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Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week of 11/16/16

Hello everyone! Newsletter is running late (again, I know), so a couple of quick announcements…

Due to illness, Mr Kirkbride will not be joining us as planned :(. However, you can send him your best wishes via twitter @DJKirkbride. I’m sure he’d appreciate it.

Also, Mr Jared Wilson has coordinated a fundraiser in conjunction with the Long Beach Towne Center Chick-Fil-A to help him fulfill his comic book aspirations. In short,  if you’re local to that area you can support a local artist and enjoy a chicken sandwich at the same time! We’ll have flyers in the store that you can take to the Chick-Fil-A at LB Towne Center any time on Nov 18. Based upon sales, they will make a donation to Jared’s cause. If you can’t get into the Long Beach store for the flyer, you can download it here.

See you at the bottom.

Upcoming Events

“Making Comics” A 10-Week Class with Jim Higgins
First Class Meeting: Saturday Nov 19 from 12 PM to 3 PM at Culver Store

Writers join the class and learn about story structure, visual storytelling, how to find and work with artists, and how to create a comic script. They finish the class by completing a 15-page comics script.
Artists who take the class also learn story structure and they learn visual storytelling in terms of sequential arrangements of panels, page design, etc. They get tips on drawing and help with inking. By the end of the class, they will have finished writing and drawing a 10-page minicomic.
Jim is a former DC Comics editor who has been teaching comics classes at CalArts, Otis College of Art, UCLA Extension, and many other places for 18 years.

Normally $395, Special 25% Comics Class Debut Discount: $295!

To sign up, email jim@newsuit.net
For more info go to: facebook.com/jimhigginscollegeofcomics/pulpfiction

New Comics Highlights

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

Ether #1 Deal of the Week 50% OFF!
(W) Matt Kindt (A) David Rubin (CA) Jeff Lemire

A science-minded adventurer gets mixed up in the mysteries of a fantasy world in this charming new adventure from an award-winning creative team. Boone Dias is an interdimensional explorer, a scientist from Earth who has stumbled into great responsibility. He’s got an explanation for everything, so of course the Ether’s magical residents turn to him to solve their toughest crimes. But maybe keeping the real and the abstract separate is too big a job for just one man.

Grand Passion #1 Deal of the Week 50% OFF!

(W) James Robinson (A) Tom Feister (CA) John Cassaday

One of the comic industry’s finest — James Robinson (Squadron Supreme, Scarlet Witch, Starman) — delivers the surprising, funny, violent, and sexy tale of romance that comics have been missing! Doc’s a cop. Mabel’s a crook. They’re two wayward souls, fated to fall in love at first sight… even as Mabel swears to kill Doc if it’s the last thing she does. Its Harlequin Romance meets Hard-Boiled Crime, as only James Robinson could deliver!

Thanos #1
Deal of the Week 50% OFF!

(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Mike Deodato
EVIL HAS BEEN UNLEASHED ON THE UNIVERSE.

Thanos, possibly the most evil individual in the Marvel Universe, is back…and he’s out for vengeance on all who would oppose him. Unfortunately for the Mad Titan, he’s also heading for an unexpected reckoning…with his family. Take an ongoing walk on the dark side of the galaxy, following the deadly trail of destruction left in the wake of…THANOS!

Slam #1

(W) Pamela Ribon (A/CA) Veronica Fish

Television Without Pity’s Pamela Ribon (Rick and Morty) and artist Veronica Fish (Archie) dive into the fast-paced, hard-hitting world of roller derby!
Jennifer Chu and Maise Huff (aka Knockout and Ithinka Can on the track) have been best friends since their first day of Fresh Meat Orientation for the Eastside Roller Girls, but when they get drafted for two different teams they’ll have to figure out if the bond between them is stronger than the pull of a team when a win is on the line.
You get slammed on the track and slammed in life, and in both cases you have to take your hits and get back up again!

Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye #2

(W) Gerard Way, Jonathan Rivera (A/CA) Michael Avon Oeming

Something is rotten in the subterranean state of Muldroog, the ancestral home of Cave’s wife Eileen (a.k.a. Princess Mazra P’thrall), forcing Cave to step out of adventurer retirement to solve this mystery. To do that, he must to steal a massive piece of mobile technology and recruit an old friend for this mission. Also in this issue: How Cave got that cybernetic eye. And explosions. Lots and lots of explosions.

Infamous Iron Man #2

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Alex Maleev

The secrets that propel Victor Von Doom’s new quest as a hero start to reveal themselves, but that is nothing compared to the who’s who of heroes AND villains looking for a piece of revenge for his past sins – beginning with Ben Grimm!

Jessica Jones #2

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Michael Gaydos (CA) David Mack

• There are so many mysteries to discover in the Marvel Universe and Jessica’s new case may be the most dangerous one.
•  No spoilers, but some of the biggest questions about the new Marvel NOW! are about to be revealed in this very comic.

Moonshine #2

(W) Brian Azzarello (A/CA) Eduardo Risso

“MOONSHINE”: Part Two-Gangster Lou Pirlo thought he was stepping up in the NYC mob when he got sent to Appalachia to broker a big moonshine deal. Instead, he stepped right in the middle of a good ol’ fashioned family feud…and when one of the family might be a werewolf, things get bloody right quick. Continuing the new series from the legendary creators of 100 Bullets!

Reborn #2

(W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion

MILLAR and CAPULLO’s epic sci-fi fantasy story continues. After her death, Bonnie is reborn in Adystria and has a sword thrust into her hand. As the evils within the Dark Lands get stronger, she is Adystria’s only hope: their savior.

Graphic Novel Highlights

Alex and Ada Complete Coll Dlx Ed HC

(W) Jonathan Luna, Sarah Vaughn (A/CA) Jonathan Luna

From JONATHAN LUNA (THE SWORD, GIRLS, Spider-Woman: Origin) and SARAH VAUGHN (Sparkshooter, Ruined) comes ALEX + ADA, a sci-fi drama set in the near future. The last thing in the world Alex wanted was an X5, the latest in realistic androids, but after Ada is dropped into his life, he discovers she is more than just a robot and takes a huge risk to unlock Ada so she can think for herself and explore life as a sentient android. Can they survive the consequences? This oversized hardcover collects issues #1-15.

Cover Price: $49.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $34.99 (30% OFF)

Deadly Hands of Kung Fu Omnibus HC Vol 1

Kung-fu fever had struck the United States! Hot on the heels of the breakout hit MASTER OF KUNG FU, Marvel launched the amazing oversized DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU magazine – headlined by Shang-Chi, Iron Fist and the Sons of the Tiger! Artists including Rudy Nebres, George Pérez, Jim Starlin and Paul Gulacy gave DEADLY HANDS their all. With stunning painted covers by the likes of Neal Adams, issues of DEADLY HANDS featured not just the comic-art adventures of Marvel’s greatest kung-fu heroes – but also extensive interviews; martial-arts guides; photo features; and movie, TV and book reviews! Whatever you wanted to know about martial arts, DEADLY HANDS had a kung-fu grip on it! Collecting DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU (1974) #1-18 and SPECIAL, and DEADLIEST HEROES OF KUNG FU.

Cover Price: $125
Pulp Fiction Price: $75 (40% OFF)

Flash Manapul and Buccellato Omnibus HC

(W) Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato (A) Marcus To, Marcio Takara (A/CA) Francis Manapul

A mysterious and powerful Speed-Force killer has left a trail of bodies in his wake and only Barry Allen has the power to stop him in these stories from THE FLASH #0-25, plus issue #23.2 (starring Reverse-Flash)! But when the killer stays one step ahead of him, Barry finds himself face to face with the Teen Titans and Kid Flash for the first time. All this will lead to a confrontation with The Flash’s most deadly foe, the Reverse-Flash!

Cover Price: $99.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $59.99 (40% OFF)

Multiversity TP

(W) Grant Morrison (A) Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Ben Oliver, Cameron Stewart, Chris Sprouse, Karl Story, Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Doug Mahnke, Walden Wong, Frank Quitely, Marcus To, Paulo Siqueira, Sandra Hope, Mark Irwin, Jonathan Glapion, Christian Alamy, Keith Champagne, Jaime Mendoza, Eber Ferreira

The biggest adventure in DC’s history is here! Join visionary writer Grant Morrison, today’s most talented artists, and a cast of unforgettable heroes from 52 alternative Earths of the DC Multiverse! Prepare to meet the Vampire League of Earth-43, the Justice Riders of Earth-18, Superdemon, Doc Fate, the super-sons of Superman and Batman, the rampaging Retaliators of Earth-8, the Atomic Knights of Justice, Dino-Cop, Sister Miracle, Lady Quark, and the latest, greatest superhero of Earth-Prime: YOU! This title collects all nine MULTIVERSITY issues, plus the indispensable GUIDEBOOK!

Cover Price: $29.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $17.99 (40% OFF)

Watchmen Collectors Edition Box Set

(W) Alan Moore (A/CA) Dave Gibbons

The bestselling graphic novel of all time is back in a new, 12-volume box set collector’s edition at DC’s Deluxe Edition trim size, just in time for the series’ 30th anniversary! It all begins with the paranoid delusions of a half-insane hero called Rorschach. But is Rorschach really insane-or has he in fact uncovered a plot to murder super-heroes and, even worse, millions of innocent civilians? On the run from the law, Rorschach reunites with his former teammates in a desperate attempt to save the world and their lives, but what they uncover will shock them to their very core and change the face of the planet!

Cover Price: $125
Pulp Fiction Price: $75 (40% OFF)

That’s it for this week!

-Ryan