The number one problem with television today is a lack of diversity. What?!?! But what about hit shows like Black-ish, Atlanta, Fresh Off the Boat, Scandal, Empire, Superstore, The Good Place? First, most of those are critical successes, but not necessarily ratings successes. Indeed, the top rated scripted and reality shows are still over-whelmingly white, […]
Unfortunately, due to several extenuating circumstances, the time has come to close down the retail side of Meltdown, and take the next change head on. As of tomorrow, we will no longer carry new weekly titles.
Now that the second-longest continuous writer at Marvel Comics, Brian Michael Bendis, has signed an exclusive deal with DC Comics, everything he ever said anywhere on the internet about DC Comics is up for discussion. Including this great post on his Tumblr from earlier in the year, when asked about the comparative fighting abilities of Batman […]
The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail is coming to an end on October 19th. Announced on the series website, the stand-up series has run for three years on Comedy Central and is filmed in an L.A. comic shop called Meltdown. The series is shot documentary style and starred Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani and have […]
I don't think I've wanted to be on the West Coast more. But with the XSN Channel I guess I don't have to be. Bill Sienkiewicz, Jim Mahfood, Shawn Alexander will be creating a piece of Bernie Sanders art a Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles on Saturday evening, hosted by Kate Nash with Hal Helfer consuming everything in […]
Comedy Central's documentary style comedy show The Meltdown With Jonah And Kumail has gotten renewed for a second season. The stand-up series is filmed in the Nerdist Showroom inside of Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles. The episodes show on stage clips of comedians along with backstage moments. Season 1 guests included Jim Gaffigan, Chris Hardwick, Michael […]
CAPS, the Comic Arts Professional Society was the initial group to start putting together fundraising to help artist Stan Sakai and his wife Sharon. The response from the call to help grew and grew until Dark Horse took on publishing The Sakai Project. Now Caps is organizing a signing at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles […]
Neal Adams is appearing at Meltdown Comics on Saturday June 28th in Los Angeles. He will be showing a rough clip of his new animated comic, using CGI and based on the Blood series published by Dark Horse (and soon to be collected with a 3D lentucular cover of its own, DC-style) with a Q&A to follow. […]
Los Angeles' Meltdown Comics became the first bricks'n'mortar comic shop to officially accept the digital currency Bitcoin as a method of payment. The lucky purchaser was Bleeding Cool photographer (and so much more) Pinguino Kolb. She writes, I used Blockchain on my iphone to buy Daniel Clowes's Death Ray book. Francisco rang up the order […]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmbWubXGFUs[/youtube] From Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles, the founder of BoingBoing Mark Frauenfelder interviews Daniel Clowes on the release of The Art Of The Modern Cartoonist: Daniel Clowes. I understand that the publisher, Abrams, printed rather low and has already sold out, and it will disappear from distributors' lists rather soon….