Jul 242015
 

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COMIX: Beyond The Comic Book Pages is an exciting documentary about the world of comic books and the comic phenomenon, told through the thoughts and images of creators, writers, artists, publishers, comic book store owners, collectors, and most especially, the fans, who have made this phenomenon what it is today.

COMIX has some engaging one-on-one interviews with icons of the comic book industry, like Stan Lee (Spiderman, X-Men), Frank Miller (Sin City, 300), Neal Adams (Batman, X-Men, Green Lantern/Green Arrow), Mark Waid (Kingdom Come, Superman), Mike Richardson (Founder of Dark Horse Productions – Hellboy, Sin City, Goon, and Concrete), and Marc Silvestri (Artist, CEO/Founder of Top Cow Productions and C0-Founder of Image Comics).

COMIX also delves into the world of independent publishers, like Top Cow Productions (Tomb Raider, Hunter Killer, The Darkness, and Witchblade), comic book store owners, as well as comic book conventions like Comic-Con, Wonder Con, Anime Expo, and Wizard World to document the fans of this phenomenon, with many fans in full costumes and some talking about how they made them (that’s for you cos play fans!).  We are so proud of the film and the caliber of people in it!

“My vision for COMIX started as an idea about how to make a comic book and blossomed into a full-length feature documentary about the comic book phenomenon. COMIX is my way of sharing the artistry that I love through a movie that was made by a fan, for fans,” says creator Michael Valentine.  “It has been amazing working on this film and the great people I have met along the way. I think comic book fans as well as anyone else who watches it will find it fun, informative, and inspirational.”
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COMIX is the brainchild of Film Maker/Musician Michael Valentine, a long time comic book fan. Michael’s creativity started at age 6 when all he wanted to do was draw John Romita Sr’s Spiderman and Neal Adams’ Batman which were some of his favorite comic books. Later, he got into other Marvel and DC titles like Captain America and Superman. At age 10, his life changed when he saw KISS for the first time. They were larger than life, the ultimate rock star superheroes. They even had a comic book. Michael never stopped loving comics. About 10 years ago, he came up with the idea of documenting the process of creating a comic book that blossomed into what COMIX: Beyond The Comic Pages has become.

Want to go? Free pair of tickets to the first 3 emails to staff@meltcomics.com with SUBJECT: I READ TO THE BOTTOM. Good luck!

Thursday, July 30 at 6 PM
The location is:  Regent Theatre in Westwood.
http://comixthemovie.com/  @comixthemovie

Jun 152015
 

Meltdown Comics presents
FOSSIL VS. FANTASY
Dinosaur discussion with Paleontologists
Dr. Robert Bakker, Houston Museum of Natural Science
Matthew Mossbrucker, Morrison Natural History Museum
LIVE from Alamo Drafthouse, Denver

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Monday June 15, 2015 – Meltdown Comics is excited to present an exclusive live streaming event with renowned paleontologists Matt Mossbrucker (National Geographic’s T-REX AUTOPSY) and Dr. Robert Bakker (DINO DEATH MATCH). Discover how the dinosaurs from JURASSIC WORLD compare to the fossil record in a sold-out event presented by Morrison Museum of Natural History in Denver, Colorado.

In his exciting follow up to Nat Geo Channel’s acclaimed special T-Rex Autopsy, curator Matt Mossbrucker will unveil the latest research in dinosaur exploration. “It’s really exciting to connect this generation of kids with ancient beasts of earth’s history” says Mr. Mossbrucker. “Working with Meltdown Comics we are able to spread our love of paleontology worldwide.”

Meltdown Comics CEO Gaston Dominguez-Letelier is proud to extend the educational arm of Meltdown University. “Artists have been inspired by dinosaurs since the beginning of drawing on cave walls. This unique partnership with the Morrison Museum extends the reach of MeltU and hopefully starts a new era in dino drawing.”

Alamo Drafthouse Denver is hosting this exclusive event which also includes a performance by TED talk alumni Ian Cooke playing a new dinosaur-themed musical piece. Fans are encouraged to visit Alamo Drafthouse to see full size dinosaur bones and connect with these renowned paleontologists.

TUNE IN Monday at 9pm ET / 6pm PT for this live discussion at YouTube.com/MeltdownComics

About Morrison Museum:  Morrison Natural History Museum offers a glimpse of the first important dinosaur discoveries in Colorado including fossils from the first Stegosaurus and Apatosaurus ever discovered. The 3,000 square foot exhibition offers an overview of local life history in context of area geology. Many of the fossils and fossil casts on display are touchable. http://www.mnhm.org

About Meltdown: Meltdown Comics, located in the heart of Hollywood, California on Sunset Blvd, opened in 1993 and has since become one the most respected comic book stores in the world. Taking a sophisticated approach to merchandise and operations, the 14,000sq/ft giant has garnered a reputation for hosting successful gallery openings, award winning comedy including the @meltdown_show on @ComedyCentral and live shows as well as podcasting events in their collaborative space with @NerdistDotCom, the @NerdMelt Showroom. http://meltcomics.com

Jun 082015
 

We start things off today welcoming guest Londyn Jackson aka @HistoryOfTheBatman on the show to tell us some stuffabout Batman we didn’t know.

We highlight Londyn’s picks for MUST READ Batman books in our comic section: “Hush” and “Year One”.

Our guest today is comedian Dean Delray. We talk about his arc from 20 years on the road as a musician to deciding one day he wanted to do comedy. Also a bunch of other random stuff as always. Hilarious and overall awesome dude.

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

Find more about what the dudes are up to when they aren’t nerding themselves silly:
http://www.facebook.com/battlecastshow
http://www.dlodband.com
http://www.meltcomics.com

Apr 032015
 

For immediate release.

Satine Phoenix debuts NEW PRAETORIANS Graphic Novel series at WONDERCON 2015.

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Artist casts herself as main character in New Praetorians.

On April 3rd, 2015 artist, actress & storyteller, Satine Phoenix, will be launching the first book of her Sci-fi graphic novel series “New Praetorians” at WONDERCON. 3 years in the making, New Praetorians is a serialized, female lead sci-fi story of obsession, revenge & redemption starring Satine herself as the lead character Colonel Sienna McKnight. Pick up a book at Booth #1104 at Wondercon, April 3rd, 4th or 5th at the Anaheim Convention Center.

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Colonel Sienna McKnight obsessively pursues her mother’s killer. Her journey of revenge evolves into a fight for the fate of the world and a unique orphan girl.

Sienna must put aside her selfish desires for justice, to fight an evil that has plagued humanity since the dawn of history. Experiments performed on an alien artifact give her and others around the globe exceptional abilities. Sienna and her special ops team must unite with allies she never dreamed of from the sands of the Wandering d

esert of Khorasan, to Geneva, to San Francisco and the outer limits of cold dark matter space. New Praetorians chronicles the struggles, tragedies and triumphs of Colonel Sienna McKnight.

“New Praetorians is full of talent and promise. Phoenix’s gorgeous and edgy artwork combined with Syrus’s larger than life characters are a one-two punch to the brain. A deadly female operative alone behind enemy lines fighting to escape a prison who is essentially a human weapon implanted with alien tech? YES, MORE PLEASE.” – Grant Imahara (Mythbusters)

“The New Praetorians ROCKS!! Take your secret covert super agent group,  a sprinkling of culty procedural television elements with a dash of superhero techno gadgets, then apply Satine Phoenix over all of this, and you get a fun fast-moving adventure!!!” – Jon Schnepp (Metalocalypse, Death of Superman Lives)

“The action scenes are like ripping a band-aid off a scab. It is strange to have a friend for so long and not know they had something this intense inside them. I’m a little more scared of Satine than I used to be.” – Zak Smith (Gravity’s Rainbow, I Hit it With My Axe, Vornheim, A Red and Pleasant Land.)

Brilliant,

eye catching cover art by Jason Shawn Alexander (Hellraiser, Empty Zone, Batman) jasonshawnalexander.com, David Mack (Kabuki, Daredevil, Fightclub) drdavidmrmack.tumblr.com & Stephanie Inagaki stephanieinagaki.com

“We created the story we always wanted to read. A Sci-fi story with a strong Eur-Asian female lead who’s duality (woman & leader) is approached with finesse.” explains Phoenix. “In the world of New Praetorians, aeons of old conflicts and deeply defined characters drive the story towards a shattering finale.”

Boldly captured by the digital inks of artist, co-creator & Academy of Art University SF Alumni Satine Phoenix, New Praetorians V1 #1 features 66 fully colored pages available in print & digital iBook format at NewPraetorians.com. Created by Satine Phoenix & RK Syrus. Written by RK Syrus. Colors by Mack Sutton.

Link to images: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BzAJkojtsg7OYl9lUGNZMHZlOFk/edit?usp=docslist_api

For a review copy or if you have any questions please contact Matt Mangini at Press@NewPraetorians.com (818) 925-6954

Satine and RK are available for interviews.

Hard Cover Pre-Order Link: http://newpraetorians.com

Direct link to iBook: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/new-praetorians-v1-1/id979741844?mt=11&uo=4

Facebook:  Http://facebook.com/NewPraetorians

Twitter Promotion suggestions:

Check out the NEW #NewPraetorians Sci Fi Graphic Novel Series by @SatinePhoenix & @RKSyrus at newpraetorians.com #TeamNP

The New #SciFi #GraphicNovel series #NewPraetorians, by @SatinePhoenix & @RKSyrus now available on #ibook #Digital https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/new-praetorians-v1-1/id979741844?mt=11&uo=4

Get your #NewPraetorians Graphic Novel series soft cover book, issue 1 at newpraetorians.com #PreOrder. @SatinePhoenix @RKSyrus