Black Hammer ’45 #1 Review: War Never Ends

By Nolan P. Smith The Black Hammer universe has been growing and expanding at Dark Horse. Each spin-off brings it’s own flare, it’s own heart and soul, yet retains ties to the heroes of Black Hammer. With Black Hammer ’45, we are transported to the past as the Black Hammer Squadron flew the skies fighting…Read moreRead more

Matt Kindt Titles Mind MGMT and Dept. H Get the Omnibus Treatment at Dark Horse

By Staff Reports Fans of visionary creator Matt Kindt will soon have the chance to collect some of his greatest works in a new and affordable omnibus format! Mind MGMT Omnibus: The Manager and the Futurist and Dept. H Omnibus Volume 1: Pressure & After the Flood are the first installments in Matt Kindt’s omnibus…Read moreRead more

Your First Look at Eisner Award-Nominated Matt Kindt & Tyler Jenkins’ BLACK BADGE #2

By Staff Reports BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look at BLACK BADGE #2, the next chapter of the new monthly series reuniting Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins, the Eisner Award-nominated dream team behind Grass Kings, in August 2018. Meet the Black Badges, a top-secret, elite branch of boy scouts tasked by the government to…Read moreRead more

First Look: X-O MANOWAR #19 Begins a New Battle In “AGENT,” with Matt Kindt and Juan José Ryp this September

By Staff Reports As first revealed at Comicbook.com, Valiant is proud to present your first look at X-O MANOWAR (2017) #19, an ALL-NEW STORY ARC and NEW JUMPING-ON POINT for the best-selling comics powerhouse! On September 26th, Eisner Award-nominated writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY, Mind MGMT) and eye-popping artist Juan José Ryp (BRITANNIA) unleash“AGENT,” a new…Read moreRead more

Let’s Kickstart This! MIND MGMT Comic Book & Read-Along Vinyl Record by Matt Kindt

By Nolan P. Smith It is time once again to shine the light down on an awesome crowdfunding project from the popular Kickstarter website. This time, we see a hybrid of sorts from one of my favorite comic book authors. Get ready to read along to Matt Kindt’s MING MGMT. Kindt is easily one of…Read moreRead more

BOOM! Studios Series & Creators Honored With Seven 2018 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Award Nominations

By Staff Reports BOOM! Studios is proud to announce that its series and creators have received seven nominations in the 2018 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards (commonly referred to as the “Ringo Awards”). This prestigious list of 2018 Ringo Awards nominations includes the following: Best Writer Matt Kindt (including his work on Grass Kings)…Read moreRead more

Ether: The Copper Golems #1 Review: Where I Belong

  By Nolan P. Smith When Matt Kindt and David Rubin brought us the first Ether mini-series in 2016-2017, it caught readers off guard. The story of a broken down man of science Boone Dias and his adventures that traversed our world into a mythical world known as the Ether is one that caught the…Read moreRead more

Eisner Award-Nominated Matt Kindt & Tyler Jenkins Announce BLACK BADGE at BOOM! Studios

By Staff Reports BOOM! Studios is proud to announce BLACK BADGE #1, beginning a new monthly series reuniting Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins, the Eisner Award-nominated dream team behind Grass Kings, in August 2018. Meet the Black Badges, a top-secret, elite branch of boy scouts tasked by the government to take on covert missions that…Read moreRead more

First Look: The Colossal Event of 2018 Rages On in HARBINGER WARS 2 #3 – In Stores This July

By Staff Reports Valiant is proud to reveal your first look at the covers for HARBINGER WARS 2 #3 (of 4), the third chapter in the SEISMIC SIX-PART EVENT that will push Valiant’s most powerful heroes past their breaking points and beyond! On July 25th, New York Times best-seller Matt Kindt (DIVINITY, Mind MGMT) and breathtaking…Read moreRead more

Valiant Heads To C2E2 2018 with Panels, Exclusives, and More Surprises!

By Staff Reports Chicago’s biggest pop culture convention of the year is right around the corner, and Valiant will be there with a spectacular slate of panels, signings, exclusives, apparel, merchandise, graphic novels, and even a HARBINGER WARS 2-themed beer! From Friday, April 6th through Sunday, April 8th, join Valiant inside Chicago’s McCormick Place at…Read moreRead more

Matt Kindt Tells More Tall Tales at Dark Horse

By Staff Reports Dark Horse is pleased to announce an Expanded Edition of 3 Story: The Secret History of the Giant Man from New York Times bestselling graphic novelist Matt Kindt! 3 Story: The Secret History of the Giant Man (Expanded Edition) is a decades-spanning tale of love, secrets, aging, espionage, and family set in…Read moreRead more

Return to Earth! Matt Kindt & Ariel Olivetti Begin a New Era in X-O MANOWAR #14 – Coming in April

By Staff Reports The moment more than a year in the making is almost here! At last – X-O Manowar returns to Earth!

Valiant Brings X-O Manowar to the L.A. Times Festival of Books with Comics and Trade Paperbacks

Valiant poised to make a splash the L.A. Times Festival of Books By Staff Reports From Saturday, April 22nd through Sunday, April 23rd, Valiant is bringing its cross-country convention road show to Los Angeles, California for the L.A. Times Festival of Books – and we’re unleashing an unstoppable line-up of comics and trade paperbacks to…Read moreRead more

Divinity III: Stalinverse #4 Review: To Create and Destroy

Divinity III Stalinverse #4

Valiant’s world changing opus Stalinverse comes to a close By Nolan P. Smith With this issue, the massive storyline known as the Stalinverse comes to an end. The event that turned the Valiant universe upside down and into a soviet governed planet ends with this issue, and in true Valiant fashion, it ends in ways…Read moreRead more

Pastrami Nation Podcast: X-O Manowar #1 Review, Logan, and WonderCon 2017

The Pastrami Nation podcasters are back with a brand new episode! This time, Nolan, Jason, Robert, Mychal and Erik talk about the upcoming X-O Manowar #1 from Valiant Entertainment, the smash hit Logan, and the upcoming WonderCon convention! Check out the Facebook page for LIVE podcasts, which include contests and more at: www.facebook.com/pastramination.com. Also, check…Read moreRead more

Grass Kings #1 Review: It’s Good to be King

Grass Kings

Boom! Studios Grass Kings lives off the grid, but should be on your radar By Nolan P. Smith Boom! Studios has released the first issue for what is sure to be a game changer for their publishing line up. From the minds of Matt Kindt (Dept H, Divinity) and Tyler Jenkins (Peter Panzerfaust), Grass Kings…Read moreRead more

Advance Review: X-O Manowar #1- What Makes a Hero?

X-O Manowar #1

Valiant’s X-O Manowar makes a heck of an impact on the industry By Nolan P. Smith When Valiant Entertainment relaunched in 2005, there was one title that led the reinvention of the brand: X-O Manowar. The story of the Visigoth warrior turned intergalactic hero would be the book the ushered in the return of heroes…Read moreRead more

Divinity III: Stalinverse #3 Review: A Price to Pay

Stalinverse

Valiant’s Stalinverse goes full steam towards its conclusion By Nolan P. Smith Valiant Entertainment turned the world upside down when they crafted the Stalinverse, a red hued landscape with Russia’s firm grip as leader. With this third issue in a four issue series, we see if Ninjak and his unlikely ally Toyo Harada can awaken…Read moreRead more

ComicsPRO 2017: Valiant Previews First Year of Matt Kindt’s X-O MANOWAR with Tomas Giorello, Doug Braithwaite, and Clayton Crain

X-O Manowar

The new artwork from the upcoming X-O Manowar series amazes By Staff Reports As revealed today at IGN, Valiant has unveiled a massive trove of artwork from X-O MANOWAR – Valiant’s cosmos-shaking ongoing series epic from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt, alongside blockbuster artists Tomas Giorello, Doug Braithwaite, Clayton Crain, and more –…Read moreRead more

Rapture #1 – Ninjak and Shadowman Lead Valiant’s Next Standalone Event in May

Rapture

The next Valiant epic comes in the form of Rapture By Staff Reports As revealed today at Nerdist, Valiant is proud to announce RAPTURE #1 (of 4) – a spellbinding standalone event from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O Manowar, Mind MGMT) and explosive artist CAFU (Rai)! In the epic tradition of THE…Read moreRead more

BOOM! Studios Debuts Original Song and Video for Upcoming ‘Grass Kings’ Release

Upcoming Series Grass Kings Gets Musical With Original Song and Video by Godkin By Staff Reports Tied to its upcoming original series GRASS KINGS by Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) and Tyler Jenkins (Peter Panzerfaust), BOOM! Studios is excited to debut “Kingdom of Grass,” an original song and video by the band, Godkin, which features Jenkins…Read moreRead more

Divinity III: Stalinverse #2 Review- Two Against the World

Stalinverse #2

Valiant’s Stalinverse Continues to See Red By Nolan P. Smith With the second issue of Divinity III, we see more of the Stalinverse, and see that Ninjak is not alone as knowing that something isn’t quite right in this red hued world.

Black Hammer Annual #1 Review: Throwback to Greatness

Dark Horse Comics Black Hammer series celebrates its annual in grand fashion By Nolan P. Smith One of my favorite series of 2016 was Black Hammer. The series, by Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston, pays homage to some very familiar super hero roles, and examines them thoroughly. We see what makes each hero tick, and…Read moreRead more

Valiant Unveils First Lettered Look Inside X-O Manowar #1 – On Sale March 22nd

X-O Manowar

The return of Valiant’s king begins this March in X-O Manowar #1 By Staff Reports As revealed at Mashable, Valiant is proud to present the first lettered look inside the all-new X-O MANOWAR #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the EPIC NEW ONGOING SERIES from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity, Ninjak, Mind…Read moreRead more

Ninjak #23 Review: Sharpening the Seven Blades

Ninjak Seven Blades of Master Darque

The Seven Blades of Master Darque starts here for Ninjak By Nolan P. Smith After last issue’s spectacular silent set up, the latest Ninjak storyline is here with The Seven Blades of Master Darque. This issue sets up what is bound to be a big showdown between MI-6’s favorite ninja themed agent and the lord…Read moreRead more

Comic Book Preview: Ninjak #23- New Arc, The Seven Blades of Master Darque Begins

Ninjak

The  All New Ninjak Story Arc Kicks Off January 11th By Staff Reports Master Darque – the sadistic lord of death and resurrection – wrests to be free once again, but first he must fight for his life. Darque is a target, his powers are weak, and his enemies know it. Now, Darque’s own former…Read moreRead more

Valiant Marks The Biggest Release Dates of 2017 with “X-O Manowar Wednesday” and the X-O Manowar 2017 Calendar

X-O Manowar Wednesday

Valiant Announces X-O Manowar 2017 Calendar so that fans never miss one of the X-O Manowar Wednesday! By Staff Reports Valiant is proud to announce that, beginning on March 22nd with the release of the all-new X-O MANOWAR #1, the fourth Wednesday of every month will officially be “X-O Manowar Wednesday” – a consistent, monthly…Read moreRead more

Divinity III: Stalinverse #1 Review: Fade to Red

Stalinverse

Valiant goes red with the introduction to the Stalinverse By Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)– For anyone who has read the first two Divinity miniseries from Valiant, you know the level of excellence each series has carried. Following the story of former Soviet Union cosmonauts Abram Adams, who gained god like powers during the space…Read moreRead more

First Look: Matt Kindt and Marc Laming Sharpen “THE SEVEN BLADES OF MASTER DARQUE” – Coming to NINJAK #23 this January

Ninjak Hunts Down the Longtime Valiant Villain with The Seven Blades of Master Darque By Staff Reports Dead or alive, Ninjak is coming for Master Darque! Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of NINJAK #23 – the FIRST ISSUE of “THE SEVEN BLADES OF MASTER DARQUE” from New York Times best-selling writer Matt…Read moreRead more

Ninjak #22 Review: Silent Knight

Ninjak Scores a Silent Victory By Nolan P. Smith Ninjak is arguably the deadliest person in the Valiant Universe. The trained weapons specialist employed by MI-6 has been a fan favorite for years. With this issue, we get something special: not only is it the prologue for the next story arc, The Seven Blades of…Read moreRead more