Hello everyone! Still busy catching up with ourselves at the North Pole so brief’s the name of the game once again. Back to work!
See you at the bottom…
Lot’s of clearance toys, collectibles, and omnibuses! You know the drill. If we have too much of it, it has to go! We’ll have another Sidewalk Sale (fill up a small comic box for just $9.99) with a new selection of comics for both stores as well.
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 December 30. 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
Amazing Spider-Man Venom Inc Alpha One-Shot
VENOM INC. Part 1
Peter Parker, Eddie Brock and Flash Thompson have one major thing in common – the Venom symbiote changed all of their lives. The inky black alien life-form is doubling down on our heroes – and they’re not the only ones about to be put through the ringer. VENOM INC. kicks off here and rolls into AMAZING SPIDER-MAN & VENOM as a familiar face rises to new levels of villainy!
Earth’s star-crossed daughter is back! When Barbarella wanders into a war zone, the theocratic rulers of Parosia arrest and imprison her. A prison break is brewing, but now that she knows what the Parosians do to their own citizens Barbarella decides to make this fight her own…
Batman White Knight #3
Tragedy strikes, and the Bat-family face the fight of their lives against an army of super-villains and waning public support. A new discovery reinforces Jack’s plot to jeopardize the Dark Knight’s standing in Gotham City, and Harley’s obsession with The Joker reaches a new height-and threatens to change the game for good!
Captain America #695 2nd Ptg
Captain America #696
On his quest across America, Steve Rogers faces off against the brand-new Swordsman! Strap yourselves in for a sword vs. shield duel unlike anything you’ve ever seen!
Rocko’s Modern Life #1
(W) Ryan Ferrier (A) Ian McGinty
Ryan Ferrier (Regular Show) and Ian McGinty (Adventure Time) continue BOOM! Studios’ partnership with Nickelodeon with all-new stories about everyone’s favorite wallaby! When Rocko faces unemployment, a terrible living situation, and increasingly slim job prospects, he is forced to find out just how far he is willing to go to get a job. Features a backup story by KC Green where Ed Bighead finds himself in the dentist chair of Dr. Hutchison!
(W) Sarah Vaughn (A) Leila Del Duca
Lady “Poppy” Pyppenia is guarded by the Sleepless Knight Cyrenic, but danger is around every corner once the new king is coronated. Writer SARAH VAUGHN (ALEX + ADA, ETERNAL EMPIRE) and artist LEILA DEL DUCA (SHUTTER, AFAR) team up with editor / colorist ALISSA SALLAH and letterer DERON BENNETT for this new fantasy romance.
“LIFE AFTER,” Part One
Gunned down and left for dead on a New York rooftop, Alex Underwood’s life should have ended there-but instead, at the moment of death, she became host to the Witchblade, a mystical artifact that grants the woman wielding it extraordinary powers. But the power comes with a heavy cost, and Alex finds herself thrust into the center of an unseen battle raging on the snowy streets of NYC. Demons are real and walking among humans, and every one of them is intent on taking out the Witchblade’s newest host before she becomes too strong to kill. But the artifact chose Alex for a reason, and she’s not going down without a fight.
Babyteeth Vol 01 TP
Collecting all five issues of the first story arc from the hit AfterShock series, babyteeth! Sadie Ritter is sixteen years old, nine months pregnant, and scared out of her sweet nerdy mind. Having a baby that young is tough, but with the support of her loving family behind her, everything should be okay. OH YEAH, and also her baby is the antichrist and it’s going to break open the barriers between the earthly and demonic planes and unleash eternal suffering to all of humankind. Other than that, though…should be fine. From Donny Cates, writer of Buzzkill, Paybacks, Rednecks and the break-out hit God Country, comes a pulse-pounding new series with art from THE REVISIONIST’s Garry Brown!
Pulp Fiction Price: $11.99 (20% OFF)
Black Bolt Vol 01 Hard Time TP
The king of the Inhumans has been imprisoned! But where? Why has he been jailed? And who could be powerful enough to hold the uncanny Black Bolt? The answers will shock you – and Blackagar Boltagon as well! For if he is to learn the truth, he must first win a fight to the death against a fellow inmate: the Absorbing Man! As a prison revolt begins, Death’s Head enters the fray – but is he there to help, or to hunt? And who – or what – is the warden of this strange place? Whatever it is, the Jailer knows only penance and fear. And soon, so will the Silent King! Award-winning sci-fi writer Saladin Ahmed crafts a story fit for the mind-bending art of Christian Ward! Collecting BLACK BOLT #1-6.
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Captain America by Waid & Garney Omnibus HC
One of the most celebrated runs in Captain America history – collected in full! The world believes Cap dead, but his life is saved by his greatest love…and his deadliest enemy! Will America celebrate his return, or will he become a man without a country? After facing Onslaught, Cap will find himself reborn once more – only to lose his shield! But there’s no slowing down for the Sentinel of Liberty as Cap takes on Hydra, Skrulls, A.I.M. and more; unites with Iron Man against M.O.D.O.K.; and battles Korvac and the Red Skull for the fate of the future! Plus: Tales from World War II and more – from all eras of the Sentinel of Liberty’s star-studded history! Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA (1968) #444-454, CAPTAIN AMERICA (1998) #1-23, IRON MAN/CAPTAIN AMERICA ANNUAL ’98, CAPTAIN AMERICA: SENTINEL OF LIBERTY #1-12 and ROUGH CUT, and material from CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE LEGEND and CAPTAIN AMERICA: RED, WHITE & BLUE.
Cover Price: $125.00
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Only Doctor Strange can protect our world from the darkness beyond – but every spell he casts comes at a cost! Now witness the full toll taken on Earth’s Sorcerer Supreme as the good Doctor wakes up somewhere very odd, nearly naked, sans spellbooks and weapons and with no memory of how he got there…or why all the monsters are chasing him! And as a new visitor to the Sanctum Sanctorum learns that one wrong door can lead to oblivion, a magic circle of Strange’s friends and allies is about to face its greatest threat! Dark forces are destroying everything mystical in the Multiverse, and their sights are set on this dimension. The Empirikul are coming. Magic’s days are numbered. And Doctor Strange is not ready! Collecting DOCTOR STRANGE (2015) #1-10 and DOCTOR STRANGE: LAST DAYS OF MAGIC #1.
Cover Price: $34.99
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From SKOTTIE YOUNG, New York Times bestselling, Eisner Award-winning cartoonist of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz graphic novels, Rocket Raccoon, and Fortunately, the Milk, comes a satirical fairytale adventure that smashes its cute little face against hilariously violent comedy that’s definitely NOT bedtime story material for the kiddies (unless your parents are super cool and don’t screen your entertainment, then…whatever). In this oversized DELUXE HARDCOVER, join Gert (a grown woman in a six-year-old girl’s body, who has been stuck in a the magical world of Fairyland for over 30 years) on a maddening quest to return home. It’s just her, a fly named Larry, a giant blood-soaked battle-axe and an endless amount of cute and cuddly Fairylanders standing in her way. Collects I HATE FAIRYLAND #1-10, along with EXCLUSIVE EXTRAS!
Cover Price: $29.99
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These are the legendary tales written and illustrated by Jack “King” Kirby that introduced the warring worlds of Apokolips and New Genesis, their rulers, Darkseid and Highfather, and countless heroes and villains including Orion, Lightray, Kalibak, Granny Goodness and more. Witness the return of the Newsboy Legion and the struggle of the New Gods and the Forever People to stop Darkseid’s quest for the deadly Anti-Life Equation! This new omnibus edition includes SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN #133-139 and 141-148, NEW GODS #1-11, FOREVER PEOPLE #1-11, MISTER MIRACLE #1-18, DC GRAPHIC NOVEL #4: THE HUNGER DOGS and a story from NEW GODS #6 (1984).
Cover Price: $150.00
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Something terrible has happened in Angel Grove! When the Command Center is breached and the teleporters are damaged, Zack is flung into another universe, where he’s mistaken for a villain by a mysterious masked vigilante. Can the other Power Rangers get to their friend in time to save him from Batman? Collects Justice League/Power Rangers #1-6.
Cover Price: $24.99
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Your favorite rebel rabble-rousers run riot across the galaxy! Luke Skywalker finally gets the alone time he’s been after with Princess Leia – unfortunately, it comes while they’re stranded on a desert island! In tales of the Star Wars underworld, Sana and Lando join forces on Coruscant to swindle some credits, and Han and Chewie go back to smuggling…for a Hutt?! Then, when the Alliance starts the search for a new secret base, Han leads Leia to scope out a hideout only he knows…only to find a group of killers who want him dead! But what about the droids? The Empire has held Threepio captive for far too long – and now his faithful friend is taking action. That’s right – it’s Artoo to the rescue! Collecting STAR WARS (2015) #33-37 and ANNUAL #3.
Cover Price: $19.99
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The best-selling graphic novel of all time returns in a new edition featuring copious annotations by Leslie S. Klinger, who previously annotated THE SANDMAN! This black-and-white hardcover edition includes a new foreword by artist Dave Gibbons, plus a WATCHMEN timeline, bibliography and more.
Cover Price: $49.99
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In 1986, Marvel launched CLASSIC X-MEN, a series reprinting the stories of the “All-New, All-Different X-Men” era – with a twist! New backups fleshed out the 1970s tales and delved deeper into the characters’ lives – and new story pages inserted into the reprints expanded on key moments and sowed the seeds for future storylines! Now all this newly created material is collected in one volume for the first time – complete with comparisons and text articles explaining what was changed, what was added and why! It’s the perfect companion to your UNCANNY X-MEN collection! Friendships are forged, allies are mourned and lives are transformed in these rare tales that dance between the raindrops of some of the most revered comics of all time! Collecting the backup stories and new pages from CLASSIC X-MEN #1-44, plus material from MARVEL FANFARE (1982) #60.
Pulp Fiction Price: $75.00 (40% OFF)