Graphic Novel Review: Djeliya

By Nolan P. Smith Editor in Chief I will go ahead and lead with something I have said repeatedly: you can tell any story in the comic book medium. Anything. From superheroes to horror, romance to daring rescues, biopics to PSA’s. With TKO Studios’ latest graphic novel Djeliya, we dive into West African lore with monsters, mayhem, and destiny. From […]

WBHE at Comic-Con@Home – Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two & Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms

By Staff Reports Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings two highly anticipated releases to Comic-Con@Home 2021 with intriguing panel discussions of Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two on Friday, July 23 at 3:00pm PT and Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms on Saturday, July 24 at 4:00pm PT. Links to view the panels will be available when Comic-Con International announces its full weekend […]

The Simpsons Assemble! Disney+ Announces New Short “The Good, The Bart, And The Loki” Premiering July 7

By Staff Reports Disney+ announced “The Good, The Bart, and The Loki,” a new Marvel-themed short from “The Simpsons” premiering Wednesday, July 7. In the new short coming exclusively to Disney+, Loki is banished from Asgard once again and must face his toughest opponents yet: the Simpsons and Springfield’s mightiest heroes. The God of Mischief teams up with Bart Simpson […]

Strike Back Studios In Association with Realization Films to Release Action Thriller “Overrun” Across All TVOD/Digital Platforms & Blu-Ray/DVD

By Staff Reports Strike Back Studios  continues its hot streak with its latest acquisition of the Turbo Panda Productions action thriller “Overrun” the feature film directorial debut from filmmaker Josh Tessier (“The Mandalorian,”  “The Walking Dead: Red Machete,” “The Thundermans”) that is planned for a TVOD/Digital platform and Blu-Ray/DVD United States release beginning on August 17th, 2021. International sales are being handled by Bleiberg Entertainment’s genre label Compound B and […]

Kickstart Slums of the Empire City

By Staff Reports Picture it, the seedy streets of 19th century New York teeming with vagrants, scoundrels and ‘ne’er do wells’ all hell bent on making a buck at any cost, including murder! Based on actual events, Slums of the Empire City, written by renowned Hollywood Visual Effects Supervisor, Ryan Curtis (Superman and Lois, Van Helsing, Lucifer), with art and letters by […]

LIFE FINDS A WAY WITH NEW TRANSFORMERS X JURASSIC PARK COLLABORATION: INTRODUCING ‘TYRANNOCON REX’ AND ‘AUTOBOT JP93’

By Staff Reports Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), Universal Brand Development and Amblin Entertainment revealed the first-ever TRANSFORMERS X Jurassic Park collaboration. The iconic T.Rex and Ford Explorer from the blockbuster 1993 film, Jurassic Park, are now TRANSFORMERS robots – TYRANNOCON REX and AUTOBOT JP93. The new TRANSFORMERS X Jurassic Park figure and vehicle pack celebrates the groundbreaking, ultimate thrill ride, […]

Super7 x Mighty Morphin Power Rangers ULTIMATES! Wave 1 Figures

By Staff Reports Teenagers with attitude – and the villains who hunt them – have joined the Super7 ULTIMATES! party! The first wave of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers ULTIMATES! includes FIVE exciting characters: Green Ranger, Yellow Ranger, Goldar, Putty Patroller, and – never before available in this scale – the Tyrannosaurus Dinozord! These made-to-order, highly articulated, deluxe 7” scale action […]

The LEGO Group reveals first prototype LEGO brick made from recycled plastic

By Staff Reports The LEGO Group today unveiled a prototype LEGO® brick made from recycled plastic, the latest step in its journey to make LEGO products from sustainable materials. The new prototype, which uses PET plastic from discarded bottles, is the first brick made from a recycled material to meet the company’s strict quality and safety requirements. A team of […]

Jeff Lemire’s New Series ‘Mazebook’ to be Published by Dark Horse

By Staff Reports The Only Way Out Is In. From Jeff Lemire, the creator of Sweet Tooth and New York Times bestselling and Eisner award-winning Black Hammer, comes Mazebook, an ambitious and haunting comic series about family, grief, and loss.       A lonely building inspector still grieving the loss of his puzzle-loving daughter receives a mysterious phone call one night from a girl claiming to be her, […]

WITCHERCON SCHEDULE REVEALED

By Staff Reports CD PROJEKT RED and Netflix have together unveiled the full schedule for WitcherCon — the upcoming global online celebration of The Witcher franchise. Amongst the line up, CD PROJEKT RED will be hosting numerous panels. In Memories from the Path: Stories Behind The Witcher Games,  developers and key figures from the creation of The Witcher series of […]

BANDAI SPIRITS to Release Plastic Models With LIMEX (Which Contains Limestone), and Which Aim for Sustainable Resource Circulation by Reducing the Use of Petroleum-based Plastics and Contributing to a Reduction in CO2 Emissions

By Staff Reports BANDAI SPIRITS CO., LTD (President: Nao Udagawa, Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo) plans to release the plastic models “Dinosaur Skeleton Plastic Model Tyrannosaurus” and “Dinosaur Skeleton Plastic Model Triceratops” in Fall 2021 in North America, Asia, etc. By molding some of our plastic models with LIMEX, a new material that uses limestone as its primary raw material, we can […]

Mattel Creations Announces Latest Product Drop Featuring Reimagined Collectible Toy-Inspired Art with Launch of First-Ever Hot Wheels NFT Series

By Staff Reports Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) announced that Mattel Creations, the company’s collaboration and direct-to-consumer platform, is further evolving its toys as art collection to include a Non-Fungible Token (“NFT”) series from the super-charged Hot Wheels brand. Breaking into this new market allows Mattel to expand across this emerging art space and advance the collector offering starting with three […]

Baseballism x Igloo: Summertime at the Ballpark

By Staff Reports There’s no cooler cooler. Baseballism has partnered up with Igloo Coolers to created a Limited Edition Playmate Cooler and cap bundle made for love of the game. The theme of the bundle is ‘Summertime at the Ballpark’.  The bundle features Igloo’s classic Playmate Cooler decorated with baseball themed graphics created by Baseballism. The cooler and cap tell the story […]

COMIC TAGS – A New Way To Collect Comic Books Has Launched In Partnership With SCOUT COMICS

By Staff Reports COMIC TAGS is a  way to both distribute and collect digital comic books that addresses some of the biggest problems that comic publishers and comic collectors face. COMIC TAGS are a hybrid of comic books and trading cards. These limited edition collectible cards each have a unique scratch off code to download a PDF copy of the graphic […]

Nintendo Offers a “Bounty” of New Announcements During Its Nintendo Direct Presentation for E3 2021

By Staff Reports During its nearly 40-minute E3 2021 Nintendo Direct video presentation, Nintendo spotlighted a wide variety of new games coming to the Nintendo Switch system – with many launching this year! Announcements include Metroid Dread, the first 2D Metroid game starring bounty hunter Samus Aran with a new story in 19 years; Mario Party Superstars, a new game […]

Indie Comics Spotlight: Jason Orfalas- Octopus Cowboy

By Nolan P. Smith Editor and Chief  Welcome to Pastrami Nation’s Indie Comics Spotlight! We hope to help spread the word of amazing independent works with our comics and creator spotlights! With this installment, we shine the spotlight on Jason Orfalas and his project, Octopus Cowboy. Pastrami Nation: Tell us about yourself and your current project.  Jason Orfalas: “My name […]

SUPER MAGIC FOREST out next week

By Staff Reports Revival House Press is proud to announce the release of Super Magic Forest by Ansis Puriņš, the Xeric Award-winning writer and artist of Zombre. This all-new, 88-page full-color graphic novel invites readers, old and new, even deeper into the series and the lives of the creatures who inhabit the Magic Forest! Twit Leaf the Elf’s day job is picking […]

Super7 to Revive SilverHawks Franchise with ULTIMATES! Deluxe Action Figures & More

By Staff Reports Super7 is excited to announce that the partly metal, partly real heroes of SilverHawks will be making their way to toy collections once again.  The first wave of SilverHawks ULTIMATES! figures includes their leader, Quicksilver, and the intelligent and extremely strong Steelheart, as well as the villainous mob boss Mon*Star and his robot henchman Buzz-Saw. SilverHawks ULTIMATES! figures will […]

Spawn’s Universe #1 Officially IMAGE COMICS’ Top Selling First Issue of the 21st CENTURY

By Staff Reports Todd McFarlane, Emmy, Grammy winner, co-founder, and president of Image Comics, the 3rd largest comic publisher, shatters the record for Image Comic’s top-selling first-issue comic book of the 21st century by selling well over 200K units.  The SPAWN franchise is bigger than ever before and has sold millions of comics and toys worldwide. On the heels of the […]

Is Bad Idea Over?

By Staff Reports The news broke this week that one of the hottest up and coming publishers is now over- is Bad Idea done? See above for the cryptic message sent out. Are they done-done? Or is this paving the way for a Good Idea… Chime in and let us know your thoughts!

Discover What Legends Are Made Of with The Art of Apex Legends

By Staff Reports Dark Horse Books, in association with Respawn Entertainment, presents The Art of Apex Legends—a 192-page oversized hardcover tome collecting and presenting art and developer commentary for the hit squad-based battle royale game.        Pore over the finest features of unique legendary skins, marvel at the deadly intricacies of every dynamic weapon, explore each nook and cranny of the game’s battle-scarred arenas, and more!  Whether […]

Escape the Princess’ Bite in Zombie Princess and the Enchanted Maze — Coming Soon!

By Staff Reports WizKids is excited to announce the upcoming release of Zombie Princess and the Enchanted Maze, a lighthearted game of undeath by Andrew Beardsley!  Once upon a time she was looking for love…now she’s looking for lunch! In this new twist on the classic tale, players become chivalrous Knights, trapped in an ever-changing maze with a princess-turned-zombie! Players will place and rotate maze tiles to open up their own path to escape while slowing down their […]