Madame Web Review

By Kevin HoskinsonEntertainment Editor It’s hard to go into a movie that so much has already been said about with an open mind. Whether it’s good or bad, the opinions of others often cast a massive shadow over particular films, and Madame Web is a great example of that. With the exception of the animated Spider-Verse films, the Sony Spidey-centric […]

A Nerds Adventure On The Open Seas

By Kevin HoskinsonEntertainment Editor When my wife and I first set sail on the Discovery Princess in 2022 for an Alaskan Cruise, we weren’t quite sure what to expect. We had both experienced short cruises when we were young adult but nothing like the massive seven-day trek we were about to embark on. As somebody who enjoys nature but also […]

The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: Origins and Masterverse Review

By Nolan P. Smith Editor Dark Horse Books and Mattel have teamed up again to deliver a nostalgia-packed journey with their newest hardcover, “The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: Origins and Masterverse.” This book is a visual celebration of the latest action figure lines, Origins, and Masterverse, showcasing stunning package art, the detailed box art for […]

Video Game Review: Tekken 8

By Nolan P. Smith Editor Welcome back to the electrifying arena of the King of the Iron Fist Tournament with Tekken 8! Bandai Namco delivers the latest punch-packed installment of this legendary fighting game franchise. With formidable contenders like Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, and the King of Fighters having unleashed their next-generation titles, Tekken 8 boldly steps into the ring, […]

A Harrowing Adventure in Space in Your First Look at MAN’S BEST #1

By Staff Reports BOOM! Studios revealed a first look at MAN’S BEST #1, the premiere issue of an action-packed sci-fi romp full of heart by Pornsak Pichetshote, writer of the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning The Good Asian, Eisner Award-nominated rising star artist Jesse Lonergan (Miss Truesdale and the Fall of Hyperborea), and letterer Jeff Powell (Infidel). Homeward Bound on an […]

Maverick and 41 Entertainment Announce ‘King Arthur + The Knights of Justice’ with a Modern Twist

By Staff Reports Mad Cave Studios and 41 Entertainment are pleased to announce King Arthur & the Knights of Justice publishing April 24, 2024. The classic 90’s cartoon returns in a new graphic novel! This new take on the 90s cartoon asks: what if the knights of the round table were actually a modern football team transported back in time? […]

Music Megastar Post Malone Curates Soundtrack to WWE 2K24 and Joins Playable Roster

By Staff Reports 2K announced the WWE® 2K24 Soundtrack, curated by music icon Post Malone. An avowed fan of both WWE and the WWE 2K franchise, Post Malone took on the role of Executive Soundtrack Producer and assembled an eclectic collection of songs across a variety of genres including rock, country, rap, electronic music, and pop. In addition to his […]

JADA TOYS TAKES THE LEAD AS THE TITLE SPONSOR FOR THE FIRST TIME AT THE 2024 DIE-CAST SUPER CONVENTION

By Staff Reports Jada Toys, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of finely crafted die-cast and collectibles announced today, its title sponsorship of the Las Vegas Die-Cast Super Convention, February 29 to March 3, 2024 at the Ahern Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.  Hosted by Mad Mike, Die-Cast SuperCon returns bigger and better than ever with special events and a […]

Award-winning writer Ray Fawkes and celebrated artist Antonio Fuso team up for SANCTION

By Staff Reports Mad Cave Studios is proud to announce the forthcoming series, SANCTION! This unique tale—crafted by the critically-acclaimed Eisner, Harvey, and Joe Shuster award nominee, Ray Fawkes (Batman Eternal, Wolverines, Black Hammer ’45), and brought to life by the mesmerizing artistry of Antonio Fuso (Wyrd)—delves into the chilling realm of a totalitarian regime, with a vivid portrayal the […]

WWE 2K24 Gameplay Trailer Debuts Featuring Iconic WrestleMania Moments and New Match Types

By Staff Reports 2K revealed the electrifying WWE® 2K24 gameplay trailer, offering a first look at hard-hitting gameplay featuring new match types, environments, Superstars, and the 2K Showcase…of the Immortals. The trailer kicks off with high-impact footage of Roman Reigns and LA Knight competing in the new Ambulance Match, where the goal is to wear an opponent down, put them […]

DSTLRY REVEALS OVERPOWERING OPEN-ORDER VARIANT COVER FROM RYAN STEGMAN FOR WHITE BOAT #1 BY SCOTT SNYDER AND FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA

By Staff Reports DSTLRY revealed a WHITE BOAT #1 open order variant cover by critically acclaimed creator Ryan Stegman (Venom, Spider-Man, She-Hulk) ahead of the issue’s final order cutoff (FOC) this coming weekend. WHITE BOAT reunites the creative team behind Detective Comics and Night of the Ghoul in maritime madness featuring oversized, 48-page perfect bound issues by visionaries Scott Snyder […]

Action Figure Review: Battletoads Zitz

By Nolan P. Smith Editor Battletoads is one of my fondest memories when it comes to video games during my childhood. The classic beat’em up puts you in the shoes of one of three of the fantastic Battletoads. The games were excellent, and I have always included them in my list of top video game protagonists. Thanks to Premium DNA […]

WWE® 2K24 Celebrates 40 Years of WrestleMania with 2K Showcase…of the Immortals and Forty Years of WrestleMania Edition

By Staff Reports 2K announced WWE® 2K24, the newest installment of the flagship WWE video game franchise developed by Visual Concepts, will be coming soon for PlayStation® 5 (PS5®), PlayStation®4 (PS4®), Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. As he burns a path through WWE in an effort to claim world championship gold and fulfill his destiny, “The […]

Action Figure Review: Beasts of the Mesozoic Dryptosaurus

By Jason T. SmithCreative Editor Creative Beast has consistently delivered top-tier dinosaur action figures for years. Starting with their Raptor series and continuing with the beloved Ceratopsian series, they’ve now wowed us again with their super awesome Tyrannosaur series. The man behind this remarkable lineup, David Silva, has maintained an unwavering commitment to realistic detail, remarkable articulation, and some of […]

Let’s Kickstart This! The Winter King

By Nolan P. Smith Editor I am back with my favorite column at Pastrami Nation- Let’s Kickstart This! Today, we once again shine down the spotlight on a deserving Kickstarter project, and it’s an amazing one. Enter The Winter King, a wordless graphic novella about a coyote- yes, it already sounds amazing. Here is directly from the Kickstarter page: Featuring […]

UPCOMING YA GRAPHIC NOVEL—A HAUNTED GIRL—EXPLORES REAL WORLD MENTAL HEALTH TOPICS, DEPRESSION THROUGH HORROR LENS THIS MAY

By Staff Reports Co-writers and father-daughter team Ethan Sacks (Star Wars: Bounty Hunters) and Naomi Sacks join forces with fan-favorite artist Marco Lorenzana (Incredible Hulk) for a YA graphic novel that explores real-world mental health struggles through a fantastical lens in the upcoming, A Haunted Girl. It will hit shelves this May from Image Comics. The graphic novel will also […]

Action Figure Review: Sectaurs – Dargon

By Nolan P SmithEditor The Nacelle Company burst onto the action figure scene with their amazing Robo Force figures. Now, they have resurrected another beloved franchise from the depths of toy store nostalgia: Sectaurs! Sectaurs: Warriors of Symbion was a fantastic action figure line, comic book series, and animated show that first emerged in 1985. The concept of blending humanoids […]

Nacelle and Culturefly Announce ‘Movies That Made Us’ Branded In-Store Section Exclusively at Walmart, Dedicated to Showcasing Iconic Films

By Staff Reports Nacelle (The Movies That Made Us, Behind the Attraction, Icons Unearthed) and Culturefly are teaming up to announce a new shopping destination exclusively at Walmart. An in-store ‘Movies That Made Us’ branded collection will showcase new products inspired by iconic films in over 2000 Walmart stores starting Feb. 9, 2024. The partnership enables Nacelle to expand their […]

Mad Cave Studios: DICK TRACY #1 Coming This April

By Staff Reports Announcing the first look at the DICK TRACY comic book series from Mad Cave Studios, in partnership with Tribune Content Agency and New Wave Comics!  The iconic sleuth returns in this series debut from bestselling and award-winning authors Alex Segura (Secret Identity) and Michael Moreci (Barbaric), and renowned artist Geraldo Borges (Nightwing), with creative consultation from Chantelle […]

HUNDREDS OF YEARS BEFORE THE SKYWALKER SAGA, THE STEADY BLADE OF THE LIGHTSABER BURNED BRIGHT

By Staff Reports Dark Horse Comics Presents “Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures Phase III—Crash Landing” and fan-favorite character Ty Yorrick in “Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures—Saber for Hire” Check them out now! Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures Phase III—Crash LandingThe fight for Light and Life wages on in Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures Phase III—Crash Landing, […]

‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Daredevil,’ ‘The Walking Dead’ Q&As Among Top Programming at FAN EXPO Portland

By Staff Reports From celebrity Q&As to industry, cosplay, gaming, anime and entertaining, informative sessions from all areas of pop culture, FAN EXPO Portland presents its collection of nearly 150 programing panels and meetups during the event, Friday through Sunday, January 12-14 at Oregon Convention Center. There’s truly something for every fan and every taste every hour of the show […]

Wednesday #1 Review

By Kevin HoskinsonEntertainment Editor Community is sometimes hard to find. There is a world where everybody you surround yourself with shares the same passions as you do and understands exactly where you are coming from. While this world does exist in some version of the multiverse, most of us in this one are struggling to find that sense of belonging. […]

DesignerCon 2023: A Farewell to Anaheim and the Dawn of New Horizons

By Nolan P Smith Editor (Anaheim)– DesignerCon, the beloved arts, design, and collectibles extravaganza, has always held a special place in my heart. Over the years, it has introduced me to countless innovative companies and talented artists. That’s why I was excited as I embarked on my journey to the 2023 DesignerCon in Anaheim, knowing that the convention would find […]

What If the Vibrant Movie “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” by James Wan Lost Its Colors?

By Staff Reports Warner Bros. Pictures is partnering with the nonprofit association Coral Gardeners on the digital activation “The Lost Colors.” Together, they invite audiences around the world to bring back colors to the trailer of the highly anticipated “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom”—releasing internationally on Dec 20th and in North America on Dec 22nd—by donating to support reef restoration […]

TNA Wrestling Partners With PowerTown Wrestling To Produce TNA Action Figures & Accessories

By Staff Reports TNA Wrestling is returning to the action figure market through a long-term contract with PowerTown Wrestling to produce collectible TNA Action Figures & Accessories, it was jointly announced this week. Pre-sale orders for Series One will begin in March 2024 and the figures will be shipped in August 2024. Series Two of the TNA Wrestling Action Figures […]