Indie Comics Spotlight: Deborah Daughetee- Dragons by the Yard

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 Deborah Daughetee and her current Kickstarter project, Dragons by the Yard. Pastrami Nation: Tell us about yourself and your current project. […]

Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s Introduce Godzilla vs. Kong-Inspired Limited Time Offers Globally

By Staff Reports CKE Restaurants announced today its partnership with Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment to promote the premiere of the highly-anticipated cinematic actioner Godzilla vs. Kong timed to the film’s release, with special edition menu offerings at Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s restaurants around the world. Godzilla vs. Kong is in theaters internationally and, as of today, March 31, in […]

Rob Cham’s National Book Award-winning Series Returns with an All-new Adventure

By Staff Reports This month, we learn to enjoy the silence. Buño Books is proud to announce the release of Lost by Rob Cham, the gorgeously illustrated second book in the silent graphic novel series and follow-up to the National Children’s Book Award-winning title, Light. When the two best friends, Backpacker and Tear, fall through a magical portal they find […]

Celebrate 20 Years of Healing and Homage with Halloween Man

By Staff Reports Celebrate 20 years with one of underground comics’ most enduring characters, Halloween Man! The comic written and created by 2020 Ringo Award nominee, Drew Edwards, offers up a special jam issue Halloween Man: Beyond October which features an amazing roster of up-and-coming and mainstream artists including John Sowder, Jason Wilson, Paulo Hernandez, Evan Quiring, Max Young, John […]

Comic Book Review: Vlad Dracul #1

By Kevin Hoskinson When people hear the name Dracula, visions of a mysterious, caped, bloodthirsty vampire pop into their heads, that image comes from the Bram Stoker version of the character, one who bears little resemblance to the real-life figure who inspired the character. And due to numerous films, comics, paintings, and even video games, that version of the character […]

Movie Review: Bad Boys For Life

By Kevin Hoskinson It’s been nearly 20 years since Detectives Mike Lowery and Marcus Burnett have been seen on the big screen. Since Bad Boys 2 was released in 2003, there has been talk about a possible sequel. Understandably, stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence were waiting for the perfect story to be able to tell if they were going […]

Vin Diesel’s BLOODSHOT Takes Over Free Comic Book Day

By Staff Reports To celebrate Free Comic Book Day on May 2nd, Valiant Entertainment is releasing the can’t-miss VALIANT 2020: THE YEAR OF HEROES FCBD SPECIAL! Featuring Vin Diesel’s upcoming blockbuster turn as BLOODSHOT on the cover, the must-read issue includes two captivating original adventures: an explosive BLOODSHOT story by New York Times bestselling writer TIM SEELEY (Grayson) and phenomenal artist JASON MASTERS (Captain America), and a […]

First Ever LightBox Expo Comes to Pasadena

By Nolan P. Smith There is a new pop culture event for fans to look to this weekend as the inaugural LightBox Expo Pasadena Convention Center September 6th-8th. Created by character designer and illustrator Bobby Chiu, the team at Schoolism, and Emerald City Comic Con founder Jim Demonakos, the LightBox Expo is a celebration of the visual arts in sunny […]

Video Game Review: Kingdom Hearts 3

By Steven Seggerman Before I go breaking any hearts, warning, there will be spoilers ahead! Kingdom Hearts is a series confusing even to it’s more die-hard fans, but die-hard fans it has aplenty. It’s been almost two decades, and now a dozen different installments, but we finally have the conclusive(?) game we’ve been waiting for. And oh my gosh what […]

World of Tanks: Roll Out! Comic Book Issue #1 and Premium Tanks Release on August 31

World War II inspired story for World of Tanks penned by legendary comic icon Garth Ennis advances to retailers By Staff Reports– Wargaming and Dark Horse Comics announced today that the highly anticipated first issue of the World of Tanks: Roll Out comic series will hit comic book stores and digital distribution on August 31st. The first ever comic book […]

4 Kids Walk Into a Bank #2 Review- Business Picked Up

4 Kids Walk Into a Bank Continues to Walk with Greatness Review by Nolan P. Smith With the sophomore issue for Black Mask Studios’ 4 Kids Walk Into a Bank, we get more superb characterization, dialogue, and some major occurrences that put this book passed the speed limit before you know it. From writer Matthew Rosenberg and artist Tyler Boss, […]

Valiant Reveals Record-Setting Jam Cover for X-O Manowar #50 – Coming in September

50 epic issues. 50 superstar artists. 50 X-O Manowars. One colossal cover for X-O Manowar #50 (By Staff Reports)– Valiant is proud to announce the X-O MANOWAR #50 All-Star Jam Cover – the biggest-ever jam cover in comics history, featuring 50 major comics talents in celebration of 50 earthshaking issues for Valiant’s flagship series! Debuting as the standard shelf cover […]

Shoryuken! UDON’s Street Fighter Unlimited to be Collected in Hardcover Volumes

Street Fighter Unlimited Vol. 1 Hardcover Dragon Punching its way into stores in July (By Staff Reports) – Are you ready for a whole new way to experience Street Fighter Unlimited, UDON Entertainment’s latest ongoing Street Fighter comic? Perhaps the monthly format just isn’t for you, and you’d rather settle in with several issues at once without having to wait for each one? Whatever […]

4001 A.D.: X-O Manowar #1 Review

X-O Manowar survives to 4001 A.D., but in what form? By Nolan P. Smith When Valiant Entertainments latest story line, 4001 A.D. kicked off, we saw a very different universe with some familiar faces, and familiar names:like the X-O Manowar mech suit used during the “War of the X-O Manowars”, which was stated in a passing moment. With this one […]

McFarlane Toys Huddles up with EA Sports to Give Gamers a New Way to Enjoy the Madden Ultimate Team in Madden NFL 17

McFarlane Toys Announces Madden Ultimate Team Action Figure Series In conjunction with EA SPORTS, McFarlane Toys is excited to announce a new wave of collectible NFL action figures that will integrate with the Madden Ultimate Team mode in the immensely popular Madden NFL 17 videogame. Each individual figure will come with a redemption code that players can use in-game giving […]

Call of Cthulhu: The Official Video Game Images Creep Out of the Darkness

True horror awaits in the atmospheric Darkwater Island in Call of Cthulhu Call of Cthulhu, the official video game adaptation of Chaosium’s pen & paper RPG of the same name, unveils 2 new images today from Darkwater Island. It is a disturbing place that players will have to explore during their investigation while Cthulhu, the Great Dreamer, prepares its awakening. […]

Black Eyed Kids #1 Review- Eerily Entertaining

AfterShock’s Black Eyed Kids Debuts Strong By Nolan P. Smith AfterShock Comics rang in its one year anniversary with a bang, releasing diverse, yet outstanding titles. One of these books is Black Eyed Kids, from AfterShock Publisher Joe Pruett and artist Szymon Kudranski. This title is extremely different from anything AfterShock currently publishes. This is a straight up suspense, horror […]

First International Flight Date Set for BB-8 ANA JET

First Haneda- Los Angeles Flight Scheduled for March 29 for BB-8 (By Staff Reports)– ANA, Japan’s largest airline, announced today the inaugural flight of the final of three aircraft decorated with special Star Wars livery. Part of the previously announced ANA STAR WARS™ Project the last aircraft, the BB-8™ ANA JET (Boeing 777-300), featuring the new character from the movie […]