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Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week of 10/21/15

Surprise! So due to the ever-shifting landscape that is the Pulp Fiction retailer experience, the newsletter will now come out on Friday nights. Those of you that are subscribers will now have the entire weekend to look over the newsletter and make requests. Ok, let’s get into the books! It’s a new week and that means more new All New All Different Marvel series like Uncanny Inhumans, Karnak, and Astonishing Ant-Man, all 50 % off! We also have three deals of the week including the first Vertigo series by fan-favorite Gail Simone! On the trade side, Grant Morrisson’s Mulitversity gets collected and Matt Fraction’s Hawkeye run gets the omnibus treatment!

EMET comics had to reschedule their appearance at the Culver City store, but they will be present at Comikaze so if you’re attending than swing by and check them out! Stay tuned for a new appearance date in the near future. Also, Madeleine Holly-Rosing (Boston Metaphysical Society, Kickstarter workshop instructor) has a begun another campaign for her series. You can check it out here.  See you at the bottom…

 

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New Releases 10/21/15

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New Comics Highlights

Clean Room #1 Deal of the Week $1.99!

(W) Gail Simone (A) Jon Davis-Hunt, Jenny Frison
It’s the start of the first Vertigo series from fan-favorite writer Gail Simone, with 2000AD artist Jon Davis-Hunt! Astrid Mueller is the enigmatic and compelling guru of a giant self-help organization-a devastatingly powerful figure in the industry between psychology and religion. Journalist Chloe Pierce’s fiancé decided to pick up Astrid’s book, and within three months he was dead. Something in Astrid Mueller’s book made Philip blow his brains out all over Chloe’s new kitchen. Now Chloe is on a mission to find out who Astrid Mueller really is. What is this Clean Room she’s been hearing about where your deepest fear and worst moments are revealed? Chloe intends to immerse herself in the Clean Room and wreak havoc on Astrid’s empire.

Cognetic #1 Deal of the Week $1.99!

(W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Eryk Donovan
What’s to Love: The creative team behind the award-nominated Memetic are back with another apocalyptic tale! We obviously love working with James Tynion IV (see The Woods, UFOlogy, and the aforementioned Memetic), and we know partnering him once again with artist Eryk Donovan will lead to another great-looking story. In Cognetic, Tynion and Donovan offer a look at the fundamentally human desire for control-that deep-seated belief we all feel in our darkest moments that if we had total, absolute power, we would be able to create a perfect world.What It Is: Every human believes that they are self-reliant, self-determined individuals, each set on their own course. They’ve built civilizations, they’ve built culture, they’ve built lives… But what if that isn’t the right track? What if there is a singular mind ready to take back control and finally right the destiny of mankind and build a better tomorrow? Cognetic is the story of a powerful psychic being that once controlled one-third of the world’s population as a part of its hivemind, and his return to humanity in modern-day New York City. It’s a psychic action thriller, precariously positioned on the edge of outright apocalypse. It’s also the story of a young woman, the assistant to the director of the FBI, who might be the only one who can save humanity, but at a terrible, terrible cost. Each issue in this miniseries is oversized with 48 pages!

The Shield #1 Deal of the Week $1.99!

(W) Adam Christopher, Chuck Wendig (A) David Williams, Gary Martin

New ongoing series from Dark Circle! “Daughter of the Revolution”: Part 1-Since the dawn of the republic, whenever her country faces its blackest days, she returns: a spirit of the revolution sent to fight for what is right. But when she reappears for the first time in a generation with no memories – not even of her own identity – and encounters an evil force expecting her arrival, all The Shield can do is run!

Preview here

Astonishing Ant-Man #1 
50% OFF Cover Price Thru Dec

(W) Nick Spencer (A) Ramon Rosanas (CA) Mark Brooks

Scott Lang was a down-on-his-luck, divorced ex-con — until he stole renowned scientist and super hero Hank Pym’s size-altering technology in the hopes of saving his daughter’s life. Through that act of doing wrong for the right reasons, Scott inadvertently learned how to be a hero himself. With Pym’s blessing and his daughter Cassie at his side, he became… The Astonishing Ant-Man! But when a curveball upends Scott’s life, will he continue to be a hero, or will he return to his former life of crime?

Preview here

Karnak #1
50% OFF Cover Price Thru Dec

(W) Warren Ellis (A) Gerardo Zaffino (CA) David Aja

THE FLAW IN ALL THINGS “My curse is that I see the flaw in all things. Systems. Philosophies. Structures. People. Everything. Never forget who I am. I am Karnak of the Inhumans.” You may not know who Karnak is now, but you will when Warren Ellis (MOON KNIGHT, Planetary) and Gerardo Zaffino are done with you. Phil Coulson goes to Karnak to help with a SHIELD case with Inhuman implications and what he’s going to find will terrify you.

Preview here.

Uncanny Inhumans #1
50% OFF Cover Price Thru Dec

(W) Charles Soule (A) Steve McNiven, Brandon Peterson (CA) Steve McNiven

Meet the Uncanny Inhumans. MEDUSA! BLACK BOLT! TRITON! READER! HUMAN TORCH?! BEAST?! It’s eight months later and everything is different for the Inhumans. Medusa and Johnny Storm are an item. Black Bolt is running covert missions of his own. And something so big happened between the Inhumans and the X-Men that Beast is now on the side of the Inhumans. And if that’s not enough, the most dangerous villain throughout Marvel’s history is against them-KANG THE CONQUEROR. Don’t miss what the epic team behind DEATH OF WOLVERINE (Charles Soule and Steve McNiven) have in store for you. All this plus a bonus story by Charles and Brandon Peterson (UNCANNY X-MEN).

Preview here.

Back to the Future #1

(W) Bob Gale & Various (A) Brent Schoonover, Dan Schoening (CA) Dan Schoening
“Untold Tales and Alternate Timelines,” Part 1: Back to the Future creator/screenwriter Bob Gale returns with all-new tales from the twisting and turning timeline that made Back to the Future a, well… timeless pop-culture phenomenon! Take a trip back to 1985 and be there when Doc Brown and Marty McFly first meet, and then jump even farther back, to 1945, to witness Doc’s involvement in the super-secret Manhattan Project!
Preview here.

Fistful of Blood #1

(W) Kevin Eastman (A/CA) Simon Bisley
“She drifted into town with a few days to kill…” Re-releasing the crazed adventure from Kevin Eastman and Simon Bisley! Every issue of this special edition will feature artwork re-mastered by Kevin Eastman, all-new colors, and a plethora of sketches, process work and other bonus material, too!

The Steam Man #1

(W) Mark Alan Miller, Joe R. Lansdale (A/CA) Piotr Kowalski
The Old West, but not as we know it. Giant steam-powered robots are created to take down invading Martians and armies of killer albino apes in an all-out brawl. The Steam Man, a giant metal man operated by a team of monster hunters, seems to have the town protected and the West under control, until a crazed and powerful vampire comes to town to bring forth the apocalypse!
Preview here.

Titans Hunt #1 

(W) Dan Abnett (A/CA) Paulo Siqueira
CONVERGENCE is over, but the ripples are still being felt, especially by a young precog named Lilith. What are these visions she’s having of a Teen Titans team the world never knew? And why does she feel compelled to seek out Dick Grayson, Roy Harper, Donna Troy and an Atlantean named Garth and warn them that something dark and sinister is coming after them? Who are Mal, Gnarrk, Hank Hall and Dawn Granger, and what is their connection to the others-and to the fate of every soul on Earth? This is the Secret History of the TEEN TITANS!

Amazing Spider-Man #2

(W) Dan Slott (A) Giuseppe Camuncoli (CA) Alex Ross
Spider-Man has gone global! Parker Industries is more successful than ever, with offices in New York, Shanghai, London and San Francisco and Peter Parker is racking up the frequent flyer miles with his “bodyguard” Spider-Man in tow, of course. But success breeds enemies and a reinvigorated Zodiac have also widened their scope to threaten the whole world. Join Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli as they take Spider-Man to the next level! This huge first issue also includes stories featuring Silk, Spidey 2099, Spider-Woman and much more!

Invincible Iron Man #2

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) David Marquez
Exploding out of the pages of SECRET WARS, one of the most popular super heroes in the world gets a gigantic new series. From the creators that brought you ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN comes new armor, new supporting cast, new villains and a new purpose that is going to tear itself across the entire Marvel Universe and beyond. With a shocker of a last page that will have everyone talking and the return of one of Tony’s biggest nemeses, you will not want to miss this!! Also, who are Tony’s biological parents? The quest begins here!

Tokyo Ghost #2

(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Sean Murphy
Constables Led Dent and Debbie Decay are given their final mission: purge their bodies of all technology and invade the Garden Nation of Tokyo.

Graphic Novel Highlights

Get Jiro Blood and Sushi HC

(W) Anthony Bourdain, Joel Rose (A) Alé Garza (CA) Dave Johnson
Acclaimed chef, writer, and television personality, Anthony Bourdain, and Joel Rose (Kill The Poor) return for the follow-up to their #1 New York Times bestseller, GET JIRO!, from Vertigo. In GET JIRO: BLOOD AND SUSHI, Bourdain and Rose examine the origins of the mysterious Jiro and what made him into the chef he has become. Born the heir to a Yakuza crime family, Jiro never longed to travel the criminal path laid out before him, but instead chose to secretly study the rich culinary history of his homeland-something that would have significant repercussions if discovered by his gangster father! And as Jiro’s interest in the culinary arts deepens, the challenge of keeping his artistic and criminal worlds separate becomes too great, triggering a great personal loss that will forever change Jiro’s path.

Cover Price: $22.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $13.79 (40% off)

Hawkeye by Matt Fraction and David Aja Omnibus HC

(W) Matt Fraction (A) Various (CA) David Aja

Marvel’s most critically acclaimed comic in recent memory! Clint Barton, breakout star of a little Marvel movie you might have seen a while back, continues his fight for justice – and good rooftop BBQs! With Young Avenger Kate Bishop by his side, he’s out to get some downtime from being one of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes – but when the apartment building he’s moved into, and the neighbors he’s befriended, are threatened by a tracksuit-wearing, dog-abusing gang of Eastern European mobsters who say “bro” an awful lot, Clint must stand up and defend his new adopted family…any way he can. It’s Hawkguy, Kate, Pizza Dog et al. against the Clown, Madame Masque, the tracksuits and more in a fantastic, Eisner Award-nominated reinvention of the arrowed Avenger! Bro, you read this book. Okay, bro? Collecting HAWKEYE (2012) #1-22 and ANNUAL #1, and YOUNG AVENGERS PRESENTS #6.

Cover Price: $99.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $59.99 (40% off)

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Minicomic Collection HC

(W) Tim Seeley & Various (A) Bruce Timm & Various
The toy juggernaut Masters of the Universe and its subsequent action figure lines featured memorable pack-in minicomics that aided in playtime for children across the world. This oversized hardcover collection features sixty-eight US releases, including all minicomics from the eighties Masters of the Universe line, the eighties Princess of Power line, and the eighties and nineties He-Man line, plus an introduction to the minicomics in the current Masters of the Universe Classics toy line. Relive the illustrated adventures that fueled your imagination!

Cover Price: $29.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $20.99 (30% off)

Jessica Jones TP Vol 2 Alias
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Michael Gaydos, David Mack (CA) David Mack

All she ever wanted was to be a super hero. But life had other plans for Jessica Jones. Now, the adventures of the would-be Avenger turned bitter super-powered private eye continue with two new cases. First, Jessica travels to upstate New York to investigate the disappearance of a teenage girl rumored to be a mutant in a prejudiced small town – but a murder mystery and a drunken, ill-advised fling complicate matters. Then, the hard-luck PI goes on a date with…the Astonishing Ant-Man?! Collecting ALIAS #11-15.

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

Memetic TP
(W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Eryk Donovan
What’s to Love: Memetic is truly an event comic, and a wholly unique take on the disaster genre. Much like his work on The Woods, writer James Tynion IV-with the help of fantastic newcomer Eryk Donovan (The House in the Wall)-brings horror to a whole new generation of fans of J-horror films like Uzumaki and The Ring. Plus, Memetic was nominated for the 2015 GLAAD Award for Outstanding Comic! What It Is: A meme is an idea that starts with an individual, and then virally spreads to multiple persons and potentially entire societies. Richard Dawkins suggests a meme’s success comes from its effectiveness to the host. But history shows that destructive memes can spread just as rapidly through society. Memetic shows the progression of a weaponized meme that leads to the utter annihilation of the human race within 72 hours. The root of this apocalypse is a single image on the internet, a “meme” in the popular sense. A meme that changes everything. Collects the complete three-issue miniseries.

Cover Price: $14.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $11.99 (20% off)

Multiversity Dlx Ed HC

(W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Ivan Reis & Various
The biggest adventure in DC’s history is here! Join visionary writer Grant Morrison, today’s most talented artists, and a cast of unforgettable heroes from 52 alternative Earths of the DC Multiverse! Prepare to meet the Vampire League of Earth-43, the Justice Riders of Earth-18, Superdemon, Doc Fate, the super-sons of Superman and Batman, the rampaging Retaliators of Earth-8, the Atomic Knights of Justice, Dino-Cop, Sister Miracle, Lady Quark, and the latest, greatest Super Hero of Earth-Prime: YOU! This deluxe edition hardcover collects all nine MULTIVERSITY issues, plus the indispensible GUIDEBOOK issue!

Cover Price: $49.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $29.99 (40% off)

Prometheus HC Complete Fire and Stone
(W) Kelly Sue DeConnick & Various (A) Juan Ferreyra & Various (CA) David Palumbo
The moon of LV-223 – resting place of the doomed Prometheus expedition, enigmatic source of all organic life, and nightmarish source of ultimate destruction. Now a new generation of explorers hope to uncover the mysteries of this strange and dangerous world, but what they find may lead to humanity’s undoing. Collects Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1-#4, Aliens: Fire and Stone #1-#4, Alien vs. Predator: Fire and Stone #1-#4, Predator: Fire and Stone #1-#4, and the Prometheus: Fire and Stone: Omega one-shot.

Cover Price: $49.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $34.99 (30% off)

Wild’s End TP Vol 1 First Light

(W) Dan Abnett (A/CA) I.N.J. Culbard
What’s To Love: We love smart takes on classic science-fiction mythos, and who better to takeadvantage of the iconography of H.G. Wells and War of the Worlds than Dan Abnett, one of comics’ most renowned sci-fi writers and one of creators responsible for the groundbreaking run on Guardians of the Galaxy that inspired the Marvel movie. Paired with I.N.J. Culbard who has made a name for himself with the critically acclaimed adaptation of  H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness, it’s a team perfectly built for the visually impactful adventure stories readers love. What It Is: Lower Crowchurch is a small English community enjoying the peace of the 1930s, but when the town becomes the victim of an alien invasion, the residents’ lives are upended by the harsh realities of life-and-death violence. Led by the town’s outsider and retired war veteran, they will have to rally together to uncover the secret of their invaders and hope to fight back. Collects the complete six-issue miniseries.

Cover Price: $19.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $15.99 (20% off)

DC Super Heroes Starter Library

(W/A) David Bar Katz
Budding super heroes will find everything they need to learn about the universe of DC super heroes – and the world around them – in this awesome collector’s set. From letters (A is for Aquaman, B is for Batmobile) and numbers (10 super powers) to colorful capes, busy body parts, and hilarious opposites, every page is illustrated with classic DC comics art and designed to appeal to fans of all ages. The four sturdy, colorful, beautifully designed board books feature many of the beloved DC super heroes including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, the Flash and others. This gift bundle packaged in a great-looking slipcase is the perfect introduction for little ones, and an ideal way for grownup fans to share their passion with the next generation.

Cover Price: $39.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $31.99 (20% off)

Manga

Akuma No Riddle GN Vol 1 Riddle Story of Devil

(W) Yun Kouga (A/CA) Sunao Minakata
From the bestselling creator of Loveless comes an all-new manga series! Happy-go-lucky Haru Ichinose is an upbeat, all-smiles kind of girl. At a prestigious all-girls boarding school, Haru is one of the most popular girls on campus. The attention paid to her, however, is about to turn deadly. Enter Tokaku Azuma, a cold-blooded female assassin, who moves from one mission to the next with deadly precision. The heartless Tokaku has set her sights on Haru as her next target. What should have been a routine hit turns into a far more complicated affair as Tokaku is unable to pull the trigger on Haru. As Tokaku copes with her strange, budding feelings, will she decide to save Haru’s life or end it?

Cover Price: $12.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.39

Attack on Titan Colossal Edition TP Vol 2

(W/A/CA) Isayama Hajime

Attack on Titan: Colossal Edition 2 is an oversized collection of volumes 6 through 10 of the best-selling Attack on Titan manga series. Weighing in at a massive 944 pages and a 7-inch by 10.5-inch trim, Colossal Edition 2, like its predecessor last year, contains the same material as the original volumes, but bigger and on higher-quality paper.

Cover Price: $49.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $39.99

Certain Scientific Accelerator GN Vol 1

(W) Kazuma Kamachi (A/CA) Yamaji Arata

A Certain Scientific Accelerator is a must-have sequel to the New York Times-bestselling series A Certain Scientific Railgun! Welcome to a world where mysticism and science collide, and supernatural powers are derived from either science or religion. At the heart of this world is Academy City, an advanced metropolis whose population is comprised mostly of students. The majority of students are enrolled in the city’s “Power Curriculum Program,” where they must learn to master their latent psychic powers.

Cover Price: $12.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.39

LDK GN Vol 1

(W/A/CA) Ayu Watanabe
Aoi’s best friend Moe is in love with their high school’s prince, Shusei Kugayama. But when Moe confesses her feelings, Shusei turns her down hard, and a furious Aoi takes him to task. So it’s quite a shock when Aoi finds out that the boy moving into the apartment next to hers is Shusei! Things go from awkward to intolerable when Aoi accidentally starts a kitchen fire in Shusei’s apartment, and is forced to let him move in while the damage gets cleaned up.

Cover Price: $12.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.39

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That’s it for this week!

-Ryan