Newsletter Week of 1/13/15

Hey everybody. Hope everyone had a good weekend, Bowie fans included :(. We’ll have his discography spinning on Spotify all Wednesday in remembrance! To keep it comic-related, if you’re a David Lapham fan you should really check out Young Liars. Loooot of Bowie influence going on there. Dark, somewhat cynical book that was cut short, but interesting all the same. Ok enough of that. No deals of the week this time, but lots of exciting issues including the final issue of Secret Wars (at last!), the 150th issue of Walking Dead, and the second issue of Batman TMNT. If I managed to get any of you to try out the Injection TP and you liked it, this week’s issue picks up right after that if you’re interested in getting caught up with the monthly.

We also have some more staff articles for your reading pleasure including a review of the recent Jack the Ripper graphic novel and a breakdown of notable manga from 2015!

See you at the bottom…

Upcoming Events

Manga Book Club
Sun Feb 21st
4 PM at Culver City store

All are welcome at the Pulp Fiction Manga Club! The topic of the month will be Horror/Psychological Thrillers. Recommended titles:
Uzumaki, 20th Century Buys, Death Note, Magika Madoka, MPD Psycho, Serial Experiments Lain, Tokyo Ghoul, Vampire Hunter D

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New Comics Highlights

Click here for a full list of all of the week’s new releases.

Green Lantern Edge of Oblivion #1 (of 6)

(W) Tom Taylor (A/CA) Ethan Van Sciver
Picking up where GREEN LANTERN: LOST ARMY left off! As the universe around them reaches entropy, the Green Lantern Corps must find a way home! Along the way, they’ll face dying gods, worlds torn asunder and a desperate group of survivors whose only hope is these cosmic heroes.

Spirit Leaves #1

(W/A/CA) Rossi Gifford
Scottish-born Rossi Gifford’s quarterly debut has been hailed as “a beautifully rendered surreal adventure” by Ramon Perez, and a “dynamic and involving with a gorgeous colour palette” by Dave Gibbons. Freya, an albino deer girl training to be a shaman, sets off to the mystical forest to find out what is causing an imbalance. Along the journey,she meets a wolf boy looking for the same entity, and they agree to find it together. Both are determined to pursue this force and prove they are capable on their own – but how do you stop a demon?

Secret Wars #9

(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Esad Ribic (CA) Alex Ross


Walking Dead #150

(W) Robert Kirkman (A) Charlie Adlard & Various (CA) Charlie Adlard, Dave Stewart
SPECIAL EXTRA-SIZED ANNIVERSARY ISSUE – 40 PAGES FOR ONLY $2.99!   In our 150th issue, Rick Grimes finds himself… BETRAYED.

Batman TMNT #2

(W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Freddie Williams
Trapped in a world where they can scarcely tell friend from foe, the Turtles’ first encounter with the Dark Knight puts their fighting skills to the ultimate test. And while Batman and scientist Lucius Fox search for any clue as to where these strange ninjas come from, Shredder strikes a deal with The Penguin! Co-published with IDW!

Injection  #6

(W) Warren Ellis (A/CA) Declan Shalvey
BEGINNING A NEW VOLUME: If you’ve read the trade you can pick up here! In New York, consulting detective Vivek Headland takes on a case that quickly invokes a murderous sandwich.

Insexts #2

(W) Marguerite Bennett (A/CA) Ariela Kristantina
Free of their captor, the lovers explore their freedom, their love, and the monstrous new transformations of which they are capable. But when their thirst for revenge deepens, a sleek, vicious new predator creeps into London, threatening to destroy all they hold dear. This new monthly series is the brainchild of writer Marguerite Bennett (A-Force, Angela, Red Sonja) and artist Ariela Kristantina (Wolverines, Deep State).

Snow Blind #2

(W) Ollie Masters (A/CA) Tyler Jenkins
Teddy goes on the hunt around town trying to track down the man who is after his family.

Superman American Alien #3

(W) Max Landis (A) Joëlle Jones (CA) Ryan Sook
When his plane crash-lands in the middle of the ocean, 21-year-old Clark Kent finds himself at a raging party on a massive yacht and is mistaken for the guest of honor: billionaire playboy Bruce Wayne! Illustrated by Joëlle Jones (Mockingbird, Ladykiller), the third issue of SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN is sure to have everyone talking!

The Violent #2

(W) Ed Brisson (A/CA) Adam Gorham
Desperation leads to murder.
Graphic Novel Highlights

Archer and Armstrong Complete Classic Omnibus HC

(W) Barry Windsor-Smith & Various (A) Barry Windsor-Smith, Mike Vosburg (CA) Barry Windsor-Smith
Following in the footsteps of the X-O MANOWAR CLASSIC OMNIBUS VOLUME 1, it’s the complete, oversized omnibus collection of the series Ain’t It Cool News calls “the best buddy team book of all time.” Obadiah Archer, left for dead as a boy by his corrupt evangelist parents, has spent the last decade honing his innate abilities in a monastery deep in the mountains of Ladakh before emerging now as the world’s greatest hand-to-hand fighter and marksman. His body a temple, his every movement in harmony and his mind perfectly serene… except for the overriding desire to avenge his own murder. Armstrong is a 10,000-year-old libertine who may be as strong as a battalion, but abandoned idealism millennia ago. Now he spends his days drinking, carousing and telling tales of outrageous adventures throughout history to anyone who will listen – that is, when he’s not on the run from an ancient cult whose bumbling agents have been hunting him for two thousand years. But Armstrong counts as the worst day of all his days the one when Archer turned up and decided that they were partners – a team chosen by fate to save the world! Featuring work from iconic Valiant creators Barry Windsor-Smith (Conan, Weapon X), Jim Shooter (Secret Wars), Bob Layton (Iron Man), Mike Baron (Nexus), and more, the groundbreaking adventures of the original conspiracy-smashing duo are brought together in their entirety for the very first time right here in this massive, oversized volume. Collecting ARCHER & ARMSTRONG (1992) #0-26 and ETERNAL WARRIOR (1992) #25, CHAOS EFFECT: OMEGA along with ARCHER & ARMSTRONG: THE FORMATION OF THE SECT.

Cover Price: $99.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $79.99 (20% OFF)

Batman Superman Wonder Woman Trinity Dlx Ed HC

(W/A/CA) Matt Wagner
Matt Wagner’s 3-issue epic that unites DC’s three greatest heroes is offered as a Deluxe Edition hardcover for the first time! When Ra’s al Ghul recruits Bizarro and a renegade Amazon warrior to help him create global chaos, the Dark Knight Detective suddenly finds himself working with the Man of Steel and the Amazon Princess. Looking to thwart the madman’s plot to simultaneously destroy all satellite communications as well as all of the world’s oil reserves, Earth’s greatest heroes are forced to band together-if they can work out their differences!

Cover Price: $29.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $17.99 (40% OFF)

Death of Wolverine TP

(W) Charles Soule (A/CA) Steve McNiven

Logan is no stranger to death. He’s killed thousands. He’s watched teammates, friends and lovers die. Now, stripped of his healing factor, the X-Man and Avenger faces his own date with the reaper. There’s a bounty on his head, a price big enough to put a horde of enemies and assassins on his trail. The race is on to find Wolverine, but who put out the contract? Sabretooth? Viper? Or someone even worse? When Logan discovers that his mystery foe wants him alive, he turns on the offensive. As the hunted becomes the hunter once more, he’s determined to die the way he lived. The Wolverine will go out fighting. Collecting DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1-4.

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

Southern Cross TP Vol 1

(W) Becky Cloonan (A) Andy Belanger (CA) Becky Cloonan
Now boarding: Southern Cross, tanker flight 73 to Titan. Alex Braith is tracing her sister’s steps to the refinery moon, hoping to collect her remains and find some answers. The questions keep  coming though- and they lead her down a path of intrigue, betrayal, and galactic horror. Collects SOUTHERN CROSS #1-6

Cover Price: $9.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $6.99 (30% OFF)

Starve TP Vol 1

(W) Brian Wood (A/CA) Danijel Zezelj
Once the world’s most famous chef, Gavin Cruikshank’s been in a self-imposed exile for years. His little foodie television program has since evolved into STARVE, an arena sport that pits chef against chef for the pleasure of their super-rich patrons. It’s a stain on a once-noble profession, and Chef Gavin is ready to go to war to stop it. Two things stand in his way: his arch rival Roman Algiers, and his adult daughter Angie, who probably just wants her dad back and acting normal.

Cover Price: $9.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $6.99 (30% OFF)

That’s it for this week!