Hello everyone! There’s not much in the way of new series this week. Even Black Panther #1 still has the same writer, so if you’ve been reading Coates’ run this whole time keep it up and if you’re looking for a jump on point then this is it. What we do have this week is a lot of follow up issues. Both Justice League No Justice and Barrier are weekly so if you’re enjoying those books and want to stay caught up, there is a new issue every week until they’re finished. Flash #47 is the first part of the anticipated Flash War story arc and Invincible Iron Man #600 is Brian Michael Bendis’ last Marvel book for the foreseeable future.
We have tons of super cheap Trading Post graphic novels on sale right now. We did a big purge and ended up with lots of stuff priced $1 – $3!! Back when I was younger and had less money, but more time I loved the trade-in section. I definitely tried out and discovered things I would not have tried otherwise. Go find your own diamonds in the rough!
Lastly, longtime Pulp Fiction friend Gwendolyn Dreyer (Monster Elementary) has directed a stage play called Eyes of the Blind! I don’t think my description can do it justice, so here’s some copy straight from the director:
Christianity devours women. Called home after the sudden suicide of her sister, Amy Bhaer finds herself back on the remote Naval base she lived as a child. Her visit is short; only a week to help her father, Kenneth, pack away his youngest’s life. Amy can endure anything for a week. Even Dad. Unable to cope with the guilt of a sister she barely knew, lost, Amy does not trust what she begins to see: her dead sister, Cassie. Apparitions increasingly sinister, Amy must face down decades of repressed familial insecurities to find truth in her family’s tragedy.
The show does play with religious imagery, but is written by a non-denominational christian and directed by a Catholic (me). It is not a condemnation of religion on the whole. However, if religious imagery and critique of aspects of christianity will upset you, this is not the show for you. 🙂
It is firmly PG-13 and probably the most exciting project I’ve ever directed. The actors have quite the pedigrees, including one actor playing an apparition with a ridiculous amount of contortion and pantomime training. I creep myself out in rehearsals due to how on point he is after I ask to see a certain movement. Check out the cast bios on the website if you want to see the caliber of performers we have on the team. www.john1021.com
Fun fact! The Producer, Playwright, Director, and Technical Director are ALL women, which almost never happens in theater, let alone a HORROR production of any kind. And the lead role is a woman who doesn’t leave the stage for 70 minutes. This is an opportunity to see horror done by all women. That opportunity doesn’t come along often.
If you would like to come see my show, I would suggest buying tickets now as there are only three performances and there are 45 seats per performance. www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/5171
Thank you for your support. Even if it’s just reading this. 🙂 I hope to see some of you there.
Cool! Congratulations Gwendolyn! -R
Dollar Days Graphic Novel Sale
May 19th – May 26th at the Culver store
Boxes of $1, $2, and $3 books for your reading pleasure!
Weekly Statue Sale!
May at the Culver store
Every week we will have a different Statue sale.
Comics Class for Kids w/ Jim Higgins
June 30th, July 7th, July 14th, and July 28th at the Culver store
Does your kid love to draw? Do they like comics? Then they’d love this class for kids all about making comics. They’ll learn the fundamentals of telling a story in comics form, plus basic drawing tips, information on how to write good stories, and fun activities that will help them learn all these skills.
Cost: $120 total, payable at the first session. Parents MUST provide their email address and phone numbers. For more info: email the instructor, Jim Higgins, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Jim has been working in comics and teaching classes for 25 years.
New & Noteworthy Comics
Click here for a full list of all of the week’s new releases.
Black Panther #1
A NEW DIRECTION FROM TA-NEHISI COATES & DANIEL ACUñA!
A bold new direction for the Black Panther! For years, T’Challa has fought off invaders from his homeland, protecting Wakanda from everything from meddling governments to long-lost gods. Now, he will discover that Wakanda is much bigger than he ever dreamed…
Across the vast Multiverse lies an empire founded in T’Challa’s name. Readers caught a glimpse of it in MARVEL LEGACY #1. Now find out the truth behind the Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda!
Ta-Nehisi Coates welcomes aboard fan-favorite artist Daniel Acuña for a Black Panther story unlike any other!
Hunt for Wolverine: Mystery of Madripoor #1 (of 4)
KEEP YOUR FRIENDS DEAD, BUT YOUR ENEMIES DEADER!
As word spreads that Wolverine may have returned from the grave, a handful of his greatest adversaries come together to track him down and put him back there. But the brutal and horrific nightmare that SABRETOOTH, LADY DEATHSTRIKE and DAKEN uncover could lead to even more death than even these vicious killers can handle.
Invincible Iron Man #600
BRIAN BENDIS ENDS HIS MARVEL TENURE WITH THIS VERY SPECIAL OVERSIZED ANNIVERSARY ISSUE!
Tony Stark is back, but in what form? At least five huge surprises await new and old fans alike. Industry legend Brian Michael Bendis drops his final Marvel Comic to end an era, and he’s going out big! This super-sized anniversary extravaganza features artistic contributions from a bevy of Bendis’ collaborators from over the years, including Jim Cheung, David Marquez, Mike Deodato Jr., Mark Bagley, Leinil Francis Yu, Daniel Acuña and a few other surprises! All this and a huge new villain arises! And the futures of Tony, Riri Williams and Victor Von Doom are all revealed!
Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk #1 (of 4)
On Earth, Chris Powell is a patrol officer with the NYPD, protecting and serving the people of New York…but out in space, he’s Darkhawk, the galaxy’s only line of defense against the return of the ancient army of the Fraternity of Raptors! Spinning out of the Infinity Countdown storyline, the ‘hawk is back to fight for justice from the edge of Manhattan to the edge of the universe!s!
Shield by Hickman & Weaver #5 (of 6)
JONATHAN HICKMAN & DUSTIN WEAVER’S UNFINISHED EPIC GETS ITS CONCLUSION!
• Jonathan Hickman and Dustin Weaver’s unfinished epic of 2010-2011 finally gets its conclusion!
• The Brotherhood of the Shield is made of the likes of Da Vinci, Stark, Tesla and Richards, but they’re in trouble.
• Sir Issac Newton stands with his foot on the world’s throat and no one can stop him!
• The battle that decides our present is waged in the future!
Justice League: No Justice #3
Starfire makes a crushing discovery, Beast Boy uncovers a shocking betrayal, and Cyborg and Wonder Woman are forced to make decisions that will have devastating repercussions for all four teams… and potentially for those they left behind on Earth.
Flash #47 Flash War Part One!
(W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Howard Porter
“FLASH WAR” part one! Barry Allen and Wally West… at war?! The long-rising tension between mentor and former sidekick is brought to a head when the Renegades of the 25th century come to claim Iris West for the murder of Eobard Thawne… but that’s only the beginning of a plot that will change the future of The Flash forever! By the end, it will be Flash versus Flash in a mythology-shaking event!
Barrier #4 (of 5)
(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Marcos Martin
Though they can’t understand a word the other is saying, Oscar and Liddy must learn to communicate if they stand any chance of surviving their otherworldly captors.
The Prisoner #2
The cult TV series comes to life in a brand new comic series by writer Peter Milligan and artist Colin Lorimer!
Timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the first US transmission, this new series transports readers back to the mysterious village where everyone is a number!
Graphic Novel Highlights
Mike Allred Artist Select HC
Celebrate a quarter-century of the greatest pop-art hero in comics, Michael Allred’s Madman! This special IDW Limited Artist Select edition of Madman features nearly 500 pages of Allred’s hand-picked favorite issues. From Frank Einstein’s first appearance to his amazing flip-book adventure and far beyond, this oversized hardcover is chock full’a Madman greatness as only Allred can deliver. Also included is a comprehensive new interview with the artist conducted by IDW CCO Chris Ryall. Each copy of this 999-copy limited-edition hardcover is slipcased, hand-numbered, and signed by Michael Allred. The ginchy-est assortment of comic Mad-ness you’ve ever seen!
HC w/Slipcase o FC o 468 Pages o $125.00 o 9″ x 14″
Expected in-store date: 5/23/18
The return of IDW Limited’s Artist Select line!
Nearly 500 pages of Michael Allred’s Madman brilliance!
Stories, covers, and pinups spanning the character’s 25-year history!
Every one of the 999 copies is signed, numbered, and packed in a deluxe slipcase!
Cover Price: $TBD
Pulp Fiction Price:$TBD
Snotgirl TP Vol 2 California Screaming
(W) Bryan Lee O’Malley (A/CA) Leslie Hung
FROM THE CREATOR OF SCOTT PILGRIM! Lottie Person is a glamorous fashion blogger living her best life in L.A. – at least that’s what she wants you to think. CALIFORNIA SCREAMING finds Lottie putting the past behind her and trying to make the best of a bad situation – her life!
Lottie’s new bestie is an emotional roller coaster: first she died, and then she killed someone. Who will Caroline hurt next, and what is her brother Virgil doing here? What secret is Detective John Cho seeking in the desert? Why did Cutegirl ghost her sister? Is Normgirl really going to marry Ashley? And what in god’s name did Sunny ever see in Charlene? These questions and many others may possibly be answered in SNOTGIRL, VOL. 2: CALIFORNIA SCREAMING! Collects SNOTGIRL #6-10.
Cover Price: $15.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $11.19 (30% OFF)