Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week of 5/24/17

Hello everyone! We have a special surprise for those of you that can't wait to see Warner Brothers' upcoming Wonder Woman movie. The first 30 people who follow the link below can attend the premiere this Thursday 7 PM at the Pantages Theater!

Click here for tix: http://www.wbtickets.com/WWPFCLA

Additional details
– Since this is the premiere they can only guarantee seats up until 6pm. The earlier you get there – the better!

– Come dressed like Wonder Woman or any of the characters in the movie (e.g. Steve Trevor, Dr. Maru, etc.) for a chance to have a spot to watch celebrities walk down the red carpet and watch the Wonder Woman movie at the World Premiere screening.

The first 200 fans dressed in costume will be given a seat in the bleachers on a first-come, first-served basis. The first 200 fans will also be given one single-admission pass to the Wonder Woman screening at the World Premiere.

– Line up begins at 4pm on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at the corner of Hollywood and Vine on the west sidewalk.

– No weapons of any kind, fake or otherwise, will be allowed into the bleacher area or screening.

– Due to limited parking, we suggest that all fans park in the Hollywood and Highland Parking Structure and take the Metro Red Line one stop to Hollywood and Vine. The Pantages Theatre is located directly across the street from the Hollywood and Vine Metro station.

That's pretty cool! From what I've heard, Wonder Woman has been getting a lot of positive buzz. …see you at the bottom.

Upcoming Events

Creator Signing – Gabriel Moore-Topazio
Saturday May 27th from 12 – 6

G. M. Topazio is the creator of the comic Asylum about an asylum that has a mysterious connection to another world where the patients have special gifts that correspond to their mental health issues.


COMIC JAM @ Pulp Fiction Culver City
Saturday May 27th, 2PM-5PM
More info:

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

Wonder Woman Day
Saturday June 3rd

Join Pulp Fiction on Wonder Woman Day!

Making Comics Class
Saturday June 3rd from 12PM – 3PM

The class runs for 12 weeks and costs $350. The class is open to writers and artists and runs for ten sessions. Writers learn the ins and outs of comic scriptwriting, visual storytelling, how to find and work with an artist, and much more. Artists learn sequential storytelling skills, page design, and best practices for drawing, inking, and completing comics pages. Artists work on and finish an eight to ten-page short comics story. Writers complete a 15-page script for a short complete story. Everyone learns together and from each other as well as from my instruction and examples. Warning: you may be forced to read good comics.

The class is taught by long-time comics editor and writer Jim Higgins. Jim is a former DC Comics editor, small publisher, screenwriter, freelance comics editor, and comics consultant.  He's been teaching in art colleges for almost 20 years (The School of Visual Arts, CalArts, Otis College of Art and Design, UCLA Extension, and more).  Jim's show, Crafting Comics with Jim Higgins, appears on Nerdist's subscription-based online network Alpha (www.projectalpha.com).

For more info and to join, e-mail Jim at jim@newsuit.net.

New Comics Highlights

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

Rapture #1

(W) Matt Kindt (A) CAFU (CA) Mico Suayan
On a scarred landscape, two otherworldly armies prepare to battle one last time, vying for control of a massive tower named from an ancient language no longer permitted to be spoken. One army is led by a primeval force named Babel, whose goal is singular: to breach "Heaven" no matter the cost. The only thing standing in his way is a gray-haired barbaric warrior, filled with rage and regret, a man who sees this battle as his last chance for redemption. But he knows his depleted forces have little chance of victory unless aid comes. Enter Tama: A 12-year old girl on the crest of a hill overlooking the battle, who has just become humanity's only hope. The last in an ancient line of mystics who protect the Earth, she has foreseen this battle and knows millions will perish if she's unable to stop it. Now Tama and her ragtag team of malcontents – Ninjak, Shadowman and Punk Mambo – must somehow defeat an elder god hell bent on piercing the heavens.

Venom #150

(W) Mike Costa, Various (A) Various (A/CA) Gerardo Sandoval

Or, feels so bad? However it feels, Eddie Brock and the Venom symbiote have been reunited, and they're web-slinging their way around New York again. Featuring a host (hah!) of Venom creators from the character's near 30-year history, this  monstrous anniversary spectacular welcomes guest artist TRADD MOORE for an oversized and brutal main story AND a lethal story featuring fan-favorite creators David Michelinie and Ron Lim, reunited! With questions still lingering about how the symbiote was separated from Flash Thompson, and what lies in its future now that it's reunited with Eddie Brock, this is one issue you can't afford to miss!


Normals #1

(W) Adam Glass (A) Dennis Calero (CA) Juan Doe
NEW SERIES! Think about your "life" for a moment…the people you've known, the one's you've loved, and all the stuff in between. Now imagine you learned that everything YOU believed, everything YOU lived, everything YOU felt actually never happened…it was ALL not real. But it is REAL to YOU and you now must fight to save it and everyone you love. But to do that, you first have to save the world. Welcome to "The Normals." an exciting new rush-of-blood-to-the-head series and AfterShock Comics. From Adam Glass (ROUGH RIDERS, Suicide Squad, TV's Supernatural) and Dennis Calero.

I Am Groot #1

(W) Christopher Hastings (A) Flaviano (CA) Marco D'Alfonso


When the Guardians of the Galaxy get caught in a wormhole, a smaller-than-normal Groot is separated billions of light-years away from the team. Falling to a planet below, Groot discovers he is on an entirely alien and unknown world full of strange creatures and societies. Seriously underdeveloped and with nobody who can understand him, Groot will need to make the journey to the center of this world and find the way back to his family!

All New Guardians of the Galaxy #2

(W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Aaron Kuder

Double ships every month!

The Guardians of the Galaxy have taken off into space once more, on their biggest and weirdest misadventures yet! Kicking things off with the biggest heist they've ever tried, we join Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon and company as they blast their way through the galaxy, the peacekeepers of the Nova Corps hot on their tails. And once they find themselves caught in a war between The Collector and The Grandmaster, there will hardly be time to explain why Groot can't grow any bigger, what Gamora is searching for or why Drax has sworn off violence! But don't worry, we will – with a new twice-monthly schedule, All-New Guardians of the Galaxy has space for ALL your Marvel Cosmic needs!


Batman The Shadow #2

(W) Scott Snyder, Steve Orlando (A/CA) Riley Rossmo
The second chapter in the historic team-up of history's greatest vigilantes is here! The Shadow must convince Batman of his innocence so the two can seek out their true common foe, the Stag, before he takes out Batman's greatest allies. Co-published with Dynamite Entertainment.

Deathstroke #19

(W) Christopher Priest, Dan Abnett, Ben Percy (A) Carlo Pagulayan, Jason Paz (CA) Mike McKone

"THE LAZARUS CONTRACT" part three! Will Slade succeed in reuniting with his son even at the risk of cataclysmic disaster? Or will the Titans and the Teen Titans be fast enough to stop him from changing the world as we know it? Find out what happens when the World's Deadliest Assassin becomes the Fastest Man Alive!

The Dying and the Dead #4

(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Ryan Bodenheim

"THE GOOD OLD DAYS"-We look back on the glory days of the Colonel and crew as they chase a lost artifact through the burning ruins of a fallen city in conquered Japan. The best new book of the year rambles on in THE DYING AND THE DEAD #4, The Good Old Days.


Jean Grey #2

(W) Dennis Hopeless (A) Victor Ibanez (CA) David Yardin

When a teenage JEAN GREY traveled through time and arrived in the present, she learned the terrible fate that befell her predecessor: Possessed by a cosmic entity called the Phoenix, Jean was trapped in an endless cycle of life and death. Determined to escape that future, Jean set out to write her own destiny. But now, she's visited by a premonition that the Phoenix is coming for her…and in this new ongoing series by DENNIS HOPELESS (ALL-NEW X-MEN, SPIDER-WOMAN, X-MEN: SEASON ONE) and VICTOR IBANEZ (EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN, STORM), she's going to fight tooth and nail to escape becoming its next victim!


Plastic #2

(W) Doug Wagner (A) Daniel Hillyard (CA) Andrew Robinson

Edwyn is rattled and on his heels with his world turned upside-down-and that's bad news for the men holding the love of his life hostage. Heads are about to roll, literally, and the blood is going to flow. And God help Virginia's kidnappers if she ends up with a leak.

Redneck #2

(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Lisandro Estherren

Death and destruction have come to Sulphur Springs! With the murder of one of their own, the vampiric Bowmans are ready to wage war on anyone in their path. But will Bartlett be able to get to the bottom of things before the whole town explodes? DONNY CATES and LISANDRO ESTHERREN bring you the next chapter in this blood-soaked, Southern-fried Gothic masterpiece!

Shaolin Cowboy Who'll Stop the Reign #2

(W) Geof Darrow (A/CA) Geof Darrow

The Shaolin Cowboy hits town, and it hits back. With King Crab in hot pursuit, he runs straight into the not-so-kosher menace of HOG KONG and his twisted tale of ham-fisted revenge. High-cholesterol-fueled action served up hot with plenty of chasers!


Graphic Novel Highlights

The Dying and the Dead TP Vol 1

(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Ryan Bodenheim

A special direct market only trade paperback edition of THE DYING AND THE DEAD collecting the first three oversized issues. This will arrive in stores the same day as THE DYING AND THE DEAD #4.

Cover Price: $9.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $6.99 (30% OFF)

Harrow County TP Vol 5

(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Carla Speed McNeil (A/CA) Tyler Crook

The Abandoned, a giant monster with haunting yellow eyes, rarely leaves his ramshackle cabin deep in the woods of Harrow County. But it wasn't always so. And when hunters travel to Harrow County in search of big game, they get a lot more than they bargained for. As Emmy meets more visitors from the outside world, she discovers secrets of her own past and the very foundations of Harrow County. Collects issues #17-#20 of the award-winning horror comic.

Cover Price: $14.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.49 (30% OFF)

JLA Year One Dlx HC

(W) Mark Waid, Brian Augustyn (A) Michael Bair, John Stokes, Mark Propst (A/CA) Barry Kitson

The definitive tale of the JLA's formation is back in a new deluxe hardcover of the epic tale starring The Flash, Green Lantern, Black Canary, Martian Manhunter and Aquaman! Learn how the five founding members of the JLA pulled together as a team, earning the respect of the public and defeating foes like Vandal Savage, scientist T.O. Morrow and the Brotherhood of Evil! Collects JLA: YEAR ONE #1-12, with sketches and other bonus material!

Cover Price: $49.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $29.99 (40% OFF)

Moon Knight TP Vol 2 Reincarnations

(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Greg Smallwood

Meet the many men inside Moon Knight's head as the focus shifts to his various incarnations! Marc Spector broke his body to escape the prison Khonshu built for his mind – but what if he's still trapped? Steven Grant awoke in New York City, ready to produce Marvel's next box-office smash – is he losing his mind, or will Moon Knight: The Movie be a blockbuster? And Jake Lockley is under arrest for murder! With the world calling on him to protect those who travel at night, Marc is losing control. Where the sun never rises, beasts are racing through the darkness – and the muddled mind of Moon Knight is reaching its limit! Plus: Savor a classic tale of Marc's multiple personalities in search of the Slasher! Collecting MOON KNIGHT (2016) #6-9 and MOON KNIGHT (1980) #2.

Cover Price: $15.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $9.59 (40% OFF)

Moonshine TP Vol 1

(W) Brian Azzarello (A/CA) Eduardo Risso

From writer BRIAN AZZARELLO and artist, EDUARDO RISSO–the Eisner Award-winning creative team behind the crime classic, 100 Bullets–comes a brutal new series that puts a horror twist on a classic gangster tale! Set deep in Appalachia during Prohibition, MOONSHINE tells the story of Lou Pirlo, a city-slick "torpedo" sent from New York City to negotiate a deal with the best moonshiner in West Virginia, Hiram Holt. Lou figures it a milk run, but  what he doesn't figure is that Holt's just as cunning and ruthless as any NYC crime boss. Not only will Holt do anything for his illicit booze operation, he'll stop at nothing to protect a much darker, bloodier family secret. Collects Issues 1-6

Cover Price: $9.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $6.99 (30% OFF)

The Unworthy Thor TP

(W) Jason Aaron (A) Aaron Kim Jacinto (A/CA) Olivier Coipel

Unfit to lift his hammer, and with someone else now wielding the power of Thor, the Odinson's desperate quest to regain his worthiness takes him out into the cosmos – where he's learned of the existence of a mysterious other Mjolnir! This ultimate weapon, a relic from a dead universe, is the key to his redemption – but some of the greatest villains of the Marvel Universe are anxious to get their hands on it, including the Collector and Thanos! And when the realm of Old Asgard vanishes, all might be lost – unless good tidings from Beta Ray Bill offer fresh hope! The Odinson gets a new look and a new pet – but can he reclaim his honor? Or will the power of thunder be wielded for evil? Let the battle for the hammer commence! Collecting UNWORTHY THOR #1-5.

Cover Price: $15.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $9.59 (40% OFF)

Violent Love TP Vol 1 Stay Dangerous

(W) Frank J. Barbiere (A/CA) Victor Santos

Daisy Jane and Rock Bradley were two of the most notorious bank robbers in the American Southwest. And then they fell in love. Join FRANK J. BARBIERE (FIVE GHOSTS, The Revisionist) and VICTOR SANTOS (THE MICE TEMPLAR, Polar) for a pulp-infused criminal romance oozing with style and action! Collecting VIOLENT LOVE #1-5

Cover Price: $9.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $6.99 (30% OFF)


That's it for this week!

– Ryan