Buy Digital: Top DC Graphic Novels

Superman Secret Identity
Superman for Tomorrow
Identity Crisis
American Vampire Vol. 1
Justice League Vol. 1
All-Star Batman and Robin
Before Watchmen MinutemenSilk Spectre
Batman The Dark Knight Returns
Green Lantern Rebirth
Sandman Vol. 1
The Killing Joke
Batman: Earth One Vol. 1
Superman Last Son of Krypton
Batman The Long Halloween
Kingdom Come
Batman Year One
Batman The Court of Owls Vol. 1
V for Vendetta
Batman The Dark Knight Strikes Again
Fables Vol. 1
Batman Inc. Vol. 1 Deluxe
Infinite Crisis
Arkham Asylum
Batman Dark Victory
The Death of Superman
Superman: Earth One Vol. 1
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. 2
Before Watchmen Nite Owl Dr Manhattan
Blackest Night
Superman Birthright
The Girl with TheDragon Tattoo Book 1
Punk Rock Jesus
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. 1
Before Watchmen Ozymandias Crimson Corsair
Final Crisis
Superman: Earth One Vol. 2
Before Watchmen Comedian Rorschach
Batman Inc. Vol. 1
Batman and Robin Vol. 1
All-Star Superman
Daytripper Vol. 1
Batman Knightfall
Apr 242014

Hello again to all you loyal followers of the @MeltdownComics blog! This week was full of LOLs, LULZ, HAHAs, a couple of TEE-HEEs, and the rare GUFFAW, as well as a healthy mix of WHAT THE FUDGERUCKERS™? Let’s be honest, we love comics and the many forms that they take, but sometimes with all the crossovers, and the retcons (wordpress is telling me retcon isn’t a word, silly technology), and the spinoffs, we forget the point is to have fun reading. Well thankfully, this week helped keep the fun alive.

The first title to kick off the hilarity of the week was DUFFMAN #1, brought to you by BONGO COMICS. The first half of the comic tells the origins of Duffman, which are basically the same as another famous hero’s origins**cough**myfavorite**cough**, just simply replace the green power battery with a keg of beer. Nearly every panel is worthy of laughter, and if you want more Duffman-inserted-into-pop-culture-backdrops, there’s plenty more in the second half. Plus, every issue comes with a FREE DUFFMAN MASK!! DUFFMAN #1! “OH YEAH!”

The next book to keep the laughs coming spawns from the same mind that brought you DORK!, Mr. Evan Dorkin. Say hello again to THE ELTINGVILLE CLUB, from DARK HORSE COMICS. For those die hard comics fans who maintained a near-permanent residence at their local comic shop growing up, you will love this book. The level at which the main characters nerd-rage trump this guy. **Disclaimer: @MeltdownComics would like to take this time to remind you we do not condone the business tactics of Joe’s Fantasy World, nor his treatment of employees/customers. @MeltdownComics encourages you to have fun and read responsibly.** That being said, enjoy THE ELTINGVILLE CLUB!

EVENT ALERT! EVENT ALERT! After much promotion from the MARVEL team, ORIGINAL SIN #0 has hit the shelves, and it stands as yet another testament to what Mark Waid can do. The story feels grounded in a very ancient framework, yet our protagonist, at least for this issue, is our young hero, Nova. The result of this narrative/protag combination creates ease within the accessibility, yet teases at a greater depth underneath. As well, I think the Watcher has the potential to become a major character in the Marvel mythos. Don’t miss ORIGINAL SIN #0.

Everyone loves a good origins story, yeah? How about SECRET ORIGINS #1 from DC? This title explores the side of your favorite DC characters to which you haven’t yet seen! The three heroes they’ve chosen for this issue are Superman, Robin, and Supergirl, my favorite of which being Robin’s. Nothing against the Kryptonians, but it always puts a smile on my face when the hardest working sidekick gets his time in the spotlight! Excited to see what origins they tackle next in SECRET ORIGINS #2.

We start to get into WTF (the positive usage) territory with our femme fatale in the IDW corner, DANGER GIRL #1! This quite truly might be one of the most explosive first issues to come out in recent trade. This girl is so dangerous **SPOILER ALERT** a gang of henchmen would rather simultaneously bite into their cyanide capsules, mid-battle, than ever have to face her! That’s how dangerous this girl is!! Don’t get on her bad side: DANGER GIRL #1!

Closing out the WTFs comes UNDERTOW #3 from IMAGE COMICS. Our journey continues as we join the water-breathing land-tourists on the surface. From there, we’re introduced to a dastardly character, who looks just so cool slaying everything in his path, you forget he’s doing it to our most primal ancestors. Kudos again to the UNDERTOW team for another killer issue!


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Apr 172014
Local Movers & Shakers! Get your spot for "Whatever You Wanna Sell, Sale". #ShopLocal #SaleLocal

Hello Local movers and shakers! Meltdown Comics is looking for crafters, zinesters, diyers, artists and vendors interested in tabling at an open market coinciding with free comic book day. Interested?! Please fill out this FORM by April 27th the sooner the better Tabling fees will be 25$ for your own space ( you will have [...]

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Apr 132014
@Inkstuds LIVE! with Robin McConnell, Brandon Graham, Pendleton Ward, Jaime Hernandez, Bryan Lee O’Malley, and Thomas Herpich. 4/24/2014 at Meltdown Comics

JUST A FEW TICKETS FREE LEFT SIGNING TO FOLLOW Q&A A live panel of EPIC PROPORTIONS with Robin McConnell, Brandon Graham plus Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’Malley, Love and Rockets cartoonist Jaime Hernandez, Adventure Time creator Pendleton Ward, and White Clay author (and Adventure Time contributor) Thomas Herpich. Inkstuds LIVE Thursday, April 24th, 7pm. [...]

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Apr 132014
Pull Customers: This Week’s New Books & Re-stocks Posted. HOME & OFFICE DELIVERY AVAILABLE

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Apr 102014
This Saturday! Saturday! #SATURDAY! #SCHNEPPCON2 at Meltdown Comics

This Saturday! SCHNEPPCON2 Director Jon Schnepp is selling his ENTIRE COMIC BOOK COLLECTION! SINGLE ISSUES $1! PLUS TOYS, TRADE PAPERBACKS AND ORIGINAL ART! All to support his upcoming documentary, “THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN LIVES: WHAT HAPPENED?” COME BUY HIS STUFF AND SUPPORT THE FILM! Interested in vending? email us This Saturday from 11am -4pm

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Apr 092014
Ladies, Dudes, and Doop! Reads of the Week: IRON FIST #1, BATMAN ETERNAL #1, LUMBERJANES #1........DOOP TOO.

And here we are again for another big week @MeltdownComics! I have to admit this was probably one of the easiest, fun set of books that I’ve had to read in awhile. An abundance of #1 titles for some of the most likable personalities in all of comics, and even some debuts added to the [...]

Apr 072014
via: @Spelunkin: Shibes Help Real Shibes at DogeParty West (Event Wrapup)

Written by: Pinguino on April 6, 2014. via: Last Friday, Meltdown and hosted DOGEPARTY WEST, an epic celebration of the dogecoin culture in Southern California.  250+ dogecoin enthusiasts came by through the night, with some bringing their own dogs to enter in the doge contest. The doge contest happened both online and offline, [...]

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Apr 032014
Tonight, Doge Contest at #DogePartyWest. Vote for your favorite doge.

Vote for your favorite doge by sending dogecoin to their wallet! The dog that wins best of show gets a spacesuit. All money actually goes to our charities, Two Dog Farms and Southern California Shiba Inu Rescue. Both are rescue organizations that save shibes from kill shelters in Los Angeles, and fosters them, and finds [...]

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