Newsletter Week of 1/4/16

It’s a new year! What will this year have in store? I can only tell you what will be in store this Wednesday! We have 6 deals of the week including two by one of my favorite writers, Joe Kelly! Kelly is not nearly as prolific as he used to be (probably too busy counting his Ben 10 money?) so it’s exciting to see him back in the saddle again with a book he created years ago (it had been so long since any new Four Eyes came out that I had given up) and a character he didn’t create, but definitely had a substantial hand (most substantial?) in defining: Deadpool!

Last week was a mess between the extreme weather delaying shipments and miscommunication at the distributor level so there are a few books that may have seemed like they were supposed to come out last week, but will in fact be on our shelves this week like Rocket Raccoon and Groot #1 and Obi-Wan and Anakin #1.

On the trade side we have some more Secret Wars odd and ends, a new Deadpool Omnibus (hey did you hear there’s a movie coming out?), and the second volume of the Star Wars Darth Vader series which has just been a pure joy to read. That’s coming from a very casual Star Wars fan!

See you at the bottom…

Upcoming Events

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.

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New Comics Highlights

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

Four Eyes Hearts of Fire #1 Deal of the Week $1.99!

(W) Joe Kelly (A/CA) Max Fiumara
Launching the second arc in the critically-acclaimed story of a boy and his dragon on the hunt for revenge in Depression-era New York City. The training begins.

Swamp Thing #1 Deal of the Week $1.99!

(W) Len Wein (A/CA) Kelley Jones
Swamp Thing returns in an all-new series written by his co-creator, legendary writer Len Wein! Swamp Thing has received an ominous warning, and now he finds himself under attack from the forces of dark magic. These are more than just your average monsters-and there’s something much worse looming on the horizon for Alec Holland!

A-Force #1 Deal of the Week $1.99!

(W) G. Willow Wilson (A/CA) Jorge Molina

A-FORCE, ASSEMBLE! From the ashes of Battleworld, Marvel’s newest hero SINGULARITY has risen and entered the Marvel Universe. But she didn’t make the journey alone. To combat the most fearsome threats from across the multiverse, Singularity will summon the world’s mightiest team of Avengers to her side: SHE-HULK. CAPTAIN MARVEL. DAZZLER. MEDUSA. NICO MINORU. Together, they are A FORCE to be reckoned with!

Rocket Raccoon and Groot #1 Deal of the Week $1.99!

(W) Skottie Young (A) Filipe Andrade (CA) Skottie Young

ROCKET RACCOON BREAKS BAD! There’s a new criminal mastermind in the galaxy, and it’s…ROCKET RACCOON?! How did this happen? SERIOUSLY, HOW DID THIS HAPPEN, YOU GUYS??? Groot knows, but he’s not talking! Well, he is talking, but all he’s saying is…oh, you know. Diabolical danger, madcap mysteries and astonishing adventure abound as SKOTTIE YOUNG and FILIPE ANDRADE return to tell tall tail tales of Rocket Raccoon, now with the adorable, arboreal Groot along for the ride! If you love adventure, animals, outer space and just about anything in between, this is the book for you!

Spider-Man/Deadpool  #1 Deal of the Week $1.99!

(W) Joe Kelly (A/CA) Ed McGuinness

BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT! The Webbed Wonder and the Merc with a Mouth are teaming up for their first ongoing series EVER! It’s action, adventure and just a smattering of (b) romance in this episodic epic featuring the WORLD’S GREATEST SUPER HERO and the star of the WORLD’S GREATEST COMICS MAGAZINE. Talk about a REAL dynamic duo!

Uncanny X-Men  #1 Deal of the Week $1.99!

(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Greg Land

In a world that’s never hated or feared mutants more, there is only one constant: BIGGER THREATS REQUIRE MORE THREATENING X-MEN. Refusing to accept one more mutant death, the most ruthless mutants on Earth have banded together to proactively mow down their enemies. But with a team populated by relentless killers, one question applies above all others: Can they stay away from each other’s throats long enough to sever their targets’?

The Last Contract #1

(W) Ed Brisson (A/CA) Lisandro Estherren
Last year, John Wick reminded everyone why hitmen make for awesome stories. Of course, we’ve known that for years as evidenced by The Killer and Hit. Ed Brisson’s (Cluster, Sheltered) take on a retired hitman who finds himself as the target is a well-paced thriller that kept us guessing until the end, and newcomer Lisandro Estherren’s (Tall Tales from the Badlands) noirish art perfectly sets the mood. A retired hitman, known only as “The Man,” is forced back into the game when a list of his kills is leaked by a mysterious Broker. The list makes targets out of anyone associated with one of the The Man’s previous jobs, not to mention The Man himself. As he fights to protect those the list exposes, The Man sets off to uncover the identity of the Broker so he can move on with his new life once and for all. But will the truth ruin those chances forever?

Mystery Girl #2

(W) Paul Tobin (A/CA) Alberto Alburquerque
Trine knows the answer to any question, except how she knows it. But that’s a mystery for later. The mystery for now concerns frozen mammoths in Siberia, and Trine, who never leaves London, wants to go see them herself. And close behind her is a killer who’s targeted Trine for reasons even she doesn’t know.

Paper Girls #4

(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Cliff Chang
What lurks beneath the streets of Stony Stream?

The Sheriff of Babylon #2

(W) Tom King (A) Mitch Gerads (CA) John Paul Leon
Chris Henry is an American contractor in Iraq with a dead body on his hands and no idea what to do with it. That’s why he needs Nassir, one of the country’s last remaining old-school lawmen, to return the slain man to his family. Yet, with Saddam Hussein long gone and Nassir’s badge long since retired, just what is motivating the man to help out?

Star Wars Obi-Wan & Anakin #1

(W) Charles Soule (A/CA) Marco Checchetto

Before their military heroism in the Clone Wars, before their tragic battle on Mustafar, and many decades before their final confrontation on the Death Star…they were Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Padawan learner, Anakin Skywalker. It’s been a few years since Obi-Wan pledged to train the young “chosen one,” but even as they have grown closer through training, it has been a difficult road. Now, called to a remote planet for assistance, Master and Padawan may be pushed to the breaking point. Writer Charles Soule (Lando, She-Hulk, Daredevil) and artist Marco Checchetto (Star Wars: Shattered Empire, Avengers World, Punisher) bring us a tale of the Jedi at the height of their power…

Graphic Novel Highlights

Amazing Spider-Man HC Vol 1

(W) Dan Slott (A) Humberto Ramos, Ramon K. Perez (CA) Alex Ross

Peter Parker is back! He’s got a second chance at life, and he’s not wasting a moment of it. But his old foes Electro and the Black Cat are back as well, re-energized and madder than ever! And a new revelation rocks Spider-Man’s world: The radioactive spider that granted Peter his powers bit someone else, too! Who is Silk, and where has she been all these years? Find out as Peter Parker retakes his life, putting the “friendly” back in the neighborhood, the “hero” back in “super hero” – and the “amazing” back in “Spider-Man!” Plus, it’s a new chapter in the story you know by heart! He sought revenge, but found responsibility. Watch as young Peter Parker takes his first steps toward finding his way in the world as Spider-Man! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.1-1.5 & #1-6 and ANNUAL #1.

Cover Price: $34.95
Pulp Fiction Price: $20.97 (40% OFF)

Deadpool Classic Omnibus HC Vol 1

(W/A) Various (CA) Arthur Adams

It’s a heaping helping of the Merc with a Mouth, chock-full of the craziness that helped form a cult following! Deadpool crosses Loki, joins the Frightful Four, rubs shoulders with Black Panther, and goes into space – but who’ll throttle him first: his new roommates, his crazy ex Copycat, or his new sidekick Pool Boy? Deadpool takes on the mob, battles the Punisher, rejoins Weapon X, faces his nemesis T-Ray…and dies – twice! And as if four pretenders ushering in a Reign of the Deadpools isn’t enough, who the heck is Agent X and what’s his title-stealing deal? Is he Deadpool or ain’t he? Taskmaster and Outlaw join the fun…and so should you! Guest-starring Thor, Siryn and Fight-Man! Collecting DEADPOOL (1997) #34-69, BLACK PANTHER (1998) #23, AGENT X #1-15, FIGHT-MAN #1 and material from X-MEN UNLIMITED (1993) #28.

Cover Price: $125
Pulp Fiction Price: $75 (40% OFF)

Deadpool’s Secret Wars TP

(W) Cullen Bunn, Jim Shooter (A) Matteo Lolli & Various (CA) Tony Harris

Official SECRET WARS tie-in! Well, not that SECRET WARS – we’re talking the original epic from 1984! But wait, Deadpool wasn’t in that series, right? Wrong! Prepare to learn the terrifying truth as the team behind DEADPOOL KILLUSTRATED reveals the crucial role the Merc with a Mouth played on the Beyonder’s Battleworld! A role so secret, the rest of Marvel’s super heroes don’t even remember it! Now, relive the Secret Wars – from Doctor Doom’s rise to power to Hulk holding up a mountain – all with added Deadpool! Amid the chaos, there comes…and goes…a costume – but Wade’s awesome secret shield is totally for keeps! Prepare to discover how the original SECRET WARS really ended – and how the sassin’ assassin saved the universe! Collecting DEADPOOL’S SECRET SECRET WARS #1-4 and MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS #1.

Cover Price: $15.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $9.59 (40% OFF)

Girl Crazy HC

(W/A/CA) Gilbert Hernandez
Kitten, Maribel, and Gaby are childhood friends celebrating their sixteenth birthday. But someone’s missing-their fourth friend, Una, is imprisoned in Tijuana. So the girls set out to give Una the ultimate birthday gift-freedom-even if it means taking on an entire city!

Cover Price: $17.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $12.59 (30% OFF)

It’s Hard to be a Girl GN

(W/A/CA) Estelle Bachelard
The humorous daily struggles of Estelle and Charles and the ever-increasing calamities they find themselves in. Estelle is a fashion addict and shopaholic, particularly drawn to shoes. She shares her life with Charles, who works with her in the video gaming world. Despite this commonality, Charles often has trouble understanding her taste for style that often leads to calamity. Observant and keenly self-deprecating, Bach delivers a wry, insightful commentary on everyday life.

Cover Price: $26.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $21.59 (20% OFF)

Silver Surfer Tp Vol 3 Last Days

(W) Dan Slott (A/CA) Michael Allred

Time ran out, and the Marvel Universe died. From the edge of Battleworld to the outskirts of infinity, every planet and star was expunged. Every life force extinguished. There are no survivors – except the Surfer, Dawn, and Toomie. How did they cheat death? And more important, can they figure out a way to bring everything back? Given unheralded new power, the Surfer is tasked with remaking the entire universe! From the laws of physics to the origins of life itself, what strange new cosmos will Norrin Radd will into being? Meanwhile, Dawn has a far less intimidating task: All she has to rebuild is Earth! This may be the Silver Surfer’s last days, but it might also be the first day of an All-New Marvel Universe! Plus: a Moebius twist on a sci-fi classic! Collecting SILVER SURFER (2014) #11-15.

Cover Price: $17.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.79 (40% OFF)

Star Wars Darth Vader TP Vol 2 Shadows and Secrets

(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Salvador Larroca (CA) Adi Granov

The tale of Darth Vader’s transformation continues! Bounty Hunters are on the attack, and Vader has been given a new mission for the Empire. Unfortunately, it’s completely at odds with his own personal mission. What’s a Dark Lord to do? Darth Vader and Aphra continue their alliance – but how long will it last? And who is Tagge’s mysterious new agent? One fact is certain: When Aphra’s private investigation on behalf of Vader comes crashing headlong into Vader’s investigation on behalf of the Empire, the results will be deadly! Collecting DARTH VADER #7-12.

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

Ultimate End TP

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Mark Bagley

This is it – the swan song of the Ultimate Universe! As the Incursions destroy everything, and the Marvel and Ultimate Universes meet and collide, Miles Morales and the rest of the Ultimate heroes face final extinction! Will the heroes’ heartbreaking sacrifices make any difference? Who – if anyone – will survive? How long can two Battleworld territories occupy the same space? It’s the battle you thought you’d never see as the tear between domains deepens – and a universe dies! The dramatic end of an era is here, brought to you by the Ultimate Universe’s founding fathers! Collecting ULTIMATE END #1-5.

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

That’s it for this week!

-Ryan