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Sandman Vol. 1
Superman: Earth One Vol. 2
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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. 1
Green Lantern Rebirth
Batman The Dark Knight Returns
Before Watchmen Nite Owl Dr Manhattan
Identity Crisis
Arkham Asylum
The Killing Joke
Batman Inc. Vol. 1
Infinite Crisis
Batman Year One
Superman Birthright
Before Watchmen Ozymandias Crimson Corsair
Batman The Dark Knight Strikes Again
All-Star Superman
Batman and Robin Vol. 1
Batman: Earth One Vol. 1
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Batman Dark Victory
V for Vendetta
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Justice League Vol. 1
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Aug 272014
 

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LA’s Meltdown Comics to Begin Selling Bitcoin August 27th, 2013 at 7pm

AUGUST 27st, 2014 – Customers at Meltdown Comics and Collectibles in Los Angeles, California can get their hands on some sweet, sweet Bitcoin with the help of GogoCoin’s Bitcoin Gift Cards. GogoCoin has developed a simple product that allows for fast and safe, cash-to-Bitcoin transactions with the help of local retail stores. Meltdown will be hosting a launch event Wednesday the 27th 7PM. Come by for free food, Bitcoin, and other prizes before The Meltdown Show with Jonah and Kumail.

GogoCoin has created a Bitcoin gift card to make consumer Bitcoin purchases easier than ever. Load a card with anywhere between $25 and $500 cash and redeem it online for Bitcoin. The process takes only seconds, and the Bitcoins are deposited into a brand new e-wallet for easy access. To learn more, or to become a GogoCoin Retail Partner, check out GogoCoin.com or contact Support@GogoCoin.com.

 

 Posted by at 3:59 pm
Aug 152014
 

Meltdown-CAPS-flyerTWENTY-ONE ARTISTS GATHER FOR FUNDRAISING SIGNING OF “THE SAKAI PROJECT” BOOK

Los Angeles, CA – On Saturday, August 16, twenty-two members of the cartooning community will descend upon Meltdown Comics on Sunset Boulevard to sign copies of Dark Horse Comics’ recently released book “The Sakai Project” to help raise money for the medical bills of fellow cartoonist Stan Sakai, creator of Dark Horse’s “Usagi Yojimbo” comic book, now in its thirtieth year.

Attending the signing event will be “The Sakai Project” contributors Sergio Aragonès (“Groo the Wanderer”, “MAD Magazine”), Mark Evanier (“Groo” writer), Tom Luth (“Groo” and “Usagi” colorist), William Stout (noted illustrator), Ricardo Delgado (“Age of Reptiles”), Jeff Keane (“Family Circus”), Rubèn Procopio (“Batman 66”), Dean Yeagle (“Playboy”), Bill Morrison (editor of “The Sakai Project”), Tone Rodriguez (“The Simpsons” comics), Steven E. Gordon, Anson Jew, Benton Jew, Aidan Casserly, Chad Frye, Brad Rader, Patrick Scullin, Robert Stanley, Mark Dos Santos and Mike Kazaleh all joining with Stan Sakai (“Usagi Yojimbo”) himself.

EXCLUSIVE PRINTS, ONLY AVAILABLE AT SIGNING 8/16

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MELTDOWN COMICS & NERDIST SHOWROOM PRESENT

MEATBALL HEAD: AN ART GALLERY CELEBRATING OVER 20 YEARS OF SAILOR MOON

AN ART EXHIBITION PAYING TRIBUTE TO TWO DECADES OF SAILOR MOON CURATED BY NICO COLALEO, AUGUST 16TH THROUGH AUGUST 24TH AT MELTDOWN COMICS!

FOR LOVE AND JUSTICE! MEATBALL HEAD IS AN ARTISTIC CELEBRATION OF THE BELOVED JAPANESE PHENOMENON SAILOR MOON, BROUGHT TO YOU BY OVER 85 TALENTED ARTISTS FROM AROUND THE INDUSTRY. AFTER FIGHTING EVIL BY MOONLIGHT, YOU ARE CORDIALLY WELCOMED TO JOIN US FOR THE OPENING RECEPTION AT NERDMELT INSIDE MELTDOWN COMICS (7522 SUNSET BLVD, LOS ANGELES) FROM 7PM-11PM, SATURDAY, AUGUST16TH, 2014!

ENJOY FREE BEER AND WINE, ALONG WITH SAILOR MOON-THEMED ENTERTAINMENT, DECOR, SURPRISES, AND PHOTO-READYBACKDROPS. SO START PLANNING NOW, BECAUSE IN THE NAME OF THE MOON, YOU’RE NOT GOING TO WANT TO MISS THIS FANTASTIC EVENING!

FEATURING WORK BY KELSY ABBOTT, AARON ALEXOVICH, NATASHA ALLEGRI, BENJAMIN ANDERS, KIM ARNDT, WHITNEY AVALON, ATOMIKITTY, ERIC BAUZA, JESSICA BORUTSKI, MATT BRAILEY, KAITLIN CALLAHAN, TONY CHRISTOPHERSON, DAISY CHURCH, JENNY COLALEO, NICO COLALEO, ALEXANDRA COWARD, CHEYENNE CURTIS, JACK CUSUMANO, TERI CUSUMANO, ZAN CZYZEWSKI, BECKY DREISTADT, BRIANNE DROUHARD, JULIANNE ECKERT, MICHELLE FEALK, JENNY FINE, SOTT FORBES, KATE FREUND, PHYLCIA FUENTES, ANDREA GERTSMANN, J.R. GOLDBERG, LORRAINE GRATE, JESSIE GREENBERG, GINA GRESS, HAYLEE HERRICK, BRENDA HICKEY, STARLINE HODGE, GENEVA HODGSON, ROBERT LZA, HENRIQUE JARDIM, MOLLY BATES JOHNSON, JOSH KARP, VALERIE KEISER, L.M. KNIGHT, KATE LAIRD, JESS LANE, ALICE MEICHI LI, KEVIN SUKHO LEE, JOANNA LEITCH, JEAN LIANG, TROY LITTLE, LINDSEY LYDECKER, KATHRYN MARUSIK, PERIN MCCLEAN, ERIN MCGATHY, KALI MEADOWS, ZOE MOSS, MEGAN NAIRN, DARON NEFCY, BRENT NOLL, ROCKY OLIVARES, ERIKA PAGET, HANNAH NANCE PARTLOW, SHADI PETOSKY, SARA POCOCK, WHITNEY POLLETT, JULIA PRESCOTT, EMILY QUINN, SANDRA RIVAS, WILLY ROBERTS, DEANNA ROONEY, JENNIFER RUIZ, AUSTIN SALMI, KATIE SHANAHAN, SARAH SIMES, BOB SUAREZ, THOM FOOLERY, BABS TARR, ARICA TUESDAY, JULIA VICKERMAN, JAMIE VICKERS, JEFF VICTOR, JEREMY WOJCHIHOSKY, EDDIE XU, AND JESSICA YOST

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Aug 122014
 

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TWENTY-ONE ARTISTS GATHER FOR FUNDRAISING SIGNING OF “THE SAKAI PROJECT” BOOK

Los Angeles, CA – On Saturday, August 16, twenty-two members of the cartooning community will descend upon Meltdown Comics on Sunset Boulevard to sign copies of Dark Horse Comics’ recently released book “The Sakai Project” to help raise money for the medical bills of fellow cartoonist Stan Sakai, creator of Dark Horse’s “Usagi Yojimbo” comic book, now in its thirtieth year.

Fundraising efforts were initially spearheaded by the Comic Art Professional Society (CAPS), an organization of professional comic book artists and writers of which Stan Sakai is a member. Organized by artist Tone Rodriguez, CAPS began collecting original art last December for an online auction to lend a helping hand to Sakai, whose wife Sharon has been suffering from an inoperable brain tumor. As art poured in from the cartooning community, many pieces were custom drawings of Stan’s samurai rabbit creation Usagi Yojimbo.

Bill Morrison, a member of CAPS and an art director at Bongo Comics (publisher of “The Simpsons”), approached Sakai’s publisher, Dark Horse, about collecting these wonderful images into a book to also benefit the Sakais. Dark Horse publisher Mike Richardson was enthusiastic about the idea, and offered to pay for the book’s publication so that all sales could go to the Sakais. Bill Morrison proceeded to volunteer his time to edit the book in tandem with Dark Horse editor Randy Stradley which was designed voluntarily by noted book designer Serban Cristescu. The result is a beautiful 160-paged hardcover art book featuring interpretations of Usagi Yojimbo by some of the top cartoonists in comics today.

Between the online auction and the book, the cartooning community came together in a unique way to help one of their own. Now twenty-one artists local to Los Angeles will gather one more time to help their friend with a fundraising book signing event.

Attending the signing event will be “The Sakai Project” contributors Sergio Aragonès (“Groo the Wanderer”, “MAD Magazine”), Mark Evanier (“Groo” writer), Tom Luth (“Groo” and “Usagi” colorist), William Stout (noted illustrator), Ricardo Delgado (“Age of Reptiles”), Jeff Keane (“Family Circus”), Rubèn Procopio (“Batman 66”), Dean Yeagle (“Playboy”), Bill Morrison (editor of “The Sakai Project”), Tone Rodriguez (“The Simpsons” comics), Steven E. Gordon, Anson Jew, Benton Jew, Aidan Casserly, Chad Frye, Brad Rader, Patrick Scullin, Robert Stanley, Mark Dos Santos and Mike Kazaleh all joining with Stan Sakai (“Usagi Yojimbo”) himself.

Books will be sold for $45 each, or if fans already have the book, they will be charged a nominal $15 to have their books signed by the artists in attendance.

In addition to “The Sakai Project” book, there will be limited edition prints available exclusively at the event of four images from the book by artists attending the signing: Sergio Aragonès, Stan Sakai, William Stout, and Bill Morrison.

The event will take place on August 16 from 4-6pm at Meltdown Comics & Collectibles, 7522 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046. Thanks to Meltdown, all proceeds go to Sharon & Stan Sakai to help with their medical bills.

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Media may access a PDF of “The Sakai Project” for review purposes:

http://www.mediafire.com/view/s3qcand0yjlm4sr/SAKAIPROJ_WM.pdf

This Saturday, August 16th, 4-6pm at Meltdown Comics and EPIC SIGNING EVENT!

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Bl. LA, Calif. 90046 (map)

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Aug 062014
 

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On August 1, Marvel Studios is released one of their biggest gambles yet: An ensemble science fiction comedy based on a series of comics relatively few people have ever heard of. Oh, and it’s called GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, which might end up being a little confusing for some people. But with an intense marketing campaign, Marvel’s proven formula for success, and the dedication of fans around the world, the movie already has a ton of positive buzz.

But it gets better. Do you know how many women are writing big superhero and science fiction movies these days? If your answer was a really low number, you’re probably still overestimating. The imbalance between male and female screenwriters is even more pronounced when it comes to the big summer movies. Which is why it’s so awesome that the GUARDIANS story was developed and co-written by Nicole Perlman, a first-time screenwriter.

Nicole joins us at the Nerdmelt Showroom to talk about working in Marvel’s writing program, developing a story based on a little-known comic series, and writing dialogue for a gun-toting raccoon. Get hooked on a feeling – reserve a seat today

Tickets Here

 Posted by at 12:00 pm
Aug 062014
 

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The Ultimate Mashup! Come down to Meltdown Comics this Thursday at 7pm to meet the imperious minds behind these two films. Meet and greet some of the best creators in comics who also appear in both films! The likes of Grant Morrison, Bill Sienkiewicz, David Mack go head to head with the Allfather Jon Schnepp Satine Phoenix and Stephanie Inagaki. Jon and Allan will be on hand with unheard of and thoroughly unrepentant swag from their respective projects, so don’t miss out! Special guests will be announced along the way once the Sodium Pentathol shipment arrives from Amazon Prime.

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A documentary film two years in the making, providing an insightful look into the lives and inspiration of over fifty prolific artists’

Temple of Art is an ongoing 2 year art and photography project, a unique conversation between over 50 artists that include original work incorporating multiple modalities and disciplines. The show currently has a book being published by Baby Tattoo, a gallery opening at La Luz de Jesus, a prime time panel at Comic Con 2014 and a feature length documentary produced by Allan Amato (commercial photographer, Justified, Wilfred, Necessary Roughness) and executive produced by Jon Schnepp (Director: Metalocalypse, Venture Bros) Amanda Palmer (Dresden Dolls, TED The Art of Asking) and Neil Gaiman (Sandman, Coraline)

Since early 2012 Allan Amato has been photographing fine artists and inviting them to interpret those portraits through their particular medium. An artist’s work can act as both bridge and barrier; at once deeply personal and highly distorted; the lens through which they present their perception of the world, and the world that in turn interprets them.
By merging the objectivity of portrait photography with the subjectivity of drawing, painting, and sculpture, the artist is contextualized within the constructed reality of their own work.
The TEMPLE OF ART show provides an insightful look into the lives of working artists by following the progress of the collaborations from conception to completion, alongside interviews with the artists themselves.
Rarely are we given an opportunity to confront our perceptions of reality and self; this show illuminates the universal tension between the pursuit of our vision and the demands of a critical world.

The Artists
Dave Mckean (Mirror Mask, Sandman)
Barron Storey (Sandman:Endless Nights, Marat-Sade Journals)
Kent Williams(Kent Williams:Ophthalm, The Fountain)
Jason Shawn Alexander (Abe Sapien, Batman-End Game)
David Mack (Kabuki, Daredevil)
Bill Sienkiewicz (Electra Assassin, The New Mutants)
Grant Morrison (Batman:Arkham Asylum, The Filth, Happy)
Jim Mahfood (Clerks, Tank Girl)

As well as:
Kozy N Dan, Soey Milk, Christine Wu, Shaun Berke, Junko Mizuno, Stephanie Inagaki, Coop, Dan Quintana, Greg Ruth, Roman Dirge, Danni Shinya, Karen Hsiao, Gail Potocki, Matthew Bone, Satine Phoenix, Dave Stoupakis, Vincent Castiglia, Marc Scheff, Zak Sabbath Smith, Kellesimone Waits, Ping Zhu, Ken Garduno, Jenna Gibson, Brian Thies, John Malloy , Jaw Cooper, Jasmine Worth, Hueman, Rebecca Guay, Scott Fischer, Theresa Fischer, Jensine Eckwall, Rovina Cai, Christiane Shillito, Dadushin, Kyle Stecker, You Jung Byun, Jon Burgerman, Dongyun Lee, Justin Volz, Dorian Iten, Zelda Devon, Nicole Maloof, Kurt Huggins

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Jul 282014
 

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A documentary film two years in the making, providing an insightful look into the lives and inspiration of over fifty prolific artists’

Temple of Art is an ongoing 2 year art and photography project, a unique conversation between over 50 artists that include original work incorporating multiple modalities and disciplines. The show currently has a book being published by Baby Tattoo, a gallery opening at La Luz de Jesus, a prime time panel at Comic Con 2014 and a feature length documentary produced by Allan Amato (commercial photographer, Justified, Wilfred, Necessary Roughness) and executive produced by Jon Schnepp (Director: Metalocalypse, Venture Bros) Amanda Palmer (Dresden Dolls, TED The Art of Asking) and Neil Gaiman (Sandman, Coraline)

Since early 2012 Allan Amato has been photographing fine artists and inviting them to interpret those portraits through their particular medium. An artist’s work can act as both bridge and barrier; at once deeply personal and highly distorted; the lens through which they present their perception of the world, and the world that in turn interprets them.
By merging the objectivity of portrait photography with the subjectivity of drawing, painting, and sculpture, the artist is contextualized within the constructed reality of their own work.
The TEMPLE OF ART show provides an insightful look into the lives of working artists by following the progress of the collaborations from conception to completion, alongside interviews with the artists themselves.
Rarely are we given an opportunity to confront our perceptions of reality and self; this show illuminates the universal tension between the pursuit of our vision and the demands of a critical world.

The Artists
Dave Mckean (Mirror Mask, Sandman)
Barron Storey (Sandman:Endless Nights, Marat-Sade Journals)
Kent Williams(Kent Williams:Ophthalm, The Fountain)
Jason Shawn Alexander (Abe Sapien, Batman-End Game)
David Mack (Kabuki, Daredevil)
Bill Sienkiewicz (Electra Assassin, The New Mutants)
Grant Morrison (Batman:Arkham Asylum, The Filth, Happy)
Jim Mahfood (Clerks, Tank Girl)

As well as:
Kozy N Dan, Soey Milk, Christine Wu, Shaun Berke, Junko Mizuno, Stephanie Inagaki, Coop, Dan Quintana, Greg Ruth, Roman Dirge, Danni Shinya, Karen Hsiao, Gail Potocki, Matthew Bone, Satine Phoenix, Dave Stoupakis, Vincent Castiglia, Marc Scheff, Zak Sabbath Smith, Kellesimone Waits, Ping Zhu, Ken Garduno, Jenna Gibson, Brian Thies, John Malloy , Jaw Cooper, Jasmine Worth, Hueman, Rebecca Guay, Scott Fischer, Theresa Fischer, Jensine Eckwall, Rovina Cai, Christiane Shillito, Dadushin, Kyle Stecker, You Jung Byun, Jon Burgerman, Dongyun Lee, Justin Volz, Dorian Iten, Zelda Devon, Nicole Maloof, Kurt Huggins

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 Posted by at 5:08 pm
Jul 282014
 

A coming of age story of a Thai American teen, finding acceptance and empowerment cosplaying as her favorite superhero.

Fed up with her mother calling her a fat and stupid Water Buffalo, Ann runs away from home to join the circus, or more likely, to hang out at the local fantasy con. There she encounters monsters, superheroes, warriors and ninjas in preparation for the battle against her arch nemesis.

Who is Wonder Buffalo?

Wonder Buffalo is me. She’s you. She’s anyone who ever got looked down upon, anyone who got bullied or mistreated just for being different, or as we prefer to call it, unique. She is the epitome of the misunderstood, mistreated and unappreciated. And she will never let any of these keep her down. She is a work in progress. Always growing, learning, becoming better, stronger, tougher. What’s her superpower? Tenacity.

Wonder Buffalo to us is a way to show and tell everyone that you are great, that you are awesome just the way you are. Find the superhero inside of you and stand up for yourself against any oppression.

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Berg on Berg is the brainchild of Christine T. BERG and Simon ShterenBERG, see what we did there? Two unique individuals with artistic sensibility and big dreams striving to put their offbeat sense of humor and individuality into every artistic endeavour they set their mind to. Most of the time you will find them throwing off ideas or punches and coming up with kickass stories, especially those that deal with diversity and empowerment.

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 Posted by at 3:22 pm
Jul 182014
 

Go behind the scenes with the stars and producers of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail to see how the popular live show grew into a TV series. (9:49)

The Meltdown with Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani
premiers July 23rd at 12:30 after @Midnight

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 Posted by at 1:56 pm
Jul 172014
 

PeeWeeArtShow

Let the fun begin! Join us as we pay tribute to the man behind the iconic red bow tie. Experience artwork inspired by the decade-spanning career of Pee-Wee Herman from over 50 artists. Join us on July 19th, 2014 at the Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics (7522 Sunset Blvd, LA 90046) from 7 to 10pm, The exhibit will run July 19th – 25th. Come partake in free beverages and a Pee-Wee’s Playhouse-inspired photo booth! Just don’t forget the secret word or the Alamo!

–Featuring artwork from Valerie Keiser, Emily Brundige, Sara Pocock, Jason Whetzell, Jeremy Woldjisnky, Willy Roberts, Starline Hodge, Dylan Chudzynski, Julia Prescott, Austin Salmi, Eric Bauza, Jenny Fine, Michael Thomas Grant, Frank Macchia, Shadi Petosky, Andrew Taylor Jennings, Kimber Hall, Kelsy Abbott, Danielle Kramer, Julia Vickerman, Whitney Avalon, Wendy McColm, Kevyn Schmidt, Penelope Gazin, Spencer John Olson, Jess Lane, Nico Colaleo, Lucy Mirando, Regina Morales, Maggie Drew Brennan, Madison Queen, Molly Johnson, John McGuire Olsen, Tully Mills, Joanna Leitch, Elyse Chudzynski, Molly Bates, Alex Carillo, Lisa Wakiyama, Jessica Wills, Kassandra Heller, Lindsay Davis, Jeremy Arambulo, Charlotte Jackson, Erica Jones, Ryan Matias, Kat Ketchum, Colin Howard, Hallie Wilson, Jessica Hendrickson, Ana Ramirez, Tiffany Ford, Amanda Li and many more!

 Posted by at 7:54 pm
Jul 162014
 

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This Saturday, July 19th at 2PM, Meltdown is hosting a #ROADTOCOMICCON MEGA-SIGNING!

A cavalcade of comic madness! You won’t want to miss this one! Come one, come all!

The talent in attendance will be stacked. Check out the list of new-comers and veterans that will be joining us:

Gerard Way, Becky Cloonan, Jaime Hernandez, Gilbert Hernadez, Natalia Hernandez, D.J. Kirkbride, Jim Mahfood, Caleb Monroe, Tom Pinchuk, Eric Esquivel, Hannah Partlow, Felipe Smith, Joshua Fialkov, Jon Schnepp, Dave Crosland, Mark Sable, Sam Grinberg, Dave Baker + …

And that’s not the half of it. FREE DARK HORSE SWAG!!

If you’re worried about getting hungry or thirsty, fear not…
There will be Free Drinks provided by POPwater, and Food will be served by wonderful Carnitas El Momo, winner of “Best in Show: Taco Madness 2014″.

Far out, man! What else do I need to know?

Signing begins at 2pm.
Line-up is first come, first served.
All artist will take turns signing. THERE IS NO SET SIGNING SCHEDULE.

For the Killjoys (Gerard Way and Becky Cloonan) signing: 1 outside item and 1 item purchased at Meltdown Comics allowed. There will be both single issues and collected trades of KILLJOYS, as well as volumes of UMBRELLA ACADEMY, available for purchase.

If you can’t get to Comic-Con, this is the next best thing. Hell, it’s even BETTER.
We are trying to bring Comic-Con to you!

Can’t wait to see you Saturday!

 Posted by at 9:32 pm