Before we get into the pimping of cool merchandise, everyone at Pulp just wants to give a special thank you to everybody who came out last Wednesday and made Dennis Hopless’ signing a HUGE, HUGE success. We’re all very proud of Dennis and watching him rise to prominence as a Marvel writer, so it’s nice to see so many of our customers are ready to support him.
Now with the mushy stuff out of the way, let’s talk about another kind of mushy stuff. I mean seriously, was anyone not shocked speechless after Avengers Arena #1?!! Well, luckily, you don’t have to wait that long to see which hero bites the dust next and what the fallout will be regarding the first major death of the series, because issue #2 drops this Wednesday. That’s right, only a week after issue #1, you get to have another helping of violent, grisly teen drama served to you on a platter.
And, not surprise here, Cable & X-Force #2 also ships this Wednesday, providing answers for the Phalanx infection that seems to be encroaching on the pleasant beach at the end issue #1. Plus more firing of absurdly giant guns.
Comic readers have spoken and Marvel has listened. Because of the outcry for more female creators and characters in comics, Marvel has begun to publish a number of series either written or drawn by women, as well as many featuring the superheroines of the universe. First among them is the most recent ongoing Captain Marvel series. Written by the quirky Kelly Sue DeConnick, Captain Marvel brings Carol Danvers back to prominence by bringing her name and costume out of the dark ages of comic sexism and into the modern era. The first issue of the collection will bring any new reader up-to-date while the second storyline sends Carol back in time to team-up with one of her airwomen idols of World War II. Certainly a great gift for a daughter or niece looking to get into comics.
Remember, the D is silent.
Read the story before seeing the film with the first issue of Django Unchained. Usually film-to-comic adaptations are weak sauce, but a there’s a couple special aspects of this series that set it apart from the others. Foremost, R.M. Gueara, the artist of Jason Aaron’s gritty, legendary crime epic Scalped, lends his chalky, scratchy pencils to Tarantino’s vision, grounding the book in a moody atmosphere. Also, given that Gueara did little other work while working on Scalped, Django Unchained offers another rare chance to see his skill at work. Along with the artwork, the book’s plot and dialog is lifted directly from Tarantino’s screenplay, including scenes that didn’t make it to the theatrical cut of the movie.
With the cold weather encroaching this winter, there’s only one acceptable way of warming yourself up: wrapping a schizophrenic, murdering superhero around your shivering body. And if that’s your plan, there’s only one of those around, and that’s Deadpool, baby! So, grab yourself a merry little Deadpool Hoodie this season, whether it’s in medium, large, extra large, or double XL.
No one will question why you’re talking to yourself in public ever again.