Interview with Going to the Chapel and Spencer & Locke Creator David Pepose

By Kevin Hoskinson With Spencer & Locke and its sequel, writer David Pepose took us on a hard-boiled journey through a city riddled with crime and corruption. It was Calvin & Hobbes meets Sin City, with the titular heroes, Detective Locke and his imaginary partner Spencer, ready to put everything on the line to save…Read moreRead more

SDCC 2019: A Glimpse Into the Greatness

By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Nolan Smith and Jason Smith Comic Con International: San Diego is easily the biggest and most known of the comic conventions. Known as SDCC, the annual convention took over the San Diego Convention Center once again, with events taking place across the surrounding historic Gaslamp District. Fans of comic…Read moreRead more

SDCC 2019: Adventures from the Outer Rim of the Con

By Myke Fabela Photos by Myke Fabela (@RadioMyke on Instagram) What’s up guys, its Myke Fabela, bringing you some of the amazing sights from outside of the San Diego Comic Con. The convention is amazing, of course, but there is so much to do and see around the Gaslamp District, and I wanted to make…Read moreRead more

Scott Snyder, Charles Soule & Giuseppe Camuncoli Unveil New Ongoing Image Comic Series- Undiscovered Country- Today at San Diego Comic Con

By Staff Reports Image Comics is pleased to announce that New York Times bestselling writers Scott Snyder (Wytches, AD: After Death) and Charles Soule (Curse Words, The Oracle Year, the forthcoming novel Anyone) will team up with artist Giuseppe Camuncoli (The Amazing Spider-Man, Darth Vader, Hellblazer) for a new comic book series titled Undiscovered Country….Read moreRead more

WWE Champion Kofi Kingston Announces New Original Graphic Novel at SDCC

By Staff Reports BOOM! Studios, in partnership with WWE today announced a new graphic novel, WWE: THE NEW DAY, starring WWE Champion Kofi Kingston and WWE Superstars Big E and Xavier Woods of The New Day that will be released in 2020. Fans at the BOOM! Studios: Discover Yours panel were shocked when Kingston made…Read moreRead more

Chip Zdarsky & Jason Loo’s AFTERLIFT Joins comiXology Originals

By Staff Reports ComiXology, Amazon’s premier digital comics service, announced that Eisner-nominated writer Chip Zdarsky and acclaimed artist Jason Loo are collaborating on Afterlift, an all-new five-part comics mini-series about an unexpected ride-share to a very final destination: Hell. The series, which will debut from the comiXology Originals program this winter, was announced at comiXology’s…Read moreRead more

Lights Sets Sights for San Diego Comic-Con 2018

By Staff Reports Pop sensation Lights is set to return to San Diego Comic-Con once again to promote her new graphic novel, Skin&Earth. Announced today, Lights breakout comic series Skin&Earth is slated for television, digital and gaming adaptation through global entertainment company eOne. “I’m so thrilled to get back to Comic-Con, just a year after the release…Read moreRead more

Zenescope Announces Plans for San Diego Comic Con

By Staff Reports Leading independent comic book and graphic novel publisher, Zenescope Entertainment, has announced its plans for Comic-Con International: San Diego 2018 as the company celebrates its 10th year exhibiting at the largest comic book convention in North America. Zenescope returns once again to Comic-Con International at booth 2301 located immediately inside Hall C….Read moreRead more

Winner Announced for Podcast Giveaway- SDCC The Dark Tower Vinimate

The last winner for this week’s podcast contests has been announced! Thank you to everyone who entered our numerous contests from this week’s Podcast. The winner for The Dark Tower SDCC Vinimate is: Joseph Jacobs! Please send an email to nolan@pastramination.com with your contact info so we can get your prize mailed out. Congrats!

Winner Announced for Podcast Giveaway: SDCC Glow in the Dark Mega Man

The winner has been chosen! The winner for our Podcast giveaway has been chosen! They will receive a new Glow in the Dark Mega Man SDCC exclusive by The Loyal Subjects! The winner was chosen via Random.org. A video of the drawing will be uploaded to our Facebook page (facebook.com/pastramination). The winner is…. Spencer! Congrats!…Read moreRead more

Podcast Alert! SDCC Giveaways!

This is a podcast alert, letting you know that today at 6 p.m. on our Facebook page (facebook.com/pastramination), we will be having our Comic Con podcast LIVE! We will be giving away convention exclusives as well! Once the podcast is over, leave a comment here with the answer to this week’s question to be entered…Read moreRead more

SDCC 2017: The Final Frontier for SDCC Cosplay

Our final cosplay coverage for SDCC is here! By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Nolan P. Smith and Jason T. Smith Here is the last of our coverage of the amazing cosplay around the San Diego Comic Con! From a Star Lord trooper with his own soundtrack, to the bombshells of the DCU, there was…Read moreRead more

The Con of All Cons- San Diego Comic Con 2017

What booths made the biggest splash at SDCC? Read On! By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Nolan P. Smith and Jason T. Smith This past week, San Diego became the hub for pop culture once again as Comic Con International brought the San Diego Comic Con in full force. The convention, which ran from Wednesday…Read moreRead more

SDCC 2017- Mezco One 12 Collective

Mezco Once Again Wowed At SDCC By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Jason T. Smith One of the best lines of action figures going right now has to be the Mezco One 12 Collective. 1/12 scale figures with detailed, cloth costumes, it’s like taking the awesomeness of a Hot Toys figure and bringing it down…Read moreRead more

SDCC 2017- Cosplay Round 1!

Cosplayers took center stage at the San Diego Comic Con By Nolan P. Smith When you think of conventions, you think of long lines, autographs, and, of course, cosplay. The cosplayers were out in full effect in San Diego, this is a mere sampling of the amazing cosplay around the convention floor. More photos coming…Read moreRead more

SDCC 2017: Bluefin Tamashii Nations

Tamashii Nations Shows Off New Goku Black, Warrior Monk Darth Maul and More By Nolan P. Smith Bluefin Tamashii Nations has brought us so many great action figures in the past from Bandai. At the San Diego Comic Con, the company showed off the latest figures ready to invade stateside, including the much anticipated Goku…Read moreRead more

SDCC 2017- The Walking Dead Season 8 Trailer

AMC Shows Trailer for New Season of The Walking Dead, and Possible Time Jump By Nolan P. Smith “I hope you got your shittin’ pants on.” AMC showed the world the latest trailer for season 8 of The Walking Dead at the San Diego Comic Con, which can be seen above. The most noteworthy part…Read moreRead more

San Diego Comic Con 2017- First Round

San Diego Comic Con is Here! By Nolan P. Smith The San Diego Comic Con is here, and in full effect. The first, full official day is now in the books, and what a day it was! Check out just a few of the photos from the convention floor, and get ready for even more…Read moreRead more

SDCC 2017: Check out the trailer for ABC’s Inhumans

Inhumans Hits IMAX September 1 By Nolan P. Smith At the San Diego Comic Con, ABC showed the world a brand new trailer for their upcoming series, Inhumans. The hotly anticipated new Marvel series follows Marvel’s own royal family in an adventure that crosses from the silver screen to the TV screen. The first two…Read moreRead more

San Diego Comic Con Kicks Off This Week

Comic Con Brings Plenty to the Convention Center and Downtown San Diego By Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)—In Southern California, the summer means vacation, beach visits, and the return of the San Diego Comic Con. Pastrami Nation will once again be covering the show all week, bringing you a ton of photos and information throughout…Read moreRead more

Famous Monsters Heads to San Diego Comic-Con with KOFY TV in Tow

Famous Monsters of Filmland Brings Exclusives and Guests to SDCC By Staff Reports Historic genre magazine Famous Monsters of Filmland will return to San Diego Comic-Con in 2017 with a greater focus on its multimedia endeavors. This year marks the debut of Famous Monsters TV, the return of the Famous Monsters podcast, and a very…Read moreRead more

Image Comics Exclusives at San Diego Comic Con

Image Comics Brings Hardcovers, Comics, Statues and More to San Diego By Staff Reports Image Comics is pleased to return to San Diego this year for San Diego Comic-Con on Wednesday, July 19th through Sunday, July 23rd. Please note: updates to the schedule may appear online during the show. Please refer to the www.imagecomics.com post…Read moreRead more

SDCC 2017 Exclusives & Debuts from IDW & Top Shelf

IDW brings Ducktales, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Locke & Key and More to SDCC By Staff Reports IDW is ready for San Diego Comic-Con International— are you? Get prepped for the biggest convention of the year with this complete list of IDW’s hottest exclusives and debuts. All of your convention must-haves in one convenient place!

Amazon Prime Video Brings The Tick to SDCC 2017

The beloved hero The Tick takes aim at SDCC By Staff Reports This summer, a beloved comic-book favorite is back and more hilariously righteous than ever. Amazon Prime Video will be making its first foray into the hero universe with its’ Amazon Original Series, The Tick. The retail pioneer partnered with Sony Pictures and the…Read moreRead more

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

SDCC 2016: Bluefin Tamashii Nations

Bluefin Tamashii Nations Brought the World Voltron, Suicide Squad, Rock Lee, and the Shredder at SDCC By Nolan P. Smith One of my favorite stops at SDCC has to be the Bluefin Tamashii Nations booth. Bluefin brings the world amazing, imported action figures, like the outstanding Dragonball Z figuarts and the incredible Star Wars Movie…Read moreRead more

SDCC 2016- A First Person View Video of the Monster of all Cons

By Nolan P. Smith and Jason T. Smith Check out a short video of a first person view of walking the massive Exhibit Hall at the con of all cons, the San Diego Comic Con! Randomly, you will see a pink Chewbacca and Tusken Raider, Silver Surfer, Deadpool and Colossus, as well as the massive…Read moreRead more

SDCC 2016: Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys

Sideshow Collectibles Showcased the latest, including some amazing Hot Toys figures from Captain America: Civil War and Suicide Squad By Nolan P. Smith The San Diego Comic Con brought plenty of surprises, reveals and more, but one thing many have been buzzing about has to be the super realistic figures from Hot Toys, on display…Read moreRead more

Justice League Trailer

No, that title isn’t misleading, the trailer for the Justice League movie made its debut at the San Diego Comic Con. In case you haven’t seen it, here it is!

SDCC 2016- Cosplay from Saturday- Tomb Raider, The Hound, Harley Quinn and More

Cosplay Shines at SDCC for Saturday By Nolan P. Smith As the San Diego Comic Con heads into its last day, let’s take a look at some of the best cosplay we saw. From a daring Tomb Raider, a larger than life The Hound, a crazy good Harley Quinn, a female Predator, and more, we…Read moreRead more