Side-Scrolling, Brawling and Button-Mashing Inspire Burn The Orphanage

By Staff Reports With the publication of BURN THE ORPHANAGE VOLUME 1: BORN TO LOSE in May, Image Comics will show readers that revenge is a dish best served with blazing side-scroller-style action. In the ‘80s-tastic graphic novel inspired by video games like Double Dragon and Streets of Rage, Sina Grace (THE LI’L DEPRESSED BOY,…Read moreRead more

Every Spider-Man in History Unite for SPIDER-VERSE!

By Staff Reports This November, prepare for every Spider-Man…ever! Marvel is proud to announce Spider-Verse, the biggest Spider-Man story of the year from New York Times Best-Selling Spider-Scribe Dan Slott and blockbuster artist Olivier Coipel! Kicking off this November in Amazing Spider-Man #9 (with a special lead-in story on Free Comic Book Day), Slott and…Read moreRead more

All the Wonderful Worlds of Disney Come Together at the D23 Expo-The Ultimate Disney Fan Event-August 14-16, 2015

By Staff Reports (PORTLAND, Ore.) – March 18, 2014 – All the magic and excitement of the past, present, and future of Disney entertainment will come together once again under one roof when D23: The Official Disney Fan Club presents the D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center the weekend of Aug. 14–16, 2015. Each…Read moreRead more

Tomb Raider: The Definitive Edition Review

Developer: Crystal Dynamics Publisher: Square Enix Platform: X-Box One, PlayStation 4 Review by Nolan P. Smith (Victorville, CA)— In March 2013, Square Enix released the relaunch of their Tomb Raider franchise, and it was met with great reception. But with the next generation of consoles upon us, Square Enix decided to release a Definite Edition…Read moreRead more

“The Last Tinker: City of Colors” Explodes onto Console Platforms, PC, Mac and Linux this Summer

By Staff Reports (San Francisco) — Unity Games and independent developer Mimimi Productions are pleased to announce that its award-winning 3D action adventure The Last Tinker: City of Colors, will debut on console and digital download service Steam for PC, Mac and Linux in summer 2014. In a world where creativity has given way to…Read moreRead more

ULTRA COMBO!!! Killer Instinct Review

Developer: Double Helix Games, Rare LTD Publisher: Microsoft Studios Platform: X-Box One Review by Jason T. Smith (Victorville, CA)— Anyone who is a fan of fighting games knows the name of Killer Instinct. A classic game for the Super Nintendo and Nintendo 64, the game was a hit back when arcades were all the rage….Read moreRead more

The Fiery Fist Strikes in Your New Look at IRON FIST: THE LIVING WEAPON #1!

By Staff Reports This April, the fist of K’un Lun returns in IRON FIST: THE LIVING WEAPON #1, an all-new series written and drawn by comics superstar Kaare Andrews! And you’ve never seen an Iron Fist like this before! High above the city of New York in his multi-million dollar penthouse, Danny Rand a.k.a. Iron…Read moreRead more

Dark Horse Announces Participating Hellboy Day Stores

By Staff Reports (MILWAUKIE, OR)– March 22 marks the twentieth anniversary of Mike Mignola’s career-defining release of Hellboy: Seed of Destruction #1. After the character’s somewhat humble beginnings in an eight-page feature in Dark Horse’s San Diego Comic-Con Comics special, Seed of Destruction would begin the long life of the beloved “beast of the apocalypse.”…Read moreRead more

Video Game Review: Lego Marvel Super Heroes

By Jason T. Smith Developer: TT Games Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Systems: X-Box One, PlayStation 4, X-Box 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, PC, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS (Victor Valley)— Legos, the building blocks of creativity. Many of us played with them when we were kids, building creations that weren’t on any instructions,…Read moreRead more

Hail Toshiro! Check Out An Original Steampunk Horror Graphic Novel From Jai Nitz

By Staff Reports (MILWAUKIE, OR)—Genres collide in an adventure where steam-powered tanks clash with katanas in the new graphic novel Toshiro from writer Jai Nitz (Dream Thief) and artist Janusz Pawlak! “Toshiro bends and blends genres to make something altogether new. Janusz and I wanted to play with Victorian steampunk, alternate history, Lovecraftian monsters, and…Read moreRead more

The New Godzilla Trailer Is Here!

By Nolan P. Smith (Victorville, CA)– “You have no idea what’s coming…” Check out the latest trailer for Godzilla! From Legendary Pictures comes the latest installment in the amazing history of the main monster himself, Godzilla! Starring Bryan Cranston, the film hits theaters this May! [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIu85WQTPRc]

DuckTales: Remastered Review

By Jason T. Smith Developer: WayForward Technologies Publisher: Capcom Systems: X-Box 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, PC (Victorville)—“Life is like a hurricane,” many of us remember the familiar show tune line from the animated series DuckTales, which ran from 1987-1990 on the Disney Afternoon programming block. In the midst of the animated series, a game…Read moreRead more

Who Wins The War? The Shield Vs. The Wyatt Family

By Nolan P. Smith Pastrami Nation (Victorville)– Tonight is the night, this is it. Tonight is the WWE’s Elimination Chamber PPV, and at it is a clash of the factions. A battle of the trios. Tonight, The Shield take on the strange, massive Wyatt Family. This has been building for awhile now, and fans have…Read moreRead more

WWE’S Jake The Snake Roberts Has Cancer- Emergency Surgery This Week

By Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)– Soon to be WWE Hall of Famer Jake “The Snake” Roberts has broke the news that he has cancer, and will be going in for emergency surgery Tuesday. The news was broken by TMZ, as the former pro-wrestler showed no signs of quit, stating that nothing will keep him…Read moreRead more

New Event Miniseries Heroes Reborn Comes To NBC in 2015

By Staff Reports (Universal City, CA)–  NBC is bringing back its conquering “Heroes.” An iconic series that still commands a rabid fan base, “Heroes” will return to the network in 2015 as an event miniseries with original creator and executive producer Tim Kring at the helm, it was announced today by NBC Entertainment President Jennifer…Read moreRead more

Pastrami Movie Review: The Lego Movie

Review by Nolan P. Smith (Victorville)—This time of the year is usually pretty slow in regards to films being released on the big screen. This three-month window, from January to March, is usually a bit sluggish, with no real blockbusters gracing the screen. Well, The Lego Movie has gone against that notion, and shows why…Read moreRead more

Pastrami Video Game Review: Call of Duty-Ghosts

Developer: Infinity Ward Publisher: Activision Platform: X-Box One, X-Box 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and Windows Review by Nolan P. Smith (Victorville, CA)—The Call of Duty franchise has become a franchise in the video game industry. Every year, gamers across the globe clamor for the latest installment, whether they are single player fans…Read moreRead more

The Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer is Here!

By Nolan P. Smith Pastrami Nation (Victorville)– Never fear, the Guardians of the Galaxy are here! Wait, who? That might be the response from many of you, but get ready for another heroic tale in the mighty Marvel manner we have all come to love. Just released, check out the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer!…Read moreRead more

SUBSTRATA. One Dark Fantasy Game. 80 Original Visions. From UDON Entertainment

By Staff Reports What happens when over 80 creators from the world’s top video game studios join forces to create the ultimate dark fantasy game? The answer is SUBSTRATA, a brilliant new art book collecting designs for the heroes, enemies, and landscapes of this hypothetical new game world… SUBSTRATA is the brainchild of illustrator Paul…Read moreRead more

Ashley Wood and T.P. Louise Come Together To Fight The Beautiful War

By Staff Reports (San Diego, CA)– 2014 marks both IDW Publishing’s 15th anniversary and the return of one its most integral and beloved creators, Ashley Wood (Popbot, World War Robot). This May, Wood and writer T.P. Louise, his co-conspirator on Lore (now in development as a major motion picture), launch an all-new, ongoing bi-monthly series,…Read moreRead more

Disney Consumer Products Ready To Capture Boy’s Imaginations And Dominate Toy Aisles In 2014

By Staff Reports (NEW YORK)– During an action-packed event on Monday, February 17, at the 2014 American International Toy Fair, Disney Consumer Products unveiled its dynamic product lines that will dominate boys toy aisles this year with offerings inspired by highly anticipated content: Disney’s Planes: Fire & Rescue, Star Wars Rebels, Marvel’s Guardians of the…Read moreRead more

VIZ Media Releases Naruto Shippuden The Movie: Blood Prison on DVD and Blu-Ray

By Staff Reports (San Francisco, CA)– VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, delivers a thrilling dose of ninja action with the Blu-ray/DVD release of NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE: BLOOD PRISON on February 18th. The new release is rated ‘TV-14’ and will carry a…Read moreRead more

Breaking Bad- The Facebook-A Look Back Video Version

By Nolan P. Smith (Victorville)– If you are on the social media giant known as Facebook, then you have no doubt seen the anniversary videos Facebook put together for everyone. It shows quick, snapshots of your time on Facebook, and can be pretty cool. Or pretty dull. Or in this case: pretty amazing. Check out…Read moreRead more

Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company Present The Grandmaster on Blu-Ray and DVD

By Staff Reports (BEVERLY HILLS, CA) – Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company announced today the Blu-ray™ and DVD release of THE GRANDMASTER from writer and director Wong Kar Wai (HAPPY TOGETHER, IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE AND MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS). Presented by Martin Scorsese, THE GRANDMASTER, recently made the Oscar Best Foreign-Language Film Shortlist…Read moreRead more

Psych Is In Final Season: Finale This March

By Nolan P. Smith (Victorville)– Watching the latest episode of Psych was bittersweet, as James Roday and Dule Hill appeared after the episode in a video segment and informed the world that the current season of Psych will be its last. The show is currently in its eighth season, and will come to close March…Read moreRead more

Monsters & Titans: Battling Boy On Tour

By Staff Reports Paul Pope’s new graphic novel BATTLING BOY debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestselling list, and the original art is now the focus of a series of traveling art exhibits in the United States and Europe. Now Paul Pope enthusiasts can enjoy MONSTERS & TITANS: BATTLING BOY ON TOUR, a…Read moreRead more

Dark Horse Takes Home Six Spots On The 2014 YALSA Great Graphic Novels For Teens List

By Staff Reports (MILWAUKIE, OR)—Last week, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) committee published their much-anticipated 2014 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list, adding, for the first time, a top-ten list. Not surprisingly, given the tremendous success of Dark Horse’s 2013 publishing line, the publisher landed six titles on this year’s list, with two…Read moreRead more

Special Edition Details Surface And Ninjas Clash In All New Images For Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z

By Staff Reports Tecmo Koei America today announced details for the Special Edition of YAIBA: NINJA GAIDEN Z. The Special Edition, containing exciting free extras, will be available at launch in limited supply for fans that purchase the retail game for either the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft or PlayStation®3 computer…Read moreRead more

Dark Horse Announces The Sakai Project

By Staff Reports (MILWAUKIE, OR)– The most amazing artists in the world have come together to celebrate thirty years of Stan Sakai’s marvelous samurai rabbit saga, Usagi Yojimbo, in a new oversized hardcover benefit book: The Sakai Project: Artists Celebrate Thirty Years of “Usagi Yojimbo”. “It has been an absolute pleasure publishing Stan’s work over…Read moreRead more

Homestar Runner in 3 Minutes

By Nolan P. Smith-Pastrami Nation Yeah, you stay over there. Many of us remember the internet sensation known as Homestar Runner. It had the animated shorts, it had games, and it had the amazing Strong Bad emails. Well, now is the time to relive those moments with Homestar Runner, in three minutes. Check out Brock…Read moreRead more