Comic Book Review: Paranormal Hitmen #1

By Nolan P Smith The afterlife is a hard gig. You kind of ghost through life or around it, however it might be. You are part of the bigger world of the paranormal. But even the paranormal have the good and the bad. When push comes to shove, sometimes you need a bad guy to do good. So why not […]

Comic Book Review: Cosmic Adventures #0

By Nolan P. Smith Living in the High Deserts of California, my comic shop of choice is easily Linebreakers. Well, the store recently announced their foray into being an independent comic book publisher with Linebreakers Comics, with their first official, full-size release being Cosmic Adventures #0, so I had to give it a shot. Written by Jakob Free with art […]

Indie Comics Spotlight: Don Walker- Dreadlock The Barbarian

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 Don Walker and his current Kickstarter project, Dreadlock the Barbarian!  Fun fact, when I was a teenager, I went to a comic […]

Indie Comics Spotlight: Grant Lankard- Beowulf

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 Grant Lankard and his current Kickstarter project, Beowulf!  What’s it all about? Here is the info straight from the Kickstarter campaign. “Hazel, […]

Vault Announce The Blue Flame, a New Series from Christopher Cantwell, Adam Gorham, Kurt Michael Russell & Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou

By Staff Reports Vault Comics is thrilled to announce The Blue Flame, an utterly unique and thought-provoking cosmic superhero maxi-series from writer Christopher Cantwell, (Iron Man, Doctor Doom, Halt and Catch Fire), star artist Adam Gorham (Punk Mambo, New Mutants, The Violent), colorist Kurt Michael Russell (Money Shot, The Plot, Brandon Sanderson’s Dark One), letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou (Black Stars Above, Engineward), […]

Indie Comics Spotlight: Tom Ward- Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman

By Nolan P. Smith 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 Tom Ward and his comic book- Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman. So, what’s it about?  Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman is a Victorian pulp adventure comic […]

Comic Book Review: Stray Dogs #1

By Nolan P. Smith Editor and Chief When a comic book is billed as Lady and the Tramp meets Silence of the Lambs, it has my attention. I honestly didn’t know what to expect with Image Comics’ Stray Dogs #1, but I will say, what I read was in one word: amazing.  From Tony Fleecs, Trish Forstner, Brad Simpson, and […]

Graphic Novel Review: Acursian

By Kevin Hoskinson Entertainment Editor From Legendary Comics and starring John Barrowman, Acursian is a story that spans the ages. It is steeped in Celtic mythology and has an exciting sci-fi angle that Barrowman fans will definitely enjoy. Beginning in modern times, the story revolves around Charlie Stewart, an extremely unlikable lawyer. On his 40th birthday, he is plagued by […]

Comic Book Review: Freak Snow #1

By Nolan P. Smith Sometimes a comic book just catches you entirely off guard. This is the case with Freak Snow #1. The book comes from Behemoth and their brand new imprint, Happy Tank. From Kevin Roditeli, Rob Cannon, and a cover by Victor Santos, Freak Snow takes us into a frozen wasteland filled with violence, murderers, and insanity. Right […]


By Staff Reports Z2 Comics continues to roll out news marrying celebrated acts from all genres of music with the finest talent in comics for the most immersive reading experiences offered anywhere. Today furthers this promise with perhaps one of the most anticipated releases from hip hop supergroup, CZARFACE, co-founded by duo 7L and Esoteric, along with Inspectah Deck of the Wu-Tang Clan. “The […]

Comic Book Review: My Little Pony #95

By Evelyn Benson Junior Reviewer IDW soon releases its 95th Issue of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. My Little Pony has been a favorite of mine, so I was excited to read it.  In this episode, the Muffletta Moss has taken over Ponyville. This magic moss absorbs sound. Like a plant, when it gets what it needs, it multiplies. […]

The Movie Worlds of Superman ’78 and Batman ’89 Are Heading to Comics in Two All-New DC Digital First Series!

By Staff Reports Beginning in July 2021, decades after both Richard Donner’s Superman: The Movie and Tim Burton’s Batman introduced generations of fans to silver screen versions of DC’s Man of Steel and the World’s Greatest Detective, DC is returning to these beloved properties to tell new stories set within these worlds with the publication of a series of Superman […]


By Staff Reports Image Comics’ President Todd McFarlane announced his bold attempt at creating his own multi-character, interconnected comic book universe. His stated goal is to establish a shared fictional universe over time in the vein of what the other comic industry giants, Marvel, and DC Comics, have accomplished with their comic book universes. The announcement was given by McFarlane […]

Comic Book Review: Pantomime #4

By Rebecca Benson Pantomime #4 from Mad Cave Studios is out now! And what great timing as I was wondering how our team’s saga was going to play out–and yes, pun intended. What seems like an ordinary move-out day for our now college-age group of criminal friends and family has morphed into an unforeseen circumstance. No, things aren’t always what […]

Comic Book Review: TMNT-The Last Ronin #2

By Nolan P. Smith Editor and Chief This one has been a long time coming: the first issue for the highly anticipated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin dropped in October to high praise all around. It was revealed who the last turtle is (spoilers ahead) and who is responsible for the loss of the rest of the group. […]

Comic Book Review: Phantom Starkiller #1

By Nolan P. Smith Editor and Chief I was blown away when I first heard that there was going to be a comic book based on Phantom Starkiller. The character has popped up as a ReAction figure from Super7 in all kinds of color variations, but to finally get to read a story with this ghoulish swashbuckler was a dream […]

Graphic Novel Review: Star Wars Adventures- The Clone Wars – Battle Tales

By Jeremiah Gagnon We start out witnessing a battle between the Galactic Republic Clones and the Separatist Battle Droids. The droids lay down, suppressing fire, keeping the clones at bay. The battle droids call in for reinforcements to better their odds, and moments later, the Super Battle Droids arrive, causing even more havoc on the battlefield. Hope is not lost […]

Comic Book Review: The Shepherd #1

By Nolan P. Smith When I first saw the solicits for Scout Comics/Black Caravans’ The Shepherd, I knew I had to pick up. The title, the artwork, and the premise all pulled me in before I even read a single page. After reading the first issue, I can say I was guided in the right direction: The Shepherd delivers big […]

Comic Book Review: Radiant Black #1

By Nolan P. Smith Image Comics has published some of the most incredible superhero books to date: Invincible, Cross Over, Kick-Ass, Savage Dragon, Spawn, the list goes on. A new hero enters the fray as Radiant Black #1 has hit the shelves. Does it fly high, or is it grounded from the start?  From Kyle Higgins, Marcelo Costa, and Becca […]

Legendary Comics Announces Monstrously Exciting Godzilla vs. Kong Publishing Program

By Staff Reports In anticipation of the March release of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures epic action adventure Godzilla vs. Kong, Legendary Comics announced today an exciting companion publishing program that will allow fans to dive deeper into stories relating to the upcoming cinematic showdown between two of the most beloved pop culture Titans of all time—the great Godzilla […]

Crowdfunding Spotlight: The Phantom Phoenix

By Nolan P. Smith At Pastrami Nation, we love to spotlight independent creators, especially those in the comic book realm. So I am excited to share this book with you that is on my radar: The Phantom Phoenix from Voyage Comics! This project ends on Feb 16th; help this phoenix rise from the ashes! So, what’s it about? Here is […]

Calling all Knuckleheads! New Three Stooges Comic Celebrates Several Eras of Stooges in Stores Today!

By Staff Reports Looking to get in touch with your inner-wiseguy? Trying to put the wit back in your half-wit? Ignite you ignoramus? Well then, American Mythology has just the comic for you! To kick off the book publisher’s five-year anniversary, the company is releasing The Three Stooges, “Thru the Ages”. The book is filled with new Stooge content from […]

Indie Comics Spotlight: Ryan Chalifour -Tesla on Mars

By Nolan P. Smith 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 take a look at a brand new Kickstarter project- Tesla on Mars.  What’s the book about? Here is the description straight from the Kickstarter campaign. “Working in secret, […]


By Staff Reports The Marvel Universe has always been protected by Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. But this May, the world will be reborn without the Avengers! From mastermind creators Jason Aaron and Ed McGuiness comes HEROES REBORN, a bold new vision of the Marvel Universe where the Avengers never assembled and the Squadron Supreme took their place as Earth’s greatest super […]

Graphic Novel Review: Lemonade Code

By Evelyn Benson Junior Reviewer Oni-Lion Forge presents “Lemonade Code.” Robert Reynolds and his dog, Researcher, open a lemonade stand with endless flavor possibilities. But little do they know, a neighbor sours the competition. Daphne Du-Ri’s old-fashioned lemonade is suspiciously popular amongst the crowd. Robbie attempts to find out what her secret ingredients are but almost ends the world as […]

Comic Book Review: Origins #4

By Rebecca Benson BOOM! Studios continues the post-apocalyptic search for truth and humankind’s legacy in “Origins” #4. Chloe and Cliff have undertaken the responsibility to care for David. The human life they found so long ago. However, “Origins” dives into the complexities of the creator and the created. This saga also dissects the mysteries of robots and humanity. The difference? […]

Advance Comic Book Review: Becstar #1

By Nolan P. Smith Spacefaring adventures can be amazing if done right. You have to hit the right tone and right balance of characterization and the characteristics of being in alien worlds. With Mad Cave Studios’ upcoming release, Becstar, you get the balance that makes for a great first issue. Written by Joe Corallo with art by Lorenzo Colangeli, Sweeney […]