Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week of 11/2/16

Happy Halloween! We survived the convention formerly known as Comikaze and I am…exhausted. Thanks you those who came by to visit our booth and to to those who joined us for Halloween Comic Fest.

Be sure to check out the link at the top of the new comics highlights to see a comprehensive list of this week’s new releases as there are quite a few and I only have time to highlight a few. Also Pulp Fiction is hosting a Comic Book Class taught by Jim Higgins. It’s coming up soon and you can find out more about it below under upcoming events.

Have a safe holiday. For myself, I’m looking forward to getting home and watching a “bad” monster movie. I’ve got it down to the following:

A) The Blob (original or remake?)
B) Prophecy (giant mutant bear terrorizes campsites)
C) Orca (the Jaws-alike about a killer…killer whale)

If you have any advice let me know! See you at the booottttooooom (in a spooky voice).

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.

Avengers #1
Deal of the Week 50% OFF!

(W) Mark Waid (A) Mike Del Mundo (CA) Alex Ross

The time has come! Their ranks shattered by Civil War, their spirits weighted down by
a toll both personal and spiritual, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes must find the resolve to stand united one final time against their greatest foe! Captain America! Thor! The Vision! The Wasp! Spider-Man! Hercules! When the dust settles, not a one of these valiant heroes will make it to the final page alive! This is KANG WAR ONE!

Occupy Avengers #1
Deal of the Week 50% OFF!

(W) David Walker (A) Carlos Pacheco (CA) Agustin Alessio

Super heroes – they’re a privileged class. Doing what they want, when they want and suffering no consequences. They have no regard for the ordinary people who are left behind to suffer in their wake. Who will stand up for the little guy? There is a man. If you can find him, and if he believes in your story, he and his friends will put things right. Some call them outlaws, rebels, Robin Hoods. To others, they are heroes. No powers to speak of – just skills, smarts and a burning drive to do the right thing. His name is Hawkeye. Occupy Avengers: It’s time to “Take Back Justice”!

Fool Killer #1
Deal of the Week 50% OFF!

(W) Max Bemis (A) Dalibor Talajic (CA) Dave Johnson

Greg Salinger was just your typical merc for hire – FOOLKILLER – killing those that he deemed to be “foolish.” And for money. But that life is behind him now. Today, he’s a psychiatrist, trying to help others. But now S.H.I.E.L.D. wants him to try to rehabilitate super villains. The catch? If these “patients” don’t make enough progress, they’re dead!

Mayday #1 (of 5)
Deal of the Week 50% OFF!

(W) Alex De Campi (A) Blond (A/CA) Tony Parker

SERIES PREMIERE
A Cold War action-thriller like no other. It’s 1971, and two young Soviet operatives are sent to California to kill a defector and recover top-secret information. As the mission falls apart into a mess of good sex, bad drugs, and ugly violence, the young Russians are faced with a dilemma: they need to rely on each other to escape America, but they must betray each other to survive Russia. By critically-acclaimed thriller writer ALEX DE CAMPI with art by TONY PARKER and BLOND.

Champions #2

(W) Mark Waid (A/CA) Humberto Ramos

Welcome to the CHAMPIONS, Cyclops! Unfortunately, not all of your new would-be teammates feel the same way!

Shade the Changing Girl #2

(W) Cecil Castellucci (A) Marley Zarcone (CA) Becky Cloonan

Shade has settled into her adopted human body, but the rest of her high school isn’t sure how to deal with this strange new behavior from the girl they once knew. The more Shade learns about Megan’s former life, the more she realizes everyone hates her. It’s one of many fresh sensations Shade is getting to know. Being a human is galaxies different than being from Meta, and it’s not going to be easy balancing all of that with the madness that brought her here.

The Unworthy Thor #1 (of 5)

(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Olivier Coipel
Odinson’s desperate search to regain his worthiness has taken him out into the cosmos, where he’s learned of the existence of a mysterious other Mjolnir. This weapon of unimaginable power, a relic from a dead universe, is the key to Odinson’s redemption – but some of the greatest villains of the Marvel Universe are now anxious to get their hands on it as well. Can The Odinson reclaim his honor, or will the power of thunder be wielded for evil? The quest for the hammer begins here.

Graphic Novel Highlights

Absolute Batman Year One HC

(W) Frank Miller (A/CA) David Mazzucchelli

ABSOLUTE BATMAN: YEAR ONE presents one of DC Comics’ most lauded tales in two hardcover volumes contained by a slipcase. The first volume will reprint the recolored version of the story from previous collected editions, remastered with new, high-resolution scans of the original coloring by David Mazzucchelli and Richmond Lewis. The second volume will reprint the original 1987 version of the story as it ran in BATMAN #404-407, reproduced from scans made by Mazzucchelli and Lewis from the printed comic book pages, presented on stock that simulates the look and feel of the original comics. This volume will include Miller’s complete scripts and Mazzucchelli’s complete pencil layouts for all four chapters! Together, the two volumes will include more than 60 pages of bonus material, including everything seen in the existing hardcover and trade paperback collections.

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

Dark Knight Returns Collect Ed Box Set

(W) Frank Miller (A) Klaus Janson (A/CA) Frank Miller

The anniversary celebration of Frank Miller’s epic interpretation of the Dark Knight’s future continues with this new slipcase edition at DC’s Deluxe Edition trim size that reprints each issue of the original DARK KNIGHT RETURNS miniseries in its own hardcover volume, all in a beautifully designed slipcase. It is ten years after an aging Batman has retired, and Gotham City has sunk into decadence and lawlessness. Now, as his city needs him most, the Dark Knight returns in a blaze of glory. Joined by Carrie Kelly, a teenaged Robin, Batman takes to the streets to end the threat of the mutant gangs that have overrun the city. And after facing off against The Joker and Two-Face for the final time, Batman finds himself in mortal combat with his former ally, Superman, in a battle that only one will survive

Cover Price: $49.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $29.99 (40% OFF)

Ms Marvel Omnibus HC Vol 1

The complete first season of Marvel’s international sensation between two covers! Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City – until she suddenly gains extraordinary gifts. But who is she now? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? As Kamala explores her newfound powers in the guise of the new Ms. Marvel, she takes on the maniacal Inventor; teams up with Wolverine and Spider-Man; meets the Inhuman royal family and adopts their teleporting dog, Lockjaw; faces the mischief of Loki; and finally gets to hang out with her idol, Captain Marvel! All while facing the regular girl problems of family, first love and…the end of the world? If Kamala Khan isn’t your favorite hero yet, read this and she will be! Collecting MS. MARVEL (2014) #1-19, S.H.I.E.L.D. (2014) #2, and material from ALL-NEW MARVEL NOW! POINT ONE #1 and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (2014) #7-8.

Cover Price: $75
Pulp Fiction Price: $45 (40% OFF)

Outcast HC Vol 1

(W) Robert Kirkman (A/CA) Paul Azaceta, Elizabeth Breitweiser

This hardcover features the first twelve issues of the hit comic book series, along with covers and a sketchbook, in one oversized hardcover volume. Perfect for long-time readers and fans of the Cinemax TV show.

Cover Price: $39.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $27.99 (30% OFF)

Star Wars Heroes for a New Hope HC

Three of the most beloved characters in the entire Star Wars saga in their own solo adventures! After Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, Leia Organa is a princess without a world! But she still feels a duty to her people. Can she save the remaining Alderaanians from the might of the Galactic Empire? Before master of charm Lando Calrissian joined the Rebellion, or even ran Cloud City, he and faithful ally Lobot got by with the odd swindle and plenty of swagger. But this time, has Lando bitten off more than he can chew? Speaking of things getting Chewy, everybody’s favorite Wookiee warrior also faces some alone time after the battle of Yavin. Stranded on an Imperial-occupied planet, far away from Han Solo, will he make a new best friend? Collecting PRINCESS LEIA #1-5, LANDO #1-5 and CHEWBACCA #1-5.

Cover Price: $49.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $29.99 (40% OFF)

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl HC Vol 1

Wolverine. Deadpool. Doctor Doom. Thanos. There’s one hero who’s beaten them all, and now she’s got her own book! And to celebrate, she’s set her sights even higher – much higher. We’re talking Galactus! But first Doreen Green, a.k.a. Squirrel Girl, is starting college, making new friends, eating nuts and kicking butts – not necessarily in that order! Together with her best (human) pal Nancy and her best (squirrel) pal Tippy-Toe, and armed only with a tail and some fact-filled super-villain trading cards, she’ll take on the likes of Kraven the Hunter, Whiplash and, oh, yeah, the Devourer of Worlds! Plus: Classic Squirrel Girl tales including her dazzling Ditko-drawn debut! Collecting UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL (2015A) #1-8 – plus material from MARVEL SUPER-HEROES (1990) #8, GLX-MAS SPECIAL, THING (2006) #8 and AGE OF HEROES #3.

Cover Price: $34.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $20.99 (40% OFF)

War of Kings Omnibus HC

A cosmic epic connecting the Inhumans, X-Men and Guardians of the Galaxy! The Inhumans leave Earth and take their destined place as rulers of the Kree Empire! Meanwhile, Cyclops and Havok’s power-mad brother, Vulcan, claims the Shi’ar Empire’s throne, bringing the galaxy to the brink of destruction! With the Nova Corps, Starjammers and Guardians caught in the middle, two empires make cosmic war – and the fallout might just tear the galaxy in half! Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN (1981) #475-486, X-MEN: EMPEROR VULCAN #1-5, SECRET INVASION: WAR OF KINGS, X-MEN: KINGBREAKER #1-4, WAR OF KINGS: DARKHAWK #1-2, WAR OF KINGS: WARRIORS #1-2, WAR OF KINGS #1-6, WAR OF KINGS: ASCENSION #1-4, WAR OF KINGS: SAVAGE WORLD OF SAKAAR and WHO WILL RULE?, NOVA (2007) #23-28, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2008) #13-19, MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: WAR OF KINGS and material from X-MEN: DIVIDED WE STAND #2.

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

That’s it for this week!

-Ryan