Pastrami Comics Review: Quantum and Woody #1

Review by Nolan P. Smith-Pastrami Nation Written by: James Asmus Art by: Tom Fowler Published by: Valiant Entertainment (www.valiantcomics.com) They are billed as the world’s worst superhero team. That’s a tough act to follow. In the 90’s, Quantum and Woody were in a league all their own. With the humor, the amazing characterization, the goat: it was one of the […]

Help VALIANT and DOW Select the New Look of USA LUGE!

By Staff Reports Before USA Luge takes to the ice at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, you can help decide which Valiant-designed uniform America’s luge athletes will wear into competition next February. Valiant is proud to announce that it has partnered with USA Luge, home of the fastest sport on ice, and USA Luge technical partner Dow for a […]

Sold-Out QUANTUM AND WOODY #1 Returns with SECOND PRINTING Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO!

By Staff Reports Valiant is proud to announce that Quantum and Woody #1 has sold out at the distributor level and will return to store shelves on August 21st – with an all-new cover by rising star Emanuela Lupacchino (Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps, Archer & Armstrong)! “Quantum and Woody is the first title of the second Summer of Valiant initiative. It has […]

Pastrami Comic Review: The Bounce #3

Review by Christopher Guzman-Pastrami Nation Writer: Joe Casey Artist: David Messina Publisher: Image Comics (www.imagecomics.com) Joe Casey and David Messina dig deep in the third issue of their new series, The Bounce. The story takes off at an, umm, awkward ending of issue two where Jasper and Terry catch each other with their pants down. Well not exactly, well one […]

Pastrami Comic Review: Catalyst Comix #1

Review by Nolan P. Smith-Pastrami Nation Writer: Joe Casey Artists: Dan McDaid, Paul Maybury, Ulises Farinas Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release July 2013 Website: www.darkhorse.com Back in the 90’s, there was an imprint called Comics’ Greatest World, and it bolstered quite an impressive line up. X, Ghost, Titan, Agents of Change: there was a plethora of heroes surviving in a […]

Manga Review: Rurouni Kenshin-Restoration Volume 1

Review by Nolan P. Smith-Pastrami Nation Writer and Artist: Nobuhiro Watsuki Publisher: Shonen Jump/ VIZ Media Release June 2013 Website: www.viz.com The Rurouni Kenshin franchise has been around for some time now. Fans of anime and manga know the tales of the legendary Battosai the Man Slayer, set in the Meiji Era in feudal Japan.  If you don’t, or if […]

Image Comic’s Rat Queens Brings The Booze and Brawls To High Fantasy

By Staff Reports (California)– They’re not your typical band of high fantasy adventurers: Hannah the Rockabilly Elven Mage, Violet the Hipster Dwarven Fighter, Dee the Atheist Human Cleric, and Betty the Hippy Hafling Thief. These women are the stars of the new Image Comics/Shadowline series RAT QUEENS, and they’re the deadliest grog-guzzling, death-dealing, battle-maidens-for-hire in Palisade. In this new series […]

Dark Horse To Publish EC Library: TALES FROM THE CRYPT- Coming This Halloween

By Staff Reports (MILWAUKIE, OR)–As announced during the Diamond Retailer Lunch at Comic-Con 2013, the publishing maverick Dark Horse Comics, known for the best in both new and original material as well as archiving comics’ most important works, announced one of its biggest undertakings yet! Without question, Bill Gaines’s Entertaining Comics produced some of the greatest works in the history […]

Sam Kieth’s The Maxx is back!

By Staff Reports (San Diego) – Sam Kieth’s The Maxx was a runaway sensation when initially published. Kieth’s exquisite artistry and quirky stories resonated with readers who had never seen anything quite like it before. Exploring the strange relationship between two realities, The Maxx follows the dual identities of a man caught between the real world and a heroic fantasy […]

Something Strange From Dave Sim and IDW!

By Staff Reports (San Diego)– Prolific creator Dave Sim’s meta-adventure through the history of photo-realistic artwork, the career and death of Alex Raymond, and much more, will be published by IDW! Sim’s originally self-published work is being completely remastered, redrawn, and reworked before it sees release as its own 18-issue series. About the project, the A Moment of Cerebus Web […]

Victor Santos’s Polar Comes From The Cold To Dark Horse

By Staff Reports As announced at San Diego Comic-Con, Dark Horse Comics is proud to bring Polar, the lauded silent webcomic by Victor Santos (Mice Templar, Filthy Rich), to print—available for the first time ever with dialogue! A guns-blazing espionage action-adventure in the grand tradition of Jim Steranko and Frank Miller, this graphic novel is a brutal, fast-tempo story of […]

Pastrami Flick Review: The Wolverine

By Nolan P. Smith Pastrami Nation (Victorville)— Wolverine is one of Marvel Comics most beloved franchises, shining brighter than any of his X-Men teammates. The old Canucklehead has been a part of all of the X-Men films, including his own spin-off, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which was luke-warm at best. In 2013, the weight of the X-films falls once again on […]

Journey Into Mystery: A Cosplayer’s Comic Con Adventure

By Nolan Patrick Smith Pastrami Nation (San Diego)— With the San Diego Comic Con now behind us, it’s that time to look back at the plethora of pictures from the pop culture event of the year. Many of those pictures probably feature some of the amazing cosplay attendees with their elaborate costumes that make the heroes and villains from the […]

SDCC 2013: Hasbro-Marvel Comics

Here come the superheroes! Hasbro packed a punch when it came to their Marvel Legends and Marvel Universe lines (now known as Avengers) on display at the San Diego Comic Con. For Marvel Legends, we now know that the last build a figure for the year will be Jubilee, and that we are getting a new Marvel NOW Thor, Blizzard, […]

SDCC 2013: Sideshow Collectibles

This is the high end of comic con! Sideshow Collectibles is known for their top of the line collectibles: from statues and bust to some of the most like-life action figures ever seen. From G.I. Joes, the Marvel Universe, Pacific Rim and more, Sideshow always shows that they are the best at what they do. This year is no different. […]

SDCC 2013: Saturday Cosplay at it’s Finest!

Ready for more? Saturday brought about some amazing costumes and people at the San Diego Comic Con: from Poison Ivy, looking lovely as ever, a female Bane, DeadPool-Maus, to the Doctor and his TARDIS! The Doctor was spot on, and the young lady TARDIS lit up and even had the “insides” of the TARDIS! Plus, a not so Little Mermaid […]

SDCC 2013: Loot Crate

This is it, last day of the San Diego Comic Con! Better make sure to hit the most memorable booths the convention has! With that said, we are posting a few booths that we highly recommend checking out on Sunday, like the comic con in a box, Loot Crate! An awesome monthly service that, for a small fee plus shipping, […]

SDCC 2013: Agent 88 Booth

This is it, last day of the San Diego Comic Con! Better make sure to hit the most memorable booths the convention has! With that said, we are posting a few booths that we highly recommend checking out on Sunday, starting with Agent 88! Agent 88 is an amazing film, brought to life with a successful Kickstarter project, that follows […]

SDCC 2013: NECA

By Nolan P. Smith-Pastrami Nation All photographs by Jason T. Smith and Nolan P. Smith NECA is known for their highly detailed collectibles based on film, movie and video game licenses. At SDCC so far, they have shown more of what fans want: amazing, accurate collectibles. From the upcoming Kick Ass 2, to Pacific Rim series 2, Predator, Borderlands, Simpsons […]

SDCC 2013: Cosplay From The Convention Floor

By Nolan P. Smith- Pastrami Nation All Photographs by Nolan P. Smith and Jason T. Smith-Pastrami Nation Day one is in the record books! The first official day of the San Diego Comic Con is over, and it did not disappoint! One of the main reasons people look to the con is for the high quality, inventive cosplay seen year […]

Martian Manhunter Announced as DLC for Injustice Gods Among Us, John Stewart Skin Coming as Well

Hide your Oreos, the martian is coming! Warner Bros Interactive announced today that we are in fact getting more downloadable characters for the DC Comic’s fighter, Injustice Gods Among Us. The first one up: the Martian Manhunter. Check out the video below that shows the heart of the Justice League in action, as well as a Green Lantern skin, that […]

Dillon Francis To Headline The MTV2 Party in the Park On July 18th in San Diego During MTV Geekend At Comic-Con

New York, NY (July 15, 2013) – MTV2 today announced that Dillon Francis will headline the first-ever “MTV2 Party in the Park” at San Diego’s Petco Park during Comic-Con on Thursday, July 18, with New Politics also performing on the bill. Open to all Comic-Con badge holders, with doors opening at 7:00 p.m. PT, the “MTV2 Party in the Park” […]