Meltdown Comics is a major community hub of Los Angeles’ geek culture. But as Shane Coleman, the ordering manager of the West Hollywood store tells us, it’s even more than that.
Adam WarRock is a nerd and geek emcee who raps about popular culture, comic books, and other geek topics. He’s bringing his brand of Silver Age Hip Hop to Meltdown Comics, where he’ll rap about Marvel and DC comics, Doctor Who, and other geek touchstones on the heels of his best-selling album, The War For Infinity and the acclaimed Oni Press Mixtape. The show also features the stand-up comedy of Baron Vaughn, as featured on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon'” and “Comedy Central’s ‘Live at Gotham.'” Comedy and music at the best comic book store in town.
Monday, April 11th, 2011 8PM
7522 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046 (map)
Purchase Tickets Online via our Webshop
Meltdown Comics Presents:
Trivia Meltdown @ Meltdown Comics, “A CITY WIDE TOURNAMENT, TESTING TRIVIA KNOWLEDGE IN A VARIETY OF GEEK-CENTRIC CATEGORIES”
Come enjoy 10 rounds of exciting geek-centric trivia in multiple disciplines and levels of difficulty. Teams (of five) test their skills in a contest of knowledge on subjects like Music, Television, and of course Comic Books. Plus live music performances and comedy and much more. Think you have what it takes? Tickets are $12 for individuals (who can form teams at the event). or $50 for a preassembled team of 5. Just want to watch? well its $5. Everyone can enjoy food from some of LA’s gourmet food trucks… and FREE BEER! Plus even more surprises. So take the challenge? You got what it takes?
Teams of 5 Compete;
$12 for individuals, $50 for 5 man teams
Just watching? $5.00
10 rounds of 10 questions
Awesome prize packages for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams
Free beer – Live band -Comedian guest hosts
Get your tickets here.
Get your tickets here.
The last decade Hollywood has gotten more serious about its relationship with Comic Books. I interviewed some Hollywood Script Folks and some Hollywood Comic Book Editors/Pundits to see how this relationship evolved.
By Stacey Levin
As a new blogger to the site, I’d like to share my story of how I got hooked on reading comics. Lots of women read them, some are starting to write and draw them, but the ladies still aren’t fully represented in the genre. Hopefully I can be a tiny voice for the chicks. Yo, where my ladies at? Get your hands up!
Ok, so it’s not like I’d never read a comic book before in my life. It had just been a while. Fine, a really long while since I last read the odd issue of “Archie,” “Richie Rich,” “Star Wars” and “Wonder Woman.” Those were a few titles I frequented when I was a kid. But since then, not so much other than the occasional “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” book when I was at work.
So when I met Jason, fellow blogger, my boyfriend and writing partner, and he suggested I get back into reading them, I thought, why not? I mean, how much could I have possibly missed? Um, hello? Was I living under a rock? Apparently so. A really big honking rock the size of Rhode Island. Yeah, my bad. Somehow I missed an entire generation of amazing literature. I had a lot of work to do.
First he gave me some of his favorite titles to start with – “The Ultimates,” “Y- the Last Man,” “Spiderman,” “The Green Lantern,” and “The Umbrella Academy.” He was worried it might be too much for me to start. Pfft, whatev. I got this. They looked cool so let me at ’em. Wait, how many freakin’ issues do I need to catch up on?? And with that one little question, thus began my journey into finding my inner comic geek.
So, how does a typical “chick” who admittedly reads US and People weekly get indoctrinated into the comic book world? By diving in head first, baby! I started reading… and reading… and reading. Before I realized it, I got so hooked on Y, I would lose sleep trying to finish issues before I went to bed. And as fast as I would complete an issue or a title, Jason would be right there to replace it with another one. It wasn’t long before I began recognizing the names of writers and artists. And as is typical for me, I started critiquing. I liked the “soapy” stories like “Y” (yeah, yeah, I know, typical chick), the humor of “Spiderman,” the kick ass girls like “Batwoman” (I know, shocking) and the violent crime mysteries like “Greek Street” (ha, gotcha there, didn’t I?) At that point, Jason told me I was ready. Ready for what? Did I pass some sort of test? Yes, fellow comic bookers, I was graduating and it was time to go to the next level – time for my very first trip to… wait for it… Meltdown Comics!