UPDATE: Purchase a copy of Original Sin from this Wednesday (May 7th) through the signing on May 14th and get entered to win a prize signed by Jason Aaron, Cullen Bunn, or Dennis Hopeless! Three prizes, one for each author, will be awarded!
Celebrate Pulp Fiction’s 10th Anniversary Year with a Marvel writer trifecta! Jason, Cullen, and Dennis have been generous enough to coordinate their schedules for a signing at Pulp on May 14th! Each author has recently released an All New Marvel NOW series, so be sure to bring your issues to get signed. Also be sure to bring in any back issues or TPBs these guys have worked on previously. We’ve included a list of notable series by these authors below as a reminder:
Jason Aaron: Ghost Rider, Wolverine, Avengers vs. X-Men, Wolverine & the X-Men, Scalped, Thanos Rising, The Other Side, Thor God of Thunder, and Original Sin.
Cullen Bunn: Helheim, Sixth Gun, Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe, Deadpool Killustrated, Deadpool Kills Deadpool, Night of the Living Deadpool, The Fearless Defenders, Deadpool vs. Carnage, Sinestro, and Magneto.
Dennis Hopeless: Gearhead, Lovestruck, X-Men: Season One, Legion of Monsters, The Answer, Avengers Arena, Cable and X-Force, and Avengers Undercover.
We’ve known Dennis Hopeless for about seven years now. In that time we’ve seen him push himself to become a better writer; a writer that understands character, understands plotting and story, understands how to pace a page. In our opinion, he has succeeded at this. And, apparently, we’re not the only one who feel this way as his first book from Marvel Comics, Legion of Monsters, ships this week.
Some readers out there may be tempted to pass over this book because it doesn’t star characters like Spider-Man or Wolverine or even Daredevil, but I think that would be unwise. Not just because Pulp wants to support a previous employee, but because miniseries like these, ones that star characters writers can play with and flesh out, are the best sort of reading. They’re the kind of stories that surprise readers. The kind of stories that offer more than the standard superhero fair. Just like Grant Morrison with Animal Man, Matt Fraction with Iron Fist, and Rick Remender with Punisher, Dennis takes a group of C-list characters like Morbius, The Living Mummy, and Werewolf by Night and finds what’s compelling about them. Making them the police of the underground Monster City certainly adds to the appeal. Oh, and if you’ve ever read Nextwave, you might be happy to hear that Elsa Bloodstone becomes the next in a line of strong female characters Dennis has penned.
So, when you come into this store, or any store this Wednesday, spend your money on a book that will leave you entertained rather than apathetic.
Coincidentally, this week also marks the arrival of Minimate‘s first forays into their Universal Monsters line of figures. There’s the Dracula set, which contains ole Drac himself, Wilamina Harker, Renfeild, and, of course, Van Helsing (not the Hugh Jackman version), as well as the Frankenstein set, which includes the monster, the doctor, Elizabeth, and the bride. My recommendation, pick these guys up, turn on the fog machine, snuggle into the couch with Legion of Monsters, and have a good time.
Not sure if you heard the news, but Dan Didio claims none of the Crisis events from DC’s past occurred in the current universe. Ironically, next week DC releases an Absolute Identity Crisis edition. I say you tell Dan Didio to screw himself and pick up a copy! Okay, frankly, he’ll probably just be happy you paid for it, but you can still show him he sucks by reading an incredibly well written story! For one, Identity Crisis is written by best selling novelist Brad Metzler, so you know the mystery is going to be strong. Second, all of the characters, no matter how unimportant they may seem or how little they are on the page, receive moving characterizations. Thirdly, there has been no better set of cliffhangers in a DC miniseries than in this one. How did those tiny footprints get on that brain? Does Batman remember? Who killed Sue Dibney? Why is Dan Didio such a schmuck? Okay, I added that last one.
Maybe the weirdest product I’ve ever seen come through this store ships this Wednesday. Say it with me: Eight Foot Inflatable Stay-Puft Marshmellow Man. That’s right, a human-sized, blow-up recreation of the giant marshmellow creature from the first Ghostbusters movie. And you know what? Everyone is going to want to own him. Which is because it is amazing.
Also, don’t forget we still have a Ghostbuster Neon Sign, depicting the famous logo, in stock and ready for purchase. Basically, if you own the both of them, you could put on a pretty good rendition of the Ghostbusters movies in your living room. Sounds like reason enough to be.
Wait. Did I say that was the weirdest? Alright, this next one is the weirdest…
Before we get into tonight’s proceedings, allow me, if you would, to give a much deserved shout out to a Pulp Fiction Alumni, Dennis Hopeless. If you haven’t heard, Dennis has two big books coming out very soon. In fact, if you haven’t heard, go here and read about them. We’ll wait…
Okay, so now you’re up to date about the fact that he has a new graphic novel called Lovestruck shipping in September and his first book from Marvel (about the Legion of Monsters) shipping in October. Good. Now you have to buy them.
So, to get into the product for next week, there’s no better way to begin than with Adam West. In fact, the new Mis-Adventures of Adam West comic is all up in the business of Adam West. If you know him from Batman or Family Guy or Robinson Crusoe on Mars (doubtful), then you’ll be happy to know that he’s saved the universe! Yes, in this book from Bluewater, Adam uses a magical amulet to venture through all sorts of space and time to save everything! Everyone Batusi!
Next up a bit of the ‘ole spooky, spooky. Haunted City #0 is a joint venture between Aspen comics and McG, the director of Charlie’s Angels. But it’s not all jumpy, jiggly girls. No, in fact, it’s more paranormal activity and creepy magic. Seen from the perspective of a New York cop who’s been through it all, this book chronicles the mystic underbelly of the city that never sleeps. The zero issue specifically details the entire unseen history of New York, giving you a rundown of all the magical forces present throughout the city’s existence.
Alright, statue time! Break it down!
**Hammer dances across the room**
Speaking of breaking it down, Colossus is doing plenty of that in his new Danger Room Sessions statue. The newest in this highly detailed, exceptional sculpted line of statues, Colossus is doing as the previous statues, and basically all X-Men do, destroying the danger room. Kotobukiya is known for producing statues posed dynamically and painted beautifully and this one’s no different.
To finish things off tonight, we bring you two more statues, this time from Bishoujo. These two new ladies fall into the recent Women of DC and Marvel line that Bishoujo has been releasing. One from each here, with Supergirl from DC and the Invisible Woman from Marvel. Both come on appropriate bases and are sculpted in the shapely cheesecake manner fanboys have come to expect. Best part, though: Streaky the Supercat on Supergirl’s base.