Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week of 11/8/17

Hello everyone! It’s November, and that means it’s our busiest month of the year. Please check below for details on our upcoming events. We have new signings, new sales, new classes AND Local Comic Book Store Day!   See you at the bottom…

P.S. Anyone own the Friday the 13th series on Blu-Ray? If you’d be willing to lend it out for a week, I would be eternally grateful! – Ryan
Upcoming Events

 

Creator Signing – Jordan Hart (Doppelganger, Terminarch)
Wednesday November 15th

One of our Culver customers has a new mini-series coming out from Alterna called Doppelganger! Jordan describes it as “a buddy-supernatural story with a healthy amount of humor (think Fright Night from 1985).” Great, I love Fright Night! His new book comes out November 15th and he’ll be promoting it at the Culver store that day. Come by and check it out!

Local Comic Book Store Day
Saturday Nov 18th Both Stores

Local Comic Shop Day celebrates locally owned independent comic book specialty stores, showcasing their unique and vital role in being the primary fire-starters of pop culture. Both stores will have a bunch of LCBSD exclusive merchandise including alternate covers and special hardcover edition graphic novels. Click here for a closer look. We will also be having a Sidewalk Sale! Fill up a small comic box with comics for just $9.99…small box can hold 150+ comics, so that’s less than 10 cents a comic for you! 

“Getting Into the Comics Biz” one-day workshop w Jim Higgins
Sunday Nov 19th Culver City 1pm to 6pm

I’m Jim Higgins, and I’ve been a writer and editor in the comics business for 20 years. I worked as an editor at DC Comics and taught at CalArts, Otis College of Art and Design, Sequential Artists Workshop, and other fine institutions.

In this one-day intensive session, information is given on submitting, how to prepare samples, and how to put together a pitch for a series or graphic novel. Writers will learn about how to find artists, how to work with them, and more. Artists will learn about how to find projects and find work both large and small-scale. There will be an overview of various publishers, both those who cater to the comic store market, and those who sell mostly in book stores. You’ll find out what editors are looking for, what they expect, and what they DON’T want to see. You’ll learn the skills you need for what you want to do.

There’ll also be info on printing, self-publishing, and Kick-starter. There’s a lot of information given that’s not commonly known as well as material that will dispel some misconceptions about the way the comics world works. There will be some time to chat and network with other attendees for a while after the talk is done.

Cost: $75 (payable at the register the day of the workshop)

Black Friday SALE!
Friday Nov 14th thru Sunday Nov 26th

Lot’s of clearance toys, collectibles, and omnibuses! You know the drill. If we have too much of it, it has to go! We’ll have another Sidewalk Sale (fill up a small comic box for just $9.99) with a new selection of comics for both stores as well.

 

New Comics Highlights

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

Coyotes #1 Deal of the Week 50% OFF!

(W) Sean Lewis (A/CA) Caitlin Yarsky

Underworld meets Sicario in this new miniseries from SEAN LEWIS (SAINTS, THE FEW) and amazing new artist CAITLIN YARSKY. Hunted by a legion of wolves that roam the border, women are disappearing. The survivors band together to wage war. Detective Frank Coffey is trying to understand this mythic-level bloodbath when he comes across Red, a little girl with a secret and a sword. Ultra-violent and smart as hell, COYOTES transforms the everyday into a myth we can rally behind.

Port of Earth #1 Deal of the Week 50% OFF!

(W) Zack Kaplan (A/CA) Andrea Mutti

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).

Daredevil #595 Deal of the Week 50% OFF!

(W) Charles Soule (A) Stefano Landini (CA) Bill Sienkiewicz

MAYOR FISK  Part 1
New York City has fallen to Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin – Daredevil’s greatest and deadliest adversary. Matt Murdock has the law and he has his superhuman abilities – but Fisk has an entire city on his side. What can one man do? If he’s Daredevil, he can FIGHT. PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES!

Moon Knight #188 Deal of the Week 50% OFF!

(W) Max Bemis (A/CA) Jacen Burrows

CRAZY RUNS IN THE FAMILY  Part 1
A new day is dawning and with it comes an enemy unlike any that Marc Spector, Moon Knight, has ever faced.  Moon Knight has always been a protector from the shadows, but this new enemy is looking to extinguish that shadow with blinding light and fire.  Get ready for the introduction of Moon Knight’s greatest nemesis!   PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES!

She-Hulk #159 Deal of the Week 50% OFF!

(W) Mariko Tamaki (A) Jahnoy Lindsay (CA) Mike Deodato

JEN WALTERS MUST DIE Part 1
The LEADER is back and he’s using his gamma-enhanced super-intelligence to strike at She-Hulk!  But how do you hurt an almost indestructible She-Hulk?  By turning Jen against HERSELF!  PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES!

Batman Lost

(W) Scott Snyder, James TynionIV, Joshua Williamson (A) Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza, Yanick Paquette, Jorge Jimenez (CA) Olivier Coipel

Trapped in the Dark Multiverse, Batman must face his greatest fears!

Graphic Novel Highlights

Batman and Robin by Tomasi and Gleason Omnibus
(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Mick Gray, Lee Garbett, Tomas Giorello, Marlo Alquiza, Cliff Richards, Doug Mahnke, Andy Kubert, Andy Clarke, Ardian Syaf, Guillem March, Juan Jose Ryp, Ian Bertram, Guy Major, Ray McCarthy, Keith Champagne, Tom Nguyen, Vicente Cifuentes, Christian Alamy, Jonathan Glapion, Norm Rapmund, Jordi Tarragona, Juan Albarran (A/CA) Patrick Gleason, Mark Irwin

Teaming Batman with his son Damian, a.k.a. Robin, Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason’s run was one of the standout titles in the New 52. Mixing in dark themes from Damian’s childhood with the League of Assassins with touching stories of a father and son, this creative team invented some of the greatest Batman and Robin stories ever told! Collects BATMAN & ROBIN #20-22, BATMAN & ROBIN #0-40 from the New 52 series, BATMAN & ROBIN ANNUAL #1-3, ROBIN RISES: OMEGA #1, ROBIN RISES: ALPHA #1 and a story from SECRET ORIGINS #4.

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


Paper Girls Dlx Ed HC Vol 1

(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Cliff Chiang

From BRIAN K. VAUGHAN, New York Times bestselling writer of SAGA, and CLIFF CHIANG, legendary artist of Wonder Woman, this gorgeous oversized deluxe hardcover is the perfect way to experience the first two storylines of the smash-hit series that The Chicago Tribune named one of the “Best Books of the Year.” In the early hours after Halloween of 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time. Suburban drama and otherworldly mysteries collide in this critically acclaimed story about nostalgia, first jobs, and the last days of childhood.
Collects PAPER GIRLS #1-10, along with exclusive extras and a brand-new cover from CLIFF CHIANG! 7.5″ x 11.125″

Cover Price: $34.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $24.49 (30% OFF)


Abe Sapien Dark and Terrible HC Vol 1

(W) Mike Mignola, Scott Allie, John Arcudi (A) Max Fiumara (CA) Sebastian Fiumara

On the run from the BPRD, a newly mutated Abe Sapien-more inhuman than before-travels across a United States transformed and overrun by monsters. Abe’s search for the truth about himself-or his race away from his fate-mirrors the quest of an ancient necromancer to seize control of a world literally going to hell. This deluxe hardcover edition collects Abe Sapien Volumes 3-5, plus an expanded sketchbook section.
“Incredible storytelling, both writing and art.”-Comic Bastards

Cover Price: $34.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $24.49 (30% OFF)

Manga Highlights (Culver Only)


Akira 35th Anniversary HC Box Set

(W) Katsuhiro Otomo (A/CA) Katsuhiro Otomo

In 1982, Kodansha published the first chapter of Akira, a dystopian saga set in Neo-Tokyo, a city recovering from thermonuclear attack where the streets have been ceded to motorcycle gangs and the rich and powerful run dangerous experiments on destructive, supernatural powers that they cannot control. An all-new, complete 35th anniversary hardcover box set of one of the most acclaimed and influential comics of all time, with the original Japanese art and right-to-left reading format for the first time! The science fiction epic that changed anime and manga forever is presented in six beautiful hardcover volumes, plus the hardcover Akira Club art book and an exclusive patch with the iconic pill design.

Cover Price: $199.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $159.99 (20% OFF)


Devilman Grimoire GN Vol 1

(W) Go Nagai (A/CA) Rui Takatou
A modern retelling of the horror manga epic spanning generations of fans! When demons begin taking over the bodies of humans, only the strongest survive. When a practicing young witch named Miki Makimura asks her friend Akira Fudo for help with a ritual, the spell is interrupted and Akira is left on the brink of death. His body is overtaken by a powerful being named Amon. Now torn between his humanity and the demon within him, Akira uses his abilities to fight in the war between demons and humans for the future of the world itself!

Cover Price: $12.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.39 (20% OFF)


In This Corner of the World GN

(W/A/CA) Fumiyo Kouno
Omnibus edition of the manga trilogy that inspired a critically acclaimed film! Suzu is a young Japanese woman who has recently married and moved from her home in Hiroshima City to Kure, during the years of World War II. Here she is confronted with the trials of a new family and a world at war, but perseveres to create her own happiness.

Cover Price: $27.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $22.39 (20% OFF)


Children of the Whales GN Vol 1

(W) Abi Umeda (A/CA) Abi Umeda

Chakuro is the archivist for the Mud Whale, diligently chronicling the lives and deaths of his people. As one of the thymia wielders, whose life spans are cut short by their own magic, he knows his time is limited and is determined to leave a better record than his predecessors. But the steady pace of their isolated existence on the Mud Whale is abruptly shattered when a scouting party discovers a mysterious young girl who seems to know more about their home than they do…

Cover Price: $12.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.39 (20% OFF)

Other Stuff (Culver Only)

MARVEL MS MARVEL KAMALA KHAN BISHOUJO STATUE

This beautiful sculpted 1/7-scale statue is based on a new character interpretation and illustration by Shunya Yamashita. Ms. Marvel stands ready for action in her blue and red outfit, scarf tails trailing behind her.

VENOM ARTFX+ STATUE 

Kotobukiya’s ARTFX+ 1/10 scale lineup of Spider-Man friends and foes continues with the symbiot Venom!Venom crouches in a low stance with his left arm pulled back, ready to strike with his claws.Based on artwork specifically commissioned for this series Display alone or along with Spider-Man to create exciting battle displays.

POP RIDES CLASSIC GHOST RIDER W/ BIKE VINYL FIG 

A PREVIEWS Exclusive! Johnny Blaze, a stunt rider for a traveling carnival, sold his soul to Mephisto to the life of his adoptive father, “Crash” Simpson. But any deal with Mephisto is not to be trusted, and Johnny found himself bonded to the demon Zarathos. Now, as the Spirit of Vengeance, he can transform into the Ghost Rider – a flaming skeleton who rides a hellish choppper – to exact the Devil’s retribution and send evil souls back to Hell. Funko brings the cult-favorite character to their POP! Rides vinyl figure line with this PREVIEWS Exclusive piece that depicts Johnny Blaze as Ghost Rider astride his flaming motorcycle! Ghost Rider, engulfed in flame, sports Funko’s fan-favorite stylized design, and the figure and bike are in scale with the 3 3/4″ scale POP! vinyl figures. Available in a standard edition or a variant glow-in-the-dark edition, Ghost Rider is riding for Hell tonight! Window box packaging.

That’s it for this week!

– Ryan