An Agent 88 Message from Tyler Mane + The Art of Agent 88 by Heavy Metal!

Time keeps on ticking…ticking…ticking…into the future… Five days. Five days and the Kickstarter project known as Agent 88 comes to an end. So, we have heard from Digger, the mastermind behind the project. We heard from Kay D’arcy, the actress and martial artists behind Agent 88. Who’s next? How about actor/former pro wrestler Tyler Mane? [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyZh-A9SgzY&w=640&h=360] I’m a fan […]

New Darksiders II Trailer: Last Salvation

Death lives. I just got an email from THQ with a brand new cinematic trailer for Darksiders II. Looks awesome, can’t wait to dive in to this game!!! Why the picture above? Why not! It’s the Darksiders II ladies from E3! Darksiders II hits stores August 14th! For more info, check out the official Darksiders II page HERE. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJp6O53PiXE&w=640&h=360]

Next X-Men Film to be Days of Future Past

Going back to the classics. Today, IGN confirmed with Producer Bryan Singer that the sequel to X-Men: First Class will be Days of Future Past. The classic storyline ran in Uncanny X-Men #141(cover shown above) and #142 in 1981, and focused on a future where mutants were hunted down via the robot killing machines, the Sentinels. Check out the video […]

Oeming's The Victories Trailer!

Who doesn’t love a good anti-hero? Check out the trailer for Michael Avon Oeming’s (of Powers fame) The Victories, which hits stores August 15th from Dark Horse Comics. I have been hyped up for this one from the very start, and the cover art was actually one of the FIRST posts I did here on Pastrami Nation. I was lucky […]

Darksiders II Rides Into Stores August 14th

Death rides! THQ’s sequel to the amazingly original Darksiders, Darksiders II hits stores August 14th. The collector’s edition, which comes with a replica Death mask, has already sold out at all retailers, but you can still reserve a copy of the game and get bonuses, like in game content from Gamestop. Pastrami Nation is psyched for this, having played a […]

Snoop Dogg becomes Snoop Lion???

(Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP) I think he’s been sipping on that gin and juice… Snoop Dogg, a pioneer in the rap game, especially west coast rap, has officially changed his name to Snoop Lion after a trip to Jamaica. His plans are to make music that kids and grandparents can listen to as well, and when I say music, I […]

The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 Trailer!

An epic is now animated. The Dark Knight Returns, the modern day classic Batman tale by Frank Miller, is now a two part animated film from DC Entertainment. Released today was the first trailer, and from what I saw, I’m impressed! Hardcore Bat-fans will know all too well the story of The Dark Knight Returns, but for those that don’t, […]

Aurora by Hans Zimmer-For as Low as 10 Cents, You Can Help

Beautiful Music. Hans Zimmer, the world renowned musician/composer, created an exclusive track to help benefit those affected by the Batman Movie Massacre. Aurora is a beautiful, haunting track, and it can be yours for as low as 10 cents. That’s right, 10 cents. By donating anywhere from 10 cents all the way to a $1,000 dollars, you can download the […]

Aurora Rise Benefit Event-August 25th and 26th

Through tragedy, we shall rise. I wanted to pass this along, as I have heard many artists and writers pledging their support to help the families affected by the Aurora, CO tragedy. I have seen tweets and emails with various Image Comics and Dark Horse Comics creators all doing their part to help. This is the latest that I saw, […]

Wolverine Vs Batman: Fight!!!

Who really is the best there is at what they do? The people over at Super Power Beat Down (http://superpowerbeatdown.com/SPBD.html) have made an amazing live action battle between the Dark Knight and the Astonishing X-Man. VERY high production quality, the actors give a SPOT ON performance: this is something comic fans NEED to see! Take a look, check out their […]

The Hobbit Becomes Three Films

Three is better than two. Today, on Peter Jackson’s Facebook page, the word broke that the two film The Hobbit franchise will now become a three film series. Great news for fans of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, as it looks like Jackson and his team will be able to tell even more of the stories we clamor for. […]

E3 Expo to Stay in Los Angeles At Least Through 2015

(Photo by Nolan P. Smith-Pastrami Nation) Living in a gamer’s paradise. Today, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, better known as E3, officially announced that it will stay in Los Angeles at least to 2015. Word going around was that the expo might be leaving the city of angels, so this is great news for west coasters who crave the biggest stage […]

Both Man of Steel Trailers…Yes, There are Two!

Whoever that man is…good character or bad… is gonna change the world… Those are the words of Pa Kent, played by Kevin Costner in next year’s Man of Steel, and from the trailer many of us saw before The Dark Knight Rises. However, have you heard the Jor-El version? Check out the video below, as it has both trailers in […]

Chopping Block Review: Beasts of Burden-Neighborhood Watch

Review by Nolan P. Smith Writer: Evan Dorkin Artist: Jill Thompson Release Date: August 1st, 2012 Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Website: www.darkhorse.com Back in 2005, Beasts of Burden took home a prestigious Will Eisner Industry Award for Best Short Story. In 2010, it received another for Best Publication for Teens. If you are reading this and still have no clue […]

Chopping Block Review-Axe Cop: President of the World #1

Review by Nolan P. Smith-Pastrami Nation Writer: Malachai Nicolle Artist: Ethan Nicolle Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Website: www.darkhorse.com I first heard about Axe Cop in late 2010, and wow, was I blown away. Created by brothers Malachai and Ethan Nicolle, the book did something I had never seen: it put a child in the writer’s chair. You see, Malachai was […]

Chopping Block Review- Chew: Secret Agent Poyo #1

Review by Nolan P. Smith-Pastrami Nation Writer: John Layman Artist: Rob Guillory Publisher: Image Comics Website: www.imagecomics.com FOR MATURE READERS A death defying, tough as nails, secret agent rooster; if that premise doesn’t scream about the originality in comics, then I don’t know what does. Spinning out of one of Image Comic’s critically acclaimed titles, Chew, we now get a […]

Last Friday: Coming Next Christmas

You got knocked the F’ out!!! Here it is, the first poster for the newest film in the Friday series, Last Friday. Reuniting Ice Cube and Chris Tucker, the film also stars Mike Epps and Katt Williams. I don’t know much more about the film, but being a fan of the Friday films, I am excited and optimistic.

Giant God Warrior Teaser by Hideaki Anno and Studio Ghibli

A great example of classic film-making. Studio Ghibli and Neon Genesis Evangelion’s Hideaki Anno have made quite the short film. “Kyoshinhei Tokyo ni Arawaru” (Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo), is made with no computer animations. Instead, it relies on the classic film techniques of old, like using miniatures and model sized sets. The Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo […]

Funimation Annouces a Slew of New Licenses at Otakon 2012

Anime lovers, be ready. Funimation, the company that brought the US some of the best animes to date, such as Dragonball Z, Yu Yu Hakusho, and more, has announced more great titles coming stateside. Announced at this weekend’s Otakon. Here is the press release straight from Funimation’s blog: Flower Mound, TX –July 28, 2012- FUNimation Entertainment announced today at Otakon […]