Hello everyone! Free Comic Book Day is upon us! Click HERE for a full breakdown of all the FCBD goodies. If you are a pull subscriber and can’t make it Saturday, check out the website and let us know what you’d like us to set aside for you and we’ll put them in your box. If you are a PulpREADs member, here’s your first chance to flex your VIP status. Want to beat the crowd? Get a look at the goods before everyone else? We are not open until 11 am on Saturday, BUT pulpREADs members get early entry at 10:30!
Pulp Fiction Long Beach has a Summer Reading and Arts Program for Kids and we are taking sign-ups this Free Comic Book Day! Join Pulp Fiction’s Summer of Reading and Arts Program on Free Comic Book Day and for ONLY $20 receive:
4 months (May, June, July, August) of All-Ages book rentals ($40 value)
plus FREE ENTRY to All Ages Summer Art Classes ($30 value)
All ages Art Classes, taught by local artist and comic book creator David Castr, will be held at Pulp Fiction LB on the last Saturday each month this Summer, 9:30am-10:30am. Classes will be FREE for Summer Program members, $10 per class for non-members. Recommended for ages 7 and up.
JUNE 29th Introduction to Cartoon Drawing: Faces
JULY 27TH Cartoon Drawing II: Figures and Movement
AUGUST 31ST Introduction to watercolor (using water filled brush pens)
Mike and I have been hustling our butts off to promote FCBD this year including coordinating with Long Beach libraries, clubs and organizations. But we are also cross-promoting with several local businesses, so shout out and special thank you’s to the following storefronts that I had a chance to chat with in the last few weeks:
Gamestop on Ximeno
Gamestop at Lakewood Mall (Thanks Shooka!)
The Guild House Games
Lil’ Devils Boutique
The War House Games and Hobbies
Finch and Sparrow Games
We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym
See you at the bottom…
Free Comic Book Day Guests!
Kim Dwinell – local writer Surfside Girls GN, signing her book at Pulp Fiction on FCBD 11am-3pm
|Surfside Girls (Book One): The Secret of Danger Point / Top Shelf Productions
“I loved this book! Surfside Girls is exactly what I wish all my summer vacations had been like. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to the beach!” — Janet Lee, Eisner-Award-winning artist of Return of the Dapper Men “Kim Dwinell’s Surfside Girls has a timeless quality. With its likable characters, sunny colors, and supernatural mystery, it’s a perfect summer read.”
Averyboo Arts – all you budding artists, make sure to check out their Manga Art classes in May!
|Averyboo Arts : Art Studio for Kids : Long Beach CA
Averyboo Arts offers kids ART CLASSES, Birthday Parties, and Open Studio Time for kids 2-12 years old. Great for playdates, home school and field trips! Private art lessons available. We are located in Long Beach, CA
Paint N Glaze – check out their hand painted comic themed ceramics on FCBD
|Ceramics | United States | Paint N Glaze
Kids club is a after school program for kids to explore the fundamentals of art. Our kids club projects encourages kids to draw, paint and craft using various media, to help develop their artistic talents.
New & Noteworthy Comics
Click here for a full list of all of the week’s new releases.
Dceased #1 (OF 6)
(W) Tom Taylor (A) Trevor Hairsine, James Harren, Stefano Guadiano (CA) Greg Capullo
“I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was Death, and Hades was following close behind him.”-Revelation 6:8
A mysterious techno-virus has been released on Earth, infecting 600 million people and turning them instantly into violent, monstrous engines of destruction.
The heroes of the DCU are caught completely unprepared for a pandemic of this magnitude and struggle to save their loved ones first…but what happens to the World’s Greatest Heroes if the world ends?
New York Times best-selling writer Tom Taylor (INJUSTICE) returns with a terrifying new tale and is joined by artists Trevor Hairsine (LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT) and Stefano Gaudiano (The Walking Dead).
Savage Avengers #1
(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Mike Deodato (CA) David Finch
The most savage, most unkillable team of characters in the Marvel Universe is assembled! Wolverine! Venom! Elektra! Punisher! And in their midst – Conan the Barbarian! Conan has returned to the Marvel Universe and his new adventures begin here. What is the City of Sickles? Who is the Marrow God? How is the Hand involved? The roughest and most dangerous characters rumble through this new title starting with…Conan vs. Wolverine? ‘Nuff said.
Batman TMNT III #1 (of 6)
(W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Freddie Williams II
The 80th anniversary of Batman collides with the 35th anniversary of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in this stunning concluding miniseries to the BATMAN/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES trilogy. Our heroes have battled the evil of the Foot Clan in Gotham City and Bane in New York, but now Krang has gotten his hands on the most dangerous technologies in the DC Universe-and no universe is safe from his wrath! Co-published with IDW.
DC’s Year of the Villain
(W) Brian Michael Bendis, Scott Snyder, James TynionIV (A) Jim Cheung, Alex Maleev, Francis Manapul (CA) Greg Capullo
Evil is winning! Lex Luthor and The Legion of Doom conspire with Cosmic Gods, bending mankind toward a dark destiny. Elsewhere, the scourge of Leviathan spreads unchecked, seizing power in every corner of the world. And all the while the Batman Who Laughs busies himself in the shadows, aligned with no one-yet with sinister plans for all.
The carnage starts here as the badguys take center stage in “The Year of the Villain,” the most treacherous event in DC Comics history. Some act with united goals, others with plans selfish and secret, every one of them on a monstrous collision course against Batman, Superman and the heroes of the DC Universe. And our heroes will fail us.
Don’t miss the start of “The Year of the Villain,” featuring the talents of writers Brian Michael Bendis, Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV, artists Jim Cheung, Alex Maleev and Francis Manapul and cover artist Greg Capullo-all for just $0.25!
(W) Stephanie Phillips (A) Evgeny Bornyakov (CA) Juan Doe
WANTED: Information as to the whereabouts of JACKSON E. MILLER, Son of Senator Carter Miller. The child was kidnapped from his home in Washington, DC between 4 and 6 a.m. on Tuesday, March 1, 2018.
Address all communications to FBI representative Joanna Hernandez, writer Stephanie Phillips (Devil Within, Kicking Ice), artist Evgeny Bornyakov, colorist TBD, or letterer Troy Peteri. All communications will be treated in confidence. Please, no more calls about secret government conspiracies or ancient cults. Conspiracy theories, government corruption, and a really good mix of Prince drives David Corey to help solve the mysterious disappearance of a famous politician’s son. When David realizes that the truth is much more dangerous than a kidnapping, he must battle ancient secrets that have endangered the lives of children for centuries. This conspiracy-fueled adventure story looks at the darker side of American history through the eyes of an unlikely team of heroes. If they fail, the American government and its people may not survive.
Fallen World #1 (of 5)
(W) Dan Abnett (A) Adam Pollina (CA) Jonboy Meyers
In the year 4002, a cyborg samurai named Rai struggles to find his morality, while the nanite-filled supersoldier Bloodshot is on a mission to save the citizens of Earth. Will they work together for the greater good? All signs point to no.
Oh, and did we mention there are also dinosaurs on the loose and powerful animal-human hybrid mutants? Good luck with that, Rai.
Love smart sci-fi and engrossing world-building? Dan Abnett (Aquaman) and Adam Pollina’s (X-Force) FALLEN WORLD has you covered.
Five Years #1
(W) Terry Moore (A/CA) Terry Moore
Five Years weaves the many strands of the “Terryverse” into one epic saga, years in the making!A dangerous paper written by Lilith has been leaked to the nations of the world containing a formula for the ultimate weapon, and now labs around the globe are attempting to build and test the Phi Bomb. Tambi, in an all-out effort to find the labs and stop them, has enlisted the help of Ivy Raven, Julie Martin, Rachel and Zoe. Meanwhile, Katchoo and Francine have moved their household – including the kid’s new bodyguard, Samantha Locklear – to the beach where Katchoo devises her own solution to the problem…
(W) Ken Garing (A/CA) Ken Garing
From KEN GARING, the writer/artist of the acclaimed series PLANETOID, comes an all-new ongoing series of wonderfully weird high fantasy! Deep underground, among the floating islands of Altara, the mystical Gogor sleeps. But trouble brews above ground as soldiers of the Domus impose their will across the land. Now, a young student named Armano must awaken Gogor and begin his quest to protect the culture of Altara. This debut issue kicks off with 28 pages of story!
Hashtag Danger #1
(W) Tom Peyer, Paul Constant (A) Fred Harper, Chris Giarrusso (CA) Richard Williams
Three scientific adventurers face strange creatures, lost civilizations, and supernatural threats… when they’re not too busy being complete jerks to each other. PLUS! Follow the depressing misadventures of Snelson, an over-the-hill comedian who peaked in the 90s. EXTRA! Pics, prose, and possibly poems! Painted cover by Richard Williams (MAD, Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Terror).
Nobody is in Control #1 (of 4)
(W) Patrick Kindlon (A/CA) Paul Tucker
When Richard sees a man run through his yard, he follows him out of concern. This deep in the woods, he must be lost… must be in trouble. Bust soon it’s Richard in peril, as this stranger drags him into a deep, twisted web of conspiracy going back hundreds of years.
From Around the Web…
SCOTT SNYDER: YEAR OF THE VILLAIN Propels DCU into Giant Year-End Battle
<< DC Year of the Villain #1 FREE to all pull customers this week >>
Exclusive Preview: The World’s Greatest Composer Finds Inspiration Everywhere in Young Mozart
Cartoonist William Augel’s Humanoids Inc. Graphic Novel Includes a Playbook for Readers to Perform Along With the Legend
Toys and Collectibles
New in the pulpREADs Library
Dark Red #1
Queen of Bad Dreams #1
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That’s it for this week!