Newsletter Week of 12/16/15

Hey everyone. It’s kind of a light week for graphic novels, but we have a few promising deals of the week and there are quite a few follow up issues to some very popular debut series as well. We’re also getting a ton of stuff back in stock so be sure to look those over if you’re a subscriber and let us know if you missed anything, We’ll also be getting restocked on Monstress #2 and Dark Knight Master Race #1 Collector’s Edition HC’s in 2 weeks.On the event side of things, we have a couple of Culver City club meetings as well as a local creator who has published his own novel, Dragon Blade. You can check out his website here.

Finally, Eric Bryan has written up a review for the graphic novel, The New Deal which you can read here, as well as a review for the first collection of Harrow County which you can read here. See you at the bottom…


Holiday Hours

Christmas Eve:  11am – 5pm

Christmas Day: Closed

New Year’s Eve: 11am – 5pm

New Year’s Day: Closed

Upcoming EventsLocal Creator Appearance – Jordan Zlotolow
Sat Dec 19th at Culver store
Jordan will be here promoting his novel, Dragon Blade which you can preview here.

Marvel All New All Different Sale!
October through December
All Marvel #1’s are 50% off!!! Variants not included.

Page-Turners Potluck Party!
Sun Dec 27th
4PM at Culver City store

To celebrate the end of the year, we’re having a Page Turners Potluck Party! On December 27th, 4:00 PM, feel free to swing on by, enjoy some of the food and feel free to bring your own tasty treats! Click here for more details.

Manga Book Club
Sun Jan 10th
4 PM at Culver City store

All are welcome at the Pulp Fiction Manga Club! The topic of the month will be one-shots (single volume manga). Recommended titles:
Uzumaki, Utsubora, In Clothes Called Fat, Mistress Fortune, Clover.

Back in Stock

New Comics Highlights

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

Lucifer #1 Deal of the week $1.99!

(W) Holly Black (A) Lee Garbett (CA) Dave Johnson
The anti-hero who made his debut in THE SANDMAN and starred in his own hit series is back in a new series by best-selling writer Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles) and artist Lee Garbett (Loki)! As this series begins, God is dead-and Gabriel has accused Lucifer of His murder. Lucifer had motive and opportunity, but claims he can prove his innocence. If Gabriel finds the killer and takes the culprit into custody, his sins will be forgotten, and he’ll be welcomed back to Silver City. So, despite the fact that Lucifer just opened a nightclub on Earth and is hiding a mysterious wound, the two brothers set off to solve their Father’s murder. Their investigation will span Heaven, Hell, Earth and beyond in this antagonistic buddy-cop noir with an angelic flair.

Superzero #1 Deal of the week $1.99!

(W) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti (A) Rafael de Latorre (CA) Amanda Conner
With great power comes a bit of insanity, anxiety, and a dash of social alienation! Have you ever fantasized about being a super hero? Well Dru Dragowski does; that’s all this nineteen-year-old, comic book obsessed, high school senior thinks about. She needs to escape the normalcy of suburban life! Her plan? To become a real-life superhero by recreating the origins of her favorite comic characters! Hopefully then, she can become a hero not only for herself – but to protect everyone around her! If only that plan went just the slightest bit right… This fun, teen-agnst filled monthly series is created by the sensational writing duo that brings you Harley Quinn and Starfire – Jimmy Palmiotti & Amanda Conner.

Interview here

Squadron Supreme #1 50% OFF thru Dec!

(W) James Robinson (A) Leonard Kirk (CA) Alex Ross

They’re each the sole survivor of a lost Earth and they’ll do anything to protect this one, whether you like it or not. The Squadron Supreme — comprising Hyperion (Avengers), Nighthawk (Supreme Power), Dr. Spectrum (the Great Society), Blur (DP7) and Power Princess — are a team that doesn’t ask permission or what the rules are. To them all that matters is the safety of Earth and if you stand in the way…that’s your problem! Tell that to the Squadron’s first target — Namor, destroyer of Dr. Spectrum’s homeworld, who will have to pay for his crimes…but at what cost to the people of Atlantis.

Preview here

Starbrand and Nightmask #1 50% OFF thru Dec!

(W) Greg Weisman (A) Dominike “Domo” Stanton (CA) Yasmine Putri

Two former Avengers with tremendous power – and almost zero life experience – are on their own, trying to find their place as HEROES, COSMIC ENTITIES and…COLLEGE STUDENTS? What meal plan will cover a cosmic metabolism? Can two all-powerful entities share a dorm room the size of roach motel? Can you safely teleport to Mars after partying all night long at your first kegger? Find out in Starbrand & Nightmask!

Preview here

Weirworld #1 50% OFF thru Dec!

(W) Sam Humphries (A/CA) Mike Del Mundo

• From the pages of SECRET WARS, now in the ALL-NEW MARVEL U!
•  Imagine, being trapped in a world of sword and sorcery.
•  With no sword and sorcery experience to speak of.
•  This is the story of BECCA, a girl stuck in WEIRDWORLD, with only one mission: get home alive!
•  Marvel’s own twisted fantasy realm comes alive before your eyes! Barbarians! Wizards! And tricked out sports cars!

Preview here

Batman Europa #2

(W) Matteo Casali, Brian Azzarello (A/CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli
Forced to work with his greatest foe, The Joker, Batman reaches Prague just as the virus he’s been infected with starts to affect him. While the Czech version of Mardi Gras is in full swing, Batman and The Joker search for the mysterious Trojan Horse, a man who knows the secrets of the Colossus virus…but they’ll find more than they bargained for!
The mystery deepens and the stakes get higher in the second chapter of this miniseries by Brian Azzarello and Matteo Casali, featuring fully painted art by Giuseppe Camuncoli.

Boom Box 2015 Mixtape

(W) Jon Chad & Various (A) John Allison & Various

If you’re loving the comics being released under the BOOM! Box imprint, delve into a world of more of the same stories! From the wacky to the touching, you’ll never know what you’re going to get. Here’s a hint: brand-new Lumberjanes, Giant Days, Munchkin, Cyanide & Happiness, Power Up, and the debut of upcoming BOOM! Box title Bad Mask! We reached out to a bunch of our favorite creators with one mission in mind: to bring original, unconventional characters and stories to life. The Mix Tape is an eclectic collection of stories based on characters that are anything but your average lot. Narwhal Janitors and Urban Cowboys are just the tip of these stories that are best described as “off the beaten track.”

The Goddamned #2

(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) R. M. Guera
“And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.”
–Genesis 6:6

Huck #2

(W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Rafael Albuquerque
Now under media scrutiny, Huck sets out to help the flood of strangers coming to him in need.

Klaus #2

(W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Dan Mora
Synopsis: As the downtrodden people of Grimsvig struggle under totalitarian rule, Klaus stealthily evades the guard and slips magical, living toys into the poorest of homes to lift their spirits.

Prometheus Eternal One-Shot 

(W) Grant Morrison, Josh O’Neill (A) David Mack & Various (CA) Bill Seinkiewicz
Grant Morrison. Paul Pope. Dave McKean. Bill Sienkiewicz. Farel Dalrymple. Yuko Shimizu. David Mack. Legendary artists through the ages have interpreted the timeless tale of Prometheus’ gift of fire, creating a powerful visual tapestry that spans centuries. In this landmark collaboration between the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Eisner-winning minds behind Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream, the torch has been passed to these visionary creators, who together explore the gift of creation and price of defiance.
Preview here

Superman American Alien #2

(W) Max Landis (A) Tommy Lee Edwards (CA) Ryan Sook
After Smallville experiences its first violent crime in years, teenager Clark Kent is pressured by his best friend Pete Ross to take matters into his own hands in the second issue of SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN!
Renowned artist Tommy Lee Edwards (MAD MAX: FURY ROAD) illustrates this unflinching look at the boy behind the Man of Steel.

Darth Vader Annual #1

(W) Kieron Gillen (A/CA) Leinil Francis Yu

• The planet Shu-Torin has gone against the will of the Empire.
•  It’s time for Vader to bring them in line.
•  A great, evil jumping-on point for fans of the Dark Lord!

Graphic Novel Highlights

Avatar Smoke and Shadow TP Vol 2

(W) Gene Luen Yang & Various (A/CA) Gurihiru
With the disappearances of children in the Fire Nation capital, Avatar Aang and his friends are doing everything they can to find out who-or what-is responsible. Aang and Zuko must work together to keep the peace, but the emergence of the New Ozai Society, and the appearance of the mysterious Kemurikage of legend, may prove to be too much even for the Avatar when the true culprit of the kidnappings is revealed!

Cover Price: $10.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $7.69 (30% off)

Batman The Doom that Came to Gotham TP

(W) Mike Mignola, Richard Pace (A) Troy Nixey, Dennis Janke (CA) Mike Mignola
In this tale of horror co-written by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, Bruce Wayne unintentionally unleashes a dark evil on his city. Includes appearances by The Penguin, The Demon, Man-Bat, Ra’s al Ghul and more! Collects BATMAN: THE DOOM THAT CAME TO GOTHAM #1-3.

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

Empty Zone TP Vol 1 Conversations with the Dead

(W/A/CA) Jason Shawn Alexander
Collects EMPTY ZONE #1-5

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

The Hero Book Two HC
(W/A/CA) David Rubin
The Hero Book 2 continues David Rubín’s epic tale of Heracles in a postmodern look at the Twelve Labors and the champion’s fateful doom. The story delves deep into his life, revealing those who would wish him harm on his meteoric rise to stardom, his tumultuous love affairs, and his incredibly heroic feats. Rubín’s eclectic style will change the way you look at one of the most important Greek myths.

Cover Price: $24.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $17.49 (30% off)

New Manga

Attack on TitanGN Vol 17 Special Ed w/ DVD

(W/A/CA) Isayama Hajime
This special edition of Vol. 17 includes a DVD of “Ilse’s Notebook,” a side story animated by the studio behind the “Attack on Titan” anime! This episode isn’t available anywhere else! What’s left of humanity lives in fear for their lives in this exciting, terrifying manga that’s a number one bestseller in the U.S. and Japan. Humankind is down to just a few thousand people who live inside three concentric walls that protect them from the ravenous, giant Titans. The Titans appear to have only one purpose: to consume humanity.

Cover Price: $19.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $15.99 (20%)

Jobless Reincarnation GN Vol 1

(W) Rifujin na Magonote (A/CA) Yuka Fujikawa
Just when an unemployed thirty-four-year-old otaku reaches a dead end in life and decides that it’s time to turn over a new leaf – he gets run over by a truck and dies! Shockingly, he finds himself reborn into an infant’s body in a strange, new world of swords and magic. His new identity is Rudeus Grayrat, but he still retains the memories of his previous life. Follow Rudeus from infancy to adulthood, as he struggles to redeem himself in a wondrous yet dangerous world.

Cover Price: $12.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.39 (20%)

Of the Red, the Light, and the Ayakashi GN Vol 1

(W) HaccaWorks (A/CA) Nanao
The world of ayakashi – spirits and creatures from Japanese folklore – comes to life in this modern dark fantasy manga adaptation of the hitotome visual novel from HaccaWorks*! Sheltered Yue, born and raised in a Shinto shrine, is forbidden from leaving the shrine grounds he and a number of other curious residents call home. One day, Yue breaks the rules and wanders down the mountain and into a winter festival. As he takes in the sights and sounds of the human gathering, all the people making merry appear in a uniform guise to Yue’s eyes – that of black bestial shadows – until he crosses paths with two human boys, Tsubaki and Akiyoshi. Yue is eager to make friends with them. However, upon his return home, the shrine goddess informs him that he may pursue these friendships – but only in preparation for the “meal” – for which he must select one of his two new friends as the main course!

Cover Price: $12.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.39 (20%)

Tsubasa: World Chronicle Gn Vol 1

(W/A/CA) Clamp
The famed manga group CLAMP pick up where Tsubasa and xxxHOLiC Rei left off with Tsubasa: World CHRoNiCLE, a sequel that sees fan favorite characters return for new adventures! Syaoran and his companions embark on a new journey after receiving precious items from Watanuki. The items having come at a heavy cost, Syaoran’s journey begins with the burden of Watanuki’s pain. Fortunately, he has his friends Fai and Kurogane, as well as the cheerful Mokona to help carry any burden and overcome any obstacle.

Cover Price: $10.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $8.79 (20%)

That’s it for this week!

-Ryan