Pulp Fiction Long Beach Newsletter Week of 4/17/19

Hello everyone! Is everyone nestled comfortably for the return of Game of Thrones? Do you have your snacks? Did you get that essay finished? Find a good distraction for the kids? I need to pop by Trader Joes for some Pub Cheese myself.

What a weekend! Lots of big Star Wars stuff from Star Wars Celebration! A title! A teaser! Palpatine laugh??  I know that Miss Kriss from Culver was representing that store’s love for Horror at Monsterpalooza. Did anyone manage to get over there? I’ve never been, but it sounds rad! There was something else also. Like a big comic book movie…hmmmm…oh yeah. Hellboy came out. My thoughts are complex and can be viewed on the Youtubes (link below).

Lots of cool new series this week, and even cooler follow up issues, including Little Bird #2, Naomi #4, and Spider-Man Life Story #2. I’ve added some links below to Reviews of Orphan Age #1, Fairlady #1, and Faithless #1. I thought they were all good, but Fairlady was my fave. If you’re a part of the pulpREADs program and want to check them out, we’ve also made them available in the Library. Remember, even if you’re on the Basic plan, you can still check out up to three comics at a time! See you at the bottom…

From Around the Web…

4/13
Hellboy Just Unseated Venom As the Weirdest Comic Book Movie

https://www.cbr.com/hellboy-2019-weirder-than-venom-movie/

Want to hear what Ryan thought about the new Hellboy movie?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmelEcUhwRA

4/12
‘Locke & Key’ Drama From Carlton Cuse & Joe Hill Gets Series Order At Netflix

https://deadline.com/2018/07/locke-key-drama-carlton-cuse-joe-hill-series-order-netflix-aron-eli-coleite-meredith-averill-1202433692/

LOIS LANE and JIMMY OLSEN Get SUPERMAN Spin-Off Series This Summer
https://www.newsarama.com/44743-lois-lane-and-jimmy-olsen-get-superman-spin-off-series-this-summer.html

FANTASTIC FOUR, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, and SILVER SURFER to Unite Against New Villain PRODIGAL This Summer
https://www.newsarama.com/44737-fantastic-four-guardians-of-the-galaxy-and-silver-surfer-to-unite-against-new-villain-prodigal-this-summer.html

See the cover and exclusive details for massive SAGA comic collection, future series plans
https://ew.com/books/2019/04/12/cover-exclusive-details-massive-saga-comic-collection/

INTERVIEW: Mike Mignola on what’s next for Hellboy
https://www.comicsbeat.com/interview-mike-mignola-on-whats-next-for-hellboy/

4/11
X-STATIX is Back in Action & MIKE ALLRED is ‘X-HILERATED’ to Draw Them Again

https://www.newsarama.com/44727-x-statix-is-back-in-action-and-mike-allred-is-x-hilerated-to-draw-their-giant-sized-special.html

4/10
So, Marvel’s New Series Is Turning Hawkeye Into Obi-Wan Kenobi
• The series will debut on Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+,
• It will follow Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton, as he passes the torch to “the first female to take the Hawkeye name”

https://www.menshealth.com/entertainment/a27104253/hawkeye-marvel-series-jeremy-renner-disney/

Mark Waid’s History of the Marvel Universe Promises Unknown Secrets, Shocking Revelations
https://www.bleedingcool.com/2019/04/10/mark-waids-history-of-the-marvel-universe-promises-unknown-secrets-shocking-revelations/

DC & Gerard Way’s Young Animal Imprint Returns in July With Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds, N.K. Jemisin & More
Mikey Way, Shaun Simon, Doc Shaner, Becky Cloonan & More Join Gerard Way’s Experimental Pop-Up Imprint

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2019/04/dc-gerard-ways-young-animal-imprint-returns-in-jul.html

4/9
EXCLUSIVE: Vault Announces RESONANT, an Odyssey Even More Terrifying than BIRD BOX

https://www.comicsbeat.com/exclusive-vault-announces-resonant-an-odyssey-even-more-terrifying-than-bird-box/

4/8
June 2019 Solicitations From DC, MARVEL, IMAGE, & 22 Other Publishers

https://www.newsarama.com/44654-june-2019-solicitations-from-dc-marvel-image-other-publishers.html

Previews

Marvel Preview: The War Of The Realms: The Punisher #1
PUNISHER: AVENGER OF MIDGARD!

http://www.adventuresinpoortaste.com/2019/04/12/marvel-preview-the-war-of-the-realms-the-punisher-1/

The War Of The Realms: War Scrolls #1
THE MUST-READ COMPANION TO WAR OF THE REALMS!

http://www.adventuresinpoortaste.com/2019/04/12/marvel-preview-the-war-of-the-realms-2/

Reviews

Orphan Age #1 Review
A compelling, exciting story full of action and suspense.

http://www.adventuresinpoortaste.com/2019/04/11/orphan-age-1-review/

Fairlady #1 review: An intriguing start
Mystery procedural in a fantasy world!

http://www.adventuresinpoortaste.com/2019/04/11/fairlady-1-review-an-intriguing-start/

Faithless #1 Review
Faith. Sex. The Devil.

http://www.adventuresinpoortaste.com/2019/04/08/faithless-1-review/

Back in Stock

Pulp Fiction will be restocking the sold out items below soon, supplies may be limited…let us know NOW if you want to reserve any of these comics.

4/17
Die Die Die #7,8
Spider Gwen #7
Friendly Neighborhood Spiderman #5
Web of Venom Cult Carnage #1
Wyrd #1,2

4/24
Conan #5
Deadpool #11
Invaders #4
Punisher #10
Faithless #1B “Erotic” cover
Friendly Neighborhood Spiderman #4,5
SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN #1
Superman #10
Wolverine Infinity Watch #2 (cat variant)
Ziggy Pig Silly #1

5/1
Savage Sword Conan #4
SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN #1
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #43

New & Noteworthy Comics 

Click here for a full list of all of the week’s new releases.

The War of the Realms #2 (of 6)
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Russell Dauterman (CA) Arthur Adams, Matthew Wilson
The world at war! AS THE BATTLE FOR NEW YORK CITY CONTINUES, A HERO FALLS!
All the heroes of the Marvel Universe have assembled, yet this still might not be enough to stop Malekith’s endless war. And the one hero who could turn the tide…is stranded where no one can reach him. With Thor trapped in the land of the Frost Giants and the forces of Earth overwhelmed, Black Panther, Jane Foster and Doctor Strange make a desperate gamble. Valhalla awaits…


The War of the Realms: The Punisher #1 (of 3)
(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Marcelo Ferreira (CA) Juan Ferreyra
PUNISHER: AVENGER OF MIDGARD!
The War of The Realms has brought monsters to the streets of New York City, but New York has a monster all its own…Frank Castle, A.K.A. THE PUNISHER! And he’ll be damned to Hel if he’s going to let a bunch of Ten Realms tin-pot tyrants terrorize his town. But given he’s one man against an army of monsters, Hel might soon have him! The War of Realms is about to meet Marvel’s One Man Army. Expect Punishment!

The War of the Realms: War Scrolls #1 (of 3)
(W) Jason Aaron, Chip Zdarsky, Josh Trujillo, Ram V. (A) Joe Quinones, Ricardo Lopez-Ortiz, CAFU (A/CA) Andrea Sorrentino
THE MUST-READ COMPANION TO WAR OF THE REALMS!
Gifted the sight of the Bifrost, Daredevil watches all Midgard burn under Malekith’s invasion. How will the Guardian of Hell’s Kitchen…guard an entire Earth turned to Hell? Find out in a story by Jason Aaron & Andrea Sorrentino! All this and more (including a new Howard the Duck story by Chip Zdarsky & Joe Quinones!), straight from the battlefield of WAR OF THE REALMS!

 

Mary Shelley Monster Hunter #1
(W) Adam Glass, Olivia Cuartero-Briggs (A/CA) Hayden Sherman
For nearly two centuries, scholars have wondered how on earth Mary Shelley, a nineteen-year-old girl, was able to conjure one of the most frightening and enduring horror stories of all-time: Frankenstein.
But with the recent discovery of Mary Shelley’s secret memoir, the truth is finally revealed: Mary Shelley didn’t just write Frankenstein, she lived it. Traveling back to that historic Geneva winter of 1816, Mary, her fiancé Percy, sisters Claire and Fanny, and the celebrated poet Lord Byron, find themselves guests of the eerie Frankenstein Estate. The macabre and frightening events that follow lead Mary to both a gruesome and shocking discovery. Their mysterious host is not at all what they expected, and their intentions will change the course of Mary’s life for-ever.

Brought to life by Adam Glass (ROUGH RIDERS, THE NORMALS, THE LOLLIPOP KIDS) and Olivia Cuartero-Briggs (E TV’s The Arrangement) with art by Hayden Sherman (COLD WAR, The Few, Wasted Space), Mary Shelley: Monster Hunter is historical fiction at its most (After)shocking!

 

Planet of the Nerds #1
(W) Paul Constant (A) Alan Robinson, Randy Elliott (CA) David Nakayama
AHOY Wave Two continues! Three high school jocks in the 1980s are accidentally frozen by an experimental cryogenics device, only to be revived in the computer-driven, superhero movie-loving world of 2019, an era ruled by nerds! Plus! A backup series explores the characters’ origins. Eztra! Prose and pictures by the finest talens in and out of the comics industry!

Star Wars Tie Fighter #1 (of 5)
(W) Jody Houser (A) Roge Antonia, More (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli, Elia Bonetti
ENTER SHADOW WING! THE EMPIRE’S SALVATION! THE REBELLION’S DOOM!
As the war against the REBELLION stretches on, it is the innocent people of the GALACTIC EMPIRE who are most at risk. An elite squadron of TIE fighter pilots is assembled to help protect Imperial interests and hammer the Emperor’s fury down upon the treasonous and violent Rebel Alliance. But how far is this untested team willing to go to preserve law and order? And are the pilots of SHADOW WING as loyal to the Empire as they seem? This April, JODY HOUSER (THRAWN, AGE OF REPUBLIC) and ROGÊ ANT NIO’s (X-MEN RED) TIE fighter tale chronicles the struggles and triumphs of the heroes of the Empire in the last days of civil war – but what about the heroes of the Rebellion? Be sure to pick up the first book of TIE FIGHTER’s sister novel series, STAR WARS: ALPHABET SQUAD by Alexander Freed. From Del Rey Books, on sale this June.
 

Little Bird #2 (of 5)
(W) Darcy Van Poelgeest (A/CA) Ian Bertram
Little Bird is reunited with her mother in a dreamscape where she begins to uncover the twisted roots of her family tree. Free after 30 years of imprisonment, The Axe once again takes the mantle as leader of the resistance and prepares to wage war against Bishop and his Northern Guard.

Magnificent Ms Marvel #2
(W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Minkyu Jung (CA) Eduard Petrovich
• Ms. Marvel is reeling from a devastating loss, but with an alien invasion ravaging Jersey City, she’s not going to have much time to grieve!
•  Even if Kamala saves her hometown, will her family ever be the same? And what’s all this business about a “Chosen One”?

Major X #2 (of 6)
(W) Rob Liefeld (A) Brent Peebles (CA) Rob Liefeld
WHO IS MAJOR X?
•  A mysterious new player enters the Marvel Universe and the X-Men are in his crosshairs!
•  What is his mission and how can the man known as Cable hope to stop him?
•  Writer/artist Rob Liefeld introduces a new wrinkle in the saga of Marvel’s Mightiest Mutants!
•  The Mystery of MAJOR X continues in issue #2 as he forges a union with Cable – and races against time to save mutantkind from certain devastation!

Naomi #4
(W) Brian Michael Bendis, David F. Walker (A/CA) Jamal Campbell
The newest sensation in the DC Universe discovers the secret behind her birth, her adoption and her connection to the great Multiverse. Hop on board a look at the DC Multiverse you never knew existed and the new mysteries and threats it brings to our world. From the creators behind Jessica Jones and Bitter Root comes a brand-new look at the world of superheroes through the eyes of a most unlikely hero!

Spider-Man City at War #2 (of 6)
(W) Dennis Hopeless (A) Michele Bandini (CA) Clayton Crain
CONTINUING THE SAGA OF SPIDER-MAN FROM THE BRAND-NEW UNIVERSE!
•  The worlds of PETER PARKER and SPIDER-MAN continue to collide – with his beloved AUNT MAY and current crusading Daily Bugle reporter (and former girlfriend) MARY JANE – caught in the middle!
•  Teenager MILES MORALES has two heroes – Spider-Man and his police office father, JEFFERSON DAVIS – but how will their chance meeting lead to both triumph and tragedy?
•  Plus: Who are the INNER DEMONS, and how is their crime spree connected to the fall of the KINGPIN…and the rise of an even darker foe?

Spider-Man Life Story #2 (of 6)
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Mark Bagley (CA) Chip Zdarsky
CAN PETER AND GWEN FIND HAPPINESS IN THE 1970s?
The GREEN GOBLIN is out of their lives, but NORMAN OSBORN isn’t! Can PETER AND GWEN find happiness as the world of the 1970s dances on around them?

That’s it for this week!

-Ryan