Dec 182015

Harley Quinn Femme Fatales PVCHarley Quinn PVC Statue

-A last minute present option for all of those Harley Quinn fans out there!

-Features the costume and design created by Bruce Timm for Batman the Animated Series.

-The statue stands a full nine inches, depicting Harley standing on a defaced Bat-Signal.

-For those who are about pristine quality, the statue comes packaged in a full-art window box.

Last Gang in Town #1 (of 7)Last Gang in Town

-Famed Vertigo author, Simon Oliver, returns to the imprint to launch a new miniseries!

-Oliver previously found success with The Exterminators and, more recently, Federal Bureau of Physics.

-Punk to the core, Last Gang in Town will follow a single London crime organization through various decades.

-Issue one begins in the 1970s as the titular gang attempts to pull off the heist of the century.

Marceline Gone Adrift Adventure Time tpbAdventure Time Marceline Gone Adrift tpb

-A companion series to the Marceline and the Scream Queens miniseries!

-Re-teams the writer and artist from that previous miniseries, Meredith Gran and Carey Pietsch, both of which are veterans of the Adventure Time comic universe!

-Marceline is rampaging around the World of Ooo for mysterious reasons, causing Princess Bubblegum to inadvertently transport her into space without her powers.  In an effort to make it up to her, Bubblegum ventures into space to find Marceline.

-Published by Boom Box!, this miniseries features gorgeous, vibrant artwork, a staple of the company.

Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat #1Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat

-You got to know her on the Jessica Jones Netflix series, now read about her in the Marvel Universe.

-Patsy’s overcome a mountain of obstacles in her time, but nothing compared to the combination of increased media attention while looking for a new job in The Big Apple!

-Fans of Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Ms. Marvel, Hawkeye, and She-Hulk are (almost) legally obligated to pick up issue #1.

-Popular independent writer, Kate Leth (Bravest Warriors, Fionna and Cake, Power Up!) makes her ongoing Marvel debut!

Oct 222011

Jason Aaron is a busy man.

Not only did he just finish a phenomenal X-Men miniseries in Schism, begin his downhill sprint toward the end of hailed Vertigo series Scalped, and continue to pump out issues of Wolverine like it’s a breeze, but, this week, he begins writing two new series, Incredible Hulk and Wolverine & the X-Men.

Wolverine & the X-Men follows the events of Schism, where Cyclops and Wolverine separated the team in two, with Logan taking his recruits back to X-Manor in Westchester.  Anyone who’s read Aaron’s Wolverine knows he has a lock on the character beyond compare!  He also has a perchance for putting him through some weird, unexpected paces that result in Wolverine stories you’ve never seen before.  All of this is build up to me saying that, with Aaron and Chris Bachalo on the book, this is a must by!

The second Jason Aaron joint this week comes in a mean, green, don’t-make-him-angry package.  This is, of course, the new Kermit the Frog ongoing series!  That would have worked better if I hadn’t said Incredible Hulk in the first paragraph.  Anyway, tag-teaming with superstar artist Marc Silvestri, Aaron is dividing the equation by separating Banner from the Hulk.  Looking for peace, the Hulk relocates to Moleman city, but do you think the words Hulk and peace can coexist together?  With luck, Kermit will be coming next month.

Unless you want to hop aboard the cosmic treadmill and transport yourself back in time to the summer, the easiest way to catch up on the recent Flashpoint miniseries from DC is to pick up this week’s hardcover edition of it.  I know there are a lot of people out there who like to wait for a collection on a series like this (I think that can be a smart move) and Flashpoint is, certainly, one you should wait no longer for.  For one thing, if you’re reading any of the New 52 books and want to see where that creepy cloaked lady came from and how the universe was reset, this is the series that did it.  Outside of that, though, this is simply a well written event.  When you’re dealing with an alternate reality where Batman is a different person, Aquaman and Wonder Woman are villains, Superman is a skinny, pale science experiment, and no one knows how it got that way, you know you’re in for a crazy fun ride.    

Okay.  Heavy stuff’s outta the way.  Time for things like Teriyaki Zombie Jerky.

Did I just type that?  Checking, checking, checking.  I guess I did.

Well, what more can you say?  It’s green, it comes in a hazardous waste bag, and it’s apocalypse size.

Oh, and it’s made from real zombie.

Alright, that’s a lie.

Real zombie by-product.

Who’s dressing up for Halloween?  No, I’m not talking to the Internet people, I’m talking about Zatanna!  AME COMI gets into the holiday spirit (Spirit, ghost, get it?  Joke?) with a variant version of their previously released Zatanna PVC statue.  As you can see, she’s changed her color scheme a bit, as well as changing up what she’s pulling out of her trusty top hat, but overall, she’s still the same classy, quality statue from before.

Hey, at least she doesn’t have fishnets on her arms.

Too soon?

Jun 032011

Welcome to Pulp’s Statue Symposium.  Today, you probably wouldn’t guess, but we’re discussing all statues.  Mostly because we’re getting in some gorgeous statues next week…..statues….statues.  Did you get that we’re talking about statues?

Enough about statues!  Onto statues.

First is the freshest Women of the DCU mini-bust offering, a new Harley Quinn sculpt.  Previously, there was a Harley sculpt that depicted her popping out of a Jack-in-the-Box, but this new sculpt has Harley innocently licking on a lollipop.  Her base is a spread of Joker playing cards, which looks rather nice.  What am I telling you this for, just look at the picture on the left.

Next up is the first villain in the impressive line of DC Dynamic statues that have been dropping like crazy this year.  The Dynamic statues are the ones that have famous characters like Batman, Green Lantern, and Superman shooting up out of detailed character-centric bases.  So, for this Sinestro statue, he’s rising ever-menacingly out of a cyclone of yellow energy.  A perfect contrast to the extremely popular Hal Jordan DC Dynamic statue from a couple of months back.

The hit parade continues with two new Ame-Comi PVC statues.  Again, this line of statues has produced some slickly redesigned versions of classic DC heroines and villainesses like Batgirl, Catwoman, Supergirl, and Wonder Woman.  Well, this week Raven and, Aquaman‘s wife, Mera join the PVC pack.  As always, these ladies are presented in an exaggerated Anime style.  That means bright colors and big eyes.  If you want vibrancy in your statue, then these are the ones you need to hunt down.

Last but not least (and I mean that in price), is the epic, awe-inducing, mind-blowing bookend Green Lantern versus Sinestro!  Falling into another statue series, this time Ultimate Showdowns, this two piece statue has Hal and Sinestro on two independent bases that can be joined or used as bookends.  Adding an extra bit of awesome, these two figures can swivel on their bases and their heads can turn in any direction you want, allowing you to choose the battle pose these characters will remain in.  As one other added bonus, if you have any of the other statue in this Ultimate Showdown series, you can join these bases with them.