Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week of 12/5/18

Hello everyone! Hooo boy there are a lot of new series this week. They all look interesting! It feels like everyone has been waiting forever for Geoff Johns to get back to Shazam after a pretty solid reintroduction of the character with Gary Frank in the New 52 era. I am especially pleased that DC is continuing to roll out these 12 issue max-series that focus on a particular character. Mister Miracle might have been my favorite comic this year. Here’s to hoping this Martian Manhunter series provides another self-contained character study. Killmonger is my favorite villain from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and I really dig Juan Ferreyra’s art so I’ll give that a whirl as well. Yay comics! See you at the bottom…

New & Noteworthy Comics 

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

Shazam #1
(W) Geoff Johns (A/CA) Dale Eaglesham

The superstar team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Dale Eaglesham reunite to launch the first all-new SHAZAM! monthly title set in the DC Universe in almost 20 years! (What took you guys so long?!)
Teenager turned super-hero Billy Batson struggles to balance school and superheroics! (Guess which one is more fun?) But when Shazam unlocks a shocking secret deep within the Rock of Eternity, it challenges everything he knows about the worlds of magic and his family’s future as its champions! Also, witness the bizarre team-up of Dr. Sivana and Mr. Mind as they set off to build a society all their own! Don’t miss the start of an epic run in the making as “Shazam and the Seven Realms” begins!

Die  #1 
(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Stephanie Hans, Stephanie Hans
THE WICKED + THE DIVINE writer KIERON GILLEN teams up with artist supernova STEPHANIE HANS (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE 1831, Journey Into Mystery) for her first ongoing comic! DIE is a pitch-black fantasy where a group of forty-something adults have to deal with the returning unearthly horror they barely survived as teenage role-players. If Kieron’s in a rush, he describes it as “Goth Jumanji.” That only captures a sliver of what you’ll find in oversized debut issue-where fantasy gets all too real.

Killmonger #1 (of 5)
(W) Bryan Edward Hill (A/CA) Juan Ferreyra
THE BRUTAL TALE OF A MAN WHO WILL STOP AT NOTHING FOR FREEDOM…
One day, Erik Killmonger will rise up and attempt to steal the throne of Wakanda. The throne he believes he is owed. But long before he became “Killmonger,” there was a boy known as N’Jadaka. A boy who was stolen from his home and taught only the world’s cruelties. A boy who knew the Black Panther only as a fairy tale, a whisper from strangers. This is the story of a man who driven by revenge. This is the legend of Killmonger.

Martian Manhunter #1 (of 12)
(W) Steve Orlando (A/CA) Riley Rossmo
No matter what you know about J’onn J’onnz, you’re not prepared for this! The acclaimed team of writer Steve Orlando and artist Riley Rossmo (BATMAN/ THE SHADOW, BATMAN: NIGHT OF THE MONSTER MEN) reteam for a reinvention of the Manhunter from Mars in this twisted, unexpected series. Back on Mars, J’onn was about as corrupt as a law officer can be, and when a reckoning comes for his entire society, he’ll get a second chance he doesn’t want or deserve! One shocking murder, and an unexpected fragment of the Mars he lost, will change his life-and the course of the Earth-forever!

 

Prodigy #1
(W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Rafael Albuquerque
Edison Crane’s not content being the world’s smartest man and most successful businessman-his brilliant mind needs to be constantly challenged. He’s a Nobel Prize-winning scientist, genius composer, Olympic athlete, an expert in the occult, and now international governments are calling on him to fix problems they just can’t handle.


Star Wars Age of Republic Qui-Gonn Jinn #1
(W) Jody Houser (A) Cory Smith (CA) Paolo Rivera
JEDI ORDER…OR CHAOS?
Considered one of the greatest Jedi Knights or the one who led them to their doom, maverick QUI-GON JINN is one of STAR WARS’ most controversial heroes. The JEDI MASTER is known to bend the rules and it’s gotten him into plenty of trouble with the COUNCIL. Now, in the face of a mission that goes awry, he’s forced to confront his conflicting beliefs. What will Qui-Gon uncover about his loyalty to the Jedi vs his loyalty to the FORCE? Guest-starring MASTER YODA!


Winter Soldier #1
(W) Kyle Higgins (A/CA) Rod Reis
Bucky Barnes believes in second chances.
Having escaped death, the loss of identity, and a life of murder, the man known as the Winter Soldier has worked hard to atone for his sins. But now…he’s going to go one step further. What do you do when you’ve found redemption? You help others do the same.
From KYLE HIGGINS (Nightwing, Power Rangers, C.O.W.L.) and ROD REIS (SECRET EMPIRE, DOCTOR STRANGE: DAMNATION, C.O.W.L.) comes the next chapter in the saga of the Winter Soldier. He’s becoming a “fixer,” working to help others leave behind lives of crime. It’s Bucky’s way of channeling his own pain in a productive, personal way…by helping others find the redemption that he found. However, as Bucky is going to learn, not all paths are the same…and not everyone can be “saved.

New & Noteworthy Graphic Novels

Fantastic Four By Waid and Wieringo Omnibus HC
(W) Mark Waid, Karl Kesel (A) Mark Buckingham, Casey Jones, Various (A/CA) Mike Wieringo
Mark Waid and Mike Wieringo deliver some of the most daring and humorous adventures the Fantastic Four have ever seen! Giant bugs! Living equations! Johnny Storm, C.E.O.! Exploding unstable molecules! The secret behind the Yancy Street Gang! And Doctor Doom’s plans are truly unthinkable! Victor will push the FF beyond their limits – and when his actions lead to the death of one of their own, they’ll storm the gates of Heaven to save their beloved teammate! Plus: Spider-Man and the Human Torch take on Hydro-Man! But with the Fantastic Four’s reputation in tatters, is associating with a misunderstood wall-crawler really wise? And when Manhattan finds itself surrounded by a fleet of miles-high alien spacecraft, it’s time for the Fantastic Four to do what they do best! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR (1998) #60-70, #500-524 and #500 DIRECTOR’S CUT.

Cover Price: $100
Pulp Fiction Price: $70

Jeph Loeb Tim Sale Yellow Blue Gray & White Omnibus HC
(W) Jeph Loeb (A/CA) Tim Sale
All four of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale’s classic “color” masterpieces in one atmospheric hardcover! Blind acrobat Daredevil was inspired to heroism by the example of his prizefighter father – but Matt Murdock is a young man in love with Karen Page. Relive Daredevil’s heartwarming, heartbreaking debut! Then, Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy want to spend the rest of their lives together – but first, Spider-Man must run a gauntlet of his greatest foes. No matter how powerful the Incredible Hulk becomes, his heart can still be shattered by Betty Ross – the daughter of his greatest enemy! And Captain America battles beside best friend Bucky behind enemy lines in World War II! Touching and insightful tales of super-heroism from an Eisner Award-winning team! Collecting DAREDEVIL: YELLOW #1-6, SPIDER-MAN: BLUE #1-6, HULK: GRAY #1-6 and CAPTAIN AMERICA: WHITE #0-5.

Cover Price: $100
Pulp Fiction Price: $70

 

That’s it for this week!

– Ryan