Pastrami Nation Podcast #1- Avengers Endgame Predictions, Joker Reaction and Free Comic Book Day!

It is here, the new Pastrami Nation podcast! Our new format on YouTube is here as the gang talks about our predictions for Avengers Endgame, thoughts on the Joker trailer, and info on the upcoming Free Comic Book Day/ Star Wars Day! PLUS, check out the video for your chance to win a SIGNED artbook…Read moreRead more

Best of 2018: Comic Books

By Pastrami Nation Staff It was a great year for comic books in 2018, and it was hard to choose just 5 for the best of the year. With books like Old Man Hawkeye and Black Hammer just missing the cut, as well as the fantastic Friendo and Fearscape, but we had to narrow it…Read moreRead more

First Pastrami Nation Podcast of 2019 is January 9th

By Nolan P. Smith Happy New Year! Our first Podcast of 2019 is almost here! Tune in to our Facebook page on January 9th at 6:15 p.m. for your chance to win! We always give away awesome prizes on each podcast, and we want to hear your feedback on what you think is the Best…Read moreRead more

Pastrami Nation Presents A Christmas Giveaway- Dec 19th at 6:00 p.m. at Linebreakers in Victorville

By Nolan P. Smith Next week, we are having a Christmas Giveaway! Dec 19th, 6:00 p.m. at Linebreakers in Victorville. No purchase necessary, just come in, get a raffle ticket and be entered to win some cool pop culture prizes! Tis the season to be giving, so that’s what we’re going to do! We will…Read moreRead more

The Next Pastrami Nation Podcast is November 28th on Facebook

By Nolan P. Smith It’s time once again for a live podcast for Pastrami Nation! Join us on November 28th at 6:15 p.m. as we broadcast live from Linebreakers in Victorville, CA ! The podcast will be live on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pastramination). Make sure to watch live as we discuss the art form of comic books,…Read moreRead more

L.A. Comic-Con Early-Bird Weekend Passes On Sale Tuesday

By Staff Reports Los Angeles Comic Con wants you to join us for our #Octoversary as we invade our home city October 26th-28th, 2018! We’ve been busy getting our tentacles on the very best in the geek space, all of it just for you. Since you’re a part of our fan family, we thought you should be…Read moreRead more

Titan’s Road to the Thirteenth Doctor Begins in July

By Staff Reports Titan Comics and BBC Studios are proud to announce The Road To The Thirteenth Doctor – a three-part comic event beginning this July and leading into Titan’s all-new Thirteenth Doctor ongoing comic series launching in the Fall. The Road To The Thirteenth Doctor features new adventures of the Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth…Read moreRead more

Rugrats: R is for Reptar 2018 Special #1 Review

By LeAnn Doornbos Being a child of the 90’s, it should be no surprise that my first comic review had to be Boom! Studios “Rugrats: R is for Reptar 2018 Special” written by Nicole Andelfinger, with art by Esdras Cristobal and an outstanding cover by Savanna Ganucheau. If you’ve ever watched Rugrats on Nickelodeon growing…Read moreRead more

American Gods: My Ainsel #1 Review

By Nolan P. Smith The next installment of American Gods starts right here as Dark Horse Comics brings us American Gods: My Ainsel #1, from the same creative folks that brought us the last series, Shadows. Written by Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russel with art by Scott Hampton and P. Craig Russel, we get…Read moreRead more

American Gods Volume 1: Shadows Review

By Nolan P. Smith American Gods is one of the most celebrated books in recent memory. With a hit TV series on Starz, Dark Horse made every fan’s dream come true when they announced they would be adapting the book into a comic book series. With volume 1, we get the entire first mini-series, which…Read moreRead more

Pastrami Nation Podcast! Cosplay, Free Comic Book Day, Image Comics, Power Rangers and More!

The Latest Pastrami Nation Podcast is Here! Check out the latest podcast from Pastrami Nation! This time, we talk about cosplay with a local cosplayer, a new hit Image Comics series, the upcoming Free Comic Book Day, and Power Rangers and all of its Krispy Kreme greatness. Check it out! https://soundcloud.com/pastramination/podcast-cosplay-image-comics-free-comic-book-day-power-rangers-and-the-power-of-krispy-kreme

WonderCon Returns to Anaheim This Weekend

WonderCon 2016

WonderCon brings comics, collectibles, cosplay and more By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Jason T. Smith This weekend, comic book fans, moviegoers, cosplayers and more rejoice as WonderCon returns to the Anaheim Convention Center from March 31st to April 2nd.

Let’s Kickstart This! Union Street Choir Vol. 1

Union Street Choir

Union Street Choir Gets Collected By Nolan P. Smith Here is the second Kickstarter spotlight for the week, and this time, we look to the world of comics and revisit an old spotlight we covered. We did a spotlight on the first issue of Union Street Choir, and now we are excited to shine the…Read moreRead more

Let’s Kickstart This! Aldous Spark: Meddler in History and Other Unsavory Affairs

Aldous Spark

Help kickstart Aldous Spark- an ambitious project that needs your support to leap to reality By Nolan P. Smith It is time once again: time to turn to the world of crowdfunding and shine the spotlight down on an awesome project that needs YOUR support to come to life. This time, we once again delve…Read moreRead more

Silence Track One Review: Drop the Beat

A Kickstarter Sensation Brings Silence to Life Review by Nolan P. Smith Kickstarter has become a launching pad of creativity since bursting on the scene. The crowd funding platform has brought the world books, movies, action figures, wallets and more. For me, the most exciting genre of projects has to be comic books: to support…Read moreRead more

Let’s Kickstart This! The Foreigner- Volume 1

The Foreigner Looks to Find a Home on Kickstarter By Nolan P. Smith Well, it is that time once again. Time to shine the light down on an amazing, imaginative project in the world of crowdfunding as we look to the world of Kickstarter for another installment of Let’s Kickstart This! This week, we look…Read moreRead more

Let’s Kickstart This! Anima

By Nolan P. Smith We are back once again to shine the massive spotlight called the internet on an outstanding project that needs YOUR help to get funded on the crowdfunding site, Kickstarter. This time, we take a look at a book that visually blew me away at first glance- are you ready for Anima?…Read moreRead more

Pretty Deadly Tears Into New Story Arc

By Staff Reports Writer Kelly Sue DeConnick (BITCH PLANET, Captain Marvel) and artist Emma Ríos (Strange, Girl Comics, Osborn) will launch a new story arc in their lush fantasy series PRETTY DEADLY this November. Previously in PRETTY DEADLY, vengeful reaper Death-Faced Ginny ushered in a new cycle, with the help of a handful of archetypal…Read moreRead more

Ho Ho Ho! Grant Morrison Unleashes the Definitive ‘Santa Claus: Year One’ in Original Series ‘Klaus’

By Staff Reports He is a man with many names: Sinterklaas, Kris Kringle, Saint Nicholas. He has international fame, but only ever appears once a year to defy physics and commit the greatest act of breaking-and-entering known to man. Santa Claus is one of the oldest and most beloved icons around the world, but he’s…Read moreRead more

Hel Hath a New Fury – Your New Look at ANGELA: QUEEN OF HEL #1

By Staff Reports This October, there’s a new queen in town. And she’s taking over the underworld in ANGELA: QUEEN OF HEL #1 – the brand new ongoing series from Marguerite Bennett, Kim Jacinto and Stephanie Hans! Stolen from Asgard, exiled from Heven and robbed of Sera, her greatest companion – Angela is out for…Read moreRead more

The Autumnlands Sets Out on a New Story Arc

By Staff Reports New York Times bestselling writer Kurt Busiek (ASTRO CITY, MARVELS) and rising-star artist Benjamin Dewey (I WAS THE CAT, TRAGEDY SERIES) will launch the second story arc of the high-fantasy epic THE AUTUMNLANDS in November. Previously in THE AUTUMNLANDS, a secret enclave of wizards reached into their forgotten past to bring back…Read moreRead more

Postal Embarks on a New Story Arc

By Staff Reports Matt Hawkins (IXTH GENERATION, THE TITHE), Bryan Hill (BROKEN TRINITY, NETHERWORLD), and artist Isaac Goodheart will launch a new story arc in their bold ongoing series POSTAL this November. Previously in POSTAL, the townsfolk of Eden, Wyoming were rocked by the first official murder in twenty-five years. This event had special significance,…Read moreRead more

Let’s Kickstart This! Silence- Track One (TWO HOURS LEFT!)

By Nolan P. Smith For this installment of “Let’s Kickstart This”, we need an immediate call to action, as this project ends in under TWO HOURS! This project, Silence-Track One, is by someone I spotlighted before- Devin Kraft. Kraft is the creator of Dragon Slayer, an amazing book that also utilized Kickstarter to become a…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

Talking Dinosaurs- An Interview with Age of Reptiles Creator Ricardo Delgado

By Nolan P. Smith Pastrami Nation is proud to present an interview with Ricardo Delgado, the man behind the best silent comic around, Age of Reptiles. Delgado spoke to Pastrami Nation’s Jason T. Smith about the current series, Ancient Egyptians, and a glimpse into the future! Thanks again to Mr. Delgado and Dark Horse Comics…Read moreRead more

HELLBOY Creator Mike Mignola & Acclaimed Novelist Christopher Golden Bring JOE GOLEM To Life Again In November 2015

By Staff Reports This November legendary Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling novelist Christopher Golden and Dark Horse Comics will unleash the first ever comic book appearance of their character Joe Golem from their novel Joe Golem and the Drowning City. A five issue Joe Golem: Occult Detective mini-series will be co-written by…Read moreRead more

Michael Keaton to Star in and Produce Boom! Studio’s ‘Imagine Agents’ at Fox

By Staff Reports (Los Angeles, CA)— As announced on The Hollywood Reporter, award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is excited to reveal that Michael Keaton (Birdman, Batman) will star in and produce a film adaptation at 20th Century Fox of the comic series Imagine Agents, created by Brian Joines. Written by Joines (Krampus) and illustrated by Bachan…Read moreRead more

The Doctor is in: Doctor Strange #1 is Coming This Fall

By Staff Reports The Sorcerer Supreme returns for his first ongoing series in nearly twenty years!  And he’s making house calls! Today, Marvel is pleased to announce DOCTOR STRANGE #1 – a new ongoing series from blockbuster creators Jason Aaron (Star Wars, Thor) and Chris Bachalo (Uncanny X-Men, Avengers)!   Prepare for a side of…Read moreRead more

CBS’s Supergirl First Preview Is Up!

By Nolan P. Smith Up, up and away! CBS has released the first look at the new Supergirl series, set to hit this fall. Not only that, but it will be in the same time slot as another DC Comic’s show, Gotham. Reportedly, Supergirl is going to be set in the same universe as CW’s…Read moreRead more

Let’s Kickstart This! Broken Frontier: The boldest comics anthology in the galaxy

By Nolan P. Smith Let’s shine the light on another amazing Kickstarter project and help make it a reality! This time, we look at a comic book anthology with some of the best creators in the business: let’s check out Broken Frontier. Here’s from the Kickstarter page: The book has everything: The last man in…Read moreRead more