Pulp Fiction LB Newsletter Week of 3/13/19

Hello everyone! There are a bunch of cool new books this week, but first…

GRAPHIC NOVEL SALE (Part 1)  $2.99-$4.99 each
We are clearing out thousands of books from our warehouse, and they will be on sale at Pulp Fiction Long Beach for $2.99-$4.99 each starting WED March 13th!  Part 1 of the sale is books titled A-M, look for the rest of the alphabet (part 2) in about 2 weeks!

The original Batman Who Laughs series isn’t even over yet, but Bad Batmen is hot right now so here comes The Grim Knight #1. To be honest, I haven’t really been on the Dark Nights bandwagon, BUT hot damn is Eduardo Risso a great choice for a dark Batman story. Might check it out.

G Willow Wilson has officially left Ms Marvel, but the character lives on with a new creative team. Saladin Ahmed has been doing critically acclaimed stuff like Black Bolt, Abbott, and Miles Morales Spider-Man so I would urge Ms Marvel purists to give it a shot.

The Goon is back baby! The Goon is one of my favorite titles and one of the first books I got into when I started reading comics. If you’ve ever been curious about this character, but were looking for the right moment…

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I had a chance to read a new Image title called Little Bird. It’s out this week! It’s one of the better first issues I’ve read in a while and I love Ian Bertram’s artwork. Google House of Penance and see if his style does anything for you.

LASTLY, a reminder that the graphic novel renting library is open for business! It’s been so fun signing people up and offering recommendations. I’ve even been making a reading list for myself for the books back here that I haven’t read yet. See you at the bottom..

New & Noteworthy Comics 

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

The Batman Who Laughs: The Grim Knight #1

(W) Scott Snyder, James TynionIV (A) Eduardo Risso (CA) Jock
Ripped from Batman’s greatest nightmares, the Grim Knight is his world’s most dangerous vigilante, unafraid to use any weapon and go to any lengths to stop those whom he deems worthy of death. Trained with the finest arsenal Wayne money can buy, learn the secret origin of the second-deadliest Batman, hand selected by the Batman Who Laughs to bring his dark plans to fruition. This one-shot has a big 28-page story!

The Magnificent Ms Marvel #1

(W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Minkyu Jung (CA) Eduard Petrovich
ALL-New ongoing series from Eisner Award-winning writer Saladin Ahmed!
But it’s not business as usual in Jersey City. Aliens are wreaking havoc in Kamala’s corner of the world, and they seem weirdly interested in Ms. Marvel…and her family. Eisner Award-winner Saladin Ahmed (BLACK BOLT, EXILES) and rising star Minkyu Jung (Batgirl, Nightwing) take the reigns of one of Marvel’s most beloved new characters! You won’t want to miss this shocking start of a new era!

Little Bird #1 (of 5)

(W) Darcy Van Poelgeest (A/CA) Ian Bertram
Director/screenwriter DARCY VAN POELGEEST boasts a long list of awards and accolades for his storytelling prowess and brings the same writing finesse to IAN BERTRAM’s breathtakingly detailed artwork in the gorgeous, hyper-detailed miniseries LITTLE BIRD.
With the same limitless scope as a new EAST OF WEST or SAGA and the drama and surrealism of Akira, LITTLE BIRD follows a young resistance fighter who battles against an oppressive American Empire and searches for her own identity in a world on fire.


Assassin Nation #1

(W) Kyle Starks (A/CA) Erica Henderson
SERIES PREMIERE! Hot off her breakout success at Marvel, two-time Eisner award winner ERICA HENDERSON (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Jughead) teams up with KYLE STARKS (writer of sales beast Rick and Morty) for a hilarious twist on the hitman trope that will have readers laughing in the aisles over ASSASSIN NATION.
The World’s Former Greatest Hitman hires the 20 best assassins in the world to be his bodyguards. These mean-as-hell hired guns and murderers must work together to keep the new crime boss safe while attempting to solve the mystery of who’s trying to off him.
With the same laugh-until-you-cry spirit of action-comedies like Hot Fuzz, Tropic Thunder, and Deadpool, ASSASSIN NATION is the bombastic, side-splitting murder-fest you’ve been waiting for.


Uncanny X-Men Winter’s End #1

(W) Sina Grace (A) Nathan Stockman (CA) Javi Garron
Iceman and the X-Men get a special visitor from the future! An older Bobby Drake has come to the present to tell him to give up being a super hero. But what could have happened that would change Bobby Drake from the X-Men’s resident jokester to a morose mutant? 


The Goon #1

(W) Eric Powell (A/CA) Eric Powell
The next era in the legacy of The Goon starts here! This all new series marks The Goon’s return to Albatross Funnybooks and is just in time to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the book. Eric Powell takes the series to its humor-based roots as Goon & Franky return from strange adventures abroad to find a horde of unsavory characters have filled the void left in his absence from Lonely Street.

Calamity Kate #1

(W) Magdalene Visaggio (A/CA) Corin Howell
Kate Strand reboots her destructive life and moves to LA to be the superhero she always wanted to be-Calamity Kate: gun-toting monster killer. With her latest career change, she faces new challenges, relationships, and competition; desperate to show she’s worth a damn in a world overrun by zombies, vampires, demons, goblins, and the ultimate monster bounty: the Seven Fabled Beasts of Yore.

From the Eisner and GLAAD Media Award-nominated writer of the breakout hit Kim & Kim and DC Comics’ Eternity Girl with Gerard Way and artist on IDW’s Ghostbusters and X-Files comes this modern day, adventure of heroes and monsters.


That’s it for this week!

– Ryan