Pulp Comic Cover Brubaker Phillips


Welcome back to Waiting on the Trade, a monthly comics book club for people who don’t have time for monthly comics!

In this episode, guest host Simon Payne considers creators, capitalism, courage, and cowardice, as we discuss Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips, and co.’s Pulp.

This episode’s explanations, observations, and links of note include:

  • Because we’re legally obligated to provide one, here’s a minor history of “pulps.”
  • Here’s a link to The Comics Journal’s Pulp review, which I couldn’t help but discuss in this episode.
  • There are so many discussions of creator ownership and IP factories that I could reference here … instead, I’ll tell you to throw a few dollars to The Hero Initiative if you have them to spare.
  • NPR has a very informative article and audio segment on the Nazi rally that took place at Madison Square Garden in 1939, if you are looking for more info on that historic (and still stupidly relevant) event.
  • I found that John Mulaney bit Simon and Pat referenced, and I laughed at it, and I thought you might want to laugh, too.
  • I tend not to link creators’ other works as follow-up recs, but I do think it’s interesting that Brubaker and Phillips are continuing their done-in-one trend with the Reckless series. If you liked this book, you will probably like that one.

Follow-Up Recommendations

If you liked Pulp, we think you might also like:

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