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A rundown on Hellboy’s history

 Posted by on December 6, 2016
Dec 062016
 

2016’s already been a pretty interesting year for Hellboy with two new issues for the Hellboy in Hell series, a few updates in the ongoing B.R.P.D comic saga, and even some online slots games bearing the demon’s name.

And seeing as Mike Mignola’s comic book creation is now a multi-media franchise, it seems like the perfect time to have a look back over how Hellboy became one of our best-loved comic characters.

Mignola created Hellboy in the early 1990s as a demon who’s brought to Earth, but uses his powers for the forces of good in fighting Nazis, Baba Yaga and a range of malevolent foes.

Whilst Hellboy has similarities with the likes of Batman and Wolverine, it’s clear that he’s deeply different from the Marvel and DC Comics pack. That’s why the character found a perfect home alongside the likes of Frank Miller’s Sin City at Dark Horse Comics who, unlike DC Comics, didn’t have a problem with having a character with the word ‘hell’ in his name.

After a string of successful comics and spin-offs, Hellboy came to the attention of visionary film director Guillermo del Toro who created a pair of big budget feature films starring Ron Perlman as the big-hearted demon.

Although Perlman has quashed rumours of a third Hellboy movie, there’s been plenty of other ways for fans to catch up with Mignola’s demonic creation.

Despite middling reviews, the PlayStation and Xbox game, Hellboy: The Science of Evil, benefited from Del Toro and Mignola’s writing skills to deliver a pretty good game, and your favourite slot theme of all-time can be found at Betway whose Hellboy game provides a great casino outing for the character.

There’s also been a couple of great graphic novels released in recent years, and next year will see Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea following up previous successes like 2011’s Hellboy: House of the Living Dead and Hellboy: The Midnight Circus.

All of which have certainly helped the Hellboy creator, Mike Mignola, pick up plenty of awards from the likes of Eagle Comics as he continues in his bid to become one of the world’s favourite comic book creators.

But seeing as Mignola is showing reluctance about providing us with further Hellboy adventures, it looks like those online slots games could be one of our best chances of seeing this famous character in 2017.

Comics heroes as online gaming characters

 Posted by on November 28, 2016
Nov 282016
 

Comic heroes as online gaming characters are very popular. People already like comic heroes in a lot of other different media. These are characters that have literally succeeded in the original comic books, movies, television, and video games. The fact that many of them would succeed in many different online casino games and online games in general seems to logically follow from what people know about them in general. The Royal Vegas Online Casino and similar websites already have a lot of different games that address really familiar themes. Comic heroes as online gaming characters are going to be very familiar, of course, but they are going to succeed on their own merits beyond name recognition and visual recognition.

Comic heroes as online gaming characters offer the sorts of narratives that people are going to want when it comes to playing their online games. These are already the kinds of games that are going to give people a goal to work towards and a lot of obstacles to face. Embodying a hero in some way really can give people the opportunity to feel more successful immediately, and it puts them into the appropriate mindset for when they are trying to succeed at the games. Comic heroes as online gaming characters can give people confidence, and they can also give people the appropriate framework for when they are doing online gambling at Royal Vegas casino.

Comic heroes as online gaming characters can also just give people a lot of other positive emotions. People often have a certain intrinsic fondness for superhero characters, and many comic heroes are specifically superheroes. Superheroes are characters that manage to strike at the core of what a lot of people care about, giving them the opportunity to live out fantasies that are really compelling for them personally. Superheroes offer pure wish fulfillment, since many people will want to have powers like those. However, they also tend to strike at the desire people have to make a difference in the lives of others and to take control of their own lives. In online gaming, that is what people are trying to do at some level or another. They might be trying to earn money. They might be trying to entertain themselves. However, they are still trying to accomplish something and they are still trying to beat the odds, and there is something dramatic about that in the sense that people are going to try to emulate the characters who might be able to get them through.

There are comic heroes who are not superheroes, and comic fans will want people to acknowledge them. However, many of these characters are not going to lend themselves as well to online gaming, at least in the minds of many of the people who are going to be using the gaming websites. Of course, there are lots of surprises when it comes to online gaming. Comic heroes as online gaming characters hold a lot of possibilities for casino game players in the future.

Nov 162016
 

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Award winning artist Drew Friedman celebrates the release of More Heroes of the Comics (Fantagraphics) with an onstage interview in the NerdMelt Showroom moderated by writer, journalist, and critic, Benjamin Schwartz, followed by a signing in Meltdown Comics.

Tickets are $8 in advance / $10 at the door Tickets and Info

Signing is FREE

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Bl. LA, CALIF 90046

Nov 162016
 

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November 16, 2016

NEW STAND UP COMEDY SHOW COMING TO FAMED WEDNESDAY NIGHT TIMESLOT
AT THE NERDMELT SHOWROOM AT MELTDOWN COMICS

Comedians Rory Scovel and Jay Larson Bring
RABBIT HOLE WITH JAY AND RORY

to Meltdown Comics Every Wednesday at 8:30pm Starting November 30, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
(LOS ANGELES, CA) – Meltdown Comics is proud to announce Rabbit Hole with Jay and Rory, a new weekly comedy show hosted by Jay Larson ( Conan, The Late Late Show) and Rory Scovel (Those Who Can’t, Ground Floor) and produced by Caitlin Durante. This stand up showcase will feature an eclectic mix of talent, from national headliners to the hilarious up-and-comers who will shape tomorrow’s comedy landscape.

The show kicks off on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 8:30pm in the NerdMelt Showroom at Meltdown Comics [7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046].

The debut line-up will feature:
– Kate Berlant (Netflix’s The Characters, Transparent)
– Todd Glass (Tosh.0, The Daily Show)
– Bridey Elliott (Silicon Valley, Search Party)
– Baron Vaughn (Conan, Grace and Frankie)
– And a surprise guest!

Tickets will be available online for $10 at http://rabbitholeshow.com

Rabbit Hole with Jay and Rory fills the Wednesday slot famously held for the past six years by The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, which ended its run in October 2016. Gaston D-L from Meltdown, Inc. says, “The legacy of comedy on Wednesdays runs deep at Meltdown Comics; we have been putting on shows here for ten years now. We couldn’t be happier to have our flagship show be reincarnated with such qualified and familiar names as Jay and Rory. Keep the Wednesday energy alive and come laugh with us again!” The Meltdown Show producer Emily V. Gordon expresses her support for the new show as well: “The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail are collectively stoked for the next chapter of Wednesday nights at Meltdown Comics knowing that Jay Larson and Rory Scovel are at the helm.”

About Meltdown Comics
Located in the heart of Hollywood on Sunset Blvd, Meltdown Comics opened in 1993 and has since become one the most respected comic book stores in the world. Taking a sophisticated approach to merchandise and operations, the 10,000 square foot giant has garnered a reputation for hosting successful gallery openings and award winning comedy, including the Comedy Central’s The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, as well as live shows and podcasting events in their collaborative space with Nerdist and the NerdMelt Showroom. Meltdown Comics is a mecca for all things comic book, comedy, podcasting, and pop culture.
www.meltcomics.com

About NerdMelt
To put it simply, the Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics is comedy in the back of a comic book shop. Also known as NerdMelt, it’s an intimate space to see some of the best comedians, podcasts, panels, and art shows come to life. This room is the D.I.Y. beating heart of Los Angeles’s comedy community, thanks to Chris Hardwick’s vision of bringing the best, most unique entertainment to comedy lovers with the help of Program Director Caitlin Durante and the NerdMelt team. www.nerdmeltla.com

About the Hosts
Jay Larson is best known as a stand up comedian with multiple appearances on The Late Late Show, four appearances on Conan, and his own half hour special on Comedy Central. Jay’s style is completely original and his ability to connect to an audience through storytelling is unmatched. Jay’s Storytelling has been featured on This American Life with Ira Glass, Comedy Central’s This is Not Happening, and can be heard every Toozdee on his wildly successful podcast, The CrabFeast. Jay’s first album, Self Diagnosed, was released in 2011 by AST records, and his follow up album, Human Math, was released this Fall. But at the end of the day, the job that gives Jay the most satisfaction is being a father to his two kids.
www.jaylarsoncomedy.com

Rory Scovel recently finished shooting the New Line feature The House, alongside Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler, as well as The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter for director Jody Hill alongside Danny McBride and Josh Brolin. Some of his television credits include the TBS series Ground Floor as well as the NBC series Undateable, ABC’s Modern Family, F/X’s The Comedians  and the original series Those Who Can’t for TruTV. Last year Rory also starredalongside Demetri Martin in Demetri’s directorial debut Dean  which premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, and his new hour stand up special is available on Seeso. Rory’s stand up has been featured on Comedy Central, CONAN, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. His second album, Rory Scovel Live at Third Man Records, was released in 2013 and was recorded live at their studios in Nashville. Whether discussing drugs, politics, or life in general his infectious stage presence and engaging charisma will quickly shift the vibe of any room and place the
audience in the scene of every punch line. www.roryscovel.com

SUGGESTED SOCIAL LANGUAGE:

FACEBOOK (www.facebook.com/rabbitholewithjayandrory)
Brand new comedy show Rabbit Hole with Jay and Rory kicks off on November 30 at 8:30pm at
the NerdMelt Showroom at Meltdown Comics. TICKETS: http://rabbitholeshow.com

TWITTER: New comedy show @TheRabbitHoleLA hosted by @JayLarsoncomedy &
@roryscovel starts 11/30 at 8:30pm @MeltdownComics @NerdMelt

INSTAGRAM: New comedy show @therabbitholela hosted by @jaylarsoncomedy &
@roryscovel starts 11/30 at 8:30 @meltdowncomics @nerdmelt

SHOW CONTACT
Caitlin Durante, Producer
cdurante@nerdist.com

VENUE CONTACT
Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 851-7223
staff@meltcomics.com

Nov 072016
 

Come down to Meltdown for this epic Heavy Metal signing with:  Grant Morrison ~ Rob Prior ~ Deric Hughes ~ Justin Cherry.

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Wednesday 7PM at Meltdown  Comics