Feb 212014

It’s an age old statement, often exclaimed to the Comic Gods from within a sea of single issues: “I want to read a comic, but I have no idea where to start!”

You’re in luck! @MeltdownComics has shelves full of new titles, and we’re not only talking about the slew of Marvel #1’s released week-to-week.

Image Comics continues to impress with debuts of “Mercenary Sea,” “Fuse,” and the most recent “Undertow,” an Atlantis-meets-the-Matrix epic. How do those two go together? Read up and find out.

Dark Horse‘s “The White Suits” graduates from “Dark Horse Presents” into it’s own gritty title. If you’re a fan of noir and stylish assassins, check this one out!

With a successful @MeltdownComics signing in the bag, Oni Press’ “The Bunker” shook the shelves with a first issue that will literally break your brain (in a good way). Bunker Buzzwords: Future/Past-self, Presidency, Post-apocalypse, friendship!

From IDW, the character that’s permeated nearly every artistic medium and human heart out there, the swolest of the swole: Black Dynamite! Come join Byron Minns, Scott Sanders, and Brian Ash on March 1st, 2014 from 5-8PM @MeltdownComics, and get that #1 signed. Rumor has it Scott Sanders has soul music for us!

Out of the Marvel Comics bunch, “The Punisher” makes his way to sunny LA in his first issue, with a guest appearance from a Danny Trejo look-alike and many of the LA locales you know and love. But why stop there? Issue #2 introduces you to what could be Frank’s new mascot, and a surprise visit from a familiar Marvel villain.

Lastly, but certainly not least, “Black Widow” #1 delivers a rock-solid spy drama, written by the same writer of “The Punisher,” @NathanEdmondson. Want him to sign both those #1’s for you? Join us on March 12th, 2014 from 5:30-8:30PM.

Any of these titles grab your attention? Did you already pick one of them up this week? Let us know in the comments section which #1 titles you thought were the best/show the most promise, and we’ll give that title an in-depth spotlight review.

If you don’t want to miss any of these issues, follow the link to our subscription service below:


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Mar 242013

Via: Badass Digest: Episode 25

Bryan Lee O’Malley (SCOTT PILGRIM), Ed Brubaker (CAPTAIN AMERICA, FATALE) and comicgirl19 weigh in on turning four color pages into big screen spectacle.

These days you just sort of assume a comic book is going to turn into a movie. In fact there were a couple of years there were guys were taking their movie pitches and turning them in to comics because they were so easy to sell.

But what makes a comic adaptation work? Why has Marvel been so successful while DC has been floundering outside of Batman? What are the best comic adaptations? I went right to the experts: Bryan Lee O’Malley, whose Scott Pilgrim series became the cult classic Scott Pilgrim vs the World, Ed Brubaker, whose Captain America comics are influencing Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and YouTube superstar comicgirl19, who represents the fan side of the equation. We hung out at Meltdown Comics, LA’s coolest comic store, had a couple of beers and chatted.

This is one of my favorite episodes, and I hope you guys like it too. And I hope these great guests will one day return – we had a lot of fun!

Dec 142012

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Sep 212012

By Mia Dominguez-Letelier
“I am 8 year old in 3rd Grade.
I love to write and read comic books. Little LuLu, Nancy, Snoopy, Adventure Time and many more. I believe my dad has special powers and he can do ANYTHING. This book is based on my favorite daddy he meets all the animals. I created this book so he can read a book with me. I wish everyone to read books to kids. My dream to publish this book and many many children to enjoy the book with their sisters, brothers, grand parents and all their families.
If this project wins, I am publishing 500 books of Chubby Daddey. I would like to donate 100 books to the reading charity people so I can help more children enjoy books I hope to have my dream come true.”

Mia’s Kickstarter

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Jan 052012

Join host Blair Butler for this Fresh Ink Online holiday treat: an interview with Kevin Eastman! Yes, the creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the publisher of Heavy Metal magazine, and all around comic icon shows off his special Meltdown Comics workshop/gallery and chats about his latest projects.

Make sure to visit Fresh Ink on Twitter and Facebook.

Oct 282011


Welcome to The Mutant Season! Gil, your host, is a comic book, zombie, alien, scary movie loving nine year old who interviews adults with cool jobs and talks about stuff that he likes!

For the premiere episode of The Mutant Season, Gil invites DC comic book writer Scott Lobdell on the show to talk about comic books. And some other stuff.

Sep 042011

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May 042011

Apr 202011

Stussy x Marvel Launch Party! Featuring DJ Pete Rock. April 26th from 9-11pm at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles!!!

Stussy x Marvel Launch Party! Featuring DJ Pete Rock. April 26th from 9-11pm at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles!!!

The Stussy Tribe IsLivin’ Stoopid Large!!!


Jan 142011

Join us Thursday, January 20, 2011, at 7pm PST at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles or at nerdsinbabeland.com/chat in the discussion for our first ever Comic Book-of-the-Month club, focused entirely on The Walking Dead. Learn more about the books, the television series, or just geek-out with a bunch of fellow Walking Dead-Heads. Want to know more? Then read on!

Have you ever wanted to get into comic books but have no interest in superheroes and/or mutants? Or, perhaps you have never thought about getting into comics but happen to be a huge fan of all things horror/zombie/gruesome? Or you are already obsessed with The Walking Dead and just looking for people to geek out about the book and series with? At the meet-up, we will discuss the book series from the beginning, and why it might be the perfect book for you to pick up if you’ve been toying with the idea of getting into graphic novels but haven’t taken the plunge.

Jenna Busch (Moviefone Minute, Huffington Post, Cineboobs) will be leading a discussion on the hit AMC program show based on the series, followed by a discussion lead by Stephanie Wooten from Nerds in Babeland on the best-selling comic book series.  In between the discussions we will even provide a zombie make-up tutorial by Jackie Bagwell, an owner & organizer of Ashtoberfest (a week-long festival dedicated to all-things zombie).

All attendees will get 20% off all purchases at Meltdown, Inc during the duration of the event. Can’t be there in person because you don’t live in Los Angeles? Show up to the online chat and receive a discount code good for 20% any online order placed through Meltdown Comics.

What: Comic Book-of-the-Month club.

When: Thursday, January 20, 2011 7PM PST.

Entry fee: $6.00 You’ll also have the opportunity to enter a raffle in order to win a copy of a Walking Dead graphic novel.

Where: http://bit.ly/meltmap

RAINCHECK: TWD BOOK ONE is currently out of stock from their distributor. Get 20% off if pre-purchase during the event.

Check www.nerdsinbabeland.com for live streaming online with an online chat component for those who cannot join us in person.

Produced by: Nerds in Babeland (with the help of Girls Read Comics Too & All Things Fangirl)

Source: www.nerdsinbabeland.com (http://s.tt/11NpX)

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