Buy Digital: Top DC Graphic Novels

Fables Vol. 1
Batman and Robin Vol. 1
Batman Dark Victory
Arkham Asylum
Before Watchmen MinutemenSilk Spectre
Identity Crisis
Kingdom Come
American Vampire Vol. 1
Superman for Tomorrow
Final Crisis
Batman The Dark Knight Returns
All-Star Batman and Robin
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. 1
Superman: Earth One Vol. 1
Batman The Dark Knight Strikes Again
V for Vendetta
Before Watchmen Comedian Rorschach
The Death of Superman
Superman Birthright
Blackest Night
Justice League Vol. 1
Batman Year One
Superman Last Son of Krypton
Batman The Long Halloween
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. 2
Daytripper Vol. 1
Punk Rock Jesus
Before Watchmen Nite Owl Dr Manhattan
All-Star Superman
Batman Inc. Vol. 1 Deluxe
Batman Knightfall
Sandman Vol. 1
Green Lantern Rebirth
Superman Secret Identity
Before Watchmen Ozymandias Crimson Corsair
The Killing Joke
Batman: Earth One Vol. 1
The Girl with TheDragon Tattoo Book 1
Infinite Crisis
Superman: Earth One Vol. 2
Batman Inc. Vol. 1
Batman The Court of Owls Vol. 1
Sep 112014

BAT_GIRL_3D_Cover_B_580_5375751e903881.01762188-e1400303943995Welcome back you frequenters of the @MeltdownComics blog!

While there were many amazing titles from each publisher, it’s a challenge for me not to spend all my time talking about the lenticular 3-D covers DC COMICS has been churning out for their New 52 Future’s End One-Shots! There hasn’t been one bad cover in the entire mix. Anyone from Phantom Stranger, to Swamp Thing; Constantine to Comrade Grayson, everyone has their time in the sun.

Though it was a close call, as to who would receive the shout-out, props have to be given to BATGIRL, and the T.T.F.N. of GAIL SIMONE‘s fantastic run. From the start of her arc, reader’s understood quickly that Simone knew what she was doing, walking the line perfectly between making us care for Barbara and Bargirl in equal measure. That carries through in this one-shot, as we experience Babs’ wedding-night tragedy and the resulting figure she builds herself to be in response. One note of enjoyment: Javier Garron’s art loosely sets the tone of the book in line with that of The Dark Knight/Rises, as we see the bat-pod, Bane’s fur lined trench-coat (all while wielding a detonator with the ability to blow the city to smithereens). The final comment on the issue is the lasting message. I won’t spoil anything for anyone, but as you can imagine, it’s clear Simone is hopeful for any and all girls who aspire be like Batgirl, and encourages those aspirations with a few simple sentences. An excellent close to BATGIRL!

For those of you who enjoyed the SPIDER-MAN: EDGE OF TIME videogame, you better gear up for the newest title from MARVEL COMICS, none other than EDGE OF SPIDERVERSE: SPIDER-MAN NOIR! This issue kicks off the spiderverse with a bang, offering first the badass spidey in black noir-garb (that’s a word). The noir setting hits dead-on with the tonal re-envisioning of classic characters, and I can only imagine will make for a more exciting read as the other Spider-men are introduced. As long as I get to see Humphrey Bogart as Doc Ock, I’ll be satiated. Get caught in the web of EDGE OF SPIDERVERSE!

There seems to be a trend in comics of the sci-fi aesthetic in the old west landscape, and that trend doesn’t appear to be slowing. The newest title out of IMAGE COMICS that brings that aesthetic to life is COPPERHEAD. There’s a new Sheriff in town, and her name is Sheriff Bronson. Never mind the fact that on her first day on the force, she receives the armor from her predecessor, pocked with fresh bullet holes. I was worried too that there would be no Colonel Sanders like figure, but rest assured, they made sure to include one. Just throw in an illiterate wombat deputy on steroids, and you have COPPERHEAD!

Surely, but leastly not last: we have a very special final issue for you folks, one that delves into the very trials and tribulations one faces when owning a comicbook store, not unlike your very own @MeltdownComics. Brace yourself, cause things are about to get Meta when discussing NUMBER ONE from INDIE COMICS MAGAZINE. The story follows a belabored comicshop owner, let’s call him GARY SCOTT BEATTY, for now. Good ol’ Gare-bear recounts what it was like for him in the early days of comics in the 60’s, from headshops to grocery stores and back. As Gary grew, so did his shop, and when it started going under, so did many outside and personal aspects of his life. The charm of this book resides in Beatty’s honesty and exhibition of what makes a comicshop thrive, which is the generations of customers, friends, who were in their own way saved by comicbook heroes. The nature of his pay-it-forward attitude is inspiring, and certainly opens up a fantastic discussion on retail stores vs. stores active in the community. If you want a good lesson in the comic biz, and a reminder of why these fables are important, check out NUMBER ONE.

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Sep 112014
Melt-thology Comix Jam at Meltdown Comics on September 16th, 7pm

Join us for the first-ever Melt-thology Comix Jam at Meltdown Comics & Collectibles on September 16! How it works: • Show up at the Melt at 7:00 and draw a page of whatever you want.* At the end of the night we’ll collect all the art (and $2 for printing costs). When you come to [...]

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Sep 112014
@Epic_Pictures' Killer Mermaid (@MermaidMovie) DVD release signing 9/17/2014 7pm

Come Celebrate the release of Killer Mermaid on DVD, the actresses Kristina Klebe and Natalie Burn will be signing your copy down at Meltdown Comics on Wednesday, September 17th from 7pm-8pm. We will also be giving away limited edition posters, signed by the director, so make sure to come by early! About Killer Mermaids: Two [...]

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Sep 092014
Pull Customers: This Week’s New Books & Re-stocks Posted. HOME & OFFICE DELIVERY AVAILABLE

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Sep 052014
Tomorrow!!! @SuicideGirls #Geekology Book Signing, Sept. 6th @ 5pm

@SuicideGirls Geekology Book Signing Saturday, September 6th at 5PM. Come say hello, buy a book and get it signed by your favorite Suicide Girl. “Geekology” is our hardcover tribute to the gorgeous geeks, naughty nerds, and captivating cosplayers that makeup Suicidegirls. This beautiful coffee table book comes stocked with hi-res nude images and detailed blurbs [...]

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Aug 312014
CONCRETE PARK: R-E-S-P-E-C-T  #1 Debut Signing at @MeltdownComics 9/03/2014 at 7pm

This Wednesday, September 3rd at 7pm, Concrete Park signing with Tony Puryear, co-creators Erika Alexander and Robert Alexander. A troubled young outcast from Earth awakens on a distant desert planet that’s gripped by gang war. Will the exiles of Scare City destroy each other or create something surprising, beautiful, and new? Concrete Park returns with [...]

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Aug 302014
WIN TICKETS!!! Fireworks Finale: The Simpsons Take the Bowl September 12th & 13th 8pm, & 14th 7:30pm Hollywood Bowl

Fireworks Finale: The Simpsons Take the Bowl September 12th & 13th 8pm, & 14th 7:30pm Hollywood Bowl        TICKETS ON SALE NOW! The Simpsons is widely considered to be one of the greatest TV shows of all time – 28 Primetime Emmys®! The longest running American sitcom ever continues to thrive with its dead-on satire and razor-sharp wit. Journey from [...]

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Aug 292014
#Sharknado 1 & 2 Screenwriter Thunder Levin (@ThunderLevin)  signing 9/06/2014 at 7pm

SHARKNADO 1 AND 2 SCREENWRITER THUNDER LEVIN TO APPEAR AT MELTDOWN COMICS ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH TO SIGN AUTOGRAPHS PRIOR TO THE STORES SCREENING OF SHARKNADO 2 Posters, Scripts and More for Signing Will Be Made Available For Purchase Saturday, September 6, 2014 7:00pm. Meltdown Comics WHAT: On September 6, 2014, Sharknado 1 and 2 [...]

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Aug 282014
This Week in Comics: Dark Horse Brings the A-Game, Superman: Past, Present, & Future, and Wolverine Dies?

Hello all and thank you again for visiting the @MeltdownComics blog! Who here likes Justin Bieber? Rhetorical? Well if you’ve ever wished to see someone step full-bodied onto his twig and berries, you might like one of DARK HORSE COMICS’ newest titles, simply named, POP #1. It’s a pretty easy concept to understand: We’re welcomed [...]