Nov 292015


Meet, greet, hi-five, James Tynion IV as he signs Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 on Wednesday, December 9th /7pm at Meltdown Comics

DC Comics and IDW team up for the crossover you never saw coming as two of the greatest entertainment icons meet for the first time! In Gotham City, a series of deadly raids leads Batman to believe he’s up against a group of highly trained ninjas known as the Foot Clan! Somehow, they’ve crossed over to another dimension and are determined to take advantage of the situation while looking to get back home. But they haven’t come alone: Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo are hot on their trail. Get ready for excitement as heroes and villains from both worlds clash and team up in an epic battle that threatens the very fabric of reality!

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

Nov 232015


Chainmail Bikini is an anthology of comics by and about female gamers! 40 cartoonists have contributed comics about the games they’re passionate about—from video games to table-top role-playing to collectible card games. The comics in Chainmail Bikiniexplore the real-life impact of entering a fantasy world, how games can connect us with each other and teach us about ourselves.

Group signing with: Hazel Newlevant, Hellen Jo, Molly Ostertag, Anne Rose and June Vigiants.

Meltdown Comics
Wednesday, Dec. 9th, 7PM
7522 Sunset Bl. LA, CALIF. 90046 (map)

Nov 232015



MICHAEL AUSHENKER is the cartoonist behind “Trolls,” a workplace comedy set at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix (“Trolls” is lingo for “air traffic controllers”). He also edited/contributed to “The New Adventures of the Human Fly,” a recent revival of the ’70s Marvel Comics series, and has written “Bart Simpson” (Bongo), “Gumby’s Gang Starring Pokey” (Gumby Comics) and various Rock ‘N’ Roll Biographical Comics (“Slayer,” “Exodus,” “Judas Priest”).


LUCKY LEHRER is the founding drummer of seminal L.A. punk band The Circle Jerks (on their classic albums “Group Sex” and “Wild in the Streets”) and a pioneer of the hardcore drumming style. He also wrote the foreword for “Trolls.”

STEVE KRIOZERE is the L.A.-based writer behind the AiT/PlanetLar graphic novel “Elvis Van Helsing.” He also took part as a writer on “The New Adventures of the Human Fly.” He currently writes on the new TNT series “Agent X.”

MARTY DAVIS is an Irvine-based comic book creator and the Annie-winning video game animator behind THQ’s “Ratatouille” game for Disney/Pixar. He wrote and drew the chapter on punk band Black Flag appears in Bloomsbury Press’s “How to Write About Music: A Compilation of the Best Music Writing from the 33 & 1/3 Series.” He is currently prepping the graphic novel “FUME!”

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7522 Sunset Bl. LA, CALIF. 90046 (map)

Nov 032015


Meltdown Comics is proud to welcome Craig Thompson author of the new all ages graphic novel from Scholastic, SPACE DUMPLINS and re-Release from Drawn & Quarterly BLANKETS

For Violet Marlocke, family is the most important thing in the whole galaxy. So when her father goes missing while on a hazardous job, she can’t just sit around and do nothing. To get him back, Violet throws caution to the stars and sets out with a group of misfit friends on a quest to find him. But space is vast and dangerous, and she soon discovers that her dad is in big, BIG trouble. With her father’s life on the line, nothing is going to stop Violet from trying to rescue him and keep her family together.

Blankets is the story of a young man coming of age and finding the confidence to express his creative voice. Craig Thompson’s poignant graphic memoir plays out against the backdrop of a Midwestern winterscape: finely-hewn linework draws together a portrait of small town life, a rigorously fundamentalist Christian childhood, and a lonely, emotionally mixed-up adolescence.

Under an engulfing blanket of snow, Craig and Raina fall in love at winter church camp, revealing to one another their struggles with faith and their dreams of escape. Over time though, their personal demons resurface and their relationship falls apart. It’s a universal story, and Thompson’s vibrant brushstrokes and unique page designs make the familiar heartbreaking all over again.

This groundbreaking graphic novel, winner of two Eisner and three Harvey Awards, is an eloquent portrait of adolescent yearning; first love (and first heartache); faith in crisis; and the process of moving beyond all of that. Beautifully rendered in pen and ink, Thompson has created a love story that lasts.

Craig Thompson is a cartoonist and the author of the award-winning books Blankets, Carnet de Voyage, Good-bye Chunky Rice, and Habibi. Thompson was born in Michigan in 1975, and grew up in a rural farming community in central Wisconsin. His graphic novel Blankets won numerous industry awards and has been published in nearly twenty languages around the world. T

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7522 Sunset Bl. LA, CA 90046 (map)

Nov 022015


It’s here! After great anticipation and a sell-out early launch at New York Comic-Con, Troy Little‘s stunning graphic novel adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas hits comic shops everywhere this week.

But how to promote this full-color monument to American ingenuity? For guidance, we turned to the words of Thompson himself: “If a thing like this is worth doing at all, it’s worth doing right… We’d be fools not to ride this strange torpedo all the way out to the end.” So the only way to handle a book like this, we felt, was to dress up like human peacocks and get crazy, then screech off across the desert and hold some signings.

We’ll be replicating, as closely as possible, the actual journey depicted in the book — drinks at the Polo Lounge in Beverly Hills, driving through the California desert in a convertible, and searching for the American Dream on the Las Vegas Strip. But instead of a briefcase of intoxicants, Troy will be loaded with art supplies, so he can document the experience in comics form as we go. So what are you waiting for? “Buy the ticket, take the ride!”


Fear and Loathing signing with Troy Little
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7522 Sunset Bl. LA, CALIF 90046 (map)

Oct 262015

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Come meet, greet and get stuff signed by THE MAN, THE MYTH, THE LEGEND, THE ONE AND ONLY, GRANT MORRISON. Grant will be launching his creator owned series KLAUS, Wednesday, November 4th, 7PM at Meltdown Comics.

Grant Morrison is one of the most prolific and best-selling writers in comics, earning a reputation for his ability to effectively revamp superheroes like Animal Man, Batman, and the X-Men. His creator-owned titles are also highly praised, including The Invisibles, Nameless, We3, and Joe the Barbarian, because no one tells mythical stories better than him. In Klaus, Grant reimagines one of the biggest cultural myths in history, and we could not be more excited to pair him with one of our homegrown talents, Dan Mora (Hexed)!

KLAUS: Set in a dark fantastic past of myth and magic, Klaus tells the story of how Santa Claus really came to be. Where did he begin? What was he like when he was young? Why does he do what he does? How does he do what he does? And what happens when he faces his greatest challenge? Drawing on Santa Claus’ wilder roots in Viking lore and Siberian shamanism – taking in the creepier side of Christmas, and characters like the sinister Krampus – Klaus is a “Santa Claus: Year One.”


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7522 Sunset Bl. LA, CALIF 90046 (map)

Oct 162015


Pete Von Sholly has been a Hollywood storyboard artist for over thirty years, storyboarded The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, The Mist, Darkman, Mars Attacks, The Mask, the new Paranormal Activity film and lots of Freddys, Chuckies, a Jason, a Pinhead and dozens of others,. Pete has been a Disney Imagineer for over five years.  He’s had books published by Dark Horse, IDW, BOOM!, Kitchen Sink, TwoMorrows, Last Gasp and others- comics and graphic novels etc.

Pete Von Sholly has recently written and illustrated what might be the world’s ULTIMATE monster book called Pete Von Sholly’s History of Monsters. It features over 1100 specific monsters in a panoramic array, arranged in chronological order!

About the book:
PETE VON SHOLLY’S HISTORY OF MONSTERS may well be the ULTIMATE monster book. It’s a history book, a reference book and a stunning panoramic spread of over 1100 different illustrated monsters arranged in chronological order! From Polyphemus and Quetzalcoatl to Army of Frankenstein and The Babadook and everything in between! 48 pages, 8.5” x 12.5” in full spine-tingling color! Pete is a storyboard artist with over 100 feature films to his credit (The Shawshank Redemption, The Mask, Darkman, Mars Attacks, The Green Mile, The Mist etc) but mostly he is a monster enthusiast who has put together a study of the form like nothing ever before attempted as only he could do it.


Elizabeth Gilbert signs “MER”. 10/21/7PM

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Oct 112015


“Mer” is a horror comedy about killer mermaids on Martha’s Vineyard. 

Basically, it’s everything you’ve ever wanted in graphic novel form. 

Come join Elizabeth Gilbert along with drop ins by characters Julie Lake,Trilby Glover, Adam Storm Jared Sparkle among other surprise guests at this killer book signing. It promises to be quite the splashy affair. Launch Party to follow.

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

Oct 032015


Come one, come all, Wednesday, October 21st at 7PM – Lauren Beukes and Dale Halvorsen will be at Meltdown signing, greeting and chatting up about SURVIVORS CLUB.

One was possessed by a poltergeist. Another was trapped in a haunted house. A third had a killer doll. Ever wonder what happened to these children of the 1980s? Find out in SURVIVORS CLUB, a new series cowritten by renowned horror novelist Lauren Beukes and award-winning cover designer and illustrator Dale Halverson, with art by Ryan Kelly (NORTHLANDERS).Having found each other over the internet, six grown-up survivors are drawn together by the horrors they experienced in 1987 when a rash of occult events occurred around the world—with fatal results. Now, there are indications that it may be happening all over again. Is it possible that these six aren’t just survivors—but were chosen for their fates? 

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7522 Sunset Bl. LA, CALIF 90046 (map)

Sep 202015


Meet Nick Bicanic, creator/writer of Executive Outcomes. Wed. 9/23/7pm at Meltdown Comics,
7522 Sunset Bl. LA, CALIF 90046 (map)

Executive Outcomes

Major Cobus Claassens commands a team of 150 mercenaries contracted to bring stability to the war-torn West African country of Sierra Leone. Battling overwhelming odds, Cobus and his men train and fight alongside a small contingent of soldiers against a murderous band of 15,000 rebel fighters bent on genocide.

No amount of soldiering has prepared the men for the vicious arena of butchery, treachery and mounting political pressure they experience while trying to do what is just.

What difference does winning make – if they lose their humanity in the process?