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Apr 172014
 

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Interested?!
Please fill out this FORM by April 27th the sooner the better

Tabling fees will be 25$ for your own space ( you will have to bring your own table)
$10 6ft fold out table rental will be available, 1st come, 1st served. Only 10 tables available.

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 Posted by at 12:10 pm
Apr 162014
 

How’s it going, friends? Good to see you back here at the @MeltdownComics blog for the breakdown of this week’s reads. I have to admit, I often try to give as much spotlight as I can to all the publishers, but the old dogs over at DC and MARVEL cleaned up shop this week! Not to worry though, we have contenders representing the margins.

First up, our DC #1′s! **Full Bias Disclosure: These selections may be the result of giving a GL fanboy his own blog post, but I think they have the chutzpah to entertain all readers!

Out of the shadows of fear, SINESTRO shines his yellow light in his own #1. Fans of the character will love where the story continues for our fear-mongering tyrant, with mutiny, displays of fatherhood, and hints at a possible love interest, one that deserves to stand in Lantern 1417′s shadow. As well, new readers will be able to freely jump into the material. SINESTRO‘s complexities as a character are undoubtedly one of the many reasons why he’s one of the first villains to step out of FOREVER EVIL and into his own title! Beware his power, SINESTRO‘s might!

DC COMICS continues the ring-slinging with an unlikely hero sporting an emerald suit of his own in SMALLVILLE: LANTERN #1. Again, fans of the Smallville source material will love the book, but really when it comes down to it, it has the one thing so many DC fanboys have wanted to see: Superman with a green lantern ring. For those who know their Smallville and DC history, you’ll notice that they cover most of the bases for making the GL mythos work in the Smallville universe. Give SMALLVILLE: LANTERN a try!

Here comes MARVEL‘s #1 to the plate in…HULK! It’s no secret to anyone that follows the green behemoth that he’s a difficult character to write for, more often the use of Bruce being the challenge. But, it was no surprise to me that the man to make both monster and man live in tandem was none other than Mark Waid. At the close of this issue, we are immediately reminded why we care for the man, the scientist, Banner, and not just his green side. Nothing but excitement for what’s to come in HULK.

Closing out the #1′s, comes another scientist, a man who has been around before Walter White even picked up his junior chemistry set for Christmas. I’m of course talking about DYNAMITE COMICS’ SOLAR: MAN OF THE ATOM. Make no mistake, this guy knows his science, and might truly be one of the cockiest crimefighters in recent history. A great introduction to an older character in comics. SOLAR: MAN OF THE ATOM. Science!

Our #2 issue belongs to a book that’s already received a fair amount of praise on the blog, but damn it, there’s no denying how good this book is. Simply put, ONI PRESS’ THE AUTEUR #2. The hilarity ensues as Nathan T. Rex challenges the legal system to free his mother-fracking murder consultant. **Mild Spoiler** Godzilla does not make a cameo in the issue, but that doesn’t make the cover any less awesome. Kudos again to THE AUTEUR.

Lastly, our numero tres issue comes hot off the heels of you satiated Cap’n fans that saw THE WINTER SOLDIER. Well issue #3 offers a glimpse into that haunting, forgotten past that so sharply defines our former Bucky. But deserved props to our new S.H.I.E.L.D. agents that take on the soldier, you readers keep an eye on them. Enjoy THE WITNER SOLDIER #3!

Which titles did you like the best? Let us know in the comments section!

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Apr 102014
 

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This Saturday! SCHNEPPCON2

Director Jon Schnepp is selling his ENTIRE COMIC BOOK COLLECTION! SINGLE ISSUES $1! PLUS TOYS, TRADE PAPERBACKS AND ORIGINAL ART! All to support his upcoming documentary, “THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN LIVES: WHAT HAPPENED?”

COME BUY HIS STUFF AND SUPPORT THE FILM!

Interested in vending? email us staff@meltcomics.com. This Saturday from 11am -4pm

 Posted by at 12:38 pm
Apr 092014
 

And here we are again for another big week @MeltdownComics! I have to admit this was probably one of the easiest, fun set of books that I’ve had to read in awhile. An abundance of #1 titles for some of the most likable personalities in all of comics, and even some debuts added to the excitement!

Ladies first…!

One of the more enjoyable reads for all ages was LUMBERJANES #1 from BOOM! BOX. The story follows a group of girls at summer camp where they learn……HOW TO STRAIGHT-UP PUNCH A FLEET OF FOXES IN THEIR THIRD EYES’. Yeah, this is not the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. If you like strong, female ensembles with true spunk you need to swing away at LUMBERJANES.

The next lady in the spotlight is Kate from IMAGE COMICS‘ newest title, SHUTTER #1. Kate is less amused by the world than say our lumberjane friends…even when her version of New York is filled with one-eyed, winged-people. Predictions: Hero’s Journey, DSLR cameras, and more phantom ninjas! A solid start for SHUTTER!

Where my boys @?

Danny Rand is back for MARVEL COMICS in IRON FIST: THE LIVING WEAPON #1. I can’t say enough how well done this first issue was. Every page was visually dynamic, lending permission for the amount of exposition we’re given (I however am a fan of copious amounts of exposition, as more story means more worth my money.) For those of you who like action, action, action, there’s plenty of it (*Hint: Freefall combat). Square off with IRON FIST: THE LIVING WEAPON #1!

On the DC COMICS front, BATMAN ETERNAL #1 promises to deliver all of our favorite Bat-players, and Tarantino’s the narrative within the first panel. The ending issue teaser is unique in that I don’t think I’ve ever said, “Old Commissioner Gordy needs his eyes checked.” Batfans unite and read BATMAN ETERNAL!

FLASH! AH-A!! (GUITAR RIFF)…FLASH GORDON returns with DYNAMITE COMICS. Watch him portal-hop his way through the issue and interact with the indigenous blue man group tribe, they grow tons of facial when not on tour. The issue offers a nice balance of page-time for both Flash and the supporting characters. OG Fans will love FLASH GORDON #1!

And out of the margins of Doopspace comes the unofficial mascot of the All-New X-Men….DOOP #1! For those of you who aren’t up on your X-books, DOOP is here to fill you in on what you missed…or at least on what he had a hand in. If you do consider yourself a fan, I can promise you a metamorphosis from our title character by the end of the book……DOOP#1.

Which titles did you like the best? Let us know in the comments section!

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Apr 072014
 
Written by: Pinguino on April 6, 2014.
via: spelunk.in

Last Friday, Meltdown and Spelunk.in hosted DOGEPARTY WEST, an epic celebration of the dogecoin culture in Southern California.  250+ dogecoin enthusiasts came by through the night, with some bringing their own dogs to enter in the doge contest.

The doge contest happened both online and offline, and people could vote on their favorite dog. Each had its own wallet address, accessible by QR code. Foxy Roxy won “Best in Show” with 61,930 dogecoin (votes), and will be getting a spacesuit. She’s one of the Socal Shiba Inu Rescue’s dogs, who was badly hurt but healed up awesomely. At the event she was very patient, smart, and friendly, and we applaud her victory. Here’s a “before” and an “after” pic:

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All of the dogecoin raised at the event went to Southern California Shiba Inu Rescue Inc and Two Dog Farms. Both groups rescue dogs from kill shelters and find them loving forever homes. Two Dog Farms also works with Jindos, which are larger versions of shiba inus.

Socal Shiba: http://shibainurescue.org/
Two Dog Farms: http://www.twodogfarms.com/

Both have dogs you can adopt, so after playing with shibes in person, if you want one, you should rescue one!

Two Dog Farms allows dogecoin adoptions, which is fairly rare. We’re told they have been embracing it pretty well and will continue to do so.

The charities raised 621,422 dogecoin between direct donations and dogecontest entries.

1558493_10100857022402336_5840219354191488800_nWhile there was a lot of partying with our DJs Headshot and Carl Schwenk and free booze, people also got to learn a lot about digging dogecoin at the mining demonstration that Sebuh was doing. He was also selling discounted mining gear to help new shibes learn more about the hobby. MeltdownTV was running a livestream of the entire event, using multiple cameras and running interviews. An astounded 300,000 viewers popped in to check it out through the night, with roughly 200-600 at any given moment. There was much love for our shibes that we shuttled to the back for closeups and interviews.

Towards the back of the shop there was a gaming area – the kickstarter for DogeCards (doge-themed Fluxx) had released that day, so people were betatesting that. Lone Wolf was giving demos of their game, too. This was the first time either of these games had been seen by the public. Neon Roots had their live crypto ticker on display, which was glowing in the window of the store and like 12ft long. Another group showed up with dogecoin badges and pogs, and did a bunch of exciting giveaways. Cruithne Traders was selling some of their “to the moon” artwork as well.

We also made some cardboard rocket props that people could draw on, and a light-up rocket ship for dogs to wear for photos. Dogecoin cupcakes and cookies also happened. They were given to those who donated to the charities. 10152611_602841600445_2150721973625638389_n

We had custom bitcoin/dogecoin tshirt collabs for the event, with 50 Reddit and Moolah versions available. People could buy things from the store with crypto to get a free shirt. Such incentive!

A heartfelt thank-you from Spelunk.in to everyone who helped out with DogeParty West, both on-line and off. Free booze was covered by Meltdown Comics, Michael Lim, and Spelunk.in. Erin+ Natalie- thanks for handling ice and QR coding the dogs. Sebuh- thanks for printing (copies plus takes btc!) + helping organize dogs, and putting us in touch with two dog farms. Jessica and Dave- you guys rocked the bar! <3 Pizza came from DogeCards and Eric Nakagawa. DJ Headshot + Carl Schwenk: your sets were awesome! Thanks for moving large objects. Such press from Boing Boing, Coindesk, and Bitcoin Magazine, with twitter support from YourAnonNews. Cnelson- yay speakers! Seric thanks for making cardboard stuff! Thanks for tweeting @owlpelletz @bitcoinbegger @houseofdoge @findadragon @littleshibe @dogepromotions @thebitcoinwife.  Reddit+ moolah, thanks for the support. Thanks Meltdown + Francisco for hosting + promoting! And much love to everyone who brought their real life doges to the event, even those who didn’t fully understand dogecoin.

So community. Much love. Let’s do this again sometime.

 Posted by at 12:58 pm
Apr 032014
 

Vote for your favorite doge by sending dogecoin to their wallet! The dog that wins best of show gets a spacesuit.

All money actually goes to our charities, Two Dog Farms and Southern California Shiba Inu Rescue. Both are rescue organizations that save shibes from kill shelters in Los Angeles, and fosters them, and finds them a loving home.

Don’t have dogecoin but want to help anyways? Anything paypaled to penguinpalace@gmail.com we’ll also send along to the rescues.

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 Posted by at 9:55 pm
Apr 022014
 

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meltdoge_finalMeltdown Comics is releasing a new shirt design at DogeParty West this Friday. Meltdown x Spelink.in x Reddit collab was designed using the original logo by Dan Clowes, but Spelunk.in’s Pinguino Kolb gave the alien a doge companion. The first 50 shirts will be the exclusive reddit version. It’ll be sold for $20, but if you buy $20 of merchandise with a cryptocurrency, you get the shirt for FREE! Meltdown hopes to lead the way for retailers by incentivizing their purchases with the new currency.

 

DogeParty West will be on Friday at 7p at Meltdown Comics - 7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046. More details here: spelunk.in/dogeparty-west/

www.bit.ly/DogePartyWest

 Posted by at 8:31 pm
Apr 022014
 

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April 2nd, 2014 from 7-9pm: Roddenberry Entertainment (Creators of Star Trek) launch WORTH at Meltdown Comics with writer, Aubrey Sitterson (WWE) and artist Chris Moreno (Dracula vs Capone, Toy Story).

WORTH is the heartfelt yet dynamic story of Grant Worth, Motor City’s most iconic hero. During the 1960’s, Worth’s ability to control machines made him a legendary figure in Detroit, a real hometown hero. But when Worth’s powers become obsolete because of society’s own progress, he is forced to find out what happens when a superhero can no longer be super.

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UNBREAKABLE’ PART 1 Jim Rhodes has quit the SECRET AVENGERS!!! As the IRON PATRIOT, he’s bringing his fight against the bad guys to the home front. But a new villain emerges with a brutal plan that could turn Iron Patriot into America’s most wanted!!!

 

Garry Brown Is a Scottish artist who graduated the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art in 2010. He is currently the artist for Dark Horse’s “The Massive” as well as Marvel’s soon-to-be released “Iron Patriot” ongoing.

 

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 Posted by at 1:50 pm
Apr 022014
 

Another week, another list of kick-ass comics here @MeltdownComics! Some of our protags don’t remember a thing, some remember too much, and others hang with Aquaman!

DEAD LETTERS #1 from the fellas at BOOM! STUDIOS is the first of our hero-without-a-memory tales. Though his skill of the artful kill remains, Sam Whistler attempts to piece together his past life, making his way through Here. No, not there, HERE! Where is Here? Read up and find out.

The next of our forgotten-past-men stands alone in THE FIELD #1 from IMAGE COMICS. Unlike Sam Whistler, our nameless man in THE FIELD is exactly that, just some dude who woke up in a field, wearing only Walter White style briefs. He’s not a skilled killer, he just wants people to stop chasing him for a moment so he can think…and also pistol-whipping, he’s not a fan. Come get lost in THE FIELD!

Sina Grace is not a man-without-a-memory, in fact, he has quite a few. In his one shot, SELF-OBSESSED, from IMAGE COMICS, Grace explores his own development and the moments that shaped his life, artistically and otherwise. The reader understands immediately that this is a personal tale, as he utilizes school photos and old artwork which he immediately criticizes. The one-shot is fun, jumping from an article format, to comic strip, to collage, and back again. The title might be SELF-OBSESSED, but the amount of personal information given and its delivery feels more like you’re a trusted friend of Grace’s, than an outlet for his own self-obsession.

Though AQUAMAN AND THE OTHERS might sound like a great band name, don’t expect them to go on tour anytime soon (or maybe do, I don’t know what DC COMICS is planning.) However, you can definitely expect them to deliver a solid first issue. And don’t worry if you aren’t sure who these “others” are, they each get their own introduction that pretty much displays why they’re badass enough to roll with Aquaman. A great starting point for those looking to enter the New 52 single issues!

This week’s Most Messed-Up Cover Award definitely goes to CALIBAN #1 from AVATAR PRESS (and we mean “messed-up” in an endearing way, not technically). The story itself moves along slow enough at first until…wham! Oopsies, I didn’t think space/time worked like that! Of all the books this week, CALIBAN has me most curious of where the story will go next. If you’re a fan of wormholes and intergalactic travel tales, you’ll be a fan of CALIBAN too.

Lastly, from our MARVEL COMICS friends, the old “what if” is unearthed in WHAT IF? AGE OF ULTRON. In this issue, Hank “Ant-Man” Pym is flooded with the memories of his failures, squaring off with his creation, Ultron. The final reveal is what makes the issue, so rather than offering any spoilers, I’ll simply say if you know and love the dynamic of these two characters, you’ll definitely want to read WHAT IF? AGE OF ULTRON.

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