Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week of 2/17/16

Hello everyone! We have three deals of the week for you this Wednesday including a new Marvel series, a new Avengers event as well as a new environmental science fiction book from the creators of Great Pacific. For our back issue bin divers, the Culver store has been putting out quite a few new dollar comics as well as putting a lot of our prior dollar stock in the quarter bins (that’s right quarter bins!). Come get to digging if you haven’t popped in here for a while. We’ve also added quite a few trading post graphic novels.On the trade side, the big release is Uncanny X-Men Omnibus Vol 3. The Opena cover is hawt, but I know a lot of you want that original cover direct market variant. The DM is already out of print, BUT…we will be selling them at the normal discount FOR NOW! I recommend not waiting too long on the DM cover as our supply will determine when we will stop selling it at our normal discount. I also recommend that if you are one of our subscribers, please email ahead if you’d like to have one put aside!

Finally, some of you were kind enough to check out AlphaRookie and I thank you for the feedback. Some of you also asked if the podcast would be up on Itunes soon, and we just got it set up this morning! You can check it out right here: AlphaCast by AlphaCast on iTunes  . See you at the bottom…

Upcoming Events

Marvel Omnibus Sale
All of February at both locations
50% OFF select Marvel omnibuses!

Manga Book Club
Sun Feb 21st
4 PM at Culver City store

All are welcome at the Pulp Fiction Manga Club! The topic of the month will be Horror/Psychological Thrillers. Recommended titles:
Uzumaki, 20th Century Buys, Death Note, Magika Madoka, MPD Psycho, Serial Experiments Lain, Tokyo Ghoul, Vampire Hunter D

Pageturners Graphic Novel Club
Sun Feb 28th
4 PM at Culver City store

It’s a month of romance, a month of winter calm, and a month of the wretched, wicked ways. February’s theme is GRUESOME! Whether it’s serial killers on the loose, zombies that won’t relent, or simply a bit of the old ultraviolence, Page Turners is dedicating this next month to the stories that shock and surprise you with where they go. Remember: It doesn’t have to be horror; it just has to be from the more macabre side of things. Click here for more details!

Back in Stock This Week

 

New Comics Highlights

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

Snowfall #1 DEAL OF THE WEEK $1.99!

(W) Joe Harris (A/CA) Martin Morazzo
Writer JOE HARRIS (The X-Files) and artist MARTÍN MORAZZO (Vertigo Quarterly), creators of GREAT PACIFIC, reunite for a brand new ongoing science-fiction series and an OVERSIZED DEBUT ISSUE featuring thirty-two pages of story! In the year 2045 it no longer snows. A catastrophic crash has left the climate ravaged, society splintered, and the newly-christened “Cooperative States of America” propped up and administered by the powerful Hazeltyne Corporation. Only one man wages an all-out weather war against the system, wielding the forces of nature themselves as weapons. He is the White Wizard. The ghost in the night. Genius. Terrorist. Outlaw. Hero?

PREVIEW HERE

Avengers Standoff Welcome to Pleasant Hill #1 DEAL OF THE WEEK $2.99!

(W) Nick Spencer (A) Mark Bagley (CA) Daniel Acuña

The prelude to the Spring’s blockbuster AVENGERS event!
Hello there and welcome, new resident. You’ve sure made the right choice in moving to Pleasant Hill– a friendly small town where burdens are lifted and the sun is always bright… so hide your eyes. Don’t let it see you looking its way. Hide if you must. Otherwise it will burn right through you. Pleasant Hill is the kind of place where folks look out for one another. Everyone knows who their neighbors are. But who are you, neighbor?

PREVIEW HERE

Power Man and Iron Fist #1 DEAL OF THE WEEK $1.99!

(W) David Walker (A/CA) Sanford Greene
THE ORIGINAL HEROES FOR HIRE, BACK ON THE CLOCK! We KNOW you’ve been waiting to see LUKE CAGE and DANNY RAND back together and back to STREET-STOMPING basics! POWER MAN and IRON FIST are tracking a mystery with all the ingredients of a classic Heroes-for-Hire tale. Expect old friends, hired goons, crime lords, weird magic, plenty of power, a flurry of fists and as much bromance as you can handle! It’s Power Man and Iron Fist reunited, and writer DAVID WALKER and artist SANFORD GREENE are making it feel so GOOD!

PREVIEW HERE

American Monster #2

(W) Brian Azzarello (A/CA) Juan Doe
A man’s country can be both something to fight for…and to fight against. Just one of many difficult decisions punching Theo Montclair square in the face. Betrayal and rage are just some the easier emotions that Theo will suffer through on his long hard road towards redemption.

Bill and Ted Go to Hell #1

(W) Brian Joines (A) Bachan (CA) Jamal Campbell
It’s time again to be excellent to each other! We showed just how much we love Bill & Ted with 2015’s Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return, and since 2016 is the 25th anniversary of Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, why not celebrate with a new mini-series that sends the lovable duo to Hell? Plus, all Subscription covers in this mini-series will feature a unique Wyld Stallyns album cover created by some of the industry’s top talents! Bill & Ted are back for a brand-new miniseries, this time with the Imagine Agents team of Brian Joines and Bachan at the helm. It’s time to get the band back together! Bill & Ted and the Princesses will have to reunite with some historic friends to knock down the Devil’s door and get their friend Death back. With the help of Rufus, Billy the Kid, Joan of Arc, and more, this is the showdown that will rock the supernatural world. History vs. Hell. Too bad Hell has some surprises up its sleeve…

Devolution #2

(W) Rick Remender (A) Jonathan Wayshak (CA) Jae Lee
The road to salvation is lined with Nazi hillbillies and Neanderthals. Raja finds that trusting people is a bad idea. Check out the thrilling new series that Rick Remender (Black Science, Deadly Class) describes as “a heavy dose of high-octane action, character drama, a world of strange reverse mutations, and social commentary – as we follow the last tribe of humans inoculated from the devolution agent as they set out on a desperate journey to try to find a way to re-evolve life on Earth.”

Grumpy Cat and Pokey #1

(W) Rick Remender (A) Jonathan Wayshak (CA) Jae Lee
The road to salvation is lined with Nazi hillbillies and Neanderthals. Raja finds that trusting people is a bad idea. Check out the thrilling new series that Rick Remender (Black Science, Deadly Class) describes as “a heavy dose of high-octane action, character drama, a world of strange reverse mutations, and social commentary – as we follow the last tribe of humans inoculated from the devolution agent as they set out on a desperate journey to try to find a way to re-evolve life on Earth.”

The Gun #2

(W) John Ulloa, Jerale Cleborne (A) Andres Labrada (CA) Patrick Reilly
Norman is a good man bagged in a big sack of loser. He has always done “the right thing,” and the right thing has never brought him anything but misery. Crap job. Crap life. Wife gone. The one point of light in his dark, dismal bucket of existence is his children. But he is failing even them. He’s starting to realize that there is no just reward. The world is what you make of it, what you take of it. At the end of his rope, he decides to take what is owed him. And, as the world comes crashing around him, he decides to take hold of fate, and fate comes in the form of a gun.

Graphic Novel Highlights

American Vampire HC Vol 8

(W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Rafael Albuquerque
In the latest AMERICAN VAMPIRE hardcover, it’s 1965. Pearl and Skinner escaped The Gray Trader with more questions than answers, and their search for clues leads them to…NASA! You’ve never seen vampires like this before in these tales from AMERICAN VAMPIRE: SECOND CYCLE #6-11!

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

Batgirl TP Vol 2 Family Business

(W) Cameron Stewart, Brendan Fletcher (A) Babs Tarr & Various (CA) Cameron Stewart
There’s a new Batman in town-and that’s bad news for Barbara Gordon! She’s already got enough upheaval in her life, with her roommate Frankie now in on her biggest secret. And what happens when Livewire joins the fight with the intention of taking out both Batgirl and the mysterious new Batman? It’s all here, from the pages of BATGIRL #41-45, ANNUAL #3, and the Sneak Peek story from CONVERGENCE: INFINITY INC. #2.

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

Batman Noir The Black Mirror HC

(W) Scott Snyder (A) Jock, Francesco Francavilla (CA) Jock
Presenting DETECTIVE COMICS #871-881 in black and white! A series of murders pushes Batman’s detective skills to the limit and forces him to confront one of Gotham City’s oldest evils. Can Batman and Commissioner Gordon unravel this mystery in time to save Gotham City?

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


Captain America White HC

(W) Jeph Loeb (A/CA) Tim Sale
Journey back to the Big One as Captain America recalls one of his most incredible missions. It’s 1941, and the Howling Commandos are enjoying a respite from the ordeal of World War II — until Cap and his faithful partner, Bucky, lead them into the hands of the enemy! As the Nazis unleash their latest deadly soldiers, an old ally lends a hand — but an even older enemy will threaten America’s greatest hero like never before. Will the Sentinel of Liberty gain his freedom in time to rescue Paris from the clutches of a monster? The Eisner Award-winning creative team of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale (DAREDEVIL: YELLOW, HULK: GRAY, SPIDER-MAN: BLUE) reunites to deliver another colorful exploration of the early days of a Marvel icon! Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA: WHITE #0-5.

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

Fade Out TP Vol 3

(W) Ed Brubaker (A/CA) Sean Phillips
The final act of the best-selling Hollywood noir comic from the award-winning team of Brubaker and Phillips!
Cover Price: $12.99

Pulp Fiction Price: $9.09 (30% OFF)

Godzilla in Hell TP

(W/A) James Stokoe & Various (CA) James Stokoe
Godzilla meets his greatest adversary of all time-the impossible tortures of Hell! Each issue of this special miniseries will see Godzilla enter a new level of the underworld to do battle with the impossible.

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

Midnighter TP Vol 1 Out

(W) Steve Orlando (A) Aco & Various (CA) Aco
THE FIRST COLLECTION OF THE NEW DC SERIES IS HERE! Spinning out of GRAYSON comes a solo series starring the man who can predict your every move…but no one will be able to predict what he’ll do next! A theft at the God Garden has unleashed a wave of dangerous biotech weapons on the world, and Midnighter intends to put that genie back in the bottle by any means necessary. But something else was stolen from the Garden as well…the secret history of Lucas Trent, the man Midnighter once was! Collects MIDNIGHTER #1-7, plus the Sneak Peek story from CONVERGENCE: NIGHTWING/ORACLE #2.

Cover Price: $14.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $8.99 (40% OFF)

Punisher Vs the Marvel Universe TP

(W/A) Various (CA) Nick Percival
The Punisher literally kills the Marvel Universe in a classic tale by one of Frank Castle’s signature writers, Garth Ennis! But don’t worry, the MU is back for round two — kind of — in a post-apocalyptic war zone filled with cannibalistic super types. Plus: Bullets fly in some of Frank’s best clashes with the costumes and capes! He’ll come between old pals Luke Cage and Iron Fist, and gatecrash Spider-Man’s volatile first meeting with Nightcrawler — this ain’t no team-up! Watch him make Spidey, Daredevil and Wolverine look like a Confederacy of Dunces, and prepare to be amazed when the Punisher takes on the Avengers! Yes, even Thor! Collecting PUNISHER KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #161-162, HEROES FOR HIRE (1997) #9, PUNISHER (2001) #33-37, PUNISHER WAR ZONE (2012) #1-5 and MARVEL UNIVERSE VS. PUNISHER #1-4.

Cover Price: $14.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $8.99 (40% OFF)


Uncanny X-Men Omnibus HC Vol 3

(W) Chris Claremont (A) Various (CA) Jerome Opena
Experience some of the greatest stories the blockbuster X-Men franchise has to offer! The era’s top talents mark milestone after mutant milestone beginning with the “Brood Saga.” Then, author Chris Claremont rises to find perhaps his most poignant and challenging expression of the mutant metaphor in “God Loves, Man Kills.” His work with Frank Miller on WOLVERINE skyrocketed the character’s popularity, setting the stage for his breakout as a global icon. The X-Men classics continue with a look into Professor X’s past with Magneto, Kitty Pryde and Colossus’s growing romance, Illyana Rasputin’s transformation into Magik, encounters with Dracula; Rogue’s debut with the X-Men, the first appearance of the Morlocks; and the wedding of Cyclops and Madelyne Pryor. Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN (1981) #154-175, X-MEN ANNUAL (1970) #6-7, MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVEL #5, WOLVERINE (1982) #1-4, SPECIAL EDITION X-MEN #1 and MAGIK (1983) #1-4.

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

That’s it for this week!

-Ryan