Mar 302015
 

lootMELT

Come one, Come All – Come On Down and LOOT!
If you are in LOS ANGELES, we are happy to announce the first-ever Looter Meetup Event at Meltdown Comics and Collectibles!

Saturday, April 11th | 2pm – 6pm
7522 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles
** PLEASE RSVP HERE!: loot.cr/aprilmelt
(NOTE: This is a FREE event, however we are limited to capacity in the store so RSVP is required; please RSVP only if you definitely plan to attend! Thanks!)

Loot Crate bus, and limited number of MYSTERY CRATES with items from past crates available! Plus, A Looter Trading Post (bring your loot to trade w/ fellow Looters!); Dungeons & Dragons gaming tables, a Cosplay Contest, food trucks, photo op and more! See the link above for more details. We hope to see you there!

 Posted by at 11:47 am
Mar 272015
 

meltdownuniversity

Just wanted to post a last minute alert that the new CREATING COMICS CLASS is starting tomorrow, Saturday, March 28, at 2pm.

Writers join and learn everything they need to know about becoming a comics writer, how to find and work with an artist, and finish the class having written a short comics script.

Artists learn about visual storytelling, sequential art, and finish the class with a 10-page minicomic that they’ve written and drawn.

For more information and to sign up, go here!

AND–

Don’t forget that zineMelt, the mini fest of zines, minicomics, and DIY stuff is happening this Saturday from 11am to 4pm in the back parking lot of the store.  Last time there were great artists, writers, and makers all there to sell, sign, and talk about their creations and this time will be no different.  There are a few last minute tables available so if you want to get one, contact Aristotle @zinemelt with a direct message on Twitter.

ZineMelt

 Posted by at 3:00 am
Mar 262015
 


Today we filmed at the legendary VILLAINOUS LAIR in San Diego.
We kick the show off talking about some rad indy nerd googies: Super Like Like and Gamer’s Edition.

We highlight a few choice nugs in our indy comic section: Silverstreak and Poorly Drawn Lines.

Our guest for today is Alanzo Nuñez- owner at Little Fish Comics, an awesome San Diego Comic Book Studio and school.

As always, thank you guys so much for checking out our little show!!

T/ @dlodcore

 Posted by at 11:03 am
Mar 232015
 

SpideyIf you’re the type the believes the third time is indeed the charm, get excited – Sony pictures has announced the third Spiderman reboot will be released on July 28th, 2017.

A new Spiderman actor will be cast (replacing Andrew Garfield, who played Peter Parker in The Amazing Spiderman and The Amazing Spiderman 2, and Tobey Maguire, who played Parker in the initial three releases before that).

Why the need for yet another reboot to this franchise, since it’s been wildly successful (from a box office standpoint) in both iterations thus far?

One reason seems to be that Marvel really wants to bring the Civil War storyline from the comics into the next wave of films. So, it’s also almost certain that the Spiderman will actually make his debut appearance in Captain America: Civil War, which is slated for released in 2016. The Civil War storyline provides one of the best ways for Marvel to keep making movies starring just about any combination of heroes that resonate with audiences, so hopefully we’ll see Sony/Marvel concentrate on this nagle for some time to come.

The more pressing reason for this super-quick reboot, however, is probably Marvel and Sony’s strong desire to move past the highly negative reaction to the latest Garfield Spidey movies. That said, even in a climate where people are used to constant reboots, this one feels like it’s being announced awfully quickly – The Amazing Spiderman 2 just hit Dish and Dish latino plus, and on demand services in August 2014, and it wasn’t like audiences were clamoring for more – if anything, it seems like Marvel might have been wiser to pivot their attention entirely to other franchises like Captain Marvel (whom we may see as early as in the new Ultron movie) or the Inhumans.

It remains to be seen whether audiences will respond to this new round of films focusing on the web slinger, but chances are we’re in store for more controversy – Andrew Garfield was never overly popular with the fans, and Tobey Maguire wasn’t much loved either.

So, who will be the new Spidey? Speculation has already begun.