Hello everyone! The huge new releases are finally waning with only one big release from the big two this week. Avengers and Justice League are back with followup issues as well if you like their new direction. I really am going to try to set aside some time for Shanghai Red and Lost City Explorers which both look very unique and up my alley. See you at the bottom…
Weekly Statue Sale!
May at the Culver store
Every week we will have a different Statue sale.
Comics Class for Kids w/ Jim Higgins
July 7th, July 14th, July 28th, and Aug 4th 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.
Shanghai Red #1
Red is one of hundreds shanghaied out of Portland in the late 1800s. Drugged, kidnapped, and sold to a ship’s captain, she wakes up on a boat headed out to sea for years, unable to escape or even reveal who she truly is. Now she’s coming back in a boat covered in blood to find her family and track down the men responsible for stealing her life out from under her. Eisner-nominated writer CHRISTOPHER SEBELA (High Crimes, Heartthrob, We(l)come Back), JOSHUA HIXSON (The Black Woods) and HASSAN OTSMANE-ELHAOU (Felix & Macabber) bring you a tale of revenge, family, and identity that stretches from the deck of a ship outside Shanghai all the way to the bleak streets and secret tunnels of Portland, Oregon.
Tony Stark Iron Man #1
TAKE FLIGHT WITH DAN SLOTT & VALERIO SCHITI!
From the cusp of tomorrow’s dreams to the forefront of imagination, one man always soars on the cutting edge of adventure!
You know his name. Tony Stark is Iron Man.
And Iron Man…is an idea. Always changing. Always evolving. An idea without limit!
Take wing with DAN SLOTT (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) and Valerio Schiti (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY) as they propel the ultimate Self-Made Hero to new heights of inventiveness!
Tony Stark is Iron Man. The future is now. Strap in!
The Lost City Explorers #1
Lost cities aren’t just the stuff of myths. They exist hidden right under our noses. But when a mysterious expedition is disrupted by supernatural activity, and an antiquities professor goes missing, his teenage daughter and her friends must become underground urban explorers, follow his tracks on a coming-of-age journey through subterranean tunnels, and ultimately find the holy grail of lost city: Atlantis buried right under New York City!
Justice League #2
“THE TOTALITY” part two! The League faced an impossible decision…and now they must face the consequences! While Martian Manhunter and Batman attempt to recruit an old ally back into the fold, The Flash and Hawkgirl are blindsided by new challenges that could rewrite their mythologies!
THE FINAL HOST PART 3 FROM JASON AARON AND ED MCGUINNESS!
Fate has once again brought together Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to face their greatest challenge yet. But with Captain America now taken prisoner by Loki, what hope do these new Avengers have to defeat the Final Host of Dark Celestials? And what startling secrets are still left to be uncovered that will rewrite everything we know about the origin of the Marvel Universe?
Amazing Spider-Man #801
After ten years, Dan Slott’s final issue of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN is here, and he isn’t pulling any punches. Joined by one of the best illustrators in the biz, Marcos Martin, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #801 is one of the most emotional, heartfelt tales not only in Dan’s run, but in all of Mighty Marveldom itself, and is one Marvel fans around the world won’t want to miss.
The second chapter of Image’s culinary-fantasy epic sees its head chef descending into the underworld for help when society fails her. PLUS!: Every issue includes exclusive bonus materials by the creative team and famed author of Ingredient: Unveiling the Essential Elements of Food, ALI BOUZARI!
Graphic Novel Highlights
Batman Dark Prince Charming HC Vol 2
Concluding the story begun in the critically acclaimed and sold-out first volume by European superstar artist Enrico Marini (Scorpion, Eagles of Rome). Batman hunts down The Joker in a desperate attempt to rescue the young girl who may or may not be the daughter of Bruce Wayne. But The Joker’s prisoner may be more formidable in her own right than he anticipated. And what role might Catwoman have to play in the final showdown between two sworn enemies?
Cover Price: $12.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $9.09 (30% OFF)
Dark Nights Metal Dark Knights Rising HC
The Red Death. The Devastator. The Merciless. The Murder Machine. The Drowned. The Dawnbreaker. And the Batman Who Laughs. These evil Batmen-twisted mirror images of the Dark Knight-have been unleashed upon Earth-0 and the Justice League with only one thing on their minds: total devastation. How can the World’s Greatest Heroes stop a horde of deadly beings who appear to be powerful nightmare versions of familiar figures? Collects BATMAN: THE RED DEATH #1, BATMAN: THE DEVASTATOR #1, BATMAN: THE MERCILESS #1, BATMAN: THE MURDER MACHINE #1, BATMAN: THE DROWNED #1, BATMAN: THE DAWNBREAKER #1, THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #1 and DARK KNIGHTS RISING: THE WILD HUNT #1.
Cover Price: $29.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $20.99 (30% OFF)
Doctor Strange by Donny Cates TP Vol 1 God of Magic
Evil is everywhere, and the world needs the Sorcerer Supreme more than ever. But the Sorcerer Supreme is now…Loki?! Say hello to the Master of the Mischief Arts! The Norse lord of lies has the cloak, the spells – he’s even got Zelma Stanton as his assistant. (And possibly more?) Is this the chance Loki needed to become a hero at last, or is the trickster god dangerously close to unlimited power? And what happened to Stephen Strange, the former Sorcerer Supreme? Down but not out, Stephen may just have one last play left in him – one that could shake the Marvel Universe to its core! But will it be enough to take back his title, with the life of someone he loves hanging in the balance? Collecting DOCTOR STRANGE #381-385.
Cover Price: $15.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $11.19 (30% OFF)
Hellboy Omnibus Vol 2 Strange Places
The four-volume Hellboy Omnibus series along with the two volumes of The Complete Short Stories collect all of Mignola’s award-winning Hellboy stories in chronological order for a definitive reading experience. This 416-page volume covers Hellboy’s adventures from 1998 to 2005, reprinting Conqueror Worm, Strange Places, Into the Silent Sea, and “The Right Hand of Doom,” “Box Full of Evil,” and “Being Human” from The Right Hand of Doom and B.P.R.D.: Being Human.
Cover Price: $24.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $17.49 (30% OFF)
Hitgirl TP Vol 1
The pint-sized “Punisher-meets-Polly-Pocket” has left America behind and set off to serve justice around the world. First stop: Colombia. A mother seeking vengeance for the murder of her child enlists Hit-Girl to destroy his killer, but Mindy has bigger plans for Colombia’s most feared hitman. Collects HIT-GIRL #1-4.
Cover Price: $14.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.49 (30% OFF)
Ice Cream Man TP Vol 1 Rainbow Sprinkles
Chocolate, vanilla, existential horror, addiction, musical fantasy…there’s a flavor for everyone’s misery. ICE CREAM MAN is a genre-defying comic book series, featuring disparate “one-shot” tales of sorrow, wonder, and redemption. Each installment features its own cast of strange characters, dealing with their own special sundae of suffering. And on the periphery of all of them, like the twinkly music of his colorful truck, is the Ice Cream Man-a weaver of stories, a purveyor of sweet treats. Friend. Foe. God. Demon. The man who, with a snap of his fingers-lickety split!-can change the course of your life forever. Written by W. MAXWELL PRINCE (ONE WEEK IN THE LIBRARY), with art by MARTÍN MORAZZO (SNOWFALL, GREAT PACIFIC). Collects ICE CREAM MAN #1-4.
Cover Price: $16.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $11.89 (30% OFF)
A Strange and Beautiful Sound HC
William chose silence 25 years ago when he joined the Carthusian religious order. When an inheritance forces him to leave the monastery for Paris, he must master a whole new world and question certainties forged long ago. He meets Méry, a young woman whose days are numbered due to an incurable illness, and who is resolutely decided on making the most of the time she has left. Now William must face new questions-Where is life’s value? In the struggles, or in the peace?-and complicate his choices in a powerful story that truly addresses the meaning of life.
Cover Price: $19.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $13.99 (30% OFF)
Venomibus HC Vol 1
Spider-Man’s symbiotic sparring partner goes solo as he heads to San Francisco – but is he a deadly villain or lethal protector? Find out, along with the Punisher, Daredevil, Iron Man, Hulk, Darkhawk, Juggernaut, Spidey and more! Venom faces madness, vengeance and a bad case of separation anxiety – plus the ultimate symbiote showdown with the psychopathic Carnage! It’s a Brock-buster volume that could only be called a Venomnibus! Collecting VENOM: LETHAL PROTECTOR #1-6, VENOM: FUNERAL PYRE #1-3, DAREDEVIL (1964) #323, IRON MAN (1968) #302, DARKHAWK #35-37, VENOM: THE MADNESS #1-3, VENOM: THE ENEMY WITHIN #1-3, INCREDIBLE HULK VS. VENOM #1, VENOM: THE MACE #1-3, NIGHTWATCH #5-6, VENOM: NIGHTS OF VENGEANCE #1-4, SPIDER-MAN: THE ARACHNIS PROJECT #6, WEB OF SPIDER-MAN (1985) #118-119, SPIDER-MAN (1990) #52-53, VENOM: SEPARATION ANXIETY #1-4, VENOM: CARNAGE UNLEASHED #1-4 and material from SILVER SABLE & THE WILD PACK #18-19, plus Venom subplot pages.