Newsletter 10/27

10/27/14

What a weekend! Thank you to all who joined us Saturday for Halloween Comic Fest. I enjoyed seeing so many new faces and meeting new people. Speaking of meeting new people, we had our first graphic novel book club yesterday and it was a success! We had about 15 people arrive to talk about their favorite horror books and go home with a few new friends. The next one is meeting November 16th. Stay tuned for the theme.

Also, one of our customers is working on a documentary called Comix: Beyond the Comic Book Pages. It features interviews with Stan Lee, Frank Miller, Neal Adams, Marc Silvestri, Mark Waid and others. Click here to check it out.

Upcoming Events

Comikaze Expo
October 31st thru November 2nd
LA Convention Center

Where pop culture (and seemingly a giant octopus) rules the Earth!

Art Class “Cartooning for Adults”
Sunday, November 16th 2PM to 330PM
Pulp Fiction Culver City

Cartoonist and author Darrell Fusaro shares everything he uses to ignore the critical mind, trust intuition and create spontaneously. More details to come.

Graphic Novel Book Club
Sunday, November 16th 4PM
Pulp Fiction Culver City

Join us for the November meeting of the Pulp Fiction Graphic Novel Book Club!

Black Friday SALE
Friday, November 28th
Both locations

Sleep in! We don’t open until the late morning!

Artist Alley
Friday, November 28th
Pulp Fiction Culver City

We’ll have our November Artist Alley during our Black Friday sale.

Back in Stock

             

Death of Wolverine # 2 and Edge of Spider-Verse # 2, AKA “Spider-Gwen’s costume! Squee!” gets a second printing. The end-of-credits stinger from this Summer’s Guardian’s of the Galaxy seemed to prompt another printing of the Howard the Duck Omnibus. Who saw that coming? I imagine it’s last call this time around so get it now, or pay a lot more later.  Finally, the first volume of David Lapham’s incredible noir drama, Stray Bullets is getting a re-release. Image actually collected the entire original 41 issues in a compendium edition for $60 (we still have them 30% off and it’s totally worth it) last March, but if you just want to dip your toe in, this is your ticket.

New Releases for 10/27/14
Make sure you click here for a full list of all of this week’s new releases.

New Comics Highlights

 

Deathlok # 1 Deal of the Week $1.99
I always liked Deathlok when I was a kid. The Robocop meets Eddie the Head aesthetic always appealed to me. Though the character was created in the 70s, it’s the early 90s incarnation written by Dwayne McDuffie that I remember. For an interesting, “90’s speculator bubble”-themed article, check out  Deathlok: The Marvel Comics Phenomenon that Almost Was. Deathlok was featured heavily last season on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D TV show, so he’s being dusted off for another go at an ongoing series. This particular incarnation spins out of the Original Sin series. It’s scripted by Nathan Edmonson, so if you’re enjoying The Punisher or Black Widow right now, you should give it a shot. CBR has a preview here.


Rasputin # 1
This is the book I’m most looking forward to next week. It’s a new series from the creative team behind Proof and the artwork looks fantastic. Check it out hereMultiversity Comics also has a very in-depth review here.


Harley Quinn Annual # 1
In a gimmick that admittedly seems appropriate, the Harley annual comes poly-bagged to contain its…smell.


Death of Wolverine Deadpool and Captain America # 1
I just think this cover is great.


Wonder Woman # 35 Final Issue! (Of Azzarello and Chiang’s run)
One of the few truly memorable books to come out of the New 52 comes to an end. I for one really enjoyed this series that felt like it belonged under the Vertigo imprint. In an industry awash with characters out for revenge or meeting destruction with destruction, Wonder Woman, both as a book and a character, was all about building a family as you might guess from the final issue’s cover.


Marvel 75th Anniversary Celebration # 1
A super-sized celebration of 75 years of the World’s Greatest Comics! What happened the day the Marvel Universe was born? James Robinson and Chris Samnee have the answer! Legendary artist Bruce Timm adapts the very first Captain America story Stan Lee ever wrote, from 1941! As Spider-Man battles the Kingpin, Peter Parker’s pals -n- gals lament his absence, in a story by Tom DeFalco and Stan Goldberg. Brian Michael Bendis & Michael Gaydos guide Netflix’s Jessica Jones as she investigates a case with roots in the past of the Marvel Universe! Wolverine’s “father” Len Wein and Paul Gulacy recount an untold encounter between Logan and Sabretooth! And More!


Southern Bastards # 5
I don’t typically spotlight comics beyond their first issue, but Southern Bastards is so freaking good and I know a lot of you picked up the first trade. If you read the trade and loved it, you can actually start reading it monthly with # 5 this week since the trade took you through issue # 4.

Graphic Novels Highlights


Original Sin HC
The murder mystery Summer event gets a deluxe hardcover. Collecting ORIGINAL SIN #0-8, ORIGINAL SINS #1-5 and material from POINT ONE #1.
Cover Price: $75.00
Pulp Fiction Price: $45.00 (40% off)


Deadpool and Cable Omnibus HC
It’s action, adventure, time travel, dimension-hopping, black humor, black ops, Bea Arthur, chimichangas – yes, that whole thing started here – and lots of gunfire as two of Marvel’s fan-favorite antiheroes take on each other and everyone else! Collecting CABLE & DEADPOOL #1-50 and DEADPOOL/GLI SUMMER FUN SPECTACULAR.
Cover Price: $125.00
Pulp Fiction Price: $75.00 (40% off)


DC Comics Zero Year HC
Journey back to the Zero Year to see the early tales of heroes and heroines such as Nightwing, Green Arrow, Batgirl, Superman, Birds of Prey, Catwoman and more! Collects Batman #24-25, Detective Comics #25, Batgirl #25, Batwing #25, Batwoman #25, Birds of Prey #25, Catwoman #25, The Flash #25, Green Arrow #25, Green Lantern Corps #25, Nightwing #25, Red Hood and The Outlaws #25 and Action Comics #25.
Cover Price: $34.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $20.99 (40% off)


Cowl TP Vol 1 Principles of Power

C.O.W.L, an acronym for the Chicago Organized Workers League, is a beautiful book. The first issue sold out quickly and with good reason. COWL is book interested in superhero world-building from an urban perspective the same way that The Shield or The Wire does. The first issue was great. I’m excited to read the first arc. Check out a preview here.
Cover Price: $9.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $6.99 (30% off)

Other Books (Look! A brand new section!)


Alien Archive Ult Guide to Classic Movies HC
Alien: The Archive is the first complete book on all four films. Featuring extremely rare images, newly unearthed artwork, stunning photography, this is the definitive story on the creation of these unique and landmark sci-fi masterpieces. It includes early concept art and storyboards, and is presented in a beautiful, large format. Features new interviews with Alien director Ridley Scott, series star Sigourney Weaver, visionary artist H.R. Giger, Alien Resurrection director Jean-Pierre Jeunet and more!
Cover Price: $50.00
Pulp Fiction Price: $40.00 (20% off)


New Annotated HP Lovecraft HC
Klinger collects here twenty-two of Lovecraft’s best, most chilling “Arkham” tales, including “The Call of Cthulhu,” At the Mountains of Madness, “The Whisperer in Darkness,” “The Shadow Over Innsmouth,” “The Colour Out of Space,” and others. With nearly 300 illustrations, including full-color reproductions of the original artwork and covers from Weird Tales and Astounding Stories, and more than 1,000 annotations, this volume illuminates every dimension of H. P. Lovecraft and stirs the Great Old Ones in their millennia of sleep.
Cover Price: $39.95
Pulp Fiction Price: $31.96 (20% off)

Toys and Figures



That’s it for this week! See you in the store!

-Ryan