Chopping Block Review: Nexus Omnibus Volume 1

Review by Nolan P. Smith- Pastrami Nation Writer: Mike Baron Artist: Steve Rude Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: November 2012 Website: Space: the ultimate setting for a comic, movie, video game, you name it. The unknown of the vastness of space, the unfamiliar planets and their inhabitants, the brave hero that outshines adversity: Halo, Mass Effect, and Saga […]

Chopping Block Review: Trigun Maximum Omnibus Volume 1

Review by Nolan P. Smith-Pastrami Nation Writer: Yasuhiro Nightow Artist: Yasuhiro Nightow Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Website: He’s the most feared person on the planet Gunsmoke. He blasted a hole through the moon, and he leaves a path of destruction wherever he goes. He has a bounty of $$60 Billion Double Dollars. He is the Humanoid Typhoon, Vash the […]

Chopping Block Review: PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale

Review by: Nolan P. Smith- Pastrami Nation Developers: SuperBot Entertainment, SCE Santa Monica Studios Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment Genre: Fighting One of the most revered and respected franchises in video games today is Smash Bros, the Nintendo fighting game brawler. Pitting classics characters such as Mario, Link, Starfox and more into a battle arena was in an instant recipe for […]

Dark Horse Books and Nintendo Announce The Legend of Zelda-Hyrule Historia Limited Collector’s Edition!

This book just got better. Dark Horse Books and Nintendo announced today that the previously announced Legend of Zelda-Hyrule Historia will now get a limited collector’s edition! By the look of the cover and the description, the limited edition sounds like the one to get! Check out the press release below: ZELDA’S HYRULE HISTORIA GETS LIMITED COLLECTOR’S EDITION! November 26, […]

Welcome to Neon Alley + Cyber Monday Sale

I have been meaning to write up my thoughts on Neon Alley for some time, so here it is. Neon Alley is a VIZ Media’s 24/7 subscription channel that features round the clock anime. Sound too good to be true? Well then, you are missing out! The channel is only available as an application on the PS3, and features some […]

DMC Devil May Cry Demo is Out!

Ready for a reboot? This week marked the release of the demo for DMC, the new Devil May Cry reboot. Many fans cried afoul when they saw the radical changes to Dante and the world he is in. Now, the demo is here… so how is it? It’s awesome Devil May Cry action! I’m not the biggest fan of the […]

The Art of Todd McFarlane Sells Out!

That was fast! The Art of Todd McFarlane, the massive 400 page hardcover book that chronicles the artistic history of one of the comic book world’s most innovative mind, has sold out at the distribution level. The book not only shows McFarlane’s Image Comics work, but also his Marvel and DC work, which I bet a lot of people didn’t […]

Chopping Block Review: Harbinger #6

Review by Nolan P. Smith- Pastrami Nation Writer: Joshua Dysart Artist: Phil Briones Publisher: Valiant Entertainment Website: In the last issue, we saw Peter Stanchek, the young psionic harbinger, escape from Harbinger Foundation and its leader, the immensely powerful Toyo Harada. This issue, we see some of the fallout from that, as well as what is to come for […]

Chopping Block Review: X-O Manowar #7

Review by Nolan P. Smith- Pastrami Nation Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Lee Garbett Publisher: Valiant Entertainment Website: Valiant’s relaunch of books have, so far, proven to be a roaring success, especially X-O Manowar. The Visigoth warrior Aric, time displaced in modern times and bonded to the X-O Manowar armor, hasn’t had it easy as of late. The Vine, the […]

Chopping Block Review: Grendel Omnibus Volume 2

Review by Nolan P. Smith-Pastrami Nation Writer: Matt Wagner, Diana Schutz Artists: Matt Wagner, Tim Sale, Arnold and Jacob Pander, and Bernie Mireault Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: December 2012 Website: FOR MATURE READERS In the first omnibus for Grendel, which I reviewed here on Pastrami Nation, we read about Hunter Rose, the original Grendel. A cold, calculating […]

The Uncanny Skullkickers!

Coming next year, Image Comics hit Skullkickers gets a new #1 and an adjective to boot! Personally, I haven’t checked out the series yet, but I have been planning to for some time! Check out the press release below from Image Comics, and get ready for Uncanny Skullkickers next year! This February, Image Comics invites readers to jump on board […]

So What Exactly is Jimmie Robinson’s Five Weapons?

We have seen the teasers…so what is The Five Weapons? Image Comics sent out a press release today, shedding light on the Jimmie Robinson written and drawn project, as well as provided sneak peeks at the first three covers! Comics/Shadowline mini-series by Jimmie Robinson (BOMB QUEEN), FIVE WEAPONS, students train in the martial arts, pledging their loyalty to one “club”: […]

Matt Wagner Endoreses The Black Beetle

Matt Wagner, the legendary comic book creator, has spoke his praise regarding Francesco Francavilla’s The Black Beetle, which hits stores in January. For those that don’t know, Wagner is responsible for two of my favorite comic properties: Grendel and Mage, so his praise carries a lot of weight! If you have never read a Wagner book, do yourself a favor […]

Help Kickstart the Axe Cop Documentary!

Axe Cop! One of the most original comic books in recent memory has to be Axe Cop. The Dark Horse Comic’s series was created by artist Ethan Nicolle and his then 5 year old brother Malachai back in 2009…and it has been a runaway success ever since. Set to be a FOX animated project in the summer of 2013, the […]

Help Make the Cincinnati ComiCon a Reality Through Kickstarter!

Because everyone deserves to experience a true comic convention! Take a look at the Kickstarter page for the Cincinnati ComiCon, a project aiming to bring a great con experience to Cincy. They have a lot of amazing creators on board already, like Tony Harris, Tony Moore, Steve Niles, Ben Templesmith, Rick Remender, Jason Aaron, Ryan Stegman and more! (If […]

Image Comic’s Also Uncanny- 2013

Some friendly fire in the comic biz. Image Comics released a teaser that takes a playful stab at the House of Ideas. With a teaser having a similar look to all of those Marvel NOW teasers, we don’t know much about the book other than what’s seen here. Guess we will have to wait and see…

Archaia Entertainment and Meteor Entetainment Present Exclusive Hawken Preview Digitial Issues on Comixology

Gotta love transmedia! Archaia Entertainment, the publisher of such awesomeness as Okko, Mouse Guard and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand among tons more, has partnered with Meteor Entertainment to produce some brilliant preview issues based off Meteor’s upcoming PC title, Hawken. The full Original Graphic Novel for Hawken doesn’t hit until March, but the first preview is available now on […]