Pulp Fiction Newsletter 3/12/18

Hello everyone! Big big week! Lots to discuss! DC announced the return of the Sandman Universe with four different min-series and they announce a big new imprint called Black Label with lots of exciting talent telling stories with DC characters outside of continuity. You can read more about all of that below (as well as listen to me gab about it on the Youtube). 

Also, if you are a toy/statue/collectible fan and collector, we are starting a specialized semi weekly/monthly email newsletter just for you!  Find out what’s coming out and get preview pics, learn about special deals (we have pre-order discounts) and sales, and get cool commentary from our toy manager Kriss!   You can respond to this email or let us know at either store if you want to be added to the TOYS and COLLECTIBLES Newsletter!

This week, we have a few exciting indy titles, including new horror comic Infidel #1. I had an opportunity to read the first three issue and I’m quite keen on it. It has a cool hook, and the art is great! Very moody. You may have heard there’s a New Mutants movie on the way at some point, so there’s a new Marvel series beginning this week to tide you over. On the trade side, the big release is probably Green Lantern Earth One by Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko. Hardman is a great science fiction artist and a good fit for Green Lantern.

Please also check out the events section as we’ve made some recent additions. Signings, comic jams, and crowdfunding classes. Whatever it is we have you covered.  See you at the bottom…


Creator Signing – Zack Kaplan (Port of Earth, Eclipse)
Wed Mar 21st 11-2PM at the Culver store

Come hang out with Zack Kaplan and check out the first trade paperback of his new series, Port of Earth! Imagine if aliens came to Earth not in war or peace, but with a business deal: open up a spaceport here on Earth in exchange for advanced technology. But when our alien visitors break Port restrictions and wreak havoc in our cities, it falls to the newly formed Earth Security agents to hunt down and safely deport the dangerous rogue aliens back to the Port of Earth. A gritty sci-fi action thriller from new comic book writer Zack Kaplan (ECLIPSE) and Andrea Mutti (REBELS, STAR WARS, BATMAN ETERNAL, PROMETHEUS).

Comic Jam
Sat Mar 24th 2:30 – 5:30 at the Culver Store
Come Draw Comics with us at Pulp Fiction’s Comic Jam! What is a Comic Jam? One person draws in a beginning panel, then a different person continues with a following panel, and so on until you have a finished comic page! B.Y.O. pens. Paper and snacks are provided. FREE to Attend. Be on time if you can but we can fit you in even if you are 30 mins or an hour late. Click here for more info. 

Crowdfunding Class with Madeleine Holly-Rosing
Sun April 22 at the Culver Store
Having successfully funded four Kickstarters for her comic Boston Metaphysical Society, writer/creator, Madeleine Holly-Rosing will share her very specific and practical strategies for running a crowdfunding campaign with a goal of under 10K. This class is designed for independent creators who cannot afford to hire a team or a PR person. Click here for more info.

Back in stock
March 21st

Amazing Spiderman #796
Batman White Knight #1-5
Beef #1
Ice Cream Man #2
Legion #1
Old Man Hawkeye #2
Peter Parker #300
Swamp Thing Winter Special
True Believers Venom

March 28th
Marvel Two in One #3

April 4th
Bloodbourne #1
Stabbity Bunny #2

Thanos #15, #16

April 18th
Calexit #2

Breaking News

DC Unveils Creator-powered Black Label Imprint

DC Entertainment has revealed details of its new imprint, Black Label, which will launch in August with non-continuity projects by a stellar creative line-up.

“Many of our perennially best-selling, critically acclaimed books were produced when we unleashed our top talent on standalone, often out-of-continuity projects featuring our most iconic characters, a prime example being Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns,” DC Entertainment Co-publisher Jim Lee said in a statement announcing DC Black Label.

The imprint will open with the following titles:

  • Superman: Year One from Frank Miller and John Romita Jr.

  • Batman: Damned from Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo

  • Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons from Kelly Sue DeConnick and Phil Jimenez

  • Wonder Woman: Diana’s Daughter (working title) from Greg Rucka

  • The Other History of the DC Universe from John Ridley

  • Batman: Last Knight on Earth from Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo

You can also watch my face talk about Black Label by clicking the link below!


(UPDATED) Marvel plans a “Fresh Start” in May

Jeff Lemire returns to Marvel for The Sentry relaunch!

Tony Stark: Iron Man is the new home of Dan Slott!


SANDMAN is back with the NEIL GAIMAN-directed Sandman Universe in August

Other news and notes from ECCC:
Justice League No Justice sees all of the DCU’s superhero teams combined and scrambled up as they try to stop space gods from destroying distant planets.  The story kicks off in the DC Nation one-shot in May. It continues the fast-paced action established by Metal.

Brian Bendis Announces 2 *New* Titles For His DC/Jinxworld Launch:  First up, launching in August is Pearl with his Alias / Jessica Jones cohort, Michael Gaydos.
Then there’s Cover with David Mack, which has an unspecified Fall launch.  Plus, Powers will be back this summer with an original graphic novel and Scarlet 3 is in the works!

Netflix options Rob Liefeld’s Extreme Universe???

New and Noteworthy Comics 

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

Betrothed #1

(W) Sean Lewis (A/CA) Steve Uy

Welcome to the world of Betrothed! Kieron and Tamara are both seniors at the same high school. They’ve never paid much attention to each other, even though they are the only kids at school who are orphans. On the eve of their eighteenth birthdays, they discover a lifelong secret: in a dimension far away, they are each the leader of an army that is at war with one another… and what’s more, when they turn eighteen, they’re to be Betrothed or Fight to the Death! From writer Sean Lewis (The Few) and artist Steve Uy (Uncanny X-Men, Avengers Initiative, Grumpy Cat) comes a sci-fi series with a fun mix of Archie and Saga, that had to be told at AfterShock!

Come Into Me #1

(W) Zac Thompson, Lonnie Nadler (A/CA) Piotr Kowalski

From the critically acclaimed writers of The Dregs comes a new horror series about body image, social media, and memory. When an entrepreneur with a god complex creates a technology that allows two minds to share one body, he doesn’t anticipate the degenerative effects of long-term trials. Come Into Me is a contemporary comment on connected culture and our longing for approval in the digital age. This is a world where technology and flesh become indistinguishable, begging the question, “How much sharing is too much sharing?” Prepare yourself for the insane lovechild of The Fly and Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind.

Dry County #1

(W) Rich Tommaso (A/CA) Rich Tommaso

RICH TOMMASO is taking a short hiatus on SPY SEAL and releasing a new crime series in the meantime, one set in the late 1980s of Miami that follows a young Generation Xer who plays amateur detective in order to find a missing lady he’s recently fallen hard for.


Dry County #1

(W) Rich Tommaso (A/CA) Rich Tommaso

RICH TOMMASO is taking a short hiatus on SPY SEAL and releasing a new crime series in the meantime, one set in the late 1980s of Miami that follows a young Generation Xer who plays amateur detective in order to find a missing lady he’s recently fallen hard for.

Infidel #1

(W) Pornsak Pichetshote (A/CA) Aaron Campbell

A haunted house story for the 21st century, INFIDEL follows an American Muslim woman and her multiracial neighbors who move into a building haunted by entities that feed off xenophobia.
Bestselling editor PORNSAK PICHETSHOTE (Swamp Thing) makes his comics-writing debut alongside artist extraordinaire AARON CAMPBELL (The Shadow), award-winning colorist and editor JOSÉ VILLARRUBIA (Promethea) and letterer / designer JEFF POWELL (SCALES & SCOUNDRELS).

New Mutants: Dead Souls #1

(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Adam Gorham (CA) Ryan Stegman

The New Mutants are launching themselves headfirst into some of the creepiest corners of the Marvel Universe, going on the missions no one else will. But does the team know what they are really hunting for? And what are they willing to do to get it? The enigmatic MAGIK will lead her team of WOLFSBANE, RICTOR, BOOM-BOOM and STRONG GUY and bring them face-to-face with paranormal threats that they may not be prepared for, and that might just tear them apart! Rising-star writer Matthew Rosenberg (PHOENIX RESURRECTION) teams up with future superstars Adam Gorham and Michael Garland (ROCKET) to bring you the next chapter in the lives of Marvel’s underdog team. Welcome to the new class of New Mutants – hope you make it out alive.

Vampironica #1

(W) Greg Smallwood, Megan Smallwood (A/CA) Greg Smallwood

NEW ONGOING SERIES! When Veronica is bitten by a centuries-old vampire, her thirst for blood threatens to turn Riverdale into a haven for the undead. Will she put an end to the vampire threat or give in to her blood lust?

Graphic Novel Highlights

Avengers Epic Collection TP The Collection Obsession

(W) Bob Harras, Scott Lobdell, Fabian Nicieza, Danny Fingeroth, Roy Thomas, Dann Thomas, Peter David (A) Andy Kubert, Steve Epting, Paul Abrams, Kevin West, Ron Wagner, James Fry, Tom Morgan, George Freeman (A/CA) Ron Lim

To battle the Brethren! Thane Ector and his allies devastated the Collector – and now they’ve come for Earth. And to stop them, the Avengers must call in reserves, returnees – and a new recruit! But will the humbled Elder of the Universe aid Earth’s Mightiest, or renew his collection obsession? Hate may conquer all when the Sons of the Serpent strike – unless the Avengers and New Warriors can do something about it! But how will our heroes react when a fallen comrade seemingly returns? Plus: The Subterranean Wars rage, and the Vault prison becomes a death trap filled with deadly menaces – including Venom! Collecting AVENGERS (1963) #334-344 and ANNUAL #20, AVENGERS: DEATHTRAP – THE VAULT and material from INCREDIBLE HULK ANNUAL #17, NAMOR, THE SUB-MARINER ANNUAL #1, IRON MAN ANNUAL #12 and AVENGERS WEST COAST ANNUAL #6.

Cover Price: $39.99
Pulp Fiction Price:$23.99 (40% OFF)

Green Lantern Earth One HC Vol 1

(W) Gabriel Hardman, Corinna Bechko (A/CA) Gabriel Hardman

The newest Earth One original graphic novel presents an all-new origin for the Emerald Warrior!
Hal Jordan yearns for the thrill of discovery, but the days when astronaut and adventure were synonymous are long gone. His gig prospecting asteroids for Ferris Galactic is less than fulfilling-but at least he’s not on Earth, where technology and culture have stagnated. When Jordan finds a powerful ring, he also finds a destiny to live up to. There are worlds beyond his own, unlike anything he ever imagined. But revelation comes with a price: the Green Lantern Corps has fallen, wiped out by ruthless killing machines known as Manhunters. The odds against reviving the Corps are nearly impossible…but doing the impossible is exactly what Hal Jordan was trained to do!
From co-writer and artist Gabriel Hardman (Invisible Republic) and co-writer Corinna Bechko comes a soaring original graphic novel that takes a radical new look at the mythology of Green Lantern and provides a great entry point for new readers

Cover Price: $24.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $14.99 (40% OFF)

Justice League of America Bronze Age Omnibus HC Vol 2

(W) Len Wein, Cary Bates, Elliot S. Maggin, Martin Pasko, Gerry Conway, E. Nelson Bridwell, Steve Englehart, Dennis O’Neil (A) Dick Dillin, Dick Giordano, Frank McLaughlin (CA) Karl Kerschl

In these 1970s tales, the JLA must stop a plague from devastating Hawkman’s homeworld of Thanagar, aid their ally Adam Strange on the planet Rann, face the Justice Society of America from the parallel world of Earth-2, and battle their longtime foe Despero. Collects JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #114-146.

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

Master of Kung Fu Epic Collection

(W) Jim Starlin, Various (A) George Perez, Ron Lim, Various
Thanos has gathered the Infinity Gems – and he plans to transform our universe into a nightmarish tribute to his true love, Death! Adam Warlock and the Silver Surfer unite Earth’s heroes and the universe’s cosmic powers to stand against the Mad Titan and his Infinity Gauntlet, but when the dust settles, Warlock’s good and evil sides – the Goddess and the Magus – may prove to be even bigger threats! Witness the birth of the Infinity Watch as the universe deals with infinite war and a cosmic crusade! But through all the chaos, what is Thanos’ secret agenda? Jim Starlin’s cosmic masterpiece, the 1990s’ “Infinity Trilogy,” is collected in full in this titanic box set, including every chapter, crossover and tie-in – plus an entire volume of bonus stories and behind-the-scenes extras! It doesn’t get more Infinite than this! Includes INFINITY GAUNTLET PROLOGUE PREMIERE HC, INFINITY GAUNTLET PREMIERE HC (NEW PRINTING), INFINITY GAUNTLET CROSSOVERS PREMIERE HC, INFINITY GAUNTLET AFTERMATH PREMIERE HC, INFINITY WAR PREMIERE HC, INFINITY WAR CROSSOVERS VOL. 1 PREMIERE HC, INFINITY WAR CROSSOVERS VOL. 2 PREMIERE HC, INFINITY WAR AFTERMATH PREMIERE HC, INFINITY CRUSADE PREMIERE HC, INFINITY CRUSADE CROSSOVERS VOL. 1 PREMIERE HC, INFINITY CRUSADE CROSSOVERS VOL. 2 PREMIERE HC, INFINITY GAUNTLET COMPANION PREMIERE HC and INFINITY GAUNTLET BOX SET POSTER.

Cover Price: $39.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $23.99 (40% OFF)

The Sheriff of Babylon HC

(W) Tom King (A) Mitch Gerards (CA) John Paul Leon

Baghdad, 2003. In an effort to establish some semblance of order in the war-torn city, Florida cop-turned-military-consultant Chris Henry has been assigned to train cadets in law enforcement. But good intentions are not immune to the chaos found in the post-9/11 Middle East. When one of Henry’s trainees is found dead, he’s forced to ally himself with Nassir, the last policeman in Baghdad, to unravel a bloody mystery. While Henry and Nassir search for answers, forces in the shadows are pulling strings that these men don’t even know they’re tied to. Collects the entire 12-issue miniseries.

Cover Price: $39.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $23.99 (40% OFF)


That’s it for this week!

– Ryan