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Feb 212014
 

It’s an age old statement, often exclaimed to the Comic Gods from within a sea of single issues: “I want to read a comic, but I have no idea where to start!”

You’re in luck! @MeltdownComics has shelves full of new titles, and we’re not only talking about the slew of Marvel #1′s released week-to-week.

Image Comics continues to impress with debuts of “Mercenary Sea,” “Fuse,” and the most recent “Undertow,” an Atlantis-meets-the-Matrix epic. How do those two go together? Read up and find out.

Dark Horse‘s “The White Suits” graduates from “Dark Horse Presents” into it’s own gritty title. If you’re a fan of noir and stylish assassins, check this one out!

With a successful @MeltdownComics signing in the bag, Oni Press’ “The Bunker” shook the shelves with a first issue that will literally break your brain (in a good way). Bunker Buzzwords: Future/Past-self, Presidency, Post-apocalypse, friendship!

From IDW, the character that’s permeated nearly every artistic medium and human heart out there, the swolest of the swole: Black Dynamite! Come join Byron Minns, Scott Sanders, and Brian Ash on March 1st, 2014 from 5-8PM @MeltdownComics, and get that #1 signed. Rumor has it Scott Sanders has soul music for us!

Out of the Marvel Comics bunch, “The Punisher” makes his way to sunny LA in his first issue, with a guest appearance from a Danny Trejo look-alike and many of the LA locales you know and love. But why stop there? Issue #2 introduces you to what could be Frank’s new mascot, and a surprise visit from a familiar Marvel villain.

Lastly, but certainly not least, “Black Widow” #1 delivers a rock-solid spy drama, written by the same writer of “The Punisher,” @NathanEdmondson. Want him to sign both those #1′s for you? Join us on March 12th, 2014 from 5:30-8:30PM.

Any of these titles grab your attention? Did you already pick one of them up this week? Let us know in the comments section which #1 titles you thought were the best/show the most promise, and we’ll give that title an in-depth spotlight review.

If you don’t want to miss any of these issues, follow the link to our subscription service below:

http://www.meltcomics.com/blog/subscription-service/

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

Note: DC Comics, we haven’t forgotten about you. You’ll have your time in the sun.

 

 

Jan 312014
 

Via: Spelunk.in
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Meltdown Comics in Hollywood made history today by being the first comic book store to accept Bitcoin. While some comics are sold online for bitcoin, no brick and mortar stores currently support it. General Manager Francisco Dominguez and his staff were giddy with excitement to conduct their first transaction.

I used Blockchain on my iphone to buy Daniel Clowes’s Death Ray book. Francisco rang up the order on a tablet using BitPay. It was a smooth transaction, and a bit later I bought some stuff from his employee, who was super psyched to take a bitcoin order. I got a Black Business Protection Lucky Cat vinyl figure, Adventure Time Mathematical Vol 3, and some strawberry Yan Yan. That also went seamlessly.

Los Angeles doesn’t have many places that take bitcoin, and Meltdown reaches a pretty broad audience. Most of the places here are service based (car insurance, plastic surgery, dentistry), while Meltdown has an irresistible product selection spanning books, games, toys, and even Japanese snacks. It’s a pop culture mecca, and people from all over come by to visit the fantastic artwork housed within.

Spelunk.in: For readers who haven’t visited Meltdown before, tell us a bit about the store.
Francisco: Meltdown opened in 1993 and has since become one of the most respected comic book stores in the world and a mecca for all things comic book, comedy, podcasting, product mix as well as a reputation for hosting successful events in their Gallery and NerdMelt Showroom. We are a must-see pop culture destination in LA. Please stop by, we accept BitCoin.

Spelunk.in: Why did Bitcoin draw your interest?
Francisco: I started to hear about Bitcoins a couple years back, just little chatter here and there. I followed it around for a bit until I met with Pinguino Kolb (long time customer/friend) who answered some of the questions I had, which are the standard for anyone running a business. Is it legit? How does it work? etc.

We at Meltdown like technology and like to move with it when possible. The thought of some magical money that’s not being spent and that I can accept to sell product was mindblowing. So it was a no brainer that i had to jump on this new currency.

Spelunk.in: What impact do you see Bitcoin having on the comic book community?
Francisco: Hopefully some, any would help at this moment. Brick and Mortar / Mom and Pop shops are closing as digital takes over paper print. Hopefully this new way of bringing revenue in to a business will help keep them/us alive.

Spelunk.in: What incentives do Bitcoin users have to spend at Meltdown?
Francisco: We’ll be the only comic book shop accepting Bitcoin. Down the line Bitcoin customers will start receiving special discounts, offers, swag, online shop, events, and more.

Spelunk.in: Would bitcoin be a good fit for artists looking into micropayments?
Francisco: Definitely a good fit for artist, hopefully with our structure they will pick up on it and generate more Bitcoin users.

Spelunk.in: Are you worried about risk attached to volatility of the currency?
Francisco: I just hope it keeps going up, cha ching@!

Francisco had been keeping an eye on Bitcoin for several months, gaining more confidence in the currency. At the start of the new year, I got a message saying “Bitcoin? Let’s do this.” He trained his staff on the merchant platform, and readied himself to field questions from customers. The first one was about how he determined how much a bitcoin was worth. Luckily, BitPay has a page that answers that (it’s calculated from the various exchanges in US/Europe). As Francisco studied Bitcoin, his passion for it grew. He currently plans to keep some bitcoin from sales, and not convert everything to fiat.

Meltdown is a great addition to the Los Angeles Bitcoin community. Their passion and excitement for the currency is infectious.

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90046
323.851.7223
Open everyday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
New Comics Wednesday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
http://www.meltcomics.com/

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 Posted by at 11:18 am
Jul 262013
 

Two pop culture geeks set out to save their apartment complex during the zombie apocalypse, because saving the world is too much work!

What is Adam & Paul Save the Whole, Entire, Apartment Complex?

“Adam & Paul Save the Whole, Entire, Apartment Complex” is an online dramedy (drama + comedy) story created by Writer/Director Joel Reaves about Adam (Chris O’Brien), a shy twenty-something and his crude roommate, Paul (Michael Thomas Grant), who, when the zombie apocalypse descends upon planet Earth decide that they have what it takes to “win.”  They immediately realize that the world is freaking huge and instead decide to save the residents of their much-smaller-than-the-whole-world apartment complex.

Within the first 24 hours, they save Adam’s long time crush, Rachel (Paulina Cerrilla) which would be good thing for Adam, if she didn’t then beg them to save her douchey boyfriend Aaron (Paul Todd)!

The show will be a chronicle of their wacky and dangerous adventures of killing zombies, cracking jokes, finding love, and saving their apartment complex!

Kickstater Page Continue reading »

 Posted by at 7:47 pm
Mar 272013
 

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MELTDOWN

MEET THE MASTERMINDS BEHIND LA’S NERD EMPIRE
Intro by Marco Beltran

Meltdown Comics, to put it bluntly, is fucking awesome. I’m sorry for using the f-word in the description to this place, because it doesn’t lend itself much to the imagination but I felt that any set of words that my 25-year-old brain came up with did not do the place justice. I tried. Honestly, I did. I had this whole thing about how walking into the store was like walking into a dreamscape, and that it was like how the child version of me imagined my room would look like when I grew up, but how would this help someone who’d never been there or never heard of this place? The store also changes a lot. I could tell you about the big “Big Boy” statues or the area dedicated Star Wars stuff, but then I’d sound like a liar and jerk if you, dear reader, read this and decided to make a trip and these things were not there!

The truth about Meltdown Comics, as you’ll hear straight from the owner/co-founder Gaston Dominguez-Letelier, is that it’s the closest thing a building can come to being alive. It has a soul. It’s changing, adapting to the tastes of the staff and clientele, and serving as the epicenter for the LA comedic and creative scene. Several podcasts are recorded here: HarmontownMutant SeasonIndoor KidsYou Made it Weird, to name a few. You can take comic book writing, illustrating, formatting, classes taught by industry professionals. It’s a hub for nerdom, nerd culture, and nerd-centric programming. It should be the first place you visit when you make trip out to Hollywood.

Hopefully by the end of this feature you’re as inspired as we were, or at least feel validated in your pursuit of doing what makes you happy. That’s why we’re all here, right? To find happiness?

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Feb 272013
 

The announcement back in October that Disney was acquiring LucasFilm for a paltry sum of $4 billion dollars was completely drowned out by a collective ‘geek-gasim’ heard around the world following their second surprise of the day. A new hope had sprung to life within us all when the studio dropped the bomb that they plan to continue on with the original “Star Wars” trilogy, starting with Episode VII in 2015. When I first heard that someone other than Lucas would have control of the reins over the project, I have to admit I thought it was some sort of sick twisted early Halloween ‘trick.’ Possibly perpetrated by a group like “Anonymous,” or those Chinese cyber hackers who keep messing with the D.O.J. When reality finally did set in, I (like many of you I’m sure) began to feel equal amounts of excitement and apprehension. I think we’re all still a little scarred and gun shy from the prequel atrocities, am I right? Does meeeza have to explainzza? (Yeah, that’s right. I went there.)

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As an avid reader of comics, and Darkhorse’s “Star Wars” titles in particular, my biggest issue with the acquisition and the subsequent revamping of the extended universe is encapsulated in the dilemma of the following question: Does this mean that all the hard work of many gifted graphic artists and writers, who contributed to what was once considered cannon, now null and void? I’m going to have to table that discussion for the time being, definitely a soapbox for another day.

sw4Since the announcement, the internet rumor mill has been working harder than a ‘man-scaping’ wookie, and conjecture is the current name of the game. And speaking of names, the exclusivity for a director shuffled through anyone who has ever had any interest in sci-fi what-so-ever, or has looked through the correct end of a camera. Every movie site was batting around names like; Jon Favreau, to Guillermo del Toro, Christopher Nolan, David Yates, to Zack Snyder, Brad Bird, Mathew Vaughn, Joss Whedon, to the obvious candidate of Lucas’ bestest frenemy Steven Spielberg… you get the idea. Of course we now know that the resuscitator of the “Star Trek” franchise himself, J.J. Abrams (Hey J.J., why no call back for the sequel? I’m so not feeling the love.), is set to direct a script written by Oscar winner Michael Arndt (“Toy Story 3″/”Little Miss Sunshine”). That’s just the beginning though, with casting and major plot points still up in the air –  crazy kooks like Super Shadow are going to continue to litter the web with inaccurate or out-and-out false information leading up to the very first trailer of the film and beyond. So let’s see if we can sift through the endless barrage of “bantha poo-doo” speculation, and separate the Sith Myths from the Force Facts.

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Jan 302013
 

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       If you’re a fan of Geof Darrow’s comic, “The Shaolin Cowboy”, then you’re in for a treat. Wednesday’s Finest will be releasing a limited run of 500 pieces of a Shaolin Cowboy vinyl figure! The Shaolin Cowboy stands fourteen inches tall and is sculpted by Monster 5.
This totally awesome figure will be available in February 2013
Pre-order yours here -> Shaolin Cowboy Vinyl Figure PhotoGrid_1359589638891

 Posted by at 6:59 pm
Oct 222012
 

The Fogelnest Files 10/25/2012

Date: Thursday – October 25, 2012 – 07:00 PM

Jake Fogelnest has scoured the Internet and his personal archives for cool stuff to show you . Remember when you would flick through television late at night, stumble across some weird stuff and it was like, “Whoa WTF is this?” Fogelnest taped that.

Join Jake for a live taping of his Earwolf podcast, “The Fogelnest Files.” He’ll be joined by a panel of special guests who will watch this cool stuff with Jake and then have a humorous discussion about the clips.

It’s stuff you’ve forgotten about, stuff you TOTALLY remember or stuff you’ve never heard of… but need to know about immediately! From The Ramones on Regis and Kathie Lee to Vincent Price dropping acid in the 1959 movie “The Tingler” or that time some guy named Taco made a synthpop version of “Puttin’ On The Ritz” and for some reason it became a hit on MTV in the 80′s, ‘The Fogelnest Files” and its crack team of panelists will cover it.

Special guests…
Bryan Lee O’Malley (Creator of Scott Pilgrim)
Jonah Ray (the Meltdown Show, Bing, Comedy Mashup, and all things funny)
James Urbaniak  (Voice of Dr. Venture on The Venture Brothers, Getting On podcast)
and MORE…
Buy tickets early because you’re gonna feel like a real dummy when more people get added and then you’ll be like, “DAMN, I SHOULD’VE GOTTEN THEM EARLY AND NOW THEY’RE ALL GONE.”

Tickets: $8 in advance, $10 at the door
Tickets available -> HERE

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12th at 8PM TICKETS HERE

Kumail is just about to record his Comedy Central hour special, and he wanted to practice it for you at his comedy home, NerdMelt. Come watch the cohost of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail do his thing for a full hour before you see it on TV!
With special guests DC Pierson and Joe Mande!

Oct 092012
 

Here are the TOP THREE reasons why you need to be at Meltdown on Saturday, October 20th, for the CHEMORELLA book signing:

FIRST, to see for yourself why this book has been reviewed as “inspiring, hysterically clever and uplifting.” Here’s a clue: it’s a modern retelling of the Cinderella story, with a new heroine who beats cancer and sees all her dreams come true. And it’s a fully illustrated, bilingual book, in English and Spanish, side-by-side.

SECOND, to meet the people who made it, one of whom is coauthor Katy Franco, the screamingly funny Puerto Rican stand-up comic who Women’s Health magazine calls “the Cause Comedienne.” A breast cancer survivor, she’s going to speak about how she went from comic to Chemorella to breast cancer awareness activist.  Expect to laugh and cry; if you have kids, bring them for the laughs. Also present will be illustrator Scott Sackett and co-author Ken Phillips, who are going to be giving away some free stuff that you’ll really love and your kids will really love.

THIRD, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and when you buy this great book we are going to give 20% to Save the Ta-Tas Foundation, which supports cancer research.  So you’re going to have a great time and do a good deed too!

CHEMORELLA is a wonderful gift for somebody who is fighting breast cancer, or who has a family member who has been afflicted by it. It’s for adults because of the edgy wit, and kids because of the cool, bald heroine and the every-other-page illustrations. Remember, kids suffer the most when a parent is going through cancer treatment, because the young ones wonder whether mom or dad is going to die. This book is a message of hope, honest and uplifting. So it’s the perfect present during Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Chemorella Book Signing
Saturday, October 20th, 20012 at 1pm
Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Bl. LA, CA 90046 (map)

PLEASE COME OUT AND SUPPORT A GOOD CAUSE.

 

Sep 052012
 


Visit Meltdown’s Curicon page and give us a review. Thank you

Would you like to win a trip to New York Comic Con courtesy of Curicon, the online home of collectors? Of course you would!

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