C.O.W.L. Features The First Superhero Labor Union

By Staff Reports This May, Kyle Higgins (Batman, Nightwing), Alec Siegel (Captain America, Avengers), and Rod Reis (Justice League) take readers back to 1960s Chicago, in a time when the once-celebrated superhero labor union C.O.W.L. struggles to maintain their public image and regain the confidence of the people. A rise in “super powered” individuals dates…Read moreRead more

The Gods are Reincarnated in the Wicked and The Divine

By Staff Reports What if every 90 years the gods were reincarnated? Coming this 2014, Kieron Gillen (THREE, PHONOGRAM, Young Avengers) and Jamie McKelvie (PHONOGRAM, SUBURBAN GLAMOUR, Young Avengers) team up to infuse new life into the old mythological characters in THE WICKED AND THE DIVINE. The new ongoing series will feature guest creators and…Read moreRead more

Tech Jacket Returns To Image Comics With An All New Miniseries

By Staff Reports The fan-favorite series TECH JACKET, returns with an all-new three-issue digital miniseries. Written by Joe Keatinge (GLORY, HELL YEAH) and drawn by Khary Randolph (Spider-Man, Hellboy), this miniseries is the perfect introduction to Kirkman and EJ Su’s exciting superhero. “Tech Jacket has always been near and dear to my heart and I’ve…Read moreRead more

Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips Sign Unprecedented Dead with Image Comics to have Five Years of Free Reign

By Staff Reports Starting with the new ongoing series THE FADE OUT, Brubaker and Phillips will have complete freedom, creative control, and ownership Ed Brubaker (Batman, Captain America, FATALE, CRIMINAL) and Sean Phillips (FATALE, Sleeper) and Image Comics have signed an unprecedented deal in comics publishing, a five year deal to do anything they want…Read moreRead more

Brandon Graham’s 8House, A Series of Science Fiction Miniseries

By Staff Reports In 2014, Brandon Graham (PROPHET, ELEPHANTMEN) will team up with four different creators to bring a series of science-fiction/fantasy miniseries set in a world ruled by eight houses to life. The first of the series will be 8HOUSE: KIEM, written by Graham and drawn by Xurxo Penalta and follows a soldier who…Read moreRead more

Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham’s NAMELESS is Coming…


Shutter-An All-New Urban Fantasy Adventure

By Staff Reports Marvel Knights: Hulk and Glory writer Joe Keatinge teams up with artist Leila del Duca for her Image Comics debut in an all-new ongoing series combining urban fantasy and globe-spanning adventure, SHUTTER. Kate Kristopher, once the most famous explorer on Earth—an Earth that’s far more fantastical than the one we know, filled…Read moreRead more

Wytches Will Put Blood-Curdling Spin On Mythology of Witches

By Staff Reports Scott Snyder (Batman, Superman Unchained, SEVERED) and Jock (Batman, Wolverine, SNAPSHOT) will team up for a new, ongoing horror series called WYTCHES. Everything you thought you knew about witches is wrong. They are much darker, and they are much more horrifying. WYTCHES takes the mythology of witches to a far creepier, bone-chilling…Read moreRead more

Pastrami Comic Review: Star Wars- Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows #1

Review by Jason R. Smith-Pastrami Nation Writer: Tim Siedel Artist: Gabriel Guzman Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Released: December 2013 Website: www.darkhorse.com The first issue to Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows takes place a few months before and a few months after the events we know as Star Wars: Revenge of The…Read moreRead more

There is a Disturbance in the Force: Star Wars Comics Go Back To Marvel in 2015, Departs From Dark Horse

By Nolan P. Smith Pastrami Nation (Victorville)– There is a disturbance in the force. Today, both Disney/Marvel and Dark Horse announced that the Star Wars franchise of comics will be leaving Dark Horse in 2015, and going back to Marvel Comics. This move was anticipated when Disney purchased Marvel, and now we know the official…Read moreRead more

Thor: The Dark World Hits Digital 3D and Digital HD February 4th & on Blu-Ray, DVD and On Demand February 25th

By Nolan P. Smith Pastrami Nation (California)– This February, bring home one of the best releases of 2013 with the next chapter for Marvel’s God of Thunder, Thor! Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World arrives on 3D Combo Pack, Single-Disc Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand February 25th and will be available on Digital 3D and Digital…Read moreRead more

Chaos Unleashed in DEADPOOL VS. CARNAGE #1!

By Staff Reports (New York)– This April, the Marvel Universe’s two craziest psychos go toe-to-toe in bombastic DEADPOOL VS. CARNAGE #1 – from blockbuster writer Cullen Bunn and red-hot artist Salva Espin! And you better believe it’s gonna be bloody! Carnage is on the warpath – moving across country, butchering as he goes! The authorities…Read moreRead more

The Walking Dead Mid Season Premiere Poster Revealed- Don’t Look Back

By Nolan P. Smith Pastrami Nation (California)– AMC revealed the poster for the 2014 return of The Walking Dead today. The poster features Rick Grimes and his son Carl, as well as the line Rick told his son at the end of the mid season finale: Don’t Look Back. The Walking Dead returns with all-new…Read moreRead more

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Actor James Avery Passes Away at the Age of 65

By Nolan P. Smith Pastrami Nation (California)– James Avery, the head of the Banks family in the sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, has passed away at the age of 65. Avery, best known for his role on The Fresh Prince, passed away at a Los Angeles hospital on December 31st, according to reports. His…Read moreRead more

Disney and Marvel Studios Release New Photos and Info on 2014 Marvel Films

By Nolan P. Smith Pastrami Nation (Victorville)– Disney and Marvel Studios released new stills of three of the films slated to hit this year: Captain America-The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy and Big Hero 6. The photo of Guardians of the Galaxy shows the first official photo of the cast, which to me looks…Read moreRead more

Don’t Drink and Drive- Check out Marc Tomassi-Save a Life

By Nolan P. Smith Pastrami Nation (Victorville)– With today being New Year’s Eve, all of us at Pastrami Nation would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! Also, we would like to urge everyone to be responsible: please don’t drink and drive. Too many lives have been shattered by intoxicated driving, so if you…Read moreRead more

The Amazing Spider-Man Swings into Times Square for New Year’s Eve Celebration as the Official Super Hero of Times Square 2014 on Times Square’s Video Screens, World Pool Feed and Live Webcast

By Staff Reports (New York)—Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment, co-organizers of Times Square New Year’s Eve, announced today that Spider-Man, New York’s very own super hero, will be named the Official Super Hero of Times Square 2014. He will take part in the Ball Drop celebration, and events leading up to the big night…Read moreRead more

Pastrami Flick Review: 47 Ronin

By Nolan P. Smith Pastrami Nation (Apple Valley)— The legend of the 47 ronin is well known across the globe, as a group of masterless samurais went on a journey to avenge their fallen master and restore honor to their names. The film 47 Ronin is loosely based on this story of honor, but does…Read moreRead more

Pastrami Flick Review: Walking With Dinosaurs 3D

By Nolan P. Smith Pastrami Nation (Apple Valley)— Ever wonder what it would be like to walk among the dinosaurs? To be face to face with the prehistoric beasts that wandered the Earth all those years ago? That’s the hook for Walking with Dinosaurs 3D, but does stand tall? Or should it have remained in…Read moreRead more

Archaia Announces Alyssa Milano’s Cyber Thriller Limited Series Hacktivist

By Staff Reports (Los Angeles)– Award-winning publisher Archaia Entertainment, an imprint of BOOM! Studios, is excited to announce that Alyssa Milano’s HACKTIVIST will debut as a new, four-issue limited series in January. Set in the world of tech entrepreneurs and social media, HACKTIVIST is the story of two friends who operate one of the largest…Read moreRead more

Dark Horse Comic’s Furious Hits This January

Check out some more pin ups for Dark Horse Comic’s Furious!!! I’ve been a fan of Glass and Santos for awhile now, and this title looks like its going to be amazing!

Pastrami Flick Review: The Hobbit-The Desolation of Smaug

By Nolan P. Smith Pastrami Nation (Apple Valley)— The Lord of the Rings trilogy was a runaway hit, leaving fans wanting more from J.R.R. Tolkien’s universe. So when it was announced that Peter Jackson, the director behind the Lord of the Rings films, would be making two films based on the Tolkien prequel, The Hobbit,…Read moreRead more

The Legend of Zelda- Hyrule Historia Is Tops For 2013!

By Staff Reports (MILWAUKIE)– In a monumental year for entertainment, Dark Horse Comics has secured its place in video-game-art history with The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia™, which charted in the top ten as one of 2013’s best-selling books globally. In February, The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia soared to the top of the Nielsen…Read moreRead more

Archaia Casts A Spell with An Aurora Grimeon Story: Will O’ The Wisp

By Staff Reports (Los Angeles)– Award-winning publisher Archaia Entertainment, an imprint of BOOM! Studios, is thrilled to announce AN AURORA GRIMEON STORY: WILL O’ THE WISP, an original graphic novel debuting in January. From the creative team of writer Tom Hammock and artist Megan Hutchison (who both work as film production designers) comes an eerie…Read moreRead more

Boom! Studios Aims to Put a ‘Curse’ On Horror Comics

By Staff Reports (Los Angeles)– Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is excited to announce the January debut of its newest horror comic series, CURSE, which puts a fresh twist on the werewolf mythology. The title features a creative team who are no strangers to the horror genre: writers Michael Moreci (Hoax Hunters) and Tim Daniel (Enormous),…Read moreRead more

Dark Horse Announces An Original Graphic Novel From New York Times Best Selling Authors Matt Kindt and Brian Hurtt

By Staff Reports (MILWAUKIE)– Matt Kindt, the award-winning, New York Times best-selling author of MIND MGMT and Red Handed, and Brian Hurtt, the award-winning, New York Times best-selling artist of The Sixth Gun and The Damned, are soon to publish Poppy! and the Lost Lagoon, the first in a new graphic novel series for children….Read moreRead more

A Universe of Terror Drawn To One World | Beginning June 2014


Merry Christmas from Pastrami Nation!

We would like to wish all of you a Merry Christmas!!! We thank you all for reading Pastrami Nation, and we have big plans for the new year!!! -Pastrami Nation

Pastrami Flick Review: Frozen

By Nolan P. Smith Pastrami Nation (Apple Valley)—Walt Disney Animation Studios have produced some of the most memorable fairy tale based animated films of all time. The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid: the list goes on and on. Now, in 2013, Disney brings another fairy tale to life with Frozen; does…Read moreRead more

Atmosphere- Always Coming Back Home To You (Lyric Video)

By Nolan P. Smith-Pastrami Nation “The clouds ran away, opened up the sky, and one by one, I watched every constellation die…” Atmosphere is one of the rap games most dynamic duos: the team of Slug and Ant have entertained the rap scene for years, so much that the 10-anniversary edition of the album, Seven’s…Read moreRead more