Pulp Fiction Long Beach Newsletter Week of 3/20/19

Happy Saint Paddy's Day everyone! We have a bunch of cool books at the end of the rainbow for you this week including a couple of new Spider-Man mini-series that look promising and a new book by G Willow Wilson and Christian Ward that is probably going to be gorgeous. 

The three big books last week were definitely The Grim Knight, The Goon, and Little Bird. We still have a few copies of Little Bird left, but we sold out of the other two. However we have more on the way! Please let us know if you missed them and would like one put aside when they arrive. For me personally, I was thrilled to see the return of The Goon go so well. That book is still hilarious and the art has never been better.

Enough about selling out. Let's talk restock. This week we are getting more Meet the Skrulls #1, Ronin Island #1 and Vader Dark Visions #1. BPRD Plague of Frogs trades are back in print! There's been quite a few of you chomping at the bit to start BPRD after reading the Hellboy series, and I will finally have something for you to ink your teeth into. 

Lastly, we are going to have a fair amount of the Savage Sword of Conan Omnibus Direct Market Variants this Wednesday, but I do recommend getting in here quick or having one held for you. They are out of print, and we will likely not be able to get any more after this. We will not have a price set for them until Wednesday, but they will be more than our normal discount. See you at the bottom…

New & Noteworthy Comics 

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

Invisible Kingdom #1

(W) G. Willow Wilson (A/CA) Christian Ward
Set in a in a far-flung star system, this new epic sci-fi monthly saga tells the tale of two women-a young religious acolyte and a hard-bitten freighter pilot-who separately uncover a vast conspiracy between the leader of the system's dominant religion and the mega-corporation that controls society. On the run from reprisals on both sides, this unlikely pair of rebels risk plunging the world into anarchy if they reveal the truth. But when your beliefs betray you, what choice is there left? 
By Hugo Award-winning writer G. Willow Wilson (Wonder Woman, Ms. Marvel) and Eisner Award-winning artist Christian Ward (Black Bolt, ODY-C).

Spider-Man: Life Story #1 (of 6)

(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Mark Bagley (CA) Chip Zdarsky
In 1962, in AMAZING FANTASY #15, 15-year-old Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider and became the Amazing Spider-Man! Fifty-seven years have passed in the real world since that event – so what would have happened if the same amount of time passed for Peter as well?
A special high-end limited series that's a part of the celebration of Marvel's 80th anniversary, SPIDER-MAN: LIFE STORY combines the talents of Chip Zdarsky (SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN, MARVEL 2-IN-ONE) and Mark Bagley (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN) to tell the entire history of Spider-Man from beginning to end, set against the key events of the decades through which he lived!
In this first oversized issue, when Flash Thompson is drafted to serve during the Vietnam War, Spidey must weigh the question of where his responsibility truly lies!

Spider-Man City At War #1 (of 6)

(W) Dennis Hopeless (A) Michele Bandini (CA) Clayton Crain
PRESS START ON A BRAND-NEW MARVEL UNIVERSE!
Showered with worldwide acclaim, the blockbuster Marvel's Spider-Man has everyone's spider-sense buzzing! Now you can experience the emotional and shock-filled story that takes favorite characters (including Mary Jane, Aunt May, Norman Osborn, Otto Octavius and Miles Morales) and spins them into an all-new and unexpected web of drama, spectacle, and classic Spidey action in the Mighty Marvel Manner…with more original stories to come!
After years of seeing Wilson Fisk escape criminal prosecution, the wise-cracking web-slinger finally has the opportunity to team with the PDNY to help them arrest his fearsome foe. But when the Kingpin of Crime is removed from the mean streets of the Big Apple, how will the mysterious Mister Negative's ascent to power bring Peter Parker's civilian world and Spider-Man's superhuman worlds crashing together?
Plus: All-new story moments never seen in the game and bonus behind-the-scenes content!

 

Dark Red #1

(W) Tim Seeley (A) Corin Howell (CA) Aaron Campbell
Charles "Chip" Ipswich isn't one of those coastal elites with a liberal arts degree and a job at a social media start-up who knows where all the best brunch places are…
No, Chip is one of the "forgotten men." He lives in a rural area in the middle of the country where Jesus still has a place at the dinner table and where factories send jobs to Calcutta.
Chip is also a vampire.
Stuck working the last shift at a gas station, Chip is lonely and bored…and then his dull, bleak life is turned upside down when SHE comes to town.Tim Seeley (BRLLIANT TRASH) and Corin Howell (Ghostbusters, X-Files Origins: Scully, Bat-Mite) bring you a contemporary and horrifying tale of vampirism in the heart of America – one that'll make you jump right out of your boots.

 

 

 

 

That's it for this week!

– Ryan