Newsletter 8/4/14

Thank you to all the creators and customers who participated in our first Artist Alley Saturday this past weekend! For those that couldn’t make it, we still have a few copies of some of the creators’ books here for sale. Stay tuned for details about our next Artist Alley Saturday!

Guardians of the Galaxy made 94 million dollars this weekend! Or as I like to think of it, James Gunn made an incredibly successful big-budget Summer movie. Good for him. Loved Slither and Super.  If you’re not Drax and some Marvel movie stuff went over your head (I’m so sorry), check out this video compiling all the Easter eggs from every Marvel movie so far.

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.

Artist Alley Saturday (Sept 6 Culver City)
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. Keep an eye on ourevents page for a complete list of scheduled guests.

New Releases for 8/6/14

There were a ton of new graphic novels this week, but I didn’t have time to go over all of them here. Make sure you click here for a full list of all of this week’s new releases.

New Comics Highlights

Kick Ass 3 Finale
It’s finally here! Of all the release dates I’m asked to check from time to time, the Kick Ass 3 finale takes the cake. Rest-assured that this is the week the finale will be here in all its blood-soaked glory.

Steven Universe # 1
Apparently, Steven Universe is a cartoon created by Rebecca Sugar, former storyboard artist, writer, and composer for Adventure Time so I’m assuming this book will hit big with the Adventure Time, Regular Show, Bravest Warriors, Bee and Puppycat crowd. It’s being published in “zine” format so it’ll include mini comics, games, recipes, etc.

Terminal Hero # 1
This feels like the first non-DC book Peter Milligan has worked on in forever. Not sure what it’s about, but if it’s written by the guy worked on Shade: The Changing Man, X-Statix, and Hellblazer, then it’s sure to be interesting.

Back in Stock

The Spread # 1 (2nd printing) & 2
We sold out of the first issue super fast, but this week we have come prepared! If you haven’t already, check out this book that’s Lone Wolf and Cub by way of Mad Max and The Thing.

Graphic Novels Highlights

Death of Archie Life Celebrated TP
They killed off Earth 2 Archie and you can read all about it here!
Cover Price: $14.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $11.99 (20% off)

The Bunker Vol 1 TP
The Bunker is about a group of friends who decide to bury a time capsule in the woods only to find a bunker with their names inscribed on it. Can’t say anything else without spoiling this great twisty mystery from the mind of Josh Fialkov. I’ve had people from all over LA trying to track down these back issues, and with good reason. Highly recommended.
Cover Price: $19.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $15.99 (20% off)

Fury Max HC My War Gone By

I haven’t read any of this yet, but I am going to buy it sight unseen because it’s written by Garth Ennis and takes place in the Punisher MAX universe he created, one of my all time favorite series. Can’t wait.
Cover Price: $34.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $20.99 (40% off)

Filler Bunny Collected Works TP

Depending on how old you are and how deep you get into artists, you either knowJhonen Vasquez from his comic, Johhny the Homicidal Maniac or from his TV show, Invader Zim, or maybe both.  This is another earlier, long out of print series by Vasquez back by popular demand.
Cover Price: $34.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $20.99 (40% off)

Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale HC Yellow Blue and Gray

Each of Loeb and Sale’s Marvel character collaborations is considered a classic and now they will all be conveniently collected together. If you were a fan of Batman The Long Halloween and weren’t sure how to start with Marvel characters, this may be your ticket.
Cover Price: $75.00
Pulp Fiction Price: $45.00 (40% off)

I Was the Cat HC
This was getting a lot of attention at the Oni booth at San Diego. It’s about a successful journalist who is anonymously contacted with a lucrative offer to write someone’s memoirs. It turns out the subject of the memoirs is a cat, a cat who claims to have shaped the events of the world several times.
Cover Price: $24.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $19.99 (20% off)

Marvels Platinum Edition Slipcase HC
In the tradition of the last two unnecessarily huge Adamantium collections, comes another 20 lb behemoth, this time collecting the Marvels series started by none other than Alex Ross!
Cover Price: $200.00
Pulp Fiction Price: $120.00 (40% off)

Star Wars Jedi Academy Vol 2
Another adorable Star Wars book from creator of Darth Vader and Son, Vader’s Little Princess, and Jedi Academy.
Cover Price: $12.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.39 (20% off)

Wraith Welcome to Christmasland HC
Jim Starlin (commonly credited as the godfather of the cosmic corner of the Marvel universe) returns to one of his signature characters in an original graphic novel.
Cover Price: $24.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $14.99 (40% off)

Walter Simonson’s Lawnmower Man Artist Ed Portfolio HC
Walter Simonson fans got a lot of love these past few weeks: the new ongoing title, Ragnarok, a reprint and Artist Ed of his Robocop vs Terminator series he did with Frank Miller, and now another Artist Ed of his rare adaptation of Stephen King’s short story, Lawnmower Man.
Cover Price: TBD
Pulp Fiction Price: TBD

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