Creed Review: Here Comes a New Challenger

Review by Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)—In 1976, the world was introduced to the most beloved cinematic boxer in history as Rocky hit the silver screen. Sylvester Stallone embodied the “Italian Stallion”- a champion for the people who overcame insurmountable odds. But nobody can fight in the ring forever, and with almost 40 years having passed since the original film, […]

Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two 13 Disc Set Hits December 8th, Only on Amazon

By Staff Reports The limited edition, 13-Disc Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two Collection invites you to hold the greatest power in the cosmos in your grasp – an orb containing one of the legendary Infinity Stones! Plus Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray™ and Digital Copies of all Phase 2 films, in collectible packaging designed by artist Matt Ferguson. This set overflows with […]

Early Sneak Peek From Black Science Deluxe Hardcover Edition Volume 1

By Staff Reports New York Times bestselling writer Rick Remender (DEADLY CLASS, LOW, TOKYO GHOST) and Matteo Scalera tease a few pages from the forthcoming BLACK SCIENCE DELUXE HARDCOVER EDITION, VOL. 1, set to hit stores this February. This premiere hardcover edition will collect the first three story arcs of the beloved, pulp science fiction world-hopping adventure and feature an […]

Doctor Who Review: Face the Raven

        By Daniel Schwartz Contributing Guest Reviewer Waning: SPOILERS BELOW Usually, defining moments on Doctor Who such as regeneration and the loss of a companion are met with much expectation and fanfare and take place during the season finale. Face the Raven breaks this trend as The Doctor’s long-time companion Clara Oswald is seemingly killed while trying […]

The Walking Dead Review- Heads Up

By Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)– This episode, being the one right before the mid-season finale next week, had the hopes of viewers everywhere as high as possible. With show mainstay Glenn still missing for a few episodes now, many feared the worst and awaited some sort of official word. With two episodes already being aired that made no mention […]

Wrath of the Eternal Warrior #1 Review- A New Journey

Review by Nolan P. Smith When Valiant Entertainment’s Book of Death miniseries wrapped up, the biggest revelation coming out of the excellent series was the apparent death of Gilad Anni-Padda, better known as the Eternal Warrior. How does an immortal die? Sustaining tremendous injuries in the Book of Death, the Earth that Gilad defended for so long allowed him the […]

DesignerCon 2015- Art Explosion in Pasadena

By Jason T. Smith Photos by Nolan P. Smith (Pasadena)– This weekend, the artful city of Pasadena was once again home to DesignerCon, or D-Con as it is also known by. Featuring artists, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of pop, underground and urban art, the show took place at the Pasadena Convention Center, and was met with crowds of fans, creators, […]

The Beauty #4 Review: Under the Gun

By Daniel Schwartz Contributing Guest Reviewer (Victor Valley)– Following the shocking revelations from the third issue, agents Foster and Vaughn continue to run for their lives as they attempt to expose the truth behind the Beauty before millions of people burst into flames. Dodging a deadly and skilled assassin, the two agents and their anti-beauty allies attempt to reveal the […]

Bruce Zick’s “Zone Continuum” Gets Graphic Novel

By Staff Reports Dark Horse announces that Bruce Zick’s wild science-fiction web comic, The Zone Continuum, will arrive in print as an original graphic novel. The Zone Continuum was first printed in 1992 by Caliber Comics and then rebooted in 2006 as a web series of over one hundred episodes for Komikwerks. Now, Bruce Zick and Dark Horse Comics will […]

Sideshow Collectibles Presents the Ralph McQuarrie Boba Fett Concept Statue- Pre-Order Now

By Staff Reports Inspired by Ralph McQuarrie’s pre-production artwork for Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, the most feared bounty hunter in the galaxy comes to life with the Ralph McQuarrie Boba Fett statute. Captured in action leaping with missiles ready, on a base inspired by the Slave 1, the ruthless Fett appears in his original all-white armor. Featuring original […]

Kaptara Vol. 1 is a Hilarious Sci-Fi Adventure

By Staff Reports Bestselling writer Chip Zdarsky (SEX CRIMINALS, Howard the Duck) teams up with artist Kagan McLeod (Infinite Kung-Fu) for the laugh-out-loud romp, KAPTARA, VOL. 1: FEAR NOT, TINY ALIEN. This collects issues #1-5 into trade paperback and will be available in December. A space expedition goes horribly wrong because if it didn’t there would be no story! Reluctant […]

McFarlane Toys Releases Medieval Spawn Resin Statue

By Staff Reports Ripped from the pages of the record breaking Spawn Comic, comes the return of Medieval Spawn ready to destroy all forces of darkness. McFarlane Toys founder and legendary artist Todd McFarlane and his award-winning McFarlane Toys design group, are excited to bring the comic hero, Medieval Spawn to life in this limited edition, highly detailed, hand-crafted cold-cast […]

The World Needs More Loot! Loot Crate Unveils Two New Subscription Lines and Exclusive Star Wars, Call of Duty and Doctor Who Premium Crates

By Nolan P. Smith Loot Crate, lovingly known as a comic con in a box, is raising up the geek level for the holidays. For those that don’t know, Loot Crate offers a monthly subscription box, filled with goodies like collectibles, apparel, and more, all in the name of pop culture. As a subscriber to the box, I can say, […]

Huck #1 Review- What Makes a Man Super?

By Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)– Mark Millar is the man who brought us Kick-Ass and the Secret Service, both which translated masterfully into ultra violent films. Millar is known for his excellent yet bloody books, so when I heard about Huck, I was intrigued. Millar’s last book, Chrononauts, was amazing, and the premise of Huck made this a day […]

Jimmy McGill’s Journey to Saul Continues When Season Two of AMC’s “Better Call Saul” Returns Monday, February 15th

By Staff Reports AMC announced that the critically acclaimed, Emmy®-nominated series “Better Call Saul” will return for its second season  on Monday, February 15th at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.  A prequel to the award-winning series “Breaking Bad,” the series follows down-on-his-luck Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) as he navigates the moral dilemmas of  the legal world while trying to step out of his older […]

Snowfall Brings Deadly Chill to Dystopian Genre + Preview!

By Staff Reports Bestselling writer Joe Harris (The X-Files) and artist Martín Morazzo (Vertigo Quarterly), creators of GREAT PACIFIC, reunite for an all-new ongoing science-fiction series set in the year 2045—where it no longer snows. “With Snowfall, we’re presenting a 21st century America in which the climate has gone completely to shit and where fully recognized corporate personhood and control […]

Dark Horse Resurrects Original Aliens Series for 30th Anniversary Hardcover

By Staff Reports In 1988, Dark Horse’s Aliens comic debuted, with stunning art by Mark A. Nelson and a script by Mark Verheiden, taking the comics market by storm. For the thirtieth anniversary of the Aliens film, Dark Horse and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products are releasing an oversized hardcover edition of the unabridged and unadulterated series! This must-have collector’s […]

VIZ Media Partners with Generator to Launch Official Naruto Online Store

By Staff Reports VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, has announced the launch of the official NARUTO online store for the U.S. and Canada in partnership with digital marketing and eCommerce solutions provider, GENERATOR, a division of Sony DADC. The NARUTO online store at shop.naruto.com is a comprehensive […]

Peter Hogan Delivers King’s Road Miniseries from Dark Horse

By Staff Reports Moving from the pages of comics’ greatest anthology, Dark Horse Presents, Peter Hogan (Resident Alien, Sandman Presents, The Dreaming) returns to fantasy to deliver a three-issue miniseries of King’s Road. Artist Staz Johnson (Judge Dredd) and colorist Douglas Sirois (The 7th Sword) join Hogan to continue this tale of a family on the run from magical, other-dimensional […]

Cosplayer Spotlight: Ivy Tenebrae

By Nolan P. Smith With this edition of the Cosplayer Spotlight on Pastrami Nation, we are excited to once again spotlight an international cosplayer! From the United Kingdom, we are proud to spotlight Ivy Tenebrae from the United Kingdom! All photos provided by Ivy Tenebrae. What are some cosplays that you have done? “I have done so many!! The list […]

Web Warriors #1- Spiders Everywhere

Review by Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)– When Marvel launched their successful “Spider-Verse” storyline, we got to see various incarnations of the web slinger from different universes- including the Noir Spider-Man, a female Spider-Man who’s the daughter of Peter Parker and Mary Jane, Spider-Man India, the spectacular Spider-Ham, the ultra popular Spider-Gwen and more. When that storyline ended, I know […]

All-New, All-Different Avengers #1- Assembling Anew

Review by Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)– Spinning out of Marvel’s crossover event, Secret Wars, the world is still spinning. With some many different spin offs from the Avengers, it is revealed that there is no one, definitive Avengers team right now. This book aims to change that with the All-New, All-Different Avengers. By looking at the cover, that’s an […]