Hello everyone! I’m getting this newsletter out early this week so we can give everyone one last chance to pre-order Action Comics #1000. We are putting in our final order tomorrow, and pre-ordering is the only way to guarantee you’ll get the covers you want and also get 25% off pre-order discount.
We’d also like to make another reminder that Kriss at the Culver store is going to be doing a newlsetter for toys and collectibles. If you’d like to be subscribed, let us know!
There aren’t a ton of new series this week, but there are quite a few follow up issues to best-selling first issues. If you enjoyed the first issues of Kick Ass or Mata Hari or The Brave and the Bold and want to make sure you get the second issue, please let us know you’d like it added to your pull list.
On the trade side, we have the third omnibus of the original Avengers run, but forget all that because two big Ryan books are out this week! Aliens Dead Orbit was a fantastic science fiction horror mini-series and you don’t need to know anything about the movies or the comics or anything. Just jump right in and enjoy James Stokoe’s incredibly detailed and kinetic artwork. The other book is the fourth volume of Guerillas which you may have heard me say is one of my favorite books and a totally slept on classic. If you have no idea what it is, I’ve left a little video below in which I talk about it. See you at the bottom…
Creator Signing – Zack Kaplan (Port of Earth, Eclipse)
Wed Mar 21st 11-2PM at the Culver store
Come hang out with Zack Kaplan and check out the first trade paperback of his new series, Port of Earth! Imagine if aliens came to Earth not in war or peace, but with a business deal: open up a spaceport here on Earth in exchange for advanced technology. But when our alien visitors break Port restrictions and wreak havoc in our cities, it falls to the newly formed Earth Security agents to hunt down and safely deport the dangerous rogue aliens back to the Port of Earth. A gritty sci-fi action thriller from new comic book writer Zack Kaplan (ECLIPSE) and Andrea Mutti (REBELS, STAR WARS, BATMAN ETERNAL, PROMETHEUS).
Sat Mar 24th 2:30 – 5:30 at the Culver Store
Come Draw Comics with us at Pulp Fiction’s Comic Jam! What is a Comic Jam? One person draws in a beginning panel, then a different person continues with a following panel, and so on until you have a finished comic page! B.Y.O. pens. Paper and snacks are provided. FREE to Attend. Be on time if you can but we can fit you in even if you are 30 mins or an hour late. Click here for more info.
Crowdfunding Class with Madeleine Holly-Rosing
Sun April 22 at the Culver Store
Having successfully funded four Kickstarters for her comic Boston Metaphysical Society, writer/creator, Madeleine Holly-Rosing will share her very specific and practical strategies for running a crowdfunding campaign with a goal of under 10K. This class is designed for independent creators who cannot afford to hire a team or a PR person. Click here for more info.
Back in stock
Marvel Two in One #3
Amazing Spiderman #797
Gideon Falls #1
Stabbity Bunny #2
Thanos #15, #16
Amazing Spiderman #795
Amazing Spiderman #796
Get Funky with DC and Hanna-Barbera Crossovers Announcement
DC announces plans to release four all-new one-shot comics that bring some of DC’s most exciting heroes together with well-known characters from the world of Hanna-Barbera cartoons from the 1970’s (coming May 30th)
- AQUAMAN/JABBERJAW SPECIAL #1
- BLACK LIGHTNING/HONG KONG PHOOEY SPECIAL #1
- THE FLASH/SPEED BUGGY SPECIAL #1
- SUPER SONS/DYNOMUTT SPECIAL #1
Gail Simone’s is writing two new mini-series: DOMINO for Marvel Comics (April) and PLASTIC MAN for DC Comics (June)
Hawkman’s Post-Metal Title Announced with Vendetti and Hitch
Marvel Fresh Start: All-New Wolverine Becomes X-23 Again With a New #1 in June curtesy of writer Mariko Tamaki
John Byrne’s X-Men Gets an Artifact Edition From IDW in July!
DC Unveils Creator-powered Black Label Imprint
DC Entertainment has revealed details of its new imprint, Black Label, which will launch in August with non-continuity projects by a stellar creative line-up.
“Many of our perennially best-selling, critically acclaimed books were produced when we unleashed our top talent on standalone, often out-of-continuity projects featuring our most iconic characters, a prime example being Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns,” DC Entertainment Co-publisher Jim Lee said in a statement announcing DC Black Label.
The imprint will open with the following titles:
Superman: Year One from Frank Miller and John Romita Jr.
Batman: Damned from Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo
Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons from Kelly Sue DeConnick and Phil Jimenez
Wonder Woman: Diana’s Daughter (working title) from Greg Rucka
The Other History of the DC Universe from John Ridley
Batman: Last Knight on Earth from Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo
You can also watch my face talk about Black Label by clicking the link below!
(UPDATED) Marvel plans a “Fresh Start” in May
Jeff Lemire returns to Marvel for The Sentry relaunch!
Tony Stark: Iron Man is the new home of Dan Slott!
New & Noteworthy Comics
Click here for a full list of all of the week’s new releases.
Lucy Dreaming #1
Max Bemis ( Moon Knight writer and lead singer of Say Anything) and Michael Dialynas ( The Woods ) present a sweeping, coming-of-age fantasy about living your dreams.literally. In her dreams, Lucy is the hero of all her favorite stories, living each night as a grand adventure. These journeys will teach her more about herself and the real world around her than she ever expected!
Weapon H #1
AWOL Part 1
The Weapon X Program has done it again! At the cost of their own destruction, they’ve completed their biggest and possibly most dangerous experiment yet… With the strength of the Hulk and the rage and claws of Wolverine comes WEAPON H!
It’s been some time since Weapon H escaped and destroyed his creators. Now, our hero is on the run, as he tries to escape his mysterious past and seclude himself from the rest of society. But when a new kind of Wendigo threatens the lives of others, will Weapon H be able to shirk his responsibility? Does any of his humanity remain? Only the creative team of Greg Pak (INCREDIBLE HULK) and Cory Smith (X-MEN BLUE) can give you the answers!
Batman Sins of the Father #2 (of 6)
It’s a deadly game of cat and mouse as Batman tries to stop Deadshot from killing former Arkham Asylum employees, while also trying to determine just who he is and why he’s targeting them. Then Batman goes up against the Black Spider-does he work for Deadshot or one of the new mystery figures making waves in the Gotham underworld?
The Brave & Bold Batman & Wonder Woman #2
Batman finds himself drawn further into a world of Celtic myth and supernatural mysteries as Wonder Woman calls on the Dark Knight Detective to investigate the murder of a once-powerful Irish god. In a world where the normal rules of investigation don’t apply and any clue can be obscured by charms and magic, the two Justice Leaguers must rely on each other to unlock a murder someone is trying to hide.
Cave Carson Has an Interstellar Eye #1
After a year of multiverse-hopping and fighting in the Milk Wars, returning to a normal life of digging and cave-diving just isn’t the same for explorer Cave Carson. Sure, he’s got his podcast, family and that cybernetic eye, but reminiscing about times gone by isn’t the same as living. Luckily for Cave Carson and his daughter Chloe, they’re about to get sucked into an all-new adventure-literally-when they go spelunking in a black hole! But what’s caused this black hole to appears and what’s its connection to the intergalactic music sensation Star Adam?
Death of Love #2 (of 5)
Philo has found love. Well, he’s found the Cupidae, anyway. And he’s decided to interrogate one. This goes exactly as well as you’d expect, so now ALL the Cupidae are coming for him, with thousands and thousands of tiny arrows.
Kick Ass #2
KICK-ASS IS BACK.
Patience returns from combat to find her husband gone and her neighborhood in ruin. By day, she waits tables and goes to college. By night, she pulls on a mask and becomes Kick-Ass-serving justice to local scumbags and taking a cut of their cash. With every bust, her list of enemies gets longer, and the city’s worst criminals are out for her blood. Hyper-violent, high-octane brilliance KICK-ASS team, MARK MILLAR and JOHN ROMITA JR.
Mata Hari #2
In the late 19th century, a woman was defined by the men in her life. From her bankrupt father to a lecherous headmaster, Margaretha Zelle was never destined to enter high society. This notorious woman who found fame and fortune as an exotic dancer is now imprisoned as a spy, being questioned by a French military interrogator, a man determined to get her confession. But battling the wills of the men who would try to control her is nothing new to the woman who became Mata Hari . . .
Punks Not Dead #2
The ghost of dead punk rocker Sid is unlocking some pretty strange abilities in teenage geek Fergie, giving him a taste of power that he never imagined. But will he use it to clean his room, alter the solar system… or pick up girls? Meanwhile MI5’s irascible baller Dorothy Culpepper, and her nervous, new recruit, are drawn to the Extra-Usual Affairs involving a scandalous haunting in Whitechapel in “Teenage Kicks,” Part 2!
Graphic Novel Highlights
Abe Sapien Dark and Terrible HC Vol 2
When monsters began to tear down civilization, suspicion fell on Abe Sapien, who resembled the frogmen plaguing mankind. The two volumes of Dark and Terrible tell the complete story of Abe’s quest to prove his innocence as he went AWOL from the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense. Collects Abe Sapien volumes 6-8.
Cover Price: $34.99
Pulp Fiction Price:$24.49 (30% OFF)
Aliens Dead Orbit TP
After a horrific accident strikes a space station, an engineering officer must use all available tools-a timer, utility kit, and his wits-to survive an attack from the deadliest creature known to man. Collects issues #1-#4 of the thrilling and claustrophobic Aliens story Dead Orbit, penned by Orc Stain creator James Stokoe!
“This is already shaping up to be the best work in this universe since the original two films.”-Nerdist
Cover Price: $17.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $12.59 (30% OFF)
Avengers Omnibus HC Vol 3
Earth’s Mightiest Heroes assemble under the titanic talents of Roy Thomas, John Buscema, Sal Buscema, Gene Colan and Barry Windsor-Smith! It’s page after page of Avengers classics, beginning with the wedding of the Wasp and Yellowjacket! Then, Hawkeye transforms into Goliath, Ultron reemerges, Kang and the Grandmaster introduce the Squadron Sinister, the Black Panther infiltrates the Sons of the Serpent, and Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch return – and that’s just the beginning! The barbarian Arkon invades, the Lady Liberators unite, the Squadron Supreme makes the scene, and the Black Panther’s origin is revealed. This oversized Omnibus, collecting the stories that defined the Avengers and featuring every original letters page, is a must for every die-hard fan! Collecting AVENGERS (1963) #59-88, INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #140 and MARVEL SUPER-HEROES (1967) #17.
Cover Price: $100
Pulp Fiction Price: $60 (40% OFF)
Black Science TP Vol 7 Extinction is the Rule
The Eververse is collapsing under its own weight. The Dimensionauts, a ragtag collection of heroes, scientists, and anarchists from countless alternate realities, must band together and head towards the center of the Onion, the infinite-layered construct of all there is, was, and ever could be. Grant McKay created the Pillar to save the world with science, and now he must use it to save all worlds, all of creation, or doom reality itself to oblivion.
Collects BLACK SCIENCE #31-34
Cover Price: $16.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $11.89 (30% OFF)
Moonstruck TP Vol 1
SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE OF $9.99
Werewolf barista Julie and her new girlfriend go on a date to a close-up magic show, but all heck breaks loose when the magician casts a horrible spell on their friend Chet. Now it’s up to the team of mythical pals to stop the illicit illusionist before it’s too late.
The first chapter of the brand-new, all-ages, magical, coffee-laden adventure from Lumberjanes creator GRACE ELLIS and talented newcomer SHAE BEAGLE.
Cover Price: $9.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $6.99 (30% OFF)
X-Men Blue TP Vol 3 Cross Time Capers
What do you get when you mix five time-displaced teens, a time machine and one fractured timeline? You get Jean, Scott, Hank, Warren and Bobby – impromptu time cops! The original X-Men and their new allies must survive long enough to fix what went wrong with the timestream – which isn’t easy when they’re stranded in the not-too-far future. If only there were a similar group of mutant heroes that could help them out – like the X-Men 2099! The adventure through the eras continues as the Blue crew meet the original Generation X! And back in the past, they’re reunited at last with Professor X – and the villainous Magneto! But with the timestream in ruins – all the fault of the X-Men – can they fix everything that has gone wrong…even if it means battling themselves? Collecting X-MEN BLUE #16-20.
Cover Price: $15.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $9.59 (40% OFF)
Guerillas TP Vol 4
Southeast Asia, 1970. A troop of experimental chimpanzee soldiers have escaped from the U.S. Army and into the jungles of Vietnam. Despite being free from their captors, the chimps have continued to do exactly what they were trained to do… kill. But as memories of a time before the war begin to surface, the chimps are forced to question why they are fighting at all. In the thrilling finale to the series, their past finally catches up with them when they come face to face with their most fearsome enemy yet, a vengeance filled baboon named Adolf.
Cover Price: $19.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $15.99 (20% OFF)
Superman Action Comics
Since the dawn of the Rebirth era, Mr. Oz has been plotting against DC’s heroes. But when Mr. Oz at last steps from the shadows, his true identity rocks the Last Son of Krypton to his core. And if Superman refuses to join Mr. Oz’s cause, maybe Superboy will! The stakes are raised when the Last Son of Krypton is forced to choose between his son and his adopted home planet. This new hardcover features a lenticular dust jacket on the first printing only and collects ACTION COMICS #985-992.
Cover Price: $29.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $17.99 (40% OFF)
That’s it for this week!