Mar 092012
 

Starting 3/9/2012 thru 3/14/2012 ALL BRIAN K. VAUGHAN MERCHANDISE 30% OFF.

Single Issues – Hard Covers – Soft Covers
Y the Last Man, Ex-Machina, Pride of Baghdad, Runaways

*excludes Saga Chapter #1

Don’t forget to get all your stuff signed Tuesday 3/13/2012 from 11pm – Midnight

Come on down to The Nerdist Theater at Meltdown Comics on Tuesday, March 13th at 11pm for the release event for Brian K. Vaughan’s latest work “SAGA: Chapter One” that matters. It’ll be a late night celebration of one of America’s favorite authors, hosted by Damon Lindelof, one of America’s favorite television writers. And the best part: the show is FREE!*

And once the clock strikes Midnight, Mr. Vaughan will sign copies of “SAGA: Chapter One“ inside Meltdown Comics!

 

Nerdist Theater

inside Meltdown Comics

7522 Sunset Blvd. LA, CA 90046 (map)

 

 

 

 

Feb 252012
 

BRIAN K. VAUGHAN LIVE AT MELTDOWN COMICS WITH HOST “LOST” CO-CREATOR DAMON LINDELOF

Come on down to The Nerdist Theater at Meltdown Comics on Tuesday, March 13th at 11pm for the release event for Brian K. Vaughan’s latest work “SAGA: Chapter One” that matters. It’ll be a late night celebration of one of America’s favorite authors, hosted by Damon Lindelof, one of America’s favorite television writers. And the best part: the show is FREE!*

And once the clock strikes Midnight, Mr. Vaughan will sign copies of SAGA: Chapter One inside Meltdown Comics!

So come on down to Meltdown Comics and The Nerdist Theater on Tuesday, March 13th at 11pm to get your Vaughan on!

(*Just a head’s up: Priority will be given to Meltdown Comics customers who buy $10 bux-o-comics or buy “SAGA: Chapter One”.)

 

Jun 022011
 

 

Filmed for Meltdown, Inc. by @MoFathelbab (come check out his upcoming show Nerdy Secrets this month at @NerdMelt)

Jun 072010
 

UPDATED!

Don’t wait in line, order your tickets online. Just stroll in, show us your confirmation print out, grab a drink, get a seat and enjoy the funny.

Click here to get your tickets.

The line up for the Next MELTDOWN:
PAUL SCHEER, JEN KIRKMAN, NATASHA LEGGERO, STEVE AGEE, DAN MINTZ, MATT DWYER, and JOHN VARGAS.

Jonah Ray’s Meltdown
Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
323.851.7223
Admission: $8.00

THE LINE UP FOR JUNE 18th:

PAUL SCHEER: A UCB alum, a Human Giant member, a hilarious comedian in many different forms. Who know’s what he’ll do? But you can be sure that it’ll be amazing.

JEN KIRKMAN: She has an album out on AST RECORDS, a regular on CHELSEA LATELY as well as the CHELSEA COMEDY TOURS, and an amazing writer. I’ve been watching her for years and have loved what she has progress to as a comic.

DAN MINTZ: With a Comedy Central Presents under his belt he’s become one of the most sought after comedy writers. His credits include: Saturday Night Live, IMPORTANT THINGS w/ Demetri Martin, Lucky Louie, The Andy Milonakis Show, Crank Yankers and much more. See him and you won’t regret it.

STEVE AGEE: He’s back from the south, let’s see what he’s got for us!

NATASHA LEGGERO: One of my favorites to watch. She’s appeared on RENO 911, Chelsea Lately, the Sarah Silverman Program, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Ugly Americans and FUNNY OR DIE PRESENTS.

MATT DWYER: A legend of depression. An amazing improviser, writer and stand up comedian.

JOHN VARGAS: John is one of the smartest most intimidating comics I know. With his hit show at the Fake Gallery he’s honed a commanding presence on stage. Be challenged and laugh at the comedy of John Vargas.

And as always, FOOD TRUCK, BEER, GUEST DROP INS (Last month we had Aziz Ansari and Joe Mande do amazing sets.)

So…c’mon by.

Click here to get your tickets.

May 272010
 

Lost Season 6: They Went Out Like Suckers in Many Respects

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By Brian Doherty.  Senior Editor, Reason magazine, author of the books THIS IS BURNING MAN, RADICALS FOR CAPITALISM, and GUN CONTROL ON TRIAL, Founder and president of Cherry Smash Records (1993-2001, approx, but closets still full of singles and CDs)

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Invested in five-seasons of LOST-via-DVD, and wondering if you should bother with season 6, having heard all sorts of mysterious whispers hinting that when you get near that finale—run the other way!

What follows is for someone willing to have their viewing experience of Lost ruined by knowing “what happened” to the extent that much of anything happened—or really happened?? [[cue Giacchino scene change sound burst]]. It’s also for those willing to have their viewing experience of Lost ruined by actually watching season 6.

You’ve doubtless heard many times since Sunday night’s hydrogen bomb of a finale that Lost had two types of fans—those in it for the characters, and those in it for the plot and mystery. As that backgammon game back in season one set us up to think, the show is all about dualities of good v. evil. (That its central metaprotagonists, Jacob and Smokey, had little other than their ends distinguishing their manipulative and murdering ways, and since those ends remained obfuscated until the end of the next to last episode, made things a little confusing, yes.)

But the distinction we’re working with here is between those who wanted the show to give us enough unambiguous information to understand its plot, themes, and intent, and those willing to let people with larger stores of cultural reference, more time to think about Lost, than we do explain to us how it all did make sense, or might have made sense, or could be seen as making sense if we squint a lot, read some more books, and are as charitable and forgiving to Lost’s writers as alt-Locke was to alt-Ben.

This is the summation for those of us who wanted from season 6 resolution, wrap-up, or explanation of what we were delighted and fascinated by watching season 1-5 DVDs.  But just like all our beloved characters on Lost, in the end we had to be content not with achieving our goals, but just…letting go. Continue reading »