard fans it has aplenty. It’s been almost two decades, and now a dozen different installments, but we finally have the conclusive(?) game we’ve been waiting for….Read moreRead more

Meat Boy Enters the Meat Space with Collectable Card Game Super Meat Boy: Rival Rush

By Staff Reports Acclaimed indie developer Team Meat has brought its beloved platforming mascot Meat Boy to the tabletop space for the first time in the CCG Super Meat Boy: Rival Rush. Super Meat Boy: Rival Rush is a one versus one nonstop fast paced no holds barred finger blistering every card for themselves showdown…Read moreRead more

The Con of All Cons- San Diego Comic Con 2017

What booths made the biggest splash at SDCC? Read On! By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Nolan P. Smith and Jason T. Smith This past week, San Diego became the hub for pop culture once again as Comic Con International brought the San Diego Comic Con in full force. The convention, which ran from Wednesday…Read moreRead more

The Inhumans Take To The Stars – Your First Look at Royals #1!

Marvel’s Royal Family Takes Center Stage in Royals By Staff Reports A myth from the future. A quest to the farthest stars. A legend written across galaxies. This April, the Inhuman royal family departs on an odyssey to save their race in ROYALS #1 – the brand-new series from fan-favorite writer Al Ewing (The Ultimates,…Read moreRead more

Doctor Who: The Third Doctor #1 Review- The Doctor is In

Publisher: Titan Comics Writer: Paul Cornell Artist: Christopher Jones From Titan Comics comes a very welcome blast from the past. Doctor Who #1 brings Whovians back to the days of John Pertwee’s 3rd Doctor with his trusty companion Jo Grant and all of time and space to explore. After earning his TARDIS privileges back from…Read moreRead more

World of Tanks: Roll Out! Comic Book Issue #1 and Premium Tanks Release on August 31

World War II inspired story for World of Tanks penned by legendary comic icon Garth Ennis advances to retailers By Staff Reports– Wargaming and Dark Horse Comics announced today that the highly anticipated first issue of the World of Tanks: Roll Out comic series will hit comic book stores and digital distribution on August 31st….Read moreRead more

Hillbilly #1 Review- Powell’s Back with Another Supernatural Hit

Eric Powell Creates Another Likeable Loner with Hillbilly Review by Nolan P. Smith Eric Powell is one of my favorite comic book creators. If you don’t know who the man is, then stop what you are doing and go check out his amazing series The Goon from Dark Horse Comics. So when I saw he…Read moreRead more

4 Kids Walk Into a Bank #2 Review- Business Picked Up

4 Kids Walk Into a Bank

4 Kids Walk Into a Bank Continues to Walk with Greatness Review by Nolan P. Smith With the sophomore issue for Black Mask Studios’ 4 Kids Walk Into a Bank, we get more superb characterization, dialogue, and some major occurrences that put this book passed the speed limit before you know it. From writer Matthew…Read moreRead more

Valiant Reveals Record-Setting Jam Cover for X-O Manowar #50 – Coming in September

50 epic issues. 50 superstar artists. 50 X-O Manowars. One colossal cover for X-O Manowar #50 (By Staff Reports)– Valiant is proud to announce the X-O MANOWAR #50 All-Star Jam Cover – the biggest-ever jam cover in comics history, featuring 50 major comics talents in celebration of 50 earthshaking issues for Valiant’s flagship series! Debuting…Read moreRead more

Shoryuken! UDON’s Street Fighter Unlimited to be Collected in Hardcover Volumes

Street Fighter Unlimited Vol. 1 Hardcover Dragon Punching its way into stores in July (By Staff Reports) – Are you ready for a whole new way to experience Street Fighter Unlimited, UDON Entertainment’s latest ongoing Street Fighter comic? Perhaps the monthly format just isn’t for you, and you’d rather settle in with several issues at once without having to…Read moreRead more

4001 A.D.: X-O Manowar #1 Review

X-O Manowar survives to 4001 A.D., but in what form? By Nolan P. Smith When Valiant Entertainments latest story line, 4001 A.D. kicked off, we saw a very different universe with some familiar faces, and familiar names:like the X-O Manowar mech suit used during the “War of the X-O Manowars”, which was stated in a…Read moreRead more

Famed Comic Book Creator Darwyn Cooke Dies at Age 53

By Nolan P. Smith It is with a heavy heart that I report that Darwyn Cooke, legendary comic book creator and artist, has passed away following a long battle with cancer. He died Saturday morning at his home in Florida. He was 53 years old. Cooke’s artistic style is easily one of the most recognizable…Read moreRead more

McFarlane Toys Huddles up with EA Sports to Give Gamers a New Way to Enjoy the Madden Ultimate Team in Madden NFL 17

Madden Ultimate Team

McFarlane Toys Announces Madden Ultimate Team Action Figure Series In conjunction with EA SPORTS, McFarlane Toys is excited to announce a new wave of collectible NFL action figures that will integrate with the Madden Ultimate Team mode in the immensely popular Madden NFL 17 videogame. Each individual figure will come with a redemption code that…Read moreRead more

Call of Cthulhu: The Official Video Game Images Creep Out of the Darkness

Call of Cthulhu

True horror awaits in the atmospheric Darkwater Island in Call of Cthulhu Call of Cthulhu, the official video game adaptation of Chaosium’s pen & paper RPG of the same name, unveils 2 new images today from Darkwater Island. It is a disturbing place that players will have to explore during their investigation while Cthulhu, the…Read moreRead more

Batman: The Killing Joke Hits DVD and Blu-Ray in August, Check out the Trailer Now

Batman: The Killing Joke

DC’s First Ever R-Rated Animated Feature Brings to Life the Classic Graphic Novel, Batman: The Killing Joke (By Staff Reports)– Delve into the demented history of the Dark Knight’s arch nemesis – The Joker – as he sets out to prove insanity is only a horrifying moment away for anyone in the latest DC Universe…Read moreRead more

Twelfth Doctor’s Second Sonic Screwdriver Blasts into North America

The 12th Doctor’s Second  Trusty Sonic Screwdriver Can Now Be Yours After months of speculation, BBC Worldwide North America announces Doctor Who’s Twelfth Doctor Second Sonic Screwdriver went on sale Thursday, May 12th, shipping exclusively in the U.S. for $29.98 from BBC Shop US and Doctor Who Shop US and in Canada for  $37.98 from …Read moreRead more

Black Eyed Kids #1 Review- Eerily Entertaining

AfterShock’s Black Eyed Kids Debuts Strong By Nolan P. Smith AfterShock Comics rang in its one year anniversary with a bang, releasing diverse, yet outstanding titles. One of these books is Black Eyed Kids, from AfterShock Publisher Joe Pruett and artist Szymon Kudranski. This title is extremely different from anything AfterShock currently publishes. This is…Read moreRead more

First International Flight Date Set for BB-8 ANA JET

First Haneda- Los Angeles Flight Scheduled for March 29 for BB-8 (By Staff Reports)– ANA, Japan’s largest airline, announced today the inaugural flight of the final of three aircraft decorated with special Star Wars livery. Part of the previously announced ANA STAR WARS™ Project the last aircraft, the BB-8™ ANA JET (Boeing 777-300), featuring the…Read moreRead more

Merry Christmas from Pastrami Nation! 

   On behalf of all of us at Pastrami Nation, I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!  Check out the amazing holiday artwork from Valiant Entertainment by the talented Tom Fowler! 

Dark Horse to Publish “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: A Complete Guide to the Classic Animated Adventures”

By Staff Reports Following the critically acclaimed release of The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Minicomic Collection, Dark Horse and Mattel are set to deliver another must-have book in 2016: He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: A Complete Guide to the…Read moreRead more

Valiant Previews: THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE: SECOND LIVES #1 (of 4) | BLOODSHOT REBORN #9 |RAI #12 – On Sale December 23rd

By Staff Reports Valiant Entertainment has three massive books hitting on December 23rd, including the highly anticipated Death Defying Doctor Mirage: Second Lives #1! Check out a preview for Doctor Mirage, Bloodshot Reborn #9, and Rai #12. THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE: SECOND LIVES #1 (of 4) Written by JEN VAN METER Art by ROBERTO DE…Read moreRead more