Happy Monday everybody! We have a lot in store for you over the next few months; let’s get into it! Be sure to check out recent changes in the Upcoming Events portion of the newsletter. The Graphic Novel Reading Club now has a fixed meeting date the last Sunday of every month. The next meeting is Mar 29 and they have a new theme! Moving into April, Pulp Fiction makes its first foray into gaming by hosting International Tabletop Day and we continue to host Madeleine Holly-Rosing’s ever-expanding Kickstarter workshop.
In addition to our popular deals of the week, we have a few big sales on the horizon that are too big to fit between just two Sundays! BEEEEHOOOOLD:
DEALS OF THE MONTH!
APRIL – 50% OFF ALL CONVERGENCE TITLES!
For the month of April, both Pulp Fiction locations will sell all Convergence DC event titles at 50% off the cover price. The sale does not apply to variants. The sale does not extend past the end of April. Click here four a full list of April Convergence solicits.
MAY – 50% OFF ALL SECRET WARS TITLES!
For the month of May, both Pulp Fiction locations will sell all Secret Wars Marvel event titles for 50% off the cover price. The sale does not apply to variants or other Secret Wars merchandise such as graphic novels. The sale does not extend past the end of May. Click here for the May Secret Wars solicits.
JUNE – 50% OFF ALL DC RELAUNCH #1’S!
DC is dropping a lot of new books in June. Both Pulp Fiction locations will sell them at 50% off the cover price. The sale is for the new #1’s and does not apply to other books released by DC that month. The sale does not apply to variants. The sale does not extend past the end of June. Click here for a look at what new books DC is launching in June.
Graphic Novel Reading Club
Sunday, March 29th
4 PM at Culver City Location
March’s theme will be Far Away Places. The book you bring should take place in a real world location that is not the United States of America. What stories are taking place across the world? Well, these are some you may wish to consider to get started:
Click here for more details.
International Table Top Day
Saturday, April 11th
12 PM to 6pm at Culver City Location
Bring your friends, family, and your favorite board games! We’ll have a collection of board games that range from the classics like Monopoly, to newer games like Munchkin Quest, Betrayal at House on the Hill, and more! You can read more about International Table Top day here.
Please RSVP here at Eventbrite to let us know you are coming. Space is limited. Admittance if first come, first serve.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Kickstarter / Marketing Workshop
Saturday, April 25th
2 PM at Culver City Location
Having successfully funded two Kickstarters for her comic Boston Metaphysical Society in 2014, writer/creator, Madeleine Holly-Rosing will share her very specific and practical strategies for running a successful Kickstarter. This class is designed for individual creators who cannot afford to hire a team or a PR person. For more info, visit the Art Class page.
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New Releases for 3/25/15
Make sure you click here for a full list of all of this week’s new releases.
New Comics Highlights
Hit 1957 #1 Deal of the Week $1.99
(W) Bryce Carlson (A/CA) Vanesa Del
Crime is down in Los Angeles-at least, on the surface. Mickey Cohen has been quiet since his release from prison and the LAPD has seemingly regained control of the city. But the underground is a different story. Det. Harvey Slater and company have spent the last two years focused on Domino and his Syndicate’s unrelenting infiltration, but no matter how many people the hit squad kills, the real fight for Los Angeles rages on. Meanwhile, Slater’s being hounded by Internal Affairs, Bonnie Brae is missing, and everything is falling apart at the seams.
Pastaways #1 Deal of the Week $1.99
(W) Matt Kindt (A/CA) Scott Kolins
2015: the distant past. A crash landing strands five deep-time explorers in a primitive world of internal-combustion engines and Internet 1.0 and tears a rift in space-time that spouts dinosaurs, giant robots, and other strange phenomena! Only the marooned “PastAways” can defend the twenty-first century, unless the tensions of their unexpectedly prolonged mission tear them apart!
Jem and the Holograms #1
(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Sophie Campbell (CA) Sophie Campbell, Amy Mebberson
SHOWTIME, SYNERGY! Meet JERRICA BENTON-a girl with a secret. She and her sister KIMBER team with two friends to become… JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS! But what does it mean to be JEM today? Fashion, art, action, and style collide in the most outrageous comic of 2015!
Miami Vice Remix #1 (of 5)
(W) Joe Casey (A/CA) Jim Mahfood
Iconoclastic creators Joe Casey and Jim Mahfood turn the world of Miami Vice on its head in a way that’s got to be seen to be believed! Detectives Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs are taking on crime in a city rampant with danger at every turn! An ’80s classic is now a Lion Forge reimagining for a bold, new audience!
Multiversity Ultra Comcis
(W) Grant Morrison (A) Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy (CA) Doug Mahnke
The penultimate chapter of the greatest adventure in DC’s history is here!
The acclaimed FINAL CRISIS team of Grant Morrison and Doug Mahnke reunite for a story so big it could only take place in the real world – that’s right, Earth-33 is back! With the Multiverse under attack, a team of scientists create one final savior to take on the otherworldly threat…and its name is Ultra Comics! Literally held in your hands, one being will attempt to halt the annihilation of creation – and you, the reader, will have a front-row seat as you become an integral part of the resistance! It’s another exciting, experimental story told by two of today’s top creators! You won’t want to miss this exciting issue which acts as chapter eight of THE MULTIVERSITY storyline.
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Michael Avon Oeming
An all-new chapter in the Eisner Award-winning series that turns the police procedural on its head. Walker and Deena are reunited and discover things about each other they never knew – even after all these years. Plus: an unsolvable powers case that could determine the fate of the entire Powers Department. Read the comic and see the brand-new powers TV show on the PlayStation Network. The letter column will feature exclusive behind-the-scenes info on the show from executive producer Brian Michael Bendis!
The Black Hood #2
(W) Duane Swierczynski (A) Michael Gaydos & Various (CA) Francesco Francavilla
“The Bullet’s Kiss, Part 2” The acclaimed crime series continues with another dose of deadly noir by two masters of the genre. When you steal from the underworld, the underworld will come looking for you-even if you’re a cop. Greg Hettinger has unwittingly crossed the city’s most fearsome drug lord-a man only known as “The Connection,” who sends two of his most fearsome lieutenants after Greg. It’s one thing to have trouble come knocking on your front door. But it’s another when it’s already inside your house!
(W/A/CA) Lee Bermejo
More of the mystery behind The Saint is revealed as a new challenger rises in Lost Angeles – the near-future dystopian hell created by fan-favorite Lee Bermejo (JOKER, BATMAN: NOEL).
(W) Ryan Ferrier (A/CA) Valentin Ramon
Invasion! D4VE’s crisis spirals out of control when his home life and his day job take some unexpected turns, but a new presence on 34RTH ignites his long-lost spark for battle. D4VE also faces his greatest challenge yet: fatherhood.
Curb Stomp #2
(W) Ryan Ferrier (A/CA) Devaki Neogi
Lines have been crossed and The Wrath has kidnapped one of The Fever. Now that Betty has given King Charles the perfect excuse to start a turf war, any old rules and truces have been called off. Machette Betty will have to make a decision-the safety of her town or the life of one of her own?
Legendary Star-Lord #10
(W) Sam Humphries (A/CA) Paco Medina
Chapter 9 of the BLACK VORTEX! The heroes return from Hala only to find the entire planet of Spartax in grave danger! Kitty unlocks the one thing which may leads towards the destruction of the Black Vortex. But will it be in time? And just when things could get any more dire, enter The Brood!
(W) Gerry Duggan (A) David Baldeon (CA) Orphans Cheeps
BLACK VORTEX TIE-IN! Nova joins the Guardians of the Galaxy and the X-Men for a huge adventure. With the Black Vortex itself in his possession, Sam goes on the run for his life. Good thing they call him the human rocket!
Graphic Novels Highlights
Big Hard Sex Criminals HC
(W) Matt Fraction (A/CA) Ziggy Chooch
Collecting the first ten issues of the Eisner and Harvey award-winning, TIME Magazine Best Comic of the year of our lord 2013, SEX CRIMINALS, in an oversized hardcover format guaranteed to embarrass you to order.
Cover Price: $39.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $27.99 (30% off)
LOW TP Vol 1 The Delirium of Hope
(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Greg Tocchini
Millennia ago, mankind fled the earth’s surface into the bottomless depths of the darkest oceans. Shielded from a merciless sun’s scorching radiation, the human race tried to stave off certain extinction by sending robotic probes far into the galaxy, to search for a new home among the stars. Generations later, one family is about to be torn apart, in a conflict that will usher in the final race to save humanity from a world beyond hope. Dive into an aquatic fantasy like none you’ve ever seen before, as writer RICK REMENDER (BLACK SCIENCE, Captain America) and artist GREG TOCCHINI (Last Days of American Crime) bring you a tale mankind’s final hour in the cold, deathly dark of the sea. Collects LOW #1-6.
Cover Price: $9.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $6.99 (30% off)
Big Hero 6 Manga Vol 1
(W/A/CA) Haruki Ueno
When Hiro’s kindhearted brother, Tadashi, vanishes through a portal, the boy genius is devastated. But his big brother left something to help Hiro cope with his loss – a personal health-care robot named Baymax. And when what Hiro needs more than comfort is an explanation of his brother’s disappearance, Baymax – with a few upgrades – may be just what the doctor ordered! With new friends and Baymax 2.0 by his side, Hiro is determined to get to the bottom of everything … and he might end up saving the world on his way!
Cover Price: $12
Pulp Fiction Price: $9.60 (20% off)
Batman 66 Meets the Green Hornet HC
(W) Kevin Smith, Ralph Garman (A) Ty Templeton & Various
Superstar filmmaker Kevin Smith and actor/comedian Ralph Garman reunite Batman, The Green Hornet, Robin and Kato! But what could force these rivals to join forces? How about the deadly team of General Gumm and The Joker! Don’t miss this hardcover collecting the 6-issue miniseries. Copublished with Dynamite.
Cover Price: $22.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $13.79 (40% off)
Weird Love You Know You Want It HC
(W) Joe Gill (A) Various (CA) Ogden Whitney
Your Valentine likes it hardcover…here’s the must-give book for them (or just get it for your depraved self)! “Weird Love: All You Need Is Weird Love” collects the first three issues of the so-bad-it’s-good comic book that is the buzz of geekdom! Plus a raging bonus showcase of the most bizarre and sexy romance comic book covers! Revealing foreword by Craig Yoe and Clizia Gussoni who 13th Dimension calls, “The Masters and Johnson of comics!” Fascinating introduction by Comic Book Girl 19. These vintage stories will blow your mind: “I Fell for a Commie!”, “Love of a Lunatic!”, “Yes, I was an Escort Girl!”, “Love, Honor and Swing, Baby!”, Gangster’s Girl”, “Too Fat to Frug!”…and MORE!
Cover Price: $29.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $23.99 (20% off)
She-Hulk TP Vol 2 Disorderly Conduct
(W) Charles Soule (A) Javier Pulido (CA) Kevin Wada
She-Hulk, Hellcat and Giant-Man team up to save one of Jen’s officemates – but what secret agenda does Hank Pym have? Meanwhile, She-Hulk takes on Captain America as her newest client! Someone from Cap’s past has returned to haunt them all, and She-Hulk might be his only hope – because the opposing attorney is Matt Murdock! She-Hulk and Daredevil battle it out in court and on the streets in this trial of the century – but is Captain America actually guilty after all? And at long last, it’s all come down to this: the Blue File revealed! As Hellcat investigates the mysterious, mind-altering file, She-Hulk takes on Titania – and Angie Huang just might meet her fate! Secrets are revealed and the Blue File is opened wide as Charles Soule and Javier Pulido’s acclaimed run comes to a close! Collecting SHE-HULK (2014) #7-12.
Cover Price: $15.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $9.59 (40% off)
Adventures of Superman TP Vol 3
(W) Jim Krueger & Various (A) Neil Edwards & Various (CA) Jon Bogdanove
This third volume of ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN continues to feature the best creators in comics and entertainment presenting their takes on the Man of Steel in stores from issues #11-17! Includes appearances by Toyman, Lobo, The Joker, Lex Luthor and more!
Cover Price: $16.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.19 (40% off)
Letter 44 TP Vol 2
(W) Charles Soule (A/CA) Alberto Alburquerque
Six months into his first term, President Stephen Blades is attempting to salvage his administration from the revelation he received on his Inauguration Day–an alien presence is building something in the asteroid belt, and the previous president covered it up while sending a manned mission aboard a ship names the Clarke to investigate. Blades has a plan to end the Middle Eastern wars begun by his predecessor, and to start preparing American for the truth about what’s coming… but he’s facing serious threats from within his own government and a new, mysterious danger from abroad. Meanwhile, the brave astronauts of the Clarke finally meet the aliens… but what they learn seems likely to doom the Earth.
Cover Price: $19.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $15.99 (20% off)
Roche Limit TP Vol 1
(W) Michael Moreci (A/CA) Vic Malhotra
“Our destiny is the stars, and I will lead us there.” Twenty years after this promise, billionaire Langford Skaargard’s dream of cosmic exploration is no more. Roche Limit, a colony situated on the cusp of a mysterious energy anomaly, is a melting pot of crime and terrible secrets. When Bekkah Hudson goes missing, the search to find her will plunge her sister and a cadre of the colony’s underworld figures into an odyssey that reveals a grim future for mankind. Presenting the first part of the sold-out, critically-acclaimed sci-fi trilogy! Collects ROCHE LIMIT #1-5
Cover Price: $9.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $6.99 (30% off)
Superior Spider-Man HC VOl 3
(W) Ed Brisson (A) Simon Roy & Various (CA) Michael Walsh
A term used by detectives, murder book refers to the case file on a homicide, chronicling the life of a case from murder to arrest. The graphic novel anthology Murder Book collects gritty and unrelenting crime comics by Ed Brisson (Sheltered, The Field, Sons of Anarchy) that chronicle the demise of the immoral and the innocent alike.
Cover Price: $17.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $12.59 (30% off)
Nemo River of Ghosts HC
(W) Alan Moore (A/CA) Kevin O’Neill
In a world where all the fictions ever written coalesce into a rich mosaic, it’s 1975. Janni Dakkar, pirate queen of Lincoln Island and head of the fabled Nemo family, is eighty years old and beginning to display a tenuous grasp on reality. Pursuing shadows from her past – or her imagination – she embarks on what may be a final voyage down the vastness of the Amazon, a last attempt to put to rest the blood-drenched spectres of old. With allies and adversaries old and new, we accompany an aging predator on her obsessive trek into the cultural landscape of a strange new continent, from the ruined city of Yu-Atlanchi to the fabulous plateau of Maple White Land. As the dark threads in her narrative are drawn into an inescapable web, Captain Nemo leads her hearse-black Nautilus in a desperate raid on horrors believed dead for decades.
Cover Price: $14.95
Pulp Fiction Price: $11.96 (20% off)
Wayward TP Vol 1
(W) Jim Zub (A/CA) Steven Cummings & Various
Rori Lane is trying to start a new life when she reunites with her mother in Japan, but ancient creatures lurking in the shadows of Tokyo sense something hidden deep within her, threatening everything she holds dear. Can Rori unlock the secrets of her power before it’s too late? JIM ZUB (Samurai Jack, SKULLKICKERS) and STEVE CUMMINGS (Legends of the Dark Knight, Deadshot) team-up to create an all-new Image supernatural spectacle that combines the camaraderie and emotion of Buffy with the action and mystery of Hellboy. Collects WAYWARD #1-5
Cover Price: $9.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $6.99 (30% off)
Toys & Statues
Superman The Man of Steel Statue by Moebius
DC Comics Cover Girls Vixen Statue
DESIGNED BY STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU
SCULPTED BY SAM GREENWELL
You’ll want to pounce on this sensational statue of the beautiful member of the Justice League that can take on the powers of the animal kingdom designed by renowned cover artist Stanley “Artgerm” Lau.
Limited Edition of 5,200
Measures Approximately 9.5″ Tall
That’s it for this week!