Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week of 2/3/16

Hello everyone. Lot’s of stuff to cover today! This week is chalk full of exciting new graphic novel releases including new Lumberjanes, Manhattan Projects, Black Science, and the trade paperback release of 2015’s Bizarro series! We will be celebrating the book’s release at the Culver City location by hosting the series’ writer, Heath Corson. Mr Corson is also responsible for writing the Suicide Squad themed DC animated movie, Batman Assault on Arkham!

This week we are also beginning a February sale at both stores on select Marvel omnibuses for 50% off the cover price! At the Culver City store, both our resident book clubs are meeting in the back half of the month. Check below for more details.

And finally, some of you may be aware that I (along with my colleague) have been futzing around with comic book content on Youtube for a little while now (just finished recording the audio for a Metabarons video last night!). I didn’t want to go out of my way to publicize it until we had a fair amount of content. Well, it’s been about a year now since our first project and we also just launched a website (welcome to 1999!). I’d like to humbly plug Alpharookie.com as well as our Youtube page. If you feel like giving us feedback or requests in the comments we would really appreciate it. Thank you very much for reading my plug!

See you at the bottom…

Upcoming Events

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

Creator Signing – Heath Corson (Bizarro, Batman Assault on Arkham)
Wed Feb 3rd at Culver City store
Swing by this Wednesday and meet Heath Corson, writer of last year’s critically acclaimed Bizzaro series (trade comes out this week), and the DC animated movie, Batman: assault on Arkham.

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

Back in Stock Feb 17th


Back in Stock Feb 24th

New Comics Highlights

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

Mirror #1 DEAL OF THE WEEK $1.99!

(W) Emma Rios (A/CA) Hwei Lim
EMMA RÍOS (PRETTY DEADLY, ISLAND) and HWEI LIM (Lalage, Hero) team up for a new ongoing series, following a terrorist talking dog, an idealist mage, and a heroic lab rat on their quest for acceptance.

Spider-Man #1 

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Sara Pichelli

Miles Morales has been doing the super hero thing for a while, now, but after SECRET WARS, he’ll be a full-fledged member of the Marvel Universe. Swinging next to The Invincible Iron Man, The Mighty Thor and the All-New Captain America as a card-carrying member of the Avengers is an adventure, but it’s not all fun and games for New York City’s main Spider-MAN! What happened in the eight month gap? It all starts in SPIDER-MAN #1!


Deadpool Mercs for Money #1 (of 5)

(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Salva Espin (CA) Declan Shalvey

Deadpool might be an Avenger now, but he’s also got his own private team of mercenaries…the legally-cleared-to-be-called MERCS FOR MONEY! Got a problem you can’t solve on your own and a pile of money you’d like to be rid of? Just call Deadpool, Stingray, Massacre, Solo, Foolkiller, Terror and Slapstick and watch as that problem is shot, stabbed, eviscerated, pulverized and generally made bloody!


Paper Girls #5

(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Cliff Chang
The first arc of the smash-hit ongoing series concludes with major revelations and another game-changing cliffhanger. MAJOR PLOT POINT Lots of answers to our major mysteries in this issue, as well as a final page that will completely transform the book’s status quo before our series’s first regularly planned hiatus.

Swamp Thing #2

(W) Len Wein (A/CA) Kelley Jones
A zombie is on the loose on the campus of Louisiana’s Crowley College! Swamp Thing must search out an old friend if he hopes to save the small college town from the resurrected student roaming the forest. But if he thinks that zombies are the biggest problem on his horizon, Alec Holland might need to think again.
Graphic Novel Highlights

Bizarro TP

(W) Heath Corson (A) Gustavo Duarte & Various (CA) Gustavo Duarte
Superman’s mirror-opposite enemy is back in his own solo series collecting the 6-issue miniseries and the Sneak Peek story from CONVERGENCE: SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL #2! But let’s describe this in a way that makes sense: “Hate HARLEY QUINN? Then you will super hate BIZARRO! Bizarro star of worstest comic ever! Go ahead and miss it! If there’s one thing this graphic novel not have, it these two things: Jimmy Olsen and Chupacabras!”

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

Black Science Premiere HC Beginners Guide to Entropy

(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Matteo Scalera
Collecting the first three arcs of the seminal pulp sci-fi smash hit by jive-ass, super powered, disco dancers RICK REMENDER and MATTEO SCALERA. Crammed with sketches, concept art and other rare goodies in a glorious oversized 8″x12″ hardcover, truly the most incredible edition of BLACK SCIENCE in all the Eververse. Collects BLACK SCEINCE #1-16

Cover Price: $49.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $34.99 (30% OFF)

Daredevil by Waid HC Vol 4

(W) Mark Waid (A) Chris Samnee & Various (CA) Chris Samnee

Marvel’s fearless hero begins an awe-inspiring adventure in sunny San Francisco! Daredevil has headed West, and he now protects the Golden City’s streets from evil – both as a costumed hero and as blind lawyer Matt Murdock! But big changes are in store for Matt as old haunts and familiar faces rise to give the devil his due, and one of DD’s oldest enemies is permanently redefined, deadlier than ever. The Owl is back, and he isn’t working alone. The Shroud makes DD’s new life tough – but the Purple Children may destroy it completely! Plus: Kirsten and Matt find themselves sharing a volatile secret, the truth about Matt’s mother is revealed – and what killed Foggy Nelson?! And if that’s not enough, celebrate Daredevil’s fiftieth anniversary with a look into the future! Collecting DAREDEVIL (2014) #1-10, #1.50 and #0.1.

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

Giant Size Little Marvel AVX HC

(W/A/CA) Skottie Young

Skottie Young brings out the big guns…and the little Marvels…in the series fans have been waiting for! In the Battleworld zone known as Marville, playtime is serious business — and Marville’s pint-sized heroes are working overtime to prove to their new neighbors which crew is toughest! With super-powered dodgeball, high-tech hideouts and eye-puns aplenty, Marvel’s most adorable heroes aren’t pulling any punches in this larger-than-life, fun-sized adventure. Featuring all your favorites (just, you know, shorter) including Cyclops, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Wolverine and more as the toughest, funniest, craziest and most adorable Marvel heroes throw down in a battle of the fittest! The smaller they are, the harder they brawl — this is Battleworld, after all! Collecting GIANT-SIZE LITTLE MARVEL: AVX #1-4, A-BABIES VS. X-BABIES #1.

Cover Price: $24.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $14.99 (40% OFF)

The Goon Library HC Vol 2

(W/A/CA) Eric Powell
Lonely Street comes under all manner of threats both tragic and hilarious in this deluxe hardcover edition of The Goon. A mysterious new figure has entered the crime scene and is taking out the Goon’s business operations one by one-systematically intercepting shipments, murdering contacts, and alienating friends. As Goon struggles to keep the city’s organized crime under his control, his mind is haunted by the memories of his darkest moments. Collects The Goon Volumes 4-6.

Cover Price: $39.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $27.99 (30% OFF)

Grumpy Cat HC Vol 1

(W) Royal McGraw & Various (A) Steve Uy & Various (CA) Steve Uy
Dynamite proudly presents the comic book misadventures of Grumpy Cat, featuring “The World’s Grumpiest Cat” and her brother, Pokey! With her ever-present pout and sassy disposition, Grumpy Cat has won the hearts of people everywhere. Now, her unbearable cuteness and infectious sourpuss are featured in an all-new, all-sensational collection of comic stories, sure to make fans of all ages laugh! If you love the memes, the videos, and that irresistible scowl, then get ready for the wildly fun antics of Grumpy Cat and Pokey!

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

JLA Gods and Monsters HC

(W) J. M. DeMatteis, Bruce Timm (A) Thony Silas & Various (CA) Darick Robertson
Prequel to the DC Universe movie Justice League: Gods & Monsters! In this alternate universe where Superman is Zod’s son, Batman is a vampire and Wonder Woman is a descendent of New Genesis, these powerful and dangerous loners are drawn together by a man who claims he can bring humanity to the next level of evolution. But are Jackson Alpert and his immortal Forever People what they claim to be? Will they save the earth-or conquer it? Collects JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MONSTERS – BATMAN #1, JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MONSTERS – SUPERMAN #1, JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MONSTERS – WONDER WOMAN #1 and JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MONSTERS #1-3.

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

Lumberjanes TP Vol 3

(W) Noelle Stevenson & Various (A) Carolyn Nowak, Various (CA) Noelle Stevenson
It’s a free day at Lumberjanes camp, and the Roanoke cabin is…bored out of their skulls. With nothing to fight the girls set themselves to earning all the badges they can that don’t involve monsters or the supernatural, which is surprisingly hard! When Mal and Molly sneak off in search of real adventure, they accidentally stumble into something more than they ever bargained for. Collects the Halloween special issue #9 written by Faith Erin Hicks, plus issues #10-12.

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

Manhattan Projects HC Vol 2

(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Nick Pitarra
“SCIENCE. BAD.” What if the research and development department created to produce the first atomic bomb was a front for a series of other, more unusual, programs? What if the union of a generation’s brightest minds was not a signal for optimism, but foreboding? What if everything… went wrong? Collects THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS #11-20

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

Manifest Destiny TP Vol 3

(W) Chris Dingess (A) Matthew Roberts & Various (CA) Matthew Roberts
Deep in America’s heartland, Lewis & Clark’s expedition discovers a civilization unlike any they-or anyone else on Earth-has encountered. An encounter that will push their men to the brink of mutiny, and redefines the relationship between man and monster, predator and prey. Collects MANIFEST DESTINY #13-18.

Cover Price: $14.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.49 (30% OFF)

New Suicide Squad TP Vol 2 Monsters

(W) Sean Ryan (A) Philippe Briones (CA) Juan Ferreyra
A breakaway faction of the League of Assassins has their eyes on the Suicide Squad. With new recruits in tow, infiltrating the deadly group will require extreme measures-and it may cost some squad members. How far will they push the limits and who will fall? Plus, how will Harley Quinn deal with her greatest enemy: boredom? Find out in these stories from NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #9-12, ANNUAL #1, plus the Sneak Peek story from CONVERGENCE: JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #2.

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

Prez TP Vol 1 Corndog and Chief

(W) Mark Russell (A) Ben Caldwell & Various (CA) Ben Caldwell
Meet Beth Ross, the first teenaged President of the United States. In a nation where corporations can run for office, the poor are used as human billboards, and tacos are delivered by drone, our only hope is this nineteen-year-old Twitter sensation. But the real question isn’t whether she’s ready for politics-it’s whether politics is ready for her. Writer Mark Russell (God Is Disappointed in You) and artist Ben Caldwell (Star Wars: Clone Wars) take on a very unusual hero in these stories from PREZ #1-6, along with the Sneak Peek story from CONVERGENCE: BATGIRL #2.

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

Sherlock Holmes Crime Alleys HC

(W) Sylvain Cordurie (A) Alessandro Nespolino (CA) Ronan Toulhoat
When members of England’s literati begin disappearing without ransom or a trace, Sherlock Holmes springs into action! But the mastermind behind the abductions may prove too cunning even for the great detective!

Cover Price: $17.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $12.59 (30% OFF)

Skydoll Decade HC

(W) Alessandro Barbucci, Barbara Canepa (A) Barbara Canepa, Alessandro Barbucci
When Noa the Sky Doll is liberated from her life of drudgery by missionaries, it turns out that she is more than just a pretty android built for pleasure. With religion, sensuality and what it means to be human all at stake, Noa must find her true purpose in life.

Cover Price: $34.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $27.99 (20% OFF)

Superior Foes of Spider-Man Omnibus HC

(W/A) Various (CA) Marcos Martin

The spidery sleeper-hit series is collected in one stylish, superior volume! Boomerang and his “team” of villains have a plan and the means to pull it off, but they’re about to learn the hard way that you can’t steal the head of cyborg mob boss Silvermane without severe repercussions! Now, Boomerang has been targeted for death – but what does the Beetle know about it? Is Overdrive a rat? Can Shocker and Boomerang repair their relationship? And if Speed Demon can’t do the time, then he shouldn’t have done the crime! Now the Foes are up against the world’s most dangerous thing: the truth! Manhattan descends into chaos as the gang war begins! Lives are lost, feelings are hurt, and car keys get misplaced as the Foes take on all comers! Collecting THE SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN #1-17.

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

Uncanny X-Men HC Vol 1

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Chris Bachalo & Various (CA) Chris Bachalo

The flagship X-Men series returns! In the wake of the Phoenix event and Professor X’s death, what are Cyclops and his outlaw X-Men: visionary revolutionaries or dangerous terrorists? Whatever the truth, Cyclops, Emma Frost, Magneto and Magik are gathering new mutants and redefining the name “Uncanny X-Men.” But they face harsh challenges: Robotic Sentinels hunt mutants once again, there’s a mole on Cyclops’ squad, and a villain is secretly posing as their former ally! As a new team of students forms, a weakened Magneto must prove he’s still the Master of Magnetism, and Magik faces the evil Dormammu! School is in session – but as the new recruits learn what it means to be an X-Man, they wonder what exactly they’re being trained for. Plus: Kitty Pryde! INHUMANITY! And more! Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN (2013) #1-11, #14, #15.INH and #16-18.

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

The Wicked and the Divine TP Vol 3 Commercial Suicide

(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Jamie McKelvie & Various (CA) Jamie McKelvie
After the detonation of FANDEMONIUM the gods-as-pop-stars of THE WICKED + THE DIVINE try living in the long dark shadow. Team WicDiv are joined by a stellar cast of guest artists to put the spotlight on each of the gods. The multiple Eisner Award nominated series continues in the only way it knows how: darker, weirder, faster. Don’t worry. It’s going to be okay. Collects THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #12-17.

Cover Price: $14.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.49 (30% OFF)

That’s it for this week!