Did you miss us? I know, I know, you’ve been salivating for two weeks because we weren’t able to put up a Comic List Highlights post last week. Well, drool no more!
As we strike up the band, let’s begin with Jonathon Hickman’s new Fantastic Four continuation, Future Foundation, or FF for short. Following the death of, well, you should be able to figure it out by the missing member on the cover to the left, the Fantastic Four has re-formatted itself to incorporate Spider-Man and a number of other super-peoples. Their goal: solve the world’s ills. If you’ve been keeping up with Hickman’s run, you know that he’s been bringing the heat (and taking it away, if you catch my meaning). Steve Epting of Captain America fame will be joining him on this continuation of the series.
He may have taken the wussy way out in Phantom Menace, but there’s no doubting that Darth Maul looks like a hauss. And, luckily, the importance of this next item is how it looks. If you’ve purchased or seen any of the Star Wars ARTFX statues up at the store (they’re in the tall black boxes and come with a piece of Darth Vader), then you’ll be excited that Darth Maul starts off a new series. Not only does this Kotobukiya release have a gnarly sculpt and pose, but his duel-blade lightsaber glows. I personally know our Austin Taylor, one of our past employees, will be racing back here from Portland to snag this guy, who wants to see if they can beat him?
As we’re on the warpath as far as statues are concerned, let us take a peak at the new Bishoujo Catwoman Statue. You might remember the Batgirl Statue from the same series that came out a couple months back. Let me just say, she…went…fast! Take a look at the picture of the Catwoman Statue on the left and you might be able to figure out why. Not only does the figure stand at 9 1/10 inches, she also has a detailed gargoyle base with two, tiwny, furwy kitty kawts. Awww.
If you enjoy the art of Stuart Immonen (Nextwave, New Avengers), but are curious to see him stretch his finger muscles outside of the cape-and-cowl variety, then the Moving Pictures graphic novel is where you need to be. Written by Stuart’s wife, and Marvel writer, Katherine Immonen (Runaways, Patsy Walker: Hellcat), Moving Pictures is set in Nazi occupied France where it follows the struggle of a female art museum curator who works to hide valuable works from the Nazis. Personally, I’m excited to see how Immonen’s, usually colorful, artwork looks when depicting real events during such a dark period of time. The same could be said for Katherine, who’s writing style is most commonly bubbly and zany.
Before there was Shrek Forever After, there, apparently, was Rumpelstiltskin’s revenge. Yes, this kid-friendly graphic novel takes place before the last Shrek film. Every magical, fantastical character from the animated films is present and accounted for as they avoid Rumpel’s obnoxious trickery. As I said, if you’re a parent and looking for a comic to start your children out on, you can’t go too wrong with a movie property book.
And now we come to the end of our little show in a segment I’m going to call, Comic Shirt Corner.
Yes, ladies and gents, Pulp is receiving a veritable closet full of clothes next Wednesday. Breaking down into categories of classic covers and movie tie-ins, these four shirts will come to you in a range of sizes from medium to XXL. First up, is a red number with a worn version of the classic poster to Star Wars: A New Hope pasted on it. Next we move to the military green, Joker Wants You-style cover from Dark Detective #1. On the movie tie-in side, we get one from Thor and one from Captain America (or Steve Rogers, in this case). All four are swiggidy-sweet.