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Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week of 10/26/16

Hello everyone! We’re busy getting ready for Comikaze this coming weekend (or I guess we’re calling Los Angeles Comic Con now??). We’re going to have a bigger setup than normal. Come by and say hello if you’re attending!

There are also a couple of new books by friends of Pulp Fiction this week! Our good friend Georges Jeanty has drawn another new Serenity series that starts this week AND there’s a new Monster Elementary book just in time for Halloween. Don’t forget to visit them at the Culver City store this weekend and ask them who their favorite monsters are.

Finally on a more somber note, British artist Steve Dillon passed away last week. His career spanned many publishers and genres, but he is probably best known in the states for his work with Garth Ennis on Hellblazer and The Punisher, as well as the artist and co-creator of Preacher. Those of you that have conversed with me at length know Preacher is one of my favorite books so of course the news is a huge bummer. Below is a video I made earlier this year about what makes Preacher special.  It’s super super NOT SAFE FOR WORK and I’d like to think Mr. Dillon would have appreciated that. Cheers…

Upcoming Events

Halloween Comic Fest
Pulp Fiction Culver City Saturday, October 29
Celebrating its fifth year, Halloween ComicFest is an annual event where participating comic book specialty shops across North America and beyond celebrate the Halloween season by giving away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops. The Culver City store will also be hosting the Monster Elementary crew. Their adorable and hilarious book chronicling the educational misadventures of young Universal monsters is wonderful in a way both you your kids can appreciate!

Comikaze 
Los Angeles Convention Center October 28 – 30
Pulp Fiction will be at Comikaze in force at the end of the month. If you’re attending than drop by and say hello! Remember, you can use the coupon code “PULP” to save 10% on your tickets!

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New Comics Highlights

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

Prowler #1
Deal of the Week 50% OFF!

(W) Sean Ryan (A) Jamal Campbell, TBD (CA) Travel Foreman

“CLONE CONSPIRACY” TIE-IN!
Even a super hero’s life can get boring. Double-check your gear. Patrol the city. Save the innocent. Report back to your boss, The Jackal. Wait, what? Why is Prowler working for The Jackal? What does the resurrected Madame Web have to do with him? And what has Prowler already done that may have compromised him?!

Batman Beyond #1

(W) Dan Jurgens (A) Bernard Chang (CA) Ryan Sook

“THE RETURN” part one! Terry McGinnis is back as Batman, much to the delight of his family and friends. But is the original Joker really back as well? Inspired by the possible return of their role model, the Jokerz have taken over an entire section of Gotham City and are determined to wreak havoc in the still-rebuilding city. While Batman battles chaos on the streets, his friend Dana is at the mercy of the new leader of the now-unified gang.

Civil War II #6

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) David Marquez (CA) Marko Djurdjevic

Sides have been drawn, battles have been fought, but it all comes down to this. Captain Marvel versus Iron Man over the future of the Marvel Universe, one of the biggest battles in Marvel history!

Doctor Strange and the Sorcerers Supreme #1

(W) Will Pilgrim (A) Andrea Di Vito (CA) Michael Ryan

BEFORE HE WAS THE SORCERER SUPREME…STRANGE MASTERED THE MYSTIC ARTS!
•  A master of delicate surgery, DR. STEPHEN STRANGE had no equal…until a freak accident shattered his hands!
•  Now a student of the MYSTIC ARTS, Strange must find a way to master his magical assignment…or throw in his cape and robes for good!
•  Don’t miss this all-new story, as Strange finds that the road to Sorcerer Supreme can be a real pain in the…astral form!
•  ALSO: reprinting the original first appearance and origin stories of Doctor Strange from STRANGE TALES #110 and #115!

Doctor Strange Mystic Apprentice #1

(W) Will Pilgrim (A) Andrea Di Vito (CA) Michael Ryan

BEFORE HE WAS THE SORCERER SUPREME…STRANGE MASTERED THE MYSTIC ARTS!
•  A master of delicate surgery, DR. STEPHEN STRANGE had no equal…until a freak accident shattered his hands!
•  Now a student of the MYSTIC ARTS, Strange must find a way to master his magical assignment…or throw in his cape and robes for good!
•  Don’t miss this all-new story, as Strange finds that the road to Sorcerer Supreme can be a real pain in the…astral form!
•  ALSO: reprinting the original first appearance and origin stories of Doctor Strange from STRANGE TALES #110 and #115!

Serenity No Power in the Verse #1

(W) Chris Roberson (A) Karl Story (A/CA) Georges Jeanty

The ‘verse is a complicated and dangerous place, and Malcolm Reynolds and his outlaw crew aboard the Serenity are ever experiencing tough times. When tensions rise among the crew, a call for help becomes a welcome interruption: they must track down a missing friend and the answers to the mystery surrounding her disappearance.

Seven to Eternity #2

(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Jerome Opena, Matt Hollingsworth

Now face to face with the God of Whispers, enslaver of worlds, all that stands between Adam Osidis and his heart’s every desire is one simple compromise, to bend the knee.

Surgeon X #2

(W) Sara Kenney (A/CA) John Watkiss

“RELATIVE INSANITY,” Part Two
As Rosa Scott aka Surgeon X struggles to save lives in a post-antibiotic world, she learns more about the horrific death of her mother. This news pushes her brother into a psychotic breakdown, and when the Scott family have a royal engagement at Buckingham Palace with King Charles, things get even weirder.

Teen Titans #1

(W) Ben Percy (A/CA) Jonboy Meyers

“Damian Knows Best” part one! Now that Damian has “summoned” the Teen Titans, the tyrannical teen reveals his master plan! But a great evil from Damian’s past is lurking around the corner, ready to strike at the team’s newest leader and destroy the new Teen Titans before they even begin!

Vigilante Southland #1

(W) Gary Phillips (A) Elena Casagrande (CA) Mitch Gerads

Donny was feeling pretty settled in his cushy life. Even though his girlfriend was politically active, he never gave social justice or racial issues any time. So, when Dorrie discovers something she shouldn’t have and ends up dead, no one expects Donny to be the guy to carry on her work-but that’s exactly what he does, putting on a mask and taking to the streets. He soon finds himself tangled in family history, political conspiracy, and a plot that goes far deeper than he ever imagined.
Set in the heart of Los Angeles, this new VIGILANTE series raises an old question while making it relevant to our times: when you witness bad things being done, how far would you go to set them right? Written by Gary Phillips, noted writer of the Ivan Monk series of novels, and drawn by Elena Casagrande (Suicide Risk), this hard-hitting tale of revenge and redemption takes the Vigilante into a whole new danger zone.

The Vision #12

(W) Tom King (A) Gabriel Hernandez Walta (CA) Mike Del Mundo

• A while ago, a robot created a family. And all was good. For a while. Then came the murders. The lies. The betrayals. The battles fought. The battles lost. The family lost.
•  And now, at the end, Vision stands alone. He must decide how he will go on, if he will go on, if he can go on. And that decision will shape the Marvel Universe for quite a while.
•  The epic, stunning conclusion to the most highly praised series of the year. Simply put, this is the issue everyone will be talking about.

Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Special #1

An immense special issue celebrating seventy-five years of the Amazing Amazon, through phenomenal new stories, art, and stand-alone illustrations! Featuring a roster of incredible creators-some who’ve laid down legendary runs with the character, and some who’ve never drawn her before-including Rafael Albuquerque, Brian Azzarello, Cliff Chiang, Renae De Liz, Brenden Fletcher, Adam Hughes, Karl Kerschl, Gail Simone, and many, many more to be announced!

Graphic Novel Highlights

Black Widow TP Vol 1 Shields Most Wanted

(W) Mark Waid, Chris Samnee (A/CA) Chris Samnee

They wowed you with DAREDEVIL, now the Eisner Award-winning team of Mark Waid and Chris Samnee take Black Widow to new heights – by forcing her to go on the lam! Natasha has a lifetime of secrets, and when some of the darkest ones are made public, nobody is safe. As S.H.I.E.L.D. turns on its once-greatest asset, she seeks out her own answers in a knock-down, drag-out tale of action and espionage! But the Widow’s hunt for the Weeping Lion sends her back to the one place she never wanted to go! With a little help from old friends – and old enemies lying in wait – she’ll face the new incarnation of the Red Room: the Dark Room! But as S.H.I.E.L.D. closes in, Natasha finds herself on a collision course with the Invincible Iron Man! Collecting BLACK WIDOW (2016) #1-6.

Cover Price: $17.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.79 (40% OFF)

East of West TP Vol 6

(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Nick Dragotta

The smashing conclusion to the second year of the Apocalypse. Everything turns in on itself. The snake eats its tail. The old eat the young. A new chapter of the amazing End Times saga by superstar creators JONATHAN HICKMAN and NICK DRAGOTTA. Collects EAST OF WEST #25-29

Cover Price: $14.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.49 (30% OFF)

International Iron Man Prem HC

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Alex Maleev

The award-winning creative team that turned Daredevil’s life upside down sets its sights on Iron Man! But who is Tony Stark? Since learning he was adopted, this question has cast a shadow over his life. Now, it’s time to uncover his true legacy – a journey that will carry Tony into new directions as both a man and an armored adventurer. Alongside unlikely quasi-ally Doctor Doom, Iron Man will discover answers to questions he never knew existed! But as a new international crime boss beats him at every turn, can Tony unravel the mystery of his past before deadly history repeats itself? Revelations will send him reeling – and even if Iron Man makes it out alive, his new standing in the Marvel Universe might be the death of him! Collecting INTERNATIONAL IRON MAN #1-6.

Cover Price: $29.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $17.99 (40% OFF)

Moebius Library World of Edena HC

(W) Moebius (A/CA) Moebius

Working closely with Moebius Production in France, Dark Horse puts the work of a master storyteller back in print-with some material in English for the first time! Stel and Atan are interstellar repairmen trying to find a lost space station and its crew. What they discover about the universe and themselves on the mythical paradise planet Edena, though, changes their lives forever. Moebius’s long-out-of-print World of Edena story arc gets a deluxe hardcover treatment, with its five main chapters-Upon a Star, Gardens of Edena, The Goddess, Stel, and Sra-collected here!

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

Monster Elementary TP Vol 2 Egyptian Curse

(W) Nick Doan (A) Cal Moray, Bobby Timony, Christopher Tupa, Patty Variboa, Jimena Sanchez, Josh Gowdy, Daniele Serra, Patrick Moss (A/CA) Lee-Roy Lahey

The award-winning Monster Elementary team is back for more with Monster Elementary and the Egyptian Curse! No, the FBI hasn’t reopened their monsters-only school. Yes, these monster children are still trying to fit in among the “normals.” In the second volume of the Monster Elementary series, the gang finds themselves solving mysteries in a ghost town, fending off a home invasion from a snooping classmate, and on an epic quest in the Egyptian desert.

Cover Price: $22.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $18.39 (20% OFF)

Star Wars Legend Epic Collect  Marvel Years Tp Vol 1

May the Force be with you, in the mighty Marvel manner! The classic original Star Wars comic-book series begins with an action-packed adaptation of Episode IV A New Hope, then continues the story of Luke Skywalker and his rebel friends as they fight on against the Empire in the dark shadow of Darth Vader! New planets and new perils await – like the Cloud Riders, the Behemoth and the space pirate Crimson Jack. Han and Chewie need six allies to make eight against a world – and one of them will be cult hero Jaxxon! Luke and the droids end up trapped on a Doomworld! And the Big Game will pit rebel against rebel! Collecting STAR WARS (1977) #1-23, and material from PIZZAZZ #1-16 and STAR WARS WEEKLY (UK) #60.

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

That’s it for this week!

-Ryan