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Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week of 3/2/16

Hello everyone!  We have a couple of Marvel deals of the week including a new book by Mark Waid and Chris Samnee (…it’s Black Widow). Power Rangers #1 is out this week as well as a new Predator series which I did a little bit of writing about here if you’re interested.

On the trade side there are some exciting releases as well including the first Tokyo Ghost TP, the first Miracleman collection by Gaiman and Buskingham, reprints of Frank Miller’s Daredevil and Elektra omnibuses, and that giant Civil War collection with literally every Civil War book in it.

If you’re tired of gnawing on the same old trading post gristle at the Long Beach store, get excited because there will be 100’s of “new” additions coming at you this week.

Finally, I did a little video on The Metabarons if you’ve ever been interested in the mad genius of Alejandro Jodorowsky. Enjoy!

See you at the bottom…

 

New Comics Highlights

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

Avengers Standoff Assault on Pleasant Hill Alpha #1 Deal of the Week $2.99!

(W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Jesus Saiz
Pleasant Hill looks like the perfect small-town community — but underneath the surface, a deadly secret lurks. One so explosive it will draw estranged allies Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson back together to save a friend in danger and put things right. But when the combined might of the Captain Americas isn’t enough, whom do they call? In the face of unspeakable evil, it’s time for the Avengers to Assemble like never before! The blockbuster spring AVENGERS event starts right here!

Black Widow #1 Deal of the Week $1.99!

(W) Chris Samnee, Mark Waid (A/CA) Chris Samnee
S.H.I.E.L.D.’S MOST WANTED! The Eisner Award-winning team of Mark Waid and Chris Samnee are taking Black Widow on the lam! Natasha has spent years gathering secrets, and when some of the darkest ones begin mysteriously going public, no one is safe. With her betrayed former confederates at S.H.I.E.L.D. on her heels and a lifetime of training and ingenuity at her disposal, Natasha’s out for answers in a knock-down-drag-out tale of action and espionage! Hidden enemies, old friends and unusual allies collide, and all eyes are on Black Widow. The chase is on!

The Discipline #1 Deal of the Week $1.99!

(W) Peter Milligan (A/CA) Leandro Fernandez
Between fighting her sister and hating her husband, Melissa still finds time to fall in lust with a stranger who’s an awful lot more than he seems. What appears to be a simple seduction is revealed as something much darker and more dangerous. This controversial and erotically-charged tale of sex, death, and metamorphosis begins with an explosion of carnality and weirdness.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1

(W) Kyle Higgins (A) Hendry Prasetya (CA) Jamal Campbell
Dive headfirst into an original, modern ongoing series that will appeal to both nostalgic fans and new readers who enjoy epic, action-adventure fantasy stories. This is Green Ranger Year One! The Green Ranger’s addition to the team has brought new instability and uncertainty to the Rangers. With remnants of Rita Repulsa’s control still stirring in the back of Tommy’s mind, he must confront the fact he may be more of a danger to his new team than a help. As Rita plays the heroes against each other, her ultimate plan begins to take form, and vengeance for the Green Ranger’s betrayal will be unleashed on Angel Grove. Also featuring a Bulk & Skull short story by Steve Orlando (Midnighter) and artist Corin Howell that puts the pair on the ultimate mission to impress Kimberly and Trini!

Predator Life and Death #1

(W) Dan Abnett (A) Brian Thies (CA) David Palumbo
Colonial Marines on the planet Tartarus battle extraterrestrial hunters over the possession of a mysterious horseshoe-shaped spaceship of unknown origin. The Weyland-Yutani rep wants the ship, and the marine captain wants to protect her crew. But neither objective is likely when a band of Predators attacks!

Graphic Novel Highlights

Batman The Dark Knight Returns HC Book and Blu-Ray Set

(W) Frank Miller (A) Frank Miller, Klaus Janson (CA) Frank Miller
Ten years after an aging Batman retired, Gotham City has sunk deeper into decadence and lawlessness. Now, when his city needs him most, the Dark Knight returns in a blaze of glory. Comes with the BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT animated movie on Blu-Ray and DVD discs! Read the book, watch the movie!

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

Black Canary

(W) Brendan Fletcher (A) Annie Wu & Various (CA) Annie Wu
After years as a crimefighter, Dinah Lance never imagined herself as a singer…but now she’d die to protect her new band of misfits and trouble magnets! Collects issues #1-7 of the red-hot new series, plus the sneak peek story from CONVERGENCE: BLUE BEETLE #2.

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

Civil War Box Set Slipcase

Get all sides to the story of Marvel’s most incendiary epic in this eleven-volume box set! When the New Warriors set off a deadly disaster in Stamford, Connecticut, the cry goes out for superhuman registration. With Iron Man heading up the pro-registration movement and Captain America leading the anti-registration camp, the Marvel Universe splits down the middle as friendships, teams and even families are torn apart. From the key stories that set the stage, to the main event, to its headline-making aftermath, the entire Civil War is fought inside one glorious slipcase – including its dramatic impacts on the Avengers, Fantastic Four, X-Men, Spider-Man and everyone else on the Front Line! Plus: an entire volume of behind-the-scenes special features that take you inside the conflict. War – this is what it’s good for! Includes CIVIL WAR PROLOGUE PREMIERE HC, CIVIL WAR PREMIERE HC, CIVIL WAR: AVENGERS PREMIERE HC, CIVIL WAR: FANTASTIC FOUR PREMIERE HC, CIVIL WAR: FRONT LINE PREMIERE HC, CIVIL WAR: MARVEL UNIVERSE PREMIERE HC, CIVIL WAR: SPIDER-MAN PREMIERE HC, CIVIL WAR: THE UNDERSIDE PREMIERE HC, CIVIL WAR: X-MEN PREMIERE HC, CIVIL WAR AFTERMATH PREMIERE HC, CIVIL WAR FILES PREMIERE HC, POSTER.

Cover Price: $500
Pulp Fiction Price: $300 (40% OFF)

Daredevil by Frank Miller Omnibus HC New Printing

(W) Various (A) Frank Miller, Klaus Janson (CA) Frank Miller
A classic Marvel hero redefined by one of comics’ greatest visionaries! Frank Miller’s spellbinding scripts and pulse-pounding pencils mark one of Daredevil’s greatest eras – but will the Kingpin and Bullseye’s efforts rob the Man Without Fear of everything he holds dear? Featuring the first appearances of Elektra, Stick and the Hand! The daring discovery that drew Ben Urich into Daredevil’s domain of darkness! And such forgotten-yet-formidable foes as Death-Stalker and the Gladiator! Traditional super-heroics mix effortlessly with mysterious martial artistry, doomed romance and dark personal drama. Take a rare look at the formative years of a brilliant comic-book creator and the series that made him famous. Guest-starring the Hulk, the Avengers, and Power Man and Iron Fist! Collecting DAREDEVIL (1964) #158-161 and #163-191, and material from WHAT IF? (1977) #28.

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

DC Comics Bombshells TP Vol 1 Enlisted

(W) Marguerite Bennett (A) Marguerite Sauvage & Various (CA) Ant Lucia
In these stories from issues #1-6 of the hit series, learn the story behind this alternate reality where the Second World War is fought by superpowered women on the front lines and behind the scenes! It all begins with the stories of Batwoman, Wonder Woman and Supergirl.
Cover Price: $16.99

Pulp Fiction Price: $10.19 (40% OFF)

Elektra by Frank Miller Omnibus HC New Printing

(W) Frank Miller (A) Bill Sienkiewicz & Various (CA) Frank Miller
Elektra is a ninja, a martial arts master, and a highly paid assassin. Once Matt Murdock’s college girlfriend, her service as the Kingpin’s personal bodyguard put her in brutal conflict with her former lover, nearly killing Daredevil in the process. Now, fan-favorite creator Frank Miller ushers his awesome assassin through good, evil, life, death, rebirth and more, in this definitive collection of the character’s most memorable solo adventures. First, following a fatal duel with Bullseye, Elektra is seemingly dead and buried. But her spirit cannot rest. Elektra claws her way back from beyond the grave, in perhaps her defining story! Then, in a tautly crafted tale of espionage and deception, Elektra must unravel a supernatural conspiracy that threatens the Presidency! Collecting ELEKTRA: ASSASSIN #1-8, ELEKTRA LIVES AGAIN, and material from BIZARRE ADVENTURES #28 and WHAT IF? (1977) #35.

Cover Price: $100
Pulp Fiction Price: $60 (40% OFF)

Harley Quinn and Power Girl TP

(W) Amanda Conner & Various (A) Stéphane Roux & Various (CA) Amanda Conner
It’s a cosmic adventure beyond your wildest imaginings: Power Girl and Harley Quinn, stranded in a forgotten dimension, on the homeworld of the amorous warlord Vartox! They’ll sacrifice anything they have to in order to get home…except their dignity! Kidding! That’ll be the first thing to go. Collecting the 6-issue miniseries!

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

Injustice Gods and Among Us Year One Complete Collection TP

(W) Tom Taylor (A) Bruno Redondo & Various
The first year of the acclaimed prequel to the video game Injustice: Gods Among Us is collected! The world is changed forever when Superman is tricked into destroying the thing he loves most. Now, the heroes of our world must decide if they are with Superman or against him.

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

Kelly Green The Complete Collection HC

(W) Leonard Starr (A/CA) Stan Drake
A cop is shot. His widow takes on a most dangerous occupation, as a go-between between the straight and criminal world.  Aided by three former convicts; she acts as an agent, brokering payoffs by insurance companies trying to recover stolen property, aiding individuals being blackmailed or paying ransom. Put all these things together and you have Kelly Green. This special edition reprints all five Kelly Green graphic novels in one volume – The Go-Between; One, Two Three, Die…, The Million Dollar Hit, The Blood Tapes, and, for the first time in English, The Comic Con Heist! Originally published in the early to mid 1980s, each graphic novel is being beautifully restored to its original black and white, with many of the pages shot from the originals.

Cover Price: $59.95
Pulp Fiction Price: $47.96 (20% OFF)

Miracleman by Gaiman and Buckingham Prem HC Vol 1

(W) Neil Gaiman (A) Mark Buckingham (CA) Joe Quesada
Award-winning writer NEIL GAIMAN (Sandman) and artist MARK BUCKINGHAM (Fables) unveil Miracleman’s Golden Age! Atop Olympus, Miracleman presides over a brave new world forged from London’s destruction. It is a world free of war, of famine, of poverty. A world of countless wonders. A world where pilgrims scale Olympus’s peak to petition their living god while, miles below, the dead return in fantastic android bodies. It is an Age of Miracles — but is humankind ready for it? Do we even want it? Is there a place for humanity in a world of gods? Gaiman and Buckingham delve into the lives of lonely idealists, rebellious schoolchildren and fracturing families, exploring the human constant in a changing world of gods and miracles. Collecting MIRACLEMAN BY GAIMAN & BUCKINGHAM #1-6.

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

Superman Unchained TP

(W) Scott Snyder (A) Jim Lee & Various (CA) Jim Lee, Scott Williams
The entire nine-issue UNCHAINED series by the superstar team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Jim Lee is collected in trade paperback! When satellites start to fall from the sky, the big question is who stopped the last one from falling. Lex Luthor, Lois Lane, Batman, Wonder Woman, eco-terrorists, the U.S. Army and, most of all, the mysterious being known as Wraith all figure in this epic story from two of comics’ hottest talents!

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

Tokyo Ghost TP Vol 1

(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Sean Murphy
The Isles of Los Angeles 2089: humanity is addicted to technology. Getting a virtual buzz is the only thing left to live for, and gangsters run it all. Who do these gangsters turn to when they need their rule enforced? Constables Led Dent and Debbie Decay are about to be given a job that will force them out of the familiar squalor of LA and into the last tech-less country on Earth: The Garden Nation of Tokyo. Collects TOKYO GHOST #1-5

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

That’s it for this week!

-Ryan