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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Feb 252011

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011, Hollywood, CA:

Former Brand X editor and current LA Times feature writer Deb Vankin signs her new graphic novel “Poseurs” at Meltdown Comics.

ABOUT THE BOOK Poseurs follows three teenagers from distinctly different corners of Los Angeles who meet in the underworld of LA nightlife and Hollywood parties – and get in over their heads! From the graffiti-tagged streets of LA’s eastside to the bloated, billion dollar mansions of Bel Air, it’s a full-blown party noir!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR DEBORAH VANKIN is a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she covers arts & culture, entertainment and nightlife. Prior to that, she launched — and served as Editor-in-Chief of — the LA Times’ alt weekly publications/websites, Metromix LA and Brand X.  Deborah’s work has also appeared in LA Weekly, Variety and The New York Times, among many other places. Her essays and short fiction have been produced at Spoken Interludes and Word Theatre in Los Angeles. Originally from Philadelphia, POSEURS is her first foray into comics. She’s currently working on her second graphic novel.

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

Oct 302010

Mindless Self Indulgence is proud to announce the release of their first Comic Book on November 10th! ‘Adventures Into Mindless Self Indulgence’ will be published by Image Comics and is filled with never before seen or heard actual stories about MSI’s true adventures awesomely drawn by our pal and awesomely cool artist, Jessica Fink.

MSI band members will be signing copies of ‘Adventures Into Mindless Self Indulgence’ along with the new CD by The Left Rights, ‘Bad Choices Mad Easy’ on Nov 11th at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles, CA. Signing will take place from 6pm-8pm.

We have limited space we strongly recommend that you RSVP immediately and also make sure to get their early so you don’t get shut out. Please cooperate with the store staff’s instructions at all times or you will not be admitted to the signing. Seeya there!

Read more here.
RSVP here.

Jul 292010

We’ve somehow survived the Con and are back to chat up Image/Shadowline editor Kris Simon about the editing process, her experience at conventions, working with new vs. veteran creators, and unveils her new top-secret project that will shatter worlds and break the Internet in half!

In the second half we finally talk about Scott Pilgrim vol. 6, as well as Thunderbolts #145, Bakuman vol.1, Green Lantern #56, PunisherMax #9, X-Men Legacy #238,Wonder Woman #601, Madam Xanadu #25 (with beautiful art by Laurenn McCubbin), Batman: Widening Gyre #6, Marvels Project HC, and American Vampire #6.

Warning o faithful, the disease known as Con hangover still affects members of the crew several short days later…


Music: U2 – The Unforgettable Fire / Explosions in the Sky – The Birth & Death of the Day

Intro: Notorious B.I.G. Who Shot Ya? (remix) + Project 86 The Butcher

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