Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week of 8/30/17

Hello everyone! Not a ton of news this week. We’re going to have a lots of the new Image Plus magazine, so we’re giving it away for free with the purchase of any indy comic book or graphic novel. The Other Side has been out of print for a while, but Jason Aaron fans should check out his very strong debut. Marvel Legacy is coming and both stores have checklists to help you suss out what you might be interested in trying. See you at the bottom…

Upcoming Events

Making Comics with Jim Higgins
Saturday September 2nd 12 pm to 2:30 pm

Making Comics is a 12-session class that focuses on the fundamental skills of creating comics.  The class is for both writers and artists.  In it, you’ll learn the most important aspect of writing — how to structure a story as it relates to the medium of comics and graphic novels. Cartoonists will often take art classes to improve their drawing, but not enough take the time to hone their skills as writers. In this workshop, writers and cartoonists learn the essential knowledge needed to write a story with interesting characters, an engaging plot, and a satisfying ending. The artists will be given drawing tips, instruction about technique, and examples of work by great masters, new and old, to help with visual storytelling, composition, light and dark, figure work, and other drawing skills. Writers will be given example of the best formats for comics scripts, examples of pro scripts, and info on how to find and work with artists.  The goal for the artists is to have a finished 8 to 10-page mini-comic that is a complete, self-contained story at the end of the classes. The goal for writers is to have a completed script for a self-contained, 14 to 15-page short comics story. PS You may be forced to read some great comics for homework. The class costs $350. I’ll be starting the next class at on Saturday, September 2 from 12 to 3pm.  If you’re interested in taking the class there, e-mail me at jim@newsuit.net and let me know.

Crowdfunding Class for Independent Creators
Saturday September 16th 3:30 to 5:30 pm

Having successfully funded four crowdfunding campaigns for her comic Boston Metaphysical Society, writer/creator, Madeleine Holly-Rosing will share her very specific and practical strategies for running a crowdfunding campaign with a goal of under 10K. This class is designed for independent creators who cannot afford to hire a team or a PR person. Click here for more details.

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New Comics Highlights

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

Image Plus Magazine Vol 2 #1
FREE W/ PURCHASE OF ANY INDY TITLE

Volume two of the Diamond Gem Award-winning comics magazine IMAGE+ begins now! Fans have been eagerly awaiting the return of SCOTT SNYDER & JOCK’s smash-hit horror series WYTCHES ever since the first season ended on a brutal cliffhanger. Now, they’re back with a taste for the upcoming second season of the series by serializing what happens next in IMAGE+! How did Sailor make it to safety? What has she been doing since? The answers can be found exclusively in IMAGE+ with an extra-sized first chapter this issue.
In addition to the return of WYTCHES, IMAGE+ is now a hefty 80 PAGES at no additional cost, meaning more room for longer, more fascinating interviews, exciting previews, and in-depth features on comics, creators, cosplay, conventions, and comics culture. IMAGE+ remains your number one source for news and information about Image Comics, and now’s the perfect time to get in on the ground floor

Darkseid Special

(W) Mark Evanier, Paul Levitz (A) Scott Kolins (CA) Chris Burnham

Mark Evanier, longtime Kirby associate and biographer (Kirby: King of Comics), tells a tale starring one of Jack’s greatest villains. The latest daring escape from the orphanage of Granny Goodness leaves an infuriated Darkseid determined to capture and punish the escapees. The Lord of Apokolips puts his best hunter on the case, but one of Granny’s students is unlike anyone he’s encountered before. Plus, an untold tale of Omac by Paul Levitz and Phil Hester.
This issue also includes the stories “The All-Seeing Eye,” from TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED #12, with art by Jack Kirby, and “Raid from Apokolips,” from FOREVER PEOPLE #6, written and pencilled by Jack Kirby.

Generations Hawkeye

(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Stefano Raffaele (CA) Greg Smallwood

TWO ARCHERS. ONE-SHOT.
•  Kate Bishop, A.K.A. Hawkeye, finds herself smack-dab in the middle of a battle royal between the world’s most skilled sharpshooters – including an inexplicably young Clint Barton, A.K.A. the OTHER Hawkeye.
•  The prize? Bragging rights for being named the best, of course – oh, and you get to stay alive!
•  Unfortunately for Clint, several of his competitors are villains he’s taken down, making HIM a primary target.
•  So, on top of figuring out where and WHEN she is, Kate’s got to find a way to win this little contest of skills and keep her not-so-old pal Clint out of the crosshairs… easy, peasy.

Secret Empire #10 LAST ISSUE

 

(W) Nick Spencer (A) Steve McNiven (CA) Mark Brooks

Can there be any redemption for Captain America as the SECRET EMPIRE starts to crumble?

Star Wars Mace Windu #1 (of 5)

(W) Matt Owens (A) Denys Cowan (CA) Jesus Saiz

For over a thousand generations, the Jedi have been the peacekeepers of the galaxy…but now, at the dawn of the Clone Wars, they find themselves in a new role: generals in the Army of the Republic. As Mace Windu, one of the Jedi’s greatest warriors, leads a small unit of Jedi into battle shortly after the war begins, the Jedi must make peace with their new role, or be lost to the violence around them!

Graphic Novel Highlights

Batman Rebirth Dlx Coll HC Vol 1
(W) Tom King, Scott Snyder, Steve Orlando (A) Mikel Janin, Riley Rossmo, Mitch Gerards, Ivan Reis, Matt Batt Banning, Danny Miki, Sandra Hope, Hugo Petrus, Joe Prado, Oclair Albert (A/CA) David Finch

In the wake of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH, Batman faces his most challenging foe ever-the idealistic hero known as Gotham, who wants to save the city from Batman himself! Then, in order to retrieve Psycho-Pirate and save Gotham Girl, Batman must recruit a team from Amanda Waller to break into the most impenetrable prison in the world and steal from one of the Dark Knight’s greatest foes…Bane. The next great Batman story begins here! Collects BATMAN: REBIRTH #1, BATMAN #1-15.

Cover Price: $34.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $20.99 (40% OFF)

Batman Rebirth TP Vol 3 I Am Bane

(W) Tom King (A) Mitch Gerards, Clay Mann, Trevor Scott, Sandra Hope (A/CA) David Finch, Danny Miki

The man who has physically tested the Dark Knight like no one before is back to finally break the Bat for good. Can a battered, exhausted Batman fend off one of his greatest foes? Plus, catch up with Catwoman as she and the Dark Knight battle a collection of villains and plan for the future! Collects BATMAN #16-20, 23 and 24.
Cover Price: $16.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.19 (40% OFF)

Deadman by Kelly Jones Complete Coll TP

(W) Mike Baron (A) Vince Giarrano, Tony DeZuniga, Pablo Marcos (A/CA) Kelley Jones

Deadman has gone from supernatural hero to insane spirit of evil, and with a tide of demons threatening humanity, his true power can only be unlocked if he faces the secret within him that has driven him mad. Collects DEADMAN: LOVE AFTER DEATH #1-2 and DEADMAN: EXORCISM #1-2, plus stories from ACTION COMICS WEEKLY #618-621 and 623-626.

Cover Price: $24.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $14.99 (40%)

Deadpool vs Punisher TP

(W) Fred Van Lente (A) Pere Perez (CA) Declan Shalvey

Frank Castle has an unstoppable will – a powerful drive to punish those who do wrong, rooted in the tragic killing of his family. Wade Wilson has an unstoppable mouth – an unthinking knack for annoying everyone around him, rooted in thinking he’s funny. Both men, however, are among the deadliest on the planet. And when they find themselves in disagreement over the criminal known as the Bank, they’re in for one of the most brutal fights of their lives! Can Frank kill Wade over and over without dying once himself? Or will Wade bug Frank until he welcomes death? When the shells all hit the ground, will anyone truly win? (Besides the ammunition manufacturers, that is?) It’s the Merc With a Mouth against the Gunman With a Grimace! Collecting DEADPOOL VS. THE PUNISHER #1-5.

 

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

The Old Guard TP Vol 1

(W) Greg Rucka (A/CA) Leandro Fernandez

Collecting the critically acclaimed miniseries by GREG RUCKA and LEANDRO FERNANDEZ. Old soldiers never die…and some of them don’t even fade away. Cursed with immortality, Andromache of Scythia and her comrades-in-arms ply their trade for those who can find-and afford-their services. But in the 21st century, being immortal is a difficult secret to keep, and when you live long enough, you learn that there are many fates far worse than death. Collects THE OLD GUARD #1-5

Cover Price: $16.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $11.89 (30% OFF)

The Other Side Special Ed HC

(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Cameron Stewart

THE OTHER SIDE SPECIAL EDITION is a hardcover collection of the Eisner-Award nominated miniseries that started it all for writer JASON AARON (SOUTHERN BASTARDS, THE GODDAMNED, Scalped)! With amazingly visceral artwork from CAMERON STEWART (MOTOR CRUSH, Fight Club 2) and vivid colors from DAVE McCAIG (American Vampire), THE OTHER SIDE tells an unforgettable Vietnam War story from the point of view of two young soldiers on both sides of the conflict.
THE OTHER SIDE SPECIAL EDITION will not only showcase this powerful war story but also include loads of extra materials straight from the files of both writer and artist. CAMERON STEWART was so committed to this project that he traveled to Vietnam to do preliminary research, and this collection will feature pictures, drawings, and journal entries from that trip.

Cover Price: $19.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $11.99 (40% OFF)

That’s it for this week!

– Ryan