If it’s Comic List Highlights and it’s Pulp Fiction, then it’s time for your New 52 Update. In the New 52 Update we, the comicly nerdy, employees of Pulp Fiction tell you, the hungry for information, customers which DC Relaunch books ship this week with a one word description of each.
*Batman – BIFF! *Birds of Prey – Fempower *Blue Beetle - escarabajo
*Captain Atom – Soulja *Catwoman – Prrrr
*DC Universe Presents - Acrobatic *Green Lantern CORPS – Plural
*Legion of Superheroes – Future *Nightwing – speedo-less
*Red Hood & the Outlaws – Wanted *Supergirl – Collar
*Wonder Woman – Spoooooooky
Don’t judge a book by it’s cover. Like, literally don’t, in this case, because the Venom displayed on the cover to the right is not exactly who appears in the story. The statement could also apply to the protagonist of this new Rick Remender penned Venom Volume 1 Hardcover, though, as Flash Thompson is not your mild-mannered, wheelchair-bound, ex-soldier. No, sir, he is, in fact, the government’s newest secret weapon: Venom. Having agreed to don the symbiote in limited forty-eight hour periods, Flash is sent on covert missions to take down the worst of the worst. Illustrated by former KC-ian Tony Moore (and original Walking Dead artist), this book is a violent, gruesome, action-packed force to be reckoned with. Do you dare?
So how about that new crack drug they’ve got these days? Or that new Hubble Telescope? Crazy stuff, right? Ooo, ooo, and Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man? Terrific! Wait a tick, it’s not 1988, it’s 2011! Then what the hey is The New Teen Titans: Games HC doing coming out next Wednesday? Yeah, just a bit late, George Perez and Marv Wolfman are finally (FIIIINALLLY) done with their epic Teen Titans story. It’s been in the works for over twenty years, folks, and judging from the earlier Titans works of Perez and Wolfman that time can only mean this baby is perfection.
I know what you’re saying out there, “What is with all these collars on my Super Family characters? Where are the good old days when costumes ended at the neck?”. Well, I understand you’re pain (actually, no, but let’s say I do for this situation). Luckily for all you cranky folk out on the Interwebs Pulp Fiction has a solution for your craz…um, reasonable complaints. That would be the new Women of the DCU Supergirl Bust. Stealing a move from her older cousin, Kara is busting out of those nasty chains that seem to continually end up wrapped around Super Family members. Classic pose. Classic costume. Classic statue.