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Jul 172016
 

Come out and play with the Exploding Kittens team and get a sneak peek at their upcoming expansion deck: Imploding Kittens.

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Created by Elan Lee (Xbox, ARGs), Matthew Inman (The Oatmeal), and Shane Small (Xbox, Marvel), Exploding Kittens made history when it became the most-backed game in Kickstarter history and the campaign with the most number of backers, ever. It is a highly-strategic, kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette. Players draw cards until someone draws an Exploding Kitten, at which point they explode, they are dead, and they are out of the game — unless that player has a Defuse card, which can defuse the kitten using things like laser pointers, belly rubs, and catnip sandwiches. All of the other cards in the deck are used to move, mitigate, or avoid the Exploding Kittens.

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Jul 142016
 

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During the course of the hottest day of the year, the delivery of a male Asiatic lion believed to be the ‘golden messiah’ – who prophecy foretells will permanently upset the established order – sparks a chain reaction of events in which the animals of Whipsnarl Zoo plot a revolution against their keepers.

As the heat wave and tensions rise, the boundary between animal and human begins to blur into a fever dream of madness and violence.

Created by Illustrator John Pearson and Writer Owen Michael Johnson – with letters by Colin Bell – Beast Wagon is a critically acclaimed and British Comic Award nominated fusion of drama, satire and dark comedy, blending contemporary themes of religious fanaticism, systems and consumerism, with inspiration from the long tradition of daring anthropomorphic comics from We3 and The Puma Blues to Pride Of Baghdad.

Jul 112016
 

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Featuring an international [and interstellar] crew of artists, THE MOTHERSHIP RETURNS is a tribute art show to legendary Funk band Parliament-Funkadelic – the band responsible for creating classic jams including “The Mothership Connection,” “One Nation Under A Groove,” “Flashlight,” “Atomic Dog,” and countless more songs that have been sampled in now-classic Hip Hop songs by N.W.A., De La Soul, Digital Underground, A Tribe Called Quest, Public Enemy and others.  Parliament-Funkadelic has been highly influential in modern music AND visual art, as will be witnessed in this tribute art show.  Visual artist/writer Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca created/directed this art show to include – Parliament-Funkadelic artists themselves [George Clinton aka Dr. Funkenstein, Overton Loyd who created record covers for Parliament and R. Stozo who also created record covers for P-Funk; Chris Prynoski [Titmouse animation director]; Shepard Fairey [street artist and graphic designer extraordinaire]; James Reitano [director of animated music videos by Madvillain, Biz Markie, Quasimoto and Danger Doom], graffiti artists supreme MAN ONE, KING CRE8, SKEME and EYE ONE; Emily the Strange creator Rob Reger; Syndrome Studio [directors of music videos by Eminem, Fall Out Boy and Imagine Dragons]; well-known artists from Japan KAMI, SASU, Tadaomi Shibuya, Akiko and Hashim Bharoocha; comics cerator Jim Mahfood aka Food One; and more artists from the realms of fine art, sculpture, animation and comics.

EXHIBITION DATES:  Friday July 29 through Sunday August 7, 2016

OPENING NIGHT PARTY:  Friday July 29 from 7pm-10pm
Featuring: Artists Talk! DJ Dex! Live Painting! Vintage P-Funk memorabilia for sale by Nubian Video Archives & Collectibles, LLC! Generously sponsored by Gigantic Brewing Company, featuring SCRILLA beer with label designed by Overton Loyd!

CLOSING NIGHT PARTY:  Sunday August 7 from 4pm-7pm
Featuring: Music by LoNNie “MeGA*NuT” MARSHALL! DJ Joy Fanatic! Special guests! Live Painting! Surprises!

LOCATION: Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 851-7223 [Store]
(323) 435-4411 [SMS CUSTOMER SERVICE]
www.meltcomics.com

Jul 072016
 

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Big things are going down in the world of Marvel comics. This year’s epic event storyline is well under way and this one is already having far-reaching implications on the rest of the comic book world. We’re going to try and keep this moderately spoiler-free for those that haven’t caught up, but be warned that this will contain some information on the ongoing Civil War 2 story arc.

The sides have been picked with Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers) and Iron Man battling it out. What has these two fighting is the appearance of a new Inhuman, Ulysses, that has the power to predict the future. Captain Marvel wants to use her ability to preemptively take out supervillains and prevent disasters before they can ever occur, Minority Report style; however, Iron Man feels that to punish people before they’ve actually done anything wrong, regardless of the predictions, is wrong and violates due process.

In issue #1 of the miniseries, Captain Marvel goes off with a team to prevent Thanos from obtaining a cosmic cube based on Ulysses’ predictions and the results prove disastrous for her squad. The fallout from the ensuing battle puts Captain Marvel and Iron Man directly at odds with each other as sides quickly form between the two. The series hasn’t been shy at all about killing well-established characters. And according to Comic Book Resources, best known for its ever-reliable news coverage of the industry, its looking as though Civil War II isn’t finished with the body count. The book kicked things off with a bang as it killed off a prominent and beloved character. While we’ll refrain from outright naming the character, we’ll just say that they meant a whole lot to both Iron Man and Captain Marvel, enough for them to come to blows over their loss.

Which brings us to the two opposing teams. Inverse, an online magazine that reports on culture and tech, breaks down the sides with Team Iron Man boasting Black Widow, Luke Cage, the Hulk (Amadeus Cho), Hercules, Black Panther, Captain America (Sam Wilson, the former Falcon), Thor (Jane Foster), Daredevil, and Miss America. Meanwhile, Team Captain Marvel has its own crew of heroes that includes Ant-Man, Blue Marvel, Captain America (Steve Rogers), Hawkeye, Medusa, Monica Rambeau, Vision, Spider-Man, War Machine, and the Winter Soldier. We’ve got to admit though, these teams seem a little bit one sided (with Cap having the advantage).

While Peter Parker may be doing much better for himself these days in terms of finances, Captain Marvel’s squad still can’t hold a candle to the money and wherewithal of Iron Man. Lottoland, in addition to providing a platform for those looking to make it big with the Powerball, put together a list of the richest fictional characters and just look at who comes in toward the top. That’s right, none other than Tony “Iron Man” Stark himself, is ranked at number 4. The industrialist and tech-mogul is only behind make-believe money bags such as Scrooge McDuck, Smaug the Dragon, and the ageless Carlisle Cullen of the Twilight series. This places Tony as far and away the richest character in comic books, not to mention the Marvel universe. Captain Marvel is going to have her hands full trying to deal with all the resources at Tony Stark’s disposal, and her track record for decision making hasn’t been particularly strong so far.

We’re just about halfway through the story with Civil War #3, and there are big things in store for the third issue. The body count is only going to continue rising and there’s no telling where it’s going to stop. While it’s still too early to pick a winner, we’d be legitimately surprised if Marvel allowed a power like Ulysses’ to remain unchecked in the future. The big question will be how it’s all going to go down, but we guess we’ll still have to wait a while to see how it will all end.

Jun 272016
 

Please join us to test the newest version of DRAW WHAT?!

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll be creeped the f*ck out and unlike an unprotected bang sesh with a carnival worker, you will actually enjoy the prizes you leave with.

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Draw What?! Game Night
Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Bl. LA, CALIF 90046