Five Days of Christmas Giveaways Becomes a Christmas Eve Giveaway!

By Nolan P. Smith As it is the season to be giving, we have decided to give away more items than we originally planned and move our Christmas Giveaways from online to our favorite comic shop: on Christmas Eve, we will be at QBC Toys and More in Victorville, CA at 6:00 p.m.: we will…Read moreRead more

Five Days of Christmas Giveaways! Day 1: SDCC Halo Exclusive Figure

Pastrami Nation is Giving Away Prizes for 5 Days, Click to Enter! By Nolan P. Smith Tis the season to be giving, and at Pastrami Nation, we want to brighten up your holidays with our Five Days of Christmas Giveaways! Starting tonight and running until Christmas Eve, each day we will be holding another contest…Read moreRead more

Halo: Fall of Reach TPB Review

Halo Fall of Reach

The Master Chief’s origin story is told in Halo: Fall of Reach from Dark Horse Comics By Art Macias Contributing Guest Reviewer (Inland Empire)– For those familiar with the Halo video game series, or military and war style action, this trade paperback collection from Dark Horse Comics is for you.  An awesome tale of the…Read moreRead more

Arbiter and Tusk Join the Fray in Killer Instinct: Season 3

Killer Instinct to Add 8 More Characters with Season 3 (By Staff Reports)– It became clear that anything goes in Killer Instinct’s unhinged universe when Rash from Battletoads was announced to join the roster with Season 3, and then, Halo’s Arbiter was announced. Developer Iron Galaxy is definitely doubling-down on the apparent mandate to go…Read moreRead more

Cosplayer Spotlight: CraftAccess

By Jason R. Smith (MrandMrsSmith) With this edition of our Cosplayer Spotlight, we look internationally to a cosplayer who is making a name by crafting some of the best armored cosplay we have seen. This spotlight, we take a look at CraftAccess! (All photos provided by CraftAccess) To connect with CraftAccess, as well to see…Read moreRead more

Dark Horse Announces 2015 New York Comic Con Exclusives

By Staff Reports Dark Horse announces the full line up of 2015 NYCC exclusives, available in the Dark Horse Comics booth #1636! Dark Horse has produced incredible items for this year’s show, as well as secured a few other extremely limited edition items from our partners! The list can be found below, available only at…Read moreRead more

Cosplayer Spotlight: John Wieger aka PepMaster

By Nolan P. Smith Welcome to the first ever Cosplayer Spotlight on Pastrami Nation! Since spreading the word on our new spotlight for cosplayers, we have received a great response! If you would like to be considered for the Cosplayer Spotlight, Email your cosplay pics to We are pleased to announce our first spotlight:…Read moreRead more

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Is In Stores Now!

By Staff Reports November 11th is here, and that means… Halo! Halo: The Master Chief Collection is in stores today for the X-Box One! Below is artwork exclusive to the launch event of Halo: The Master Chief Collection by Artist Hydro74. Hydro74 created four different designs celebrating  the launch of each of the previous Halo…Read moreRead more

Anime Expo Special Edition of rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes

By Staff Reports rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes will take place on Sunday, July 6 at 2:30pm PDT, in Hall B of the Los Angeles Convention Center during Anime Expo. Featuring the music of Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Mass Effect, BioShock, Castlevania, Metal Gear Solid, Halo and other award-winning games, played by a live 72-piece orchestra,…Read moreRead more

E3 2014 Reveals Halo: The Master Chief Collection

By: MrAndMrsSmith There is huge news coming out of E3 right now and the announcement of Halo: The Mater Chief Collection is not an exception! 343 Studios has taken Halo 1, Halo 2, Halo 2 and Halo 4 and put them all on one disk! says ” at 60FPS, 1080p. Each game will have its…Read moreRead more

Halo TV Series Begins Filming!

By dimsumhottie Halo fans rejoice! This week filming begins for a Halo TV series! Check out what Microsoft Entertainment and digital media president Nancy Tellem and Xbox Entertainment Studios executive video president Jordan Levin had to say on about it right here!

The Art of Pepakura

By Jason R. Smith Pastrami Nation (Victorville)– Ever since people began to dress up and take on the role of someone else, there has been cosplay! As kids, we took towels and wore them as capes, proclaiming to be Superman or strapped on revolvers and played the role of a cowboy. Well, these days cosplay…Read moreRead more

Pastrami Comic Review: Halo- Initiation #1

Review by Christopher Guzman- Pastrami Nation By: Brian Reed and Marco Castiello Publisher: Dark Horse Comics- Thoom! The inaugural issue of Dark Horse Comics Halo: Initiation is here and it hit like arty down range. There are always two sides to every impact: those sending the fire and where it lands with those receiving…Read moreRead more