Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week of 2/19/18

Hello everyone! I was up in the mountains playing board games all weekend so I don’t have much to report other than while playing The Thing board game it turned out TWO in our part were aliens and I don’t even know what’s real anymore.

I also want to remind everyone in an ever so friendly manner, that if you’ve run up against Sold Out signs in the store and you’re not already a pull customer, we DO have a completely free holding service we’d be happy to tell you more about. AND, if you’re already a pull customer and you’re still running up against Sold Out signs, please let us know ASAP so we can special order whatever you missed. To help with this, I’ve included below under Back in Stock some of the books we’ve sold out of lately that we plan on getting more copies of soon. AND FINALLY, if you’re a pull customer and there’s an upcoming book you’re interested in, please tell us before the book comes out, ideally three weeks prior so we can order accordingly. End of special service announcement.

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…

Back in stock

Back in stock THIS WEEK

Avengers #676

Damage #1 

Days of Hate #1

Kill or Be Killed #15

Old Man Hawkeye #1


COMING SOON in 1-2 weeks

Amazing Spiderman #794

Deadman #4

Invincible #144

Judas #3

Old Man Hawkeye #2

Thanos #15


2nd printings in MARCH

Kick Ass #1 (March 14)

Swamp Thing Winter Special (March 21)

New and Noteworthy Comics 

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

Punks Not Dead #1 Deal of the Week! 50% OFF!

(W) David Barnett (A/CA) Martin Simmonds
As if being an awkward, bullied 15-year-old isn’t bad enough, “Fergie” Ferguson suddenly discovers he can see dead people. Well, one dead person specifically-the ghost of a certain punk rocker named Sid. Sid’s spirit was trapped in London’s Heathrow Airport for 40 years until the day he met Fergie. Sid’s ghost is now stuck to Fergie-as if Fergie doesn’t have enough on his plate, being raised by a single mum whose idea of parenting is strictly fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants. Now Fergie has to contend with an unruly ghost sidekick and some weird, uncontrollable new “abilities.” How does the father Fergie never knew fit into this mayhem? And why is the Department for Extra-Usual Affairs showing an interest? Never Mind the Bollocks-all of this plus fish fingers, chunky chips, and endless pints of anarchy in the new monthly series PUNKS NOT DEAD!
•  PUNKS NOT DEAD is co-created/written by David Barnett (Hinterland, Angelglass) and illustrated by Martin Simmonds (Death Sentence, LIMBO).
•  A new continuing series from IDW’s Black Crown imprint!
•  Letter column, interviews, behind-the-panel process pages & more!
•  What if a ghost named Sid was your father figure?

Batman Sins of the Father #1

(W) Christos N. Gage (A/CA) Raffaele Ienco
Based on the acclaimed videogame series from Telltale Games, this new digital-first comic tells the story of events between the first and second seasons. Someone is killing people associated with Arkham Asylum during the time Thomas Wayne was forcibly committing people there. Suspicion falls on the families suing Bruce Wayne to pay for the harm caused by his father. Batman has other ideas, but his investigation leads to him becoming the target of a deadly assassin.

Batman and the Signal #2 (of 3)

(W) Scott Snyder, Tony Patrick (A/CA) Cully Hamner
As Bruce Wayne fulfills his corporate duties at Wayne Industries, Duke Thomas (a.k.a. the Signal) embraces his role as Gotham City’s daytime protector while battling a deadly new rogues gallery. Could these teenage villains be connected to the recent metahuman population boom in the Narrows? To find out, the Signal must learn to work with a different kind of ally… the GCPD! 


The Brave and the Bold: Batman and Wonder Woman #1 (of 6)

(W) Liam Sharp (A/CA) Liam Sharp
Don’t miss the start of a new, six-issue miniseries written and illustrated by Liam Sharp (WONDER WOMAN)! When a Celtic god’s murder leads to a war between the fairy folk and a possible breach between worlds, Wonder Woman must find the murderer and keep the peace while Batman investigates strange occurrences in Gotham City. As Diana must turn to the World’s Greatest Detective for help, the two heroes quickly learn their cases may be connected.

Damage #2

(W) Robert Venditti (A/CA) Tony S. Daniel, Danny Miki
Damage can smash his way through a warzone, but can he smash his way through the Suicide Squad? Colonel Jonas takes on Amanda Waller in a race to see who can get to Damage first. And while Waller sends Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Parasite and Giganta to capture Damage by any means necessary, Colonel Jonas has her own wicked plan in play…


Doctor Strange: Damnation #1 (of 4)

(W) Donny Cates, Nick Spencer (A/CA) Rod Reis
The city of sin gets its biggest sinner yet. When Doctor Strange raises Las Vegas up from its destruction during SECRET EMPIRE, he inadvertently opens a big door for the embodiment of evil, MEPHISTO! The devilish villain takes the city for himself and sets his sights on the rest of the world. It’s going to take heroes from all over the Marvel Universe to defeat him, but there’s nothing simple about fighting the lord of Hell.

Infinity Countdown Prime 

(W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Mike Deodato
Contains 30 pages of all-new story from Gerry Duggan and Mike Deodato Jr, with additional bonus content! This brand-new story is the beginning of the saga fans won’t want to miss.

The Infinity Stones. Individually, they grant their wielder great power. Together, they grant the power of a god. Newly reformed and scattered throughout the universe, these artifacts allow the ones who claim them their heart’s desire. Now, as their locations are discovered, forces converge for a battle that will begin the universe down a dark path to the END. Jump onto this exciting ride that will lead to the biggest Infinity yet! Plus: The saga of the Infinity Stones-what they are and how they came to be! From creation to destruction to re-creation, this prose primer will tell you everything you need to know about the legendary cosmic gems!


Death Bed #1 (of 6)

(W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Riley Rossmo
Myth, hack, sex symbol, stark raving lunatic-all of these words have been used to describe Antonio Luna, the world’s greatest living adventurer. Or at least he was until 20 years ago, when he mysteriously vanished from the public eye. Now the ninety-year-old has returned and claims to be on his deathbed. Which is where Valentine Richards, a failed novelist turned reporter, comes in. Val is hired to travel to Luna’s remote castle home and uncover where the old star has been all these years, and just how much of what he says is actually true. But once Val starts to hear Luna’s tale, she finds herself entering into an insane world of psychedelic violence and explosive supernatural adventure. This brand-new series is a bold collaboration between Joshua Williamson (THE FLASH, FROSTBITE) and Riley Rossmo (THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHED). Before it’s through, they promise to take you to the Moon and back-and everywhere in between-plus some places that are totally off the map.


Hit Girl #1

(W) Mark Millar (A) Ricardo Lopez Ortiz (CA) Amy Reeder
The pint-sized Punisher-meets-Polly-Pocket has left America behind and set off to serve justice around the world. First stop: Colombia. A mother seeking vengeance for the murder of her child enlists Hit-Girl to destroy his killer, but Mindy has bigger plans for Colombia’s most feared hitman. MARK MILLAR and RICARDO LOPEZ ORTIZ join forces for the first chapter of Hit-Girl’s world tour in this new, ongoing monthly series.


Ice Cream Man #2

(W) W. Maxwell Prince (A/CA) Martin Morazzo
The second installment of this syrupy series of singular stories! Here, the lives of two very different kinds of opioid abusers intersect. But at whose behest? (I think you know the answer….)


(W) Kurt Sutter, Caitlin Kittredge (A) Jesus Hervas (CA) Adam Gorham
Kurt Sutter (Sons of Anarchy) is back with a follow-up to his first original comic book series Lucas Stand! Military vet Lucas Stand has been forced to hunt demons on the orders of his master Gadrel. Now he has finally managed to break free and strike out on his own. However, his actions have garnered him a formidable reputation and it’s not just the demons who are after him this time… Co-Writer Caitlin Kittredge (Coffin Hill) and illustrator Jesus Hervas (Penny Dreadful) return to join creator Kurt Sutter on  the next chapter of his supernatural antihero.


Mata Hari #1

(W) Emma Beeby (A/CA) Ariela Kristantina
Dancer. Courtesan. Spy. Executed by a French firing squad in 1917.  100 years on from her death, questions are still raised about her conviction. Now, the lesser-known, often tragic story of the woman who claimed she was born a princess, and died a figure of public hatred with no one to claim her body, is told by breakout talent writer Emma Beeby (Judge Dredd), artist Ariela Kristantina (Insexts), and colorist Pat Masioni drawing on biographies and released MI5 files. In this first part of a five-issue miniseries, we meet Mata Hari in prison at the end of her life as she writes her memoir-part romantic tale of a Javanese princess who performed “sacred” nude dances for Europe’s elite, and part real-life saga of a disgraced wife and mother, who had everything she loved taken from her. But, as she sits trial for treason and espionage, we hear another tale: one of a flamboyant Dutch woman who became “the most dangerous spy France has ever captured”-a double agent who whored herself for secrets, lived a life of scandal, and loved only money.  Leading us to ask… who was the real Mata Hari?


Graphic Novel Highlights
Flashpoint Unwrapped HC
(W) Geoff Johns (A/CA) Andy Kubert
The epic adventure known as FLASHPOINT is presented for the first time in the original pencil art! This is Flash Fact: When Barry Allen wakes at his desk, he discovers the world has changed. It’s a world on the brink of war-but where are Earth’s Greatest Heroes to stop it? It’s a place where America’s last hope is Cyborg, who intends to gather the forces of the Outsider, the Secret 7, S!H!A!Z!A!M!, Citizen Cold and other new and familiar-yet-altered faces! It’s a world that could be running out of time, if The Flash can’t find the villain who altered the timeline!
Cover Price: $29.99
Pulp Fiction Price:$17.99 (40% OFF)

Marvel Legacy HC
(W) Jason Aaron, Robbie Thompson, Various (A) Esad Ribic, Steve McNiven, Russell Dauterman, Chris Samnee, Alex Maleev, Stuart Immonen, Pepe Larraz, Jim Cheung, Daniel Acuna, Greg Land, Ed McGuinness, Mark Bagley (CA) Joe Quesada
Celebrate the Marvel Legacy as we enter a brave new era! It begins at the dawn of the human race, and ends with a child’s prayer! In between, empires fall, mysteries brew, secrets are revealed, quests are undertaken, and legends are forged! And it all leads up to the dramatic return you’ve been waiting for – and one you’ve been dreading! Jason Aaron, Esad Ribic and a host of superstar artists deliver an epic story that will touch every corner of the Marvel Universe! It’s everything you’ve been longing for – and more! Plus: A complete collection of the Marvel Legacy Primer Pages, short stories that reveal everything you need to know about the Marvel Universe’s greatest heroes! Collecting MARVEL LEGACY #1, MARVEL LEGACY PRIMER PAGES and FOOM MAGAZINE (2017).

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

Robin Year One Deluxe Edition HC
(W) Chuck Dixon, Scott Beatty (A) Robert Campanella, Marcos Martin (A/CA) Javier Pulido
Taking place after the events of BATMAN: DARK VICTORY, this epic tale recounts the beginning of Dick Grayson’s career as Robin, the Boy Wonder. The devious Two-Face is very interested in recent reports that Batman now has a teenage sidekick. Indeed, Bruce Wayne has taken young Dick Grayson under his tutelage as Robin the Boy Wonder! Alfred Pennyworth is unsure if the inclusion of Dick Grayson into Batman’s nightly adventures might not end up in a disaster, but the butler cannot deny the positive influence the lighthearted boy has on his master Bruce Wayne. Collects ROBIN: YEAR ONE #1-4.

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

That’s it for this week!

– Ryan