Nov 222014
 

2014-011-Kate-Leth-&-Drew-Rausch-Signing

Come meet Writer Kate Leth and Artist Drew Rausch (Edward Scissorhands)|
Saturday, Nov. 29th, 2014 12 – 2pm
Meltdown Comics

7522 Sunset Bl.
Los Angeles, Calif. 90046 (map)

About Kate Leth:
The series writer of the Bravest Warriors comic, as well as the NYT Bestselling Adventure Time: Seeing Red and the upcoming Adventure Time: Bitter Sweets (Nov 5, 2014). Kate wrote a Fraggle Rock miniseries and currently writing Edward Scissorhands. She collaborate with the podcast Welcome to Night Vale. She runs a group online for girls who work in comic shops. Does a biweekly podcast called Less Than Live with Kate or Die and contribute Kate or Die strips to ComicsAlliance every other Monday, though!

About Drew Rausch:
Drew Rausch is co-creator of the subculture hit SULLENGREY (with Jocelyn Gajeway) and tentacled masterpiece ELDRITCH! (with Aaron Alexovich). Proof of his artistry can be also be seen in the pages of Boom Studios’ Cthulhu Tales and Zombie Tales, and SLG’s Haunted Mansion and The Secrets of Sarah Winchester. While waiting for the Elder Gods to rise from the deep, he enjoys classic horror movies (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari being his favorite) and cupcakes. He currently haunts a dusty apartment in Southern California with his bride and 3 cats. He has a new website www.drewrausch.com

About Edward Scissorhands:
The 1990 cult-classic film from auteur Tim Burton, Edward Scissorhands ends with the heroine of the story, an aged Kim being asked by her granddaughter, “How do you know he’s still alive?” to which she answers, “I don’t know. Not for sure. But I believe he is.” In the comic book event of fall 2014, IDW Publishing revisits this modern classic two decades after the end of film to finally answer that question.

Kim’s granddaughter, Meg, grows up with Edward Scissorhands only being a legend, a bedtime story. But when weird things start to happen in her sleepy little town, it reawakens her curiously and she decides to search out for the mysterious Edward Scissorhands.”

 Posted by at 1:18 pm
Nov 272014
 

STK653569Hello and Happy Gut-About-to-Explode day! Whether you’re gorging on turkey, or a delicious, salty, tofu alternative, let us all take a moment to say “thanks” to those around us, and all we have to be grateful for…maybe throw on some Jerry Garcia while we’re at it!

We here @MeltdownComics are certainly thankful for the roster of talented artists and writers that concentrated their creative energies into tempering tangible entertainment for your holiday weekend. Finales, “throwbacks,” space-EPICS, and supernatural gothic tales!! So, like a large turkey, let us carve up the parts of this robust bounty, and savor each flavor…or some other turkey metaphor…

If we are to understand the these chronicles as the king of large poultry, then consider this book the ever-popular turkey leg: the finale of DARK HORSE COMICS‘ series POP #4. Boy/Girl, did this book shift from biting satire, to poignant testament in just four issues! It seems like just yesterday I was tittering with delight at the sight of a Justin Bieber with no knee-caps. Then comes along issue four to challenge POP’s place within the universe. It could very well be the case that writer CURT PIRES and artist JASON COPLAND weren’t aiming for any homages to WATCHMEN, but for those of us who have studied, be it on our own or in an actual university setting, it’s undeniable the playful similarities this finale shows to some of the iconic scenes and narrative devices in Watchmen. For me, the trajectory of the four-issue arc follows a strong method of getting a point across: introduce, entice, set-up, message. What’s even more satisfying is how oddly Biblical, the framing of the last issue made the whole story. If the issues preceding were to be understood as a genesis of sorts, than it would be easy to assume the last group of newly-freed popstar creations would be starting their own Exodus. Maybe my teasing out more theory is because I believe the book deserves further issues. Don’t miss the conclusion in POP #4!

Now that we’ve devoured our big-ass turkey legs, let us move on to the offbeat, (chewy?) flavor of C.O.W.L. #6 from IMAGE COMICS! For those of you who have been keeping up with this book, you all will remember the dramatic close the first arc came to. With this in mind, I deeply appreciate the choice to make the entirety of the next issue fall into a 50’s era “throwback.” Rather than going the route of giving us character backstory through in-issue flashbacks, the C.O.W.L . creative team leans in and takes an entire issue back, peppering in fake ads, “dirtying” the edges of the paper, and even offering a free coupon to acquiring your own C.O.W.L. patch, and being that I see no disclaimer at the bottom, I would encourage you to send it in and see what happens! Things to look forward to: I loved the introduction to the character named, in such a painfully obvious, yet beautifully way, THE ROBBER! He was certainly fitting as the antagonist in this period of the C.O.W.L. narrative, and I certainly hope we see how the depiction of the Robber fits into the latter years of the story. Take a trip back with C.O.W.L. #6!

We knew it was coming, the biggest, juciest part of the reads, the breast meat: aka ODY-C #1 by MATT FRACTION and CHRISTIAN WARD under the basting of IMAGE COMICS! If it hasn’t set in yet how you pronounce the title (which no one will blame you, except for those who practice license plate deciphering) think of The Odyssey, because that’s the source material we’re pulling from here. “Which part,” you might ask? Well the EIGHT-PAGE FOLDOUT, complete with history timeline on the back, might suggest our hero-writer FRACTION is looking to translate an intimidating majority of the acclaimed epic!! Where do I even begin with this: maps, murals, Goddesses, aero-space lotus controls, and families at ends at the ends of the galaxy! This book is an experience and I encourage you to take the journey! The prophecy leads you to the tale, behold ODY-C #1!

Lastly, the parts we all love, the vital, the disgusting giblets: or better known as GOTHAM BY MIDNIGHT #1 from the sinister minds of RAY FAWKES and BEN TEMPLESMITH at the DC COMICS clubhouse!! If you can’t get enough of the GOTHAM t.v. series and feel an empty void where SUPERNATURAL used to be, then you would adore their love-child in GOTHAM BY MIDNIGHT! The series starts off like most GCPD books, then the darkness slowly sets in and you realize this isn’t just going to be a playful endeavor into the seedy, supernatural side of the historical city of Gotham. The final panel makes you scream “whoh, when did Gotham meet the Blair Witch?!” And as if that wasn’t enough of, note the bottom of the final panel, “Next: Slaughtered Lambs!” What?! Krypto, I don’t think we’re in Gotham anymore! You want something that will scare the pumpkin pie out of you (y’know, because you’re uncomfortably full), then get yourself a copy of GOTHAM BY MIDNIGHT #1!

There’s your full platter of turkey-comics!!

BUT WE’RE NOT DONE!!

@MeltdownComics invites you to join us as early as MIDNIGHT TONIGHT when we open our doors for our BLACK FRIDAY SALE!! Yes, we’re open Midnight to Midnight as we celebrate our sales! For those of you that are truly dedicated, you’ll want to take advantage of the big sale: 41% OFF EVERYTHING MELTDOWN from Midnight (tonight) till 10 AM (11/28)!!

For those of you who can’t make it to sunny LA to celebrate with us, keep your eyes out here for the link to our live feed tomorrow when we bring our own Meltdown QVC to you, selling all the nerd-goods you need!

We’re thankful to have you in store! Enjoy your evening and we’ll see you tomorrow/tonight!

-Derrick

(iam_dvdm)

Nov 242014
 
Pull Customers, This Week’s 20% Off Subscription Books & Re-stocks Posted

Click here to view new books. ———————————————————————————————————————————————————- START A PULL LIST AND #SAVE! 20% OFF #COMICBOOKS, 10% OFF EVERYTHING ELSE MELTDOWN HOME/OFFICE/ANYWHERE DELIVERY NOW AVAILABLE ———————————————————————————————————————————————————-

 Posted by at 12:45 pm
Nov 142014
 
STINCKERS' FACEGASM Exhibit and Sticker Party, Dec. 5th Meltdown Gallery

STINCKERS PARTY! An exhibit of over 60 uncut sticker sheets designed by today’s best cartoonists, including the ALL-NEW 15 artist collaboration: FACEGASM! DECEMBER 05, 2014. 7:30 – 10PM in the Meltdown Gallery, Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics: 7522 Sunset Blvd., L.A., CA 90046 Screen-printed by hand since 2007, Stinckers stickers have improved lives all over […]

 Posted by at 9:00 am
Nov 142014
 
#MELTDOWNLOVE from Famous Monsters of Filmland (@FMoF) // #BLACKFRIDAY (NOW!) thru 11/30

Famous Monsters of Filmland is giving Meltdown patrons some love. 15%OFF EVERYTHING over at www.captainco.com. Enter Coupon Code: MELTDOWNLOVE <- ALL CAPS!!! Coupon valid NOW! thru November 30th,2014. Captain Co. Captain Company is the official store for Famous Monsters of Filmland. Stop by to get all the ghoulishly good Famous Monsters of Filmland magazines (current and back issues), […]

 Posted by at 7:30 am
Nov 132014
 
Meltdown Comics and Boing Boing Present: Hip Hop Family Tree Signing and Q&A with Cartoonist Ed Piskor. 11/18, 3pm

Meltdown Comics and Boing Boing Present: Hip Hop Family Tree Signing with Ed Piskor and Q&A with Mark Frauenfelder of Boing Boing. via: Fantagraphics.com Tuesday in LA, the place to be is at Meltdown Comics. Pittsburgh-based cartoonist Ed Piskor has pop and locked, Heavy D Shaked and prepped his way over to come out and give you one […]

 Posted by at 3:09 pm
Nov 102014
 
Black Dynamite signing this Wednesday with Michael Jai White, Carl Jones, Byron Minns & Brian Ash. Ya Dig?

BLACK DYNAMITE and his crew are going to do what they got to do! Join us THIS COMING WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, at 7PM for a signing event that will be badder than Shaft, Superfly and The Mack! Ars Nova, IDW and Meltdown Comics present BLACK DYNAMITE Issue #4  ADDED BONUS! The first 100 people to purchase issue #4 will receive […]

 Posted by at 8:49 pm
Nov 062014
 
#BLACK FRIDAY IS EVERY FRIDAY TIL CHRISTMAS AT MELTDOWN COMICS. STARTS THIS FRIDAY 11/07

EVERY FRIDAY TIL CHRISTMAS – 25% OFF ALL HARD COVERS / ALL PUBLISHERS – 10% OFF  ALL TPB’S / ALL PUBLISHERS – 10% OFF  ALL RECENT ISSUES / ALL PUBLISHERS – $1.00 ALL UNMARKED BACKISSUES IN BINS *MARKED ISSUES 25% OFF – FREE GRAPHIC NOVEL WITH EVERY $50+ PURCHASE STARTS THIS FRIDAY 11/07/2014

 Posted by at 8:45 am
Nov 052014
 
 VIS-A-VIS: FRENCH BANDE DESSINÉE COMES TO LOS ANGELES! Sunday 11/09, 2PM at Meltdown Comics

November 9th  come to Meltdown Comics for an afternoon with French and American comics. Come meet the creators of the best of today’s graphic novels in LA and France for discussions on their art and the vitality of the international comics scene. The authors’ books will be available for purchase from Stuart Ng Books, the […]

 Posted by at 12:27 pm
Nov 032014
 
Silver Vol. 1 Signing Party with @Stephan_Franck, 11/12/2014 at 7PM

Who – Stephan Franck What – Signing “Silver” Vol. 1 TPB When – November 12th, 7 PM Where – Meltdown Comics 7522 Sunset Bl, Los Angeles, Calif. 90046 (map) About Stephan Franck Stephan Franck, who has worked on various notable animated projects such as The Iron Giant, Despicable Me, and How to Train Your Dragon, will […]

 Posted by at 3:22 pm