Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week of 5/30/18

Hello everyone! It’s a big big week for comics! The two headliners are Man of Steel #1 (the beginning of Brian Michael Bendis’ tenure with Superman) and Amazing Spider-Man #800 (the end of Dan Slott’s tenure with Spider-Man). Spider-Man #800 is a big over-sized issue with lots of variants, which you can get a look at here. Other hi-lights include a new Star Wars series, the better-late-than-never Doomsday Clock #5, the first Batman Wedding Prelude, another round of DC Hanna-Barbera crossovers, and a whole slew of new indy series.

Also, due to overwhelming demand (and a new supply of books) the $1,2,3 Graphic Novel sale continues for a few more weeks!  Both stores will have their super discount boxes AND the graphic novel trading post areas reloaded Saturday with lots of new additions, so make sure to come by soon! See you at the bottom!

Events

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 jim@newsuit.net. 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.

Man of Steel #1 (of 6)

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Joe Prado (CA) Miguelanxo Prado (A/CA) Ivan Reis
A new era begins for Superman as a threat from his earliest origins reemerges to destroy the Last Son of Krypton. As Superman struggles to come to grips with what has happened to his wife and son, he must also face a new threat that’s determined to burn down Metropolis!

Amazing Spider-Man #800

(W) Dan Slott (A) Stuart Immonen, Humberto Ramos, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Jim Cheung (CA) Alex Ross
• Dan Slott and Stuart Immomen are joined by many of the artists who made the last 10 years of Spider-Man so Amazing!
•  The biggest Peter Parker/Norman Osborn story of all time unfolds over one 80-page story, a scope unmatched in comics!
•  Who lives?! Who dies?! And what scars will Spider-Man bear from here on out?!

Star Wars Lando Double or Nothing #1

(W) Rodney Barnes (A) Paolo Villanelli (CA) W. Scott Forbes
Straight from the frames of the highly-anticipated film SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY swaggers a younger and somehow even cockier Lando Calrissian! Before his days in the Rebellion, before he ran Cloud City, even before he lost the Millenium Falcon, comes this tale of Lando’s adventures and misadventures in search of love and money leading right up to his appearance in SOLO!

Doomsday #5

(W) Geoff Johns (A/CA) Gary Frank
The Comedian lives! The Mime and Marionette loose in Gotham City! Rorschach is locked in the bowels of Arkham Asylum! Secrets will be revealed as the Doomsday Clock ticks on…

 

Blackwood #1

(W) Evan Dorkin (A/CA) Veronica Fish
From the multi-Eisner award-winning creator of Beasts of Burden and the artist of Archie and Slam comes this supernatural fantasy about a magical murder in a sorcery school. When four teenagers with haunted pasts enroll in Blackwood College-a school that trains students in the occult-their desire to enhance their supernatural abilities and bond with others is hampered by an undead dean’s curse, ghosts in their dorm, a mischievous two-headed mummy-chimp, a plague of mutant insects, and the discovery of an ancient evil that forces our heroes to undergo a crash course in the occult for the sake of the world.

 

The Last Siege #1

(W) Landry Q. Walker (A/CA) Justin Greenwood
A tale of blood, desperation, and loss. New York Times bestselling author LANDRY Q. WALKER joins artist JUSTIN GREENWOOD for an all-new ONGOING SERIES-THE LAST SIEGE! Spaghetti Western storytelling meets Game of Thrones atmosphere in this gritty medieval war story, as a mysterious stranger arrives at a castle overrun with brutal soldiers bent on usurping the throne of the rightful heir-an 11-year-old girl. An action-packed, genre-twisting epic, THE LAST SIEGE begins!

We Are the Danger #1

(W) Fabian Lelay (A/CA) Fabian Lelay
Starting as the new girl in your senior year of high school is never easy, and Julie Malliari is having a terrible first day- until she meets Tabitha. After a night out at a rock show, their friendship quickly grows and, before they know it, the two form a band with their sights set on a record deal… they just need to win it in a nationwide Battle of the Bands competition.
With Tabitha’s rival keen to take the prize for herself, it’s a battle not to be missed…
From artist and writer Fabian Lelay (Jade Street Protection Services), colorist Claudia Aguirre (Kim & Kim), and letterer Taylor Esposito comes this exuberant tale of friendship, growing up, and rock n roll

2021 Lost Children #1

(W) Stephane Betbder (A) Stephane Bervas (CA) James Stokoe
For fans of Akira, Domu: A Child’s Dream, Ghost in the Shell & Children of Men
Escape from New York meets the X-Men!
It’s 2021. Detroit has seceded from the United States and its citizens are under the control of a madman with extraordinary abilities. The only hope of retaking the city lies with four super-powered children. But their powers come with a price – using them means aging prematurely.
Can they save the city before their powers use up their lives?

Harbinger Wars 2 #1

(W) Matt Kindt, Eric Heisserer (A) Tomas Giorello (CA) J. G. Jones
THE SEISMIC COMICS EVENT OF 2018 STARTS HERE!
From New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR. DIVINITY, Mind MGMT) and superstar artist Tomas Giorello (X-O MANOWAR), the most powerful Valiant event ever attempted erupts in full force as X-O Manowar, Livewire, the Harbinger Renegades, Bloodshot, the Secret Weapons, Ninjak, and a cast of thousands draw their battle lines in HARBINGER WARS 2!

 

Batman Prelude to the Wedding Robin vs Ras Al Ghul

(W) Tim Seeley (A) Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy (CA) Rafael Albuquerque
Ra’s al Ghul returns to have a heart-to-heart with his grandson, Damian. Once upon a time, Ra’s thought Bruce Wayne would be the heir apparent to his criminal empire, but now that Batman has turned his back on Talia for good, Ra’s wants to know if Damian Wayne will honor his mother by stepping into the family business at last.

DC / Hanna-Barbera Crossovers

 

Graphic Novel Highlights

 


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)

 

That’s it for this week!

– Ryan