Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week of 2/1/17

What’s up people?!  If you like big books, this is the week for you!  We’ve got two awesome omnibi from the House of Ideas as well as an Absolute edition of my personal favorite DC New 52 book, Wonder Woman! No Deals of the Week on comics but there’s some exciting stuff nonetheless!

This week we are also celebrating Image’s 25th anniversary by hosting Dustin Nguyen (Descender) this Wednesday AND we’ll have a bunch of hot Image trades at an extra discount as well. Check below for more details.

Upcoming Events

Image Day

On February 1st, Image Comics is celebrating its 25th year of bringing creator-owned comic books to the forefront of the industry and they’re reaching out to stores worldwide to spread the good word, including Pulp Fiction!

In order to help them mark this important milestone, the Long Beach location will be hosting Dustin Nguyen, the incredibly talented artist of Descender, from 11am to 1pm! We will also be selling the first trade paperback of Descender for 50% OFF.

PLUS, we’ll be selling a bunch of Image’s hottest trade paperbacks at 50% OFF from Wed Feb 1st to Sun Feb 5th! It’s a great opportunity to check out some of the most exciting books on the market for a low price.

“Making Comics” A 10-Week Class with Jim Higgins

First Class Meeting: Saturday Feb 4 from 12 PM to 3 PM at Culver Store

Writers join the class and learn about story structure, visual storytelling, how to find and work with artists, and how to create a comic script. They finish the class by completing a 15-page comics script.
Artists who take the class also learn story structure and they learn visual storytelling in terms of sequential arrangements of panels, page design, etc. They get tips on drawing and help with inking. By the end of the class, they will have finished writing and drawing a 10-page minicomic.
Jim is a former DC Comics editor who has been teaching comics classes at CalArts, Otis College of Art, UCLA Extension, and many other places for 18 years.

All this for only $350!

To sign up, email jim@newsuit.net
For more info go to: facebook.com/jimhigginscollegeofcomics/pulpfiction

New Comics Highlights

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

Star Wars Darth Maul #1
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Luke Ross

Bred on hate, fear, and anger…steeped in the ways of darkness…and trained to kill. Darth Maul’s time as apprentice to Darth Sidious has long been cloaked in shadows, but at last we will reveal his tale of revenge. From writer Cullen Bunn (DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE, WOLVERINE) and artist Luke Ross (STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, HERCULES) comes a tale of rage unleashed as Darth Maul prepares for his first encounter with the Jedi.


(W) Warren Ellis (A) Gerardo Zaffino

• The end of “The Flaw In All Things.”
•  Karnak has it in his lethal hands to save humanity – or end it. And nobody knows what he’s going to do.

Vampirella #0 ONLY 25 CENTS!
(W) Paul Cornell (A) Jimmy Broxton

Beginning a new and VERY different direction!  Vampirella was last spotted in 2016 doing what she does best-defending the world from threats both mystic and evil. She hasn’t been seen since.  Now, over a thousand years later, she’s poised to make her fateful return, but the world that awaits her is unlike anything she might expect-or want to defend! Written by acclaimed comics, novel and television writer Paul Cornell (This Damned Band, Doctor Who) and illustrated by the masterful Jimmy Broxton (Goldtiger, Knight & Squire), it’s the start of an adventure for Vampirella unlike any she’s had in her long and storied history. Don’t miss the train before it leaves the station!

Bullseye #1
(W) Ed Brisson, Marv Wolfman (A) Guillermo Sanna, Alec Morgan

Daredevil, Elektra, Punisher… You name ’em, Bullseye beat ’em. But that was just business… This?
This is pleasure. What does the world’s greatest assassin do for fun? Find out what Bullseye gets involved in for laughs in this deadly first issue, way down in South America!

Graphic Novel Highlights

Batman Detective Comics (Rebirth) Vol 01 Rise of the Batmen TP

(W) James Tynion IV (A) Eddy Barrows & Various
The Dark Knight teams up with Batwoman to take on new protégés Red Robin, Spoiler and the former villain known as Clayface! The only problem is, neither of these instructors knows what they’re in for as a mysterious army takes Gotham City! This new DC Rebirth collection features DETECTIVE COMICS #934-940!

Cover Price: $16.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.19 (40% OFF)


Scooby Apocalypse Vol 01 TP
(W) Jim Lee, Keith Giffen, JM DeMattias (A) Howard Porter

When the world is tossed into chaos, it’s up to a group of meddling kids-Fred, Daphne, Velma and Shaggy and their dog, Scooby-Doo-to solve the mystery and survive hordes of zombies! But can they save the day and cure everyone, or will they become brain- eating zombies? The creatures of the night are among us, and the crew of the Mystery Machine has to fight to survive-because in the apocalyptic badlands of the near-future, the horrors are real! Collects SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #1-6!

Cover Price: $16.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.19 (40% OFF)

Sheriff of Babylon Vol 02 Pow Pow Pow TP
(W) Tom King (A) Mitch Gerards

In these chapters from THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON #7-12, things are heating up in Baghdad. What started as the search for one man’s killer has turned into something much deeper, and everyone lost something in the violence that followed. Now Nassir is in the hands of the men who may have been responsible for all of it. What they want from him is unclear, but it’s a payment they intend to take in blood. Deals with the devil rarely go right, but in Baghdad, the wrong deal could get lots of people killed…

Cover Price: $16.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.19 (40% OFF)


Civil War II HC
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) David Marquez & Various

When a new Inhuman emerges with the ability to profile the future, the Marvel Universe will be rocked to its core! While Captain Marvel harnesses Ulysses’ powers to prevent crime, Iron Man is violently opposed to the implications. As Tony Stark takes matters (and the law) into his own hands and declares war on the Inhumans, others are willing to fight – and even die – to stop him. And when one of the biggest heroes of all falls, the resulting trial of the century stokes the fire. Friendships crumble, teams are torn apart and the conflict goes galactic – but when the truth about Ulysses’ visions is revealed, all bets are off in one of the biggest battles in Marvel history! Collecting CIVIL WAR II #0-8 and material from FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2016 (CIVIL WAR II) #1.

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

Absolute Wonder Woman by Brian Azzarello & Cliff Chiang Vol 01 HC
(W) Brian Azzarello (A) Cliff Chiang

In these tales from the start of DC-The New 52, Wonder Woman learns that Queen Hippolyta has kept a secret from her daughter all her life-and when Diana learns who her father is, her life will shatter like brittle clay. The only one more shocked than Diana by this revelation? Bloodthirsty Hera-so why is her sinister daughter, Strife, so eager for the truth to be told? This Absolute edition collects WONDER WOMAN #1-18 and #0.

Cover Price: $125.00
Pulp Fiction Price: $75.00 (40% OFF)

Alpha Flight by John Byrne Omnibus HC

Legendary writer/artist John Byrne steers one of his greatest creations to glory! Exploding from the pages of X-MEN, Canada’s premier super-team Alpha Flight takes the Marvel Universe by storm before starring in its own Byrne-helmed series! Guardian, Shaman, Snowbird, Sasquatch, Aurora, Northstar, Puck and Marrina fight to protect Canada from injustice and evil – including Master of the World, the maniacal alchemist Diablo and the terrifying Great Beasts! But they’ll face their darkest defeat at the hands of rival Omega Flight. And when an Alphan falls, can the team fight on? Plus: Loki! The Hulk! And more! Collecting X-MEN (1963) #109, #120-121 and #139-140; MACHINE MAN (1978) #18; MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE (1974) #83-84; INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #272, #313 and ANNUAL #8; ALPHA FLIGHT (1983) #1-29; X-MEN AND ALPHA FLIGHT (1985) #1-2; X-MEN/ALPHA FLIGHT (1998) #1-2; and material from MARVEL TEAM-UP ANNUAL #7.

Cover Price: $100.00
Pulp Fiction Price: $60.00 (40% OFF)

War of Kings Aftermath Realm of Kings Ominbus HC

The War of Kings is over – now the universe must pay the price! A Fault has ripped open in space-time, and the terrifying Cancerverse lies on the other side! To seal the Fault, the greatest heroes of the cosmos band together: the Imperial Guard, Inhumans, Nova Corps and Guardians of the Galaxy! New players join the celestial game, like the son of Hulk and the awesome Annihilators. But the fate of the Marvel Universe may lie in the hands of one of its greatest villains: Thanos is back in a big way! Collecting REALM OF KINGS #1; REALM OF KINGS: INHUMANS #1-5; REALM OF KINGS: IMPERIAL GUARD #1-5; REALM OF KINGS: SON OF HULK #1-4; NOVA (2007) #29-36; GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2008) #20-25; THANOS IMPERATIVE #1-6, IGNITION and DEVASTATION; ANNIHILATORS #1-4; ANNIHILATORS: EARTHFALL #1-4; THANOS SOURCEBOOK; and material from I AM AN AVENGER #3.

Cover Price: $125.00
Pulp Fiction Price: $75.00 (40% OFF)

Wolverine Old Man Logan HC New Ptg
(W) Mark Millar (A) Steve McNiven

A future world savaged and sundered by super villains, the United States ain’t what it used to be. In California, now a wasteland controlled by the evil Hulk Gang, the former Wolverine seeks to live in peace. He’s retired, finally free from the violence of his former existence as an X-Man, and he wants to keep it that way. If only they’d let him. Now, Logan and an aged, blind Hawkeye are forced into a cross-country jaunt through villain-ruled lands, on a collision course with the worst of them all! Can Old Man Logan maintain his pacifist vow and make his last stand without doing what he does best? Mark Millar and Steve McNiven unite for a riotous romp through a future world of death, despair and dynamic action! Collecting WOLVERINE (2003) #66-72 and WOLVERINE: OLD MAN LOGAN GIANT-SIZE.

Cover Price: $34.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $20.99 (40% OFF)

Manga Highlights

(W/A/CA) Sakae Esuno
A boy with a special power finds he had better be careful what he wishes for. When Eiji Hoshimiya was asked his heart’s desire, the young boy could never have predicted the catastrophic consequences. Ten years after the “Great Destruction,” the world has been reshaped with gifted individuals called “Orders” emerging, people capable to reshaping reality to their whims. When some of these Orders start hunting Eiji, though will he have to summon the power that nearly destroyed the world?

(W/A/CA) Nagabe

The Girl From the Other Side: Siúil, a Rún is an all-new manga series that pulls readers into a magical and enchanting tale about a young girl and her demonic guardian. In a world split between the Inside and the Outside, those living in both realms are told never to cross over to the other side, lest they be cursed. A young girl named Shiva lives on the other side, in a vacant village with a demonic guardian known only as “Teacher.” Although the two are forbidden to touch, they seem to share a bond that transcends their disparate appearances. But when Shiva leaves Teacher’s care to seek out her grandmother, the secret behind her mysterious living arrangement comes to light. A haunting story of love and fantastical creatures, The Girl From the Other Side: Siúil, a Rún is a gorgeously-illustrated ongoing manga series that will appeal to fans of The Ancient Magus’ Bride.

(W/A/CA) Junji Ito
A new collection of horrific tales from the master of Japanese horror manga, Junji Ito. Detailing the depths at which a teen will go to get revenge on the world, Dissolving Classroom is J-Horror at its most beatifully grotesque. Teenager Yuma Azawa transfers to a new high school but something strange seems to have followed him there. Is it a curse? Or is he cursing those who have been putting him down? Dissolving Classroom collects seven new short horror stories from Japan’s master of horror comics Junji Ito.

That’s it for this week!