Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week of 5/15/19

Hello everyone! There are not a ton of new series this week, so give some less recently new books a shot. A fair amount of you checked out Fairlady #1 and enjoyed it, so keep your eyes peeled for issue #2 this week with the pretty wraparound cover. Little Bird keeps selling and I don’t expect that to change with issue #3. I think we might have a couple #1’s left. Orphan Age was a solid post-apocalyptic book that kind of got lost in the shuffle amongst bigger books.  Have to say, I’m not angry but a little disappointed that more of you didn’t give Excellence #1 a shot. Still have a ton of those bad boys left, but maybe I can sway a few of you this week 🙂 See you at the bottom…

Summer Reading Program 

Pulp Fiction Long Beach has a Summer Reading and Arts Program for Kids and we are taking sign-ups this Free Comic Book Day! Join Pulp Fiction’s Summer of Reading and Arts Program on Free Comic Book Day and for ONLY $20 receive:

4 months (May, June, July, August) of All-Ages book rentals  ($40 value)
plus FREE ENTRY to All Ages Summer Art Classes  ($30 value)

All ages Art Classes, taught by local artist and comic book creator David Castr, will be held at Pulp Fiction LB on the last Saturday each month this Summer, 9:30am-10:30am.  Classes will be FREE for Summer Program members, $10 per class for non-members.  Recommended for ages 7 and up.

JUNE 29th           Introduction to Cartoon Drawing: Faces

JULY 27TH         Cartoon Drawing II: Figures and Movement

AUGUST 31ST    Introduction to watercolor (using water filled brush pens)

 

New & Noteworthy Comics 

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

Giant-Man #1 (of 3)
(W) Leah Williams (A) Marco Castiello (CA) Woo Cheol
WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!  ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS!
At the behest of All-Mother Freyja, four men must rise to monstrous heights and infiltrate the most savage territory of New Jotunheim: Florida! 


WoR Strikeforce War Avengers 
(W) Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum (A) Ario Anindito (A/CA) Kim Jacinto
CAPTAIN MARVEL AND HER WAR AVENGERS HOLD THE FRONTLINE!
While two other Strikeforce teams head out to other realms, Captain Marvel leads the fight to reclaim the Earth! But even with a crew of heavy hitters (Weapon H, Captain Britain, Venom, Deadpool) and two of the best spies on the planet (the Winter Soldier and the Black Widow), Carol’s fighting a losing game. Malekith’s allies are without number – and the battlefield bigger than any Carol’s commanded before. Time to lay it all out on the line – and fight for a miracle.

WoR Spider-Man and the League of Realms #1 (of 3)
(W) Sean Ryan (A) Nico Leon (CA) Ken Lashley
WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!
•  In order to win the War of the Realms, we need a LEAGUE OF REALMS!
•  Thor once led this team with one representive from each fantastical realm, but the League has a NEW leader and representative of Midgard- SPIDER-MAN!
•  Spider-Man must Frodo-Up and lead this ragtag group of SCREWBEARD THE DWARF, UD THE TROLL, RO BLOODROOT THE WIZARD, SIR IVORY HONEYSHOT THE LIGHT ELF and TITANYA THE MOUNTAIN GIANT! But who will represent ASGARD?!
•   And, as Spidey is a terrible leader, could this team possibly achieve ANYTHING?!

 

Fairlady #2
(W) Brian Schirmer (A/CA) Claudia Balboni, Marissa Louise
When a Fairman is declared dead after a mishap with a dragon, his widow hires Jenner Faulds-the land’s only Fairlady-to prove otherwise. Jenner’s investigation will bring her head-to-head with the local constabulary, surly Fairmen, and deadly black marketeers.

Little Bird #3 (of 5)
(W) Darcy Van Poelgeest (A/CA) Ian Bertram
Axe leaves Elder’s Hope to destroy Northern Guard, and Little Bird is left behind to take out a small team of enemy soldiers when she stumbles upon a family secret that changes everything.

Orphan Age #2
(W) Ted Anderson (A/CA) Nuno Plati
On the road to Albany. Stopping for supplies at the town of Mall. The importance of the gun. Everything’s for sale. Bargaining. What is it worth to you? What would you give?
Written by Ted Anderson (MOTH & WHISPER, My Little Pony, Adventure Time) with art by Nuno Plati (Alpha: Big Time, Marvel Girl).

Sabrina The Teenage Witch #2
(W) Kelly Thompson (A/CA) Veronica Fish
Very weird goings-on in the town of Greendale are making Sabrina Spellman’s relocation to Greendale High…complicated. Protecting her friends, saving her family, solving a supernatural mystery, and keeping her witch nature a secret is starting to seem impossible. Something’s gotta give…but which one will it be and what will it mean for her future in Greendale?!

Immortal Hulk #17
(W) Al Ewing (A) Joe Bennett (CA) Alex Ross
• Bruce Banner is trapped inside Shadow Base Site A –  powerless and hunted by their top assassin.
•  He can’t run forever. He can’t change form. He can’t survive…without THE IMMORTAL HULK.
•  But not the one you think.

From Around the Web…

22 Movies? This Marvel Universe Has 1,000 Chapters. Marvel Comics No. 1000, due in August, continues a story that began in 1939, with 80 creative teams for its 80 pages.

NOTG: Snyder, Francavilla Tease New Project with Chilling Image

EXCLUSIVE: Mark Waid Launches Super Comics For The Here & Now With H1

Age of X-Tinction: Writer and illustrator Ed Piskor reflects on X-Men: Grand Design
Plus, Piskor looks ahead to what comes after X-Men: Grand Design – X-Tinction.

SEA OF STARS, Jason Aaron’s new creator-owned comic, gets a trailer

Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale Artist Isaac Goodhart Brings Teen Selina Kyle to Life for DC Ink

EXCLUSIVE AHOY Comics August 2019 Solicitations

Batwoman, Katy Keene, and Nancy Drew Are All Coming to the CW This Fall

HBO’s Watchmen Trailer Riffs on Its Source Material
The trailer for HBO’s Watchmen has arrived
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Sgt. Rock, Adam Strange, Death, The Phantom Stranger and Batman: Death In The Family Spotlight Ambitious Quintet  of new DC Showcase Animated Shorts arriving in 2019

Learn from DC Comics characters in ‘DC Super Hero Science’ by Jennifer Hackett
What can DC’s super heroes teach us about science?

10 Comic Books To Read If You Love Game Of Thrones

9 Ghost Rider Stories We Want To See On The Hulu Series 

10 Mysterio Stories MCU Fans Should Read

The 15 Best Grant Morrison Comics of All Time

Every Pokemon Movie Ranked, According to Viewers

Previews and Reviews

Blackbird Volume 1 review: The Great Beast
Magic! Monsters! Gems!

Marvel Preview: Giant-Man #1
WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN! ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS!

Marvel Preview: Spider-Man & The League of Realms #1
In order to win the War of the Realms, we need a LEAGUE OF REALMS!

Marvel Preview: The War of the Realms: Strikeforce – The War Avengers #1
Time to lay it all out on the line — and fight for a miracle.

War of the Realms: New Agents of Atlas Gives Asia a New Superteam

‘Batman and the Outsiders’ #1 review:  New team, same great compelling narratives

DC ROUND-UP: Barry Allen Goes Back to Year One in THE FLASH #70

That’s it for this week!

-Ryan