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Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week of 1/25/17

Hello!  Did everyone see the new trailers for Logan and Power Rangers? They both look awesome (in completely different ways of course)! Let's talk some comics!  Fans of Southern Bastards should take note of our Deal of the Week Loose Ends, written by Jason Latour. I'm also pretty excited for the first issue of The Kamandi Challenge; sounds like it's going to be a blast!

On the graphic novel front, I'm pretty excited to see Jack Kirby's seminal Fantastic Four work immortalized in Artist Edition format!  In other reprint news, check out Checkmate (see what I did there?) by Greg Rucka Vol 01 TP for an underrated and under-the-radar from the post-Infinite Crisis era of DC. 

On a more personal note, I (Max) am in a band (Half Past Two) and we're playing a FREE show tomorrow night in Fullerton!  Even if you can't make it, please give us a listen (most of our music is free!) and give us a "Like" on Facebook. Links below:


More info on the show: CLICK HERE
FREE Music from Half Past Two: www.halfpasttwoska.com/music
Half Past Two on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/halfpasttwoska

Upcoming Events

COMIC JAM @ Pulp Fiction Culver City
Saturday January 28th, 3PM-6PM
More info:
ABOUT COMIC JAM:

Come Draw Comics with us at Pulp Fiction’s Comic Jam! What is a Comic Jam? One person draws in a beginning panel, then a different person continues with a following panel, and so on until you have a finished comic page! From comic book professionals to occasional scratch pad doodlers, everyone is welcome. It's a time when you can let loose with your imagination, have fun and not worry if it's perfect or not.

B.Y.O. pens. Paper and snacks are provided. FREE to Attend.
Be on time if you can but we can fit you in even if you are 30 mins or an hour late

"Making Comics" A 10-Week Class with Jim Higgins
First Class Meeting: Saturday Feb 4 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.

All this for only $350!

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.
 

Loose Ends #1 Deal of the Week 50% OFF!
(W) Jason Latour (A/CA) Chris Brunner, Rico Renzi

No one seemed to notice Sonny Gibson as he stepped back into "The Hideaway," a dusty little honky-tonk nestled off the Carolina highway. But before the night was over, Sonny would be on the run-from the law, from the criminals, even from himself. LOOSE ENDS is a gritty, slow-cooked, Southern crime romance that follows a winding trail down Tobacco Road, through the war-torn streets of Baghdad, and into the bright lights and bloody gutters of South Florida. From JASON LATOUR, the Eisner-winning co-creator of SOUTHERN BASTARDS and the writer of Spider-Gwen, CHRIS BRUNNER (SOUTHERN BASTARDS, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight), and RICO RENZI (Spider-Gwen, Squirrel Girl).
 

Kamandi Challenge #1 
(W) Dan Abnett, Dan DiDio (A) Dale Eaglesham, Keith Giffen, Scott Koblish (CA) Bruce Timm

Prepare to take part in one of the greatest adventures from the infinite future of the DC Universe, and join the industry's top creative teams in a round-robin, no-holds-barred, storytelling extravaganza titled THE KAMANDI CHALLENGE! Born from the mind of Jack "King" Kirby, the post apocalyptic Earth of Kamandi has been a fan favorite for decades, and now 14 intrepid teams of writers and artists build on this incredible foundation and take the title character on an epic quest to find his long-lost parents and travel to places seen and unseen in the DC Universe. Each issue will end with an unimaginable cliffhanger, and it's up to the next creative team to resolve it before creating their own. It's a challenge worthy of "The King" himself! In this premiere issue, the Last Boy on Earth is dragged from his safe haven by a group of tigers, only to face the nightmarish threat of the ultimate weapon!
 

Civil War II The Oath One-Shot
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Rod Reis

The epilogue to the blockbuster event CIVIL WAR II! In the aftermath of war, Tony Stark and Carol Danvers both turn to the one person they can trust…Steve Rogers, Captain America.
 

Odyssey of the Amazons #1
(W) Kevin Grevioux (A/CA) Ryan Benjamin

Don't miss the start of this new miniseries set in the world of Wonder Woman from writer/actor Kevin Grevioux (New Warriors, Underworld). Years before the birth of Princess Diana, a group of Amazons set out on a globe-spanning quest to find others of their kind, encountering legendary creatures and beings along the way. But their journey soon turns into a rescue mission as two of their own are captured by the legendary Storm Giants of Norse mythology. It's up to their leader, the stalwart Hessia, to keep them together through the many trials that lie ahead.
 

Graphic Novel Highlights


Black Monday Murders Vol 01 All Hail God Mammon TP
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Tomm Coker
It's the first collection of the exciting new crypto-noir series, THE BLACK MONDAY MURDERS. "All Hail, God Mammon" pulls the covers back on the secret world of magic lying behind the largest and oldest financial institutions in the world. Collects THE BLACK MONDAY MURDERS #1-4

Cover Price: $19.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $13.99 (30% OFF)

 

Nightwing (Rebirth) Vol 01 Better Than Batman TP
(W) Tim Seeley (A) Yanick Paquette, Javi Fernandez

Dick Grayson is back in Gotham City, fighting to reclaim the life that was taken from him! But when a new evil threatens those closest to him, he must once again tear himself away from his home in order to combat this dark force as Nightwing! Collects NIGHTWING: REBIRTH #1 and NIGHTWING #1-4, 7 and 8.

Cover Price: $16.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.19 (40% OFF)

Green Lanterns Vol 01 Rage Planet TP
(W) Sam Humphries, Geoff Johns (A) Ed Benes, Robson Rocha, Ethan Van Sciver, & more

In these stories from GREEN LANTERNS: REBIRTH #1 and GREEN LANTERN #1-6, new Green Lanterns Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz begin a new era of emerald excitement, tackling the universe's toughest beat: Earth. These rookie Lanterns promised to protect others in brightest day or blackest night, but as the "Red Planet" begins to rise, the duo finds themselves confronted with the unimaginable threat of Bleez and the Red Lanterns!

Cover Price: $16.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.19 (40% OFF)

 

Checkmate by Greg Rucka Vol 01 TP
(W) Greg Rucka, Nunzio Defilippis, Christina Weir (A) Jesus Saiz, Steve Scott, Cliff Richards, Steve Bird, Bob Wiacek, Fernando Blanco, Dan Green

After the explosive events of INFINITE CRISIS and THE OMAC PROJECT, the U.N. formed Checkmate to bring down heroes and villains that get out of line. Using their unique abilities to deputize human and metahuman forces, this agency pulls out all the stops to maintain balance between worlds. Having finally secured the political backing they needed to survive, Checkmate's operations begin in earnest, as an agent tries to infiltrate the terrorist group Kobra! But someone within Checkmate is working against them, and a compromised agent is forced to make a deadly choice! Collects CHECKMATE #1-12.

Cover Price: $24.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $14.99 (40% OFF)

Deadpool Beginnings Omnibus HC
(W) Various (A) Various

The Merc with a Mouth meets the Marvel Universe in this hardcover collecting every one of his appearances before his industry-changing ongoing series – and then some! Deadpool debuts as a thorn in Cable's side, but soon starts rubbing shoulders with heroes everywhere – from Wolverine to Nomad! Hanging with the Heroes for Hire, secreting himself in the Defenders and battling the Avengers' Black Knight, he's a social animal! But there's still time for solo shenanigans in Deadpool's first two classic miniseries! Collecting NEW MUTANTS (1983) #98; X-FORCE (1991) #2, #11, #15, #47 and #56; NOMAD (1992) #4; DEADPOOL: THE CIRCLE CHASE #1-4; SECRET DEFENDERS #15-17; DEADPOOL (1994) #1-4; WOLVERINE (1988) #88 and #154-155; HEROES FOR HIRE (1997) #10-11; DEADPOOL TEAM-UP (1998) #1; and material from AVENGERS (1963) #366, SILVER SABLE & THE WILD PACK #23, and WOLVERINE ANNUAL '95 and '99.

Cover Price: $100.00
Pulp Fiction Price: $60.00 (40% OFF)

Batman Brave and the Bold The Bronze Age Omnibus Vol 01 HC
(W) Bob Haney, Mike Sekowsky, Dennis O'Neil, Marv Wolfman (A) Jim Aparo, Mike Sekowsky, Neal Adams, Ross Andru, Bob Brown, Irv Novick, Nick Cardy, Mike Esposito, Jack Abel, Dick Giordano, Joe Kubert, Frank McLaughlin

Through the 1970s, Batman fought evil every month side by side with DC's greatest heroes. Guest-starring Wonder Woman, the Phantom Stranger, Adam Strange, Black Canary, the Teen Titans, The Flash, Green Arrow, Aquaman and more, these stories are collected in a single, massive hardcover for the first time. Collects THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #74-109.

Cover Price: $125.00
Pulp Fiction Price: $75.00 (40% OFF)

Jack Kirby's Fantastic Four Artist's Edition HC
(W) Stan Lee (A/CA) Jack Kirby

Jack Kirby's Fantastic Four. World-shattering events, cosmic calamities, and Kirby Krackle-does it get any better?
Jack Kirby is the most important creator in the history of comics, and the Fantastic Four is one of his greatest achievements. First published in 1961, the adventures of Mr. Fantastic, the Human Torch, the Invisible Girl and the ever-loving Thing introduced a bold new era in comics. Kirby's dynamic storytelling, coupled with Stan Lee's poignant writing style, were unlike anything comic book readers had seen before-it literally ushered in THE MARVEL AGE OF COMICS! Now, with the cooperation of the Jack Kirby Estate and under license from Marvel Comics, IDW is proud to present the first Jack Kirby Fantastic Four Artist's Edition! Including Fantastic Four Annual #6, the 48-page groundbreaking story that featured the birth of Franklin Richards! Also presenting issues #82 and #83, guest starring the Inhumans-plus more stories and and a beautiful gallery section of some of Kirby's most incredible pages, all scanned from the original art!

Pulp Fiction Price: $119.99

Isolator GN Vol 1

(W) Reki Kawahara
Mysterious objects from space have landed, embedding themselves within human beings around the world and granting them impossible powers according to their deepest wishes. Seventeen-year-old Utsugi Minoru's only wish is to be able to live apart from the world and events around him. But will he remain the same after experiencing his new powers – and new dangers?

Cover Price: $13
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.40 (20% OFF)

That's it for this week!
-Max