Jul 142016
 

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During the course of the hottest day of the year, the delivery of a male Asiatic lion believed to be the ‘golden messiah’ – who prophecy foretells will permanently upset the established order – sparks a chain reaction of events in which the animals of Whipsnarl Zoo plot a revolution against their keepers.

As the heat wave and tensions rise, the boundary between animal and human begins to blur into a fever dream of madness and violence.

Created by Illustrator John Pearson and Writer Owen Michael Johnson – with letters by Colin Bell – Beast Wagon is a critically acclaimed and British Comic Award nominated fusion of drama, satire and dark comedy, blending contemporary themes of religious fanaticism, systems and consumerism, with inspiration from the long tradition of daring anthropomorphic comics from We3 and The Puma Blues to Pride Of Baghdad.

Jun 032016
 

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The full graphic novel (all 5 issues combined) of “Bloodthirsty: One Nation Under Water” drops on June 8 at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles. Come out for a signing, talk comics, and meet new friends. Free to attend – bring pals.

About: Bloodthirsty
Publisher: TITAN COMICS
(W) Mark Landry (A) Ashley Witter and Richard Pace (CA) Nick Runge

Haunted by the catastrophe that tore his city apart ten years ago, Coast Guard veteran Virgil LaFleur struggles with the hardships of a post-Katrina New Orleans. But when his younger brother’s murder leads him into a vortex of intrigue, corruption and violence, Virgil becomes obsessed with bringing the killers to justice and exposing the horrific secret hiding beneath the Mississippi. From screenwriter Mark Landry and artists extraordinaire Ashley Witter and Richard Pace comes this visceral revenge thriller that merges the real-world hopes and horrors of a post-disaster community with an engaging thread of political corruption, class divide and blood-curdling terror!

 

Bloodthirsty Signing
Wednesday, June 8th at 7pm
Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Bl. LA, CALIF 90046

May 022016
 

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Heroes Haven is set in a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles, where scientists are developing a drug — called V-1 — designed to awaken ‘Superhero DNA Code’ in the human body. As V-1 testing commences to enlighten and heal the dregs of LA, the drug begins to ‘synergize,’ awakening gifts like healing, super strength, visions and telekinesis in its subjects.

These gifts, however, come with a price: side effects include madness, acute psychotic episodes, body altering paralysis, degeneration, suicide and insane fits of rage that lead to murders.

In the dark shadows, a secret society is stealing the drug to test on death row inmates and create immortal super soldiers. As the power of this secret society grows, the imminent dangers of tyranny and oppression now face all of mankind. The battle begins to control the drug that will create a new world order.

The only hope to save humanity? The societal outcast test subjects from Heroes Haven who managed to escape the facility and survive the psychotic, emotional and physical altercations, becoming ‘The Awakened Ones.’ It’s up to them to decide if they will ‘Awaken Their Inner Hero’ and fight for the freedom of mankind.

Mario Simone began his writing career on an extensive worldwide expedition, where he hiked through Thailand, Bali, Lombok and the Gigli Islands. He traveled through mystical villages hidden deep within mountains and learned the ancient arts of communication and storytelling. He then hiked the Himalayas through India and Italy, where he slept in dilapidated churches and wrote poetry in attics where famous artists like Michelangelo sculpted. He landed in Spain and then sealed his fate by running with the bulls in Pamplona, vowing that if he can survive this, making movies should be a walk in the park.

Simone founded Gotham City Films in 2009, where he has written and directed awarding-winning films with A-list talent such as Jessica Biel, Slash, Tony Hawk and Hilary Duff.  Simone’s original comic book, Heroes Haven, was published by Gotham City Films and is now available for purchase.

Come by for the signing.
Mario Simone 5/11/7PM
Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Bl. LA, CALIF 90046

Apr 302016
 

Come spend Free Comic Book Day 2016 at Meltdown Comics with the comic book creators of Bob’s Burgers. Saturday, May 7th from 11am- 2pm meet, Frank Forte, Tom Connor, Justin Hook, Brian Hall, Derek Schroder, Ryan Mattos and Marcelo Benavides.

Free Comic Book Day 2016 at Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Bl. LA, CALIF 90046

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Apr 292016
 

Come hang out with writer Eric Esquivel and artist Sam Spina of Papercutz’s Sanjay and Craig comics! Plus special guest Sanjay and Craig Graphic Novel Artist James Kaminski!

FIRST 10 KIDS GET A FREE POSTER SIGNED BY SANJAY AND CRAIG CREATORS JAY HOWELL AND JIM DIRSDCHBERGER!

Free Comic Book Day 2016 at Meltdown Comics
11am-1pm
7522 Sunset Bl. LA, CALIF 90046

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