Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week of 9/6/17

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a good holiday weekend. We have a pretty stacked week especially for graphic novels with something like a half dozen new omnibuses. There’s also a new Kingsman series, a couple of new Star Wars books and the beginning of Venomverse. It’s a big week for reprints too. Image is reprinting both hardcover volumes of Brubaker and Phillips Criminal series as well as the hardcover for Incognito AND Marvel is reprinting the Punisher by Garth Ennis omnibus collecting his Marvel Knights run.

Some of our pull customers have already submitted their requests for October Marvel Legacy releases. We’ll be selling the regular covers for 50% off. If you’re interested in any of the Legacy issues or their lenticular variants, please try to fill out a form as soon as possible. Their available behind the counter.

Jim Higgins’ class has been moved to this coming Saturday. That’s September 9th at 12 pm.

Lastly, I will give a buffalo nickel to anyone that can help me understand the series finale of Twin Peaks. See you at the bottom…
Upcoming Events

Making Comics with Jim Higgins
Saturday September 9th 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.

Kingsman The Red Diamond #1

(W) Rob Williams (A) Simon Fraser (CA) Frank Quitely

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (starring Channing Tatum and Colin Firth)is in cinemas in September, and we’re launching the sequel to the hit comic book series by MARK MILLAR and DAVE GIBBONS with KINGSMAN: THE RED DIAMOND. Working-class super-spy Eggsy follows in his mentor’s footsteps but is still rough around the edges for a Kingsman agent. Rejected by his high school crush and hot on the heels of a rescue mission to save Prince Phillip, he embarks on an international terror plot in a story that starts where James Bond draws the line. ROB WILLIAMS (Suicide Squad, Action Comics) and SIMON FRASER take the helm for this stunning six-issue miniseries.

Made Men #1

(W) Paul Tobin (A/CA) Arjuna Susini, Gonzalo Duarte

You don’t know Jutte Shelley, but you might know her family. Before she was a Shelley, she was a Frankenstein. These days, she’s a Detroit Special Ops officer. At least she was, until she and her entire team were ambushed during what should have been a routine call. Jutte watched as, one by one, her friends were gunned down. And then, in a flurry of bullets, Jutte fell too. But Jutte isn’t like other people. She’s a Frankenstein. And she knows all her family’s secrets. Guess who’s getting the gang back together?

 

Generations Iron Man and Ironheart

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Marco Rudy (CA) Skan

• Riri Williams is given a once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet Tony Stark…Sorcerer Supreme!
•  Join Ironheart as she discovers things about the Iron Man legacy that will change her forever.
•  IRON MAN writer and Riri co-creator Bendis teams up with the award-winning multimedia artist Marco Rudy to give you a beautiful, unique look at the first step into a new era of Iron Man!

Star Wars Adventures #1

(W) Cavan Scott (A/CA) Derek Charm

Introducing an exciting new era in all-ages Star Wars comics! Each issue in this monthly series will feature two stories, starring your favorite Star Wars characters from all the films! This debut issue will reveal Rey’s early adventures on Jakku as well as a comical tale of clone catastrophe!

Journey to Star Wars The Last Jedi Capt Phasma #1

(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Marco Checchetto (CA) Paul Renaud

As the excitement ramps up for this December’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, come back with us to the final moments of The Force Awakens and the destruction of Starkiller Base to learn the fate of Captain Phasma! Captured by the Resistance and thrown into a garbage masher, we follow the chrome-adorned warrior from the site of the First Order’s biggest defeat to the doorstep of this holiday season’s biggest blockbuster! Written by Kelly Thompson (HAWKEYE, STAR WARS ANNUAL 2016) and drawn by Marco Checchetto (STAR WARS: SHATTERED EMPIRE, STAR WARS: SCREAMING CITADEL), Captain Phasma will recondition you to love Star Wars again!

Venomverse #1

(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Iban Coello (CA) Nick Bradshaw

THE VENOM EPIC OF THE FALL STARTS HERE!
During a routine battle with the villainous Jack O’Lantern, Venom finds himself transported to a far-off world and learns a terrible truth – a deadly new species called the Poisons has emerged from the vastness of space, and to make matters worse, they’re hunting Venoms! Trapped on the planet’s surface with a ragtag band of Venomized heroes, Eddie has no choice but to mount a counteroffensive and hope to find a way home!

 

Graphic Novel Highlights

All Star Batman HC Vol 2 Ends of the Earth
(W) Scott Snyder (A) Tula Lotay, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Francesco Francavilla, Mark Morales (A/CA) Jock

In these tales from ALL STAR BATMAN #6-9, the Dark Knight faces some of his greatest foes to trace the origin of a blight that’s sweeping the planet, confronting Mr. Freeze, Poison Ivy and the Mad Hatter along the way!

Cover Price: $22.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $13.79 (40% OFF)

Extremity TP Vol 1 Artist

(W) Daniel Warren Johnson (A/CA) Daniel Warren Johnson

Thea dreams. Not of a better life, but of revenge on the clan that ruined her family. With ferocious battles between man, machines, and monsters ahead…who knows where her quest for vengeance will take her? Creator DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON (Space Mullet) and colorist MIKE SPICER present a bold new vision, where the beauty and imagination of Studio Ghibli meet the intensity of Mad Max, in this all-new Skybound Original. Collects EXTREMITY #1-6

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

Harley Quinn by Connor and Palmiotti Omnibus Vol 1

(W) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti (A) Chad Hardin, St?phane Roux, John Timms, Darwyn Cooke, Mauricet, Moritat (A/CA) Amanda Conner

The amazingly popular run on HARLEY QUINN by the multi-talented team of Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti is collected in a massive hardcover that includes HARLEY QUINN #0-16, HARLEY QUINN: FUTURE’S END #1, HARLEY QUINN INVADES COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO, HARLEY QUINN ANNUAL #1, HARLEY QUINN HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1, HARLEY QUINN VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL #1, and the miniseries HARLEY QUINN AND POWER GIRL #1-6, wrapped up in a new cover by Amanda Conner!

Cover Price: $99.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $59.99 (40%)

Harley Quinn by Kesel and Dodson Dlx Ed HC Vol 1

(W) Karl Kesel (A) Craig Rousseau, Pete Woods, Mark Lipka, Wayne Faucher (A/CA) Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson

Terry Dodson and Karl Kesel’s original run on HARLEY QUINN is now in hardcover! In these tales, Harley must do without her beloved Mister J’s “calming” influence and take on the world on her own. From jailbreaks to shopping sprees to her origin story, this book is jam-packed with over-the-top action! Includes appearances by Two-Face, Poison Ivy, Catwoman and more. Collects HARLEY QUINN #1-8.

 

Cover Price: $29.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $17.99 (40% OFF)

Planet Hulk Omnibus HC

(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Ladronn

The strongest one there is, in his most savage story ever! After a brutal battle between the Hulk and the Fantastic Four, Earth’s greatest heroes decide that for the good of all – they must shoot the Hulk into space! But when he lands on the savage world of Sakaar, an epic for the ages begins. This one has it all: Strange alien planet! Oppressed barbarian tribes! Corrupt emperor! Deadly woman warrior! Gladiators and slaves! Battle-axes and hand blasters! Monsters and champions! And the Incredible Hulk! Let the smashing commence! Plus: an alternate take, a guidebook to Sakaar and Amadeus Cho’s totally awesome debut! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR (1998) #533-535, INCREDIBLE HULK (2000) #88-105, GIANT-SIZE HULK (2006) #1, WHAT IF? PLANET HULK, PLANET HULK: GLADIATOR GUIDEBOOK and material from NEW AVENGERS: ILLUMINATI (2006) #1 and AMAZING FANTASY (2004) #15.

Cover Price: $99.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $59.99 (40% OFF)

The Punisher Back to War Omnibus HC

(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Declan Shalvey

Frank Castle’s war begins here! From his debut in Amazing Spider-Man to his hit 1986 Circle of Blood miniseries, the first entries in the Punisher’s war journal are collected in this can’t-miss Omnibus. In 1973, the Punisher set his sights on the criminal underworld. Comic books were never the same. A grim figure willing to achieve justice by any means, the Punisher shook the black-and-white world of heroes and villains off its foundation. Top creators, from Frank Miller to Mike Zeck, brought a striking depth and moral resonance to the Punisher, and each of their character-defining stories is collected here. Featuring a massive trove of original art, sketches, posters and more, this is the definitive edition for every Punisher fan.Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #129, #134-135, #161-162, #174-175, #201-202 & ANNUAL (1964) #15; GIANT-SIZE SPIDER-MAN (1974) #4; MARVEL PREVIEW (1975) 2; MARVEL SUPER ACTION (1976) #1; CAPTAIN AMERICA (1968) #241; DAREDEVIL (1964) #182-184; SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN (1976) #81-83; and PUNISHER (1986) #1-5.

Cover Price: $99.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $59.99 (40% OFF)

The Punisher by Garth Ennis Omnibus New Ptg

(W) Garth Ennis, Various (A) Various (CA) Tim Bradstreet

The bodies of drug dealers, murderers and the scum of the Earth litter the streets – the Punisher is back, and more brutal than ever, courtesy of writer Garth Ennis! The critically acclaimed creator that brought you Preacher restores one of the most popular characters in the Marvel Universe to his former glory and ultraviolent roots. Stripped of sidekicks, spiritual directives and other excess baggage, the vengeance-crazed vigilante hits the mean streets of New York City with a renewed sense of purpose! Lawbreakers beware: Frank Castle is locked, loaded and waiting for you to slip up! Collecting PUNISHER (2000) #1-12, PUNISHER (2001) #1-7 and #13-37, PUNISHER KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE, and material from MARVEL KNIGHTS DOUBLE SHOT #1.

Cover Price: $99.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $59.99 (40% OFF)

Star Wars Darth Vader by Gillen and Larroca Omnibus HC

(W) Kieron Gillen, Jason Aaron (A) Various (CA) Kaare Andrews

One of the greatest antagonists in all of fiction rises again! Fresh from a stinging defeat at the hands of the Rebel Alliance, Darth Vader must reassert the Empire’s iron grip on the galaxy. But will his personal desire for vengeance against the young Jedi who destroyed the Death Star distract from Vader’s duty to the Emperor? As a fateful quest begins, the Dark Lord of the Sith will face new threats to his power. And as other villains old and new play their part – from Boba Fett and Jabba the Hutt to diabolical debutant Aphra and the killer droids Triple-Zero and BeeTee-One – will Vader’s imperial march continue, or will his schemes prove his undoing? Collecting DARTH VADER #1-25 and ANNUAL #1, STAR WARS: VADER DOWN and STAR WARS (2015) #13-14.

Cover Price: $99.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $59.99 (40% OFF)

Star Wars Marvel UK Omnibus HC

(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Tony DeZuniga

All your favorite Star Wars characters, from Luke Skywalker to Darth Vader to the Ewoks, in sensational adventures first published a long time ago and far, far away – in Britain in the ’70s and ’80s! Now, for the first time, these rarely-seen tales are collected in a single hardcover – along with a veritable treasure trove of UK-exclusive covers, pinups, posters, articles, interviews, star profiles, activities and other goodies never before seen by American eyes! Savor early stories by classic British creators, tales slated for the U.S. series but never published in America, and fascinating Star Wars rarities you didn’t know existed! Collecting STAR WARS WEEKLY #60, #94-99 and #104-115; EMPIRE STRIKES BACK MONTHLY #149, #151 and #153-157; STAR WARS MONTHLY #159; EWOKS ANNUAL 1989; STAR WARS: THE OFFICIAL COLLECTORS’ EDITION; and material from PIZZAZZ #10-16.

Cover Price: $99.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $59.99 (40% OFF)

Deathnote Slipcase GN All In One Edition

(W) Tsugumi Ohba (A) Takeshi Obata

This hefty omnibus combines all 2,400 pages of the megahit thriller into a single massive tome, presented in a beautiful silver slipcase. A perfect collectible conversation piece and a must-have for Death Note fans. Also contains an epilogue chapter never before seen in English!

Cover Price: $39.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $31.99 (20% OFF)

Other Stuff

That’s it for this week!

– Ryan