Jun 282015


It’s Canada vs. the U.S.A. in an international signing tour to promote the release of WE STAND ON GUARD #1, writer Brian K. Vaughan’s first new book since SAGA, and a return to comics for legendary Hollywood storyboard artist (and proud Canadian) Steve Skroce.

WE STAND ON GUARD is an action-packed military thriller about a futuristic conflict between Canada and the United States, so in honor of their story, the creators will be appearing together at two different signings, one in each of their home countries.

Both events are free to the public, and the oversized 40-page first issue of WE STAND ON GUARD is only $2.99! Brian and Steve will be happy to sign whatever readers bring, time and lines permitting. You must purchase We Stand Guard from Meltdown Comics or other merchandise to get stuff signed.



Celebrate the release of the all-new Nickelodeon Magazine with the awesome creators of Sanjay and Craig – Jay Howell and Jim Dirschberger plus Eric Esquivel (comic author), Sam Spina (comic artist) of Papercutz’s Sanjay and Craig comics!

All goes down, Wednesday, July 1st at 7pm
Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Bl. LA, CALIF. 90046 (map)

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd.

Jun 212015



Come one, come all… COME ON DOWN AND LOOT! 

Once again, Loot Crate is heading down to Meltdown Comics in Hollywood to hang out with their Looter Community, and they have your favorite activities in store, including:

  • Looter Trading Post: Bring down your Loot from past and present crates to trade items with fellow Looters! We’ll have some items to kick off the trading, so bring a list!
  • Superfight Gaming Tables: So many of you LOVED the Loot Crate edition of Superfight in February’s crate, so come on down and play the game with us and one another! Plus more surprises TBA!
  • Photo Booth: Get your picture popping out of a Loot Crate! Now YOU’RE the Loot! (Click here to check out photos from our most recent event Photo Booth!):

The Looter Meetup @ Meltdown Comics is FREE, however ticketing is limited to building capacity. We will only be accepting RSVPs, so please sign up only if you definitely plan to attend.

We need each individual to sign up themselves this time, so be sure that everyone in your group signs up for a space – Thanks!  RSVP HERE

Regarding Parking: Limited metered parking is available behind Meltdown Comics, and on Sunset Blvd; free parking is available on side streets in the surrounding area, although some residential streets are also Permit Only, so please note all parking signs in the area. We recommend arriving early in order to find parking for the event!

See you soon, Looters!

Jun 212015

IN THE YEAR 199X: A 90’S ANIME TRIBUTE SHOW 90+ Artists Celebrating a Decade of Anime


LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA — Calling all Anime fans! IN THE YEAR 199X is a celebration of Japanese animation in the 1990’s. The gallery event takes place at Meltdown Comics the weekend of Anime Expo® as more than 90 artists unveil works in celebration of their all-time favorite anime influences.

When: July 3rd from 7 to 11 PM

Where: Meltdown Comics 7522 Sunset Blvd. LA, Calif. 90046

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/103373916665573/

“Kids who grew up in the 90’s know it as the decade where anime found its crossover appeal in the West,” explains curators Zoë Moss & Jacob Strick. “It might have been on Toonami or on a bootleg VHS, but you were watching shows like Dragon Ball Z, Sailor Moon and Cowboy Bebop — not to mention some classic cinema like Ghost in the Shell, Perfect Blue and Princess Mononoke.”

IN THE YEAR 199X was created as a way for artists to pay tribute to the movies and shows that had a seminal impact on their own artistic growth. At the free art opening there will be a live DJ set by Tita Mosura, free food and drinks and an interactive photobooth.

“Whether you prefer dubs or subs – or Digimon to Pokémon – prepare yourself for the most animetastic tribute to 90’s Japanese cartoons!”

ABOUT THE CURATORS: Artists Zoë Moss & Jacob Strick have been collaborating for more than 10 years on everything from graphic novels to animated shorts. Their comedy gag webcomic Pizza Day Comics updates weekly (http://www.pizzadaycomics.com).

 At Anime Expo® Los Angeles? Need Directions? 

Jun 182015

Hi guys! Welcome to the DLOD Show! Today we get things going with Dan taking a visit to the Oculus Labs where he gets to try the new Oculus Rift 5.0.

Dan’s being a grumplepuss and he doesn’t want to review a book, so Gabe pulls out two different issues of “Life Plays” by Danny Jimenez. They’re funny, raunchy, kinda stupid, and often horror themed.
To check out “Life PLays”, head over to http://www.blurb.com/user/dannyjay69

Our guest today is game developer E McNeill. “BUT YOU GUYS ALREADY HAD A GAME DEV ON THE SHOW!!!” you say? “Yeah, but this guy develops for the oculus and other VR gaming platforms which is friggin AWESOME,” we reply. His game Darknet is already an Oculus favorite, and he’s hard at work making some awesome new stuff.

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: