Star Wars Masterwork Sketchcards for Topps

Posted by Mat Nastos on October 27, 2014

As anyone who knows me is well aware, I am a hardcore Star Wars fan and always have been. Star Wars and comic books were the first two loves of my life — both coming into it at around the same time, when I was 4 (1977!!). Well, I had the opportunity to work on a set of Star Wars trading cards for Topps. I wound up doing 50 sketchards for the set and have just gotten the OK to show them off…so, here they are!

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Pre-Order: MAN WITH THE IRON HEART

Posted by Mat Nastos on October 27, 2014

The latest novel by best-selling author, Mat Nastos

I am happy to announce that my third novel, MAN WITH THE IRON HEART, is now available for preorder on Amazon. If you enjoy Supernatural, Hellboy, Indiana Jones, or Once Upon A Time, you will love this one!

Man With The Iron Heart by Mat Nastos

MAN WITH THE IRON HEART: Dropped into the heart of Nazi-occupied Prague on a mission to kill its leader, Ian MacAndrew finds himself thrust into a battle of myth and legend itself. With the marble-skinned warrior, Donner Grimm at his side, MacAndrew must face off against necromancers, Nazi berserkers, and the power of the demons known as the Jotnar, all vying to bring about Ragnarok and the end of humanity.  

The novel releases on November 24, but you can pre-order it NOW only on Amazon. Don’t miss out on this exciting, occult action-adventure thrill-ride!

ORDER NOW!  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OX6R43I

Reviews: “Nastos continues to show why he is the next great voice in sci-fi.” –Rob Liefeld, Creator of Deadpool, Cable, Youngblood and X-force, and founder of Image Comics

“Mat Nastos is one of the most exciting writers working in the field of adventure fiction today. Every page is an adrenaline rush and by the end of the story, you’re left breathlessly anticipating the next. If you’re not reading Nastos, you’re truly missing out.” -Barry Reese, Award-winning author of The Rook, Lazarus Gray and Gravedigger

“It was the best 80’s action movie I’ve read in a long time.” -Derrick Ferguson, New-Pulp author of Four Bullets for Dillon and The Adventures of Fortune McCall

“It’s rare when a book takes both the front line experience as well as the supernatural elements so readily associated with World War II and the Nazi party and turns them into something seamless and intriguing. “Man with the Iron Heart” does that exceedingly well and the characters live, scream, fight, and die right off the page, not content with just leaping.” , – Tommy Hancock, Award-winning author and publisher of Pro Se Press

“The Man With the Iron Heart’s tight and snappy prose takes grounded supernatural mysticism, a charming cast of very human characters and then hurls it all into an adventure that revels in the unapologetic grandiosity of classic action movies!” – David A. Rodriguez, Writer of Finding Gossamyr and Lead Writer for Skylanders: SWAP Force

ORDER NOW!  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OX6R43I

-Mat Nastos, Super Genius
www.MatNastos.net

Man With The Iron Heart – a novel by Mat Nastos

Posted by Mat Nastos on October 26, 2014

Man With The Iron Heart by Mat Nastos

Man With The Iron Heart
by Mat Nastos

Ian MacAndrew’s mission to kill the Butcher of Prague in the heart of Nazi-ruled Prague teams him up with a pale-skinned titan, Donner Grimm, against the legendary forces seeking to unleash Ragnarok and the end of the world.

Release Date: Available for Pre-Order NOW
Cover By: Mat Nastos
Order On: Amazon

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Synopsis: Dropped into the heart of Nazi-occupied Prague on a mission to kill its leader, Ian MacAndrew finds himself thrust into a battle of myth and legend itself. With the marble-skinned warrior, Donner Grimm at his side, MacAndrew must face off against necromancers, Nazi berserkers, and the power of the demons known as the Jotnar, all vying to bring about Ragnarok and the end of humanity.

Review: “Nastos continues to show why he is the next great voice in sci-fi. —Rob Liefeld, Creator of Deadpool, Cable, Youngblood and X-force, and founder of Image Comics Full Story →

Great site for Sci-Fi Readers!

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Posted by Mat Nastos on September 8, 2014

(I found this online and thought I’d pass it along!)

SciFi365.net is about creating more signal and less noise.

The people behind the site curate a short, daily newsletter featuring 3-4 of the latest releases, specifically designed to appeal to true Science Fiction fans.

The concept is a simple one. By weeding out those eBooks that are amateurish or poorly written, the site helps the Science Fiction fan hone in on the true quality that is out there and find stuff they might not otherwise have come across.

Whether it’s independently published or has a big name behind it doesn’t matter. If it’s good and – better yet – discounted, SciFi365.net will feature it in their mailing.

They are even giving away Amazon Gift Certificates to those people who sign up and refer their friends to the service. Oh, and it’s all free and takes not even 30 seconds to sign up, so why not check out the site right now.

My 1 Year Karate Anniversary

Posted by Mat Nastos on August 22, 2014

Approximately 1 year ago this week I started my training at the Red Dragon Karate Studio in Via Verde (aka RDK San Dimas). This event, which I know took a lot of friends, family, and fans by surprise — mainly because, up until that point I had been very large (as high as 450 pounds in the distant past, and nearly 380 in more recent times), very out of shape (unless the shape you were thinking of was ROUND), and not very active (unless playing Skyrim for hours on end counts as ‘active’). For me, exercise meant getting up to go to the fridge instead of sending one of the kids for a Klondike Bar.

All of that started to change for me about a year and a half ago. After a ton of really bad health scares and some nasty stomach surgery, I decided it was probably a good time to get healthy…or, at least, healthier. Having 2 kids was a very big factor in wanting to make things better. Kids are a great motivator. As part of that ‘getting healthier’ plan, Athena and I began going to the gym a few nights a week, but I wasn’t satisfied. I wanted to do more and, thanks to Nicholas (my son), I started to formulate exactly what I should do next.

I’d always been interested in martial arts. When I was a kid I studied karate while growing up in Hawaii and had gotten pretty far with it. I’d reached brown belt before I stopped…due to either girls or, more likely, to comic books and Dungeons & Dragons. I’d done better with aikido, where I’d reached black belt in Ki-Aikido by the time I was 19. While I had long since given both up by my early 20s, the idea of going back had found a small area somewhere deep in the back of my brain, where it festered and bubbled. When we signed Nicholas up at Red Dragon Karate in 2011, the itch returned…and grew with each month that passed.

Watching Nicholas learning karate was out and out fun for me. It was awesome to see him grow through being a ‘mini-Dragon’ (students under 6) up through his orange belt. Each week I spent sitting in the stands and observing his class (honed in on studying every new move and every new kata he learned), the urge to join in grew. Of course, being 380 and getting winded from getting up to go to the rest room made the thought a bit…unrealistic for me. If nothing else, I didn’t want to risk embarrassing myself hopelessly in front of the teachers…and other parents.

So, when I started to lose weight and get in (slightly) better shape, I decided to give it a shot. If nothing else, I figured I’d try out a couple of classes and could stop at any point. What could possibly go wrong? Full Story →

The Kabul Incident: A Weir Codex Novella

Posted by Mat Nastos on August 14, 2014

The Kabul Incident: A Weir Codex Novella by Mat Nastos

The Kabul Incident: A Weir Codex Novella
by Mat Nastos

The thrilling prequel to the Best Selling SciFi novel, The Cestus Concern.

Release Date: Available NOW!
Order On: Amazon
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Synopsis: The action-packed prequel to the #1 Best Selling Sci-Fi Novel, THE CESTUS CONCERN.

Assigned to monitor and maintain the Project Hardwired cyborg warrior, Designate Cestus, Engineer First Class Scott Brazier finds himself deep behind enemy lines when everything goes wrong. Caught between terrorists bent on killing him at any cost and a cybernetic super soldier gone rogue, Brazier is forced to face his foes alone.

All that stands between the world and unleashed chemical warfare is a small computer technician out on his first mission.

Fans of films like “Bourne Identity” or “Smoking Aces,” or the comics of Deadpool and Wolverine, will love the over-the-top science fiction action of “THE KABUL INCIDENT” and the entire WEIR CODEX series by Mat Nastos.

Review: “Nastos continues to show why he is the next great voice in sci-fi. —Rob Liefeld, Creator of Deadpool, Cable, Youngblood and X-force, and founder of Image Comics Full Story →

THE KABUL INCIDENT – sneak peek

Posted by Mat Nastos on August 11, 2014

On August 17, 2014, the latest addition to the WEIR CODEX series of books, THE KABUL INCIDENT, will be released. The new novella is a prequel that finally reveals what happened in the ill-fate last mission Designate Cestus was assigned to right before the events of THE CESTUS CONCERN. It also leads directly into the events in WEIR CODEX Book 3, THE CESTUS CORRUPTION, which is due out in November 2014, and is a great jumping on place for new readers to enter the high-octane world of Malcolm Weir.

Buy THE CESTUS CONCERN and THE CESTUS CONTRACT on Amazon Now!

(Before you check out the story, you can take a look at a preview of the novella’s cover right HERE!)

So sit back, strap yourself in, and be prepared for the ride of your lifetime as you read the first chapter of THE KABUL INCIDENT. Full Story →

9 Bad-Ass Action Flicks That Inspired The Weir Codex Novels

Posted by Mat Nastos on August 8, 2014

In preparation for my release of the next installment of the Weir Codex series, THE KABUL INCIDENT novella (available in print and digital formats August 17, 2014!), I wanted to take a couple of minutes and talk about some of the influences behind my writing. As anyone familiar with me knows, I am an action film junkie. Since childhood, I’ve had an insatiable hunger for action, sci-fi and martial arts films. That love — starting with films like “Enter the Dragon,” “Black Belt Jones,” and “Star Wars” in the 70s, to “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Big Trouble in Little China,” “Predator,” and “Terminator” in the 80s, and anything with Jean Claude Van Damme or Brandon Lee in the 90s — has continued to blossom and grow ever since.

Those films, and a steady diet of Chinese Kung-Fu movies and action-Anime from Japan, are the core, the essence, and the inspiration for the hardcore action-adventure stories I write. Full Story →

Exclusive Print for the 2014 Amazing Houston Comic Con

Posted by Mat Nastos on August 2, 2014

At the end of August I’ll be appearing at the Amazing Houston Comic Book Convention at the George R Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. One of the most exciting parts of the show for me (outside of getting to meet and talk to fans) is that I’ll be premiering an all new, con-exclusive print limited to 100 signed & numbered copies! Check it out below!

The print features an over-flowing cast filled with some of my favorite comic, cartoon, and pop culture characters. It was colored by the ultra-talented, ultra-stylish Shelby Robertson. The print will be available for $20 at the show. Don’t miss it!

Un-numbered versions of the print are available in my ONLINE STORE.

-Mat Nastos, Super Genius
www.MatNastos.net

Indy Book Spotlight: Welcome to Deep Cove

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Posted by Mat Nastos on July 10, 2014

Blurb: At thirty-one, Garrett Willigins has finally earned his private investigator’s badge. Unfortunately, the bills haven’t stopped coming and building a solid reputation won’t happen overnight. Forced to take employment wherever they can, Garrett and his miniature dragon partner Merle, must dirty their hands any way possible to make a buck. Shoveling manure, chasing cats, and dock duty seem to be the order of the day.
Working off back rent for a notorious gangster isn’t the safest of jobs on a good day, but when the other workers start turning up dead, Garrett finds himself elbow deep in a mystery that could spell a quick end to his short P.I. career.

Bio: Grant Reed has a background in business management, computer programming, and computer networking. He would much rather be out fishing though, so he spends his time writing and working contract jobs. He lives in Lively Ontario, Canada with his wife Robin, and their two children Aidan and Megan.

You can find out more on Grant’s website at: www.reedboys.ca
Where to buy:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J1KUXH0

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/419671

Quick note: Right now you can save 30% on the book over on Smashwords with the coupon code: WX98N . Don’t miss out on this cool book!

-Mat Nastos, Super Genius
www.MatNastos.net

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Mat Nastos has been a film/tv artist, director and writer since the early 1990s. His work has been published by Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Warp Graphics, Playboy and Highlights for Kids, and has been seen everywhere from the SyFy Channel and Disney to Cinemax.

He is the author of the Amazon.com Best Selling novel, THE CESTUS CONCERN.

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