Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week of 2/14/18

Hello everyone! Who still has that stupid virus going around? Not me! I’m back back on my feet bearing new books for the week. Kick-Ass is back! Kind of! In case it wasn’t clear from the cover and that fact the new printings of the previous Kick Ass series are being called the “Dave Lizewski Years,” there’s a new Kick-Ass in town. We have have another Metal Tie-In this week, intriguingly with a writing credit from Grant Morrison which, correct me if I’m wrong, but that’s the first DC credit from him since Multiversity? DC has another new character they’re trying out called Sideways drawn by Kenneth Rocafort. Fans of the old Star Wars extended universe pre-Disney/Marvel might get excited that they’re reintroducing Thrawn to the current continuity.

On the trade side, IDW is trying to keep magazine content alive with Full Bleed, Garth EnnisJames Bond joke made comic Jimmy’s Bastards gets a collection, You Have Killed Me, a wonderful little private detective noir from the artist of Lady Killer, gets a reprint this week as well. 

Like toys? Excited for the New York Toy Fair? So do we! We will be there this weekend so check out our Instagram @pulpfictioncomics for all the updates. And don’t forget that you can pre-order statues with us for 10-15% off the cover price! 

Lastly, it’s that time again. We need to clear out space in the dollar bins. So time for a back-issue sale!

Back Issue sale >> 5 for $1, thousands to choose from!

Culver City  Sat-Sun Feb 24-25

Long Beach  Sat-Sun  Mar 3-4

 See you at the bottom…

New and Noteworthy Comics 

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

Kick-Ass #1

(W) Mark Millar (A/CA) John Romita
KICK-ASS IS BACK-ready to wipe out the city’s criminal lowlives, destroy its gangs, and save its communities from decay. But there’s a new face beneath the old mask, a new figure wearing that famous green and yellow spandex. Who is this new vigilante superhero? Who can fill Dave Lizewski’s shoes? WHO IS THE NEW KICK-ASS? Find out in the first issue of this new, ongoing monthly series. Comic book legends MARK MILLAR and JOHN ROMITA, JR. reunite for the next chapter of the greatest superhero comic of all time.

Dark Knights Rising: The Wild Hunt  Metal Tie-in!

(W) Scott Snyder, James TynionIV, Joshua Williamson, Grant Morrison (A) Howard Porter, Jorge Jimenez (A/CA) Doug Mahnke
Continued from the pages of the bestselling DARK NIGHTS: METAL! The Dark Knights ride through the farthest reaches of the Multiverse to track down the unlikeliest of teams: The Flash, Cyborg, Raven and Detective Chimp. The mission: keep these heroes from completing their desperate quest to save all of existence! Plus, Challengers’ Mountain crackles with dark energy that will release an army of the world’s worst nightmares into the streets of Gotham City!
This one-shot also answers the question: Where are the Metal Men? And who is the latest addition to the team? 

 

Sideways #1

(W) Dan DiDio, Justin Jordan (A/CA) Kenneth Rocafort
During the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, high school junior Derek James accidentally fell through a rift into the dark matter dimension! Now, as Sideways, he can create rifts in midair to leap through dimensions at will! But with that much power comes great liability-and cracks are starting to form in the fabric of the space-time continuum…

Star Wars: Thrawn #1 (of 6)

(W) Jody Houser (A) Luke Ross (CA) Paul Renaud
One of the most cunning and ruthless warriors in the history of the Star Wars Universe, Grand Admiral Thrawn is back with a six-issue miniseries about how he became one of the most feared military tacticians in a galaxy far, far away. Written by Jody Houser (ROGUE ONE ADAPTATION) and drawn by Luke Ross (STAR WARS: DARTH MAUL, STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS ADAPTATION), follow the comic adaptation of Timothy Zahn’s New York Times best-selling novel about Thrawn’s rise in the Imperial ranks!

 

Death of Love #1 (of 5)

(W) Justin Jordan (A/CA) Donal Delay
Love sucks. Philo Harris is going to do something about it. After gaining the ability to see the Cupidae that make love work-after a particularly bad drunken decision-Philo ends up going to war with love itself. With a chainsaw.

Invincible #144 Final Issue!

(W) Robert Kirkman (A) Cory Walker (A/CA) Ryan Ottley
SERIES FINALE
“THE END OF ALL THINGS,” Conclusion
Final issue. Everything since issue one has been building to this. Nothing can prepare you.

 

Graphic Novel Highlights
Full Bleed Comics & Culture Quarterly Vol 1 HC
(W) Mark Russell, Bob Fingerman, Gavin Edwards, Chris Ryall, Lansdale Joe, Abdulkareem Baba Aminu, Shawna Gore, Ted Adams, Whitney Phaneuf, Arvind Ethan David, Various (A) Erin Nations, Kim Dwinell, Sara Richard, Tim Truman, Peter Bagge, Shannon Wheeler, Various (CA) Cassey Kuo
FULL BLEED is a brand-new quarterly, PRINT-ONLY 200-page hardcover “magazine,” curated and edited by IDW Publishing’s Dirk Wood and Ted Adams. By merging the best in comics, fiction, non-fiction, deep dive interviews, opinion, history, think-pieces and more, FULL BLEED will be a reading experience like no other, and a beautiful artisan addition to any bookshelf. Looking through an international lens, but filtered through the unique perspective of the IDW:PDX satellite office in Portland Oregon, FULL BLEED will tackle all aspects of the creative culture, and beyond – comics, music, film, tv, fine art, photography, design, politics and more.
FULL BLEED volume one contains an exclusive interview with Stephen King, a lost and unpublished interview with Alan Moore, a political with spot illustrations by Bob Fingerman, a new short story from Joe Lansdale with spot illustrations by Tim Truman, new comic content from Erin Nations, Kim Dwinell, Craig Yoe, Shannon Wheeler, and much, much, much more! 
Cover Price: $25
Pulp Fiction Price:$20 (20% OFF)

Jimmy’s Bastards TP Vol 1 
(W) Garth Ennis (A) Russell Braun (CA) Dave Johnson
Jimmy Regent, Britain’s number one super-spy, has got it all: intrigue, adventure, a license to shoot whoever he likes and beautiful women falling at his feet. He also has a new partner who isn’t quite as impressed by Jimmy as all other women appear to be. Now, there’s a price to pay for Jimmy’s multiple romantic conquests – the results of which are about to come calling in the worst possible way… From the creator and writer of Preacher and The Boys comes the brand-new series that HAD to be told at AfterShock Comics. 

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


Grass Kings HC Vol 1
(W) Matt Kindt (A/CA) Tyler Jenkins
From The New York Times bestselling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) and Peter Panzerfaust artist Tyler Jenkins comes a rural mystery series chronicling the tragic lives of the Grass Kings, three brothers and rulers of a community living off the grid and outside of the law.
Eldest brother Robert has been a broken man since the disappearance of his daughter, but when a young woman swims across the great lake dividing the Grass Kingdom from the nearby city of Cargill in search of a safe haven, he must decide if getting a chance at atonement is worth risking the entire Kingdom.
Collecting the first six issues of the acclaimed series in a prestige hardcover edition.

Cover Price: $29.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $23.99 (20% OFF)


Lovecraft The Myth of Cthulhu HC

(W) Esteban Maroto (A/CA) Esteban Maroto
Illustrated in haunting black and white over 30 years ago, these comics are re-presented in a new edition, adapting three of H.P. Lovecraft’s most famous stories involving the Cthulhu Mythos.

“The Nameless City” is considered the first story of Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos, detailing the discovery of an ancient city in the deserts of the Arabian Peninsula built by an unnamed race of reptilian beings. In “The Festival,” a man arrives at the sea town of Kingsport, Massachusetts during Christmas but finds a place eerily empty and centuries out of date. “The Call of Cthulhu” is perhaps Lovecraft’s most famous story, describing a man who, after finding the notes of his granduncle, is lead on a journey around the world in search of a mysterious and disturbing phenomenon.

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

Quantum Teens Are Go TP Vol 1
(W) Magdalene Visaggio (A/CA) Eryk Donovan
Mad science is the punkest s*** there is. Teenage sweethearts Nat & Sumesh spend their nights breaking into abandoned superlabs to steal the parts they need to build a time machine – and they’ve just found the most important piece. But mysterious entities keep trying to stop them from turning it on. Now all they’ve gotta do is hang on long enough to figure out why. Magdalene Visaggio (Eisner-nominated Kim & Kim) and Eryk Donovan (Memetic) bring you a high-octane adventure full of robots, muscle cars, and queer-a** skater punks.

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


Bingo Love OGN
(W) Tee Franklin (A) Jenn St-Onge (CA) Genevieve Ft
When Hazel Johnson and Mari McCray met at church bingo in 1963, it was love at first sight. Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both married young men and had families. Decades later, now in their mid-’60s, Hazel and Mari reunite again at a church bingo hall. Realizing their love for each other is still alive, what these grandmothers do next takes absolute strength and courage. From TEE FRANKLIN (NAILBITER’s “THE OUTFIT,” Love is Love) and JENN ST-ONGE (Jem & The Misfits), BINGO LOVE is a touching story of love, family, and resiliency that spans over 60 years. 

Cover Price: $9.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $6.99 (30% OFF)


Total Jazz HC
(W) Blutch (A/CA) Blutch
In this freewheeling collection of short stories and vignettes, the famed French cartoonist examines not only the music, but the nature of the jazz subculture. The grumpy festival goer, the curmudgeonly collector, and many other fan “types” are the targets of his unerring gimlet eye, drawn in a range of styles as improvisational as Coltrane and Mingus.
Cover Price: $19.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $15.99 (20% OFF)

You Have Killed Me GN
(W) Jamie S. Rich (A/CA) Jo?lle Jones
The classic graphic novel collaboration from the minds behind Lady Killer returns in a new softcover format! Antonio Mercer is a private eye by trade, a man bad luck seems to follow, as evidenced by his newest client-the sister of his former lover, Julie Roman, who’s now disappeared. And Julie’s sister, Jessica, is a real piece of work. Still, Mercer takes the case, getting entangled in the same family drama that drove him away. Well, maybe not exactly the same, because the Romans have made some… unsavory connections. As the bodies start piling up, Mercer has no choice but to see the case through to its end-or become one of its casualties.
Cover Price: $15.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $12.79 (20% OFF)
That’s it for this week!

– Ryan