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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. 1
Batman The Court of Owls Vol. 1
Flashpoint
All-Star Batman and Robin
Batman Inc. Vol. 1 Deluxe
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Batman: Earth One Vol. 1
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Daytripper Vol. 1
Aug 122013
 

The Web’s all abuzz about the release of DC’s “Batman Incorporated #13,” the final Batman story written with Grant Morrisson at the helm. In the past seven years, Morrisson rewrote the Batman character to focus on the core legend and the original forces that drove the character. Its release wraps up the final Batman installment either written or co-written by Morrisson, and with it comes the end to the modern Batman era. As Robin might’ve once said “Holy longevity, Batman!”

Comics Alliance noted that the final installment brought various closures to Morrisson’s reign, ones that looped back from the first Batman story in 1939 to Morrisson’s own start seven years ago and points in-between. Twists and turns readers have seen include:

  • Batman’s son, Damian
  • The death of Bruce Wayne
  • Dick Grayson and Damian as the new dynamic duo
  • Bruce Wayne comes back via time travel

The Onion’s AV Club suggests that writer Morrisson brought a new legacy, a new progressive status quo of sorts, to the Batman character. One commenter on a blog post noted that Morrison’s Batman was packed with great, well-executed ideas, adding that it was “an amazing run.” Morrison himself expands on the direction he took Batman in this clip:

Meanwhile, the Caped Crusader is the focus of a new animated TV series. “Beware the Batman” premiered on Cartoon Network and other channels (check Direct TV offers for access). Fans are split on the animated look and feel, so judge for yourself with the trailer below:

With the end of Morrisson’s term and according to the AV Club article, DC Comics is resolving to make Batman more of a reader-friendly character. So that brings Batman to a bit of a standstill. What comes next? To what new adventures might you budding comic artists and writers bring Batman to? Share in the comments below.

Mar 052013
 

ZAP! BAM! ENTER TO WIN AN INVITE TO A PRIVATE BAT-TASTIC EVENT IN LOS ANGELES TO CELEBRATE THE LAUNCH OF THE BATMAN CLASSIC SERIES LICENSING PROGRAM – LED BY THE EXCLUSIVE FASHION COLLECTION BY JUNK FOOD.

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Step 1: Pow! Take a photo of yourself in your very best pose from The Batman Classic TV Series.

Step 2: Holy Photo Batman! Using Instagram, shoot and share your pic using the hashtag #JunkFoodBatman

Step 3: Submit your photo to Elizabeth at EWhite (at) MicheleMariePR.com

Contest ends March 19th at 5pm. Winners will be announced March 20th at 9am. You need to be and Los Angeles resident to win.

Mar 252012
 

#Cosplay Karaoke! w @ScottyLobdell & @NickiHunter Sat.3/31/12 @MeltdownComics /@NerdMelt #RSVP=Free!
What would Harley Quinn sing if she had a chance? What would Peter Parker belt out? You have a chance to find out! This Sunday night at 8pm, Scott Lobdell (DC Comics writer extraordinaire) brings you a night of karaoke like you’ve never seen it: in costume! Come and enjoy the fun in your normal everyday clothes, or come and dress up for your chance to sing like a superhero! Hosted by cosplay queen Nicki Hunterhttp://nerdmeltla.com/tickets2/index.php?event_id=29 — at Nerdist Theater at Meltdown. — with Superman and 4 others at Nerdist Theater at Meltdown.
Nov 272011
 

The Justice League of America 100 Project, in partnership with The Hero Initiative, has created a very special fundraising event, and on Saturday December 3rd at 6pm, it comes to Meltdown Comics!

Not only will there be amazing comic book artists in attendance, and not only will you be able to see all 104 original Justice League of America #50 Hero Initiative covers, but you’ll be able to bid on the first 35 of them! The event will be FREE, but the bidding will cost you!

And if owning an original JLA cover doesn’t appeal to you (but really, it should), both hardcover and softcover editions of The Justice League of America 100 Project, a book collecting all the covers, will be available for sale as well!

“We are honored to support such a worthwhile cause and encourage DC Comics fans to participate in these Hero Initiative auctions that offer one-of-a-kind JUSTICE LEAGUE #50 covers,” stated Dan DiDio, co-publisher of DC Entertainment.

Scheduled to be at the signing- Norm Rapmund, Bill Morrison, Scott Koblish, Tone Rodriguez, Chris Moreno, Mark dos Santos, and Mike Kunkel

Schedule of the evening:

6:00-7:00: signing
7:00-8:00: Cocktail hour
8:00-9:00- Auction 35 covers
About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-
6354.

Nov 062011
 

For Immediate Release

HERO INITIATIVE ORIGINAL JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #50 COVERS MAKE NATIONAL TOUR

All 100 covers displayed and auctioned over three tour stops

LOS ANGELES, CA (Nov. 2, 2011) – The Hero Initiative, the charity dedicated to helping comic creators in medical or financial need, is taking its Justice League of America #50 show on the road.

All 100 original covers created by comics’ top artists are currently available for view on the Hero Initiative Website. And starting in December, you’ll be able to see them live and in person…and own them through on-site auctions according to the following schedule:

Meltdown Comics, Los Angeles, CA, December 3, 2011: World premiere display of all 100 covers and auction of first one-third

Proxy bidding will also be available for bidders unable to attend the events.

The Justice League of America 100 Project represents Hero Initiative’s first major collaboration with DC Comics. DC generously donated 100 blank-covered cardstock copies of Justice League of America #50 to Hero, and 100 well-known stars such as Alan Davis, George Pérez, John Romita, Alex Ross and many more created original covers for Hero.
“I’m thrilled to be part of such a great project, and also showcased among so many of the greatest artists in the world,” said Hero Initiative Chairman George Pérez. “And of course, it’s wonderful that sales of the covers will go toward helping many comic creators in need.”
Both hardcover and softcover editions of The Justice League of America 100 Project, a book collecting all the covers, will be available for sale at all three auction venues as well.

“We are honored to support such a worthwhile cause and encourage DC Comics fans to participate in these Hero Initiative auctions that offer one-of-a-kind JUSTICE LEAGUE #50 covers,” stated Dan DiDio, co-publisher of DC Entertainment.

Art attached: Justice League of America 100 Project cover, Charlie Adlard cover, Walt Simonson cover, Alex Ross cover

About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

For more information, please visit us at www.heroinitiative.org.

Sep 262011
 

Enter the EDGE and the DARK of the New 52 with I,Vampire writer Joshua Hale Fialkov (Echoes, Tumor, Elk’s Run) and Blackhawks writer Mike Costa (GI Joe: Cobra, Hawksmoor, Transformers) signing from 11am till 2pm on Wednesday. Meet two of DC Comics Newest and Brightest Stars!

Sep 102011
 

CAUTION!  There is a very real possibility that YOUR BRAIN IS GOING TO MELT upon seeing this EXCLUSIVE TRAILER!

Of all the titles in the DCNu, TEEN TITANS is the series that is the most radical departure from the series we’ve seen!   Yeah, we all wish it was three weeks later and we have a copy of the first issue in our hands… but for now will have to make due with the premiere of this pulse-pounding trailer!

Buy all your DC Comics New 52 and any of the other great comics coming out these days from our OWN EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL COMICS DOWNLOAD SITE:

Aug 182011
 

Meltdown Comics is proud to announce our Midnight Release party for Flashpoint #5 and Justice League #1, the starting point for the NEW DC Universe.
In addition to getting your copies before anyone else, you’ll be treated to awesome comics-related comedy by Tom Franck of Comics and Comics, who will also interview two of the New DCU Architects: Scott Lobdell (Teen Titans, Superboy, Red Hood & The Outsiders) and Kyle Higgins (Nightwing, Deathstroke). All Attendees are invited to compete in our cosplay contest, with first prize being a complete set of all 52 #1 issues DC is releasing in September!
The fun starts at 11 PM on Tuesday, August 30 (*Flashpoint #5 & Justice
League #1 go on sale at 12:01 AM Wednesday August 31st) – don’t miss it!

MELTDOWN COMICS’ DC COMICS RELAUNCH MIDNIGHT PARTY!

JOIN US ON TUESDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 30TH,
AS WE WELCOME IN THE NEW DC UNIVERSE!

SPECIAL GUESTS INCLUDE
SCOTT LOBDELL (TEEN TITANS, SUPERBOY)
AND
KYLE HIGGINS (DEATHSTROKE, NIGHTWING)
plus more to be added

ENTER OUR COSPLAY CONTEST
FIRST PRIZE IS ALL 52 NUMBER #1′S ON US!

WAYNE CASINO CHIPS WILL BE HANDED OUT WILL SUPPLIES LAST

ALL DC COMICS ACTION FIGURES, GRAPHIC NOVELS, & TSHIRTS
20% OFF ALL NIGHT LONG!

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(map/info)

Feb 252011
 

Awards season is coming to a close with the grand finale of the Oscars this Sunday.  But not to be outdone, we present last, but certainly not least, the esteemed nominees for the 2010 Meltdown Comic Awards!

It’s been an amazing year for our favorite genre and choosing the best of the best was no easy task.  This year’s Golden Melty list was comprised from multiple “Best of” lists, sell-through numbers, reviews, Publisher’s Weekly lists and combing through dozens of message boards to hear what true comic fans are saying.  So, without further ado, the nominees are:

 

Best Indie Comic Series

  • Green Hornet (Dynamite)
  • The Walking Dead (Image)
  • Scarlet (Icon)
  • Chew (Image)
  • Stumptown (Oni)

 

Best Superhero Comic Series
  • Invincible Iron Man (Marvel)
  • Batman and Robin (DC)
  • Thor: The Mighty Avenger (Marvel)
  • Irredeemable (Boom!)

 

Best Non-Superhero Comic Series
  • Daytripper (Vertigo)
  • American Vampire (Vertigo)
  • Kill Shakespeare (IDW)
  • The Unwritten (Vertigo)

 

Hero of the Year
  • Captain America/Steve Rogers (Marvel)
  • Scott Pilgrim (Oni)
  • Kick Ass (Icon)
  • Zack Overkill – “Incognito” (Icon)

 

Villain of the Year
  • Nemesis (Icon)
  • Skinner Sweet – American Vampire (Vertigo)
  • Red Skull –  Captain America (Marvel)
  • Norman Osborn (Marvel)

 

Most Horrific Death
  • Ares – “Seige #2″
  • Nightcrawler – “X-Force #26″
  • Bras – “Daytripper” (all issues)
  • Cable – “X-Force #28″
  • Multiple robots – “Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers”

 

Best Return from the Dead
  • Aquaman, Hawkman, Firestorm, Martian Manhunter, etc. –  “Blackest Night #8″
  • Batman –  “Batman and Robin #8″
  • Dracula – “X-Men #3″

 

Best New Series
  • Northlanders: Plague Widow (Vertigo)
  • Black Widow (Marvel)
  • Green Hornet (Kevin Smith, Dynamite)
  • Secret Avengers (Marvel)

 

Best Graphic Novel
  • Dark Tower: Fall of Gilead
  • Absolute Justice
  • Batwoman: Elegy
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8

 

Best Writer
  • Ed Brubaker – Captain America (Marvel)
  • Mark Millar – Nemesis (Icon)
  • Jason Aaron – Scalped (Vertigo)
  • Geoff Johns – Brightest Day (DC)
  • Mark Waid – Irredeemable (Boom!)
  • Grant Morrison – Batman and Robin (DC)
Best Artist
  • J.H. Williams – Detective Comics (DC)
  • Steve McNiven – Nemesis (Icon)
  • Fiona Staples – North 40 (Wildstorm)
  • Naoki Urasawa – Pluto : Urasawa X
Best Celebrity-Written Title
  • Green Hornet – Kevin Smith
  • The Guild – Felicia Day
  • Frenemy of the State – Rashida Jones
  • Pantheon – Michael Chiklis

 

Best Event of the Year
  • Artifacts (Top Cow)
  • Heroic Age (Marvel)
  • Brightest Day (DC)
  • Second Coming (Marvel)

 

Best WTF Moment
  • DC issues go back to 2.99
  • Nick Simmons accused of plagiarizing “Bleach”
  • Lady Gaga gets her own comic
  • The ending of Greek Street
  • Sony Pictures making “Green Hornet” with that script instead of Kevin Smith’s
  • Tron – ’nuff said
Best Cover of the Year
  • Spiderman #641 “One Moment in Time”
  • Batwoman #0
  • The Avengers #1 – Variant 7
  • I Zombie #1
  • Superman #702
  • We Will Bury You #1

 

Were your favorites nominated?  Who gets your vote this year for the best of the best in comics?  To find out who will take home the Golden Melty, check back here next week for the winners of the 2010 Meltdown Comic Awards!

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Dec 032010
 


MELTCAST 56: Reed Gunther and 75 Years of DC Comics! LISTEN NOW ON ITUNES! Get ready for a BIG one as we interview not just the creative family of REED GUNTHER, but also the creative team of Taschen’s 75 YEARS OF DC COMICS: THE ART OF MODERN MYTHMAKING! It’s a full house on the MELTCAST! First on the dock are Shane and Chris Houghton, the writer/artist brothers of the western tall tale REED GUNTHER who discuss all-ages comics, family history, and the upcoming KIDS COMICS L.A. event at MELTDOWN! Then we do deadweight lifts with Taschen Books‘ 75 YEARS OF DC COMICS: THE ART OF MODERN MYTHMAKING, a book as breathtaking as it is colossal. Art Director Josh Baker and Managing Editor Nina Wiener reveal the massive effort behind the landmark tome. No time for MELTCAST Picks of the Week, so we pick REED GUNTHER and 75 YEARS OF DC COMICS!  Hit us up! Email, voicemail, smoke signals, it’s all on the right side of the page. Music: UnderOath - Catch Myself Catching Myself / Kanye West - Runaway (remix) LISTEN NOW ON ITUNES!

MELTCAST 56: Reed Gunther and 75 Years of DC Comics!

LISTEN NOW ON ITUNES!

Get ready for a BIG one as we interview not just the creative family of REED GUNTHER, but also the creative team of Taschen’s 75 YEARS OF DC COMICS: THE ART OF MODERN MYTHMAKING! It’s a full house on the MELTCAST!

First on the dock are Shane and Chris Houghton, the writer/artist brothers of the western tall tale REED GUNTHER who discuss all-ages comics, family history, and the upcoming KIDS COMICS L.A. event at MELTDOWN!

Then we do deadweight lifts with Taschen Books‘ 75 YEARS OF DC COMICS: THE ART OF MODERN MYTHMAKING, a book as breathtaking as it is colossal. Art Director Josh Baker and Managing Editor Nina Wiener reveal the massive effort behind the landmark tome.

No time for MELTCAST Picks of the Week, so we pick REED GUNTHER and 75 YEARS OF DC COMICS!

Music: UnderOath – Catch Myself Catching Myself / Kanye West – Runaway (remix)

LISTEN NOW ON ITUNES!