Newsletter 2/25

Hello everyone! This Wednesday we have a deal of the week QUADRUPLE-header for Suiciders #1, Curb Stomp #1, Black Hood #1 and Orphan Black #1. Also this week: Spider-Gwen (the fan-favorite character from Spider-Verse) gets her own series, Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips‘ celebrate the release of the first Fade Out trade with a Criminal special edition one-shot complete with a “classic pulp” style magazine variant, the second trade of Sex Criminals drops, Metabarons finally gets reprinted, and more!

Upcoming Events
Graphic Novel Reading Club
Sunday, February 22nd
4PM at Culver City Location

Join us for the February meeting of the Graphic Novel Reading Club. This month’s theme is humor! Bring a book you think is funny.

Long Beach Comic Expo
Feb 28 – Mar 1 at Long Beach Convention Center

Long Beach Comic Expo is an annual event held at the Long Beach Convention Center each spring. It’s a celebration of comic books and pop culture that showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators and creators of all types of pop culture. At Long Beach Comic Expo you’ll find exhibitors promoting and selling all types of related products, as well as entertaining and educational programs, guest signings and meet & greet sessions with celebrities.

The Pulp Fiction crew will be there of course so swing by and say hi! We’re also selling tickets in the store. They’ll be more expensive at the door, so buy from us and save some money!

Sat only – $30
Sun only – $20
Weekend pass – $45

Kickstarter / Marketing Workshop
Saturday, March 21st
2 PM at Culver City Location

Having successfully funded two Kickstarters for her comic Boston Metaphysical Society in 2014, writer/creator, Madeleine Holly-Rosing will share her very specific and practical strategies for running a successful Kickstarter. This class is designed for individual creators who cannot afford to hire a team or a PR person. For more info, visit the Art Class page.

International Table Top Day
Saturday, April 11th
12 PM to 6pm at Culver City Location

Bring your friends, family, and your favorite board games! We’ll have a collection of board games that range from the classics like Monopoly, to newer games like Munchkin Quest, Betrayal at House on the Hill, and more! You can read more about International Table Top day here.
Please RSVP here at Eventbrite to let us know you are coming. Space is limited. Admittance if first come, first serve.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Back in Stock

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1

New Releases for 2/25/15
Make sure you click here for a full list of all of this week’s new releases.

New Comics Highlights


Suiciders #1 Deal of the Week $1.99
In the post-apocalyptic city of New Angeles, killing isn’t just a crime – it’s entertainment. When the “big one” finally hit the West Coast, Los Angeles was left in ruins. And when the U.S. government decided to cut the city loose, things went from bad to worse. To survive, L.A. did what it does best: It turned survival into entertainment. Now, thirty years later, the city of New Angeles is thriving once more thanks to the blood sport known as SUICIDERS – a TV series that combines the spectacle of hand-to-hand combat with elaborate, high-tech obstacles that test each competitor’s ability to survive. But these competitors have an edge: They’ve been freakishly enhanced by drugs and technology. The results are both marvelous and monstrous, as the man called The Saint begins to rise above his fellow Suiciders. SUICIDERS is a dark, post-apocalyptic epic that tells the story of a strange, brutal world, written and illustrated by Lee Bermejo, the #1 New York Times best-selling writer/artist behind JOKER, BATMAN: NOEL, LUTHOR and BEFORE WATCHMEN: RORSCHACH.
Preview here.

Curb Stomp #1 Deal of the Week $1.99
Three gangs. Five girls. No way out. Machete Betty leads a small gang of women under the selfappointed task of protecting their home of Old Beach, one of three boroughs surrounding a rich metropolitan city. When Betty takes the life of a rival gang member in an act of self-defense, she sets off a chain reaction of retaliation, gang warfare, and unlikely allies. It’s up to the The Fever-Machete Betty, Derby Girl, Bloody Mary, Daisy Chain, and Violet Volt-to defend their turf at all costs.
Preview here.

The Black Hood #1 Deal of the Week $1.99
New Ongoing Series! “The Bullet’s Kiss,” Part 1 of 5. When Philadelphia police officer Greg Hettinger stepped into the middle of a gunfight, hot lead shredded his face-and he pulled the trigger, blind. Now Greg is waking up in a world where he’s a killer, hopelessly scarred and hooked on painkillers. What does a man do when he can no longer face the world, yet still wants to do good? He puts on a hood. Available with a regular die-cut cover by Michael Gaydos and variant covers by Francesco Francavilla, David Mack, Howard Chaykin, and David Williams.
Preview here.


Orphan Black #1 Deal of the Week $1.99
One. Of a kind. Sarah’s life was changed dramatically after witnessing the suicide of a woman who looked just like her. Sarah learned that, not only were she and the woman clones, but there were others just like them, and dangerous factions at work set on capturing them all. Now, the mysterious world of Orphan Black widens, with new layers of the conspiracy being peeled back in this miniseries by co-creator John Fawcett!


Spider-Gwen #1

SPIDER-GWEN SPINS INTO HER OWN SERIES!
•  BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT! The breakout hit of the biggest Spider-Event of the century is taking comic shops by storm this winter with her own new ongoing series – SPIDER-GWEN!
•  Gwen Stacy is Spider-Woman, but you knew that already. What you DON’T know is what friends and foes are waiting for her in the aftermath of Spider-Verse!
•  From the fan-favorite creative team that brought you Spider-Gwen’s origin story in EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE, Jason Latour and Robbie Rodriguez!
Preview here.
Criminal Special Edition One-Shot
CRIMINAL COMES TO IMAGE! To celebrate the return of CRIMINAL to print, BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS return to their award-winning title for the first time in years for a 48-page special sure the thrill their readers, old and new alike! It’s 1976, and Teeg Lawless is doing 30 days in county jail with a price on his head, his only safe company from the savagery a beat-up old comic magazine his dead cellmate left behind. It’s CRIMINAL like you’ve never seen it before, with a comic within the comic and all those slick ’70s thrills! Preview here


Darth Vader #2

The original Dark Lord of the Sith stars in his first ongoing series! Ever since Darth Vader made his first on-screen appearance, he became the one of the most popular villains to ever haunt an audience’s dreams! Now, follow Vader straight from the ending of A NEW HOPE (and the pages of the new STAR WARS comic book) into his own series, showing the Empire’s war with the Rebel Alliance from the other side! Writer Kieron Gillen (Uncanny X-Men, Journey Into Mystery, Iron Man) and artist Salvador Larroca (Invincible Iron Man, X-Men: No More Humans) bring us a peek behind the mask of evil!
Preview here.
Secret Origins #10
Get ready for The New 52 origins of Batgirl (written by Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher with art by Irene Koh), Firestorm (courtesy of writer Dan Jurgens) and Poison Ivy (coming your way from writer Caitlin Kittredge and artist Stjepan Sejic)!
All-New X-Men #38
• The 4th chapter of the Black Vortex!
•  With some of their members captured by the villainous Mr. Knife, the team must decipher the secrets of the Black Vortex. And quickly!
•  But with the galaxy in chaos, they don’t have too many options open to them.
•  Maybe there’s an old war-buddy Peter can call to help them out?
Batman #39 
“Endgame” part 5. The Joker is back! The penultimate issue of the Clown Prince of Crime’s horrifying return! Plus, in the backup story, the inmates and Mahreen finally learn the truth about The Joker!


New Avengers #30 Time Runs Out 
TIME RUNS OUT (That’s all you need to know!)


Effigy #2 
Homicide Detective Grant Moore teams with neophyte police officer/resident TV kid cop “expert” Chondra Jackson to piece together the clues left when a strange body is unearthed in Effigy Mound, Ohio. What’s even stranger than an eons-old corpse with a bullet hole in the head is the contents of its body. And when the pair meets a witness, they discover a twisted tie to Chondra’s pre-Hollywood fame. Meanwhile, there’s something odd brewing at The Influence Center bookstore. What is its disturbing connection to the mysterious corpse?

Graphic Novels Highlights


Fade Out TP Vol 1
BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS’ newest hit series, THE FADE OUT is an epic noir set in the world of noir itself, the backlots and bars of Hollywood at the end of its Golden Era. A movie stuck in endless reshoots, a writer damaged from the war and lost in the bottle, a dead movie star and the lookalike hired to replace her. Nothing is what it seems in the place where only lies are true. THE FADE OUT is BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS’ most ambitious project yet.
Preview here.
Cover Price: $9.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $6.99 (30% off)


Sex Criminals TP Vol 2

The second storyline from the Eisner-award winning SEX CRIMINALS finds the honeymoon to be over for Jon and Suzie. Once the thrill of new lust fades, where do you go? Come along and laff and love with Matt and Chip as they brimp back ceaselessly against the past.

Cover Price: $14.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.49 (30% off)


The Metabarons HC
An all-new printing of Jodorowsky and Gimenez’s international sci-fi bestseller! A multi-generational tale of family, sacrifice, and survival told within an immense universe, both in scope and originality. A true classic in the pantheon of graphic storytelling and science fiction as a whole. The first cycle of the epic saga created by Alexandro Jodorowsky and Juan Gimenez compiled in its entirety in a regular sized hardcover. Content includes 2 bonus short stories as well as an afterword by David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, Man of Steel).
Omigod look at Gimenez’ artwork here!
Cover Price: $59.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $47.99 (20% off)


Avengers Time Runs Out Prem HC Vol 2

For Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and the Illuminati, it has all been building to this. After two years of carefully crafting his cataclysmic saga, writer Jonathan Hickman jumps ahead eight months to the grand finale, the honest-to-goodness immediate future of the Marvel Universe – and the day of the Final Incursion! After the revelation of the Illuminati’s desperate, world-destroying actions, the Avengers are fragmented! While one group seeks out the Illuminati for a confrontation, another takes the fight to the new Cabal! Discover what has become of Tony Stark – to say nothing of Dr. Strange! And have all the battles they’ve endured, and the sacrifices they’ve made, prepared either group for the inevitable moment where time runs out for everybody? The second act of the astonishing climax to Jonathan Hickman’s legendary run is here! Collecting AVENGERS (2012) #38-39 and NEW AVENGERS (2013) #26-28.

Cover Price: $24.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $14.99 (40% off)


New Avengers TP Vol 3 Other Worlds

The Multiverse is slowly collapsing, destroying entire dimensions, and the Illuminati must combat the ever-increasing Incursions. As they meet the Mapmakers, cartographers of the Apocalypse, they discover the Black Swan’s secrets and cope with their own personal challenges. Black Bolt’s kingdom remains in chaos; the release of the Terrigen Bomb has split the Inhumans and upset the natural world. Reed Richards transforms one of his greatest inventions in order to view the death of worlds, as Dr. Strange considers selling his soul. Black Panther, cast from his kingdom, seeks to end the Wakandan war with Atlantis – and avenge Namor’s slaughter of his people. There’s no turning back for the Illuminati. They’ll pay the price for their sins. But must these new Avengers destroy a perfect world so that the Earth can live? Collecting NEW AVENGERS (2013) #13.INH and #14-17.

Cover Price: $19.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $11.99 (40% off)


Zero TP Vol 3

Edward Zero quit being a spy thug, left the Agency, found a better life in Iceland. But when a volcano erupts and the past comes back in a myriad of ways, what does the path ask of him? Palestine, Belfast, the laboratory in the woods-they all come back into play now. Collects ZERO #11-14

Cover Price: $14.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $11.49 (30% off)


Dark Tower TP The Drawing of the Three:
The Prisoner

The Dark Tower saga begins again – on Earth! If you thought the badlands of Mid-World were dangerous, wait until you experience Brooklyn in the 1960s! Meet Eddie Dean, a troubled young man able to open doors to other worlds. Now, Eddie must survive family tragedy, haunting addiction and deadly forces that conspire to stop him from growing up to challenge the Man in Black! Without his mother, what will happen to Eddie and his brother, Henry? What horrors await within the Dutch Hill Mansion? And what offer does the criminal called Balazar make? With magic doors appearing, strange voices in his head and monstrous lobstrosities hungry for his flesh, can Eddie survive his desperate mission? Stephen King’s dark fantasy epic spills onto the streets of New York City! Collecting DARK TOWER: THE DRAWING OF THE THREE – THE PRISONER #1-5.
Preview here.

Cover Price: $19.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $11.99 (40% off)


Seraphim 266613336 Wings TP

Two of the most acclaimed anime directors of all time, Ghost in the Shell’s Mamoru Oshii and Perfect Blue’s Satoshi Kon, came together to create a manga: Seraphim: 266613336 Wings. Seraphim is the story of a future earth devastated by the “Angel Plague,” a pandemic that induces apocalyptic visions in the afflicted, even as it ossifies their bodies into dead, seraphic forms.
Preview here.

Cover Price: $19.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $13.99 (30% off)

That’s it for this week!

-Ryan