Oct 242015


Mike Levine (Devastator Author, Onion Contributor) joins us this week to talk about his new book Oh, The Flesh You Will Eat! and our favorite childrens books! Oh, The Flesh You Will Eat! is available for pre-order now!

Mike’s Picks: “Groot” & “Rhyme Travelers”

Janette’s Picks: “Black Canary #5” & “Beauty #3”

Derrick’s Picks: “Martian Manhunter” & “The Steam Man #1”

Aristotle’s Picks: “The Astonishing Ant-Man #1” & “Giant Days #7” & “The Unmentionables”

Eddie’s Picks: “Back To The Future #1” & “Karnak #1”

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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:


Meltdown Comics, 7522 Sunset Blvd. LA, Calif. 90046 (map)

Note: DC Comics, we haven’t forgotten about you. You’ll have your time in the sun.



Dec 132010

Come one, come all to meet, greet, bring gifts, get stuff signed by Metalocalypse/Dethklok’s Jon Schnepp
Dec. 15th from 6pm-8pm


Also Wednesday, Dec. 15th Meet X-23 Cover Artist Danni Shinya Luo 7pm


Oct 202010

For Immediate Release


Emmy award winning animation artist/director Brad Rader appears at Meltdown Comics to celebrate his art and the release of his new 171 page graphic novel, FOGTOWN (DC/Vertigo, 8/10/2010) written by Andersen Gabrych. Brad appears at Meltdown after a successful six-week solo show of the artwork from the novel at a gallery in San Pedro, CA.

Paraphrasing the author, FOGTOWN is a raw, ugly, and explicitly human pulp/noir detective series, set in the ferociously filthy underworld of ‘50’s San Francisco. It follows the seamy temptations, damnations, and redemptions of Frank Grissel, P.I., an aging, hard-living, and morally ambiguous detective in the Mike Hammer/Sam Spade tradition…who “just happens” to be a pier-trawling, deeply closeted homosexual.

Stylistically, the Alaska born artist emulates the comic book artwork of the 1950’s with influence of Russ Heath and E.C. Comics artists Jack Davis and Wally Wood.

An Emmy Award winning animation artist and director, Brad Rader has served as storyboard artist on many animated series including, The Real Ghostbusters, Alf, Batman, Gargoyles, Stripperella, and most recently, King of the Hill. He has directed several series, including HBO’s Spawn, for which he won an Emmy award (1999). He has illustrated the comic books Batman Adventures, and Catwoman (DC Comics); The Mark (Dark Horse Comics); and Tex: The Fine Art of Character Assassination (Atomic Basement).  A graduate of Art Center College of Design (illustration), Mr. Rader returned to his alma mater and to Otis/Parsons to teach storyboarding. His art has been exhibited in galleries in the United States as well as internationally.

Brad will be signing FOGTOWN on Saturday, October 23, 2010 from 12 noon – 2 pm at Meltdown Comics, 7522 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046, 323/851-7223.  At the book signing, Brad also draws original art in each purchased book along with his signature making it a special event.

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Sep 182009

In the eve of our MASSIVE 1 bux MANGA sale, Deb’s Manga Blog gives us a shout out and a mini interview for her blog on About.com

READ ALL ABOUT IT HERE: Comic Shop Confidential: Meltdown Talks About the Challenges of Selling Manga


Follow Dev on twitter @debaoki

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