Best of 2015- Graphic Novels

By Nolan P. Smith The graphic novels released in 2015 have been superb- with so many quality books, it was hard to narrow it down to the great eight. But the honor can only go to a few, so here is Pastrami Nation’s Best of 2015- Graphic Novels, in no particular order. The Private Eye-…Read moreRead more

Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Dragons #1 Review- A Story for All

Review by Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)— Last year, Boom Studios via their Archaia Entertainment imprint brought the world an extension of the popular Storyteller from Jim Henson’s imagination with Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Witches. The four issue series took on different takes of witches- some good, some evil, and all entertaining. This year, the…Read moreRead more

‘Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Dragons’ Features Fiery Tales from Rising Stars

By Staff Reports From Jim Henson’s classic television show to the comic series, The Storyteller and his faithful dog have delighted and thrilled us with myths, legends, and stories from all over the world. Last year, Archaia, an imprint of award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios, teamed up with The Jim Henson Company to explore four different…Read moreRead more

‘Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Dragons’ Features Fiery Tales from Rising Stars

By Staff Reports From Jim Henson’s classic television show to the comic series, The Storyteller and his faithful dog have delighted and thrilled us with myths, legends, and stories from all over the world. Last year, Archaia, an imprint of award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios, teamed up with The Jim Henson Company to explore four different…Read moreRead more

True Magic Comes at a Heavy Cost in S.M. Vidaurri’s Archaia Original Graphic Novel, ‘Iscariot’

By Staff Reports If we’ve learned anything from fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen, it’s that magic powers usually have a hefty price attached. This October, S.M. Vidaurri (Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Witches, Iron: Or, the War After) brings us his new Archaia original graphic novel Iscariot, the story of Carson,…Read moreRead more

Long Walk to Valhalla Review: Walking with Greatness

Review by Nolan P. Smith Writer: Adam Smith Artist: Matt Fox Publisher: Boom! Studios/ Archaia Entertainment (Victor Valley)—Life can be a funny, difficult, tragic thing. We live, and we live thinking we did as much as we can, with dreams of a better and brighter tomorrow. But when God comes calling, we all must answer….Read moreRead more

Celebrate 10 Years of David Petersen’s ‘Mouse Guard’ with ‘The Art of Mouse Guard: 2005-2015’

By Staff Reports Archaia, an imprint of award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios, is pleased to announce the culmination of 10 years of David Petersen’s beloved Mouse Guard in The Art of Mouse Guard: 2005-2015. Since its debut in 2005, David Petersen’s Mouse Guard has been a New York Times bestseller, won numerous Eisner and Harvey awards,…Read moreRead more

Lantern City #1 Review- The Start to a Dark, Steampunk Ride

Review by Nolan P. Smith Writers: Paul Jenkins and Matthew Daley Art by Carlos Magno Created by Trevor Crafts (Victor Valley)—When Archaia Entertainment/ Boom! Studios announced Lantern City a few months ago, I was stoked. I love the Steampunk genre and all it entails, and the promo art I saw looked amazing. So how is…Read moreRead more

Bruce Boxleitner Headlines BOOM! Studios’ Presence at the First-Ever Atlantic City Boardwalk Con

By Staff Reports Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is excited to announce it will be exhibiting at the first-ever Atlantic City Boardwalk Con (ACBC), a new East Coast-based “Comic/Geek/Cosplay convention” that will take place at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey during the weekend of May 14-17. Bruce Boxleitner (Tron, Babylon 5),…Read moreRead more

Archaia and Macrocosm Bring Steampunk to Monthly Comics with 'Lantern City'

By Staff Reports (Los Angeles, CA) – Archaia, an imprint of award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios, and Macrocosm Entertainment are excited to announce the May debut of Lantern City, a new ongoing comic series created by Trevor Crafts, Bruce Boxleitner, and Matthew Daley. Written by Daley and Paul Jenkins (Fairy Quest), and illustrated by Carlos Magno…Read moreRead more

Archaia and Macrocosm Bring Steampunk to Monthly Comics with ‘Lantern City’

By Staff Reports (Los Angeles, CA) – Archaia, an imprint of award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios, and Macrocosm Entertainment are excited to announce the May debut of Lantern City, a new ongoing comic series created by Trevor Crafts, Bruce Boxleitner, and Matthew Daley. Written by Daley and Paul Jenkins (Fairy Quest), and illustrated by Carlos Magno…Read moreRead more

Archaia Collects 'The Realist' for the First Time in English

By Staff Reports Archaia, an imprint of award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios, is pleased to announce the April debut of acclaimed Israeli illustrator Asaf Hanuka’s autobiographical original graphic novel The Realist. Collecting Hanuka’s weekly strips in English for the first time, The Realist is an emotional, deeply personal commentary on his life and raising a family…Read moreRead more

BOOM! Studios and Macrocosm Entertainment to Launch Archaia's First Yearlong Series with the Steampunk 'Lantern City'

By Staff Reports Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce they are teaming up with Macrocosm Entertainment to publish Lantern City, a yearlong 12-issue maxi-series from the Archaia imprint that dives headfirst into the Steampunk genre. This will be the first single issue maxi-series published by Archaia since it first started publishing The Secret…Read moreRead more

Archaia and David Petersen Announce New Mouse Guard Collection for November

By Staff Reports Archaia, an award-winning imprint of publisher BOOM! Studios, and Eisner Award-winning writer and artist David Petersen are excited to announce MOUSE GUARD: BALDWIN THE BRAVE AND OTHER TALES, a new MOUSE GUARD hardcover collection coming to shops in November. MOUSE GUARD is the much-celebrated series of 8″ x 8″ comics created by…Read moreRead more

Archaia Announces Alyssa Milano's 'Hacktivist' Collected in Hardcover

By Staff Reports Coming this July, Archaia, an award-winning imprint of publisher BOOM! Studios, is excited to announce the HACKTIVIST hardcover, a collection of the hit four-issue miniseries created by actress, philanthropist, and entrepreneur Alyssa Milano (Mistresses, Project Runway All Stars). Written by the team of Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly, penciled and inked by…Read moreRead more

Archaia and the Jim Henson Company Set To Debut ‘Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: The Novelization’

By Staff Reports Award-winning publisher Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios, is excited to announce the June debut of JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL: THE NOVELIZATION, the second in a planned series of three hardcovers that reprint the prose novel adaptations of fan-favorite Henson properties. The book follows the recent April release of JIM HENSON’S…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

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 COMES OUT IN FULL FORCE FOR MIKE CAREY’S ONLY US SHOW: BALTIMORE COMIC-CON

(Los Angeles) – BOOM! Studios is thrilled to continue its nationwide, action-packed 2013 convention tour with a return to Baltimore Comic-Con from Saturday, September 7th through Sunday, Sunday 8th. The publisher will be bringing along a pair of exclusive variant covers along with fan-favorite talent. BOOM! Studios is honored to host luminary author Mike Carey…Read moreRead more

‘The Thrilling Adventure Hour’ Art Exhibit Opens at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco

(San Francisco, CA) – The Cartoon Art Museum, The WorkJuice Corporation, Quixotic Transmedia, and Archaia Entertainment are pleased to present artwork from the much-anticipated The Thrilling Adventure Hour graphic novel at the Cartoon Art Museum from June 29 – October 20, 2013. Featuring artwork from all 10 stories, the Thrilling Adventure Hour graphic novel explores brand-new material…Read moreRead more

Boom! Studios Acquires Archaia

(Los Angeles) – BOOM! Studios, the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning comic book and graphic novel publisher and two-time winner of Diamond Comics Distributors’ prestigious “Best Publisher” Gem Award, has merged with Eisner and Harvey Award-winning Archaia Entertainment, the publisher of graphic novels including Mouse Guard, A Tale of Sand, Rust, Spera, Cowboy, and Gunnerkrigg Court….Read moreRead more

Pastrami Comic Review: Cyborg 009 Chapter 000

Review by Nolan P. Smith-Pastrami Nation Fans of anime and manga know all too well what Cyborg 009 is. Created by Shotaro Ishinomori, Cyborg 009 has been a manga, and anime, and a pop culture icon since it’s inception in 1964. This year, the property is becoming a comic book, straight from Archaia Entertainment. Now,…Read moreRead more

Free Comic Book Day 2013 is Here! May the Fourth be with You!

The fourth is strong with this one… This is it! Today is Free Comic Book Day, as well as May the Fourth be With You! This is a pop culture dream day right here! Make sure to head to your local participating comic shop (ours is Four Color Fantasies in Rancho Cucamonga, CA) and get…Read moreRead more

Archaia’s Cow Boy and Spera Nominated for Eisner Awards

Archaia Entertainment, the publisher that brought the world Mouse Guard, Okko, and Tale of Sand to name a few, has had a good day today. Two of their titles have been nominated for the prestigious Eisner Award, the holy grail of the comic book industry. Check out the press release below, and make sure to…Read moreRead more

Archaia Entertainment Gets Ready for This Weekend’s WonderCon in Anaheim!

This weekend at WonderCon, why not enter to win some free books, meet some creators, and get some sneak peeks of upcoming Archaia Entertainment titles? Check out the press release below for what Archaia has planned for this weekend’s WonderCon, and make plans to visit them while you’re there! Archaia always puts on a tremendous…Read moreRead more

Archaia Entertainment Announces the Return of Mouse Guard- Legends of the Guard

Get ready for more Mouse Guard goodness! Archaia Entertainment has announced today that the award winning Mouse Guard is back with volume two of the amazing Legends of the Guard anthology. If you haven’t picked up a Mouse Guard book yet, then you are really missing out. David Petersen’s Mouse Guard is an amazing showing…Read moreRead more

Archaia Entertainment is All Set for the Emerald City Comicon

Going to the ECCC? Then make sure to drop by Archaia’s booth! Archaia Entertainment, publisher of books like Mouse Guard, Return of the Dapper Men, and my personal favorite, Okko, is all set for the upcoming Emerald City Comicon.  Check out their press release below on creators signing at the show as well as a…Read moreRead more

Archaia Entertainment Releases for December 19th

Archaia is at it again. Archaia Entertainment, the company that brought the world Mouse Guard, Tale of Sand and more, has quite the line up for this week’s releases. Cursed Pirate Girl, the Kickstarter sensation, is back with a collected edition and has some great company this week. Check out the covers and listings below,…Read moreRead more

Archaia Reveals Their Free Comic Book Day 2013 Offering

How can you go wrong with free? Archaia Entertainment, the people that have brought the world Mouse Guard, Rust, Tale of Sand and more, really knocked it out of the park last year with their Free Comic Book Day free hardcover book. Well, for 2013, Archaia is back with another high quality offering. Even though…Read moreRead more

Archaia Entertainment and Meteor Entetainment Present Exclusive Hawken Preview Digitial Issues on Comixology

Gotta love transmedia! Archaia Entertainment, the publisher of such awesomeness as Okko, Mouse Guard and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand among tons more, has partnered with Meteor Entertainment to produce some brilliant preview issues based off Meteor’s upcoming PC title, Hawken. The full Original Graphic Novel for Hawken doesn’t hit until March, but the first…Read moreRead more