Hello everyone! What’d y’all think of Wonder Woman! I think that “No Man’s Land” sequence is an all-timer. We have three deals of the week for you! Donny Cates continues to bring the fire after God Country and Redneck with Babyteeth, Cullen Bunn and Jack Cole deliver another unsettling horror book (I really enjoyed this one!), and Howard Chaykin…has a thing he’s doing too. Also, Iceman gets the spotlight, Master Race FINALLY concludes, and Darth Vader returns to an ongoing series.
On the trade side, we have a reprint of a Frank Miller book that will remind you he used to be “transgressive” in the best ways (how is transgressive not a word?), more Kung Fu, and another Spidy omnibus.
Last very important note: the Culver City store is having problems with its internet this week, and while they’re doing their best to get it fixed, it would be a good idea to bring cash with you on Wednesday.
See you at the bottom…
Saturday June 24th, 3PM-5PM
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
Making Comics Class
Saturday June 10th 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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DEAL OF THE WEEK 50% OFF
The Unsound #1
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Jack Cole
Ashli’s first day as a nurse at Wiermont Psychiatric Hospital turns into a nightmare as a bloody riot sends her fleeing into the bowels of the hospital. Her descent takes her to a hellish world populated by lunatics and monsters, cloaked in a secret history of black magic and heinous scientific experiments.
The Divided States of Hysteria #1
(W/A) Howard Chaykin
An America enraged.
An America terrified.
An America shattered by greed and racism, violence and fear, nihilism and tragedy…
…and that’s when everything really goes to hell.
Bobby Drake has been in the super hero game longer than most. But while reflecting on what he’s accomplished over the years, he realizes that the legacy he’s built is a few good one-liners and a string of failed relationships. Not only that, but now a younger version of himself has emerged from the timestream and he’s more put together than Bobby ever was: already a world-class hero in his own right, but also totally comfortable in his own skin, complete with a relationship with a handsome Inhuman to boot. In this new ongoing series penned by Sina Grace (Burn the Orphanage, Self-Obsessed) and drawn by Alessandro Vitti (SECRET WARRIORS), Bobby realizes that the time is never or now, and sets out to build a life and legacy he can be proud of…and be the best ICEMAN he can be!
Secret Empire Brave New World #1
Steve Rogers, Captain America, Liberty’s most dedicated defender is actually the Supreme Leader of Hydra. Faced with this adversity, the world’s heroes have two choices: stand and fight or fall in line. See how Earth’s protectors come to grips this earth-shattering revelation in an action packed first issue featuring Gwenpool, Giant-Man and Steve’s oldest allies, THE INVADERS!
Mighty Mouse #1
You’re the world’s greatest hero, exiled to another dimension with no way back. Trapped in an alien world, where not even the laws of physics work the way they should. The only person who even believes you exist is a young kid whom no one will listen to. Yet, you’re the shining light that this drab, cynical world needs to restore its color and life. Oh – and you’re a cartoon mouse. Here comes Mighty Mouse to save the day, in his most unexpected adventure yet… right here, in the real world!
Star Wars Darth Vader #1
Batman Dark Knight III The Master Race #9
(W) Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello (A) Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson, Frank Miller
Life and Times of Martha Washington in the 21st Century TP NEW PTG
Our story begins in the squalid corridors of a maximum-security housing project, where a young girl will rise from the war-torn streets of Chicago to battle injustice in a world insane with corruption. Her fight will take her far, from the frontlines of the second American Civil War to the cold, unforgiving reaches of space. She will be called a hero, a traitor, and nearly everything in between, but all along the way, her courage, her integrity, and her unwavering commitment to that most valuable of rights-liberty-will inspire a movement that will never surrender.
Collecting remastered versions of every Martha Washington story, an extensive behind-the-scenes section, an introduction by Frank Miller, and a brand-new cover by Dave Gibbons!
Cover Price: $29.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $22.49 (30% OFF)
Trinity Vol 01 Better Together HC
The Dark Knight. The Man of Steel. The Amazon Warrior. The three greatest heroes in the DC Universe unite when the threats to our planet are bigger than any one of them can handle. But now, the deadly White Mercy has Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman in its terrifying grasp! But who would dare to orchestrate this attack-and why? All will be revealed as the three most powerful heroes in the DC Universe fight for their very souls! Collects issues #1-6.
Pulp Fiction Price: $14.99 (40% OFF)
Deadly Hands of Kung Fu Omnibus Vol 02 HC
The kung fu keeps coming in the second DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU OMNIBUS! Completing this never-before-reprinted series, volume two shifts focus to Iron Fist, the Living Weapon, in stories written by Chris Claremont with lush artwork by Rudy Nebres. Danny Rand battles Firebird and Dhasha Khan in a saga filled with the mystery of K’un Lun! Meanwhile, from the ashes of the Sons of the Tiger, Bill Mantlo and George Pérez introduce Hector Ayala, the White Tiger! Also featuring Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu; Jack of Hearts; Swordquest’s samurai action; two team-ups starring all of Marvel’s martial-arts heroes; and Claremont and Marshall Rogers’ beautiful take on the Daughters of the Dragon! Plus: kung fu interviews, movie reviews, and more! Collecting DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU (1974) #19-33 and material from BIZARRE ADVENTURES #25.
Cover Price: $125.00
Pulp Fiction Price: $75.00 (40% OFF)
Spider-Man by David Michelinie & Erik Larsen Omnibus HC
Fan favorite collaboration with writer David Michelinie! These two top-notch creators pitted Spidey against heavyweights like Magneto, the Tri-Sentinel and Punisher – but that was just a warm-up for the main events: The return of the Sinister Six! A deadlier-than-ever Venom! And a senses-shattering showdown with Doctor Doom! In this seminal run, Spider-Man gains cosmic abilities, loses his spider-powers, battles Styx & Stone and the Black Fox, and fights alongside…Sandman and the Avengers?! Plus: a latter-day showdown with the Spider-Slayers – and Larsen doubles up as writer to team Spider-Man with Wolverine and deliver the shocking sequel “Revenge of the Sinister Six”! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #287, #324, #327 and #329-350; SPIDER-MAN (1990) #15, #18, #19-20 (A stories) and #21-23; AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1999) #19-21; and material from MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS (1988) #48-50.
Cover Price: $100.00
Pulp Fiction Price: $59.99 (40% OFF)