Hey guys! The Friday newsletter is back! I’m going to do the best I can to keep it there. I’m running short on time so I just wanted to bring a few quick things to your attention. Please take a look at the upcoming events below. We have a back issue sale starting thisweekend as well as another manga book club meeting on Sunday. Local comic book writer, Brian Buccellato will be here at the end of the month to promote the first collection of his Image series, Sons of the Devil. Lastly, Eric Bryan has contributed some great reviews for last week’s books that you can read here! By the way, if any of you are proficient in WordPress and feel like giving me some pointers, make yourselves known! Ok, have to get this sucker out. See you at the bottom…
Upcoming EventsBack Issue Sale
Nov 7-8 & Nov 14-15 at both locations
STOCK UP on back issues – over 10,000 to choose from – just 25 cents each! Both stores get a whole new selection on discount comics for the second week of the sale, so make sure to come back for seconds!!!
Manga Book Club
Sunday Nov 8
4PM at Culver location
Come talk and learn all about manga, anime, games, comics, and all things nerd! On the second Sunday of every month at Pulp Fiction Comics Culver City we invite you to join us in discussing manga and it’s related media. From doujinshi scanlation masters to those who just want to know what it is (and how to say it), everyone is welcome! The topic this week will be the EDO PERIOD (aka anything vaguely historical)
Lone Wolf and Cub
Creator Signing – Brian Buccellato
Wednesday Nov 25
11AM to 1PM at Culver location
Join us at Pulp Fiction Culver City to celebrate the release of Sons of the Devil TP Vol 1! From New York Times Best Selling writer BRIAN BUCCELLATO and artist TONI INFANTE comes a psychological horror story about TRAVIS, an average guy trying to get by, who discovers that he has familial ties to a deadly cult. Told across three decades, SONS OF THE DEVIL is an exploration of cults, family, and the dark side of human nature. It’s TRUE DETECTIVE and ORPHAN BLACK meets HELTER SKELTER. Check out a preview here and the short film version here.
Black Friday Sale
Friday Nov 27 thru Sunday Nov 29
Graphic Novels (check out our $1 – $2 tables), Figures, statues and collectibles (20%-50% OFF) and many more discounted “gifts” – our biggest sale of the year – start your holiday shopping at Pulp Fiction!!!
Marvel All New All Different Sale!
October through December
All Marvel #1’s are 50% off!!! Variants not included.
New Comics Highlights
Click here for a full list of all of the week’s new releases.
The Goddamned #1 Deal of the Week $1.99!
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) R. M. Guera
Writer JASON AARON & artist R.M. GUÉRA, the creators of the seminal crime series SCALPED, reunite for a new ongoing series of stark and brutal biblical noir, which begins with a SPECIAL OVER-SIZED DEBUT ISSUE featuring thirty pages of story.
“And the earth was filled with violence.”
Its 1655 years after Eden, and life on Earth has already gone to hell. The world of man is a place of wanton cruelty and wickedness. Prehistoric monsters and stone-age marauders roam the land. Murder and destruction are the rule of the day. Humankind is a failed experiment. This is life before the Flood. The story of man on the verge of his first apocalypse. Welcome to the world of THE GODDAMNED.
Last Sons of America #1 Deal of the Week $1.99!
(W) Philip Kennedy Johnson (A) Matthew Dow Smith (CA) Tonci Zonjic
We were instantly taken with newcomer Phillip Kennedy Johnson’s inventive high concept story and mature characterization. Throw in a crime thriller element and Matthew Dow Smith’s moody art and Last Sons of America can be the perfect answer to, What if Elmore Leonard wrote Children of Men? When a biological terrorist attack makes it impossible for anyone in America to conceive children, adoption of kids from other counties explodes. Brothers Jackie and Julian are adoption agents based in Nicaragua. They usually do all their options through legal means, but they’re facing increasing competition from straight-up kidnappers. One desperate move from Jackie could put them in the cross-hairs of some very dangerous people.
Limbo #1 Deal of the Week $1.99!
(W) Dan Watters (A/CA) Caspar Wijngaard
A detective with no memory, no identity and no manners. A femme fatale seeking escape from a powerful crime lord. A voodoo queen with a penchant for mixtapes and hi-tops. A goat-eating TV…Welcome to Dedande City, where good people check under their beds at night and reality is never quite what it seems. A NEW surreal neon-noir series crossing 50s pulp with an 80s VHS visual aesthetic drawing from the likes of Carpenter, Cronenbrg, and Lynch.
Superman American Alien #1 Deal of the Week $1.99!
(W) Max Landis (A) Nick Dragotta (CA) Ryan Sook
Hollywood screenwriter and Eisner Award nominee Max Landis (Chronicle, American Ultra, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN) joins forces with top comics artists including Jock, Francis Manapul and Jae Lee to bring you SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN, a 7-issue miniseries chronicling the life of Clark Kent and his development into the archetypal hero he will eventually become. But these are not the stories of the iconic “Superman” as you know him, but of the soft-spoken, charming, often-funny Kansas farm-boy behind the Man of Steel. With the tone of each issue ranging from heartwarming and simple, to frighteningly gritty and violent, to sexy, sun-kissed and funny, SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN is unlike anything you’ve seen before. In this first issue, superstar artist Nick Dragotta (East of West, Fantastic Four) illustrates the story of Jonathan and Martha Kent as they struggle to deal with their 12-year-old son’s latest quirk-he’s been floating up into the air, sometimes hundreds of feet!
All New All Different Avengers #1 50% OFF Cover Price Thru Dec
(W) Mark Waid (A) Adam Kubert, Mahmud A. Asrar (CA) Alex Ross
The Avengers are dead–long live the Avengers! Earth’s Mightiest Heroes–Captain America, Thor, Vision, and Iron Man–are living separate lives, not tied to any team–but when a threat from beyond the stars targets our world, fate draws them together once more, alongside Nova, Ms. Marvel, and Miles Morales a.k.a. Spider-Man!
All New Hawkeye #1 50% OFF Cover Price Thru Dec
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Ramon K. Perez
Hawkeye and Hawkeye take aim at another season. But it’s not all straight as an arrow for Clint and Kate. A deep-seated rift that stretches across time, brings old man Clint and a wiser Kate back together as they chase down mistakes from their past. The star-studded team of Jeff Lemire and Ramon Perez return, bringing you another inspired look at the world of Hawkeye.
All New Wolverine #1 50% OFF Cover Price Thru Dec
(W) Tom Taylor (A) David Lopez, David Navarrot (CA) Bengal
LAURA KINNEY EMBRACES HER DESTINY. HERE! COMES! WOLVERINE!
X-23 was created to be a weapon and for a time, that’s all she was. But with the help of her mentor, LOGAN-the original WOLVERINE-she escaped that dark past. Tragically, Logan has fallen, but Laura will continue in his footsteps as a hero. Recent events have her doing everything in her power to keep those around her alive, as violent forces are hell-bent on mutual destruction. If anyone can stop them, it’s Laura. She is the best there is at what she does. She is THE ALL-NEW WOLVERINE.
Carnage #1 50% OFF Cover Price Thru Dec
(W) Gerry Conway (A) Mike Perkins (CA) Mike Del Mundo
Get ready to scream! Carnage, the homicidal symbiote is back, and he’s leaving a trail of bodies behind him. The FBI is hot on his trail, with a different playbook since their serial killer is a super villain. They’re equipped with the latest sonic tech and a team including military hero/astronaut John Jameson and a reformed Eddie Brock/Toxin! But when Carnage escapes into an abandoned coal mine, the FBI’s plan is starting to look like a trap… for THEM!
Illuminati #1 50% OFF Cover Price Thru Dec
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Shawn Crystal (CA) Riley Rossmo
“Bad guys win every day… why not us?” How do the villains of the Marvel Universe live in a world where the sky is constantly filled with heroes? What do they do when they want out of that life? There is no escape. No future. Who saves the villains? The Hood believes he might be that savior. He wants everyone to have a place at the table. Now all he needs to do is build his army… Featuring Titania, Mad Thinker, Thunderball, Black Ant and Enchantress, Illuminati is a tale of villains just trying to survive in the All-New All-Different Marvel Universe.
Ultimates #1 50% OFF Cover Price Thru Dec
(W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Kenneth Rocafort
BLACK PANTHER! CAPTAIN MARVEL! MS. AMERICA CHAVEZ! SPECTRUM! BLUE MARVEL! The ultimate superteam comes together to find and fix problems beyond the limits of the infinite! From cosmic forces lurking on Earth to what waits on the outside of the omniverse – the impossible is where they start! And what’s more impossible than ending the threat of Galactus, the devourer of worlds… forever?
Web-Warriors #1 50% OFF Cover Price Thru Dec
(W) Mike Costa (A) David Baldeon (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco
All of your favorite web-slinging wonders from SPIDER-VERSE, together in one place! It’s high-stakes action when ELECTRO threatens all of reality! From their base on Earth-001, it’s up to SPIDER-GWEN, SPIDER-MAN NOIR, SPIDER-MAN INDIA, SPIDER-UK, SPIDER-HAM and a TON of other surprise spider-guest stars to stop him!
(W) James Robinson (A/CA) Greg Hinkle
The twisted, drug-fueled finale! Is this a dream, reality, or somewhere in between? All JAMES ROBINSON and GREG HINKLE know is that now that they’re in Airboy’s world and not the bars of San Francisco, they have to put down the bottle, put away the drugs, zip up their flies-and actually act like heroes. Except they don’t know how to be heroes. And if they die, will they just wake up…or really perish?
Black Bag #1
(W) Chris Roberson (A) J.B. Bastos (CA) Drew Johnson
A suburban housewife with a criminal past and a thirst for adrenaline is about to get a top-secret side job: carrying out the government’s most dangerous missions. Renear is tired of playing by the rules. A valedictorian and top athlete in her younger years, she’s sacrificed a promising career to tie the knot and play house… isn’t there more to life than this? Of course there is – if you’re willing to take the shot. It’s time the world found out what she is truly capable of. Legendary Comics presents Black Bag, a new espionage thriller written by Chris Roberson with artwork by JB Bastos.
Codename Baboushka #2
(W) Antony Johnston (A/CA) Shari Chankhamma
Settling back into her old criminal ways is like riding a bike for Baboushka… but the sudden appearance of armed pirates ensures this ride will be full of bumps and bullets! Dry land is a hundred miles away-can she keep her head above water?
(W) Andi Ewington, Williams (A/CA) Raymund Bermudez
When the Nazis unearth the long lost diary of the infamous Dr. Victor Frankenstein they carry on his work reanimating the corpses of fallen soldiers and building an army of undead infantry to fend off the Allied liberation of Europe. To fight fire with fire, the Allies recruit a guerilla force of supernatural proportions, corralling a team of experts that included Jack Glendon aka Wolfman, Junior aka Frankenstein, Vlad aka Dracula, Erik Leroux aka the Phantom, and Hans Volger aka the Gillman. The Deadly ½ Dozen become our nation’s only hope and salvation against the Third Reich in an epic battle of gore and glory to stop the Red Menace and save the world from the most terrifying monster of them all – Man.
Grumpy Cat #2
(W) Ben McCool & Various (A) Steve Uy & Various (CA) Steve Uy
It’s the comic book that’s so good, it almost makes Grumpy Cat regret her happiness-challenged demeanor – almost! Continuing the misadventures of the world’s most popular – and grumpy – internet cat and her brother Pokey, sure to put a smile on the face of even the most sour of sourpusses! Issue #2 includes 3 more short stories, each by different creative teams. Featuring stories by Ben McCool, Elliott Serrano, and Ben Fisher, with art by Steve Uy, Michelle Nguyen, and Ken Haeser.
Secret Wars #7
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Esad Ribic (CA) Alex Ross
THE GREATEST SACRIFICE!
Slash and Burn #1
(W) Si Spencer (A) Max Dunbar, Ande Parks (CA) Tula Lotay
Another day, another hot date. Firefighter Rosheen Hayes takes her relationships with conflagration seriously, whether it’s the trigger-happy burn victim with his sights on her partner or a chance encounter igniting memories of arson at the orphanage. But is she the super-sleuth fire-whisperer or twisted firestarter? This new ongoing series from writer Si Spencer has all the mystery and intrigue of his hit Vertigo miniseries BODIES, with art by Max Dunbar (Dungeons & Dragons) and veteran inker Ande Parks (The Irredeemable Ant-Man), SLASH & BURN is a tricky thriller that explores both the excitement and the consequences of succumbing to one’s darkest impulses.
Twilight Children #2
(W) Gilbert Hernandez (A/CA) Darwyn Cooke
Children will be blinded. Lovers will cheat. Beautiful alien girls will walk the beach. A psychedelic world made of light will present itself to the lucky or the damned. Find out what’s making this sleepy Latin American town so surreal.
Graphic Novel Highlights
Django Zorro HC
(W) Quentin Tarantino, Matt Wagner (A) Esteve Polls (CA) Jae Lee, Francesco Francavilla
Oscar Award-winning writer/director and Django creator Quentin Tarantino teams with Eisner Award-winning comic book creator Matt Wagner to write the official Django Unchained sequel, uniting the gun-blazing Western hero with the legendary swordsman of literature, film, and comics: Zorro! Set several years after the events of Django Unchained, Django again pursues evil men in his role as a bounty hunter. Taking to the roads of the American Southwest, he encounters the aged and sophisticated Diego de la Vega by sheer chance. Django is fascinated by this unusual character, the first wealthy white man he’s met who seems totally unconcerned with the color of his skin… and who can hold his own in a fight. Django hires on as Diego’s bodyguard, and is soon drawn into a fight to free the local indigenous people from brutal servitude. Learning much from the older man (as he did from King Schultz), he discovers that slavery isn’t exclusive to his people, as he even dons the mask of Zorro in their mission of mercy!
Cover Price: $29.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $26.34 (20% off)
Elks Run 10th Anniversary Ed HC
(W) Joshua Hale Fialkov (A/CA) Noel Tuazon
The small town of Elk’s Ridge was founded as a closed haven, dreamt up by Vietnam veterans looking to create a utopia: a home without violence, chaos, or corruption. And in the beginning, it seemed like it might actually work. However, years later, the town has become a powder keg. When a desperate bid for freedom results in the accidental death of a child, the town must decide what terrible acts they are willing to commit in order to preserve their way of life. And the youth of the sleepy town-those who never chose to live that life-must forsake all they know in order to stand up for what is right. A vividly and viscerally illustrated tale of small town horror, Elk’s Run takes its place among the most chilling and affecting works of graphic fiction. The debut collaboration of Eisner, Harvey, and Emmy nominated writer Joshua Hale Fialkov and Harvey and Eisner nominated artist Noel Tuazon is back a decade later and even more relevant.
Cover Price: $24.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $19.99 (20% off)
Fatale Dlx Ed HC Vol 2
(W) Ed Brubaker (A/CA) Sean Phillips, Elizabeth Breitweiser
This Deluxe Edition presents the conclusion of Brubaker and Phillips best-selling orror-oir series FATALE in a gorgeous hardcover edition filled with insightful extras and behind-the-scenes artwork. This the book for serious Brubaker and Phillips collectors! Collects FATALE #11-24
Cover Price: $49.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $34.99 (30% off)
The Goon Library Ed HC Vol 1
(W/A/CA) Eric Powell
Lonely Street comes under all manner of threats both tragic and hilarious in this deluxe hardcover edition of The Goon. The Nameless Man, the Zombie Priest, has come to town to build a gang from the undead. Yet even with an unlimited supply of soldiers, the Priest cannot move in on the territory controlled by the crime boss Labrazio and his unstoppable enforcer-the Goon. But when the Priest discovers Goon’s most closely held secret, the balance of power threatens to change forever! Collects The Goon Volumes 0-3.
Cover Price: $39.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $27.99 (30% off)
Redhand Twilight of the Gods GN
(W) Kurt Busiek, Sam Timel (A) Mario Alberti, Bazal (CA) Bazal
The perfect warrior is unleashed in an age of barbarism and magic, but all he wants is the peaceful life he’s destined never to have. Touched by a prophecy, imbued with incredible fighting skills and immune to magic, he is fated to one day destroy the gods. Yet Redhand has no interest in this prediction, and no use for his destiny. Yet how can a man escape his own fate? From award-winning writer Kurt Busiek (Astro City, Marvels) and artists Mario Alberti & Bazal (Retroworld) comes a violent and intelligent story that challenges and enthralls.
Cover Price: $19.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $15.99 (20% off)
Star Wars HC Episode VI Return of the Jedi
(W) Archie Goodwin (A) Al Williamson (CA) Adi Granov
Luke Skywalker faces his destiny as the greatest trilogy in all of fiction concludes, remastered for the modern age! These are grim times for the Rebel Alliance. Han Solo is in the hands of the vile Jabba the Hutt. The Jedi Master Yoda grows weak. Emperor Palpatine is determined to turn Luke to the Dark Side. And Darth Vader nears completion of a new dreaded Death Star even more powerful than the first. To avert certain doom, the rebels head to the forest moon of Endor – but will the native Ewoks be friends or foes? Before the Battle of Endor begins, Princess Leia faces dramatic revelations. And when Luke surrenders to Vader, the fate of the galaxy may rest on the ultimate father/son confrontation! It’s Return, remastered – read it! Collecting STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI #1-4.
Cover Price: $24.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $14.99 (40% off)
Trashed HC GN
(W/A/CA) Derf Backderf
Every week we pile our garbage on the curb and it disappears – like magic! The reality is anything but, of course. Derf Backderf’s Trashed is an ode to the crap job of all crap jobs – garbage collector. Trashed follows the raucous escapades of three 20-something friends as they clean the streets of pile after pile of stinking garbage, while battling annoying small-town bureaucrats, bizarre townfolk, sweltering summer heat, and frigid winter storms. Trashed is inspired by Derf’s own experiences as a garbageinterspersed are nonfiction pages that detail what our garbage is and where it goes.
Cover Price: $24.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $19.99 (20% off)
Wolf TP Vol 1
(W) Ales Kot (A) Matt Taylor (CA) Tom Muller
Los Angeles, California: Antoine Wolfe, a hard-boiled paranormal detective with a death wish, has to cope with sudden responsibility for an orphaned teenage girl who might be the key to the impending apocalypse. The road to hell and back begins.
Cover Price: $9.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $6.99 (30% off)
That’s it for this week!