In May 10, 2019 a live-action Pokemon movie will be released. The title of the movie is called Detective Pikachu. It will be 22nd film in the Pokémon series and first live-action film. Ryan Reynolds will be the voice of Pikachu. Ryan is famous for his Deadpool roles in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Deadpool and Deadpool 2.
Detective Pikachu will be distributed worldwide by Universal and in Japan by Toho.
With the popularity of Pokémon Go and this movie coming out next year, fans are not into Pokémon comic books. Why read when you can catch them all.
The first 4 issues of Pokemon: Electric Tale of Pikachu can be bought in a sealed pack for $10 -$20 on ebay.