May 272016
 

Civil War II #1Civil War II #1 (of 7)

-Okay, sure, issue #0 came out two weeks ago, but Civil War II #1 is the real kick-off this epic Marvel event.

-Having set-up the conflict and the fight over Ulysses, the young Inhuman who can predict the future, Captain Marvel and Iron Man will begin throwing down!

-One of the Marvel Universe‘s primary architects, Brian Michael Bendis (Invincible Iron Man, All New X-Men, House of M) is guiding this event.

-Bendis will also be joined by his Invincible Iron Man artist, David Marquez.

Spider-Woman v.1 tpb “Baby Talk”Spider-Woman v.1 tpb Baby Talk

-We know you’ve heard about it online.  We know you’ve heard about it on the Longest Shortest Time podcast.  We know you’ve heard about it from us.  Spider-Woman v.1 is the pregnancy arc, and it’s wonderful!

-Written by Pulp’s own, Dennis Hopeless, following up his previous, acclaimed run on Spider-Woman.

-Having recently welcomed twins into the world with his wife, Dennis pours his heart-and-soul into this personal arc, as Jessica Drew has to fight her way out of a hostage situation as she goes into labor.

-I have read Dennis’ work since he started getting it published.  I can honestly say that Spider-Woman #5, that is collected in this trade, is the work of his career, combining humor, action, and personal influences flawlessly.

Power Rangers Pink RangerPower Rangers Pink #1 

-Boom Studios! recently launched and found quick success with the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series, so, of course, they’re going to follow it up with a spin-off series.

-The first in a series of solo Power Rangers comics, Pink focuses on Kimberly the original Pink Ranger.

-Kimberly will take part in various adventures across the series, with each issue featuring a new conflict.

-To write the series, Boom! has brought together two popular writers, Brenden Fletcher (Gotham Academy, Black Canary, Batgirl) and Kelly Thompson (Jem and the Hologram, A-Force), to tag team the series.

DC Rebirth Week OneBatman Rebirth

-After the mind-blowing reveal of DC Universe Rebirth #1, the relaunch begins this week with four Rebirth one-shots that lead into their respective ongoing series.

-Leading this Wednesday’s line-up is Batman Rebirth #1, co-written by new ongoing writer, Tom King (Vision, Grayson), and out-going writer, Scott Snyder!

-The Superman you love is back!  Having survived the destruction of the pre-New 52 timeline, the Superman starring in this series is the original from 1938!  However, he is married to Lois Lane and has a child, so not everything stays the same.

-Finally, the two green Rebirths.  There’s Green Lanterns, plural, starring Jessica Cruz (from Justice League) and Simon Baz, now in charge of Earth’s protection.  Then there’s Green Arrow, reuniting the Emerald Archer with his one true lady love, Black Canary.

Nov 132015
 

Huck #1Huck #1

-Some think he’s a blowhard, some think he’s a genius, either way it can not be denied that Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Kingsmen, Jupiter’s Legacy, The Ultimates, Civil War) makes interesting comics!

-Millar is the master of subverting the formulas and tropes of comics, which is exactly what he’s back to do here.

-In line with the lighter tone Millar showcased in Chrononauts, Huck is about a smalltown resident with superhuman powers.  Instead of saving the world, Huck simply helps out his neighbors.  Or, at least, he does until the media gets wind of him.

-Millar’s story is brought to life by the exquisite painterly artwork of Rafael Albuquerque (Ei8ht, American Vampire, Animal Man).

Batman Europa #1 (of 4)Batman Europa

-Superstar comic artist, Jim Lee (Justice League, Batman, Superman Unchained), returns to the Dark Knight!

-A long gestating miniseries, Batman Europa features the combined talents of American writer Brian Azzarello and Italian writer Matteo Casali.

-Each of issue will feature a different artist, again crossing the pond by alternating between American and Italian talents.

-If that abundance of talent hasn’t hooked you yet, the premise will.  Batman, infected by a deadly virus, must team up with the Joker and travel to Europe to find the cure.

Ms Marvel #1All New All Different Marvel Part 1

-Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman return to The Mighty Thor, continuing to follow the story of Jane Foster as Thor!

-Also returning this week is Sam Humphries Star Lord series.  Wait, who?  Star Lord, man!

-If you haven’t been reading Ms. Marvel, one of Marvel‘s best ongoing series, then this new #1 is your chance to jump on!

-After outing her superhero identity to her mother and almost kissed her best friend, Kamala now also has to deal with being a full-time Avenger!

All New All Different Marvel Part 2Spider-Woman #1

-How do you stop evil when the weapon you use is dangerously addictive?  That’s the question that plagues the Black Knight.

-Many customers have been excited for the new Black Knight series, largely because he will be traveling to the Weirdworld Jason Aaron introduced in Secret Wars.

-Pulp’s own, Dennis Hopeless, relaunches his hit Spider-Woman series this week, but with one major difference.

-Reuniting with artist Javier Rodriguez, Hopeless is writing a considerably pregnant Spider-Woman.  Jessica is also not taking any guff from those who think she should take it easy.

Nov 212014
 

Batman Eternal v.1 tpbBatman Eternal v.1 tpb

-The epic, weekly Batman series comes to trade paperback!

-A murderer’s row of young creators helms this series, including James Tynion IV, Tim Seeley, John Layman, Ray Fawkes, and Kyle Higgins, all under the watchful eye of  Scott Snyder.

-Gotham is under siege by multiple forces, leaving Batman and the Bat Family scrambling about attempting to stop the madness.  Each issue takes up the perspective of a different family member, including the newly returned Stephanie Brown Spoiler!

-This twenty issue volume nearly catches up to the current issue, so if you’ve been meaning to jump on, this is the way to do it!

Ody-c #1Odyc #!

-Sex Criminal mastermind and all around Hawkguy, Matt Fraction, helms this new ongoing Image Comics series!

-The Odyssey has been told and retold for centuries, but never like this!

-A space epic of the highest level, Ody-C adapts the plot of Homer’s greatest myth into an intergalactic road movie.

-Christian Ward, psychedelic artist of series such as Infinite Vacation and Olympus joins Fraction on the series, making the universe a vibrant and surreal place.

Scarlet Spiders #1Scarlet Spiders #1 (of 3)

-The third and final Spider-Verse tie-in miniseries launches this Wednesday!

-As every alternate reality Spider-Person splits off to outrun the Inheritors, three of the classic Scarlet Spider incarnations come together!

-Ultimate Jessica Drew, Kaine, and Ben Reilly team-up for the first time!  And, maybe, for the last time.

-Also, one Scarlet Spider won’t make it out alive.

Gotham by Midnight #1Gotham by Midnight #1

-The Batman corner of the DC Universe continues to gain variety with this new ongoing series.

-Basically a cop procedural, Gotham by Midnight delves into the paranormal side of the city.

-Ray Fawkes, writer of Batman Eternal and Constantine, brings his talent for supernatural tales to the weird side of the GCPD.

-The real draw here is Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night, The Squidder, Fell), whose loose, moody style brings this series to grisly life.

Nov 142014
 

Wonder Woman #36Wonder Woman #36

-With Brian Azzarello finally concluding his long run on Wonder Woman, a new creative team takes over!

-Following Azzarello are Meredith and David Finch (Forever Evil, Justice League of America, Avengers)!

-With the previous run of Wonder Woman closing the character off from the rest of the DC Universe, the Finch’s run will play up her allegiances with other superheroes, including the Justice League and Swamp Thing!

-Not only will the Finch’s bring a new level of darkness and grit to the series, they will also be introducing an entirely original villain for the newly anointed Goddess of War to fight.

Tomb Raider v.1 tpb “Season of the Witch”Tomb Raider v.1 tpb Season of the Witch

-Fan favorite comic writer, Gail Simone, jumps over to Dark Horse to handle one of video gaming’s most popular characters!

-This series spins out of the Tomb Raider reboot game, becoming a direct sequel!

-This single trade paperback collection contains the first storyline for the ongoing series, which includes issues #1-6.

-After returning from Yamatai island, Lara and the other survivors are barraged with mysterious visions.  Can she solve the mystery before they all end up dead?

IntersectIntersect #1

-Another exciting, unique ongoing series from Image Comics!

-Ray Fawkes, author of Constantine and Batman Eternal, helms this ethereal mind-bending series!

-After writing a number of comics, Ray Fawkes gets back to his artistic roots by not only writing Intersect, but contributing fully painted artwork.

-Mysticism and spirituality collide as the characters of Intersect depart on an existential trip through realms outside our own.

Spider-Woman #1Spider-Woman

-Pulp Fiction’s own, Dennis Hopeless, launches his next ongoing Marvel series!

-Spinning out of the events of Spider-Verse, Spider-Woman sees Jessica Drew act as mentor and teacher to an army of Spider-Women, including Silk, Spider-Girl, and Spider-Gwen!

-Fans of Dennis’ Avengers Arena, Cable and X-Force, and The Answer must check this series out!

-Unique to Pulp, everyone who purchases a copy of Spider-Woman #1 will be entered into a special drawing for related swag!

Nov 122011
 

Have you ever had an imaginary friend?  Pretty positive I did whenever I was a kid, but I can bet they weren’t as cool as Jake Ellis.  Who is Jake Ellis, you ask?  Maybe you should read Who Is Jake Ellis? to find out.

One of the many critically acclaimed Image miniseries from this past year, Who Is Jake Ellis? brought Nathan Edmondson (currently writing Grifter for DC) to the forefront of the comics community.  Putting a wonky sci-fi spin on the classic spy book premise, Edmondson crafts a tale about Jon Moore, a well-traveled secret agent, who gets most of his Intel from an imaginary friend, Jake Ellis, who only he can see.  When the poo hits the fan, though, Jake is the only person who can save Moore.  If you’ve been keeping up with Grifter, you’ll know that Edmondson’s writing style keeps you on your toes, always questioning where the story’s going, and if you like that sort of thing in your comics, I’d recommend the Who Is Jake Ellis? TPB.

[If you are Brian Michael Bendis, ignore the next couple of sentences as you, more than likely, already have ten copies of this statue.]

A secret agent in her own right, Jessica Drew has returned to prominence in the Marvel universe over the last decade, due mostly to her constant inclusion in Brian Bendis’ Avengers.  And, if you’ll allow me the wordplay, this Spider-Woman Statue deserves inclusion into your statue collection so that you may display it with prominence.

And they say Bendis has a way with words.

I can feel your halo halo halo
I can see your halo halo halo
I can feel your halo halo halo
I can see your halo halo halo

Unknown to most, Beyonce is actually singing about the new Halo Series 3 Minimates whenever she belts out the above lyrics.

What she failed to include was any details about which soldier variations and baddies come in the set.  Allow me to correct this:  CQB with Khaki Armor, Jackal Sniper, Elite Combat Armor in gold, and a Rogue Cobalt.

All fairness to Beyonce, those are some hard words to rhyme.

A little past Halloween, but the Headless Horseman (popular WoW Hallow’s End Nemesis) receives the action figure treatment in the fourth series of World of Warcraft Premium Action Figures.  As you might notice in the picture below, he comes with a well-rendered base featuring his stead rising from the ground as it does in the game.  Oh, and he has company in pumpkin minions.  Ole Headless with be joined in the set by Wildmoon Moonkin.