If it’s Comic List Highlights and it’s Pulp Fiction, then it’s time for your New 52 Update (just go with it, it’s gonna be a thing for a bit). 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.
*Action Comics – Kneepads *Animal Man – Aardvark *Batgirl – Walking *OMAC – Mohawk
*Batwing – Incorporated *Detective Comics – Dolls *Green Arrow – Liberal
*Hawk & Dove – Feet *Justice League International – Skeets *Men of War – Napalm
*Static Shock – McDuffie *Stormwatch – Mysterious *Swamp Thing – Plant
Can you handle the epic amount of epic-dipped epicness contained in the epic slipcase of epic that is the Dark Tower Omnibus Slipcase hardcover? I’m afraid the answer is “no”, but I also know that such a fact will not divert you from purchasing such an epic edition. How do I know this? Allow me to tell you what is held within its crisp, clean pages and you, too, will know. In short, every single Dark Tower related miniseries printed up to this point. That’s six different series! All of which expand, deepen, and advance the backstory of Stephen King’s classic epic. But wait, you claim you can handle that amount of epic sauce. Well, what about the second included volume which holds the vast library of back matter that every issue of the series has contained to this point? What’s that page count total, Johnny? Oh yeah, 296 pages!!!!!! All encased in a beautiful slipcover. Mmm, mmm, thas good epic.
X-Men: First Class (The BEST superhero movie of this past summer!) is coming out in the next couple of weeks and you don’t want to be caught without a copy. Like, seriously, bad things. But even more than that, you don’t want to be caught without friends with which to watch it. None better than the new X-Men First Class Minimates. Now, to be clear, these are not the characters from the First Class movie. No, these are the original team of X-Men. That’s Angel, Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Ice Man, for the uninitiated. At this point in the paragraph, you might be asking yourself, “Did he just make a link with the movie for no other reason than they share the same name?”. Yes. That and these minimates are freakin’ sweet, as is X-Men: First Class.
Do you like tin cans and can openers? I guess no one really “likes” these objects, per say, but if you’re comfortably indifferent to them, then these new Iron Man and Wolverine Vinyl figures should cause you to tingle. The newest releases in the immensely cuddly Pop Vinyl! line of Marvel big headed thingies, these two fan favorites share an equal level of cuteness with the previous releases. Oh, and they’re bobble-heads.
So…yeah…tin can…can opener…get it?