Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week pf 8/23/17

Hello everyone! Everybody’s eyes ok? Retina’s intact? I’ll assume if you’re reading this than you watched the eclipse responsibly!

First a note for the Comic Jammers: this month’s Comic Jam has been cancelled! But don’t worry, it will be back in September. There’s also a new class in September for cartoonists to hone their story-telling skills. More details below.

Both stores will have lots of new additions to the Trading Post this Wednesday and the Culver store will have all Star Wars Artfx and Hot Toys merchandise for 20% for this week only! 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.

Generations Unworthy Thor & Mighty Thor
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Mahmud A. Asrar

HER HAMMER, HIS AX: A WORTHY APOCALYPSE.
•  When a battle goes south, Thor finds herself in ancient Egypt – facing a young Odinson!
•  A misguided party of Vikings has bitten off way more than they can spear. But when the prince of Asgard answers their cries for help, he ends up in a fight no axe alone can win! And Apocalypse is not one for mercy.
•  Can a not-yet-worthy god and a time-lost hero take on one of the world’s most powerful mutants at the height of his empire? And what does their encounter mean for the future of two Thors?

Hard Place #1
(W) Doug Wagner (A) Nic Rummel, Charlie Kirchoff (CA) Brian Stelfreeze

After five years in prison, AJ Gurney, a legendary wheelman in Detroit, has decided it’s time to go straight. He returns home to work in his father’s garage and disappear into anonymity.

But during a visit to the bank, AJ is recognized by two violent bank robbers, and they demand AJ be their getaway driver. To ensure his compliance, they take a young female hostage; unfortunately, she happens to be the daughter of a Russian crime lord. AJ now finds himself pursued by a bitter police department and hunted by every asset of the Russian mob. Without a doubt, he’s in a very hard place.

Hi-Fi Fight Club #1
(W) Carly Usdin (A) Irene Flores (A/CA) Nina Vakueva

Film and TV director Carly Usdin (Suicide Kale, RuPaul’s Drag Race) teams up with breakout artist Nina Vakueva for a new series that’s music to our ears!
New Jersey, 1998. Chris has just started the teen dream job: working at Vinyl Mayhem, the local record store. She’s prepared to deal with anything-misogynistic metalheads, grunge wannabes, even a crush on her wicked cute co-worker, Maggie.
But when Rory Gory, the staff’s favorite singer, mysteriously vanishes the night before her band’s show in town, Chris finds out her co-workers are doing more than just sorting vinyl…her local indie record store is also a front for a teen girl vigilante fight club

 

Nightwing The New Order #1
(W) Kyle Higgins (A/CA) Trevor McCarthy

NIGHTWING: THE NEW ORDER is the story of a future world without “weapons”-where superpowers have been eliminated and outlawed. The man responsible? None other than Dick Grayson, a.k.a. Nightwing, now leader of a government task force called the Crusaders who are charged with hunting the remaining Supers. But when events transpire which turn the Crusaders’ aim toward Grayson’s own family, the former Boy Wonder must turn against the very system he helped create, with help from the very people he’s been hunting for years-the last metahumans of the DC Universe. Don’t miss this bold new vision from the team behind the New York Times bestseller BATMAN: GATES OF GOTHAM!

War Mother #1
(W) Fred Van Lente (A) Stephen Segovia (CA) David Mack

BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT – WAR MOTHER RETURNS IN A RIVETING NEW SERIES! Out of the pages of 4001 A.D., the breakout hero of 41st century charges onward in an high-powered tale of tomorrow from New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and high-octane artist Stephen Segovia (NINJAK, Action Comics)!

Two millennia from today, Earth is not the hospitable home we once we knew. Ravaged by an endless onslaught of war, disaster, and time, the world is littered with desolate badlands, fortified kingdoms, and secretive enclaves where humanity still clings to life… Enclaves like The Grove – Earth’s last known repository of scientific knowledge and bioengineered prosperity. Now, under the leadership of the lone protector called WAR MOTHER and her sentient sniper rifle, the denizens of The Grove face a critical choice: remain where they are and die, or find a new land and flourish. Can War Mother lead her people out of isolation and reignite the fires of a dying planet? And even if she can locate the distant citadel she seeks, can she fight back the horrors and perverse monstrosities that lurk just beyond her doorstep?

In the footsteps of RAI and BOOK OF DEATH, raw power meets tribal warfare as Fred Van Lente & Stephen Segovia forge a modern myth of the near future through the fire-tempered frontier of 41st century Earth for Valiant’s next stunning science-fiction showdown!

Graphic Novel Highlights

Dark Horse Book of Horror HC
Mike Mignola, Hellboy, and a roster of great creators and characters explore the dark corners of the horror genre in thirty-five stories of witchcraft, ghosts, and the risen dead.
Originally published in four award-winning anthologies, these stories featured the debut of Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson’s Beasts of Burden series, and standalone stories by Kelley Jones, Kurt Busiek, and many others.
In addition to the comics, Gary Gianni (Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea) illustrates stories by legendary authors such as Robert E. Howard (Conan) and William Hope Hodgson (The House on the Borderland), and Scott Allie interviews experts in the occult fields, including a seance medium and a witch who specializes in love spells. Collects The Dark Horse Book of Monsters, The Dark Horse Book of Witchcraft, The Dark Horse Book of Hauntings, and The Dark Horse Book of the Dead.

Cover Price: $19.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $13.99 (30% OFF)

The Few TP
(W) Sean Lewis (A) Hayden Sherman
In an America divided between the haves and the have-nots, Edan Hale is a soldier on the run. Saddled with a gas-mask wearing infant and aided by the very terrorists she was once sworn to hunt, Edan is suddenly a woman without a country in a place where you only survive if you have allies. For fans of George Miller’s Mad Max films and Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. This new cult favorite emerges from the mind of SEAN LEWIS(creator of the critically lauded SAINTS series) and features the debut of rising star HAYDEN SHERMAN. Collects THE FEW #1-6
Cover Price: $19.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $13.99 (30% OFF)

Wonder Woman TP Vol 3 The Truth
(W) Greg Rucka (A) Renato Guedes, Bilquis Evely (A/CA) Liam Sharp
As Wonder Woman picks up the pieces of her shattered psyche in the wake of “The Lies,” Barbara Ann Minerva walks into the devil’s lair to defend her…or is she being led into a trap? And Diana, Steve and Etta come face to face with their newest foes-the deadly group known as Poison! But what do they have to do with the plot to unravel Wonder Woman’s life? Collects WONDER WOMAN #13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23 and 25.

Cover Price: $16.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.19 (40% OFF)

X-Men Blue TP Vol 1 Strangest

(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Jorge Molina, Matteo Buffagni (CA) Arthur Adams

Like a bolt from the blue, the original five X-Men reunite – like never before! And this time, Jean Grey is in charge! Cyclops, Iceman, Angel and Beast follow her into action, bringing mutant criminals to justice and restoring a heroic sheen to their team. But how well can they do that when their new mentor is their one-time archenemy? That’s right – Magneto has joined the original X-Men! And not everyone can put old rivalries aside. The X-Men encounter the new Marauders, Mister Sinister and the delights of Madripoor – but with tensions rising, can the team come together to be a cohesive force for good? Or will ulterior motives and personal quests derail the entire enterprise? At the end of the day, who can be trusted? Collecting X-MEN BLUE #1-6.

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

X-Men Gold TP Vol 1 Back to Basics

(W) Marc Guggenheim (A/CA) Ardian Syaf

In the wake of war with the Inhumans, the X-Men are at a crossroads. Where do they go from here? Luckily, one beloved X-Man has the answer! Xavier’s dream comes full circle as Kitty Pryde returns to lead the team into a golden future! Storm, Colossus, Nightcrawler, Rachel Grey and Old Man Logan renew their mission to protect a world that hates and fears them as the next chapter in the saga of the X-Men begins! But a revamped Brotherhood of Evil Mutants isn’t far behind – and when their rampage through New York City begins, some surprisingly familiar faces will be among their ranks! Who has turned their backs on the X-Men…and why? Collecting X-MEN GOLD (2017) #1-6.

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

Don’t Meddle With My Daughter GN Vol 1
Marie says it’s ridiculous!

(W/A/CA) Nozomu Tamaki
From the creator of Dance in the Vampire Bund comes a sexy spin on the superhero genre! Don’t Meddle with my Daughter is the newest series from fan-favorite creator Nozomu Tamaki. Featuring a cape-crusading, mother-daughter super hero duo, known as The Eighth Wonder, this series is a superhero spoof that readers won’t want to miss. When her daughter makes her debut as a superhero, Athena must leave the comforts of retirement and return to fighting crime so she can keep her daughter safe. But are the combined skills of these two superpowered women enough to combat what the world has in store for them?
Cover Price: $15.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $9.59 (40% OFF)

That’s it for this week!

– Ryan