Newsletter 8/18/14

Hope everyone had a good (and cool) weekend.  As of this newsletter, we’re just 5 shy of reaching 700 email subscribers!  If you’re reading this as a post, you can sign up here to get the newsletter directly. We’re also on twitter and instagram under the handle “pfbookscomics” so follow us there too if you’re not already doing so.

We’re finally having our first art class in Culver City! Look below under the Upcoming Events section for more details! I have also updated the Events page on the site with info and links for the artists that will be joining us for this upcoming Artist Alley Saturday,  including Madeline Holly Rosing whose book, Boston Metaphysical Society was featured on Bleeding Cool!

It’s been a slow couple of weeks for new comics, but this week we pick up the pace with a new DC series by Grant Morrisson and another Image release from Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, the creative team that brought us Sleeper, Criminal, Incognito, and Fatale! There are also a couple of exciting all-ages releases this week!

Lastly, if you’ve ever thought about jumping into Elephantmen (one of my favorite sci fi titles) and you can make it to the Culver City store in the next few days, we have a couple of signed and sketched copies of the Mammoth EditionElephantmen creator and writer, Richard Starkings dropped by over the weekend and was nice enough to sign a couple of copies.

Upcoming Events

10 Cent Comics Sale (Aug 23 – 24 in Culver City)
Remember when comics were just a dime a piece? Neither do we, but it seems like a great idea! Check out our special “super-sale” table Saturday Aug 23 through Sunday Aug 24 to get 10 comics for just 1 dollar!

Toy Sale (Aug 30 – Aug 31 in Culver City)
Don’t miss the premiere of our new expanded figures, statues, and collectibles section of the store! We have so much stuff that we can’t fit it all on our new shelving, so we are having a 50% OFF SALE on all our extras! Visit the “super-sale” tables to see what’s going fast Saturday Aug 30 and Sunday Aug 31.

Free Art Class (Sept 6 Culver City)
Saturday, September 6th  12:00pm-1:30pm
After many promises and even more anticipation, Pulp Fiction Culver City has finally scheduled its first art class!  And best of all, it is FREE!!!  Local art teacher and creator Darrell Fusaro will be bring his “Introduction to Drawing Comics” workshop to the Pulp Fiction loft on Saturday, September 6th, from noon-1:30pm.  All ages and skill levels are welcome.  Space is limited however, and those who sign-up at the store, or by email, will be given first priority, so let us know ASAP if you want to lock in your spot at the art tables!

Introduction to Drawing Comics
In this enjoyable workshop, aimed at beginners but open to all levels, you’ll learn how to create your own cartoon characters and show them in action, even if you’ve never drawn before. It’s fun and easy; anyone can learn. Plus, you’ll learn some possible ways to get your artwork published and make money from your cartooning. Whether you’re interested in gag cartoons, greeting cards, humorous illustration, drawing comic books or newspaper strips, or taking this workshop just for fun, you’ll have fun and learn a lot. Taught by Darrell Fusaro. Total beginners are welcome.

Artist Alley Saturday (Sept 6 Culver City) UPDATED!
We’re doing it again! Come join us at Pulp Fiction Culver City for our monthly Artist Alley Saturdays! The first Saturday of every month we will host local creators who will be showing off their newest work, doing sketches, and sharing tales from the world of comics. I’ve updated the website with creator info and links. Go to the events page for a list of scheduled guests.

New Releases for 8/20/14

Make sure you click here for a full list of all of this week’s new releases.

New Comics Highlights

The Fade Out # 1
It’s Brubaker,Phillips and Hollywood noir. If that doesn’t say it all, then you haven’t been paying attention to this brilliant creative team. This first issue is oversize (a whopping 40 pages) and if it’s anything like their past titles, it will have the most awesome back-ups ever: essays, interviews, etc.  Also, since Criminal, Brubaker has been adamant about the back-ups being exclusive to the monthly floppies so don’t trade-wait on this one! We will also have the 40s style magazine variant, but only a few! You can check our a preview here.

Multiversity # 1
Multiversity is the much-anticipated DC title written by Grant Morrisson and drawn by a host of amazing artists that takes you on a tour of the multi-verse. Grant Morrison as a creator is absolutely in love with the multiverse concept of DC comics which should make this very exciting! Read more about it here.

Back in Stock


Rocket’s back in stock! We’ll be flush with the first issue and the Pop Vinyl figures this Wednesday!

Graphic Novels Highlights

Brightest Day Omnibus
In this follow-up to BLACKEST NIGHT, twelve heroes and villains were resurrected by a white light expelled deep within the center of the earth. Now, Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Firestorm, Hawkman, Hawkgirl, Deadman, Jade, Osiris, Hawk, Captain Boomerang and Zoom must discover the mysterious reason behind their return and uncover the secret that binds them all in this massive hardcover collecting issues #0-24 of the hit series!
Cover Price: $75.00
Pulp Fiction Price: $45.00 (40% off)

Batman by Morrisson Batman Incorporated (N52) Vol 2 Gothams Most Wanted TP
There are quite a few of you making your way through Grant Morrisson’s Batman run, and some of you have been waiting for the conclusion in paperback form. Well the finale is finally here! If you’ve ever been curious about Morrisson’s batman run, there’s a pretty good breakdown of the reading order here.
Cover Price: $16.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.19 (40% off)

Punisher (2014) Vol 1 Black and White TP
Collecting PUNISHER (2014) #1-6.
Cover Price: $17.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.79 (40% off)

Winter Soldier The Bitter March TP

Cover Price: $16.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.19 (40% off)

Loki Agent of Asgard Vol 01 Trust Me TP

Collecting LOKI: AGENT OF ASGARD #1-5 and material from ALL-NEW MARVEL NOW! POINT ONE #1.
Cover Price: $19.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $11.99 (40% off)

Dead Letters Vol 1 TP

Haven’t had a chance to read this yet, but I remember selling out of the first issue.  You can look at a preview here.
Cover Price: $9.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $7.99 (20% off)

Hip Hop Family Tree Vol 2
As far as I’m concerned, this is the most exciting release of the week. Vol 1 has been reprinted this week as well. As someone who has been exploring the early days of hip hop recently, a tour in comic book form couldn’t be more timely. The Time website has a cool video feature on the series here.
Cover Price: $27.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $22.39 (20% off)

Back in Stock


We sold out of the Thanos OGN, but we’re getting more this week. The Snowpiercer HC’s and paperbacks are back in print so we’ll have more of those as well. And both the first volumes of Babysitter’s Club and Amulet have also been reprinted.

Toys and Collectibles


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