Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week of 12/27/17

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a good holiday weekend. Please note our schedule for New Year’s and Culver City’s bif after Crhistmas Toy Sale thy’re beginning this week. See you at the bottom…

Upcoming Events
After Christmas Toy Sale Culver City Dec 27th – Jan 7th
Buy 1, get 1 free on select figures and statues (yes this includes the expensive “glass case” items)…also look for some half price toys and statues at LB!


New Years Eve Hours
Sunday, Dec 31st – closing 4pm
Monday, Jan 1st – CLOSED!


Making Comics Class with Jim Higgins

Making Comics is a 12-session class that focuses on the fundamental skills of creating comics. The class is for both writers and artists. In it, writers and cartoonists learn the essential knowledge needed to write a story with interesting characters, an engaging plot, and a satisfying ending. The artists will be given drawing tips, instruction about technique to help with visual storytelling, composition, light and dark, figure work, and other drawing skills. Writers will be given example of the best formats for comics scripts, examples of pro scripts, and info on how to find and work with artists. The goal for the artists is to have a finished 8 to 10-page mini-comic that is a complete, self-contained story at the end of the classes. The goal for writers is to have a completed script for a self-contained, 14 to 15-page short comics story. 

PS You may be forced to read some great comics for homework.

It runs for 12 Saturdays from 12 to 3pm starting on January 6th. The class costs $350.  GIVE THE CLASS AS A GIFT! Come in to Pulp Fiction, pay for the class, and send the name and email address of the recipient to Jim at the email address below. To sign up, e-mail Jim, the instructor, at Jim@newsuit.net or just show up on December 16! 

The class is taught by Jim Higgins who has been teaching comics writing and drawing classes at places like CalArts, the School of Visual Arts, Otis College of Art and Design, and many other fine institutions. Jim is a former DC Comics editor and works as a freelance writer and comics editor.

New and Noteworthy Comics 
Click here for a full list of all of the week’s new releases.

Doomsday Clock #2

(W) Geoff Johns (A/CA) Gary Frank
DC and Watchmen characters collide at last! The story that began in DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1 comes to a thrilling and unexpected crescendo in the pages of this titanic twelve-issue series by the all-star team that brought you BATMAN: EARTH ONE and SHAZAM!
In this second chapter: The Dark Knight discovers another relic from the Watchmen world. Lex Luthor pays a devil’s bargain. And killer clowns trek through Gotham seeking a madman.

Batman Creature of the Night #2

(W/A) Ed Piskor

From Eisner award-winning creator Ed Piskor (Hip-Hop Family Tree) comes a thrilling new series chronicling all of X-Men history! X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN stitches together the most important moments in mutant history, creating a comprehensive narrative celebrating the X-Men’s past, present, and future. The first in a trilogy, GRAND DESIGN returns to Charles Xavier’s assembly of Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Iceman, Angel, and Beast! A must for fans looking to brush up on their X-Men lore or as jumping-on point for Marvel’s merry mutants.

Dark Nights Hawkman Found One-Shot

(W) Jeff Lemire (A) Bryan Hitch, Kevin Nowlan (CA) Liam Sharp
One of DC’S greatest heroes is missing! No one has seen or heard from Carter Hall-a.k.a. Hawkman-in years. Reincarnated repeatedly since the dawn of humanity, Hawkman has spent his many lives uncovering history’s most fantastic mysteries, and now he has become one himself! Take a journey into the one of the darkest corners of the DC Universe as a mysterious man tries to piece together what happened to Hawkman, and how it all connects to the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL!

Super Sons of Tomorrow Crossover Part 3

Teen Titans #15 

(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A/CA) Francis Manapul
“SUPER SONS OF TOMORROW” part three! The Batman of Tomorrow reveals himself to the Teen Titans to recruit them to his cause. But the reunion gives way to the big question: is the life of an innocent child worth more than the lives of millions? It’s the Teen Titans vs. the Super Sons in the battle you’ve been waiting for!

Pheonix Resurrection The Return o Jean Grey #1

(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A/CA) Leinil Francis Yu
She will return, like a Phoenix from the ashes.
Years ago, Jean Grey died and the X-Men mourned her. Since then, the world has changed, her teammates have lived without her and died without her. And now, when strange events start happening all over the world, those teammates can only come to one conclusion – the one true Jean Grey is back!

Star Wars The Storms of Crait #1

(W) Ben Acker, Ben Blacker (A) Mike Mayhew (CA) Marco Checchetto
This December, the soon-to-be thrilling Star Wars: The Last Jedi rocks movie screens across the world…and the reverberations are felt all around a galaxy far, far away! First up, learn the secret of the mineral planet Crait! Long before it became a battleground between the Resistance and the First Order, Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa led the Rebellion there in search of a new home! From writers Ben Acker & Ben Blacker (Star Wars Join the Resistance) and artist Marco Checchetto (Star Wars: Shattered Empire) comes the backstory to this winter’s biggest adventure!


Graphic Novel Highlights

BPRD Hell on Earth HC Vol 1
(W) John Arcudi, Mike Mignola (A) Guy Davis (CA) Mike Mignola, Dave Stewart
The plague of frogs has ended, but earth will never be the same, and the fractured B.P.R.D. struggles to battle dangerous monsters and humans alike, from a trailer-park cult to a Russian town ravaged by a zombie-like virus.
Guy Davis’s final B.P.R.D. story sets the stage for Tyler Crook’s (Harrow County) backwoods-horror debut, as Liz Sherman hides from a world that she helped push toward armageddon, and Abe Sapien is shot down by a girl who’s seen the world to come.
This deluxe hardcover edition collects B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth volumes 1-3 plus an expanded sketchbook section.
Cover Price: $34.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $24.49 (30% OFF)

Saga TP Vol 8
(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Fiona Staples
After the traumatic events of the War for Phang, Hazel, her parents, and their surviving companions embark on a life-changing adventure at the westernmost edge of the universe. Collects SAGA #43-48
Cover Price: $14.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.49 (30% OFF)

Venomverse TP
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Iban Coello (CA) Nick Bradshaw
Everyone’s favorite symbiote goes from bad to Venomverse! During a routine battle with Jack O’Lantern, Eddie Brock is transported to a far-off world where he learns a terrible truth: A deadly species called the Poisons have emerged, and they’re hunting Venoms! Trapped on the planet’s surface with a ragtag band of symbiotically enhanced heroes, Eddie has no choice but to mount a counteroffensive and hope to find a way home! But the Poisons’ campaign is relentless, and Spider-Man is the first to fall! Deadpool has an idea how to stop them, and it’s so crazy it just might work! But when Venom thinks up his own long-shot plan, it’ll either be a miracle – or an absolute bloodbath! Speaking of bloodbaths, did anyone ask for Carnage? It’s Venomized heroes against Poisoned heroes in a battle for symbiotic survival! Collecting VENOMVERSE #1-5.

Cover Price: $15.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $9.59 (40% OFF)

Golden Age Green Arrow Omnibus Vol 1
(W) Mort Weisinger, Don Cameron, Joe Greene, Joe Samachson, Alvin Schwartz, Ed France Herron (A) George Papp, Cliff Young, Maurice Del Bourgo, Bernard Klein (CA) J. Bone
For the first time, DC collects the Golden Age tales that introduced Green Arrow! In these original adventures, millionaire Oliver Queen battles crime with the help of his young ward, Speedy, taking on corruption and crime in Star City, including villains like Bull’s-Eye, the Voice, the Skylark and many more. Collects MORE FUN COMICS #73-107, WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #7-28 and ADVENTURE COMICS #103-117. 
Cover Price: $125
Pulp Fiction Price: $75 (40% OFF)
That’s it for this week!

– Ryan