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.

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

 

 

Sep 012012
 

Located on Sunset Boulevard’s Guitar Row, Peavey Hollywood gives musicians and music fans a new home in the heart of rock & roll, with a green-room vibe, high-end gear from the Peavey family of brands to play, and regular performances from world-class artists. Peavey is bringing its 47-year legacy of making the amps for music’s biggest stars and stages to Hollywood with a new showroom, artist relations headquarters and multimedia dealer education center.

The grand opening week of Peavey Hollywood will feature comics legend Stan Lee—who will sign Peavey Marvel electric guitars adorned with Super Hero graphics—

Wednesday, September 5, Marvel Day: Open at 10 a.m., Stan Lee at 6 p.m.

Jan 112012
 

What: It is generally believed that modern Chinese martial arts derived from two separate mountains: Shaolin and Wudan.

Yet, before these two traditions established themselves, the development of kung fu is shrouded in a rich and mysterious past, rife with magical beasts, angry gods, and fearsome warriors.

To celebrate the coming Chinese New Year (the Year of the Dragon!), I reworked sixteen myths and legends and paired each one with sixteen different artists and illustrators from diverse artistic and cultural backgrounds.

Each was asked to work solely in black ink on white paper to create pieces that honored the tradition of kung fu manuals.

Who: Tony Philippou, Nate Wragg, Aaron Jasinski, Micah Gunnell, Dadu Shin, Corinne Reid, ESPI, Christopher Brand, Evan Skrederstu, Jennifer Tong, Victo Ngai, Alina Chau, NERD, Jenikah, and Andrew Huerta.

Check out the digital postcard for The Art of Kung Fu: Myths & Legends, featuring Tony Philippou, Christopher Brand, and Victo Ngai!

When: 7:30-9:00 p.m. on January 20th, 2012

Where: Meltdown Gallery inside Meltdown Comics in Hollywood.

Dec 212011
 

Never before in the history of comics (and likely never again) you can win the ENTIRE contacts of an iconic true-blue pop-culture phenomenon’s ART STUDIO with only one bid!

The KEVIN EASTMAN ART STUDIO auction will run for 10 days beginning on Dec 25th – Christmas Day – at 9:00 PM (PST). It will wrap the evening of January 4th at 9:00 PM, which will be the final night of the 35 DAYS OF KEVIN EASTMAN event at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood. It will be a HUGE blowout, and we’ll follow the final hours of the auction live at the closing night party!!

A portion of the proceeds from this auction will go to benefit THE HERO INITIATIVE, a non-profit organization that raises money to assist comic book creators in need.

We don’t have a link to the auction page yet (it won’t be available until it goes live) but here’s a link to the eBay account that will be hosting the auction: http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/oranj – – feel free to publicize this link if you wish. It will be running Kevin Eastman related auctions throughout the special event.

Here are some of the highlights you’ll find contained within this treasure trove!

* Kevin’s Drawing Table and Chair (table is as it was when Kevin decided to do this auction). Includes Pens, Shotglasses, Empty Redbull Cans, etc.
* Original Illustrated Storyboards for HEAVY METAL 2000
* Highlander Animated Series: press pack, Early Cut of the Movie, Copies of entire Movie as Directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri
* Over 600 DVDs – most of them partially watched while working on art in the studio. Includes DVD deck and monitor.
* Double-Sized Production Prototype of OZZY OSBOURNE “Bark At The Moon” Action Figure sculpted by Digger T. Mesch
* Photocopy of Simon Bisley’s Lobo/Authority Pencils & Layout for the entire story
* 2 Pgs of Original Art from TNMT Movie Adaptation – 1 Featuring Twin Towers – 1 Featuring Statue of Liberty – Framed with US Flag from Kevin’s Home
* Richard Corben Original Art (at least two pieces – there may be more!)
* Signed Elizabeth Hurly Photo from Austin Powers.
* Kevin’s personal San Diego Comic Con Badges going back about 10 years
* Various Movie Posters – Comic Prints – and More . . . used to “wallpaper” the studio!
* Toy Guns, Knives and a Hand-Grenade (non-functional) used as reference for comics
* Original art portrait of Kevin by Simon “BIZ” Bisley (there’s actually quite a bit of BIZ art in here!)
* Trigun, Lain, and other favorite Anime Animation Cells
* A Fishtank (formerly held Kevin’s gecko) filled with various odds and ends tossed in over a six year period – ???
* TMNT Comic 5-Color Press Proof Overlays (from back in the days before digital press proofs)
* Box of Original Photos of Playmates & Models (mostly nude) – Photography by Julie Strain
* Turtles Car Windshield Sunblock – Still in Original Shrinkwrap
* Turtles Cereal Box (cardboard mock up – never assembled)
* TONS of random Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles goodies . . . prototypes . . . and oddities
* Original Comic Art by Various Creators
* Statues & Action Figures – – Pin-Up, Fantasy, Superhero, Turtles (natch) and more!
* Various Billiken Models From Japan (Frankenstein, Dracula, Creature, Mummy and MORE)
* LOTS OF HEAVY METAL ART . . . BOOKS . . . UNUSED TREASURES!
* and so much more . . . some of these boxes have not even been opened. Who knows what lurks inside?!

NO MINIMUM – NO RESERVE – INCREDIBLE, BUT IT’S ALL HERE – YOU GET WHAT YOU GET!

Auction starts December 25th at 9:00 PM (PST). Search KEVIN EASTMAN ART STUDIO or go to http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/oranj

Oct 162011
 

Monday, 8PM


@Nerdmelt Presents: Harmontown (@danharmon) 10/17/2011
People always ask us “What is Harmontown?”, and that’s a tough question to answer, but here’s the closest thing we’ve got:
17 Oct 2011 08:00 PM
Tixs available HERE

Tuesday, 8PM


The Rejection Show 10/18/2011
Join host Jon Friedman, for NYC’s popular variety show, The Rejection Show as it comes to LA on Tuesday October 18th at the NerdMelt Theater.
Tickets $8 in advance, $10 day of show.
18 Oct 2011 08:00 PM
Tixs available HERE

Wednesday, 8:30PM


the @Meltdown_show (49) 10/19/2011
the Meltdown show with Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani
19 Oct 2011 08:30 PM
Tixs available HERE

Thursday, 8PM


The Dork Forest with Jackie Kashian LIVE 10/20/2011
Jackie’s dork-on-dork dialog this episode is with Marc Maron (wtf). What is his “true” dorkdom? Is it scrabbling around peoples brains to figure out how they do life? Is it Japanese sneakers? We will find out. Jen Kirkman (Chelsea) will close the show with stand up comedy. Neat.
20 Oct 2011 08:00 PM
Tixs available HERE

Friday, 8PM


The Business 10/21/2011
It’s The Business, and Business is booming. This popular San Francisco stand up collective comes to L.A. bringing a unique blend of stand up, story telling, and song. Material stretches and develops organically as the performers interrupt and improvise with performers ranging from comedians to authors, dancers to sandwich artists. Featuring Brendon Walsh, Beth Stelling, and more!
$8 in advance, $10 day of show
21 Oct 2011 08:00 PM
Tixs available HERE

Saturday, 8PM

Opening Night Reception October 22nd, 7:00pm-11:00pm
MELTDOWN GALLERY inside Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90046
Phone: 323.851.7223
Up through November 7th.
FREE and Open to the Public

Sunday, 5PM


The Nerdist Writers Panel 10/23/2011
Spend your Sunday afternoons learning from the best at the Nerdist Writing Series!
23 Oct 2011 05:00 PM
Tixs available HERE

Sunday, 7PM

Matt Mira’s Day Off
A place for comics to work on new material with The Nerdist’s own Matt Mira.
FREE

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