Pastrami Nation Issues #4: Spawn #300 Review

By Nolan P. Smith Welcome back to another installment of Issues, our audio only podcast dedicated to the review of single issue comic books. With this episode, we look at the biggest comic book release of the month, Spawn #300 from Image Comics. This is a milestone for the comic book industry, make sure to check it out! Music from […]

Rugrats: R is for Reptar 2018 Special #1 Review

By LeAnn Doornbos Being a child of the 90’s, it should be no surprise that my first comic review had to be Boom! Studios “Rugrats: R is for Reptar 2018 Special” written by Nicole Andelfinger, with art by Esdras Cristobal and an outstanding cover by Savanna Ganucheau. If you’ve ever watched Rugrats on Nickelodeon growing up, let me tell you, […]

American Gods Volume 1: Shadows Review

By Nolan P. Smith American Gods is one of the most celebrated books in recent memory. With a hit TV series on Starz, Dark Horse made every fan’s dream come true when they announced they would be adapting the book into a comic book series. With volume 1, we get the entire first mini-series, which takes us into a world […]

Snowfall #1 Review: Winter Wonderland

By Kevin Hoskinson Contributing Guest Reviewer Mixing the mystical with the futuristic, Snowfall is an interesting twist on what happens when our climate goes to hell, and big corporate has control of the government. Upon first glance, it feels like a fairy tale world, with its bright artwork and very first words promising such. But upon reading past the first […]

Red Sonja #1 Review: The She Devil is Back

Review by Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)—Red Sonja, the She-Devil with a Sword, jumped off the pages of Conan the Barbarian’s comic in 1973 and has been a staple in the fantasy realm of comics ever since, being published by an array of companies. In 2005, Dynamite Comics brought the crimson haired heroine back to the land of sequential art, […]

The Beauty #5 Review: Worse Than the Disease

By Daniel Schwartz Contributing Guest Reviewer (Victor Valley)– There is an old saying: “The cure is worse than the disease”. This has never been more true than in The Beauty #5. Still on the run, agents Foster and Vaughn continue their journey towards thwarting the pharmaceutical company and the government by giving the world a free cure for the Beauty. […]

Huck #2 Review- The Secret is Out

Review by Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)—Last month, we were treated to the latest series debut from Mark Millar, the man who brought the world The Ultimates, Kick-Ass, Wanted, The Secret Service, and more. What we got was radically different from the ultra violent series Millar is known for- we got Huck- a simple man who loves helping the people […]

Daredevil #1 Review: Blind Justice

Review by Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)– This year, the world was reintroduced to the devil of Hell’s Kitchen as Netflix brought the world the amazing Daredevil series. Hot on the heels of the outstanding television outing, Marvel has taken one of its highest rated books with Daredevil and relaunched it with a new creative team. Does the horned hero […]

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 […]

From Under Mountains #1 Review

Review by Kevin Hoskinson Contributing Guest Reviewer Art & Colors: Sloane Leong Story & Script: Claire Gibson (California)– With a mysterious ritual at its beginning, this book starts with a healthy dose of mysticism, and quickly introduces us to the land of Akhar. Akhar is a land inhabited by different class systems, humans and goblins alike. The focus of the […]

Poseidon IX #1 Review: Beauty and the Beast

Review by Daniel Schwartz- Contributing Guest Reviewer Publisher: Image Comics Writer: Tini Howard Artist: Phillip Sevy Colors: Jeremy Colwell (Victor Valley)– The newest chapter in the story of the IXth Generation comes in the form of the one-shot featuring the “god” of the sea. In a nutshell, the IXth Generation were created in the 20th century to face an extinction […]

Plutona #1 Review- A Super Beginning

Review by Nolan P. Smith Writers: Jeff Lemire and Emi Lenox Artist: Emi Lenox Publisher: Image Comics (Victor Valley)– When Image Comics announced their slew of new titles slated to hit in 2015, Plutona was one I was looking forward to the most. The premise sounded pretty great: a group of kids stumble upon the dead body of one of […]

Invisible Republic Vol 1 Review: Secrets of The Fallen Regime

Review by Daniel Schwartz Contributing Guest Reviewer Publisher: Image Comics Writers: Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko Illustrator: Gabriel Hardman Colors: Jordan Boyd What if man could travel through the stars? Could we leave our differences and our political strife behind us, or would our humanity follow us? Invisible Republic takes a look at a colony of living humans living on […]

Chrononauts #1 Review: Time Travel Will Be Televised

  Review by Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)—Imagine if you could see history unfold right from your home. Instead of reading about the Civil War, you could see if happen firsthand. You could see Feudal Japan as it really was, even see dinosaurs without the CGI effects. Well, thanks to the minds of Mark Millar and Sean Gordon Murphy, we […]

Ninjak #1 Review- Slicing into Greatness

  Review by Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)—When Valiant Entertainment came roaring back in 2012, we saw the return of characters like X-O Manowar, Bloodshot and more. Within the pages of the relaunched X-O, we saw the return of the character Ninjak. Smooth, skilled and ready to slice through any obstacle, fans have been clamoring for a solo book spotlighting […]

Outcast #1 Review

Review by Nolan P. Smith Written by Robert Kirkman Art by Paul Azaceta Published by Image Comics/Skybound I love it when a book like this comes along. What do I mean “like this”? I mean a comic that uses the medium to tell a very non-comic book story and does so masterfully. For many, the words “comic book” conjure up […]

Pastrami Comic Review: The Bounce #4

By: Christopher Guzman-Pastrami Nation Joe Casey and David Messina are all over the place in the fourth book of their new series The Bounce. When I say all over the place please understand that it is in a good way. Arguably the best, most in depth issue yet. This issue has everything: not only do we get to see an […]